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Netflix's 'Highwaymen' prepping to shoot in New Orleans
1.8.18 - Netflix is preparing to shoot the Bonnie-and-Clyde crime drama "The Highwayman" in New Orleans, with Woody Harrelson and Kevin Costner reportedly lined up to star in roles originally written for Paul Newman and Robert Redford. The long-gestating project, a feature film, is scheduled to shoot from Feb. 12 to April 10 in the Crescent City. 
NOVAC is offering paid on-set internships on high profile production filming in New Orleans
1.8.18 - NOVAC is proud to announce an exciting internship program with the new Hulu/Channel 4 production The First, a drama series from House of Cards creator Beau Willimon. Through a partnership with NOVAC, The First, filming in Chalmette, LA seeks applications for paid community-based Production Assistants in 15 departments.
THE 13TH CINEMA ON THE BAYOU FILM FESTIVAL, JANUARY 24-31, 2018, ANNOUNCES OPENING NIGHT FILM, EIGHT-DAY FILM LINE-UP AND QUÉBEC PARTNERSHIPS AND EXCHANGES
1.8.18 - Cinema on the Bayou Film Society is pleased to announce the 13th Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival’s opening night film, Rifles & Rosary Beadswhich will make its World Premiere screening on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at the Acadiana Center for the Arts.
College of Humanities and Social Sciences to offer new BA in Screen Arts
12.21.17 - The annual fall graduation and commencement ceremonies will have an unorthodox companion. On Oct. 13, the University Board of Supervisors approved the request to offer a Bachelor of Arts in Screen Arts starting in fall 2018. This degree will replace the Film and Media Arts concentration and move it into its own separate degree program.
Filmed mostly in New Orleans, 'LBJ' spotlights powerful pol, pivotal time
12.21.17 - The historic events depicted in the political drama “LBJ” happened in Dallas and Washington, D.C. But most of this biopic about President Lyndon Baines Johnson, opening in theaters Friday, was filmed in New Orleans. 
Loyola University New Orleans Film Instructor Named Among “Top 10” Contenders for an Oscar
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Winner of the 2017 Sundance film Festival Short Film Jury Award, ALONE is a documentary short film focused on mass incarceration and its shaping of love within the modern Black American family. A short documentary created by a Loyola University New Orleans film professor and designed to spotlight the impacts of mass incarceration on children and families is a “Top 10” contender for an Oscar nomination.

8 Louisiana-linked movies, people to watch this Oscar season
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The 2018 Academy Awards are still months away, scheduled to be handed out on March 4. But don’t think for a moment that Oscar campaigns aren’t already in full swing. With critics’ groups already naming their favorite films of the year, and a full slate of pre-Oscar award shows about to start flooding the airwaves, this year’s award season is already well underway.

'Cajun Aces': Rising Louisiana chef couple gets new Food Network series
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Sam and Cody Carroll are returning to the place where it all began Saturday night to watch the premiere of their Food Network show, “Cajun Aces.” Louisiana Culinary Institute in Baton Rouge is where the New Orleans couple met, fell in love and embarked on their cooking adventure.

Starlight movie studio opens in New Orleans East
9.12.17 - The new Starlight Studios, a $12.5 million motion picture studio, opened near NASA's Michoud facility in New Orleans East on June 19. With a cavernous 45-foot tall, 32,000-square foot sound stage, plus a second 13,000- square-foot sound stage next door, the facility is the biggest in New Orleans, said Starlight Studios President Billy Burk.