Out to Lunch

OUT TO LUNCH finds economist and Tulane finance professor Peter Ricchiuti conducting business New Orleans style: over lunch at Commander's Palace restaurant. Each week Peter invites guests from the New Orleans business renaissance to join him. The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Inc magazine have all named New Orleans the best city in the USA to be an entrepreneur. Out to Lunch is the cafeteria of the new New Orleans entrepreneurial movement. You can also hear the show on WWNO 89.9FM.

Photo by Rick Lineberger

Good Bye Hollywood South July 21, 2016

If you were born in 2004 and you’re now in 8th grade, you’ve never known a time when New Orleans wasn’t Hollywood South. Hold on to those memories. By the time you get to college nobody will believe you’d see Tom Cruise at the football game or Matthew McConaughey in the park. If things keep going the way they are, the dismantling of the State’s film tax credits will make Hollywood South a golden era that’s never coming back.

Or is it?

Peter's guests on Out to Lunch today have a range of options by which we might yet live to see a sequel.

lenny alsfeld

Lenny Alsfeld puts deals together that get films made.

Dawn Arevalo

Dawn Arevalo is from IATSE 478, the union that represents folks in the film business.

Julie Stokes

Julie Stokes is a State Representative and a CPA.

peter ricchiuti

Is it good bye forever to Tinsel town? Or can we look forward to more star sightings and trucks blocking traffic in our future?

Julie Stokes, Lenny Alsfeld, Dawn Arevalo, Peter Ricchiuti

Photos at Commander's Palace by Alison Moon.

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