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Easy Does It: NOLA-Set Indie Movie Adds a Double Dose of Hollywood


It’s a big week for Hollywood South, with several big casting announcements made about NOLA-based projects. Fresh off the news that Dennis Quaid will play George W. Bush in Ryan Murphy’s upcoming Katrina: American Crime Story, it was announced that another member of Murphy’s stable Ben Matheny has added two major stars to the cast of his independent film set in southeastern Louisiana. 


Today in NOLA 4.4.17


This Tuesday, snack on bites from over half a dozen food trucks at Rose F. Keller Library's EATmoor event. Author Linda Thurman discusses the Hollywood South, while aerial and circus artists perform at Cafe Istanbul. The Saenger hosts the traveling production of Broadway's "The Bodyguard." Today is ripe for political causes, from Equal Pay Day to the nationwide protest screening of "1984." On this day in 1764, the first official announcement in d'Abadie's journal of Acadians arrival in Louisiana. Now, more to do this Tuesday. 


Hollywood South Absent at Oscars


Hollywood South had a great run at the Oscars. First, there was the feel good story of The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. In 2013, Beasts of the Southern Wild received four nominations and even more cache in buzz. The following year, locally shot films like Twelve Years a Slave and Dallas Buyer’s Club dominated the awards. However, when nominations were released today (1.15), Louisiana was conspicuously missing.


NOLA-Listers: Hollywood's Party Scene Hits NOLA


By Jason Raymond

How soon before New Orleans becomes a “Hollywood lunch" town? That storied SoCal entertainment establishment, the Hollywood party, is beginning to appear on the Hollywood South scene.


NOVAC Drills PA's at Boot Camp


New Orleans Video Access Center [NOVAC], working with the Ashe Cultural Arts Center, finished a two-day "PA Bootcamp" this weekend. The "PA" means production assistants, who work on movie and television sets, performing a wide-array of duties. "It's really an entry level view of the film industry for people who are interested in getting in, in any capacity," says NOVAC's Executive Director Darcy McKinnon. "So we recommend it highly to anyone who wants to be in the industry."


Waiting for 'Laundry Day'

Director Randy Mack on Keeping Post-Production Local



In the post-production stage, Randy Mack's film Laundry Day has become a living thing. 


Loop South Levels on Movie Sound Production


by Christopher Romaguera

With increased movie production in New Orleans, more learning opportunities are also emergin for pros and locals alike. This weekend, the New Orleans Video Access Center is set to offer the latest installment of a course series on movie sound production titled In the Loop. The Saturday (7-26) class on Intro to Loop Recording for Actors will be presented with Loop South. 


Digging In

For Cast & Crew of Locally-Filmed 'Bury Me,' Storms, Searches and a Creeper



At a recent Prytania Theater screening, NoDef's Jason Raymond spent some time with the cast, crew and finished product of Bury Me, a new, locally-filmed drama.


'I Get A Grade on My Fanny Every Day'

One Crew Member's Life and Luggage on the Set of Pitch Perfect 2



Erica Mahorney works twelve, sometimes thirteen hours a day for six separate bosses. On the set of Pitch Perfect 2, she the Producer's Office Assistant. 


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