Tuesday, January 13, 2009

What's on tap for January

Here's the latest from the state. "True Blood" chose Baton Rouge this time around (and it will double for Shreveport? Hmm ... that's a first), but The Shreve's got two in the pipeline. "Youth in Revolt" could mark the return of Michael Cera to northwest Louisiana. Welcome back!

Welcome to (225) 342-FILM, the official hotline of Louisiana Entertainment. Here’s what’s happening for the second week of January 2009:

SHREVEPORT
The Nu Image/Millennium feature film “Rin Tin Tin” is in pre-production Shreveport with shooting scheduled from February 17 through mid-March. Resumes and inquiries are being accepted by e-mail at rintyproductions@gmail.com.

The Weinstein Company feature film “Youth in Revolt” will hold eight days of reshoots in Shreveport in late January and early February. Details are coming soon.

BATON ROUGE
The HBO television series “True Blood” starring Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer is in pre-production in the Baton Rouge area and will shoot portions of the series in Louisiana in February, April and June. Resumes and inquiries are being accepted by e-mail at truebloodbr@gmail.com.

The independent feature film “The Chameleon” is pre-production in Baton Rouge with shooting scheduled from February 2 through March 6. Resumes and inquiries are being accepted by fax at (225) 610-1670 (no headshots please).

The Films in Motion feature film “The Wrong Side of the Tracks Part I” starring Rob Van Dam and Batiste is in pre-production in Baton Rouge with shooting scheduled from Feb. 3 through Feb. 24. Resumes and inquiries are being accepted by e-mail at info@filmsinmotion.com.

The Most Wanted Films feature film “Video Girl” starring Meagan Good is in pre-production in Baton Rouge with shooting scheduled for February 18 through March 15. Inquiries are being accepted by e-mail at info@mostwantedfilms.com

NEW ORLEANS
The HBO television series pilot “Treme” is in pre-production in New Orleans with shooting scheduled for March 9th through 31st. Resumes for crew and inquiries are being accepted by e-mail only blowndeadlineprod@gmail.com. RPM Casting is working on the day player roles. Casting will begin in the next two weeks. They are looking for all ages, ethnicities and types. Please send a photo, resume and contact information to their office as soon as possible to: RPM Casting c/o ArtEgg Studios 1001 S. Broad Street New Orleans, LA 70125

The Disney Channel television series “The Imagination Movers” will begin pre-production in Harahan on February 1 with shooting scheduled to start in late March. Resumes for crew are being accepted by e-mail at imaginationmovers1@earthlink.net.

The Most Wanted Films feature film “Sinners and Saints” is shooting in New Orleans through January 24th. Inquiries are being accepted by e-mail at info@mostwantedfilms.com.

LAFAYETTE
Soft prep for the Bullet Films feature films “Jaws of the Mississippi,” “Medusa,” and “Wolf” will begin in February in Lafayette. Resumes and inquiries are being accepted by e-mail at jobs@bulletfilms.net.

And for more information about the film and television industry in Louisiana please visit us online at www.louisianaentertainment.gov.

8 comments:

Pan's Pantry said...

Why did True Blood leave us?

Alexandyr Kent said...

Good question. They only shot here for about 4 or 5 days last season. I don't yet know what went into the decision.

Pan's Pantry said...

Well, at least we'll always have the credits. Sniff sniff.

ChrisBrad said...

How odd that "Youth in Revolt" is coming here for reshoots... Did they do ANY principal photography in the Shreveport area?

And why is Shreveport/Bossier not trying to court more TV shows? It seems the investments (even for shorter-run cable series) are longer term commitments than films. And I would think, forgive me if I am wrong, that TV could open the area up to a larger community of professionals.

Just thinking out loud...

Chris Lyon said...

Hold onto your knickers, chaps... the SAG strike could stop this train faster than a pit stop.

Anonymous said...

hey guys
due to all the negative press about the Brolin arrest and drama and police abuse brutality, we lost Brolin's next $80 million film "Josh Hex"
and we lost the $50 million Stallone film "The Expendables"
to New Orleans.
And no telling what else. So when people say the Brolin incident didn't have a negative effect on the film industry and local economy, they are just avoiding the truth at all cost. Mayor Glover is running industry away from Shreveport faster than the crime rate ever did.

Anonymous said...

Reply to ChrisBrad concerning Youth in Revolt.

They filmed the movie in the Royal Oak Area of Michigan last year so they decided to do the reshoots here.

Anonymous said...

86% of TMZ users think the Shreveport, LA cops should be prosecuted after pepper spraying Josh Brolin and tazing Jeffrey Wright last July.