Pixel Magic to open studio in Louisiana

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Posted: Nov 06, 2009 5:38 PM

Pixel Magic, which creates digital visual effects for film and television, announced Friday that it will open a Louisiana studio in December.

The studio will be located at the Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise center in Lafayette. Officials said the company will create 12 jobs within the first year and 40 jobs within three years.

Pixel Magic has worked on films like "Marley & Me," "Get Smart" and "Mr. and Mrs. Smith."

Company vice president Ray Scalice said Pixel Magic chose Louisiana because of its variety of locations, the growth of the film industry in the state and its lucrative tax breaks for film production and digital media.

"Pixel Magic's decision to locate in Louisiana will send a signal to Hollywood and to other leading digital media companies that Louisiana is a major player in the digital media industry," Gov. Bobby Jindal said in a statement.

The LITE center will give Pixel Magic one free year of office space.