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High school students can 'Zoom into Movie Making' at Livingston Center

Contact: Christina Chapple


     HAMMOND – High school students have until June 5 to sign up for new “Zoom into Careers” summer career workshops, including “Zoom into Movie Making” at the Livingston Parish Literacy and Technology Center.

     Offered in partnership with Southeastern Louisiana University’s Northshore School of the Arts, “Zoom into Movie Making” is scheduled June 15-19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sessions will be held at the Livingston Center and at the university’s St. Tammany Center in Mandeville.

     “Zoom into Careers” workshops are open to students in grades 9-12. Registration forms are available at

     The Livingston movie making session will be taught by multimedia engineer Roze Hanks, who has more than 10 years experience in the motion picture, music video industry.

     Working in the center’s high tech computer labs, Zoom into Movie Making will provide hands-on experience and exposure to the movie and new media industry from pre- to post-production, said NSA Director Charlotte Collins.

     “Film and movie making has become one of Louisiana’s most dynamic industries, growing 81% since 2005,” Collins said. “Louisiana currently ranks third in the country behind California and New York in the number of films produced. Southeastern’s Zoom into Movie Making” offers a unique opportunity to learn about movie making without leaving Louisiana.”

     “The final day of the workshop, the participants at the two locations will come together for a full ‘red carpet’ experience, including interviews by the Emmy award-winning Southeastern Channel, studio tours and a grand finale showcase of their final productions,” Collins said.     

     Additional information about Zoom into Careers workshops is available at, by emailing, or by calling Southeastern Continuing Education, 800-256-2771, 985-549-2301 or the Livingston Parish Literacy and Technology Center, 225-665-3303.

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