Louisiana Keeps ‘Hollywood of the South’ Nickname by Surviving Political Assault

Even in my fashion photography I always make sure that there is a movement that is captured, and that tells a story. I’m also interested in the aesthetics of the 1970s and the 1980s, especially in Africa, and I always try to recreate that with the use of colors and styling references. It’s very exciting being part of the creative scene in Dakar right now. Omar Victor Diop, photographer And I’m also interested in personalities; that’s why I’ve started a series of portraits called ” The Studio of Vanities .” The reason behind it was that I wanted to somehow pay homage and also document the youngest generation of Dakar’s cultural entrepreneurs — I’m convinced that many of these people are going to be very successful and are going to bring a lot of great things to the cultural sector in the next few years.
Source: http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/26/world/africa/african-beauty-hollywood-movies-makeover

African Beauty: Hollywood classics get photographic remake

The incentives are always attractive, you just have to plan and see about the availability of crews. That’s a good problem for them to have.” A program that currently offers a 30 percent transferrable rebate for money they spend in-state — as well as an additional 5 percent labor incentive for hiring Louisiana residents — almost got a severe haircut. During the most recent legislative session, a series of proposals were put forward that would have made either minor cosmetic tweaks or wholesale changes to the program. Also read: ‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot Moving Production From Vancouver to Louisiana (Exclusive) One, a proposal by Gov. Bobby Jindal, would have capped the subsidy as it applied to above-the-line salaries exceeding $1 million, while another would have cut the incentives in half.
Source: http://movies.yahoo.com/news/louisiana-keeps-hollywood-south-nickname-surviving-assault-politicians-020503909.html


An inside look at Greg Bautzer, ‘The Man Who Seduced Hollywood’

I came away with a picture of Howard Hughes that is not the common one of him being crazy and obsessive-compulsive. I think that that has been overblown, based more on the last couple of years of his life. When Bautzer and Hughes link up in the early 1940s, they are both out on the town.
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Hollywood Blockbusters Losing Luster: They’re Off 13% at Foreign Box Office

movie, with $207 million. That’s about half of the $413 million that France’s “The Untouchables” grossed internationally in the first six months of 2012. In terms of distributors, the wealth was spread around.
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Game On Dude defends title in Hollywood Gold Cup

A year ago, Chantal Sutherland became the first female jockey to win the Gold Cup, guiding Game On Dude to a 1-length victory. Of the $514,518 bet to show on the Gold Cup, $447,635 of it was wagered on Game On Dude. None of the money came from Torre, though. “I just wanted to watch him run,” the retired Dodgers and Yankees manager said. Game On Dude is 5-0 since Smith took over as the 6-year-old gelding’s regular rider from Rafael Bejarano last December.
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