Baton Rouge

TRAILER: Baton Rouge-shot ‘Demonic’

by Jordan McGuire

Five people are murdered while trying to summon and film ghosts and it is up to a police officer and a psychologist to solve the case. Maria Bello and Frank Grillo star in this Baton Rouge-shot horror film. James Wan knows his way around scaring audiences. His films include Saw, Insidious: Chapter 2 and The Conjuring just to name […]

SUNDANCE: Baton Rouge-shot ‘Zipper’ and New Orleans-shot ‘Mississippi Grind’ to Premiere

by Jordan McGuire

After announcing its 2015 competition lineup a few days ago, the Sundance Film Festival has revealed more of the films set to screen, including films premiering out of competition and some highly anticipated documentaries. Among them are two films shot in Louisiana, Zipper and Mississippi Grind. Directed by Mora Stephens from a script she co-wrote with Joel […]

Junior League of Baton Rouge Preps for Hollydays 2014

by Arthur Vandelay

Hollydays is Louisiana’s largest fundraiser, a holiday shopping event put on each year by the Junior League of Baton Rouge. The four-day event features culinary competitions, wine tasting, and its signature event, shopping. To reignite the city’s interest in their mission, Hollydays chairman Elizabeth Laborde developed a concept that broke the mold of the Junior League […]

TRAILER: ‘Left Behind’

by Christine Samarchi

Going into pre-production on August 9 2013, the reboot of the New York Times bestselling novel Left Behind has taken off on its second cinematic adaption. Authors Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins collaborated with director Vic Armstrong and Stoney Lake Entertainment for the film. Nicolas Cage stars in the apocalyptic action-thriller as Rayford Steele, […]

NOVAC Offers Production Assistant Boot Camp & Assistant Director Intensive

by Arthur Vandelay

The New Orleans Video Access Center, better known as NOVAC, will be offering two entry-level training courses this August in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The first is a PA Bootcamp that will prepare newbies for their first day on set. Participants will get an intro to production paperwork (“Have they signed the G?!”), film set terminology (“Sue’s […]

James Wan-Produced ‘Demonic’ Set for December Release

by Arthur Vandelay

Shot in Baton Rouge, the James Wan-produced horror thriller Demonic has been scheduled for a December 12 release. That puts the low-budget thriller smack dab in the middle of awards season discussions. Not that it will be in those conversations, mind you. Because regardless of how good horror is, it’s not considered awards material. Even films widely regarded […]

POSTER: Nicolas Cage Loosens His Tie for ‘Left Behind’

by Arthur Vandelay

Nicolas Cage stars in Left Behind, the post-apocalyptic thriller based on the faith-based book of the same name. The film was shot in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

LIFF Announces Short Documentary Summer Program

by Samantha Roberge

The Louisiana International Film Festival has announced it is now accepting enrollment into the Summer Intensive Short Documentary Program at the Lincoln Theater in Baton Rouge, LA. The Black Hall of Face, which owns the Lincoln Theater, plans to restore it to its original splendor and full operation as an influential performing arts center. The short […]

Ryan Phillippe Directorial Debut ‘Catch Hell’ Bought by Entertainment One

by Kate Bannon

Entertainment One Films has just acquired the US and Canadian distribution rights to Catch Hell. The suspense thriller, which stars Ryan Phillippe and is also his directorial debut, was filmed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana under the working title Shreveport. This will be the second acquisition by Barry Meyeroitz, President of eOne US Film and Distribution, […]