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  • Sound stage used for Tom Cruise production now flood recovery center

    August 31, 2016 12:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It once played host to Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Tom Cruise and many others but Wednesday, Stage 6 at Celtic Media Centre was the set of a reality series too many are living: life in a rebuilding, post-flood world. FEMA opened a Disaster Recovery Center inside... more »
  • Theater says victims of 2012 Colorado shooting owe legal fees

    June 30, 2016 10:04 PM

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Attorneys for Cinemark want victims of a 2012 shooting at a Colorado movie theater to pay nearly $700,000 in legal fees after they unsuccessfully sued the theater chain. The company's lawyers say in court filings this month that they need the money to cover the costs of... more »
  • 'Finding Dory' blows animation record out of the water

    June 19, 2016 3:49 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The forgetful blue fish of "Finding Dory" is box office gold. The Pixar sequel far-surpassed its already Ocean-sized expectations to take in $136.2 million in North American theaters, making it the highest-grossing animated debut of all time, according to comScore estimates Sunday. The 2007 film "Shrek the... more »
  • Will Ferrell 'not pursuing' Reagan film, says spokesman

    April 29, 2016 2:38 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Will Ferrell is not pursuing a film project about President Ronald Reagan, a spokesman for the actor said Friday. The actor had read and considered the script for "Reagan" but had never committed to developing or starring in the comedic film, which had prompted a strong family... more »
  • Movie theater metal detector mandate fails to win support Play Video

    April 27, 2016 7:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A bill requiring metal detectors in Louisiana movie theaters failed in committee Wednesday at the Capitol. It aimed at curbing tragedies similar to the 2015 Lafayette theater shooting where two women died. Theater employees wielding hand-held metal detectors would have been required to check every movie-goer for weapons.... more »
  • 'Deepwater Horizon' movie releases first trailer

    March 23, 2016 1:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS ( WWLTV ) - Deepwater Horizon explosion and subsequent oil leak is getting a Hollywood ending. A trailer for the upcoming film, Deepwater Horizon , directed by Peter Berg (Lone Survivor) was released Wednesday . The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich,Gina Rodriguez, Dylan... more »
  • Statue of 'Pistol Pete' clears another hurdle

    February 8, 2016 10:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Athletic Hall-of-Fame gave its approval on building a Pete Maravich statue to honor the hoops legend. Two weeks ago, the LSU revised its policies so a monument to "The Pistol" could be built. Otherwise, Maravich would have been inelgible since he didn't accrue enough... more »
  • Movie to show you the side of 'Pistol Pete' you haven't seen Play Video

    February 4, 2016 11:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The story of Pete Maravich has been told a number of times, both on paper and the big screen. A week ago, LSU paved the way for a Maravich statue and now others are moving forward with plans to bring Pete's life to the silver screen again.... more »
  • Magazine: BR #3 for movie production

    February 2, 2016 10:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The city is one of the best to shoot a movie in, film industry insiders reported in a magazine catered to the movie business. Baton Rouge ranked third in the small cities list on Movie Maker Magazine. It followed Savannah, Georgia (#1) and New Orleans (#2).... more »
  • Tom Cruise movie shoot to close North Street this weekend

    January 20, 2016 12:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More road closures will impact Capital City streets this weekend as filming for the movie Jack Reacher 2: Never Go Back , starring Tom Cruise, continues in Baton Rouge. North Street in Downtown Baton Rouge will be closed to traffic from 5 a.m. until 7 p.m.... more »
  • Report details strange encounter with Lafayette theater shooter

    January 13, 2016 2:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A report released by police in Louisiana into a theater shooting last summer that killed two people describes the various encounters people had with the shooter. Some parts of the 589 pages of documents released Wednesday were redacted but they still provide a revealing look at... more »
  • Filming for Tom Cruise movie to impact downtown traffic Tuesday

    January 4, 2016 2:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Filming for the next movie in the Jack Reacher series starring Tom Cruise will again affect traffic in downtown Baton Rouge this week. Florida Street between 7th and 9th streets will be closed to traffic on Tuesday, Jan. 5 from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. so... more »
  • 'Star Wars' climbing movie ranks

    January 3, 2016 11:58 AM

    LOS ANGELES - "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has marched confidently into the new year, raking in an additional $88.3 million and topping the box office for a third week, according to studio estimates Sunday. In the first weekend of 2016, the record-busting film blew past the domestic grosses of... more »
  • Spielberg to film 'Ready Player One' in Louisiana

