Press Release
For Immediate Release
Contact: Victoria Greene
Phone: 504.933.4435


New Orleans, LA – The Red Carpet Gala in support of ‘FORGOTTEN BAYOU: LIFE ON THE SINKHOLE’
will be held January 29th at The French Quarter Film House located at 807 Esplanade Avenue. All
proceeds will benefit this feature length documentary that tells the story of a giant sinkhole located
deep in the Southern Louisiana Swamps, and how the local community, has been dealing with this
on-going man-made environmental disaster.

Hosted by NOVAC and ‘FORGOTTEN BAYOU’ Director and Executive Producer, Victoria Greene,
Patron Level tickets are $150.00 and in addition to the Red Carpet Gala provide access to the VIP
Pre-Party from 5:30-6:30pm, a special ‘Thank You’ in the event program and in the film credits.
Regular Level tickets are $75.00.

The Red Carpet Gala is from 6:30-9:30pm featuring hors d’oeurvres, cocktails, live entertainment and
a silent auction. Valet parking is available. Attendees will be able to speak with the filmmakers of
‘FORGOTTEN BAYOU’ and residents of the local community affected by the ever-growing Bayou
Corne sinkhole.


‘FORGOTTEN BAYOU: LIFE ON THE SINKHOLE’ offers a view into the sinkhole, now over forty acres
in diameter and still growing. This sinkhole formed on August 3, 2012 and the mandatory evacuation
order issued that day remains in effect. By February 2015 only twelve families, of the original three
hundred and fifty residents, will remain, and this community will become a ghost town. ‘FORGOTTEN
BAYOU: LIFE ON THE SINKHOLE’ brings to light the fact that there are no winners in this scenario.
Not Louisiana, not The Texas Brine Company and certainly not the residents whose lives are forever
changed. Despite this situation however, we see the triumphs of the human spirit and the resiliency
of the Bayou Corne community.


CATALYST playing at the Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival

“Catalyst” follows two brothers searching for closure while coping with their parent’s divorce. The younger brother, Terrence (Justice Rieth) looks above, to God and the church. The older brother, Keeran (Nick Kavanaugh) hopes a friendship he has with a talented classmate (Erika Sorenson) can turn into more, proving to himself that he will not …Read more…

You’re Invited: COOL Cooperative Hosts Mixer at Eiffel

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COOL Cooperative Launch Party

Press Release:

COOL, Cocktails, and Community

The COOL Cooperative, a New Orleans based non-profit engaged in “Youth Development through the Magic of Film” is excited to be holding it’s official launch party at the Eiffel Society on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.

The New Orleans Chamber of Commerce will also be on …Read more…

PHANTOM LIMB: Artist Chris Roberts-Antieau to Debut New Collection at Antieau Gallery

Contact: Heidi M. Hendrick

(504) 304-0849

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—-New Orleans artist and gallery-owner Chris Roberts-Antieau is hosting an opening reception on Saturday, November 15, 2014, to unveil her new collection entitled “Phantom Limb.” The Opening will be held at Antieau Gallery located in the French Quarter at 927 Royal Street. The event will begin …Read more…

New Orleans Film Festival and FotoKem Present a Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Making of BLACK AND WHITE

BURBANK, CA (October 9, 2014) – FotoKem, a returning sponsor of the New Orleans Film Festival, will present a free panel discussion with the production team behind the making of Black and White, starring Academy Award® winners Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer. The film, making its U.S. premiere, opens the festival on October 16. …Read more…


A message from Shanda Quintal of the LA Film Industry EXPO:


Hello all,

On behalf of the Film Industry Expo, we regret to inform you that the 2014 Film Industry Expo to be held on October 11, 2014 has been CANCELLED due to unforeseen circumstances.

If you have pre-registered, your payment will be refunded …Read more…

NOLA-shot Film Picked Up at TIFF

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American Heist, a New Orleans-shot crime drama, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) earlier this month and came away with a distribution deal.

Saban Films has closed a $2 million deal for U.S. distribution rights to the film, which was directed by Sarik Andreasayan and stars Hayden Christensen, Adrien …Read more…

‘Maze Runner’ Opens Big Internationally

The Maze Runner, shot in and around Baton Rouge last year, doesn’t hit U.S. theaters until this Friday, but it is already performing well in the international market. Check out this Variety article for more info!

Directed by first-time director Wes Ball from a script by Noah Oppenheim, The Maze Runner stars Dylan O’Brien, Kaya …Read more…

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, …Read more…