Lake Charles Film & Music Festival Seeking Submissions

The third annual Lake Charles Film & Music Festival will take place October 10-12 with independent film screenings, live music, seminars and workshops in downtown Lake Charles. The festival is currently seeking entries for films that have been completed after January 1, 2012.

There are submission categories for Feature Film, Documentary, Short Film, Foreign Film, Home Grown, Student, Music Video and Animation.  These films will compete to win a “Scallywag” award and cash prizes.

More information and submission forms are available on www.lakecharlesfilmfestival.com. The deadline for entries is August 13.lake charles

“Last year’s festival was such a success, that we are expanding this year and adding a music festival component. We’ll be taking music submissions from bands and solo artists,” said Patrick Bennett, executive director of the Lake Charles Film & Music Festival.

In addition to viewing films, this year’s festival includes a celebrity guest appearance by actor, writer, producer, director and singer Wesley Eure. Eure starred in the TV series Land of the Lost and was on Days of Our Lives for nine years. He also appeared in the feature film C.H.O.M.P.S. with Valerie Bertinelli.

The film festival will include seminars and workshops on screenwriting, acting, filmmaking, stop motion animation, making a TV series and much more.

The Lake Charles Film Festival is produced by Louisiana Film & Video Art, Inc., a non-profit organization formed to bring quality independent film festivals, special film screenings, and educational filmmaking workshops to Lake Charles and showcase the artistic talents of Louisiana filmmakers around the world.

Bright Lights On the Bayou

Check out this article on Free Enterprise that talks about how Louisiana became the go-to location for filmmaking. The article talks about how the state’s tax incentives have lured major films to the area and helped grow an indigenous industry. Click here to read it!

Hollywood Trucks Unveils the World’s First Clean Energy Powered Talent Trailer

New Orleans -based Hollywood Trucks has announced the launch of Ecoluxe, the world’s first line of luxury talent trailers fueled by 100 percent clean power. Designed under the direction of Hollywood Trucks CEO Andre Champagne and a team of industry professionals, Ecoluxe incorporates contemporary design with cutting-edge technology to create the most ecologically friendly talent …Read more…

Coming Soon to New Orleans: ‘Directing Motion’ Workshop

One of the most important skills directors and DPs are required to master is moving the camera in a dynamic and engaging way. DGA & ICG Director, Vincent Laforet, is teaching his Directing Motion workshop in New Orleans on June 26. Directing Motion will teach all levels of filmmakers the precise cinematic language of motion, …Read more…

John Schneider’s SMOTHERED ”Lets the Dogs Out”

John Schneider’s SMOTHERED ”Lets the Dogs Out”

John Schneider’s feature film SMOTHERED screened at an “Invitation Only Premiere” in New Orleans Friday, May 16, 2014 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel on Canal Street to a crowd of several hundred people that included local dignitaries and celebrities, as well as many of the film’s …Read more…

JUST IN: VER CREATES CINEVERSE

For Immediate Release

May 14, 2014

VER CREATES CINEVERSE

Further strengthening their strategic commitment to the film and television industry, VER announces the addition of cutting edge motion imaging and production tools innovator, PACE to VER’s global platform. This move complements VER’s recent acquisition of Fletcher Camera & Lenses by …Read more…

John Goodman Supports the New Orleans Film Festival

LFV BLOG BY: JASON RAYMOND

John Goodman Supports the New Orleans Film Festival

Veteran screen actor John Goodman appeared Tuesday, May 6th, at the Hotel Modern in New Orleans to support the New Orleans Film Society. His appearance coincided with the 25th anniversary of the New Orleans Film Festival and the Greater New Orleans …Read more…

LIFF Expands into Music Video, Animation, Interactive and New Media

In its sophomore year, The Louisiana International Film Festival is set to screen over 50 films, including major award-winners, documentaries related to Louisiana and southern history and Louisiana premieres. The festival expands its programming into music video, animation, interactive and new media.

Keynotes and workshops presented by filmmakers from the following Louisiana productions: American …Read more…

Coming to New Orleans: ‘Shoot, Color Correct & Project’

The Digital Cinema Society (DCS) brings their first ever event to New Orleans – “Shoot, Color Correct & Project Sony 4K” – to VER Digital Cinema New Orleans on Tuesday, May 13.

The program was first developed for Sony’s Digital Motion Picture Center at Sony Studios in Culver City. Cinematographer and DCS president James Mathers …Read more…

Holbrook Multimedia breaks down NAB

Bobby’s Breakdown: NAB Edition

www.holbrookmultimedia.com

 

NAB President and CEO, Gordon H. Smith at the NAB Show Opening. Photo courtesy of NAB photographer Robb Corden

 

NAB 2014 was one for the books. This year brought a few shocks from some of the top companies including Arri, Blackmagic Design and Panasonic. The biggest surprise …Read more…