Notice that yet again Alexandria seems somewhere outside of the loop…
I doubt this is any fault of our local development team, but more likely an effort organized by Shreveport, NOLA, and Lafayette. Lafayette has never really enjoyed the idea that Alexandria as a metro area is very close to the same size as it is. But mainly this is probably a case of cities with much higher development budgets working together to ensure they get as many pieces of this film pie as possible. If you get a chance visit these guys’ website facebook, etc and flood them with messages “encouraging” them to include Alexandria…
From the Times-Picayune
Los Angeles Louisiana Film Industry Network aims to boost productions for Louisiana
Posted by Roberta Carrow-Jackson March 17, 2008 1:19PM
Categories: Entertainment BusinessFilmmaker Christopher C. Brown introduces the Los Angeles Louisiana Film Industry Network, based in Hollywood, CA, to aid the Louisiana film industry.This group is for Los Angeles based writers, directors, producers, actors, etc. hailing from or wishing to work or create films in the state of Louisiana, particularly in the cities of Shreveport, New Orleans, and Lafayette. Louisiana currently ranks third in film and television production behind New York and California.
The group is also for people moving to Los Angeles from Louisiana who work in the film industry or desire to work in the film industry who need to transition and make new friends. In addition, the group is for people who have worked in or experienced working in production in Louisiana and wish to further build the film industry in Louisiana and utilize the tax credits and incentives offered in Louisiana.To join this group, join the Meetup at http://filmind. meetup.com/347/ or join the NING Network at http://lafilmsla.ning.com/. The group will have a Facebook page soon at http://www.facebook .com/group.php?gid=85117781 67 and Myspace page at http://www.myspace.com/lafilmsla.
A meeting will be held at The Cat and Fiddle in Los Angeles (6530 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028; Call 323-468-3800 or visit www.thecatandfiddle.com) on Sunday, April 6 at 3:00 pm. The topic of discussion for April is the creative process — How can more films be brought to Louisiana? How can more local actors get cast in films being shot in Louisiana? How can the group help to assist film industry professionals in Louisiana with a presence in Los Angeles? There will be a brainstorming session with round table and further ideas and networking for future collaborative and creative ventures.