Politics, Economy, & Hollywood South

Louisiana has housed and produced films since the early 1900s. Since then, it’s become the 3rd most popular production state (behind California and New York). Tax Incentives Programs There’s no doubt that the 2002 tax incentives created ‘Hollywood South.’ The incentives exist to develop and maintain an economic value to New Orleans. And it’s worked. … Continue reading

The Many Faces of Mary Poppins

The Broadway Tour of Mary Poppins visited New Orleans’ Mahalia Jackson Theatre for a magical week that doubled as an early Christmas treat. It presented a unique opportunity for this writer, who lived near New York City and has now experienced the musical’s Broadway and Tour productions. Movie vs Stage Productions Fans familiar with Disney’s … Continue reading

Cinema Is Community

An interesting conversation formed at my day job in wake of the midnight release for the latest Batman installment. The popular opinion was that midnight events are scary show times to be avoided. “Too many cosplayers.” And with every seat claimed, the cinema feels “too cramped with ‘freaks,’” which steals the enjoyment … Continue reading

Homeschooling Pros & Cons

Education and knowledge are two qualities I feel everyone should hold with the highest values. The atmosphere and resources for acquiring them, however, have and continue to evolve drastically over time. Global Encyclopedia No doubt, the internet helps the wide-spread distribution of information. These resources impacted my decision to by-pass … Continue reading