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Fw: Louisiana Entertainment's Newsletter

From: Susie L.
Sent on: Friday, August 17, 2012 7:05 PM

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Subject: Louisiana Entertainment's Newsletter

August 17, 2012 
Louisiana ranked best state in U.S. for digital media 
According to Business Facilities publication: "Louisiana's digital media industry is one of the fastest growing in the nation, growing at a rate of more than 100%. The state has almost 19,000 skilled software developers and more than 100,000 professionals with a skill set conducive to digital media or software development." More info...  
Benh Zeitlin talks about the success of his award winning movie "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
Read the interview with Benh Zeitlin, Sundance and Cannes award winning director of Beasts of the Southern Wild and why he says "Louisiana is the greatest place in the world to live and make movies." More info...
Renovated Joy Theatre to help kick off 2012 New Orleans Film Festival
The New Orleans Film Festival will launch its 23rd edition of its seven-day celebration of cinema kicking off on Oct. 11, 2012. It will be doing it, however, in a new venue: the newly renovated Joy Theater on Canal Street.
Ameritas opening 300-job IT center in downtown Baton Rouge
Ameritas Technologies, a startup company, announced plans Tuesday to launch its first information technology and software development center in Baton Rouge, with a goal of employing 300 workers downtown in the Chase Tower South over the next three years. More info...
Louisiana's growing digital industry includes Shreveport-Bossier City
The last two years particularly have seen a jolt to the digital sector of the statewide economy with areas like Shreveport-Bossier City, New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette leading the way. The sector's growth is rapid and economic officials believe it has exponential potential. More info...
Major renovations return Saenger Theater in New Orleans to its roots
For most of its life, the Saenger stood as the most opulent theater in New Orleans. But it has not had a commercial pulse since the summer of 2005, when Hurricane Katrina flooded it. Now recovery and restoration is well under way. The old theater has been consumed in a massive reconstruction project. More info...

Performing arts in higher education: An economic generator for Baton Rouge
Just as creativity and artistic expression project paradox and irony, the College of Music & Dramatic Arts is one of LSU's most productive units when measured in terms of economic impact to the Baton Rouge metropolitan area.  More info...
SPECIAL MESSAGE from Louisiana Entertainment:
Louisiana Entertainment is pleased to welcome our two new employees, Stephen Hamner and Lacey McRight. Stephen joins our office as Director of Film. He will oversee the administration of Louisiana's successful motion picture incentive program. Lacey comes aboard as a business development officer, assisting in our efforts to grow the music and live performance industries in our state. We are very proud to have both Stephen and Lacey on the team as we grow the entertainment industries in our great state.  More info...
 October 11th - 18th, 2012
 November 15th - 18th, 2012
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Louisiana Office of Entertainment Industry Development | P.O. Box 94185 | Baton Rouge | LA | 70802

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