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Old 12-09-2011, 07:55 PM
 
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I'd like to go somewhere that has a decent film scene and has plenty of opportunities for film acting/auditioning but isn't so full of competition that it's difficult to participate. These don’t have to be commercial or feature films, in fact I am more interested in student and independent films….but films only, not theater. Also, I don’t care about “making it big,” this is purely for the fun and artistic side of it. Non-paid roles are fine, I am mostly looking to gain experience and build a resume. Please do not factor in cost of living, weather, or anything else in your opinion…I only care about acting/auditioning opportunities. Also, please don’t assume that just because a city is rated high as a good place to “make movies” that it is also a good place to live as an actor. For example, NO may offer a lot of film incentives but if the film is cast and full of crew before it ever gets to NO that does not make NO a good place for an actor to live and find auditions. (I am not saying this is how it is in NO, just using it as an example). How does NO compare with other alternative cities to LA/NY with a film scene...such as Atlanta and Austin? Any and all suggestions appreciated. Any links or background knowledge you can provide to support your opinion is appreciated! Thanks!
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Old 12-10-2011, 03:22 PM
 
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Anybody?
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Old 12-10-2011, 04:01 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Sorry, I really don't know much about the local film industry, so if nobody else has anything to say either about the availability of acting jobs, that might be your answer. Good luck.
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Old 12-10-2011, 04:39 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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I think this is within the rules to mention- this is the link to the local craigslist film jobs:

new orleans tv/film/video/radio jobs classifieds - craigslist
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Old 12-11-2011, 04:10 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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As an equity actor, I find it difficult to get anything other than theater, but I'm not actively looking as I'm now a health care professional. I spend most of my time singing the National Anthem at pro and semi pro sporting events. Companies seem to be auditioning people elsewhere then bringing them into New Orleans. I haven't found a legitimate call in awhile.
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Old 12-11-2011, 09:58 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Coulon casting. Fe Na Nay does casting for Treme and also check out Craigslist in the tv film jobs section.
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Old 12-11-2011, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Treme is still filming?
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Old 12-12-2011, 03:15 AM
 
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A lot of great info here:

Louisiana Film & Television (http://louisianaentertainment.gov/film/default.cfm - broken link)
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Old 12-12-2011, 03:34 PM
 
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And here is another site to check out, it is Louisiana-wide:

The Home For Louisiana's Film Industry - News
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Old 12-12-2011, 06:07 PM
 
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These don’t have to be commercial or feature films, in fact I am more interested in student and independent films…
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Please do not factor in cost of living, weather, or anything else in your opinion…I only care about acting/auditioning opportunities.
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How does NO compare with other alternative cities to LA/NY with a film scene...such as Atlanta and Austin?
I'm a filmmaker from New Orleans currently living in New York City. The Hollywood film industry is booming in New Orleans, sure, but that world operates completely separately from the "indie" film and student film worlds.

As far as opportunities for student and indie film acting goes... NOLA does not compare to the huge and highly competitive student/indie world of NYC and LA. NOLA is much, much smaller. Being small also means it's much less competitive, but the opportunities that do exist are less interesting.

I would bet that Austin has a bigger indie/student world than NOLA, but never having been there I can't really say. Have no idea about Atlanta. But the only real student films in NOLA are UNO films, and UNO is not the same caliber of film school as UT-Austin - which is not the same caliber as NYU/Columbia in NYC. Local film schools naturally drive the local student film industries.

Maybe you'd be interested in finding small roles in the Hollywood-style productions that come to NOLA (they don't fill all the spots with out-of-towners simply for financial reasons) rather than bigger roles in student/indie stuff? In that case, NOLA would probably offer opportunities for roles that in NYC/LA would be way more competitive.

But, since you're not relying on finding paying gigs, I would think NYC/LA would be far more interesting from an actors standpoint.

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