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Program A: Film and Video

Program Authorization: R.S. 51:2133

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Louisiana's rich and unique natural and cultural heritage provides vast opportunities for film and video production. This program's mission is to promote film and video production in the state to film industry decision-makers and to help filmmakers to optimize their production experiences in the state. The success of this program will enhance Louisiana’s economy through increased employment and increased tax revenues and ensure an accurate and positive portrayal of the state in film projects. The goal of the program is to increase the economic impact of the film and video industry in Louisiana. This program consists of only one activity, Film and Video.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

Unless otherwise indicated, all objectives are to be accomplished during or by the end of FY 1999-2000. Performance indicators are made up of two parts: name and value. The indicator name describes what is being measured. The indicator value is the numeric value or level achieved within a given measurement period. For budgeting purposes, performance indicator values are shown for the prior fiscal year, the current fiscal year, and alternative funding scenarios (continuation budget level and Executive Budget recommendation level) for the ensuing fiscal year (the fiscal year of the budget document).

 

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded with General Fund and Fees and Self-generated Revenues. The Fees and Self-generated Revenues are derived from the sale of advertising space in the trade journal Louisiana Motion Picture Directory and participation by local entities in marketing endeavors promoting the film and video industry in Louisiana.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

$798,645

$853,645

8

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$798,645

$853,645

8

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET – November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$26,051

$26,051

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998 – 1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$7,737

$7,737

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999 – 2000

$8,583

$8,583

 

 

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$53

$53

0

 

Civil Service Fees

$17,339

$17,339

0

 

Other Adjustments – position swap – Dept. Asst. Secretary - Unclassified

 

 

 

 

 

$858,408

$913,408

8

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$59,763

$59,763

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 107.0% of the existing operating budget. It represents 77.8% of the total request ($1,174,240) for this program. The (7.0%) increase is due to: full funding of merit increases, annualization of merits, providing funds for acquisitions, and full funding of the Deputy Assistant Secretary. This program has no positions which have been vacant for one (1) year or more.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$160,409

 

The Graham Group, Inc. - to provide Advertising and promotional campaign specifically targeted to prospective filmmakers and location specialists showcasing Louisiana as a locations major film production. Designated ad agency will accomplish this task through (1) trade journal advertising; (2) direct mail campaign; and, (3) promotional materials and any other means.

 

 

 

$160,409

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

$44,429

 

To cover promotional expenses of: (1) trade show participation, i.e., annual Cineposium and Location Expo; (2) traveling and scouting with production companies' personnel; and, (3) needed resource materials, etc., incurred in promoting Louisiana as an on-site film location to prospective film makers and location scouts, writers, producers, etc., for movies, television pilots and/or specials, commercials, documentaries and music videos

$55,000

 

For the production of the annual film and video directory of resource sites, facilities, services, crews and tax incentives with regard to film and video production on-site in Louisiana. The directory is disseminated to all location managers, scouts, production managers and other production company staff who are interested in filming on-site in Louisiana

 $200,000

 

For a joint venture between UNO and Jefferson Parish for the operations of a film studio 

     

$299,429

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$579

 

Department of Civil Service for personnel services

$46

 

Division of Administration - Comprehensive Public Training Program (CPTP) for training services

$343

 

Division of Administration - Uniform Payroll System (UPS)

$75

 

Division of Administration- Office of State Mail Operations for messenger mail services

 

 

 

$1,043

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

 

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$2,943

 

Replace 1 computer and printer

 $5,640

 

Two Laptop-Pentium Computers

     

$8,583

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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