BR: Breaking Down a Script 101

Saturday 1/13/18 from 1pm-5pm at NOVAC:BR (in the Creative Bloc building at 804 Main St, BRLA 70806)
$50/NOVAC members, $75 for nonmembers (register below)
This workshop hosted by NOVAC and taught by visiting filmmaker Camille Brown, covers the breaking down of a script for low budget/non-union crew projects. Participants may bring in a script, 15 pages or less and together we will break it down and create a schedule and budget. For those who don’t have a script, Camille will have some to share.
An award-winning filmmaker, Camille earned her Bachelor of Arts from UCLA’s prestigious Film, Television and Theater School. She made her directorial debut with her documentary “A Second Chance at Life” narrated by Whoopi Goldberg. The documentary went on to screen at several film festivals and won best documentary.
Camille then went on to write and direct the award-winning short film “Thank you for Washing,” which has screened in over 20 festivals winning best short for 10 of them. Most notable is the NBC Short Cuts Festival, from which she also received a blind script deal with the studio. She co-produced the feature film, “A Perfect Getaway” starring Steve Zahn and Milla Jovovich, and last year she was a semi-finalist for the HBO Directing Fellowship. Her feature directorial debut “The Nth Ward” was just released on Amazon.
On Sunday 1/14, Camille will be screening her film, “The Nth Ward” at Chalmette Theatre, followed by a Q&A with Victoria Greene of WIFT (Women in Film and Television).
Please email with any questions about this workshop.

River Parishes Film Industry Job Training

2018 Film Industry Job Training

Take the first step towards starting your career in the film industry by joining NOVAC and the Louisiana Workforce Commission for one of our FREE upcoming workshops!

Who: River Parish residents 18+

When: Wednesday, January 31st at 10AM-noon or 6PM-8PM

Where: Edward Dufresne Community Center located at 274 Judge Edward Dufresne Pkwy, Luling, LA 70070

No RSVP is required. Please email with any questions. 


BR: Sound on Set Workshop

July 22 and 23, 2017:

Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 3pm

NOVAC, in partnership with the Baton Rouge Office of Community Development, is providing 2 days of in-depth training to locals looking to learn about running sound on set. The class will be hosted at the Creative Bloc and taught by professional sound engineers from Sound Hard. 

Where: The Creative Bloc in Downtown Baton Rouge, 804 Main St

How to apply

  • Applications are ONLY open to residents of East Baton Rouge Parish.
  • Interested applicants should APPLY HERE and email a one-page resumé and proof of residence to by 5pm on Friday, July 7th.
  • Phone interviews will be scheduled between July 10 and July 13 and acceptance announcements will be made on Friday, July 14.
  • Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.



BR: Creative Connect

Creative Connect, a monthly meet up hosted by The Parlor and NOVAC:BR, exists to create a space for the Louisiana creative community to be inspired to dream bigger and execute projects together.

The Parlor is located at 705 St. Joseph St, Baton Rouge. Creative Connect is every last Tuesday of the month. As always, we provide free beverages and good company.

This month, it will be held on June 27th from 7pm-9pm. Join us for an evening of screenings of and conversations about locally made short films. The Creighton Brothers will be sharing their short film, The Engagement and Michael Seaberry will show us his new project, The Mississippi Crying. We’ll then open the screen to others who want to share works in progress or completed projects of no more than 15 minutes. If you’re interested in participating, please email for more information.


BR: Free Teen Video Camps at EBRPL

NOVAC and the East Baton Rouge Parish Libraries are hosting FREE teen video camps at local libraries this summer. Students will learn the basics of video production, including design, storyboarding, production, post-production, effects and more, through the hands-on process of creating a video, under the guidance of an experienced local filmmaker.

Registration begins May 1st. Call 231.3770 to register your student.

Main Library

June 5-9

June 12-16

Delmont Gardens Branch Library

June 19-23

Eden Park Branch Library

June 12-16

Greenwell Springs Regional Library

June 5-9

Jones Creek Regional Library

June 26-30

Zachary Branch Library

June 19-23

June 26-30

Film Premiere: Thursday, July 27