Baton Rouge, LA, September
1, 2009 – The Celtic Group and Raleigh Studios have named Patrick Mulhearn
as the new Director of Studio Operations. Mulhearn is stepping down from his
current position as Assistant Director of Film and Television for the state.
“For the past few years, Patrick has been a central point of contact for
hundreds of productions looking to film in Louisiana,” said Michael
O’Connor, Chairman and CEOof The Celtic Group. “As an added benefit of
basing out of Celtic, film and television projects can save time and money
by drawing upon Patrick’s unique tax incentive knowledge, problem solving
ability, and understanding of the motion picture industry throughout
Louisiana and globally.”
“Patrick brings with him a unique set of disciplines that both the studio
and our clients will benefit from,” Michael Moore, President of Raleigh
Entertainment said noting Patrick’s experience and relationships. “We are
fortunate to have Patrick on board. He will play an integral role in the
further development of the studio’s business.”
Raleigh Studios is the largest operator of independent studios in the
country, with locations in Hollywood, Manhattan Beach (the new home of
Marvel Studios), Playa Vista, Baton Rouge and Budapest. Raleigh’s parent
company also owns the premier supplier of lighting and grip gear, Hollywood
Rentals, with locations in Los Angeles, Charlotte, Orlando and Baton Rouge.
The Studio’s production services arm, Raleigh Film, line produces TV,
feature and commercial projects in Budapest and Baton Rouge, providing crew,
location services and budgeting services.
Managed by Raleigh Studios, the 23-acre Celtic Media Centre is the only
purpose-built motion picture studio facility in operation in Louisiana. The
facility is a full service studio able to meet the needs of any production
from the largest studio features to the smallest commercial shoots. Celtic
features four working, climate-controlled stages totaling nearly 70,000
square feet which includes a 28,000 square foot stage with a ceiling height
of over 70 feet. The recent purchase of the former American Red Cross
Building gives the Celtic lot over 65,000 square feet of production offices,
Post Production, ADR, and green screen facilities.
Celtic and Raleigh recently broke ground on a 30,000 square foot mill shop
which is expected to be completed by years end. With the addition of the
mill shop, the Celtic Media Centre will have 195,000 square feet under roof
on the campus.
In 2006, Mulhearn joined the Louisiana Office of Entertainment Industry
Development, a division of the Louisiana Department of Economic Development.
Since that time he has assisted in more than $1 Billion total in film and/or
post productions in Louisiana. In 2008, Mulhearn was credited for his role
in helping to relocate Horizon Entertainment from Atlanta to New Orleans.
Previously, Mulhearn was an award-winning writer, editor and producer at
WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge and WWL-TV in New Orleans.
“It’s an honor to be offered command of the biggest and best ship in
Louisiana’s motion picture fleet,” said Mulhearn. “Thanks to the state’s
generous tax incentives and the commitment of companies like Celtic and
Raleigh Studios, the film and television industry in Louisiana is here to
stay. I’m looking forward to helping Baton Rouge reach its potential as a
world-renowned production center and I’ll continue to work closely with
those who are dedicated to the industry’s development and success throughout
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