Scene Weekly recently published an article about M.C. Gainey and the Louisiana film industry (pgs. 28-29). M. C. Gainey is most famous for his roles as Mr. Friendly in Lost and Bo Crowder in Justified, and he spends most of the article talking about his experiences on both shows (Warning: major spoilers for both shows are included in the article).
The most interesting part of the article is where he discusses how the Louisiana film industry has changed over the last few years. Film productions used to go to New Orleans to shoot low-budget films, but now the low labor and production costs are attracting $80 million major blockbusters. Indeed, in addition to Django Unchained, other blockbusters that have been recently filmed in Louisiana include The Expendables 2 and the upcoming Ender’s Game. It will certainly be interesting to see where this trend of filming major movies outside of California goes over the next few years.
P.S. Big thanks to Richie J. Ladner who sent me this article. I really appreciate it when readers send me links and fan art! Feel free to email me or leave a comment when you see something that you think should be posted here.