Saturday, August 06, 2005

Film Industry needs...workforce

In a story outlining the successes of the film industry in Louisiana the single sour note was the need for the "development of hone talent." The video game industry has the same issue.
"'The film industry is another form of manufacturing,' Landrieu said.

Landrieu and Smith said development of home talent is the next step, if Louisiana is to develop a long-term movie and film industry.

'We need to provide training,' Landrieu said, calling it 'a significant challenge.'

There are some significant training programs already under way, Smith said, citing the Bossier Parish Community College's 'dynamite film production program and the University of Louisiana's digital media program.'"
Developing "home talent" is something for Lafayette to think about seriously.


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