Monday, February 16, 2009

On tap for February

Here's the latest update from the state:

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

The Warner Bros. feature film "Jonah Hex" starring Josh Brolin is in pre-production in the New Orleans area with shooting scheduled from mid-April through the end of June. Resumes for crew and inquiries are being accepted by e-mail at jonahhexnola@gmail.com.

The Nu Image/Millennium feature film "The Expendables" starring Sylvester Stallone, Mickey Rourke and a host of others is in pre-production in Jefferson Parish and the New Orleans area with shooting scheduled for the this spring. Resumes for crew only and inquiries are being accepted by e-mail at theexpendablesmovie@gmail.com.

The independent feature film "Dead of Night" starring Brandon Routh is in pre-production in the New Orleans area with approximately seven weeks of principal photography scheduled to begin the first week of April. Crew resumes only are being accepted by e-mail at deadofnightcrewresumes@gmail.com.

The independent feature film "The Chameleon" starring Famke Jannsen and Ellen Barkin is shooting in Baton Rouge through March 6. Inquiries are being accepted by fax at (225) 610-1670 (no headshots please).

The Nu Image/Millennium feature film "Cool Dog" is in pre-production Shreveport with shooting scheduled from February 17 through mid-March. Resumes and inquiries are being accepted by e-mail at cooldogproductions@gmail.com.

The independent feature film "My Last Goodbye" will begin pre-production in the Lafayette area in February with ten weeks of shooting set to begin March 30. Resumes and headshots are being accepted by e-mail at wxartinc@gmail.com.

The independent feature film "American Gospel" is in development in the Baton Rouge with shooting scheduled for this spring and summer. Resumes are being accepted by e-mail at americangospel@gmail.com.

"Drill Deep: The Haynesville Shale Documentary" is in production throughout the Shreveport area through the end of February. Inquiries are being accepted by e-mail at GKallenberg@gmail.com.

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 email only at 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. For Treme's extras casting, please visit www.couloncasting.com or call (504) 569-0683.

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

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

The Films in Motion feature film "Wrong Side of Town" starring Rob Van Dam and Batiste is shooting in Baton Rouge through Feb. 24. Resumes and inquiries are being accepted by e-mail at info@filmsinmotion.com.

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

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

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

8 comments:

Patrick said...

Looks like New Orleans is back to getting the lions share of films. It was fun while it lasted...sigh.

Anonymous said...

Josh Brolin is back in Louisiana? At least the southern part...

Alexandyr Kent said...

Yo, J.B.! Come to my Oscar party. You and Mayor Glover can share the Ikea-guest-of-honor chair, promise. It rocks! ... No, really, it rocks back and forth and everything. Fake leather. Kinda classy. ... No? Why not??? .... What happened last time you were here? ... Really? Wow. That sucks. ... Can we all let bygones be bygones? It wasn't my fault? ... J.B., listen, that's all in the past. ... Come on! I'm kinda cooler than New Orleans. ... I swear I am! And I'm making milkshakes again. ... What gives, J.B.??? I bought the "W." DVD and everything. ... Come on, J.B.!!!

Chris Lyon said...

What do you mean, Patrick!? We have COOL DOG! It's like Rin Tin Tin stuff, right? And it's a RED camera shoot. R.E.D. in the S.B.C., baby!

I wish we did have more films here though. My spidey sense says that the Brolin/Wright incident did more harm than we thought. Maybe not, maybe we should do a local incentive on top of the state incentive (which itself needs to be updated to compete with other states like Mississippi and Michigan).

I won't speak too much, but a post house is in the works here in town. Look out for that to be online late, late 2009 if all goes to plan! ;)

Anonymous said...

OK...don't want to sound ig'nant, but what is a RED camera shoot?

Alexandyr Kent said...

"I'm no cinematographer, but I play one on LaMovBlog."

I'll take a stab at that.

The RED ONE camera is a digital cinema camera that captures footage in much higher resolution than HD. Basically, it allows movie production companies to shot digitally rather than on film. Kinda hip, in other words.

On an HD video camera, the image can be captured with 1920 horizontal pixels. Pretty sharp. (That means its super clean on your new HDTV.)

Red's cameras are sharper, according to the FAQs on RED.com. Red's 4K camera captures 4000 horizontal pixels. Their company also has an EPIC 5K, which captures 5000. And a 6K, a 28K, etc.

What's the advantage of capturing in higher and higher resolution, and when is it really (and truly) necessary? I'll let CL and the real cinematographers answer that.

How'd I do? Somebody give me a grade.

Alexandyr Kent said...

http://www.red.com/faq/

Anonymous said...

(A TMZ STORY) Bruce Willis is being sued by a production company that claims the actor committed to a bargain-basement deal to direct a movie and then walked off the set, never to return.

Foresight Unlimited claims it inked a deal with Willis to direct a movie called "Three Stories about Joan," starring Owen Wilson and Camilla Belle (Joe Jonas' GF). Willis was supposed to get $196,404 to direct the flick, budgeted at $20 mil.

The lawsuit, filed today in L.A. County Superior Court, claims "Willis abruptly and without notice terminated his services as director for personal reasons and walked off the set." The suit doesn't get more specific.

The suit seeks more than $4 mil in damages.

Willis' legal pit bull, Marty Singer, tells us the suit is "absurd" and that the movie collapsed because the producers didn't have the money to pay anyone. Singer says the producers were required to salary money in an escrow account, but never did. He also says Willis will sue the producers for the fee they promised