° empty

Natchez native promoted to director of studio

BATON ROUGE — Natchez native Patrick Mulhearn was recently named executive director of Celtic Studios, a movie studio in Baton Rouge.

The Celtic Media Centre, the largest design-built studio facility in Louisiana, is now officially locally owned, locally operated and formally expanding its scope of service.

Previously known as Raleigh Studios Baton Rouge, Celtic Studios, owned by the Baton Rouge-based Celtic Group, will manage its own operations at the Celtic Media Centre and will work to draw and facilitate more production, both on and off the lot, to Louisiana and South Mississippi. Currently, the Celtic Media Centre is hosting the independent feature film “Zipper” starring Patrick Wilson, Lena Heady and Richard Dreyfuss and directed by Mora Stephens.

Mulhearn will concentrate on new business development and the long-term growth for Celtic Studios and the Media Centre.

“The past six years have taught us that facilitating and servicing productions, sometimes from development to delivery, is a never-ending task that extends well beyond our 30-acre campus,” Mulhearn said. “Our staff, production service partners and tenant companies have the resources and ability to assist productions in our region no matter where they put their base camp.”