Law Offices of Sherrill I. Davidson

Entertainment Law


Entertainment, Film and Sports Law Attorney

Sherrill I. Davidson, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

In 2002, the Louisiana legislature enacted an aggressive tax incentive plan to provide incentives for film production in Louisiana. The Louisiana Motion Picture Incentive Act provides several tax credits to qualified, Louisiana-based production companies making use of local resources in their film or video productions. In order to take full advantage of these incentives, speak with an attorney experienced in helping production companies and investors successfully navigate the law.

Call the Law Office of Sherrill I. Davidson at 225-346-1999 to schedule an appointment with an experienced Louisiana entertainment law attorney. You can also contact me online.

Assisting in the Development of Projects for Film Based Tax Credits: Helping Production Companies, Individuals and Investors

For more than 25 years, I have helped clients protect their interests and use the law to help their Baton Rouge and Lafayette area businesses flourish. In order to make full use of the tax benefits built into the Louisiana Motion Picture Incentive Act, your production must organize an LLC in Louisiana. The program creates a tax credit of 25 percent of film- or video-related Louisiana-based production expenses over $300,000. The incentive can be used to make your project more financially viable or to offset production costs.

Louisiana also has a separate Labor Tax Credit providing an additional 10 percent payroll tax credit on Louisiana residents employed in your Louisiana-based video or film production. An experienced entertainment lawyer can help guide you through the process of determining if your production qualifies for either the Labor Tax Credit or the Louisiana Motion Picture Incentive Act tax credit.

Other Entertainment Legal Services

  • I can assist your production or investment company interested in purchasing real estate start up a production company
  • I prepares and review music artist contracts, music producer contracts, as well as music publishing agreements

To learn more about how Louisiana's incentive-laden tax credit programs can make your film or video production more profitable and successful, call the Law Offices of Sherrill I. Davidson at 225-346-1999 to schedule an appointment. You can also contact my office online.

My office hours are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Evening and weekend hours available by appointment.


Law Offices Of Sherrill I. Davidson
427 South Foster Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: 225-346-1999
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The Law Offices Of Sherrill I. Davidson serves Baton Rouge, Gonzales, Prairieville, Denham Springs, Walker, Port. Allen, St.Francisville, Lafayette, Crowley, New Iberia and Livingston, Louisiana. I also serve other communities in East Baton Rouge Parish, West Baton Rouge Parish, East Feliciana Parish, West Feliciana Parish, Livingston Parish, Ascension Parish, St.James Parish, Lafayette Parish, Iberia Parish, St.Landry Parish and St. Martin Parish in the Baton Rouge and Lafayette areas.