    December 23, 2015 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A California film company filed paperwork recently for a new Steven Spielberg movie to be shot in Louisiana. Spielberg is set to direct "Ready Player One", a novel by Ernest Cline, in Hollywood South starting in fall 2016. Tax incentive paperwork filed with the Louisiana... more »
  • Man jailed after student threatened over "Star Wars" spoiler

    December 22, 2015 1:02 PM

    HELENA, Mont. - An 18-year-old Helena man is charged with threatening to shoot a boy for sharing information about a subplot of the new "Star Wars" movie during an online conversation. Arthur Charles Roy was charged with felony assault with a weapon Monday during an appearance in Lewis and... more »
  • Philadelphia police talk tough about Star Wars spoilers

    December 17, 2015 5:04 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia's police department says it would crack down on online Star Wars spoilers if it could. A photo posted on the department's Facebook page shows two storm troopers seemingly getting arrested on South Street. The caption reads "No, posting #StarWarsForceAwakens spoilers online is not a crime. Yes, it... more »
  • 'Concussion' movie subject exaggerated work, researchers say

    December 17, 2015 3:25 PM

    BOSTON - In the trailer for the movie "Concussion," the doctor played by Will Smith says he's found a disease nobody else has ever seen. It's a claim the real-life doctor Bennet Omalu has made himself for years. The forensic pathologist has often given a detailed description about how... more »
  • Some, not all, convictions dumped in La. film credit case

    December 9, 2015 6:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Some, but not all, of the criminal convictions against two men accused of bilking Louisiana's movie production tax credit program have been thrown out by a federal judge. But that same judge refused Wednesday to grant a new trial on the remaining convictions against New Orleans lawyer... more »
  • Film production company looks to cast extras for Holden movie shoot

    December 2, 2015 2:01 PM

    HOLDEN - Folks in Livingston Parish and the surrounding area can get their shot at some silver screen time as a film production company is looking to cast extras for an upcoming SyFy channel feature film. Active Entertainment is looking to cast “Festival Participants” for the film Ozark Sharks... more »
  • Tom Cruise filming in downtown Baton Rouge

    November 23, 2015 9:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Filming for the movie "Jack Reacher 2" starring Tom Cruise will close downtown streets today. Police said North Street will close between the River and the state parking garage from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Police officers will be around to direct people through the area. No parking... more »
  • Tom Cruise movie to limit parking, close downtown streets starting today

    November 19, 2015 4:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A movie starring Tom Cruise will close downtown streets Monday. Police said North Street will close between the River and the state parking garage. The street will be closed from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. November 23rd. Police said officers will be in place to direct... more »
  • Family dispute over famed drug smuggler's life story headed to court

    October 15, 2015 2:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The eldest daughter of famed CIA informant Barry Seal is suing her stepbrothers, stepsister and her father's third wife over a deal to make a movie about Seal's life as a drug smuggler and murder by the hands of a cartel. Tom Cruise is set to... more »
  • Astronauts have read 'The Martian,' now can't wait for movie

    September 8, 2015 11:41 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - The book "The Martian" is earning high praise from space, and the astronaut-reviewer can't wait to see the soon-to-be-released movie. NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren said Tuesday from the International Space Station that both he and crewmate Scott Kelly have read the novel. Lindgren told reporters... more »
  • 'Straight Outta Compton' leads box office again

    August 23, 2015 12:38 PM

    NEW YORK - "Straight Outta Compton" easily maintained its box-office lead with an estimated $26.8 million in ticket sales over a sleepy late summer weekend at the multiplexes. The N.W.A biopic, a much buzzed-about hit, dominated over the late August releases that often characterize Hollywood's dog days of summer. It... more »
  • After Lafayette shooting, Schumers call for more gun control

    August 3, 2015 11:37 AM

    NEW YORK - Stand-up comedian and actress Amy Schumer is teaming up with New York Sen. Charles Schumer to call for tighter gun control. She joined the senator Monday as he unveiled a three-part plan that would make it harder for violent criminals and the mentally ill to obtain... more »
  • Fugitive turned actor arrested

    July 28, 2015 9:07 PM

    TACOMA, WASHINGTON- A real life bank robber who plays a leading role in the movie "Marla Mae" was arrested after federal agents saw his photo in a newspaper story about the film. Jason Strange pleaded guilty to bank robbery in 2006 and got more than nine years in prison... more »
  • Colorado jury asked about Louisiana movie attack

