Posts Tagged ‘film’

Shooting begins in Jackson for biopic on James Brown

JACKSON — Filming is underway in Jackson for the James Brown biopic “Get On Up.” Extras arrived last week at Thalia Mara Hall, where they were transformed into fans from concert scenes in various time periods. Details of the productions are being kept under wraps, but Trish Hoffman, executive producer of the film, said filming […] [...]

Mayor mulling establishment of local film commission

by Associated Press Published: December 2,2013

Tags: butch brown, city government, city of Natchez, economic development, film, film commission, filmmaker, filmmaking, media, movie

NATCHEZ — Mayor Butch Brown says he is in the process of establishing a local film commission to recruit filmmakers to the Natchez area. Brown tells The Natchez Democrat the city has several residents who have connections to the film industry who could compose a local film commission that would be the “cream of the […] [...]

Mississippi Film Office celebrates milestone of 40 years in business

by Lisa Monti Published: November 22,2013

Tags: Business, film, Mississippi, taxes, tourism

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Mississippi Film Office, created by Gov. Bill Waller in 1973 to promote the industry in the state. As 2013 winds down, there is a movie about James Brown (Get on Up) being filming in Natchez, and another, The Sound and the Fury directed by James Franco, is […] [...]

Fundraiser underway for film on brothel owner ‘Miss Nellie’

NATCHEZ — Three filmmakers in Natchez are launching a fundraising campaign to make a documentary about “Miss Nellie” Jackson, who ran a bordello in the Mississippi River town for decades. The Natchez Democrat reports that Mark Brockway, Lauren Jones and Tim Givens launched the campaign yesterday on the website indiegogo.com. Brockway said the goal is […] [...]

Film on James Brown to start shooting today; Aykroyd added to cast

NATCHEZ — Filming begins today in Natchez for “Get On Up,” a biopic about the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. Executive producer Trish Hoffman said extras are still needed for several scenes, including a Vietnam scene that will be filmed at the Natchez-Adams County Airport in December. “Slowly but surely, we’re getting all the cast […] [...]

Director of ‘The Help’ wants film business to grow

by Associated Press Published: September 2,2013

Tags: economic development, film, James Brown, Mississippi Film Office, motion picture, movie, Tate Taylor, The Help

JACKSON — Director Tate Taylor says he wants to make his native Mississippi a place where people can build careers with steady work in the movie business. He filmed “The Help” in the state in 2010 and announced Aug. 26 that he will make a feature film about the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, with […] [...]

Replacement film crew draws criticism from union rep

by Associated Press Published: June 30,2013

Tags: film, film crew, filmmaker, filmmaking, labor, motion picture, movie, union

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — A union representative says the production of “Artists Die Best in Black” will replace the crew filming in south Mississippi because they may seek union representation. The Sun Herald reports that shooting, which began in mid-June, is set to run about five weeks. Scott Harbinson is with the International Alliance of Theatrical […] [...]

Malco buys theatre complex, plans expansion to entertainment center

OXFORD — Malco Theatres has acquired the closed 10-screen movie theatre and outdoor amphitheater in the Oxford Commons development. Terms were not disclosed. In a release, Malco said it would also acquire adjacent property from Kenlan Development Company in order to double the size of the building, converting it to a family entertainment center including […] [...]

Lawsuit over Faulkner quote will go to trial in 2014

OXFORD — A lawsuit filed by William Faulkner’s heirs over a quote in the Woody Allen film “Midnight in Paris” has been scheduled for trial April 7, 2014, in U.S. District Court in Oxford. The Faulkner estate sued Sony Pictures Classics Inc. in October 2011, saying the company infringed on copyright when actor Owen Wilson […] [...]

City says no to controversial new movie theater

OLIVE BRANCH — Officials have blocked a movie theater developer’s attempt to put a cinema at the wooded rear of the golf course community of Wedgewood. The Commercial Appeal reports the controversial plans by cinema developer Ambarish A. Keshani drew about 100 area residents to yesterday’s Olive Branch Board of Aldermen meeting to speak in […] [...]

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