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Jerry Katz Announces the First in a New Series of Teaching Products

Louisiana acting coach Jerry Katz, who teaches weekly acting classes in New Orleans, has just launched the first of a series of products designed to help actors “on the go.”

The first product, entitled AUDITION PREP is an audio pod that can be loaded onto a CD, MP3, and/or computer (etc.) that helps actors prepare for their audition so they can perform with confidence and power.

The audio files feature a five-minute “private session” with Coach Jerry Katz, and also a five-minute meditation that helps listeners to breathe and focus.

Information on this product and all upcoming products can be found at

Media Day on the Set of Jerome High’s Scream Team

In honor of the Halloween season, the producers of Jerome High’s Scream Team invited Louisiana media to the set of their Alfred Hitchcock-style horror film last Saturday.

According to a statement released by producers Wayne Douglas Morgan and Murray Roth (of Upperline Entertainment), “Most films do not like media on set but we believe in promoting the film industry in Louisiana and in fact have even applied for the pilot program of the Independent Filmmakers Grant offered through the State of Louisiana Film Commission.”

Louisiana Film & Video was unable to attend media day, but WGNO’s Anne Cutler was there, and here’s her report:

You can read more about Jerome High’s Scream Team by visiting the Louisiana Film Commission, or the IMDB site.

Louisiana-Shot Films Now Available at Rouses

Two award-winning local movies, Belizaire the Cajun and Home Front, are now for sale in Rouses stores across the state.

Both films were shot in Louisiana, and were written, produced, and directed by Louisiana native Glen Pitre and Côte Blanche Productions.

Belizaire the Cajun, starring Armand Assante, is an award-winning romantic adventure set in 1859 Louisiana. To celebrate the film’s 25th anniversary, it has been fully remastered and the DVD includes many special features. Home Front (originally titled The Scoundrel’s Wife when it was released in theaters in 2002) is a World War II-era film about a woman who is suspected of being a saboteur.

You can find both films at your local Rouses store. Visit their service desk and pick up either DVD for only $19.95.

R-Squared Productions Works for Students

With tickets now on-sale, Monroe-based R-Squared Productions is offering a variety of creative ways to get students and families involved with the movie company’s new, locally produced, feature-length film, New Hope. With topics including peer pressure, alcohol, sex, suicide, relationships, and acceptance, New Hope captures the life of the modern teenager.

First, for a limited time through January, the company is offering free movie studio tours at their studio on Louisville Avenue. Small groups will get an insider’s tour of the post-production of the movie New Hope.  They will meet the director, production manager, and other movie staff and learn about several aspects of the movie-making business, which is growing by leaps and bounds in Louisiana. To schedule a tour, call 318-323-6900.

Second, in the past week, R-Squared has delivered over 1,500 school-customized T-shirts to Ouachita Parish and Monroe City Schools, most of them free to teachers. Next, they are currently working with school principals in Ouachita and the surrounding five parishes to schedule student field trips to see the movie.

Finally, the company is sponsoring a New Hope Movie Poster Art Contest in the same six-parish area for elementary, middle and high school students. The deadline for submission is January 20, 2012, and the prize is $100 cash and 2 VIP tickets to the premiere on February 10 in each of the three age group categories.

For further information, visit