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Louisiana touts renewed production of 2 TV series

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's economic development department says two television series made in the state are resuming production, with multimillion-dollar payrolls for state residents.
  
The department says Delta Blues Productions LLC - which is part of Warner Bros. Entertainment - will produce a third season of "Queen Sugar" for the Oprah Winfrey Network. And, the department says in a Monday news release, the company has begun filming on the second season of "Claws" for Turner Network Television.
  
The department estimates that "Queen Sugar" production costs for the third season will be more than $33 million, including nearly $9 million in resident payroll.
  
Louisiana expenditures on production of the second season of Claws are expected to surpass $35 million, including $12 million in Louisiana resident payroll.

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