The New Orleans Film Society has named the 13 up-and-coming filmmakers who will take part in the inaugural Southern Producers Lab later this month. The multi-day event will feature panels and workshops with industry experts, including Production Incentives Specialist Ryan Broussard of Media Services, who will lend guidance on how to approach incentives in various states such as Louisiana.
“This is a wonderful thing the New Orleans Film Society is doing for our Southern filmmakers,” said Broussard. “By connecting these emerging talents with the production tools they need for success on their upcoming projects, this lab will help to shape the narrative and documentary film landscape in hot spots like Louisiana, Georgia and beyond.”
Though in its first year, the Southern Producers Lab received over 100 submissions for the limited number of spots, which are divided between narrative and documentary filmmakers. Like the New Orleans Film Festival, the lab puts an emphasis on diversity in filmmaking.
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