Hollywood South http://wwno.org en Take Five: New Orleans Dialect Coach Provides Dose Of Authenticity http://wwno.org/post/take-five-new-orleans-dialect-coach-provides-dose-authenticity <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Actress Francine Segal played prison guard Georgia Ann Payne in 2001’s </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Monster’s Ball</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, starring Billy Bob Thornton, Halle Berry and the late Heath Ledger. “I had a gun. It was a lot of fun,” said Segal.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There was some trouble on the set, however, as Ledger was not getting along with the dialect coach that had been brought in from L.A. to help him learn the thick Georgia accent his role called for.</span></p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 11:16:00 +0000 Brian Friedman 52002 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 Take Five: James Franco's 'Sal' Reveals True Sal Mineo http://wwno.org/post/take-five-james-francos-sal-reveals-true-sal-mineo <p><i>He was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in </i>Rebel Without a Cause. <i>At the height of his fame, he needed bodyguards to help him get through mobs of adoring fans. And, in the prime of his life, he died tragically. Not James Dean — Sal Mineo. James Franco’s recently released biopic&nbsp;follows the last day of Mineo's brief life.</i></p><p></p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 06:41:50 +0000 Brian Friedman 47478 at http://wwno.org Take Five: For Filmmaker, 'Tradition Is A Temple' http://wwno.org/post/take-five-filmmaker-tradition-temple <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">People come from all over the world to experience traditional New Orleans music. But not everyone has that privilege. For those who can't make the trip, <a href="http://nolavie.com/2013/10/documentary-lets-you-jam-with-new-orleans-greats-54266.html" target="_blank">a new documentary </a>may be the next best thing. &nbsp;</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When Darren Hoffman heard the song "Discipline Strikes Again" by Jason </span>Marsalis<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, something clicked in his mind.</span></p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 10:02:00 +0000 Brian Friedman 45766 at http://wwno.org Take Five: LSU Alumni Present 'King of Herrings' http://wwno.org/post/take-five-lsu-alumni-present-king-herrings <p><em>Looking towards the upcoming New Orleans Film Festival, &nbsp;actors David Jensen and Joe Chrest discuss their entry, </em><a href="http://www.kingofherrings.com/" target="_blank">King of Herrings</a><em>. These are two of five men that met back when they attended LSU, but never had the chance to collaborate. We find out what it was like for them to finally make a movie together after 25 years.</em></p><p> Sun, 08 Sep 2013 14:45:00 +0000 Brian Friedman 43454 at http://wwno.org Inside The Arts With A Truckload Of Ink; The What Cheer? Brigade; And Esplanade Studios http://wwno.org/post/inside-arts-truckload-ink-what-cheer-brigade-and-esplanade-studios <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Inside the Arts,&nbsp;</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">we talk with playwright Jim </span>Fitzmorris<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and actor A.J. Allegra about The NOLA Project’s <a href="http://www.nolaproject.com/" target="_blank">latest production</a>,&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">A Truckload of Ink.&nbsp;</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It is&nbsp;an original work exploring massive changes at a New Orleans newspaper.</span></p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 18:30:00 +0000 Diane Mack 43106 at http://wwno.org 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 Films And Festivals On Out To Lunch http://wwno.org/post/films-and-festivals-out-lunch <p></p><p class="p1">The party never ends in New Orleans! Films and festivals roll on through the summer.</p><p>Andre Champagne's massive fleet of <a href="http://www.hollywoodtrucksllc.com/" target="_blank">Hollywood Trucks</a> keeps the Hollywood South industry rolling, and A.J.Niland's New Orleans-based <a href="http://www.hukaentertainment.com/" target="_blank">HUKA<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Entertainment</span></a> stages some of the nation's biggest and brightest music festivals.</p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Peter Ricchiuti 38576 at http://wwno.org