The projectionist strike of 1914 is one of the earliest examples of film workers organizing in New Orleans. Few details are known about its origins or outcomes, but accounts of its unfolding offer insight into the shifting cultural landscape of the…

The New Orleans Video Access Center (NOVAC) is a media-arts non-profit organization that promotes the work of local independent filmmakers and film workers in the New Orleans area. Founded in 1972, it is the longest-running organization of its kind…

Commonly known as ‘Laetrice Joy,’ the New Orleans native actress lived in the city during the initial years of her career in the film industry in the early 1900’s. Many media outlets consistently described Zeidler as the ‘New Orleans…

Interview with Saint Roch Cemetery sexant Albert Hattier excerpted from the video documentary View From the Stoop. Independent filmmaker Karen Snyder produced the film in the early 1980s after the late University of New Orleans historian Joe Logsdon…