Louisiana Musicians Aiming for Film Scoring
New Orleans, La. – New Orleans-based composer Jay Weigel is working on spreading the word in the industry about tax credits and talent that are available in Louisiana.
He and Carondelet Music Group Partner Joel C. High, who's based in Los Angeles, set up a recording session with 70 musicians at Loyola University specifically for scoring. He said he became inspired to attract more business here after he recorded the score for Tyler Perry's "Madea's Family Reunion" in New Orleans in January 2006.
The state Economic Development Department helped set up the training session for four Hollywood composers. One was Chris Beck, who scored "Under the Tuscan Sun." Here's what he wrote for the training session.