June 2010

Riverside Lumber Company, Inc.

New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Jefferson Parish
Riverside lumber is the premier dealer for all movie production building materials. We have twenty-years-plus experience in working with construction and art coordinators. We manufacture custom moldings and can duplicate almost any sample you provide. We stock commodity items you need from 1X4 euro spruce to 10' meranti plywood. Our years of experience can help locate those hard to find items such as plexiglass, soundboards and formica. Each construction coordinator has our cell phone numbers for use during those emergency situations that pop up outside normal business hours. From a 30-second commercial to a feature length blockbuster, Riverside Lumber has the experience and staff to provide prompt service to your production.

Made in Louisiana

The Hollywood Reporter

Tue, 06/01/2010Trey Burvant

Shreveport to Sydney, governments and film commissions were angling for Warner Bros. to shoot its new superhero movie "The Green Lantern" on their land -- and spend some of the film's roughly $150 million budget there, too.

For a time, "Lantern" was scheduled to shoot at Fox Studios in Australia, then it was rumored to go north of the border, then south. Finally, the film landed in Louisiana, where it's lensing at Second Line Stages, a new state-of-the-art, LEED-certified studio facility in New Orleans' Garden District. It's as if Second Line slipped on the glowing emerald ring that gives the film's protagonist his super-human powers.

"(Second Line) is the center of the industry in New Orleans right now," says Sergio Lopez, owner of the New Orleans post facility Storyville, which has a satellite office at Second Line. "There's so much robust activity that it just kind of vibrates from that area. The places around it are being bought up by the film and video industry, from rental space to warehouses; even Sandra Bullock bought a warehouse next door to it."

It doesn't hurt that Second Line boasts three soundstages, 73,000 square feet of warehouse space and a five-floor office tower. Nor does it hurt that Louisiana's film and TV production tax credit was bumped from 25% to 30% in July.