June 25--BILOXI -- The Mississippi Coast's film-worthy assets are quickly being discovered as yet another movie project launches in the area.
This one will be starring Snoop Dogg and fellow rap artist MacShawn100 and is set to be filmed in Biloxi in late September.
Industry Level Film Group, a private talent development firm based in Los Angeles and New York City, announced plans this month to film its first movie project in "late summer" of this year, according to SB Wire. The project is set to officially launch on IMDb.com this week and is expected to debut at Sundance Film Festival in 2014.
Full details on the film have not yet been released as full cast and locations are being finalized, but an official press release is expected to surface in the next few weeks, producer Ian Martin said in the SB Wire report.
"I am very excited for this opportunity to work with Snoop and Macshawn. We have been putting the pieces together for quite sometime now and to see it all come together is a blessing." Martin said.
Snoop Dogg is a rapper, singer-songwriter and actor, and has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. His birth name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. but he is most widely known by his stage names "Snoop Dogg," "Snoop Doggy Dogg" and most recently, "Snoop Lion."
MacShawn100 is a rapper known in the West Coast Bay area in California who has put out several solo albums and has been a featured artist in over 70 other various albums. He has been closely affiliated with other rap artists including Snoop Dogg, E-40, Daz Dillinger, Kurupt and Tupac, according to his official website.
Industry Level spokesman Sarah Vargo verified the group will be filming in late September.
Two other movies are also being filmed on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, one a novel-based murder mystery and the other a fictional hurricane movie that includes Burt Reynolds.
Shooting for the Southern Gothic whodunit film "Artists Die Best in Black" began last week in downtown Biloxi next to City Hall, and will go on for the next five weeks, 12-hour days, five days a week. Filming will take place in Biloxi, Ocean Springs and Gulfport.
Filming for the fictional movie "Category 5" began three weeks ago and was expected to wrap up by last week, producer and screenwriter Eric McCoy said. The movie also is being entirely shot in Mississippi Gulf Coast cities including Biloxi, Gulfport, Long Beach, Pass Christian and Waveland.
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