Louisiana Film Production Report 7.30.09

This is what is out there as far as confirmed and with contact info. A couple of low budget indie films are currently scouting NOLA as well, but currently there is no contact info or offices for them. Also in New Orleans is the ultra low budget indie film Snatched which begins filming in August.

Looks like Millennium is definitely bringing The Mechanic with Jason Statham, to New Orleans.

What looked like it was going to be a barren Fall/Winter production time is filling up from all the gossip around. People are saying between 16-20 films are coming to Louisiana the 2nd half of this year.

From Production Weekly:

Nth Degree
Imprint Entertainment
100 Universal City Plaza
Bungalow 7152
Universal City, CA 91608
818.733.5410 - ph
818.733.4307 - fax
Dir: Norry Niven

The Strangers: Part 2
Intrepid Pictures
1221 Second St
Ste 200
Santa Monica, CA 90401
310.566.5000 - ph
310.566.5001 - fax
Dir: Laurent Briet
LP: D. Scott Lumpkin
- Louisiana and Iowa

From the state

Welcome to (225) 342-FILM, the official hotline of Louisiana Entertainment. Here’s what’s happening for the last week of July 2009:

Pre-Production (9)

The Sony Pictures feature film Battle: Los Angeles starring Aaron Eckhart is in pre-production in Louisiana with shooting scheduled for Shreveport from September 9 - October 9 and Baton Rouge from October 11- December 10. Resumes and inquires are being accepted by fax at (225) 330-6961 (no headshots, please).

The Disney feature film Secretariat starring Diane Lane is in pre-production in South Louisiana with shooting scheduled from September 28 through December 4. Resumes and inquiries are being accepted by e-mail at secretariat.themovie@gmail.com.

The Screen Gems feature film Straw Dogs starring Alexander Skarsgard, James Marsden, and Kate Bosworth is in pre-production in Shreveport with shooting scheduled to begin August 17 for eight weeks. Resumes and inquiries are being accepted by e-mail at strawdogslouisiana@gmail.com.

The independent feature film The Somnambulist is in pre-production in New Orleans with shooting scheduled from August 10 through August 29th. Resumes and inquiries are being accepted by e-mail at tst.nola@gmail.com.

The Nu Image/Millennium feature film The Mechanic starring Jason Statham will begin pre-production in New Orleans on August 10 and will shoot for nine weeks beginning October 14. Contact details are coming soon.

The Films in Motion feature film Wrong Side of Town Part II starring Rob Van Dam and Batiste is soft-prep in Baton Rouge with three weeks of shooting scheduled for late August and September. Resumes and inquiries are being accepted by e-mail at info@filmsinmotion.com.

The Bullet Films feature film Monster Wolf is in pre-production in Lafayette with shooting scheduled from September 21 through October 14. Resumes and inquiries are being accepted by e-mail at jobs@bulletfilms.net.

The Bullet Films feature film Swamp Shark is in soft-prep in Lafayette with shooting in Lafayette scheduled from Oct. 26 – November 18. Resumes and inquiries are being accepted by e-mail at jobs@bulletfilms.net.

The independent feature film Keep It Together will begin pre-production in late August and will shoot for five weeks in the New Orleans area. Details are coming soon.

Now Filming (4)

Horizon Entertainment’s feature film Father of Invention starring Kevin Spacey, Camilla Belle, Heather Graham, Virginia Madsen, Johnny Knoxville and Craig Robinson is shooting in the New Orleans area through July 31. Inquiries are being accepted by e-mail at fatherofinvention2009@gmail.com

The second season of the September Films A&E reality television series The Exterminators starring Billy Bretherton is shooting in the Shreveport area through the end of August. Inquiries are being accepted by e-mail at vexcon@bellsouth.net.

The Disney Channel children’s television series The Imagination Movers is shooting in Jefferson Parish through September 17. Resumes and inquiries are being accepted by e-mail at. imnola504@gmail.com

The Most Wanted Films feature film Death House is shooting in Baton Rouge through August 15. Inquiries are being accepted by e-mail at info@mostwantedfilms.com.

And for more information about the film and television industry in Louisiana please visit us online at www.louisianaentertainment.gov.

From Solomon Street:


Battle: Los Angeles
10000 Celtic Dr
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
225.330.6960 - phone
225.330.6961 - fax
UPM: Thomas Harper
POC: Karen Jarnecke
- Also filming some in Shreveport

"Keep It Together"
Starring Christopher Walken
Line Producer: Joel Hatch
POC: Jenn Wall
Films 6 weeks
Estimated start September

"Father of Invention"
Father of Invention Productions, LLC
824 Distributors Row
Harahan, LA 70123
504.729.4022 tel
504.734.2061 fax
Line Producer: Danny Stillman
Prod Supervisor: Marc Hammer
POC: Ruth Kesler
Principal begins 6/29 for 5 weeks

"The Mechanic"
Starring Jason Statham
UPM: Matt Leonetti Jr.
looking to NOLA!!

“Imagination Movers” Kids TV Series
Back for Season 2
800 Distributors Row
Harahan, LA 70123
Kati Johnston, UPM
POC - Justin Groetsch
Resumes/Inquiries: imnola504@gmail.com
Shoots Mar 30th - Sept 17th

"Straw Dogs" Feature
UPM: Beau Marks
Prod Supvsr: Valerie Sharp
400 Clyde Fant Parkway
2nd Floor
Shreveport, LA 71101
318.221.8083 O
318.221.8109 F
Starts late august

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Credits/Resume July 2009

Here are my credits as of right now. I don't even have listed Wolverine or the Zatarains commercial I worked on. My IMDB page.

