Friday, January 19, 2007

Gaffers & grifters: the film production companies need you; job fair Mon, Jan 22, 2 to 6 pm

In an effort to fix local film crew shortages, a job fair will be held Monday at Riverview Hall, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., says Robinson Film Center's John Grindley.

Of the 12 participants, five are production companies who are willing to train for specific skills.

“The crew base is a very important missing piece in north Louisiana,” Lampton Enochs, owner of Louisiana Production Consultants said. Any attending parties should bring several resumes and be prepared to complete employment applications.

Some of the position shortages are in make-up, wardrobe, electrical, carpentry, and accounting.

Job fair for the film industy.
2 to 6 p.m. Monday (Jan. 22).
Shreveport's Riverview Hall, 600 Clyde Fant Parkway.
Seeking: electricians, accountants, electricians, makeup, costumes, wardrobe, construction workers, etc.
What to bring: résumés.

By the way, the rain scene above - shot for Mr. Brooks - took all day to assemble near the corner of Oneonta & Thornhill. All manner of crew people worked to assemble high-flying light arrays and the water boom. Looked like good work, if a bit tense at times.

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