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New Orleans To Become "Hollywood South"

Thu Jan 06, 2005 8:08 am

Sorta a gloss-post I know; but this is really good stuff for the city, which desperately needs a lucrative replacement for the high-end petrochem jobs that are so quickly consolidating around Houston.  Sad


Anywho, now that the state has just made permanent the official tax cuts on film production in New Orleans.... the mayor/governor/investors/etc seek to add to the two production companies already here by attracting one or more of the major producing firms (e.g. Universal, Columbia, Tristar, Warner Bros., etc) to create a permant full-force production lot here, or relocate.




In other areas, the multiple hundreds of millions in incentives for movies (as well as commercials, music videos, and hopefully soon sitcoms) have indeed paid off:
New Orleans (and to some extent, Baton Rouge) have been the primary site for filming, and the secondary site for production, for such recent movies as: Runaway Jury, The Ray Charles Story, Bernie Mac's Mr. 3000, and Halle Berry's Oscar winner-- Monsters Ball.

Currently/soon filming are:
  • The Dukes of Hazzard, starring Johnny Knoxville and Jessica Simpson
  • Glory Roads, starring Ben Affleck
  • The Last Time, starring Jennifer Aniston and Joaquin Phoenix
  • Freshman Year, starring John Goodman (who's also planning on living here)
  • Five Fingers starring Laurence Fishburne and Ryan Phillippe (he fine! Big grin)
  • ....along with 14 others movies which will be released nationwide.





  • Aside from my joy in the state/city finding a lucrative resourse to tap, I'm writing asking if any of you types are in the major film/music industries in any way? What's your take on the feasibility of a tripartite split between America's feature film production--- one of its largest exports and most lucrative sources of domestic revenue?

    Thanks!

    [Edited 2005-01-06 21:40:36]
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    RE: New Orleans To Become "Hollywood South"

    Thu Jan 06, 2005 10:09 am

    Did the local politicians give a guaranteed exemption to the film companies as regards bribes and kickbacks?  Big thumbs up

    Seriously, thats good news. The industry needs more US locations where the costs are lower than LA and allows us to keep the productions in the US. New Orleans has some terrific locations and ought to provide some excellent scenery.
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    RE: New Orleans To Become "Hollywood South"

    Thu Jan 06, 2005 2:11 pm

    Unfortunately, New Orleans' best scenery and talent (SophieMaltese) moved to Florida.
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    RE: New Orleans To Become "Hollywood South"

    Thu Jan 06, 2005 2:14 pm

    Maybe then you'll get your scheduled International service that you've been asking for for years Big grin

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    RE: New Orleans To Become "Hollywood South"

    Thu Jan 06, 2005 2:32 pm

    Maybe then you'll get your scheduled International service that you've been asking for for years

    ...we've currently and long since had that.
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    RE: New Orleans To Become "Hollywood South"

    Thu Jan 06, 2005 10:51 pm

    This will be good for New Orleans--I went to school there for 4 years and absolutely hated it. The city needs to desperately spur its economy and this will be a good move. I love to go to New Orleans to visit and have a good time, but you couldn't pay me to live there, poor economy, crooked politics, deep rooted racism. Unfortunately all of those negatives outweigh the positives.
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    RE: New Orleans To Become "Hollywood South"

    Thu Jan 06, 2005 11:09 pm

    Sydney is hollywood south.

    Matrix, Star Wars, Stealth, Moulin Rouge, and of course the Dynasty bio-tele-movie (wink wink) all filmed there.

    N'yawlenss got a bit of competition.  Big grin

    * that said: cannot WAIT for Dukes Of Hazzard.

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    RE: New Orleans To Become "Hollywood South"

    Thu Jan 06, 2005 11:23 pm

    Interesting, especially as so much filming has left the U.S. in recent years, particularly in favour of cities like Sydney, Vancouver and little old Winnipeg. I was in New Orleans this past September and it certainly has a lot to offer. Ultimately, however, I'm not convinced that the tax cuts will necessarily be successful, as Hollywood has been trying to cut costs and offer incentives to stem the filming migration to Canada, with negligible results.


    Currently/soon filming are:
    The Dukes of Hazzard, starring Johnny Knoxville and Jessica Simpson


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    RE: New Orleans To Become "Hollywood South"

    Thu Jan 06, 2005 11:36 pm

    And Toronto is Hollywood North.

