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BR: Creative Connect 1/30/18

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. For more information or to be considered for future presentations, please email

This month on Tuesday 1/30 from 7pm-9pm, local photographer, Lily Brooks will join us to share her work. She will bring her large format film camera and samples of her latest photography project dealing with our relationship to weather, as well as discuss her creative process and past projects.


Lily Brooks received a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art + Design and an MFA from the
University of Texas at Austin. She uses photography to describe systems and structures of control –
personal, political, and environmental. Her ongoing series We Have to Count the Clouds traces the
visual remnants of our relationship to weather and climate change.

Recent exhibitions include Forces at Work, a three-person show at the Visual Arts Center in Austin
TX, a solo exhibition at Aviary Gallery in Boston MA, the 2016 Magenta Foundation Festival
Exhibition in Toronto, ON, and the 2017 Louisiana Contemporary Exhibition at the Ogden Museum
of Southern Art in New Orleans. Lily’s work has been published in the Austin Chronicle, Cabinet
Magazine, and online for Ain’t-Bad Magazine. Lily is full-time Instructor of Photography at
Southeastern Louisiana University and lives and works in Baton Rouge. 


BR: Breaking Down a Script 101 – 1/13/18

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
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.