10 Days to Voodoo: Flux Pavilion

by Michelle Preau on October 21, 2014

flux-pavilion1_1377185613421-webThe countdown continues with only ten days left until the 2014 Voodoo Experience. Who is getting excited? Well in ten days fans will get to see Joshua Kierkegaard G. Steele on stage, although more people probably know him as Flux Pavilion.

The English dubstep producer and DJ began performing in 2008. He is the co-founder of Circus Records and was featured in the 2013 film The Great Gatsby and in the trailer for the film Rush, starring Chris Hemsworth. He music has also been featured on several video games and Steele has sung on numerous tracks for both himself and other artists.

Don’t miss Flux Pavilion when he takes the stage Saturday, November 1.

Click here to view the full lineup for 2014 Voodoo Experience.
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EXCLUSIVE: Hollywood Trucks, the nation’s fastest growing entertainment transportation provider, has signed an exclusive five-year deal to provide production vehicles at Mississippi’s largest studio facility, Mississippi Film Studios (MFS). Under the leadership of CEO Andre Champagne and his partners, Hollywood Trucks has flourished in Louisiana, serving approximately 90% of film and TV series recently filmed in the state. Hollywood Trucks’ specialized expertise and innovation in eco-friendly film transportation services led to their expansion into Georgia with Pinewood Atlanta Studios in May of 2014, and now Mississippi Film Studios in Canton, MS.

Mississippi Film Studios, LLC is a 43,000 square foot purpose-built facility including 8,000 sq. feet of production offices and a 35,000+ sq. ft. clear span sound stages on six acres in Canton, MS. Originally built for the movie A Time To Kill, the facility has served as a resource for movie and commercial productions for many years. The facility was recently acquired by Rick Moore, owner of Mad Genius, Inc. and Eyevox Entertainment, LLC. Same Kind of Different As Me is currently renting space. The studio’s official website is at www.msfilmstudios.com.

“The Hollywood Trucks team is excited to partner with one of the newest members of the growing ‘Hollywood South’ family,” said Andre Champagne, CEO of Hollywood Trucks. “Our expansion into Mississippi indicated the tremendous growth of the southern region’s film industry in recent years. This new platform has enabled Hollywood Trucks to continue to focus of eco-friendly fleet innovation, while growing our brand in exciting new locations like Mississippi Film Studios. Our team looks forward to a long and successful relationship with Rick Moore and MFS.”

mississippi-film-studios-ca-webSince 2007, Hollywood Trucks has grown from seven vehicles into a  four hundred unit fleet of more than forty types of trucks, trailers and specialty production equipment. In 2013, Hollywood Trucks introduced their state-of-the-art Ecoluxe line of high-end ecologically friendly and technologically advanced talent trailers that quickly became in demand by A-list stars filming in Louisiana. Hollywood Trucks’ latest version of the Ecoluxe brand are the only talent trailers on the market to achieve TRA Green Certification and run off 100% clean energy— solar and thermal panels provide 100% of the power to the trailer. The entire Hollywood Trucks fleet, including the new Ecoluxe trailers will now be available at Mississippi Film Studios.

“We’re in an extremely exciting time for the Mississippi film industry. Filmmakers are realizing that our state is an amazing place to make films, and Mississippi Film Studios’ new partnership with Hollywood Trucks is a huge boost for our thriving market,” said Rick Moore, president of Mississippi Film Studios. “The level of service, inventory and technology that Hollywood Trucks brings to Mississippi can’t be overstated, and we’re thrilled about where this partnership will lead us.”

The film and entertainment industries in Louisiana and Mississippi continue to show positive growth, earning them the title of “Hollywood South.” According to a recent study by Film L.A., Louisiana accounted for the largest share of live-action production in the world with 18 feature films produced last year, more than California and the entire countries of Canada and the United Kingdom. Mississippi’s new film incentive program has made them one of the new favorable filming destinations in the nation.

