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Read about the 2022 New Orleans Film Society Gala honoring Alexa Georges

Thanks to all who joined, supported, and honored our 2022 Gala on April 2 at the Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans. Please see photos from the magnificent event on our Instagram page and Facebook album.

Four Seasons Hotel

Honoring Our 2022 Celluloid Hero
The 2022 New Orleans Film Society Gala honored Alexa Georges, a life-long New Orleanian, philanthropist, and executive producer. Alexa provides foundational support and advisement to key arts & culture organizations in New Orleans, ensuring that our rich cultural traditions thrive decades into the future.

Master of Ceremonies: Michelle Miller, CBS Saturday Morning Show

Chairs: Elston & Deven Howard

Gala Committee: Michael Collins, Robin Marrouche, Beverly Matheney, Virginia McCollam, and Doug Spearman.

New Orleans Film Society 2022 Gala Celluloid Hero

Alexa Georges is a native New Orleanian who has been a cultural philanthropist for the past 40 years in her community and abroad supporting the cultural arts as a patron and volunteer. Her board roles have included the New Orleans Film Society where she was a past board president and present honorary board member, The Preservation Resource Center where she chaired fundraising events in New Orleans and New York, The Ogden Museum for Southern Art, WWOZ New Orleans, and one of the founding trustees for Prospect New Orleans. Her advisory roles include The New Orlean Jazz and Heritage Foundation, Pirates Alley Faulkner Society, ArtDocs, and Dressed for Success. She co-founded the Sweet Art Katrina Fund in NYC, a re-granting program administered by the NO Contemporary Arts Center to assist artists living in the Gulf Coast affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Gala Chairs

Elston & Deven Howard


Gala Committee

Virginia McCollum, Beverly Matheny, Robin Marrouche, Doug Spearman, Fallon Young


Marquee Table Hosts

Alexa Georges & Jerry Armatis

Anne Burr

ABS Productions

Base Craft LLC

Dan Lucas Memorial Fund

Dr. Gerry Cvitanovich & Desi Vega

Deep South Studios & #CreateLouisiana


Pamela Georges

Valerie M. Grubb

William Goldring

Elston & Deven Howard

Jones Walker, LLP

Louisiana Film Channel

Linda Novak & Adam Marcus

Paris Parker Salon & Spa

Pelican Events

Quixote Studios

Reel Security

Second Line Stages

Southern Style Construction

The Helis Foundation

The Ranch Film Studios

Trapolin Peer Architects


Jason Waguespack & Jeffrey Morgan


Producing Table Hosts

Crescent Sterling Limited

El-Amm & Associates LLC

Katherine & Tony Gelderman

Dr. Nassir & Robin Marrouche

Beverly and Dr. Robert Matheney

Virginia McCollam & Andy Ryan

Gina Monette

Gregory Morey & Scott K. James

Lori Ochsner

Reese & Co Real Estate

D. Santiago & A. Ciaccio



Gala Patrons

Toni & Richard Bachman
Burton E. Benrud Jr.
Scott R. Bickford
Jane & Vincent Booth
Carlos J. Carmona
Tracy Copeland
Kaye Courington
Monique & Jason Doucette
Katherine Cecil and Emile Dumesnil
Jill Dupre & Josh Mayer
Bob Edmundson
Deborah A. Elam & Cary Grant
Randy Fertel
Full Armor Films
Alex & Krista Glaser
Kevin Gray
Steve Herman
Andrew Horton
Margret Koizumi & Carmen Cofano
Beth & Hugh Lambert
George Charles Lancaster
James and Vicki Lee
Monica Frois & Eve Masinter
Terrence Meck
Mamta Melwani
Michael Mimeles
Frank Monteleone
Dr. Marilu O’Byrne & Sam Robinson
Judith Oudt
Kathryn and Jeff Scurlock
Mackie & Sandy Shilstone
Ronald Shwartz
Doug Spearman
Pilar Tarry
Lisa Tudor
Fritz Westenberger & TQ Sims