- Tuesday, Sep. 5, 2017
- BATON ROUGE, Louisiana
Peggy Sweeney-McDonald has been named managing director of the Louisiana International Film Festival. She recently moved back to her hometown of Baton Rouge after living in Los Angeles for 18 years.
Sweeney-McDonald was the owner of Superstar Events-L.A., a meeting and event company producing memorable red carpet, non-profit and corporate events across the country. She is the creator of Meanwhile, Back at Café Du Monde... Life Stories About Food, the hit festive live food monologue show and the author of the best-selling coffee table book by Pelican Publishing. She has been a presenter at The Louisiana Book Festival, The Faulkner Society Words & Music Conference, The California Culinary Historians, The Louisiana Restaurant Association, Women of Infinite Possibilities, Passions of the Palate and the Chili Pepper Extravaganza.
Sweeney-McDonald is a member of Screen Actors Guild and has worked in film, television and commercials. She has written two Louisiana based television pilots and one is a semi-finalist in Randy Becker’s NextTV Entertainment Screenwriting Contest.