Hollywood Trucks, LLC was founded in Louisiana in 2007 to provide Louisiana’s burgeoning entertainment industry with the most state-of-the-art and eco-friendly transportation services and logistics available anywhere in the world. In 2012 Hollywood Trucks was named to the Inc. 500/5000, Inc. Magazine‘s annual list of the nation’s fastest growing private companies. For more information, please visit www.hollywoodtrucksllc.com


Full disclosure: Andre Champagne is the publisher of Scene Magazine.


11 Days to Voodoo: Rebirth Brass Band

by Michelle Preau on October 20, 2014

Rebirth-Brass-Band-by-Jeffrey-Dupuis-webThere’s only eleven more days to go until our favorite festival is here. If you are a brass fan then you will want to head out to the festival Halloween night to see the New Orleans group, Rebirth Brass Band.

The group was formed back in 1983 by the Frazier brothers and they have grown from playing the streets of the French Quarter to playing at festivals all over the world. The Grammy-winning group has their traditional Tuesday night gig at The Maple Leaf, and they have also been seen on HBO’s Treme.

The group shows no signs of slowing down and continues to bring a fun time to the city. Don’t miss Rebirth Brass Band when they take the stage at the 2014 Voodoo Experience on Friday, October 31.

Click here to view the full festival lineup.

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The 2014 New Orleans Film Festival kicked off last night with a screening of Black and White, the new film from director Mike Binder that stars Oscar winners Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer. The opener marked a return to New Orleans for Binder, who also shot the film in the Crescent City.

In attendance for the screening was Marvel’s newest superhero, Anthony Mackie. A New Orleans native, Mackie co-starred with Chris Evans in this year’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The latest expansion of the Marvel Universe has earned over $714 million dollars worldwide, making it Mackie’s biggest hit to date.

Also in attendance were Jillian Estell, the pint-sized star at the center of the Binder-directed drama, Louisiana-based producer Todd Lewis and production supervisor Will Greenfield. Django Unchained star Laura Cayouette was also spotted on the red carpet.

The festival is just getting started, so head over to neworleansfilmfestival.org to grab tickets to your favorite films at the fest.

Scene will be busy hosting the Scene Workshops this week. There’s still some room, so head over to events.sceneent.com to register. The workshops kick off today with “Health On-The-Go.” The experts at Balance Integrative Health will talk about healthy eating on set and anywhere you are away from home.




Go back to 1945 during WWII as the Allies take their final push in the European Theatre. Brad Pitt stars as Sergeant Wardaddy, commander of a Sherman Tank who must lead his five-man squad behind enemy lines on a lethal mission. Logan Lerman, Shia LeBeouf, Michael Pena and Jon Bernthal also star. 134 min. Rated R.

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TONIGHT: The Revivalists at the Varsity Theater

by Michelle Preau

The New Orleans native rock/soul band, The Revivalists, will be in Baton Rouge tonight, October 17, to perform at the Varsity Theater. The band formed back in 2007 and they have earned their standing among the “best original bands in New Orleans.” Members include Ed Williams, David Shaw, Zack Feinberg, Rob Ingraham, George Gekas, Andrew […]

14 Days to Voodoo: Thirty Seconds to Mars

by Michelle Preau

In fourteen days the American rock band from Los Angeles, Thirty Seconds to Mars, will be at the 2014 Voodoo Experience. The band formed back in 1998 and the members include Jared Leto as lead vocals, Shannon Leto on the drums and Tomo Milicevic on lead guitar. The band’s debut album, 30 Seconds to Mars […]

Preview: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

by Michelle Preau

The release for the latest Hunger Games movie is only about a month away. In this latest preview Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) discovers what the Capitol has done to her home. The knew army knew the only way to make her fight was by “making it personal.” Watch the clip below. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – […]

Video: WGNO Covers “Here’s My $2″ Campaign

by Arthur Vandelay

The news is spreading about LFEA’s Kickstarter campaign, “Here’s My Two Bucks.” New Orleans ABC affiliate WGNO, “News With A Twist” interviewed Will French and Raelynn Loop of LFEA and Beth Burvant of Scene Magazine. There are only 43 days left to raise $50,000, which will go to fund an economic impact study on the Louisiana […]