Hollywood South: Glamour, Gumbo, and Greed

Hollywood South: Glamour, Gumbo, and Greed

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455621996
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/07/2016
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 1,283,051
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

A native Mississippian, Linda Thurman was a founding member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Interactive Media Peer Group and cofounder of Emerald Bayou Studios. Her work for HBO Pictures and United Artists greatly inspired the writing of Hollywood South. In 1991, she became managing editor of the Hollywood Creative Directory, initiating and supervising the launch of HCD Online in 1994. Thurman lives in Louisiana, where she has worked tirelessly at promoting the movie industry.

Table of Contents

Foreword 9

Acknowledgments 11

1 Movies Discover Louisiana 15

2 For the Love of Movies 25

3 Creative Soil 31

4 Louisiana Takes a Supporting Role 39

5 Telling Stories in Moving Images 47

6 Meanwhile, in Hollywood 55

7 Inside the Dream Machine 63

8 Black Belt Deal Making 68

9 Five Steps from Script to Screen 72

10 United Artists 79

11 Monday, Monday 84

12 It's a Wrap and a New Beginning 88

13 Technology Makes the Scene 93

14 Momentum Builds Down South 99

15 Playing It Forward 105

16 Making Connections 108

17 Caught Up In Historic Events 113

18 The Set-Up 117

19 A Party at the Capitol 123

20 New Orleans Media Experience 127

21 Getting the Lay of the Land 132

22 A Time of Great Potential 139

23 Asking Questions 145

24 The Findings 150

25 Location Expo 157

26 Getting Involved 162

27 Emerald Bayou Studios 167

28 Into the Halls of Power 172

29 I Am Not a Lobbyist 178

30 Get a Group 183

31 Belle of the Ball 187

32 Presenting a United Front 191

33 In-fighting, Stonewalling, and the Struggle for Control 196

34 Sharing the Wealth 200

35 Incentive Insanity 204

36 Where's My Job? 209

37 Home Grown Workforce Initiative 214

38 The Patronage Economy 220

39 Too Many Battles 226

40 A Culture of Corruption 232

41 Can the Phoenix Rise? 236

Epilogue 241

Appendix 242

Notes 245

Glossary 251

Where Are They Now? 255

Bibliography 258

Index 264

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