September 6, 2014 3:07 PM
A New Orleans man captured video of a hammerhead shark near an Arkansas couple in Destin, Fla.
The couple in the water had no idea there was a huge shark just feet away from them. The shark who may have been in search of a morning meal was estimated... more »
July 13, 2014 1:01 PM
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Aspiring filmmakers in New Mexico could see their work take flight before the end of the year. The New Mexico Film Foundation announced Saturday that it is holding a contest for the best short film about human space exploration. The winning filmmaker will receive $5,000... more »
February 6, 2014 9:42 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Universal Pictures' long-awaited "Jurassic Park" sequel, "Jurassic World," will shoot in New Orleans for 11 weeks starting June 2. The film is the fourth in the "Jurassic Park" franchise and will be executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, who directed the 1993 first installment, based on the book... more »
December 18, 2013 6:05 AM
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - Two family members of James Brown have been helping "Get On Up" movie officials throughout filming in Natchez to ensure "The Godfather of Soul" properly shines on the big screen. Jason Brown, James Brown's grandson, is working as a production assistant for the biopic being directed... more »
October 23, 2013 9:20 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Hundreds of extras are needed for an action film featuring Will Smith that's being shot in New Orleans. Smith, along with actors Rodrigo Santoro and Margot Robbie, are starring in "Focus," which follows a con man (Smith) who falls for a rookie (Robbie) as he's planning... more »
March 21, 2012 9:04 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Fort Pike State Historic Site will be closed to the public on Friday due to the filming of a major motion picture. The fort, set on a 94-acre site, was built shortly after the War of 1812 to defend navigation channels leading into the City... more »
December 22, 2011 12:00 AM
P3 Update, a magazine for film industry-insiders, ranked Louisiana as the best state in the country for movie production. The magazine compiles the list once a year based on factors including: tax incentives, crew base, talent pool, infrastructure and popularity among filmmakers.
"In reality, I think that we have... more »
October 16, 2011 11:53 AM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Two workshops on animation and special effects are being offered at Louisiana State University-Shreveport. Presenter will be Al Bohl, a Bossier city native who has several animated entertainment programs in development. Bohl's first workshop on drawing for animation is set for Oct. 22 and will introduce... more »
July 6, 2011 10:34 AM
PERRIS, Calif. (AP) - Animal rights activists have sued a Southern California company that provided an elephant used in the movie "Water for Elephants." The suit was filed last week in Los Angeles federal court against Have Trunk Will Travel of Perris. It claims that the business defrauded two moviegoers... more »
January 26, 2011 11:39 PM
The 6th Annual Cinema on the Bayou Festival kicked off Wednesday night at the Acadiana Center for the Arts. The film festival celebrates movies, filmmakers and the entertainment industry in south Louisiana, and it's also a boost to Acadiana's economy.
"We have arrived, and film has arrived to Lafayette... more »
January 13, 2011 12:03 AM
Educators from across Acadiana are taking a hard look at our public education system Wednesday night -- by watching a film. Hundreds of people, from teachers, superintendents, school board members to parish leaders filled the Grand Theater in Lafayette to watch the documentary "Waiting for Superman." After the screening there... more »
January 10, 2011 9:41 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - What do Norah Jones, Carly Simon, Scarlett Johannson, Ben Harper, Bob Weir, Steven Stills and Vincent Gallo have in common? All have lent their voices to the soundtrack for a documentary about autism, which will be released Tuesday on iTunes. "Wretches & Jabberers" follows two men... more »
October 14, 2010 2:15 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Suspense-filled dramas, psychological thrillers, romantic triangles and stories based on real-life events take center stage Friday as independent filmmakers convene for the 21st annual New Orleans Film Festival.
The seven-day festival launches with British film director Jake Scott's drama, "Welcome to the Rileys," starring James... more »
September 28, 2010 9:50 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A longtime Quentin Tarantino film editor may have died from heat stroke while hiking in the Hollywood Hills during a record hot spell, a coroner's official said Tuesday. The body of Sally JoAnne Menke, 56, was discovered at 2:15 a.m. Tuesday in rugged Beachwood Canyon on... more »
September 9, 2010 10:19 PM
VENICE, Italy (AP) - Japanese cult director Takashi Miike says he remade the 1963 classic "Thirteen Assassins" to help Japan's younger generation learn about the past. The film is set about 150 years ago, toward the end of the samurai period. An esteemed samurai, Shinzaemon Shimada, played by Japanese superstar... more »
August 18, 2010 11:05 AM
Back by Popular Demand! A special challenge is being issued to all writers, actors, videographers, storytellers and other creative - adventurous types who want to have a great time in a fun and exciting new way. Acadiana Open Channel is hosting a 3 Minute Movie Challenge. The idea is simple,... more »
August 13, 2010 10:01 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Toy Story 3" is now the highest-grossing animated film of all time. The third movie in the Pixar series about cowboy Woody, space ranger Buzz Lightyear and the toys' owner, Andy, has crossed more than $920 million at box offices worldwide since opening June 18, according... more »
June 1, 2010 7:11 PM
Seeking EXTRAS for thriller film "Swamp Shark" Starring: Kristy Swanson & Robert Davi Produced by Active Entertainment
Wednesday June 2nd Noon-6 P.M. Activity Entertainment Studios 209 Garfield St. Lafayette, LA 70501
Applicants should bring a RECENT, nonreturnable photo of themselves. If you are unable to provide a photo,... more »
December 28, 2009 12:50 PM
Two time Grammy nominee, Cedric Watson will be featured on Music Voyager's television special "Road To A Grammy". It will air on PBS and Nat Geo Music & Adventure. Filming will take place at Blue Moon Saloon on Tuesday, December 29th. Music will start at 8PM.
November 12, 2009 11:51 AM
Lafayette, LA- Attention all Twilighters....A New Moon will rise Thursday, November 19th, at The Grand Theatre 16 on Johnston Street and United Blood Services will be joining in on the vampirisms by collecting life saving blood donations from 8:30pm until Midnight. The first 10 donors will receive a general admission... more »
November 12, 2009 11:33 AM
3 Minute Movie Event
A special challenge is being issued to all writers, actors, videographers, storytellers and other creative - adventurous types who want to have a great time in a fun and exciting new way.
Acadiana Open Channel is hosting a 3 Minute Movie Challenge. The idea... more »
October 30, 2009 2:22 PM
Casting for 70's extras for the film Secretariat has been rescheduled. The promo day will now take place on Monday, November 2 instead of Sunday, November 1. Questions or concerns can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
October 16, 2009 8:37 AM
The International Rice Festival runs through Sunday, October 18th. GMA's Tom Voinche is the Grand Marshall for Saturday's Parade.
The 2nd Annual Boudin Cook-off will be held this Saturday at Parc Sans Souci from 10am-4pm. 20 different meat markets will have samples for 50cents each. Downtown St. Martinville is... more »
October 15, 2009 3:51 PM
Join the filming of the motion picture "Secretariat!"
Walt Disney Pictures is working with the Lafayette Entertainment Initiative to immediately cast hundreds of Promo Extras in the motion picture "Secretariat". It is free to sign-up with the Lafayette Entertainment Initiative as an extra.
Promo Extras should come dressed... more »