Take Five http://wwno.org en Take Five: Inside Esplanade Studios http://wwno.org/post/take-five-inside-esplanade-studios <p><em>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. Mon, 12 Aug 2013 05:12:11 +0000 Brian Friedman 41465 at http://wwno.org Take Five: Filmmaker John Ritchie On The Making of 'Shell Shocked' http://wwno.org/post/take-five-filmmaker-john-ritchie-making-shell-shocked <p></p><p>While working at a Recovery School District after-school program five years ago, filmmaker John Ritchie noticed a disturbing connection between all of the kids.</p><p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 17:48:44 +0000 Brian Friedman 39015 at http://wwno.org Take Five: Hollywood South Makes Room For French Film http://wwno.org/post/take-five-hollywood-south-makes-room-french-film <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s summertime, the kids are out of school, and Hollywood is, once again, following the money.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“Right now you can literally go see <em>Fast and Furious 6</em> at practically any theater in the city, said John </span>Desplas<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, artistic director for the <a href="http://neworleansfilmsociety.org/" target="_blank">New Orleans Film Society</a>, “and it’s starting in 20 minutes on one of the 20 screens.”</span></p> Sun, 09 Jun 2013 19:28:54 +0000 Brian Freidman 37099 at http://wwno.org Take Five: Studio Artists Enter Hollywood Studios http://wwno.org/post/take-five-studio-artists-enter-hollywood-studios <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New </span>Orleanians<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are well-schooled in the concept of lagniappe — a little something extra or unexpected. And thanks to artist and prop maker Luis </span>Colmenares<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, that notion now extends into the local film industry.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On one of the first films he worked on, </span>Colmenares<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> noticed how hard everyone was working, particularly the crew.&nbsp;“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.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 28 May 2013 15:37:36 +0000 Brian Friedman 36261 at http://wwno.org A Food Stylist Goes to Hollywood http://wwno.org/post/food-stylist-goes-hollywood <p>Brian Friedman chats with Kendall Gensler, a <a href="http://nolavie.com/2013/03/local-chef-carves-out-unique-niche-in-film-industry-21321.htm" target="_blank">New Orleanian who’s become the go-to woman in her field</a> of food styling, on the third installment of Take Five, a look inside the growing local film industry through the eyes of those who are shaping it.</p><p>Gensler has some of the biggest names in Hollywood licking their lips in excitement… or at least, pretending to. To read more from Brian Friedman, visit <a href="http://nolavie.com/" target="_blank">Nolavie.com</a>.</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 10:01:00 +0000 Brian Friedman 30855 at http://wwno.org From Food to Film: The Brennans Take (Southern) Hollywood http://wwno.org/post/food-film-brennans-take-southern-hollywood <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this week's edition of Take Five, a quick look inside the growing local film industry through those who are shaping it, we hear from a</span><a href="http://www.neworleans-food.com/index.php" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank"> local restaurant extraordinaire</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> who's just taken on</span><a href="http://secondlinestages.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank"> a new endeavor with Hollywood South</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Brian Friedman 29389 at http://wwno.org Jazz Vocalist Germaine Bazzle; Artist Cynthia Scott; Brian Friedmann on Film Industry http://wwno.org/post/jazz-vocalist-germaine-bazzle-artist-cynthia-scott-brian-friedmann-film-industry <p>This week on<em> Inside the Arts</em>, 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&nbsp;important issues.&nbsp; Then, we get an inside look&nbsp;at our growing local film industry.</p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 19:30:00 +0000 Diane Mack 27538 at http://wwno.org Hollywood South on the Rise http://wwno.org/post/hollywood-south-rise <p></p><p></p><p>WWNO, in collaboration with Nolavie.com, brings you <em>Take Five</em>: 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 <a href="http://www.filmneworleans.org/" target="_blank">office</a><a href="http://www.filmneworleans.org/" target="_blank"> of cultural economy</a> continues to incentivize our city. Mon, 21 Jan 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Brian Friedman 27352 at http://wwno.org