About FBT Film & Entertainment
FBT Film & Entertainment is owned by FBT Advisors, Inc., an affiliate of First Bank and Trust and a subsidiary of First Trust Corporation since 2001. As a bank affiliate we offer a complete choice of banking relationship products. In addition we offer a range of broker services including investments, insurance, business advisory, and venture capital. The unique ability to integrate these services for our film industry clients gives us an unmatched edge over any competitor.
We started with the goal of increasing local community involvement with the film industry and the development of our industry has been nothing short of remarkable. We are actively working to further expand the local film industry while assisting the state of Louisiana in recruiting new film projects. We have also been instrumental in cultivating partnerships between out of state media production companies and local firms to make the best use of available resources. We take special pride in seeing Louisiana businesses grow and prosper as a result.
We work with the Louisiana Film Commissioner’s office, statewide local municipalities, film liaisons and the UNO Foundation’s Nims Studio to fully utilize the production capacity and studio facilities.
FBT Film also proudly supports A Child’s Wish of Louisiana, a local organization which grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses.
Leonard Alsfeld – President and CEO of FBT Film & Entertainment
Mr. Alsfeld is a 1974 graduate of Providence College in Providence, RI with a BA emphasis in English and Education. Mr. Alsfeld serves as the President and CEO of FBT Investments (FINRA Broker Dealer) since 2001, First Insurance Agency and FBT Advisors which he founded. Previous to joining FBT Investments, Mr. Alsfeld held several management positions with financial service corporations. He founded the Louisiana Association of Broker Dealers and the non-profit foundation A Child’s Wish. Mr. Alsfeld has also served as a Trustee of the Jefferson Parish Home Mortgage Authority and is a member of the Securities Industry Association (SIA) and the Bank Insurance and Securities Association (BISA). Mr. Alsfeld has a Series 7, 63, 65 and 24 NASD license in addition to various insurance licenses.
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Prior to joining FBT Film & Entertainment, Meg Kaul worked for Kean Miller, LLP and Adams & Reese, LLP, both located in New Orleans, Louisiana. Meg earned her J.D. from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2010 and her B.A. from Louisiana State University in 2006.
Meg has extensive experience in media, film, and entertainment law, including handling hundreds of Louisiana motion picture, digital media, historic, infrastructure and R&D tax credit transactions . She has served as production counsel for motion pictures and television series filmed in Louisiana, and has structured a variety of motion picture financing arrangements. Her experience includes film finance, above-the-line and below-the-line contracts, reality television contracts, employment matters, music, sound and location contracts, post-production issues, and legal services in connection with the various entertainment guilds. Meg assists with the formation of Louisiana corporate entities, and provides guidance with respect to the Louisiana tax credit application process. She has a column in Louisiana Film & Video magazine entitled “Hollywood South Legal” and gives lectures and seminars on entertainment law and the Louisiana tax credit program.