After four months of shooting, local filming of “Twilight: Breaking Dawn” parts one and two wrapped last week. The movie is the highest-profile project to film in Baton Rouge and brought new national attention to the area.
“The impact from this is remarkable beyond the dollars spent,” says Amy Mitchell-Smith, executive director of the Baton Rouge Film Commission. “Twilight is a pop cultural phenomenon, and this really got the Baton Rouge brand out to the world.”
Mitchell-Smith says the city benefited from publicity, such as star Kristen Stewart talking about staying in Baton Rouge in a recent Vogue magazine cover story.
According to estimates, Breaking Dawn filming pumped $98.2 million into the local economy. Breaking Dawn part one is set for release Nov. 18; the second movie will come out a year later.
Source: Louisiana Entertainment via team-twilight