The Ranch Film Studios

Jason Waggenspack, Head of Possibilities (Founder & CEO) at The Ranch Film Studio and Partner of Neutral Ground Films.

Jason shared his story on how a state-of-the-art film studio, a content creation hub, was built in St. Bernard Parish. Jason helms a team dedicated to preemptive customer service and who have a passion for imagination. With digital media and communication journalism being the fastest growing courses being offered at universities today, its an exciting time to be in the film industry. GNOEA members, Peter Sather of Kid Gloves a premier moving company and Chris Hosch of WJS Enterprise, an office equipment supplier, shared their positive experiences when working with the studio.

View presentation in the meeting archives here.  


If you have a prospect, please have them connect with Jacquie Bonano (interim membership chairman) at

Thank You & Announcements

Paul Cosma, Uptown Auto Specialist announced the Hogs for the Cause will be held on April 1st at UNO. The event raised sixty thousand dollars in 2021 with all donated to the cause.

Lola Lass, Adeeta Corporate Staffing, announced that she has hired a new recruiter allowing her to spend more time with GNOEA. She also thanked Kenny Knobloch, Help! Air Conditioning, for installing a heater and to Carl Bourgeois, Al Bourgeois Plumbing, for his help with plumbing issues.

Q4 2021 dues invoices- some invoices are past due. Please submit payment if you haven’t already. Electronic payment is preferred.

Q1 2022 dues invoices were emailed last week.

Upcoming Meeting Schedule (all events at Rooftop on Basin)

  • February 3 – Membership Drive Social – postponed until after Mardi Gras (TBA)
  • February 8 – Market Update with Financial Advisor and GNOEA Member Tyler Hatrel, Edward Jones
  • February 15 – The Rising of Bayou Phoenix & Board Meeting – Jacquie Bonano, JBL Communications and Catherine Shreves, Image Video Solutions
        • Board meeting to follow
  • February 22 – TBA
  • March 1– Mardi Gras
  • March 8 – Michael Sawaya, Ernest Morial Convention Center
  • March 22 & 29 – TBA

Check website for updates and bulletins that include upcoming events. Meeting events are on the calendar.