The Business of Film luncheon featuring Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser will be held Friday, Jan. 20.

 Slidell Municipal Auditorium – 2056 Second Street, Olde Towne Slidell

Art of the Film: Louisiana Film Industry Expo launched in January of 2022 with the goal of showcasing the myriad of career opportunities for creative professionals within and related to the industry. The 2023 Art of the Film Expo is expanding to a two-day event with a broadened scope of presenters and expo exhibiters, plus a focus on community opportunities and behind-the-scenes industry peeks.

Tickets to the Lt. Governor’s Business of Film luncheon are $40 and will go on sale soon.

Admission to the Art of the Film Expo is free on both days. Preregistration is required. Registration will open soon.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact

The Business of Film Luncheon


Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser

Friday, Jan. 20 – Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Doors open 11:30 a.m. 

Slidell Municipal Auditorium 


Christopher Stelly, Executive Group Director, Louisiana Entertainment & Digital Media

Trey Burvant, President, Louisiana Film & Entertainment Association

Ed and Sue Poole, Hollywood on the Bayou, Film Accessory Researchers

Linda Thurman, Hollywood veteran, author and Movie Poster Archives Executive Director

Sam Claitor, Crafty Apes Visual Effects and Production Services

DeAnna Charett, Founder, Bad Habitz Organization veterans filmmaker training program

Reid Wick, Membership and Industry Relations, Recording Academy/GRAMMYs

Jay Weigel, Composer, Producer and Conductor

Greg Barnhill, Composer, Songwriter and Master Vocalist

Donovan Williams, Founder, JammAround creators’ collaboration platform

Hunter McHugh, CSA, Casting director, On the Hunt Casting

Dan Zweben, Location scout

Mickey Lambert, Location manager/scout

Roberta Carrow-Jackson, St. Tammany Film Commissioner, featuring Reel Scouts

Dr. Ben Redwine, Classical and jazz musician and composer

Presenter bios and session descriptions coming soon.


Students “Create Your Own Movie” poster competition and exhibition


Saturday, January 21, 10 am to 6 pm

Enjoy behind-the-scenes looks at the film and entertainment industry and an opportunity to meet industry pros.

Learn about how to become involved in and benefit from the industry,

including educational and collaborative opportunities.

You can even register for casting opportunities and list your property for consideration as film locations. 


A special movie poster art exhibition, presented by Hollywood on the Bayou,

Movie Poster Archives and The City of Slidell, in the Slidell Cultural Center at City Hall.

Special hours during the Expo noon to 6 pm.

Art of the Film 2022 Expo is honored to be the recipient of the Public Relations Society of America – New Orleans Chapter’s 2022 Fleurish Award of Excellence.

See the 2022 Art of the Film Expo speaker and session archives here, and videos from the 2022 Art of the Film Expo here.

Need a hotel room? See options courtesy of St. Tammany Parish Tourist and Convention Commission.

For information about sponsorship opportunities for the luncheon and the expo, click here.

This event is presented by Northshore Cultural Economy Coalition in partnership with the City of Slidell.



We are grateful for the support of these organizations.

Supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, as administered by the St. Tammany Parish Commission on Cultural Affairs. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.