film industry en 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 More Movie Theaters May Soon Be Allowed To 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 Take Five: Oscar-Nominated Makeup Artist Hopes To Win For Her Work In 'Dallas Buyers Club' <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 Out To 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 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="" 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 Shreveport's Moonbot Studios boosts Chipotle's 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 Louisiana Film Prize narrows to 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 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="" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 15:19:00 +0000 Jim Engster 41428 at Mostly Out-Of-State Filmmakers Vie For Louisiana Film Prize Organizers of the <a href="">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 Film Crews Descend On 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