Actor, writer and director John Schneider (Dukes of Hazzard, Smallville, The Haves and the Have Nots) wanted a place where he and other filmmakers could make movies on a budget. He established John Schneider Studios, an independent film studio that sits on 58 acres in Holden, Louisiana.

Producer Alicia Allain, founder of Maven Entertainment, has more than 28 years of film and television industry experience, having worked on over 30 films. She was mentored by legendary producer Robert Evans, and later became president of his production company.

Alicia and John teamed up having worked on five films together. They’ve also launched two new amazing opportunities for independent filmmakers. is the first opportunity, which was unveiled in July. This a distribution forum where filmmakers can have their movies promoted and seen.

John and Alicia are also doing a tour called CineFlix Fest. On October 2nd, the J.S.S. and Maven team started on an eight-week journey, having kicked off in Slidell, Louisiana. They've gone on, traveling through seven other cities and four states, showcasing a wide variety of movies from filmmakers around the world.

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