    Whatever.

    I seriously do not believe that the film studios will pack up and leave California any time soon. The best thing in New Orleans is the food, but those skinny flat ab'd carbo-light Hollywood people wouldn't touch a roux or a gumbo with a ten foot pole.
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    RE: New Orleans To Become "Hollywood South"

    Fri Jan 07, 2005 12:46 am

    Great news for New Orlenas, though the largest film centre in the Southern US will always be the Wilmington, North Carolina region, which has always offered incredible incentives and deals to make it attractive to movie companies, especially television production, followed by the Miami area, which can thank the Latin film and TV industry for it's multi-billion dollar economic TV/film industry.
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    RE: New Orleans To Become "Hollywood South"

    Fri Jan 07, 2005 2:24 am

    Nobody, but nobody, can replace Catherine Bach as Daisy Duke.....not even no-talent-Ashlee's no-talent sister.

    http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/yvonnesm/HazzardCounty/hazzard.html

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    RE: New Orleans To Become "Hollywood South"

    Fri Jan 07, 2005 3:20 am

    Nobody, but nobody, can replace Catherine Bach as Daisy Duke

    Hell fuggin' yeah!



    ...I never knew she was Latina-- makes 'er even spicier!  Wow!




    not even no-talent-Ashlee's no-talent sister

    Agreed.

    Keep in mind also that Jessica was a 2nd-pick. Britney was first asked to take the role.
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    RE: New Orleans To Become "Hollywood South"

    Fri Jan 07, 2005 3:58 am

    The movie business is indeed booming down here. At any given time there are five or so movies (mainstream and independent) being filmed in the metro area. Here's a nice "Hollywood South" article that ran in our local paper a while back:

    http://www.nola.com/business/t-p/index.ssf?/base/money-0/1103441009300310.xml
     
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    RE: New Orleans To Become "Hollywood South"

    Fri Jan 07, 2005 5:45 am

    At any given time there are five or so movies (mainstream and independent) being filmed in the metro area.

    Actually, we have 19 mainstream movies, for nationwide release, currently being filmed or scheduled to begin early this year alone.

    ...no idea how many independent films are currently going on, but it can only add to that number.
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    RE: New Orleans To Become "Hollywood South"

    Fri Jan 07, 2005 6:04 am

    This Milena Rimassa character sounds like someone out of Dynasty or Dallas.

    That article made for fascinating reading !
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    RE: New Orleans To Become "Hollywood South"

    Fri Jan 07, 2005 7:36 am

    Any of the locals catch the blurb about the ambulance-chasing attorney Morris Bart being an investor?!.........."I'm attorney Morris Bart, and I'm on YOUR side!".

    Good article, though!

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    RE: New Orleans To Become "Hollywood South"

    Fri Jan 07, 2005 10:09 am

    Any of the locals catch the blurb about the ambulance-chasing attorney Morris Bart being an investor?!

    ...I did, but what's wrong with that? Seems like a win-win to me.
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    RE: New Orleans To Become "Hollywood South"

    Sat Jan 08, 2005 1:29 am

    I agree it's win-win. (a) I'm just not a big Morris Bart fan. And (b) I guess Michael Hingle and Matt Greenbaum can't be too far away, either Big grin!

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    RE: New Orleans To Become "Hollywood South"

    Sat Jan 08, 2005 2:41 am

    CBoy, you wouldn't even know what to do with Catherine Bach if she was naked and had a sign pointing down below that read "Insert Penis Here."

    Anyway, congratulations New Orleans, I guess being the site of production for some B-rate movies might be something to be proud of. God knows the entire dirty town needs something other than a bunch of fat drunks and college skanks next in the middle of a noxious swamp.
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    RE: New Orleans To Become "Hollywood South"

    Sat Jan 08, 2005 3:33 am

    CBoy, you wouldn't even know what to do with Catherine Bach if she was naked and had a sign pointing down below that read "Insert Penis Here."

    Guess that's why I'm a fag yet probably have, not to mention easily could, still get with more chicks than you, eh?  Big grin




    I guess being the site of production for some B-rate movies might be something to be proud of

    Ah yes, B-rated movies... two of which will have budgets of over $100,000,000

    Strike 2 Quasimodo  Laugh out loud





    God knows the entire dirty town needs something other than a bunch of fat drunks

    ...pot calling kettle?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy




    and college skanks next in the middle of a noxious swamp

    Damn, well ya got us there... but still, even you have to admit, this is some good stuff right here.
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    RE: New Orleans To Become "Hollywood South"

    Sat Jan 08, 2005 4:25 am

    What has the world come to when people think that college skanks and noxious swamps are BAD things????
     
