Louisiana Keeps ‘Hollywood of the South’ Nickname by Surviving Political Assault

News that they would film in Louisiana hit after threats to the tax-incentive program dissipated. “One of the hallmarks of the Louisiana program has been its stability,” said Will French, president of the Film Production Capital and the Louisiana Film and Entertainment Association. “Producers can bank on the fact that if they shoot here, they’ll qualify and they know exactly what the benefits will be.” Also read: Why Hollywood’s Biggest Films Are Leaving L.A. for London “If you across the country, the attitude toward incentives has started to reverse, and you have states like Michigan or Connecticut pulling themselves out of the game or pulling dollars,” he added. French predicted that the day is approaching when Louisiana or Georgia will surpass New York as a production hub. Not everyone is enamored with the credits.
Source: http://movies.yahoo.com/news/louisiana-keeps-hollywood-south-nickname-surviving-assault-politicians-020503909.html

Hollywood Central Park Redesigns Website to Encourage Community Input

Posted by Marla Schevker (Editor) , July 29, 2013 at 11:38 AM Next Previous Slideshow Download In an effort to encourage creative individuals to offer designs for a new stretch of park, the Friends of the Hollywood Central Park (FHCP) released a new feature on its website ( http://www.hollywoodcentralpark.org ) that allows for interaction and creation. People now have the opportunity to create their own versions of the 44-acre park planned for the one-mile stretch of the Hollywood Freeway between Hollywood Boulevard/Bronson Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard/Western Avenue. According to the FHCP press release, the website, offers numerous possibilities for potential features at the park including cafes, dog parks, libraries and landscaping. Participants are invited to submit their designs to the FHCP board, who will attempt to incorporate the ideas into the final design. Knowing the level of interest in the community about Hollywood Central Park, we decided the best way to get input on what should be built was give everybody a chance to create their dream park, Laurie Goldman, FHCP president, said in a written statement.
Source: http://hollywood.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/hollywood-central-park-redesigns-website-to-encourage-community-input

‘Hollywood Hillbillies’: ‘Gingers have souls’ YouTube kid gets reality show

You’re not God.” “Hollywood Hillbillies” follows Michael, his “Mema,” Delores Hughes, and various other family members as they move from Grayson, Ga. to Hollywood to spend the money they say they made on the internet. Mema Delores tells reporters at TCA, “Hollywood has just gained some weight. Country has come to town, and we are 2 tons of fun, let me tell you.” Delores’ daughter Dee Dee Peters says, “We’ve put the fun in dysfunctional, I’m telling you.” As for what they’ve been doing so far in Hollywood, it seems the ladies are mostly trying to feed all the “beautiful” and “skinny” people, whose “bellies are so flat and hard.” Michael, however, is looking for a date. “I’m single,” he says. “So if any ladies out there are looking, they’re into redheads …
Source: http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/07/hollywood-hillbillies-gingers-have-souls-youtube-kid-gets-reality-show.html

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