Once upon a time, in a city called New Orleans …
“How do I get in this Hollywood biz?”
This simple question a vendor asked me some time ago while on the set of a feature film I was producing in New Orleans was one I’d heard often.
If I had a nickel every time I was asked that in my numerous years in Hollywood, I would be a millionaire.
Always polite, I replied, “So, what do you want to do? Write? Direct? Produce?”
He gave me the strangest look and dryly said, “I just want to rent my portajohns.” I started to laugh. This businessman’s simple query was one which wanted to develop new contacts and business opportunities in Hollywood South.
I realized we weren’t in Hollywood. We were in New Orleans. If I was back in Los Angeles, I’d have my little black book and a few other resources yet, no valuable resource existed at the time for Hollywood South which connected vendors, actors, crew talent and many more with productions coming to Louisiana.
The spark which started The HollywoodSouth Blog was lit.
The HollywoodSouth Blog is THE resource for all things Hollywood South.
Whether you want to advertise your business to film, television, stage, music and event productions, find acting classes, or post a listing advertising your crew talents – The HollywoodSouth Blog is where you want to be.
The HollywoodSouth Blog is the first virtual community to form a nexus for talent, resources, support and much more to the Hollywood South region.
Founder & Editor-in-Chief – “Chief Intuitive Evangelist”
Award-winning writer, producer, director Stanley B. Gill for over three decades has worked in Hollywood and Hollywood South behind the camera and in post-production – telling stories.
Mr. Gill has run several industry companies and divisions whose clients have included all the major film and television studios: The Walt Disney Studios, NBCUniversal, Twentieth Century Fox, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks SKG, ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and many, many more independents.
Raised in New Orleans, he brings his creative talents and business development skills to bear on the film, television, music, and stage communities in Hollywood South, with one mission — to help make Hollywood South THE contender.
Mr. Gill has leveraged his entrepreneurial background, skills and experience as a producer to launch an Internet start-up — The HollywoodSouth Blog — while developing his own film, television and multimedia projects.
“I’ve always dreamed of producing in Louisiana while strategically leveraging my contacts in the Los Angeles Hollywood community.”
As Local Producer for the 48 Hour Film Project in 2007, he “Singlehandedly gave the New Orleans indie film community a collective voice overnight.” Mr. Gill spearheaded an international film competition in the post-Katrina New Orleans environment to bring back the disenfranchised independent filmmaking community to one of the United States’ largest film and television production states.
“I have had the honor of working with such Hollywood titans as Orson Welles and John Huston, in the early stages of my career. Our paths crossed while working on various projects. I was too young and naive to know I wasn’t ‘supposed to speak’ with them. So, I spent countless hours just listening to their ‘what drives them’ stories. I shall never forget my fortuitous opportunities to be blessed by their presence. Their legacies live on in cinematic history.”
Hanging his own shingle as an independent producer, New Orleans Moving Pictures Co. was born. Mr. Gill is currently developing several film, television and multimedia projects, to be exclusively produced in Louisiana utilizing the talents of Hollywood South. He is also a proud United States Navy veteran.
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Find out more at: StanleyBGill.com
The HollywoodSouth Blog Yat Team
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