OZONE FILM FESTIVAL

 

Part 3: WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, THE UNION, & NETWORKING

David Crais describes ‘transferable skill sets’ and the importance of workforce development; the group

discusses formation of a comprehensive film industry network in Louisiana, from grass root efforts to established trade organizations such as SAG and the Union, and the roles they play.

Part 2: LA FILM TAX CREDITS & THEIR EFFECTS

Chris Stelly give an overview of Louisiana’s tax incentive program for motion picture companies.

John Anderson discusses his experience being involved with the first project OK’d for the tax credits.

Discussion covers topics including the program’s effects on film industry in the Northshore area and across

the state since it was passed in 2002.

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THE BUSINESS OF FILM PRODUCTION IN LOUISIANA

Panel Discussion Audio Excerpts

October 5, 2008

Part 4: PROJECT FUNDING, DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES, IN-FIGHTING

Topics include attracting investors in Louisiana film production, L.I.F.T., digital film technologies

integrating with traditional business operations, and dealing with competition and politics among organizations

and groups within the Louisiana film industry.

Part 5: PANELIST PROJECTS, EDUCATING LA BUSINESS COMMUNITY

Each of the panelists describe their current projects and future plans. Includes discussion

on the importance of educating the Louisiana business community on the values and benefits of supporting the growth of film industry in the state.

Part 6: AUDIENCE QUESTIONS, CLOSING COMMENTS

The panel takes several questions from the audience. Topics include how Louisiana’s film tax credit program compares to that of other states; getting trained and hired. Also, OFF co-director and 20-year La. film production

veteran, Daniel Rector describes scope and complexity of making a movie and how to get involved.

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Part 1: INTRODUCTIONS

INTRODUCTIONS: (from left to right) John Anderson (Andertainment Group), Chris Stelly (La. Dept.

of Economic Development), Blaine McManus (Maxxim), Veleka Gray (moderator), David Crais (Celtic Studios financial management), Kevin Barraco (La. Film & Video Magazine), John McDougall (Film Design), Liz Dunnebacke (NOVAC), and Susan Brunner (Chamber of Commerce Cultural Economy Committee.

COMPLETE CONFERENCE ON CD

If you’d like information on obtaining a CD of these 6 excerpts from the “Business of Film Production

in Louisiana”, contact the Ozone Film Festival office at 985.966.6940 to make arrangements.