Alvarez. Photo by Rod Rolle.
Alvarez was one of the first Hollywood-based
producers to see the merits and possibilities of producing movies
in NW Louisiana – before the tax credit programs of the State
became an incentive for Hollywood producers and long before the
disaster of Hurricane Katrina forced Louisiana production to move
from New Orleans to the NW Louisiana region. Since 2002, Mr. Alvarez
has built an impressive network of Louisiana government and business
leaders, Hollywood producers, directors, actors, distribution
deal makers and more. Mr. Alvarez is serving as the key producer
for 4HG's first three film productions - Anybody Love,
The Formula and The Greatest Escape ,
with The Greatest Escape currently in production. The Greatest
Escape stars Academy Award winning actor Lou Gossett, Jr. and
seasoned Disney actress, Caitlin Wachs (My Dog Skip, Inspector
Gadget 2, etc.)
served as a Federal Bank Examiner out of his first stint of college
at The University of Texas at Austin, in 1980, for the Department
of the U.S. Treasury.
1988, Alvarez relocated to Los Angeles to serve briefly as an
in-house music producer for the famed music-recording studio Paramount
Recording Studios. A year later, Alvarez went to work at The Sony
Video Institute, a world leading audio/video production training
facility located on The American Film Institute campus in Hollywood
1995 Alvarez began working in television as an audio professional
working for NBC, ABC, CNN and many other cable networks.
in addition to heading the development and production of feature
film projects and working as a professional television audio technician,
Alvarez continues producing his own and others' independent music,
music related documentaries and music videos for the NRT catalogue.
Alvarez was born in the Chicago area and raised in Texas . He
attended The University of Texas at Austin from 1978 to 1983 and
received his B. S. in Business Management from Pepperdine University
in Malibu, California, in 1994.