Monday
Aug082011

Locations from The Help | Movie Scenes and Book References 

Photos of various locations used in the movie, "The Help," or referenced in the novel. 

Wednesday
Aug032011

The Help | Audiences in Author and Director's Native Mississippi Love the Movie

Produced by Jim Albritton | Hundreds weathered Mississippi heat and humidity for the premiere of The Help, a movie based on Kathryn Stockett's best-selling book and directed by Tate Taylor. For the two Jackson, Mississippi natives and lifelong friends, it was a homecoming like few others—complete with red carpet, an adoring press corps and exited fans thrilled to be part of their success.  

Wednesday
Aug032011

The Help | Behind the Scenes | Greenwood, Mississippi

Produced by Jim Albritton | The Help, a movie based on Kathryn Stockett's best-selling book, was primarily filmed in Greenwood, Mississippi. The small delta town played host to actors and crew for more than two months and served as a backdrop for the movie which is set in Jackson, Mississippi. Get the inside story, go behind the scenes and see the locations that appear in the film. For more stories about The Help, go to http://newsocracy.tv.

Thursday
Jul282011

The Help | Jackson and Greenwood Extras Tell Their Stories

Produced by Jim Albritton | Extras and featured extras who appear in the movie, The Help, tell their behind the scenes stories about its production in Jackson and Greenwood, Mississippi. The film is based on Jackson native Kathryn Stockett's best selling book by the same name. 

Monday
Jul252011

MSU Bulldogs Visit Batson Children's Hospital

Produced by Jim Albritton | For the third year, Coach Dan Mullen, the Mississippi State University football team and other MSU athletes visit the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children. For more information, go tohttp://childrenshospital.umc.edu.

Monday
Jul182011

The Help | ‪On-Air Audition for Emma Stone Lands Jackson DJs in Movie

Produced by Jim Albritton | DJs Nate West and Tim Murphy were cast as extras in "The Help" after auditioning on-air for Emma Stone during their morning show on Jackson, Mississippi radio station Y101.7. The radio duo appear as restaurant patrons in a scene shot at the Mayflower Cafe in downtown Jackson.

Monday
Jul182011

Eli Manning Visits the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children

Produced by Jim Albritton | New York Giants Quarterback Eli Manning visited patients at the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children. Mississippi's only children's hospital is home to the Eli Manning Children's Clinics. For more information, go to http://childrenshospital.umc.edu or http://foch.org.

Thursday
Jul142011

Emeril Lagasse Visits Batson Children's Hospital

Produced by Jim Albritton | Famed celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse visits the Blair E. Batson Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi just days before the Viking Classic gets underway in Madison. The PGA event benefits the state's only children's hospital. For more information, go to Viking Classic or Batson Children's Hospital

Tuesday
Jul122011

Coming Soon | Behind the Scene Stories from "The Help" 

Produced by Jim Albritton | A sneak peak at upcoming stories about the production of "The Help." The movie, which was shot in Jackson and Greenwood, Mississippi, is based on the Kathryn Stockett novel.

Saturday
Jul092011

Nurses Play Critical Role in Mississippi's Only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Produced by Jim Albritton | Nurses in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children in Jackson play a critical role in the care and treatment of Mississippi's most critically ill and injured children. Some like the constant activity or learning opportunities the PICU offers, but all are there to help children win the fight for life. To learn more about nursing opportunities in the PICU at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, go to http://nurses.umc.edu.

Tuesday
Jul052011

HAWAII | A Day on Waikiki Beach

Produced by Jim Albritton | A day on Honolulu, Hawaii's Waikiki Beach set to the music of Hawaii Five-0.

Tuesday
Jul052011

SONOMA | A Day in Wine Country 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Spend a minute-and-a-half in Sonoma and its nearby vineyards and wineries.

Tuesday
Jul052011

Forth of July Fireworks on the Reservoir

Produced by Jim Albritton | A quick look at the Palisades 4th of July fireworks show in Brandon, Mississippi.

Saturday
Jul022011

'Here Comes the Sun' on the Ross Barnett Reservoir

Produced by Jim Albritton | From the Newsocracy Archives, sunset and sunrise photos of the the Ross Barnett Reservoir in Brandon, Mississippi set to the Beatles classic, "Here Comes the Sun."

Wednesday
Jun292011

High-tech Therapy Lends Methodist Rehabilitation Center Patients Helping Hand 

Methodist Rehabilitation Center in Jackson recently became one of only six centers in the Southeast -- and the only one in Mississippi -- to offer the innovative Armeo Spring therapy. The system, which pairs an assistive movement device with a virtual reality training program, can be used for patients who have suffered arm paralysis or weakness due to stroke, spinal cord and brain injuries and other neurological disorders.