Film and Television Experience

Production Secretary – “The Expendables”
Millennium Films
Feature Film
UPM: Josh Throne

Production Assistant – “Alabama Moon”
Faulkner Productions
Independent Feature Film
Line Producer: Rob Ortiz

Production Secretary – “Final Destination 4:3D”
New Line Cinema
Studio Feature Film
UPM: Todd Stewart

APOC – “Welcome to Academia”
MAP Productions
Independent Feature Film
UPM: David Stuart

Office Production Assistant - “Racing for Time”
Lifetime Movie
UPM: Chris Morgan

Local Fixer - “Psychic Investigators”
Television Show

Accounting Assistant – New Orleans - “Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
Paramount Pictures
Studio Feature Film
UPM: Danny Stillman

Production Assistant - “Best Damn Sports Show”
Fox Sports

Office Production Assistant - “Life is Not a Fairy Tale”
Lifetime Movie
UPM: Chris Morgan

Office Production Assistant - “Low Life”
Fox Television Pilot
UPM: Paul Kurta

Production Coordinator - “Labou”
Independent Feature Film
UPM: Mike Greene

Production Assistant - “Man of the House”
Revolution Studios
Studio Feature Film

Production Assistant – “Hi-Five”
Bare Midriff Productions
Independent Feature Film

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Books in 2009

Prince of Thieves
Finn McCool's Football Club
Fever Pitch
How Soccer Explains the World
The Hunter

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Feynman Lectures Online


JFK Moon Speech Quote

We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.


Entire text of the speech here.


Apollo 11 Launch Picture

Forty years ago today three men were launched to the moon on the rocket below:



Apollo 11 - Kennedy's Speech

Some things are way too important not to share:



Apollo - History Today


Wednesday Comics #1

Paul Pope's Strange Adventures.

In July, DC Comics gives a fresh twist to a grand comics tradition with WEDNESDAY COMICS, a new, weekly 12-issue series by some of the greatest names in comics today!

WEDNESDAY COMICS is unique in modern comics history: Reinventing the classic weekly newspaper comics section, it is a 16-page weekly that unfolds to a sprawling 28" x 20" tabloid-sized reading experience bursting with mind-blowing color, action and excitement, with each feature on its own 14" x 20" page.

Spearheaded by DCU Editorial Art Director Mark Chiarello, whose past editing credits include BATMAN BLACK and WHITE, DC: THE NEW FRONTIER and SOLO, each page of WEDNESDAY COMICS spotlights the continuing adventures of DC heroes, including:

• BATMAN, WEDNESDAY COMICS' weekly cover feature, by the Eisner Award-winning 100 BULLETS team of writer Brian Azzarello and artist Eduardo Risso
• ADAM STRANGE, by writer/artist Paul Pope (BATMAN: YEAR 100)
• METAMORPHO, written by New York Times best-selling writer Neil Gaiman with Art by Eisner Award-winner Michael Allred (Madman)
• THE DEMON AND CATWOMAN, written by Walter Simonson (Thor, MANHUNTER) with Art by famed DC cover artist Brian Stelfreeze
• DEADMAN, written by Dave Bullock and Vinton Heuck, Art by Dave Bullock
• KAMANDI, written by Dave Gibbons (WATCHMEN, GREEN LANTERN CORPS) with Art by Ryan Sook (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, ARKHAM ASYLUM: LIVING HELL)
• SUPERMAN, written by John Arcudi (The Mask) with Art by Lee Bermejo (JOKER)
• WONDER WOMAN, written and illustrated by Ben Caldwell (Dare Detectives)
• GREEN LANTERN, written by Kurt Busiek (TRINITY, ASTRO CITY) with Art by Joe Quiñones (TEEN TITANS GO!)
• TEEN TITANS, written by Eddie Berganza with Art by Sean Galloway
• SUPERGIRL, written by Jimmy Palmiotti (JONAH HEX) with Art by Amanda Conner (POWER GIRL)
• HAWKMAN, written and illustrated by Kyle Baker (PLASTIC MAN, Special Forces)
• SGT. ROCK, written by Adam Kubert (SUPERMAN: LAST SON), ilustrated by legendary comics artist Joe Kubert
• THE FLASH, written by Karl Kerschl (TEEN TITANS YEAR ONE, THE FLASH: THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE) and Brenden Fletcher, illustrated by Karl Kerschl
• METAL MEN, written by Dan DiDio with Art by Ian Churchill (SUPERGIRL)


Current Wallpaper - Green Lantern



Time is Luck - Michael Mann Quotes

"Time is luck."
"Luck ran out. This was too good to last."

Isabella: Once I had a fortune, it said: "Leave now. Life is short. Time is luck".
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: You got assets somewhere? Insurance?
Isabella: Why?
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: Things go wrong. The odds catch up. Probability is like gravity: you cannot negotiate with gravity. One day... one day you should just cash out, you know? Just cash out and get out.
Isabella: Yeah?
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: Yeah. As far and as fast as you can.
Isabella: Would you find me?
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett: Yes, I would.

- Miami Vice

You remember when we first met?
And were together alone in that
room. And the exhilaration was
too much to hold on to. And then
something flickered across your
face like a shadow and I asked you
what was wrong?

I remember.

Do you remember what you said?

Yes. I said this is too good to live...

Molly stares into his eyes.

Time is luck, Will.
(heat )
I know the value of our days...

- Manhunter



Recent Photos of Me

Perez and me at The Expendables wrap party:

Me at work in The Expendables office: