What we do
The Southern Entertainment News Service provides pieces about celebrities with Southern connections to TV stations throughout the South.

Established by Susan Bullington Katz, a North Carolina writer/producer living in L.A., the News Service aims to provide more personalized entertainment segments for your station's coverage of movies and music and to provide a sense of pride in place for your viewers.

Shining a spotlight on the South in Hollywood
We create a weekly "Southern Spotlight" for subscribing stations, featuring interviews of celebrities with Southern connections.

For more information, questions, rates, and to subscribe, contact us.

Quick bites
The piece Susan wrote for AP about Johnny Depp at the AFI Fest and "The Libertine" premiere was the #5 most-read entertainment story on the web Nov. 14.
Susan Bullington Katz interviews KY-born Johnny Depp at AFI Fest

Photo by Jules Minton

Texas-born Dennis Quaid, starring with Rene Russo in "Yours, Mine & Ours" (Paramount Pictures) received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Nov. 16.

The South on the big screen

What's the Southern connection?
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"The World's Fastest Indian" (Magnolia Pictures)
"Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion" (Lions Gate Films)
"The Ringer" (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
"The Dying Gaul" (Holedigger Films/Strand Releasing)
"Elizabethtown" (Paramount Pictures)
"Jarhead" (Universal Pictures)
"The Ice Harvest" (Focus Features)
"Walk the Line" (Twentieth Century Fox)
"In the Mix" (Lions Gate Films)
"Yours, Mine & Ours" (Paramount Pictures)
"The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada" (Sony Pictures Classics)
"Into the Blue" (MGM and Columbia Pictures)
Johnny Depp
Magnolia Grandiflora courtesy of Ozarks Regional Herbarium, Missouri State University. Photo by Paul Redfearn.