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: Indie Film Producing

Indie Film Producing

March 4 & 5, 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 more about producing indie films in Louisiana. The class will be hosted at the Creative Bloc and taught by local producer, Sam Claitor. Upon completion of the course, students will have a good understanding of general indie producing including financing, budgeting, hiring cast and crew and forming your production company.


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

How to apply

  • Applications are 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 Wednesday, February 22nd.
  • Phone interviews will be scheduled between February 22nd and 24th and acceptance announcements will be made on Friday, February 24th.
  • Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.