    July 27, 2015 11:55 AM

    CENTENNIAL - Jurors deciding whether Colorado theater shooter James Holmes should be sentenced to death or life in prison are being questioned about whether the deadly theater shooting last week in Louisiana might influence them. Holmes' lawyers asked Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. on Monday to poll jurors about whether... more »
  • Jindal suspends presidential campaign after shooting

    July 24, 2015 1:01 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Governor Bobby Jindal said he is suspending his presidential campaign activities in the wake of a deadly shooting at the Grand Theatre in Lafayette. Jindal made the announcement while appearing on Fox and Friends. He did not say how long he would remain off the campaign trail.... more »
  • John Schneider preserving parts of Broadmoor Theatre

    July 20, 2015 1:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Actor John Schneider and a team of movers started work Monday to preserve a part of Baton Rouge's movie history. Schneider, best known as Bo Duke from "The Dukes of Hazzard," and his production studio are saving parts of the Boardmoor Theatre from being destroyed when... more »
  • Louisiana-shot 'Jurassic World' breaks box office record

    June 22, 2015 3:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As lawmakers and studio executives debate changes to the state's lucrative movie tax credit program , a Louisiana-shot film is soaring to the top of box offices worldwide. "Jurassic World" is set to reach $1 billion faster than any other film, ABC News reported Monday on... more »
  • Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson to return for 'Pitch Perfect 3'

    June 15, 2015 5:52 PM

    NEW YORK - "Pitch Perfect" is coming back for an encore: A third installment of the musical franchise will hit theaters in July 2017. Universal Pictures announced the plans for "Pitch Perfect 3" on Monday. Stars Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson will return for the sequel. "Pitch Perfect" is about... more »
  • HB 798 could give movie industry extra boost outside New Orleans Play Video

    May 29, 2015 10:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Monday, lawmakers will talk about a possible new law that encourages film-makers and television producers to shoot in Louisiana, outside of New Orleans. House Bill 798, authored by State Rep. Erich Ponti, would give producers an extra five percent in tax credits if they base its... more »
  • 'Deepwater Horizon' movie starts shooting

    May 18, 2015 11:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Filming started Monday on the set of "Deepwater Horizon," the moving about the 2010 BP oil disaster. The film stars Mark Wahlberg (pictured), Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Dylan O'Brien, Gina Rodriguez and Kate Hudson. The script is based off a New York Times report in December... more »
  • Filmmaker admits to defrauding film tax credit program

    May 13, 2015 8:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A Baton Rouge movie maker has admitted in a federal courtroom that he falsified invoices to receive Louisiana's film tax credits. U.S. Attorney Walt Green said in a news release that 46-year-old George Kostuch pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of wire fraud that accused him of penning... more »
  • Car lot becomes movie lot

    May 7, 2015 11:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Film crews will be in a noticeable location when they start production soon on "Magnificent Seven." Part of the remake of the 1960's hit will be shot at the old Robinson Brothers dealership near the intersection of Airline Highway and I-12. This week, crews moved in trailers... more »
  • Film tax credit fight nears Play Video

    May 6, 2015 8:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Mayor Kip Holden made an impassioned defense of the state film tax credit at a press conference that unveiled more films to be shot in Baton Rouge. "This industry is too important to shut the door on people who need jobs, can do these jobs, and can... more »
  • Dates announced for 'Fifty Shades of Grey' sequels

    April 23, 2015 6:46 PM

    LAS VEGAS - Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele are returning to the big screen. Universal Pictures said Thursday the "Fifty Shades of Grey" stars will reprise their roles in the sequels "Fifty Shades Darker" to be released on Feb. 10, 2017, and "Fifty Shades Freed" on Feb. 9, 2018. The... more »
  • Film industry pushing its own study of La. tax break program

    April 6, 2015 5:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fighting to keep its tax break program from being gutted, the film industry is circulating a rosier economic analysis of the program's impact in Louisiana than a state-financed study. The study released Monday by the Motion Picture Association of America suggests Louisiana's film tax breaks generated 33,500... more »
  • Louisiana-shot Jurassic World takes bite out of the Internet

    March 30, 2015 10:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana-shot Jurassic World showed its teeth in a newly-released trailer online. Chris Pratt stars in the film that shot at various locations, including the abandoned Six Flags theme park in New Orleans East. The location was fitting for the movie about a dinosaur theme park... more »
  • Movie shoot to cause street closures Tuesday

