FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, JANUARY 20 – 21, 2023
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
2023 FEATURED PRESENTERS
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
FOCUS ON COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES!
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.
AND DON’T MISS THESE EVENTS
“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
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.