Louisiana film, television industry

Film incentives bills ready for its Louisiana legislative close-up

Associated Prees photo by /Matt Sayles -- Cast member John Malkovich arrives at the premiere of "Secretariat" in Los Angeles, Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010.  Scenes from the movie were shot at the Evangeline Downs in 2009.

Lights. Camera. Action. But not of the kind favored by Louisiana’s film and television industry. Instead, the state Legislature will begin to take action next week on bills that would pare and perhaps even phase out tax subsidies that have cost taxpayers $1.3 billion over the past seven years while making Louisiana a more… Continue reading →

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Joan Jett emotional at Rock Hall induction

Joan Jett & the Blackhearts perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND (AP) — Joan Jett couldn’t keep her rough rocker edge for long. Once she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Jett was overcome by the moment and moved to tears. “I tried not to cry and… Continue reading →

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A story of a solemn ceremony gone awry: Kim “Pops” Seago, of Columbia, Tennessee, says, “In the 1970s, John, a friend from seminary, was minister of youth at Central Baptist Church in Clovis, New Mexico. “On several occasions a church member… Continue reading →

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