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Tommy Hughes

Actress Francine Segal played prison guard Georgia Ann Payne in 2001’s Monster’s Ball, starring Billy Bob Thornton, Halle Berry and the late Heath Ledger. “I had a gun. It was a lot of fun,” said Segal.

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.

Will French has been elected president of the Louisiana Film and Entertainment Association, a nonprofit trade group.

He is with Film Production Capital.

Other new officers include Lampton Enochs of Moonbot Studios LA LLC, vice president; Scott Niemeyer of Gold Circle Entertainment, treasurer; and Diego Martinez of Millennium Studios, secretary.

The group works to expand the entertainment industry in Louisiana.

This week, World Cafe invites listeners to discover the music of New Orleans with the series Sense of Place.

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.