While local film production has exploded and Hollywood has infiltrated the city, post-production, specifically sound production, has lagged. But there's a new facility in town, which is now the largest recording studio in the state. This may change the game when it comes to audio for big time film projects.
It’s summertime, the kids are out of school, and Hollywood is, once again, following the money.
“Right now you can literally go see Fast and Furious 6 at practically any theater in the city, said John Desplas, artistic director for the New Orleans Film Society, “and it’s starting in 20 minutes on one of the 20 screens.”
Brian Friedman talks to local artist Luis Colmenares on working in Hollywood South's film industry.
New Orleanians are well-schooled in the concept of lagniappe — a little something extra or unexpected. And thanks to artist and prop maker Luis Colmenares, that notion now extends into the local film industry.
On one of the first films he worked on, Colmenares noticed how hard everyone was working, particularly the crew. “The actors are great and everything else, but you see the Best Boy and the makeup girl and the lighting guy and all these different people, and you get to meet them and they’re real,” he said.
This week on Inside the Arts, we visit with New Orleans jazz vocalist Germaine Bazzle. We'll journey to the St. Claude Arts District where a local artist is shedding light on important issues. Then, we get an inside look at our growing local film industry.
WWNO, in collaboration with Nolavie.com, brings you Take Five: an inside look into the growing local film industry with the people shaping it. On this week's edition, Brian Friedmann reports how the mayor's office of cultural economy continues to incentivize our city.