Creative La. speaker announced: Chesley Heymsfield

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Creative Louisiana, a monthly morning lecture series for creative types, will hold its February meetup on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at Baton Rouge Gallery, located at 1442 City Park Avenue in Baton Rouge. The featured guest speaker will be Chesley Heymsfield.

The event starts at 8:30 a.m. for coffee and mingling, followed by a creative lecture at 9 a.m., then a group discussion. Everyone is off to work or school by 10 a.m., and the event is free.

Join the group for a look behind the scenes to learn how Chesley Heymsfield turns ambitious ideas into reality. Heymsfield dreams big and uses key skills and techniques to realize those dreams. She'll share her process that all visionaries can use to achieve their own dreams.

Chesley Heymsfield is the executive director of the Louisiana International Film Festival, scheduled for April 18-21, 2013, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

She has worked with talented artists from all around the world on independent feature films, music videos and commercials. As a producer, she engenders support for the creative process. Her first music video Aesop Rock's "Fast Cars" was nominated for three MTV Woodie Awards in 2005 (Best Video of the Year, Most Watched and Best Animation), aired at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood and Anthem in London. She line produced "Don't Feel Right" music video for internationally acclaimed band The Roots and popular Italian singer DJ Jad's music video, "This Feeling." Heymsfield line produced the cult comedy feature film, "Team Extreme" for Fox/Fuel TV, which premiered at X-Dance at Sundance 2006, a series of commercials for J. Walter Thompson Chicago and short films for Mandate Pictures (Juno, Finding Neverland). Her independent produced feature film, "The Woods Have Eyes" was released on Blu-Ray by Echo Bridge. As Producer, Heymsfield's Nike commercial entitled "Goal" for the World Cup Soccer 2006 games was an Official Honoree for both Telly and Webby Awards.

Creative Louisiana was founded in June 2011 with a mission to support and accelerate Louisiana creativity and innovation. For more information about Creative Louisiana, visit Follow Creative Louisiana on Twitter @WeAreCreativeLA and on Facebook. Creative Louisiana is supported by LSU Continuing Education, Loupe Theory Studios, and 3Coasts.

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