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Woman-Driven “Pitch Perfect II” Wins BIG at the Box Office

We are immensely proud that the cast of stunt performers in the wildly popular remake, Louisiana filmed Pitch Perfect 2, was predominantly women from the Louisiana market. The talented stunt performers from Louisiana who performed in PP2 are Chelsea Bruland, Ashley Hudson, Susan Jackson, Vanessa Motta, Joette Orman, Corrina Roshea and Mallory Thompson. Last weekend, PP2, with a cast of women […]

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Ashley Hudson Puts Women’s Issues First in Short Film, The Camp

After seven years in the film industry as a stuntwoman and actress, Louisiana local Ashley Hudson has been taking on some roles behind the camera.  The Camp, which Ashley wrote, directed, and produced, is now in post-production. “The Camp is a dramatic psychological thriller short film dealing with changing lives, infidelity, mental and physical abuse– serious issues women […]

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ACLU wants Hollywood Hiring Practices to be Investigated

Women in film have long dealt with incredible odds against getting hired to work on film sets. Of the top grossing films in the past several years, for example, only 4% were directed by women. It’s nothing new, but that doesn’t make it easy or fair. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is finally taking steps […]

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LSWI Launch!

It’s official! The Louisiana Stuntwomen’s Initiative has launched. On September 9th, the board members announced the goals and objectives of LSWI to the stunt community at Industry Steak Night, a monthly gathering in New Orleans. The turn-out was great. In attendance were at least 50% of Louisiana’s local stuntwomen, including performers, actresses and women Stunt Coordinators. Everyone agreed […]

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#1 Film Capitol of the World

Louisiana is the movie-making capitol of  the world! Yes, accruing to the 2013 Feature Film Production Study from FilmL.A., more feature films were made in Louisiana last year than in California or New York. And, we’re not talking about low budget ones either, we’re talking about the multi-million dollar kinds like Dawn of the Planet […]

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Cat Run II

The perfect Stunt Coordinator for Cat Run II had to be a woman. Therefore, the production company called on Louisiana local Chelsea Bruland. Her versatility and flexibility  proved to be the right traits to meet the demands of an ever-changing script. In addition, she was able to call on the deep Louisiana talent pool to […]

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Deven MacNair Coordinating Two Shows

LSWI Board Member Deven MacNair has been busy coordinating stunts on projects produced on the Gulf Coast. Currently, she is coordinating Artist Die Best in Black, starring Malcolm McDowell. It is a Repertory Films project and is being filmed in Mississippi. In addition, she is in pre-production on Total Frat Move, a comedy based on […]

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Revolution

Leigh Hennessy Robson, LSWI Board Member, is traveling to Wilmington, North Carolina this week to work on the popular television series Revolution for stunt coordinator, Jeff Wolfe. She will be working on a scene of destruction! That’s all we can say … Shhhh … The episode airs soon. Stay Tuned!

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Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes starts shooting in New Orleans this month and we are proud to announce that LSWI Board Member Chelsea Bruland is Assistant to the Stunt Coordinator, Charlie Croughwell. She will support the Coordinator’s day-to-day operations of this stunt-intensive, multi-million dollar production. It’s a huge job that will keep Chelsea […]

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MADE

LSWI Stunt Coordinator, Deven MacNair, coordinated an episode of MADE for MTV which aired last night. She worked several weeks last fall on an episode called “Stunt Woman” described as: Katie goes on a high adventure quest to spice up her life and be MADE into a professional stuntwoman. For real. You can watch the […]

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