International visual effects company Pixomondo announced that it will open its 12th facility in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in May at the Celtic Media Centre adjacent to Raleigh Studios Louisiana. The occasion was marked with a press conference together with Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, Baton Rouge Mayor-President Melvin “Kip” Holden and Pixomondo founder Thilo Kuther held at the Celtic Media Centre.
“Opening an office in Baton Rouge fits perfectly with our overall company vision. Louisiana offers a very generous production tax rebate that we can pass on to our clients to bolster our project load as well as our growing teams in Los Angeles, London and Germany – not to mention China and Canada,” said Kuther. “Baton Rouge is a beautiful city with a wealth of resources. We’ve already connected with the Louisiana State University science department to help set up remote render farms and virtualization with our other studios.”
Pixomondo plans to open the facility with between 50-70 staff servicing film, television and commercial productions shooting both in Louisiana and around the world as part of the company’s worldwide network.
Louisiana has been offering a generous 30-35% tax incentive for film and television production since 2002 and has lured many projects as a result. Several recent productions shot in the state include Battleship, the Twilight series, Battle LA, and Green Lantern.