Save The Date: Gentlemen Commoners (Smiths’ Cover Band) April 1st

by Gretchen Erickson

The Gentlemen Commoners This project is, for the moment, an exploration of the music of the Smiths. The members of the band (all veterans of the Baton Rouge, Austin, New Orleans, and Bristol, UK music scenes) share a love for the music and the challenge involved in playing it. -Philip Mann- Mountain Brook, Alabama -Mike […]

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 […]

The Mowgli’s with Lights at House of Blues

by Alx Bear

The seven-piece hippie outfit, The Mowgli’s, plays at House of Blues Friday night. Three and a half years after their debut album, Sound the Drum, the group is on tour promoting their newest feel-good record, Kids in Love. The band- Colin Louis Dieden (vocals, guitar), Katie Jayne Earl (vocals, percussion), Dave Appelbaum (keyboards), Josh Hogan (guitar, […]

NOFF: ‘Plaquemines’ Wins $50,000 #CreateLouisiana Filmmakers Grant

by Arthur Vandelay

One of the great new additions to the New Orleans Film Festival this year was the creation of the Create Louisiana Filmmakers Grant. This year’s winner, the first ever, was announced during the height of the festivities. Find all the details in the press release below. ————— Director Nailah Jefferson and Producer Jon Wood Awarded $50,000 2015 […]

The Suffers at Voodoo Music + Arts Experience

by Alx Bear

After delivering soulfully gripping performances at Landmark Music Festival, Austin City Limits and CMJ Music Marathon, The Suffers will take the stage at Voodoo Music + Arts Experience on Saturday. The ten-piece soul band hails from Houston, Texas and released its debut EP Make Some Room earlier this year. Adam Castaneda (bassist) and Pat Kelly […]