Stephen Patrick Walker (pictured) and Kendrick Hudson have opened up a new company in the Shreveport-Bossier area. It's called Louisiana Production Rentals and offers lots of set necessities. The list includes wardrobe racks, director's chairs, pop-up canopies, tables, ladders, safety cones and misting fans.
"Our main goal is to really help the business stay here," Walker said. "We can't jump into the paint or construction business, but this is something we know about."
Walker directed "Judges," a small-budget independent western, in Virginia. The direct-to-DVD title is currently on sale. Hudson produced "Outside Sales," a small-budget independent comedy, in Los Angeles.
Both are originally from Shreveport and have moved back to get involved in the state's film industry. Walker is working to further his next directorial project. Hudson does a lot of production work in the state.