Friday, July 10, 2009

HBO show "True Blood" comes to Baton Rouge area

CLINTON, LA (WAFB) - Parts of Louisiana are looking more like Hollywood lately. A new tax credit law to bring more motion pictures to the Bayou State is enticing many productions.

9 News spent the day on the set of "True Blood." It's a new HBO show about vampires living in Louisiana.

It takes place in a fictional town in North Louisiana, but HBO decided to shoot a lot of its second season near Baton Rouge.

"The whole atmosphere is suited for what we do and a sound stage isn't," said actor Nelsan Ellis who plays Lafayette Reynolds on the show.

The show's creators spent weeks scouting locations for the fictional town of Bon Temps. They tell 9 News they found what they were looking for in Clinton, the town in East Feliciana Parish. The production will also film in Baton Rouge at several locations.

"It's really important for them (the actors) to get a chance to be in Louisiana and feel the heat and see the town," said executive producer Gregg Fienberg.

Governor Bobby Jindal on Thursday enacted a law that would give projects like "True Blood" a 30 percent tax credit on whatever is spent in the state.

"We see a strong message going out to the rest of the world that Louisiana is building a stable industry that's providing Louisianans with work," said Christopher Stelly, the director of film and television for the state.

"Nothing really looks like the South except the South, so our show is set in Louisiana and that's a big part of what works and what it is and it's important to come down here and capture it," said actress Anna Paquin, who plays the show's lead character, Sookie Stackhouse.

The state has several upcoming projects, including a few in Baton Rouge. Those behind the projects are keeping their lips sealed.

"True Blood" will finish its second season of filming in the area over the weekend.

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True Blood Ep 4 spoiler vid : You know I love you

Pretty soon you won't even have to watch SUNDAY night

'True Blood' Throws One Hell of A Party

Prior to the start of "True Blood's" second season, HBO sent the first four episodes out to writers. Sunday (finally) brings the fourth installment, which means a few things. Namely, I will once again be able to enjoy new episodes the following week. But more importantly, it marks what I consider to be the most disturbing, revealing and shocking episode of "True Blood" ever.

Events are set in motion for Sookie, Bill, Jason, Lafayette, Tara, Jessica, Sam and Maryann that will cause our characters to do, say and try things they never thought themselves capable of. This is when season two truly gets killer, friends.

Beneath the cut lies a sneak preview of a Maryann-thrown birthday party for Tara. In true Maryann style, it's a rager. But what you won't see until Sunday is just how wild it gets. Trust!

True Blood Blood Copy : Best in show

Recently stumbled upon the newest shapeshifter video making it’s way around the “interwebs”- in this case a segment of “World’s Greatest Pet Bloopers” where an adorable Yorkie hoping to place at a dog show morphs into a decidedly less adorable stark naked man. Though I’m no authority, it was always my understanding shapeshifters controlled their transformations. Given this recent spat of canines cum primates caught on film, one has to wonder if the ability to take animal form carries with it a proclivity for exhibitionism.

On a side note, while the judges were shocked and horrified, they did give the human high marks for obedience.

New Vampire movie opens in 3 weeks: Thirst

Sang-hyun is a priest who cherishes life; so much so, that he selflessly volunteers for a secret vaccine development project meant to eradicate a deadly virus. But the virus takes the priest, and a blood transfusion is urgently ordered up for him. The blood he receives is infected, so Sang-hyun lives - but now exists as a vampire. Struggling with his newfound carnal desire for blood, Sang-hyun's faith...
Check for theatres in your area and opening dates HERE

Thanks Emily!

Bill and Eric talk about Godric in the Silent Shore Hotel ( oops, I mean Carmilla Hotel )

Strange Brew :: Giveaway

From Suzanne McLeod blog

So now onto this week's giveaway for a copy of Strange Brew, an anthology with stories from some of my favourite authors: Charlaine Harris, Jim Butcher, Patricia Briggs and more.

Here's what and how you can win: leave a comment telling me your favourite cocktail** and the commentator drawn by will win a copy of Strange Brew, plus a signed copy of The Cold Kiss of Death; and The Sweet Scent of Blood if they haven't read it.

Contest open to all, and ends end of day [anywhere] Wednesday 15th July 2009.
Suzanne McLeod -

True Blood Music Video of the Day: Dilly Dally by Hakimakli

Dilly Dally by Hakimakli LYRICS

Thanks, enmode93