Second Line Stages
New Orleans, Louisiana
Federal HTC: $3,300,000
Federal NMTC: $10,000,000
Project Cost: $45,200,000
Jobs: >200 temp construction, >1,200 new high-paying full-time perm
Poverty Rate: 24.2%
Unemployment Rate: 11.8%
SLS Redevelopment, LLC has successfully completed the development of New Orleans' first large-scale, state-of-the-art film production facility. Consisting of two historic warehouses and a new 18,000-square-foot building, the facility contains 90,000 square feet of production and office space.
In partnership with the Kingsley House, a local community organization, Second Line Stages also directs several community initiatives including educational programming for at-risk youth, apprenticeship programs, and neighborhood security and safety initiatives.
As the only Hollywood-quality film studio in the Greater New Orleans region, Second Line Stages plays an important role in New Orleans' expanding film industry. The SLS facility is designed to house an entire film production, and contains office space for crew, actors' dressing rooms, soundstages and a 49-seat digital screening theater. Second Line Stages is also the first full-scale LEED-certified production studio in the US.