LFEA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
PRESIDENT ROBERT VOSBEIN, SILVER SCREEN RENTALS
Robert Vosbein is a native of New Orleans and alumnus of Jesuit High School and Tulane University. He attended Tulane University Law School and has served on the Tulane Law School Dean’s Advisory Board since 2003. Following law school, Mr. Vosbein served in the United States Navy Reserve Judge Advocate General Corps, achieving the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Mr. Vosbein is an attorney with over 45 years of experience and former partner-in-charge of the law firm of Adams and Reese LLP in New Orleans. He also served in numerous management positions, including heading the firm’s litigation section and multiple terms as Chairman of the firm’s Executive Committee. Mr. Vosbein is the founder and CEO of Silver Screen Rentals, the premier supplier of production rental equipment in Louisiana. He is also the founder of Silver Screen Financial, a long-time leader in the field of Louisiana film incentives. Having been involved in the film incentive program from its inception in 2003, Mr. Vosbein handled the first several movies to receive tax credits under the film incentive program and worked with officials at Louisiana Economic Development and Department of Revenue to design the state’s procedures for implementing the incentive program. In 2007, Mr. Vosbein was called on by Louisiana legislative officials to assist in drafting of modifications to the incentive program and has been extensively involved in all aspects of the film incentive program since its inception.
JASON WAGGENSPACK, THE RANCH FILM STUDIOS
“Oh Captain, My Captain” aptly fits this leader of THE RANCH Film Studios. Jason’s unique vision holds that there are unlimited possibilities if one has a plan and works hard. He is a natural leader who has acquired much wisdom from helming the storms of many blockbuster films and is living his dream in building THE RANCH Film Studios. Professionally he has worked his way up from the bottom prior to helming THE RANCH. He is one of the founders of 9th Ward Studios and also runs a very successful permit company called NOLA EVENT PERMITS. He has also played an integral part of some of the biggest films to hit Louisiana. His credits include TERMINATOR: GENESIS, FOCUS, DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, ENDERS GAME, PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS, TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN, RED, THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON and many others. When this Baton Rouge native is not at work at THE RANCH, he is at home with his three favorite girls, Sarah, his lovely wife of 8 years, his 3-year-old daughter, Sloane and newborn Sadie. Jason loves to BBQ with family and friends and is an avid basketball player. Playing basketball is how he actually relieves his stress. If he wasn’t in the movie business he would have become an architect …but his love for film and filmmakers threw a wrench in that.
PATRICK MULHEARN, CELTIC STUDIOS
Patrick Mulhearn is the founding president of the Louisiana Film and Entertainment Association (2011-2012) and has headed the Celtic Studios since 2009. Previously, he was the Assistant Director of Film and Television at Louisiana Economic Development. Mulhearn graduated from LSU where he received his B.A. in political science and his Master of Arts in the Liberal Arts. Today he runs the largest design-built studio operating in the Gulf South, hosting numerous productions including Universal’s Oblivion, 20th Century Fox’s Fantastic Four, MTV’s Scream TV series. In 2014, he was appointed to the Louisiana Workforce Investment Council and was inducted into the 2015 LSU Alumni Hall of Distinction.
ANDRE CHAMPAGNE, HOLLYWOOD TRUCKS, LLC (PICTURE TO COME)
Born and raised in Napoleonville, LA, Andre graduated from Assumption High School. He then entered LSU and achieved a Bachelor of Science degree in the spring of 2002. After graduating and foregoing a career in medicine to pursue the entertainment industry, Andre ventured west to Los Angeles. Following his work for numerous executives and production companies, he amassed a knowledge base that allowed him to form his own companies. With the burgeoning film industry beginning in Louisiana, he was asked to return to build infrastructure in the state. On October 7, 2007 Andre and another partner began Hollywood Trucks, LLC with 7 vehicles. The company, along with his leadership and guidance, quickly became the largest entertainment transportation company in the southeastern United States with over 350 vehicles to date. Hollywood Trucks, LLC has recently expanded into Georgia, having signed an exclusive transportation contract with the prestigious Pinewood Atlanta Studios. Hollywood Trucks has most recently signed exclusive transportation contracts with Mississippi Film Studios and Second Line Stages in New Orleans. Additional expected domestic expansions are California, Texas and Utah within the next 18 months. The company is now embarking onto its international growth plan and full fleet services in London at Pinewood Studios by the 3rd quarter of 2015. This international expansion is expected to be the largest entertainment transportation deal in history representing a growth of more than 700 additional units in throughout he United Kingdom. Most recently Hollywood Trucks received international praise and recognition for launching the world’s first 100% off grid Ecoluxe Talent trailer that was built and designed by Andre Champagne and his team. While this company was growing daily, he also founded and publishes Louisiana’s premier entertainment magazine, Scene Magazine. Scene magazine is distributed statewide and was founded in 2009, when its circulation was 5000 copies. The publication now prints 25,000 copies regularly distributed through Louisiana and Georgia, and is growing into multi-media platforms of digital and television for 2015. Today Andre is working on the anticipated expansion of Hollywood Trucks, LLC into a global platform, while concurrently publishing Scene Magazine. He also serves as a CEO of a newly founded media company, Passcode Entertainment. This company, based in New Orleans, LA, will produce 3-4 motion pictures a year through a studio partnership to distribute content worldwide and will commence operations in the 3rd quarter of 2015. In addition, Andre also co-founded and serves on the following boards: Louisiana Film and Entertainment Association (LFEA), the Louisiana private sector entertainment board designed to grow and protect the industry in the state, and the American Red Cross (SELA). Andre recently returned to his Alma Mater of LSU to give the fall commencement address to over 1800 graduates of the 2012 class
CORY PARKER, IATSE LOCAL 478
Cory Parker is the Business Agent for Local 478 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. He began his film career in his home state of Texas in 2001, working in the Set Decoration department. After working on a feature film in Louisiana in 2003, he relocated himself to New Orleans the following year. It was in Louisiana that his career as an On Set Dresser took off. His film credits include feature films The Expendables, Battle Los Angeles, 21 and 22 Jump Street, Olympus Has Fallen and many more. In November, 2014, Cory was elected Business Agent for IATSE Local 478. He represents film professionals from Louisiana, Southern Mississippi and Mobile Alabama.
SUSAN BRENNAN, SECOND LINE STAGES (BIO AND PICTURE TO COME)