Posts Tagged ‘The Help’

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 […] [...]

Movie written/directed by Mississippian to premiere

MADISON — Dog Canyon Films, LLC, is preparing for the premiere of HEADRUSH, written and directed by Johnson Thomasson, a Starkville native and graduate of Mississippi State University. Cast and crew members from across the state as well as friends and family of the production team,will gather for this red-carpet event Aug. 1 at 7 […] [...]

State film office, film festivals mark milestones, continue to grow industry

Look out Georgia and Louisiana. The Mississippi Film Office, the Mississippi Development Authority’s extended economic hand to Hollywood, is celebrating its 40th year of operations and many premier film festivals are ready for another summer of marketing the state to the inner echelons of the film industry. In the last two decades alone, producers, location […] [...]

Sorority recognizes Roach

by MBJ Staff Published: February 8,2013

Tags: Ettaro Theater Company, Florence Roach, The Help

Mississippi native Florence Roach was honored by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. with the Shining Star Award at its Centennial Kick-Off Hollywood Gala in Los Angeles. Roach was recognized for her performances on stage and on film. In 2011, she appeared in Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award-winning movie “The Help.” She also appeared in Craig Brewer’s […] [...]

Brent’s Drug Store preserves the feel of a bygone era

by Becky Gillette Published: July 15,2012

Tags: Brad Reeves, Brent's Drugs, diner, Fondren, JACKSON, soda shop, State Street, The Help, Woodland Hills

The building housing one of the South’s oldest soda fountain drug stores was in danger of becoming vacant when the pharmacist owner sold Brent’s Drug Store to a chain in 2009, and the pharmacy part of the business was relocated. A local attorney and Fondren resident, Brad Reeves, who as a kid was taken by […] [...]

Customers have been coming back to Mayflower Café for generations

by Becky Gillette Published: June 10,2012

Tags: "comeback sauce", Capitol Street, comeback, fine dining, JACKSON, Mayflower Cafe, seafood, The Help

It is only fitting that the Mayflower Café is particularly well known for its “comeback sauce.” That is because the café regarded as one of Jackson’s favorite seafood restaurant has been attracting back diners now for generations. “Many generations of hometown people have come through here,” said Mayflower Café owner Jerry Kountouris. “Parent brought their […] [...]

Q&A Thomas Gregory, chief administrative officer, City of Greenwood

Thomas Gregory, chief administrative officer, City of Greenwood Thomas Gregory is the chief administrative officer for the city of Greenwood and one of his home town’s biggest fans. Gregory earned an undergraduate degree from Mississippi State University in business administration and a master’s in city and regional planning from the University of North Carolina at […] [...]

Myrlie Evers returns to Alcorn State

by MBJ Staff Published: February 12,2012

Tags: Alcorn State University, civil rights, Medger Evers, Myrlie Evers, The Help

Myrlie Evers has returned to Alcorn State University as a distinguished scholar-in-residence. Widely known for her work on civil rights and racial justice throughout the United States and the world, Evers will spend her time at Alcorn engaged in offering seminars in the Department of Social Sciences, preparing her archival papers for library deposit and […] [...]

Hollywood Gets Help From Jackson

by Stephen McDill Published: August 23,2011

Tags: Brent's Drugs, Kathryn Stockett, The Help

Brent’s Drugs, a Fondren diner that started out as a pharmacy and soda fountain in 1946, is causing quite the local buzz with its several appearances in the box office hit movie “The Help” from Dreamsworks Entertainment. The movie, based on the New York Times bestselling novel by Jackson native Kathryn Stockett, tells the story […] [...]

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