    March 23, 2015 11:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Mayor-President's Office said a movie shoot will close downtown street Tuesday morning. The office said Third Street between Convention and Florida will have intermittent closures from 1 a.m. until 7 a.m. Tuesday for the film "A Dying Art." BRPD will handle... more »
  • Extra casting begins for 'Deepwater Horizon'

    March 9, 2015 11:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Casting agents are looking for people associated with the oil and gas industry to be part of a movie about the 2010 BP Oil Spill. The movie is reportedly going to star Mark Wahlberg. It is being advertised as 'Deepwater Horizon' and will be based off... more »
  • Director of Allman film pleads guilty in train crash death

    March 9, 2015 11:55 AM

    JESUP, GA - The director of a movie about musician Gregg Allman has pleaded guilty in a train crash that killed a camera assistant and injured six film workers. Director Randall Miller pleaded guilty Monday to involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespassing as part of a plea deal. Under the deal,... more »
  • Lawmakers consider changes to La. film tax break program

    March 4, 2015 4:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two New Orleans-area lawmakers have opened conversations on scaling back Louisiana's generous film tax credit program. Ideas presented Wednesday to an entertainment industry advisory commission would cap the program's costs, reduce covered expenses and tweak rules to combat fraud. Tax credits for film and television productions helped... more »
  • Film industry could suffer if tax credits sunset Play Video

    February 26, 2015 5:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The popular film tax credits that have helped create "Hollywood South" in Louisiana could face some changes as the state searches for ways to save money. Some lawmakers have proposed changing the program to include a cap of $300 million on the amount of credits doled... more »
  • Oscars spread around awards to 'Birdman,' 'Boyhood,' 'Ida'

    February 23, 2015 2:03 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - In an Academy Awards largely populated by smaller, independent films, Hollywood spread its awards around at a stormy Oscars heavy on song-and-dance, occasionally lacking in clothes and punctuated by passionate stands for equality. Six of the eight best-picture nominees took awards at the Dolby Theatre on... more »
  • 'Selma' stars including Oprah march in Alabama honoring MLK

    January 18, 2015 6:13 PM

    SELMA, Ala. - Oprah Winfrey, the rapper Common and other stars of the movie "Selma" have marched with hundreds in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. on the eve of his holiday. Winfrey also was joined by actor David Oyelowo, who portrays King in the movie, as they took part... more »
  • Movie planned about the 200-year-old Battle of New Orleans

    January 13, 2015 3:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne says a major motion picture is in the works about the Battle of New Orleans. Ken and Fred Atchity, of Atchity Brothers Entertainment, will produce the feature film, "Andrew Jackson - Battle of New Orleans," based on military historian Ron Drez's latest book,... more »
  • Government St. closed for filming of 'Vincent-N-Roxxy' Play Video

    January 12, 2015 6:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Parts of Baton Rouge will be back on the big screen after film crews took over certain areas to film a movie for most of Monday. A film crew blocked parts of Government Street and the surrounding neighborhood to shoot an independent production called "Vincent and... more »
  • La. tops California as the place to film

    December 26, 2014 10:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A national media report has labeled Louisiana as the number one place to produce movies. The report , featured on morning television Friday, pointed out Louisiana leads Canada and California as locations of productions. Eighteen movies released last year were shot here. Producers interviewed said the... more »
  • 'The Interview' now available online

    December 24, 2014 11:02 AM

    LOS ANGELES - People who want to see the Sony Pictures film "The Interview" won't have to wait until Christmas. It is now available for rental on a variety of digital platforms -- including Google Play and YouTube Movies. The movie costs $5.99 to stream and $14.99 to purchase. It... more »
  • 2 shot in movie theater in Midtown Atlanta

    December 24, 2014 2:06 AM

    ATLANTA, GA - Atlanta police are investigating a shooting inside a movie theater in the city's Midtown neighborhood that left two people hospitalized in stable condition. Atlanta police spokesman John Chafee said in an email that a group of people were attending a movie release party at the Midtown Art... more »
  • Clooney's new film sets Slidell casting call

    September 1, 2014 7:45 AM

    SLIDELL - As George Clooney and Sandra Bullock prepare this fall to shoot the political comedy "Our Brand Is Crisis," in New Orleans, producers are looking for locals interested in appearing as extras in the film. A casting call is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday at... more »
  • Real movie drama over tax credits Play Video

