FBT Film & Entertainment In the News

Twilight Saga Comes to Louisiana

Ever since the announcement that part of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Parts 1 & 2 would be filmed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, there has been a general expectation that the area would see a financial upswing from production.
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 FBT’s Leonard Alsfeld Speaks at National Film Conference

President and CEO of FBT Film and Entertainment Lenny Alsfeld will be speaking as a panelist at the 2nd Annual Film Finance Forum East. The theme of the convention is “Capitalizing on Viable Film Investments and Fund Opportunities” and will be held in September in New York.
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 FBT’s Leonard Alsfeld Talks with  to The Hollywood Reporter About Insurance Concerns – May 2010

Few people need to be reminded of the devastation wrought on New Orleans by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, but any producer attempting to shoot a film in that part of Louisiana during hurricane season (roughly June 1-Nov. 30, peaking in August-September) will nonetheless receive a harsh refresher from his insurance underwriter.
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FBT’s Leonard Alsfeld Contributes Article to Louisiana Film & Video Magazine – April 2010

FBT Film President & CEO Leonard Alsfeld served as a guest columnist this month for Louisiana Film and Video Magazine as he tells the compelling story of the Louisiana film industry and how it has become a top US film location..
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FBT’s James Brooke Interviewed by Scene Magazine – April 2010

NOVAC’s (New Orleans Video Access Center) outreach director Danielle Nelson sat down with James Brooke to discuss how FBT Film & Entertainment is helping to change the landscape of pre-production services offered in Louisiana.  Read more of this great interview from Scene Magazine.
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 FBT Film announces new partnership with Raleigh Studios – 11/5/2008

Fresh off Marvel Studios deal, Raleigh makes strategic alliance with FBT Film & Entertainment, The Celtic Media Centre and Blueroom Post in Louisiana.  Production, post-production and financing now can be serviced under one roof and producers could save up to 35% of what it would cost to shoot elsewhere.
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 FBT Film announces new partnership with Media Services – 7/25/2008

Media Services and FBT Film & Entertainment have announced a strategic partnership expected to be a boon for filmmakers doing business in Louisiana for years to come.
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 FBT Film Hosts Preview for Local Documentary – 7/10/2008

FBT Film hosted a screening for Walking of Dead Fish, a documentary about the impact of Katrina on a local high school football team and the lives of those around them.
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 FBT Film President meets with Endgame Entertainment and State Officials – 3/5/2003

Endgame Entertainment President James Stern meets with FBT Film President Lenny Alsfeld and LDEC Director Lonny Kaufmann to discuss the benefits of Louisiana’s film tax credit program.
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