Louisiana Entertainment Summit

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Louisiana Entertainment A Division of Louisiana Economic Development

The 2nd Annual Louisiana Entertainment Summit will provide opportunities to network and engage with entertainment industry professionals, local businesses, content creators, regional and local allies from across the state.  Building on the previous years’ success, participants will learn how the entertainment industry impacts the state of Louisiana and how these enhanced programs have produced opportunities for our independent filmmakers, video game developers and much more.  This year, the Summit will provide a glimpse into the future for the entertainment industry in Louisiana

Hotel Reservation Information


Make your reservation for the Summit special hotel rate of $109 (plus taxes).
Use Group Code:  RRLAES9

By Phone:
Individuals may also call 1-866-261-7777 for reservations by 3/19/19.  Please inform the attendees to identify themselves as members of the Group, RRLAES9 in order to receive the Group 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. 

Pre-Summit Events - Wednesday, March 27, 2019

 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Welcome Reception at L’Auberge for Registrants, located at the Edge


Agenda & Speakers

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Spotlight on your Local Film Commissioners

9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.


9:10 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.

Opening and Remarks
Governor John Bel Edwards (Invited)

9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

State of the Entertainment Economy 
Michael N’dolo, CEcD, Vice President, Camoin Associates, Inc.

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Networking Break

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Independent Film Panel Discussion

Since the new legislation was adopted in 2017, Louisiana has experienced a major upswing in independent film production. What is driving the upswing in independent film production in Louisiana? Join a celebrated and diverse panel as they discuss the independent film scene in Louisiana and what is needed for a successful project.

Fallon Young, Executive Director, New Orleans Film Society, Moderator
Gregory Kallenberg, Director and Producer
Nicelle Herrington, Producer
Alissa Kantrow, Film Producer
Lauren Domino, Producer/Writer

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Well-Positioned: Louisiana Poised for Continued Success
Secretary Don Pierson

12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.


12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch with Keynote Speaker

Brantley Bissette, Netflix Production Services – Studio Operations, Physical Production

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

The Digital Horizon

VR, AR, Video Games and the digital interactive media future of Louisiana.

Marcus Brown, Producer, Moderator
Matt WisdomFounder & CEO, Turbosquid
Matthew Findley,
inXile Entertainment
Marcus Morton,
Asteri Networks
Dan Clifton,
Producer, VR & AR

3:00 p.m.

Summit concludes


Sponsorship opportunities are available.




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Secretary Don Pierson
Secretary Don Pierson, CEcD


Brantley Bissette
Brantley Bissette


Michael N'Dolo
Michael N'Dolo



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Fallon Young


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Gregory Kallenberg


Nicelle Herrington
Nicelle Herrington


alissa kantrow
Alissa Kantrow


Lauren Domino
Lauren Domino


Marcus Morton
Marcus Morton


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Dan Clifton


Marcus Lyle Brown
Marcus Brown


Matthew Findley
Matthew Findley


Matthew Wisdom
Matt Wisdom



Sponsorship opportunities are available.


Presenting Sponsor

LFEA logo

Premier Sponsors


The Ranch

Second Line Stages

Motion Picture Studio Mechanics

Gold Sponsors


celtic studios

Deep South Studios

Louisiana Entertainment Tax Credit CPA
St. Bernard Louisiana Film

Silver Sponsors

Starlight Studios Logo



Asteri Networks

Partner Sponsors


Visit Lake Charles logo

River Parishes

Film Ascension