Louisiana Entertainment Summit

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The Inaugural Louisiana Entertainment Summit will provide an opportunity to engage with regional and local allies and entertainment industry professionals. Participants will learn how Governor Edwards’ vision and direction, along with the legislature’s support, enhanced Louisiana’s entertainment programs and produced exciting new opportunities for industry professionals and the state. The Summit will emphasize the importance of this industry sector to Louisiana’s overall economy.

LED will provide a detailed overview of entertainment activities in Louisiana, including Live, Digital, Film and Interactive. LED Secretary Don Pierson will share where the industry has been, its current status, and how Louisiana hopes to shape its future. A panel of diverse local industry experts will discuss their Louisiana success stories. A major film industry representative will provide valuable insight into the executive decision-making process and how incentives impact investment decisions.  

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Hotel Reservation Information

Online:
Click Here to make your reservation for the Summit special hotel rate of $109 (plus taxes).
Use Group Code:  RLAENT

By Phone:
Individuals may also call 866-261-7777 by March 15, 2018. Please inform the attendees to identify themselves as members of Louisiana Economic Development and use Group Code – RLAENT, in order to receive the group-contracted 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. 

Agenda & Speakers

7:30 – 9:00 a.m. REGISTRATION & COFFEE 
9:00 a.m. OPENING REMARKS WITH CHRIS STELLY, LOUISIANA ENTERTAINMENT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 
9:10 a.m.

PERSPECTIVE OF INDUSTRY GROWTH IN LOUISIANA WITH DON PIERSON, LED SECRETARY
Development of the film and entertainment industry in Louisiana - an impressive record of accomplishment, ready for the next chapter in this Louisiana success story.

9:45 a.m. COFFEE BREAK
10:00 a.m.

PANEL DISCUSSION
Opportunities in Louisiana featuring successful companies in film, digital, music and live. Panel includes:

  • JAKE FITCH
    High Voltage Software
    DM Incentive
  • SCOTT NIEMEYER
    Deep South Studios/Gold Circle Films
    Film Incentive / QEC
  • REID WICK
    Recording Academy, Musician
    Music Incentive / QMC
  • SAM VOISIN
    SMG Facility Management
    Live Performance Incentive
11:15 a.m.

INDUSTRY OVERVIEW WITH JERRY BRANDT, CBS STUDIOS
Insight into the decision-making process and 2018 perspective 

12:00 p.m. BREAK
12:15 p.m.

LUNCH & LFEA INTRODUCTION 

12:45 p.m.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER WITH GOVERNOR JOHN BEL EDWARDS

1:30 p.m.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS
With Louisiana Entertainment managers for (a) live, music, (b) film (c) digital with QEC/QMC

3:30 p.m. SUMMIT CONCLUDES

Speakers

Governor John Bel Edwards
Governor John Bel Edwards

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Secretary Don Pierson
Secretary Don Pierson, CEcD

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Jerry S. Brandt
Jerry S. Brandt,
CBS Studios Inc.

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Panelists

Sam Voisin
Sam Voisin, SMG

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reid wick
Reid Wick, Recording Academy

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Scott Niemeyer
Scott Niemeyer,
Gold Circle Entertainment

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Jake Fitch
Jake Fitch, High Voltage

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