Friday, June 01, 2007

Meet-ups for crew, actors, parents

The meet-up group Louisiana Produces will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Building D of Bossier Parish Community College.

The featured speaker will be Josh Throne, a production supervisor with Millennium Films. He worked on Millennium's "Blonde Ambition," a movie that was shot in Shreveport earlier this year.

Meetings for Louisiana Produces offer persons interested in the movie industry a chance to gather the latest information about current productions and work opportunities.

For more information about the meeting, call the Robinson Film Center at (318) 424-9090. Cost is free.


A panel of casting directors and talent agents will meet Thursday to discuss issues concerning children and work in the movie and TV industry.

Parents interested in the industry are encouraged to attend.

Invited panelists include casting directors Barbara Brinkley, Brinkley Maginnis, Tara Duncil, Ryan Glorioso, and Amy and Tommy Staub. Other invited panelists are talent agents Dawn Landrum, Jeffrey Nightbyrd, and Kelly Griffin. Also invited is Arlena Acree, who is the director of film, entertainment and media for Shreveport.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and be held at Caliente Restaurant located at 601 Texas St. in downtown Shreveport. Organizers are asking for a $5 cover charge to cover the space rental cost.

Parents are asked to leave their children at home as this meeting is an informational session.

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