Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Hollywood Reporter touches on Shreveport's growth

Hollywood Reporter's Borys Kit just wrote an interesting article about Shreveport. It suggests that many more movies are coming here.

Presumably speaking to Kit earlier in the year, director Frank Darabont of "The Mist" said, "We're at the tip of the wave of coming here, but I think there are going to be a lot of other folks coming here once they catch wind of what's available."

Director Renny Harlin of "Cleaner" spoke about how his production helped the city catch up on film permits. "(Shreveport) didn't have a permit system, and they would say go ahead (to filming). And we had to educate them that you have to create a permit system because we have to know that if we're on a street corner, nobody else is going to show up right next to us. You need to have a system where you know where everybody is at any given time."

Read the entire article by clicking here.

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