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

Open Waters

She wakes before down and stacks her kayak on the car. Once satisfied the boat is securely strapped, she crawls behind the wheel and pulls out onto the road. Ten, fifteen minutes of drive time before a familiar overpass comes into sight. The car slows as she turns into the … Continue reading