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    RE: New Orleans To Become "Hollywood South"

    Sat Jan 08, 2005 4:44 am

    touche'! Big grin
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    RE: New Orleans To Become "Hollywood South"

    Sat Jan 08, 2005 5:10 am

    Hollywood South, that will happen right after CX starts service to MSY with an A346
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    RE: New Orleans To Become "Hollywood South"

    Sat Jan 08, 2005 6:18 am

    Wake up dildo, it's already happening.
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    RE: New Orleans To Become "Hollywood South"

    Sat Jan 08, 2005 6:22 am

    You know people must be having slow days when one of three things happen to an a.net thread:

    1) it turns into an NW DC-9 retirement thread
    2) it turns into Democrat "we got screwed" thread
    3) it turns into an MSY international service thread

    Took 22 replies this time, though. People are losing their touch.

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    RE: New Orleans To Become "Hollywood South"

    Sat Jan 08, 2005 6:25 am

    Taping movies in a city doesn't mean shit, no matter how cool you may think NO is, its way behind other 'in' cities.

    Dallas gets many movies taped here every year, maybe Dallas will become Hollywood, we even have a movie studio...yippe  Insane
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    RE: New Orleans To Become "Hollywood South"

    Sat Jan 08, 2005 6:36 am

    There's only so much ya'll in Dallas can do with Chuck Norris, though.

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    RE: New Orleans To Become "Hollywood South"

    Sat Jan 08, 2005 6:46 am

    Way behind other "in" cities? What defines an "in" city? Bland, boring, no character, over abundance of the same old chain stores and restaurants, no culture? In that case, "in" isn't a good thing!  Smile
     
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    RE: New Orleans To Become "Hollywood South"

    Sat Jan 08, 2005 7:12 am

    Taping movies in a city doesn't mean shit

    ...which proves that you're not only a dumbass, but illiterate to boot.  Laugh out loud

    Not only is the taping here (which for decades we've been one of the top cities in the country... particularly compared to some 3rd-rate locale as Dallas  Laugh out loud) but entire production. Hence the issue of the studios being placed [notice no one said replaced] here large-scale.
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    RE: New Orleans To Become "Hollywood South"

    Sat Jan 08, 2005 8:21 am

    This is hot off the presses. Perhaps the Dallas folk can play Manhattan socialites. Or is that too much of a stretch?




    Casting Call: Major motion picture starring Lindsey Lohan to be shot in New Orleans

    03:00 PM CST on Friday, January 7, 2005


    WWLTV.com



    A casting call is underway for several thousand people to play upscale Manhattan socialites in a film to be shot here in New Orleans.


    The film, starring Lindsey Lohan ("Freaky Friday," "Mean Girls"), will begin filming in January in the city and other locations throughout Louisiana.


    Those interested can attend the open casting call at the Esplanade Mall, on the lower level next to the Gap. The times for the casting call are as follows:


    Friday, January 7, 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.

    Saturday, January 8, 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.

    Sunday, January 9, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.


    Walk-in submissions for this production may also be made by visiting the Louisiana Casting Database offices at 800 Distributors Row (Suite 100) in Harahan.

     
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    RE: New Orleans To Become "Hollywood South"

    Sat Jan 08, 2005 8:25 am

    Aren't you a little old to be calling people names Cboy? How is living at home at age 28 anyways?
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    RE: New Orleans To Become "Hollywood South"

    Sat Jan 08, 2005 8:45 am

    Aren't you a little old to be calling people names Cboy?

    ...only if they're inaccurate  Big grin



    How is living at home at age 28 anyways?

    Hell if I know... why not ask someone who's A) living "at home" or B) age 28?  Nuts
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    RE: New Orleans To Become "Hollywood South"

    Sun Jan 09, 2005 5:10 pm

    Hey Tom, you left out E Eric.

    Oh, and only Hollywood is Hollywood.
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    RE: New Orleans To Become "Hollywood South"

    Mon Jan 10, 2005 2:23 am

    you left out E Eric


    ...he's more BTR-- but for this sorta stuff, he'd prolly make the drive Big grin
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