Hollywood South News with Jabari: Local film made in New Orleans about crime is getting big attention!

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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) -

NOLA Life

A local man who was once a juvenile offender who is now an actor, producer, activist, and educator has used his gifts to make the world a better place through motion picture.

Ameer Baraka will take you through corrupt police precincts and some of the toughest streets in New Orleans in his new drama-thriller web series called NOLA Life.

Since the upload of the first episode, they've had over 700,000 hits and still counting.

To see the first episode CLICK HERE.
New Orleans Film Festival 

People from all over the world are coming to Hollywood South for one of the largest film festivals in Louisiana.

The 26th Annual New Orleans Film Festival kicks off with a screening at 10 PM at the Orpheum theater of Born to be Blue, starring Ethan Hawke.

Panels and seminars with professionals will be held all week to educate and talk to people  who want to be successful at film making.

The director and producer will be present at the screening to answer questions from the audience about the film. After the showing, everyone will second line from the Orpheum Theater to the Civic Theatre for a party.

For more information on tickets and screenings CLICK HERE!