News & Highlights

Filming Notification: Wonderland Productions (2900-3100 blocks of Prytania) 1/25/15



Dear Neighbors,

Wonderland Films, LLC and O Positive will be filming a television commercial  in your neighborhood.

We will be filming driving scenes in the 2900, 3000 & 3100 blocks of Prytania Street.

Day of Filming:

-       Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 9:00 AM to Noon.

During hours of filming, there will be no parking from 9:00 AM till Noon Sunday in the 2900, 3000 & 3100 blocks of Prytania Street.

There will be some of our equipment parked on the street, we will not block driveways and you will be able to get in and out of your off street parking.

There will be no street closures, but there will be intermittent traffic control.

We appreciate your cooperation and consideration with our efforts to film scenes in your neighborhood.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call me at 504-452-6387.

These arrangements have been made with the knowledge and cooperation of The New Orleans Police Department, Department of Public Works, and Film New Orleans. For more information, contact Katie Williams at Film New Orleans (504-658-0923). Please feel free to call the locations department with any questions or concerns.  We appreciate the opportunity to continue making movies and commercials  in the City of New Orleans and we are grateful for your hospitality.


Dana Hanby
Location Manager

504.658.0923 (O)

504.329.0665 (C)

504.658.4238 (F)

NCIS Filming on 8th Street on Tuesday

Dear Residents,

NCIS will be filming scenes  in your neighborhood on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 approximately between the hours of 7am and 3pm.  Filming will take place at 1302 Eighth Street.  We will have officers on hand for ITC, safety for our crew and pedestrians in the area.

On the day of filming our crew parking and base camp will be situated in private lots to minimize our impact on the area. All parking of necessary work trucks will abide by city laws and will not block driveways, fire hydrants, or impede streets in an unsafe manner.  We are working closely with the Film New Orleans Office to help ensure that we adhere to the standards set forth. If you have any specific concerns, contact us as soon as possible with any special needs so that help address needs and concerns.

The following areas will be posted for “No Parking” beginning on Monday, Jan 26that 7am until Wednesday, Jan. 28th at 6pm:

-The Uptown Side of Eighth Street from Chestnut 150’ towards the River
-The River Side of Chestnut from Eighth 100’ towards the Uptown

The following areas will be posted for “No Parking” on Tuesday, January 27th only beginning at 6am until 4pm

-Both Sides of Eighth Street from 100’ River side of Chestnut to 100’ Lake Side of Chestnut
-The River Side of Chestnut between Seventh and Eighth Streets.

Signs will be taken down immediately after filming. Our endeavor is to make this as pleasant an experience as possible for the neighborhood, the key to continuing New Orleans role as a premiere filming destination is community involvement & support.  We thank you so much for your hospitality & patience.  Do not hesitate to contact us any time.


David Thornsberry
Location Manager
504.224.2291 (fax)

504.658.0923 (O)

504.329.0665 (C)

504.658.4238 (F)


Filming Notification: Production F (Lafayette Cemetery) January 26



Dear Neighbors,

This letter is to inform you that a feature film will be in your neighborhood on Monday, January 26th. (date subject to change due to weather or unforeseen circumstances).

The majority of our work for the day will be on Sixth Street between Coliseum and Prytania with the off chance of some work in Lafayette Cemetery #1.

Beginning at approximately 9am and ending at 4pm we will have a street closure on the 1400 Block of Sixth Street in order to transform it into an early 20th century street. We will park our equipment along the 2800 and 2900 blocks of Prytania Street (both sides), the Riverside of the 2800 Block of St. Charles Avenue, the Lakeside of the 2800 block of Coliseum and ¼ of the Lakeside of the 2900 block of Coliseum.

Please be aware of our “No Parking” signs which will be posted for the following times and locations:

1400 Block of Sixth Street From 1-24-15 at 7am until 1-27-15 at 7pm.

2800 and 2900 blocks of Prytania from 1-26-15 at 12:01am until 11:59pm.

2800 and ¼ Lakeside of 2900 blocks of Coliseum from 1-26-15 at 12:01am until 11:59pm.

Riverside 2800 and 2900 blocks of St Charles Ave. from 1-26-15 at 12:01am until 11:59pm.

Riverside and ¼ block Lakeside 2900 block of Carondelet Street from 1-26-15 at 12:01am until 11:59pm.

As it is our pleasure and duty to foster and maintain good relationships with the community please do not hesitate to contact us directly with any questions or concerns.


Matt McLellan. Assistant Location Manager. (504) 669-6533

Michael Dittmar. Assistant Location Manager. (504) 957-5800


Katie Williams
Film New Orleans
Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy

504.658.0923 (O)

504.329.0665 (C)

504.658.4238 (F)

Reminder/ Mardi Gras Marathon on Sunday

Neighborhood Reminder

The Rock N’ Roll Mardi Gras Marathon will take place Sunday, January 25.  Beginning in Lafayette Square, the race will start towards uptown on St. Charles Avenue to Audubon Park, back downtown via St. Charles, then Magazine, then out to City Park.  The race will begin at 7:00 am.  Please visit the race website for more information.



LA Avenue Near St. Charles Reduced to One Lane


Source: Uptown Messenger

As previously reported, Louisiana Avenue will be reduced to a single lane in each direction  from Carondelet to Prytania from now until Mardi Gras. One lane of traffic as well as the parking lane will remain open on each side, according to the Sewerage and Water Board spokesperson.

The lane closures will allow Boh Brothers Construction Company to install new water mains as part of the ongoing construction of the new  SELA drainage canals under Louisiana Avenue.

Please click on the link below to see the article in Uptown Messenger.