Film, Fall Pilgrimage and plenty of fun

Published 12:01 am Tuesday, October 1, 2019

News of a growing film industry in Natchez is spreading across the state and region, thanks to a newly formed non-profit organization called Film Natchez.

Film Natchez representatives Thor Juell and Devin Klugh have been preaching the benefits of the new organization that will be used to leverage and build the burgeoning industry for the community. 

On Monday morning, Juell and Klugh were on the statewide public radio program “Now You’re Talking With Marshall Ramsey” promoting Film Natchez and the community.

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Recently approved film incentives from the state Legislature have made Film Natchez possible and a promising future in the movies thinkable.

Other good news from the week includes:

4Another Fall Pilgrimage has begun with new events and a new ticketing system. In addition to a captivating slate of house tours, this year’s Pilgrimage will include paranormal tours, dinners, concerts and heritage tours. An online ticketing system makes coming to Natchez easier than ever for tourists. We hope this year’s Fall Pilgrimage is a great one.

4As dogs leaped into the air to catch a championship, residents discovered the excitement that is the Super Retriever Series. Whether the canine competitors and their handlers were out in the field south of town or at the dock set up on the bluff, residents marveled at the skill of the dogs. Congratulations to all who made the week-long event a success.

4Bishop Gunn is having a landmark year. After opening for the legendary band The Rolling Stones in Houston in July, the Natchez band is preparing to open for another iconic band Guns N Roses on Oct. 7. Two weeks later, the group will be back in Natchez as the headliner for this year’s Natchez Balloon Festival. We agree with bassist Ben Lewis who said the year has been nothing short of surreal.

We look forward to many more great things from the band.