film industry http://wwno.org en Hollywood South Expanding Clean Energy Options http://wwno.org/post/hollywood-south-expanding-clean-energy-options <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hollywood South is expanding in a new direction. A new eco-friendly trailer just unveiled in New Orleans is available for </span>A-listers<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and others involved in the film industry.</span></p><p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 12:20:38 +0000 Eileen Fleming 61927 at http://wwno.org More Movie Theaters May Soon Be Allowed To Serve Alcohol http://wwno.org/post/more-movie-theaters-may-soon-be-allowed-serve-alcohol <p>Legislation legalizing the sale of alcohol at more movie theaters won final passage Friday in the Louisiana legislature, the Times-Picayune reports.<br /><br />Senate Bill 654 narrowly passed the House. It would allow movie theaters to obtain liquor licenses as long as the alcohol sales are separate from other concessions being sold.<br /><br />It now heads to Governor Jindal for a signature to become law.</p><p>Five Louisiana movie theaters received their liquor permits prior to 1994, and already sell alcohol.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 21:31:28 +0000 Associated Press 61734 at http://wwno.org Take Five: Oscar-Nominated Makeup Artist Hopes To Win For Her Work In 'Dallas Buyers Club' http://wwno.org/post/take-five-oscar-nominated-makeup-artist-hopes-win-her-work-dallas-buyers-club-0 <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 01:33:09 +0000 Brian Friedman 53930 at http://wwno.org Out To Lunch: Tinsel Town http://wwno.org/post/out-lunch-tinsel-town <p><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 19px;">The film business continues to grow so quickly that the term "Hollywood South" is becoming less of a quaint marketing moniker and more literally true with every movie that shoots here. Part of the reason for the growth is financial — state tax credits — and the other part is the crew and facilities now available here.</span></p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 19:00:30 +0000 Peter Ricchiuti 50603 at http://wwno.org Hollywood South Casting Finds Local Talent, Anywhere http://wwno.org/post/hollywood-south-casting-finds-local-talent-anywhere <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Thanks to today’s technology, we can now do many things without leaving the comfort of our homes. &nbsp;That now includes becoming a movie star. Casting director James&nbsp;Bearb, founder and CEO of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.hollywoodsouthcasting.com/" target="_blank">Hollywood South Casting</a>&nbsp;discusses this evolving facet of the film industry.</em>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 11:25:00 +0000 Brian Friedman 49701 at http://wwno.org Shreveport's Moonbot Studios boosts Chipotle's profile http://wwno.org/post/shreveports-moonbot-studios-boosts-chipotles-profile The new online animated short commercial for Chipotle Mexican Grill has gone viral -- more than 5 million YouTube views and counting. It has Shreveport creative firm Moonbot Studios to thank. Wed, 18 Sep 2013 16:35:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 44188 at http://wwno.org Louisiana Film Prize narrows to 20 finalists http://wwno.org/post/louisiana-film-prize-narrows-20-finalists Twenty filmmakers have advanced in the Louisiana Film Prize contest vying for a $50,000 prize that will be handed out in October. Fri, 16 Aug 2013 15:56:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 41870 at http://wwno.org MONDAY: LA Lottery President Rose Hudson, Film Director Cleve Bailey http://wwno.org/post/monday-la-lottery-president-rose-hudson-film-director-cleve-bailey Jim visits with Louisiana Lottery President Rose Hudson about frequent winners, recent changes to popular games and making millionaires in Louisiana.<p>Cleve Bailey talks with Jim about the Louisiana Film Industry and the new documentary he is working on about Trayvon Martin.<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2013/08/JES_081213.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 15:19:00 +0000 Jim Engster 41428 at http://wwno.org Mostly Out-Of-State Filmmakers Vie For Louisiana Film Prize http://wwno.org/post/mostly-out-state-filmmakers-vie-louisiana-film-prize Organizers of the <a href="http://www.lafilmprize.com">Louisiana Film Prize </a>in Shreveport say this year’s entries are mostly coming from filmmakers outside the Bayou State. Executive director Gregory Kallenberg expects another big turnout for the festival weekend in October when a panel of judges and the audience decide which film will receive a $50,000 cash payout. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 14:22:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 37400 at http://wwno.org Film Crews Descend On Shreveport Preparing Louisiana Film Prize Entries http://wwno.org/post/film-crews-descend-shreveport-preparing-louisiana-film-prize-entries Over the past few weeks, a number of small film crews have taken to the streets of Shreveport. They’ve been shooting all around northwest Louisiana, like in a vacant former restaurant in the Highland neighborhood. They’re making short films – that must be shot locally&#160;– to enter into this year’s Louisiana Film Prize contest.<p>Candace McGowen is a nurse practitioner in Memphis. She and seven crew members loaded their gear into two vehicles and caravanned to Shreveport recently for a long weekend shoot. Wed, 12 Jun 2013 13:17:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 37318 at http://wwno.org