Louisiana won ‘Battle: Los Angeles,’ with tax credits

In the upcoming movie "Battle: Los Angeles," L.A. represents the last stand for humankind in a fight against invading aliens.

The action-packed film, however, was mostly shot in the other LA: Louisiana.

Having Baton Rouge and Shreveport stand in for Santa Monica, Calif., and L.A. might seem as preposterous as aliens attacking the city.

But several factors drew filmmakers to the Bayou State, chief among them a generous film tax credit.

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