Active Entertainment has moved from Lafayette to Raleigh Studios at Celtic Media Centre, adding 5,000 square feet of production space to the Baton Rouge facility.
Active has also relocated its post-production facilities to the LITE Center in Lafayette under a deal with the Lafayette Economic Development Authority and the Opportunity Machine, a local organization that works to accelerate the growth of technology start-ups.
Active Entertainment signed a three-year lease for the production space.
In a news release, Patrick Mulhearn, director of studio operations for Celtic Media Centre, said Active Entertainment is a true anchor tenant and the expansion is a big win for Raleigh Studios, located off Airline Highway near Interstate 12, and the area.
Active Entertainment has been in business since 1993 and has been based solely in Lafayette since early 2008, according to spokeswoman Ashley Fabre.
The company has 25 full-time employees.
Active has produced 12 feature-length films.
In Lafayette, Active is adding staff in development, production and post-production departments to enhance and enlarge its film activities.
The company is starting up a music division, which will be led by Lafayette composer Andrew Morgan Smith.
The music division will be able to score music for feature films to assist producers in qualifying for tax incentives.
As the music division grows, Active will begin hiring musicians and employees, Fabre said.
Projects will continue to be shot at Active’s Lafayette production campus as well as in New Orleans and Baton Rouge.