Dardenne plans to seek alternative production options for Duck Dynasty family
BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — The Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana, Jay Dardenne (R), announced on Saturday, Dec. 21, that if A&E and the cast of Duck Dynasty are unable to find a resolution, he is willing to help them seek other production alternatives within the state.
Dardenne, who helped author the state’s film and television tax credits while he was a state senator, would use his influence within Louisiana’s growing motion picture industry to keep the show going.
"Regardless of one's views on Phil Robertson's statements, Duck Dynasty has been an important representation of the state of Louisiana, inspiring prospective visitors and investors since its debut,” said Dardenne. “Their show draws tens of millions of viewers each year, reaching an audience eager to visit Sportsman's Paradise. If the Robertson family cannot come to an agreement with A&E and wants to continue the show, Louisiana already has the infrastructure in place to maintain their record-breaking program.”