10 AM TO 7:30 PM 

Business of Film luncheon featuring Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser – Friday, January 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.

Admission to the Art of the Film Expo is free and open to the public on both days. Preregistration (via the ticket link below) is recommended to ensure seating and to expedite admission. Limited registration will be available at the door both days of the Expo.

Tickets to the Lt. Governor’s Business of Film luncheon are $40, available at the link below. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available here.

The Business of Film Luncheon


Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser

Friday, Jan. 20 – Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Doors open 11:00 a.m. 

Slidell Municipal Auditorium 


Listed in order of scheduled sessions

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

Trey Burvant, President, Louisiana Film & Entertainment Association

Carroll Morton, Director, Film New Orleans | Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy

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

Jay Weigel, Composer, producer and conductor

Donovan Williams, Chief Technology Officer, JammAround music collaboration platform

Dr. Ben Redwine, Classical and jazz musician and composer

Kody Chamberlain, Writer and story artist

Greg Barnhill, Composer, songwriter and master vocalist

Dan Zweben, Location scout

Mickey Lambert, Location manager/scout

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

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

Rhonda G. Laizer, SAG-AFTRA Actor

Eric Lamulle, SAG actor

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

Linda Thurman, Hollywood veteran, author and Movie Poster Archives executive director


Students “Create Your Own Movie” poster competition and exhibition


Saturday, January 21, 10 am to 6 pm, live entertainment 6:30 to 7:30 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. 


“Art of the Poster,” a special movie poster art exhibition

Presented by Movie Poster Archives and Hollywood on the Bayou

Hosted by the City of Slidell in the George Dunbar Slidell Cultural Center at City Hall

Special hours during the Expo – Friday, January 20 – 10 a.m. – 2 pm, Saturday, January 21, 11 am to 2 pm.

Expo After Hours – Songwriting for Film session preview with Greg Barnhill

and the Music of Film live entertainment

Presented by Ozone Songwriter Festival

Friday, January 20, 7:00 to 8:30 pm, The Wine Garden, 300 Robert St. in Olde Towne Slidell

Expo After Hours – The Music of Film with Northshore Community Orchestra

Presented by the City of Slidell

Saturday, January 21, 6:30 to 7:30 pm in the Slidell Municipal Auditorium

Art of the Film 2023 Expo Program

Songwriter opportunity!

One-on-one sessions with songwriter and master vocalist Greg Barnhill.

Here’s an opportunity for songwriters and aspiring songwriters to enjoy individual consultations with award-winning songwriter and master vocalist Greg Barnhill. A limited number of 20 minute sessions are available at a special Expo rate of $25. Book online. 100% of proceeds will be paid directly to Mr. Barnhill.

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

For information about Art of the Film sponsorship opportunities, 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.

This event is 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.

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 information and session videos here.