business

Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Out To Lunch: Tinsel Town

Lenny Alsfeld and Susan Brennan, with Peter Ricchiuti.
Credit Grant Morris / It's New Orleans

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.

Read more
Music Inside Out with Gwen Thompkins
2:00 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Scott Aiges And The Music Business

Credit Guillaume Laurent / Flickr

Artist royalties, mechanical royalties, revenue streams and recording contracts have been the bread-and-butter of Scott Aiges.

He's managed musicians (Astral Project, The Continental Drifters, and Royal Fingerbowl to name just three) through the years and he teaches the business of music at Tulane. For awhile he was a music critic at The Times-Picayune. And he's even worked in the halls of power, serving as the director of music business development for the City of New Orleans. 

He knows the business.

Read more
Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Out To Lunch: Social Media Angel

Chris Schulz, Peter Ricchiuti and McKenzie Coco.
Credit Jason Saul / WWNO

This week on Out to Lunch: Chris Schulz is founder of angel investor Voodoo Ventures and NOLA IT-central Launchpad. Once you get your business up and running McKenzie Coco's FSC Interactive will get you noticed. As will your hip sunglasses from KREWE du optic.

Read more
Business
4:12 am
Tue December 10, 2013

BP Argues Companies Are Unfairly Cashing In On 2010 Spill

The Deepwater Horizon oil rig burns in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010.
Gerald Herbert AP

Originally published on Tue December 10, 2013 11:56 am

Oil giant BP is challenging hundreds of millions of dollars in claims that were filed by businesses after the company's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The total price tag for BP's oil spill is huge — $42.5 billion. At issue here is a fraction of that — but still a lot of money. BP says $540 million has been awarded to businesses for losses that "are either nonexistent, exaggerated or have nothing to do with the Deepwater Horizon accident."

Read more
Take Five
5:25 am
Mon December 9, 2013

Hollywood South Casting Finds Local Talent, Anywhere

A 'casting composite'.
Credit Allen Murabayashi

Thanks to today’s technology, we can now do many things without leaving the comfort of our homes.  That now includes becoming a movie star. Casting director James Bearb, founder and CEO of Hollywood South Casting discusses this evolving facet of the film industry.  

Read more
Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

From A To B: Absinthe To Beer

Jedd Haas, Argyle Wolfknapp and Kirk Coco.
Grant Morris It's New Orleans

This week on Out to Lunch, we wonder: what kind of business person looks at the New Orleans landscape and decides we need more booze? Kirk Coco from NOLA Brewing and Jedd Haas from Atelier Vie, that's who.

Plus, what's next for Idea Village prize winning biz Your Nutrition Delivered?

Read more
Business & Technology
11:30 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Shreveport-based Juma Labs launches Flip Quiz

Juma Labs creator Justin Martin (left), and business partner, Ron De Benedetti, are creating apps that tie into the popular online flash card tool site, Quizlet.

Shreveport programming firm Juma Labs has released an app that is a complement to the popular online flash card tool, Quizlet, used by students to study for tests. Justin Martin was inspired to write the program called Flip Quiz after seeing so many of his high school friends diligently make Quizlet flash cards, but never study them. He said his Flip Quiz program sends the user their flash card questions via text messages.

Read more
11:51 am
Wed December 4, 2013

NY Times: New Orleans Restaurant Scene Rises, Reflecting A Richer City

Lead in text: 
The New York Times examines the exploding number of new restaurants in New Orleans, and touches on the impacts and future implications of a service focus on the city's economy.
NEW ORLEANS - By one count there were already 65 restaurants on the three miles of Magazine Street, a major artery through this city's upscale districts. But on a recent Monday, diners were eager for No. 66. The minute the lights went on at Ivy, an autumnal little lounge with an as-seen-on-TV chef, the curious were at the door.
Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Thu November 28, 2013

Out To Lunch: You Smell Lucky

Peter Ricchiuti, Amy Wendel and Jerry Strahan.
Credit Grant Morris / It's New Orleans

Jerry Strahan has been wrangling Lucky Dogs vendors for nearly 40 years and has the stories to prove it. Amy Wendel carries on the family tradition of Hove, the French Quarter's French Creole perfumery.

Plus, Amy and Jerry pay it forward with online marketers Ember Networks.

Read more
Out To Lunch
4:37 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Out To Lunch: Meat 'N Eggs

Tess Monaghan, Peter Ricchiuti and Seth Hamstead.
Credit Grant Morris / It's New Orleans

Good local meat meets local Good Eggs. Seth Hamstead from full-service butcher Cleaver & Co., and Tess Monaghan from online farmer's market Good Eggs, are leading the local revolution back to the future of good, old fashioned, locally grown, seasonal and sustainable food. And they deliver.

Read more

Pages