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Video Game Industry in Baton Rouge (2009)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2009-01-09

Duration: 00:09:08

Subjects: Williams, Doug, 1955- | Southern University Marching Band | Technology | Video games | Video game industry | Digital media | Tax incentives | Nerjyzed Entertainment, Inc. | Yatec Games | Electronic Arts, Inc. | Marching bands | Business


  • Sanford, Shauna Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Woods, Virnado Editor
  • Knapp, Adam Interviewee
  • Majoue, Dean Interviewee
  • Beachamp, Jacqueline Interviewee
  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host


This segment from the January 9, 2009, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s report on the success of Baton Rouge in attracting video game companies to the area. Sanford talks to Jacqueline Beauchamp, the CEO of Nerjyzed Entertainment, about moving to Baton Rouge, the development of their first game “Doug Williams: Black College Football Experience” for the X-box, recording the marching bands featured in the game, including Southern University, the importance of tax incentives, and the types of jobs needed at a game development company. Sanford also interviews Dean Majoue of Yatec Games about his company’s development of educational games, like “Enchanted Garden”, ”I.Q. Identity Quest” and “Say-N-Play.” Lastly, she talks to Adam Knapp of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber about industry leader Electronic Arts opening its first North American office in Baton Rouge. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford