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Swaybox Studios Expands Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, Operations

06/07/2021
Swaybox Studios will expand its animation production operations under the state’s Entertainment Job Creation Program in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.

The company creates original content, featuring a unique combination of puppetry and animation, for feature films and television. To start the expansion, Swaybox will create six new permanent jobs, according to Louisiana Economic Development.

“We are thrilled to be a part of, and help to grow, the incredibly deep and talented community of Louisiana-based artists and storytellers,” co-founder and Co-CEO Theresa Andersson said. “Swaybox’s plans include the creation and production of original content for both family and adult audiences that will change the game of filmmaking. The QEC program will help us achieve the goal of creating a self-sustaining studio in greater New Orleans by enabling us to bring in the high-level talent that we need to create content that will consistently push the bounds of puppetry, animation and storytelling.”

“Louisiana is a leading destination for entertainment activity, thanks to our talented industry workforce and the excellent production infrastructure that has developed in our state,” Gov. John Bel Edwards said. “We remain committed to creating permanent, quality entertainment jobs for this important Louisiana industry. We welcome the expansion of Swaybox Studios through our Entertainment Job Creation Program.”

According to LED, Louisiana created modern-era film production tax incentives in 2002 and remains one of the leading destinations for motion picture production in the world. The industry generates hundreds of millions of dollars every year in project-based spending across the state, from episodic TV productions to feature films.

“GNO Inc. is pleased to be part of the team helping Swaybox Studios expand in Greater New Orleans and continuing to grow our digital media and entertainment sector,” said President and CEO Michael Hecht of Greater New Orleans Inc. “Swaybox’s continued expansion demonstrates how our state’s incentive programs lead directly to job creation now and for the future. As Swaybox Studios continues to entertain audiences around the world, we look forward to seeing Louisianans at work in their offices.”

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