Sun & Sand Festival Gains Ground

Just two years after its inaugural event, Sun & Sand, The Mississippi Film & Music Festival (Oct. 16-26) is establishing itself as a key event for new and established players in the movie business. This year, more than 200 films were submitted. Selected films will be screened in categories including Short, Documentary and Feature, alongside panel discussions. The event will also showcase the state’s financial incentives and range of potential locations available to filmmakers.


Wyndham New Orleans French Quarter Undergoes Million Dollar Renovation

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The Wyndham New Orleans French Quarter Hotel’s multi-million dollar renovation is complete as of Oct. 1, 2014. Commenting, new General Manager Craig Mouney said: “The hotel has been updated inside and out. From painting the entire exterior of the hotel to plush new bedding and Wolfgang Puck coffees in the rooms, it’s a redo of legendary proportions our guests demanded and deserved.”