    August 28, 2014 11:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The fight over production locations could become as dramatic as the films themselves since California is ready to try to keep cameras in Hollywood. The LA Times reported the governor of California signed off on a deal to triple the funding for movie tax credits. It will... more »
  • John Schneider revs up Livingston movie studio Play Video

    July 10, 2014 4:50 PM

    HOLDEN - A television and movie star plans to produce more than a dozen movies in the heart of Livingston Parish. John Schneider, best known for his role as Bo Duke on "The Dukes of Hazzard," started a movie studio in Holden named John Schneider Studios. "I never... more »
  • "Fantastic Four" turns BR into New York City Play Video

    June 21, 2014 5:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Filming for the "Fantastic Four" movie sequel has a few blocks of downtown Baton Rouge shut down and transformed into New York City. Street signs were replaced and iconic New York City items were added to Baton Rouge like phone booths and taxi cabs. By the... more »
  • WATCH: WBRZ only TV station on set of Pitch Perfect 2 finale Play Video

    June 20, 2014 10:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - About 3,000 movie extras from Louisiana and beyond were positioned at Highland Park for the final scene of "Pitch Perfect 2" overnight Friday. The BREC park on Highland Road was transformed into a concert venue. The day of shooting with about 250 crew members is valued... more »
  • Lawmakers OK expansion of alcohol sales at movies

    May 30, 2014 3:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Want a beer with your popcorn? A proposal to expand the number of movie theaters in Louisiana that could serve alcohol has squeaked to final passage, with a narrow vote of the state House. Lawmakers voted 53-44 for the idea, giving it the minimum support needed for... more »
  • Attorneys in Holmes case to discuss jury selection

    May 29, 2014 3:13 AM

    CENTENNIAL, Co - Attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case are returning to court to discuss the logistics of jury selection. A hearing on Thursday will focus on how prospective jurors should be interviewed and what they should be asked in a written questionnaire. The public will be barred from... more »
  • City will offer movie training

    February 21, 2014 10:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The city is offering two days of free, in-depth film industry training for people from the area who want to land a job in the booming film industry. To be eligible, people must be from East Baton Rouge Parish and will be selected through a "competitive application... more »
  • Movies, popcorn and beer in Baton Rouge

    December 2, 2013 10:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders will be asked to decide if at least one movie theater should be allowed to sell alcohol. Wednesday, the Metro Council's planning and zoning board will vote on a rezoning request by the AMC movie theater near the Mall of Louisiana. The theater wants to... more »
  • Man busted trying to use fake, movie money

    October 29, 2013 11:14 PM

    HAMMOND- Police here are worried fake money could be circulating after they found a man with fake one-hundred dollar bills, marked "for motion picture use only" on them. Police said Deshaun Williams tried to use the money to buy a car. They found him with $17,000 worth of the... more »
  • Movie-makers put Baton Rouge in spotlight

    September 15, 2013 10:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The movie and TV industry has pumped $90 million into the capital area economy in 2013 and more projects are still to be announced, the acting head of the Baton Rouge Film Commission says. Liza Kelso tells The Advocate that four independent films will be shot around... more »
  • Despite the bombs, Hollywood posts a record summer

    September 2, 2013 11:31 AM

    NEW YORK - Despite some spectacular flops, Hollywood's summer concluded with a record $4.7 billion in box-office revenue. The summer movie season closed out on Labor Day weekend as the boy band concert film "One Direction: This Is Us" took in an estimated $18 million from Friday to Monday for... more »
  • Boxer Tommy Morrison dies at 44

    September 2, 2013 10:36 AM

    OMAHA, Neb. - Tommy Morrison, a former heavyweight champion who gained fame for his role in the movie "Rocky V," has died. He was 44. Morrison's former manager, Tony Holden says his longtime friend died Sunday night at a Nebraska hospital. The family would not disclose the cause of death.... more »
  • "Left Behind" filming to close streets

    September 1, 2013 3:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police plan to close streets at the Mall Of Louisiana off Picardy Avenue next week for the filming of "Left Behind." According to the Mayor's office, filming will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 3 and 4 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. immediately... more »
  • Movie shoot to close streets, exit ramp today

    August 27, 2013 12:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Streets will be closed intermittently for a movie shoot in downtown Baton Rouge today. Nicholas Cage stars in "Left Behind," based on the Christian novels about life after the Rapture. Filming is underway on Third Street between north Boulevard and Convention Street. Parking is also... more »
  • L.A. upset La. is stealing movie business

