The Inaugural Louisiana Entertainment Summit will provide an opportunity to engage with regional and local allies and entertainment industry professionals. Participants will learn how Governor Edwards’ vision and direction, along with the legislature’s support, enhanced Louisiana’s entertainment programs and produced exciting new opportunities for industry professionals and the state. The Summit will emphasize the importance of this industry sector to Louisiana’s overall economy.
LED will provide a detailed overview of entertainment activities in Louisiana, including Live, Digital, Film and Interactive. LED Secretary Don Pierson will share where the industry has been, its current status, and how Louisiana hopes to shape its future. A panel of diverse local industry experts will discuss their Louisiana success stories. A major film industry representative will provide valuable insight into the executive decision-making process and how incentives impact investment decisions.
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Hotel Reservation Information
Click Here to make your reservation for the Summit special hotel rate of $109 (plus taxes).
Use Group Code: RLAENT
Individuals may also call 866-261-7777 by March 15, 2018. Please inform the attendees to identify themselves as members of Louisiana Economic Development and use Group Code – RLAENT, in order to receive the group-contracted rate.
All reservations must be guaranteed and accompanied with a first night room deposit or guaranteed by credit card. Individual reservations that are not cancelled 48 hours prior to arrival will be charged for the first night’s room and tax. Hotel recognizes the Group Code #, not the group name.
The Hotel’s check-in time is 4:00 P.M. and the check-out time is 11:00 A.M. Early check-in is based on a “space available” basis and is not guaranteed. Individuals staying in their rooms beyond check-out time will be billed one (1) additional night’s stay and related taxes. Late check-out is provided based on availability, although some charges may apply. If guests do not check into their rooms by 10:00 P.M. on the date of arrival, the rooms will be considered canceled and the Group will be charged for the room. Luggage storage is available either for early arrival or late departure. Each guest must also provide at check-in a valid picture ID either by a driver’s license, state issued ID or passport.
Agenda & Speakers
| 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
|| REGISTRATION & COFFEE
||OPENING REMARKS WITH CHRIS STELLY, LOUISIANA ENTERTAINMENT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
PERSPECTIVE OF INDUSTRY GROWTH IN LOUISIANA WITH DON PIERSON, LED SECRETARY
Development of the film and entertainment industry in Louisiana - an impressive record of accomplishment, ready for the next chapter in this Louisiana success story.
Opportunities in Louisiana featuring successful companies in film, digital, music and live. Panel includes:
- JAKE FITCH
High Voltage Software
- SCOTT NIEMEYER
Deep South Studios/Gold Circle Films
Film Incentive / QEC
- REID WICK
Recording Academy, Musician
Music Incentive / QMC
- SAM VOISIN
SMG Facility Management
Live Performance Incentive
INDUSTRY OVERVIEW WITH JERRY BRANDT, CBS STUDIOS
Insight into the decision-making process and 2018 perspective
LUNCH & LFEA INTRODUCTION
KEYNOTE SPEAKER WITH GOVERNOR JOHN BEL EDWARDS
With Louisiana Entertainment managers for (a) live, music, (b) film (c) digital with QEC/QMC