The Emerging Voices group includes from left: Allendra Freeman, Jason Foster, Eritria Pitts, Opeyemi Olukemi, Chloe Walters-Wallace, program director; Stephanie Allain, Yvonne Welbon, Kenna J. Moore, Ahmed Siddiqui, and Zandashe Brown.

New Orleans Film Fest focuses lens on filmmakers of color

By David T. Baker Contributing Writer Last month, hundreds of filmmakers set their stages in New Orleans for the 26th Annual New Orleans Film Festival

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The Best Man Holiday
By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic Watching The Best Man Holiday is like opening a Christmas gift when you know full well what’s inside. The joy and excitement is all in ...
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12 Years A Slave debuts in N.O. Civic Theatre
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer The largest crowd in the 24-year history of the New Orleans Film Festival helped kick off eight days of high-quality new movies, starting at the Civic ...
Tax credit change favored by film industry could cause $22 million budget hole
By Tyler Bridges Has Louisiana’s film and television industry dodged a financial hit next year? It may, due to a subtle, but important, change to a budget bill. ...
Jackie Robinson: Too bad he’s the wrong color
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist You could say 42, the film about the life of Brooklyn Dodgers great Jackie Robinson, is a gripping baseball tale, and your assessment would be correct ...
‘Kunta Kinteh Island’ film tour begins in New Orleans
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer An international heritage tour featuring the new film “Kunta Kinteh Island” premiered at Loyola University New Orleans’ Nunemaker Hall on Monday night. The film, which ...
City trains residents for careers in film industry
NEW ORLEANS, LA — The City of New Orleans, in partnership with the New Orleans Video Access Center (NOVAC), will host a free Film Production Assistant Job Training workshop Friday, ...
Prior owner of a ‘Treme’ house says city seized double he was trying to fix
By Ariella Cohen Standing in front of a row of abandoned, soon-to-be-razed dou­ble shotguns, gesturing sympathetically to the neighborhood leaders gathered with him, Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Thursday im­plored New ...
‘Treme’ Producers Would Have Chipped in on Restoration
By Ariella Cohen cash advance in green cove springs fl Neither the Landrieu administration nor preservationists followed up to save houses featured in ads for the HBO television ...