Posts Tagged ‘film’

Company raising money for documentary on rebuilding of The Shed

by Associated Press Published: July 12,2012

Tags: burn, burned, documentary, eatery, film, fire, food, fundraiser, fundraising, movie, rebuild, rebuilding, restaurant

OCEAN SPRINGS — A New Orleans-based production company has launched an online campaign to raise $80,000 for a documentary film on The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint in Ocean Springs and the rebuilding efforts following the fire that burned the restaurant to the ground. Elephant Quilt Productions owner Jason Rhein tells The Sun Herald the […] [...]

Officials debate economic impact of ‘The Help’

by Associated Press Published: August 15,2011

Tags: convention and visitors bureaus, economic impact, film, filmmaking, lodging, movies, restaurants, retail, tourism

GREENWOOD — The Greenwood-Leflore-Carroll Industrial Foundation estimates that the filming of the hit movie “The Help” was a big help to the Greenwood area economy. Bill Crump, the foundation’s chairman, said the film’s production in Greenwood last summer brought $13 million into the community. Crump told The Greenwood Commonwealth that evidence of the economic effect […] [...]

Film Summit offers tips for investors

by Amy McCullough Published: July 15,2011

Tags: film, Hinds Community College

More than 200 investors, producers, actors, crew members and tourism professionals attended the recent Mississippi Film Summit held at the Hinds Community College Rankin Campus to learn about funding film projects and building Mississippi’s film industry infrastructure. Since the Legislature’s approval of an enhanced Mississippi Motion Picture Incentive, the state has one of the best […] [...]

Short film made in Jackson

by Amy McCullough Published: June 26,2011

Tags: film, JACKSON, short film, Valentine's Day

Mississippi filmmakers recently wrapped “Valentine’s Day,” a tragic love story filmed in several Jackson locations with a local cast and crew and a budget under $20,000. Executive producer Robbie Fisher said, “What we tried to do was make this a beautiful, locally produced film to show what we can do.” >>See complete story [...]

Swoope: State must be relentless

by Laura Smith Published: May 9,2010

Tags: economic development, film, MDA, Swoope

  MDA head says business has moved into state and more is coming   While not immune to the recession, business recruitment and retention in Mississippi has not slacked, and a slew of economic development projects are underway. “I think that certainly the national and global economy has a major economic impact on our state. We’re […] [...]

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