Here’s further evidence that the decision to give tax breaks to movie productions filming in Louisiana, and specifically Lafayette, has not been all for naught. Bullet Films’ House of Bones will play on the Syfy Channel on Saturday, Feb. 6. at 6 p.m. CST. Filmed entirely in Acadiana, with many instantly recognizable local sites, House of Bones is a fictional account of TV ghost hunters investigating a haunted house. Bullet films, a Lafayette-based (via Los Angeles) production company, cast two Acadiana residents, Lafayette Entertainment Initiative Director Marcus Brown and local musician Collin Galyean, to play major roles in the film. In addition, numerous other Acadiana residents were employed as production assistants, camera operators, grips, editors, and other technical postitions.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
Episcopal School of Acadiana’s Dr. Joshua Caffery, chair of the school’s English Department, is headed to Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress as the latest winner of the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.