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Plan Set to Aid Louisiana Flood Recovery and Film Industry

Monday, August 22, 2016   (0 Comments)
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From NOLA.com:

…Will French certainly isn't the only person to have experienced Hurricane Katrina flashbacks amid the historic Louisiana Flood of 2016. But he's probably one of the few whose flashbacks have generated potential solutions to two very different, but very significant, problems as the state begins the enormous task of digging out.

One of those problems is getting enough qualified recovery workers to help repair the estimated 40,000-plus homes damaged in the flood. The other: putting local film crews to work amid the state's extended film and TV production lull.

In an effort to address both at once, French – who is president of Film Production Capital LLC and a member of the executive committee of the Louisiana Film & Entertainment Association trade group -- came up with the idea of establishing a registry of local film workers with skills that might translate to recovery efforts, from electricians and construction crews to carpenters and line producers to vendors and whoever else.

…Those interested in registering can send an email to film.helping.la@gmail.com, being sure to include their contact information, a description of applicable construction skill sets, resumes and their availability, including if they are displaced or still living in the region. Firms or government agencies looking for recovery workers can also reach out via the same email address, with French playing matchmaker.

- Read the full article at NOLA.com



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