Hands started wringing over a legislative plot to slash tax credits for the state’s burgeoning film industry. But one man with tons of mediocre film cred has stepped forward to flex his inexorable D-list muscle.
Gold Circle Films CFO and Louisiana Film & Entertainment Association Treasurer Scott Niemeyer pulled out all the stops to influence state lawmakers last week by giving them the chance to stroll down the red carpet with actors they’ve never heard of.
The purpose of LFEA’s Laissez Louisiana Film Rouler event – dubbed Niemeyer’s “baby” – at the Celtic Media Centre last Tuesday was simple: to show support for the Bayou State’s film industry tax incentives by having obscure celebrities go down to the balls on legislators.
Niemeyer pulled out all the stops to influence state lawmakers last week by giving them the chance to stroll down the red carpet with actors they’ve never heard of.
Niemeyer’s production company is responsible for such epic blockbusters as Jiminy Click in Lalawood and The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia, which explains how he managed to wrangle up so many Hollywood types with their own IMDB pages.
Of note in attendance at the affair were actress and Louisiana native Faith Ford, as well as actors T.J. Miller and Adam Pally.
HOLY SHIT! T.J. Miller AND Adam Pally were there? There’s no way those assholes at the legislature are going to reduce the incentives now!
Seriously, Miller and Pally are like the Brad Pitt and George Clooney of shitty movies, only without all the acting talent and Oscar nominations.
So thanks to Niemeyer and his brilliantly conceived, celebrity-filled strokefest, the film industry undoubtedly will remain viable and strong in the Bayou State.
Who knows. Maybe someday, Gold Circle Films could produce a movie here in Baton Rouge about its brave CFO’s exploits. You can almost hear the voiceover from the cheesy movie trailer already: “In a world threatened by the need for taxpayer revenue … one man fights alone.”