The pilot for a new HBO television series, Treme, begins shooting in New Orleans on March 9. The series - written by David Simon (The Wire, Homicide: Life on the Street, Generation Kill) and Eric Overmyer (St. Elsewhere, Homicide: Life on the Street, Law & Order, The Wire) - will be set in post-Katrina New Orleans and focus on the city's musicians.
The Hollywood Reporter says actor Steve Zahn (Riding in Cars with Boys, Reality Bites) is in negotiations to play the role of Davis Rogan.
Zahn would play a whip-smart street dancer, local radio DJ, band member and proud New Orleans native with anger issues. The role would showcase Zahn's musical talents as a singer-guitarist.
The real-life Davis Rogan, a New Orleans native and musician, says the fictional character will share his same first name but not his last and that the reference to a "a whip-smart street dancer" is a reference to the second line.
Kim Dickens (Deadwood) is set to co-star with Zahn as his on-again/off-again love interest, according to The Reporter. The cast of Treme already includes Clarke Peters (Lester Freamon in The Wire), Wendell Pierce (Bunk Moreland in The Wire) and Khandi Alexander (Doctor Alexx Woods on CSI: Miami). Shooting is expected to last through March.
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to offer shares of its stock to the public for the first time.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.