Natchez has a storied past in the film industry with films such as Show Boat, Huckleberry Finn, and Freedom Road calling Natchez home. In recent years, director Tate Taylor has brought several films to Natchez, including Get On Up, Ma, and most recently Breaking News in Yuba County. Fitting with Taylor’s mission to bring rural development and economic equality to the Miss-Lou region through a new creative economy, Taylor and producer John Norris founded the Film Natchez non-profit.
Film Natchez aims to promote the film industry through education, diverse community outreach, and workforce development. Film Natchez is partnering with the local public schools, community colleges, and several universities to create educational programs to prepare students for careers in the film industry. They will also be holding workshops where emerging filmmakers can learn skills from career professionals. Film Natchez is partnering with local small businesses to help connect their products and services to the needs of the film industry.
If you would like to get involved, please visit www.filmnatchez.org