Louisiana-based Cineworks has opened a satellite operation at Millennium Studios to support film production there and around the Shreveport-Bossier City area. When fully operational the new location will employ three to five people full-time new jobs added to the company’s roster of 15 experienced technical experts. The new operation consists of digital dailies suites with fiber upload capabilities able to work with most of the digital cameras and workflows currently on the market and provides North Louisiana area productions faster access to Cineworks personnel and capabilities. The Shreveport satellite location is the next phase of a deliberately planned multi-market expansion in Louisiana that will enable us to give film productions on-the-ground access to the highest levels of technology and technical expertise. Louisiana is seeing more than 100 productions a year all looking to maximize their budgets says Cineworks LA president and CEO Vinny Hogan. Now we’re one step closer to the productions which helps simplify their process and gives them state-of-the-art services right here in the state. It’s an additional level of depth to Louisiana’s overall production industry and that is very attractive to anyone looking to film here. The new location also provides easy proximity to the company’s fully equipped state-of-the-art film lab in New Orleans the only one in the state and one of only a handful in the nation. Christopher Stelly executive director of Louisiana Entertainment the state’s entertainment economic development office says It’s a testimony to the vibrancy and growth of Louisiana’s entertainment industry and particularly the film production sector that a company that opened three years ago is now expanding statewide. It’s a great asset to our industry to have a film lab of this caliber here and to have industry members like Vinny Hogan and Tony Maiorana making this kind of investment in and commitment to Louisiana. We’re excited to have them in Shreveport and in our facility says Millennium Studios’ president Diego Martinez. It’s another step toward the right mix of vendors in the area to assist Shreveport-based productions and to continue moving the industry forward in Louisiana. By year’s end Cineworks which first opened its doors in Louisiana in 2008 expects to open an additional satellite operation in New Orleans bringing the company’s total number of locations statewide to four. Cineworks’ presence brings Shreveport-Bossier up to another level in terms of production capabilities says Arlena Acree director of film media and entertainment for the City of Shreveport. Cineworks has already established themselves as a member of our community and committed to being part of the industry here. They’re a tremendous asset.