film industry

A Food Stylist Goes to Hollywood

Mar 25, 2013

Brian Friedman chats with Kendall Gensler, a New Orleanian who’s become the go-to woman in her field of food styling, on the third installment of Take Five, a look inside the growing local film industry through the eyes of those who are shaping it.

Gensler has some of the biggest names in Hollywood licking their lips in excitement… or at least, pretending to. To read more from Brian Friedman, visit Nolavie.com.

On this week's edition of Take Five, a quick look inside the growing local film industry through those who are shaping it, we hear from a local restaurant extraordinaire who's just taken on a new endeavor with Hollywood South.

To read more from Brian Friedman, visit Nolavie.com.

Hollywood South on the Rise

Jan 21, 2013

WWNO, in collaboration with Nolavie.com, brings you Take Five: an inside look into the growing local film industry with the people shaping it. On this week's edition, Brian Friedmann reports how the mayor's office of cultural economy continues to incentivize our city.

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.

Quixote Studios, a Los Angeles-based production services company, is breaking ground on a $15 million sound stage and "film campus" project in St. Rose.

New Orleans CityBusiness reports the first two phases are scheduled for completion in early 2013 and include two stages with 30,000 square feet of space.

Quixote CEO Mikel Elliott says the company opened a studio shop in New Orleans last year and moved to the St. Rose location two months ago.

The second phase entails two more 30,000-square-foot stages and is expected to be complete in 2014.

Your new friendly neighborhood Spider-Man has spun himself a $65 million opening weekend and $140 million in his first six days at U.S. theaters.

Worldwide, "The Amazing Spider-Man" has climbed to $341.2 million.

The movie started off as a smaller domestic moneymaker than the previous three Spidey films, but it laid to rest objections that it was too soon to relaunch the superhero franchise.

The new origin story for the Marvel Comics web-slinger comes just five years after Tobey Maguire and Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man 3."

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