NATCHEZ — Eleven tiny ducks perched prominently on the front edge of Patrick Mulhearn’s desk speak volumes about the man and his background.
For the visitors — including many Hollywood heavyweights — to Baton Rouge’s Celtic Media Centre, the ducks represent a little light-hearted humor.
“I’ve got my ducks in a row,” Mulhearn says, laughing.
Indeed he does. The Natchez native is director of operations at the largest film studio in Louisiana.
In his daily role, he wears a number of hats from being a “glorified landlord” for the various film production tenants to problem solver and even a middleman to help broker production deals.
Recent productions at the Celtic Media Centre include the HBO series “True Blood,” Sony’s “Battle: Los Angeles,” NBC’s “Battleship” and Summit’s “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Parts 1 and 2.”
Although Celtic directly employs only approximately a dozen employees, the companies that rent space there can make the campus swell.
“When you’re in production, there are days when it’s 150 people, and there are days when we would have almost 1,000 people,” he said. “(On those days) it was really like a small town.”
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