Entries in ms (20)

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.  

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.

Tuesday
Apr052011

New Ole Miss Mascot Makes Debut at Batson Hospital 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Rebel, the University of Mississippi's new mascot, made his debut at the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, visiting patients in the Jackson hospital's lobby and in their rooms.

Sunday
Jan162011

Thousands Run in the Mississippi Blues Marathon | The Story

Produced by Jim Albritton | More than 2,300 runners took to the streets of Jackson, Mississippi for the 4th Annual Mississippi Blues Marathon. The event celebrates Mississippi's blues heritage and this year honors its favorite son--Elvis Presley--on his birthday.

Sunday
Jan162011

Newsocracy RAW | 2011 Mississippi Blues Marathon | Start to Finish 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Newsocracy provides complete "orange cone coverage" of the 2011 Mississippi Blues Marathon in Jackson. Video of the marathon and half marathon from start to finish at the Old Capitol.

Sunday
Jan162011

Make-A-Wish New Year's Eve Gala 

Produced by Jim Albritton | The inaugural Make-A-Wish New Year's Eve Gala at the Jackson Convention Center featured good food, great music, a compelling message and the ultimate countdown clock. Organizers hope it will become the most popular new year's eve event in central Mississippi in the next five years. For more information, go to http://ms.wish.org.

Sunday
Jan162011

Going Griswold | The Behind the Scenes Story 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Watch out Clark Griswold. In central Mississippi, a neurologist, a psychologist and a mother of three are nipping at your heels, building bigger, flashier and more over-the-top Christmas displays than ever before. Go behind the scenes and see how and why they do it. You might be surprised. For more "Going Griswold" stories, go to http://newsocracy.org.

Sunday
Jan162011

Jingle Bell Jog 2010 | A Benefit for the Mississippi Children's Cancer Clinic 

Produced by Jim Albritton | The inaugural Jingle Bell Jog--a benefit for the Mississippi Children's Cancer Clinic at the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children--drew more than 500 runners and walkers to the University of Mississippi Medical Center. For more information about the race, the cancer clinic or the Batson Hospital, go to ‪http://childrenshospital.umc.edu.

Sunday
Jan162011

Ghost Tours of Cedar Grove Inn in Vicksburg | Halloween 2010

Produced by Jim Albritton | Cedar Grove Inn is one of the few antebellum houses that survive the siege of Vicksburg during the Civil War. Built in 1842, many people have died in the house and its basement was used as a make-shift morgue during the war. Each Halloween, the original "lady of the house," Elizabeth Klein leads guests and tourists from across the country on ghost tours of some of the most haunted parts of the mansion. For more information, go to http://cedargroveinn.com .

Sunday
Jan162011

2010 Euro Fest Auto Show Draws Thousands to Renaissance in Ridgeland, Mississippi 

Produced by Jim AlbrittonA comprehensive look at the 2010 Euro Fest Classic European Automobile and Motorcycle Show at Renaissance in Ridgeland, Mississippi. In its second year, Euro Fest grows even larger, featuring 27 Ferraris and two Mercedes-Benz Gullwings--one from 1955 and one from 2011. See the cars, hear from the judges and exhibitors and discover why this unique show is drawing big crowds and growing so fast. | For more information, go to: http://euro-fest.net | http://facebook.com/mseurofest

Sunday
Jan162011

1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III | Euro Fest 

Produced by Jim Albritton | A 1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III is one of the more than 150 cars appearing in the 2010 Euro Fest Classic European Automobile and Motorcycle Show at Renaissance in Ridgeland, Mississippi on Saturday, October 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This Rolls-Royce won the "Best of Renaissance" Award at the 2009 Euro Fest Car Show. For more information: http://euro-fest.net | http://facebook.com/mseurofest

Saturday
Jan152011

Dr. Blair E. Batson Celebrates 90th Birthday 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Dr. Blair E. Batson celebrated his 90th birthday in the lobby of the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children surrounded by sick and injured kids, many of whom also have birthdays this month. Colleagues and former students talk about the impact he has had on their lives and on the lives of the children of Mississippi. To learn more about Dr. Batson or the state's only children's hospital, go to http://childrenshospital.umc.edu.

Saturday
Jan152011

The Help | Behind the Scenes | Jackson, Mississippi 

OUR MOST POPULAR STORY

NOTE | This is a slightly revised story with new graphics. Our original story has received more than 121,000 views on YouTube. 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Months of planning and days of work have transformed the Fondren neighborhood in Jackson, Mississippi back to the 1960s for the filming of the movie version of Jackson native Kathryn Stockett's novel, The Help. As area residents looked on, construction and utility crews worked side-by-side the film's production crew to recreate the look and feel of that era.

Saturday
Jan152011

The Help | Raw Footage of Location Shoot in Jackson, Mississippi

Produced by Jim Albritton | Scenes from a location shoot in Fondren for the movie version of The Help, a novel by Jackson native Kathryn Stockett.

Saturday
Jan152011

Camp Rainbow Fishing Tournament 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Twenty-five kids who have or have had cancer participated in this year's Camp Rainbow Fishing Tournament at Roosevelt State Park in Morton, Mississippi. The annual September event gives the kids and their families the opportunity to catch fish, barbecue and enjoy the water slide at the park. Camp Rainbow is a summer camp for kids with cancer held each June.