    August 26, 2013 10:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Hollywood South has struck a nerve with the other Hollywood- in California- and it means there could be an entertainment war. The mayor of Los Angeles has declared an "emergency," and vows to fight the exodus of production crews from his city. To do that, there is... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Behind-the-scenes look at movie shoot

    August 22, 2013 10:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Movie crews have become very pubic in the filming of the latest flick shooting here. Lately, actors and actresses have been shadowed by crew and assistants at the airport. They are filming scenes for "Left Behind," a movie based on a series of christian novels. The... more »
  • Another celebrity seems to like filming in BR

    August 15, 2013 10:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Chad Michael Murray is enjoying his time in Louisiana, where he is filming the movie "Left Behind." And, he's not shy about what he is doing on and off the set. Keeping his Instagram busy, posting pictures constantly from inside the sound stages at Celtic Media Centre... more »
  • Maltese Falcon to sell at auction

    August 7, 2013 7:59 PM

    NEW YORK- For the first time ever, the statuette featured in the 1941 movie "The Maltese Falcon" is up for sale at auction. The figurine does not have a pre-sale estimate. It was the prop for the John Huston film that starred Humphrey Bogart as a private eye trying to... more »
  • Locals wanted for parts in latest big movie production

    July 30, 2013 11:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE- There is expected to be a demand for local talent when the crew of the new Fantastic Four movie moves to Louisiana in September. The film was being shot in Canada, but is changing locations because of the state's tax incentives for film production. Industry insiders... more »
  • Police car prepped for action movie stolen with explosives inside

    July 29, 2013 8:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Police issued a warning Monday evening about a stolen, mock police car that was part of a movie shooting near the city's Central Business District. Police said the vehicle contained explosives. The explosives create small holes, mimicking bullet holes when detonated. The Ford Crown Victoria looks... more »
  • Next big film in town is 'Fantastic Four?'

    July 24, 2013 10:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Just weeks after word of a major production planning to takeover the production studios here, there is some insight into what the mystery movie might be. Production insiders reported Wednesday , Fantastic Four was switching its filming location from Canada to Baton Rouge. It expects to be... more »
  • They're back! Film crews to shoot huge movie in Baton Rouge

    July 11, 2013 10:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The city is set to be the location of another large motion picture. Industry insiders are not saying much about what is planned, but have confirmed to WBRZ News 2, film makers reserved most of the production facility Celtic Media. The space rental begins in September and... more »
  • "I'll be Back", maybe

    June 27, 2013 7:30 PM

    LOS ANGELES- You may hear the patented, "I'll be Back", from the "Terminator" again. Paramount says its rebooting the "Terminator" franchise and planning a new trilogy of films, but won't say if Arnold Schwarzenegger will play a role. He starred as the title character in the original movie in 1984... more »
  • Hearing for Holmes' insanity plea delayed

    May 30, 2013 3:16 PM

    DENVER - Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes' insanity plea has been postponed at least until Tuesday. Holmes was scheduled to appear in court Friday, but the judge delayed the hearing at the request of Holmes' lawyers. Holmes is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 70 at a suburban... more »
  • Charlie who?

    May 28, 2013 7:59 PM

    HOLLYWOOD- Actor Charlie Sheen is returning to his Latino roots for his upcoming action film. The bad boy actor will use his birth name in the credits for "Machete Kills." His given and legal name is Carlos Estevez. The movie's Facebook page posted a promotional picture of Sheen as Carlos... more »
  • Road closures tonight for movie shoot

    May 23, 2013 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Mayor-President's Office said some streets will be closed tonight for a movie shoot. They said there will be intermittent closures on the northbound US 61 ramp to eastbound US 190 for crews to film the movie "Search Party." The closures will... more »
  • Production of Jurassic Park 4 halted, BR won't see dinos

    May 15, 2013 8:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Immediate hope of walking among dinosaurs is lost it appears. Universal Studios pulled the plug on Jurassic Park 4, at least for the foreseeable future. Last week, studio executives said they wanted more time for development and ordered a full-scale shutdown. Universal leased space at... more »
  • Colorado shootings suspect to enter insanity plea

    May 7, 2013 4:41 PM

    DENVER - Lawyers for the man accused of killing 12 people and injuring 70 in a Colorado movie theater say he wants to change his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity. Attorneys for James Holmes said in a court filing Tuesday they plan to formally ask for the... more »

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