A half built facade will soon replicate the white house in Millenium Films new big budget movie, set to be shot here locally.
"White House Taken," starring Gerard Butler will begin shooting sometime this summer. Before that happens, a white house replica is being constructed down the street from the Century Link Center.
David "Rocky" Rockett with the Greater Bossier Economic Development Foundation says the number of jobs created to build the facade is affecting many areas in a positive way.
"When you bring a new film like that, Bossier gets a piece of it, Shreveport gets a piece of it, Webster gets a piece of it, DeSoto gets a piece of it, we all have to answer to what the producers are looking for," said Rockett.
Industries that are seeing the most jobs and money created are lumber companies and trade services. The increase has pumped hundreds of thousands of dollars into our local economy. Rockett says this doesn't include movies previously filmed here.
"The film industry for this market in the past five years has generated in the neighborhood of a billion dollars for northwest Louisiana, that's significant, that's a new industry we didn't have five years ago," said Rockett.
No time table has been set for when construction will be finished on the white house facade. Shooting for the film "White House Taken" will take place throughout the summer.