Free Film Festival at French Quarter Fest at Le Petit!

by Gretchen Erickson

A free film festival at Le Petit Theatre is happening this weekend during French Quarter Festival. The festival dedicated to Allen Toussaint will screen 11 films over the weekend. See the press release below for times.  ____________ Friday, April 8 11 AM: A Tribute To Toussaint   Produced by Ron Yager, Jim Dotson & Greg Buisson This […]

New Orleans Film ‘Reversing the Mississippi’ Premieres on ‘America Reframed’

by Gretchen Erickson

Filmmaker Ian Midgley documents the work of New Orleans resident Nat Turner who teaches youth how to grow and sell vegetables at Our School in Blair Grocery in the lower 9th ward.  The film with air on the Emmy-nominated documentary series, America Reframed Tuesday April 12, 2016. Check out Our School in Blair Grocery here.   […]

PRESS RELEASE: Christy Turlington Burns to Attend Screening ‘Giving Birth in America’ at LIFF 2016

by Gretchen Erickson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 5, 2016 Global maternal health advocate, founder of Every Mother Counts and supermodel CHRISTY TURLINGTON BURNS is scheduled to attend a Special Presentation screening of GIVING BIRTH IN AMERICA, a film she Executive Produced, on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 7:30 pm at Cinemark Perkins Rowe as part of the Louisiana International […]

PRESS RELEASE: Kelsey Grammer To Appear at Louisiana International Film Festival 2016

by Gretchen Erickson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 4, 2016    Cinemark Perkins Rowe – Baton Rouge, LA Friday, April 15, 2016     Five-time Emmy-winning television and film star and Tony-nominated Broadway actor KELSEY GRAMMER (Frasier, Cheers, X-Men, Finding Neverland) is set to appear at the 4th Annual Louisiana International Film Festival in Baton Rouge. The critically-acclaimed and beloved […]

PRESS RELEASE: Movie Tavern Opens In Denham Springs

by Gretchen Erickson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 23, 2016 Movie Tavern has officially opened its third and largest cinema-eatery in Louisiana. With 46,000 square feet of space, a full bar and power recliners throughout all 11 auditoriums, Movie Tavern welcomes guests to experience its full service in-theater dining concept at Juban Crossing in Denham Springs.   Movie Tavern […]

Save The Date: ‘The King of New Orleans’ Free Film Screening at The Broad Theater

by Gretchen Erickson

For the first time since it’s spotlight premiere during New Orleans Film Festival in October, “The King of New Orleans” is coming back to the people who inspired it. Join us on March 31 at the recently opened Broad Theater for a trip through the streets of New Orleans with local cabbie, Larry Shirt as our […]

CASTING CALL: Director Benh Zeitlin & Court 13 Looking for Two Actors

by Arthur Vandelay

Director Benh Zeitlin, whose last film Beasts of the Southern Wild was nominated for Best Picture, and his frequent collaborators at the creative collective Court 13 are looking for two actors for their next project. Here’s the details, which are somewhat different that a conventional casting call, so please read closely: ————————————- “FROM THE CREATORS OF […]

Central Casting Celebrates Ninety Years

by Arthur Vandelay

Central Casting has been a mainstay of the film industry in Los Angeles for decades, and have expanded to states including Louisiana to service films shooting on location. Here’s the press release on their anniversary: Central Casting Celebrates 90 Years of Service to the Entertainment Industry BURBANK, CA December 3, 2015 – Central Casting, the […]

Stephen Dorff Stays Frosty

by Micah Haley

Stephen Dorff is a veteran. His feature film career stretches back twenty-eight years to 1987. Quite the feat for a man in his early forties. Along the way he has starred opposite greats John Gielgud, Dennis Hopper, Kris Kristofferson, Melanie Griffith, and Christopher Plummer. He’s also starred opposite his excellent contemporaries, including Christian Bale, Johnny […]