The second annual Art of the Film Expo will be held
Friday and Saturday, January 20 and 21, 2023 in the Slidell Municipal Auditorium.

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 event also presented invaluable information for individuals and businesses interested in learning more about how they can get involved in and benefit from Louisiana’s film and entertainment industry plus an overview of the economic impact of the industry in the community and the state. .

Following the success of the 2022 event, the 2023 Art of the Film Expo is expanding from a single-day to a two-day event with a broadened scope of presenters and expo exhibiters. The selection of speakers and presentations are in the works, with the full lineup to be announced in the near future.

The Expo will be held Friday and Saturday, January 20 and 21, 2023 at the Slidell Municipal Auditorum, with free admission (pre-registration required.)

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact

See the videos from the 2022 Art of the Film Expo here.


 Slidell Municipal Auditorium – 2056 Second Street

Free Admission.


Greg Barnhill, Composer, Songwriter and Master Vocalist

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

Jay Weigel, Composer, Producer and Conductor

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

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

Trey Burvant, President, Louisiana Film & Entertainment Association

Katherine Brooks, Emmy Award Winning Filmmaker, Writer and Director

Quinton Aaron, Actor and Producer

Wayne Douglas Morgan, Actor, Producer and Bodyguard

Thomas Johnston, Co-owner, Allaborde Entertainment, Producer

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

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

Bill Rainey, Casting Liaison – The Holding Tent and Administrator – 48-Hour Film Project

Austin Naulty, Actor/Stuntman

Susie Labry, Prolific Extra

Nicole Ferrier, Actress


Students “Create Your Own Movie” poster exhibition


Community opportunities to register for film and video industry resource directory, featuring local businesses, industry professionals, potential filming locations and registrations to serve as movie extras and audition for speaking roles.

Old School Eats, a film industry favorite, offering tasty fare and beverages available for purchase, noon to 4 pm.


“Fifty Shades of Louisiana movie poster 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 8 pm, with an opening reception from 6 to 8 pm.


In conjunction with this event,

The Northshore Collaborative presents

The Business of Film

luncheon featuring

Lt. Governor

Billy Nungesser

Friday, Jan. 7 – Pinewood Country Club, Slidell

This event is SOLD OUT. 


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.