entertainment 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 New La. Film Group President Selected http://wwno.org/post/new-la-film-group-president-selected <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Will French has been elected president of the Louisiana Film and Entertainment Association, a nonprofit trade group.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">He is with Film Production Capital.</p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 18:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26975 at http://wwno.org Sense Of Place: Ani DiFranco's Fresh Perspective On New Orleans http://wwno.org/post/sense-place-ani-difrancos-fresh-perspective-new-orleans <em>This week, </em>World Cafe<em> invites listeners to discover the music of New Orleans with the series </em><a href="http://xpn.org/sense-of-place/new-orleans" target="_blank">Sense of Place</a>.<p>As a transplant to the funky Bywater neighborhood in New Orleans, East Coast native <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/14966211/ani-difranco" target="_self">Ani DiFranco</a> has a fresh perspective on life in the Crescent City. Wed, 13 Jun 2012 23:49:59 +0000 editor 13644 at http://wwno.org Ploompf!! Pillow Fights Erupt Across The Globe http://wwno.org/post/ploompf-pillow-fights-erupt-across-globe If it's not already marked on your calendar, here's your warning: Today is International Pillow Fight Day. Cities around the world are taking the holiday seriously — as serious as a pillow fight can be, anyway.<p>Organized through Facebook and other forms of social media, the flashmob fights are often surprises for an unsuspecting public caught on a field of sudden battle. Sat, 07 Apr 2012 18:59:00 +0000 editor 8412 at http://wwno.org