Filming for American Idol, Danni Productions LLC planned in the French Quarter

Parking will be restricted in portions of the French Quarter starting on Monday due to planned film productions, including for American Idol, and by Danni Productions LLC, which will be filming scenes for a TV show.

Filming for Danni Productions began Sunday at 7 a.m. and will last until 7 p.m. Oct. 12, which will include preparation, shooting and wrap-up. During that time, no street parking will be allowed in the 700 blocks of Orleans Avenue, Saint Ann Street and Royal Street (the hotel valet only).

In addition, no street parking is allowed from 11 p.m. Sunday to 7 a.m. Oct. 12 in the 800 block of Saint Ann Street to allow filming.

There will also be some street closures to allow filming, including in the 700 block of Orleans Avenue from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, and from 3 p.m to 3 a.m. starting Oct. 11 in the 700 block of Orleans Avenue.

Anyone with questions or concerns is asked to contact Cedric Howard, assistant location manager, at 504-222-0604 or email at; Erica Day, assistant location manager, at 504-487-1848, or by email at; and Isabella Renner, Film New Orleans Production Manager at 504-658-4355, or by email at

American Idol Productions Inc. has planned to film portions of its TV series on location in the French Quarter on Monday.

Filming will began starting at 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Muriel’s in Jackson Square, located at 801 Chartres St., and near the intersection of Saint Ann and Chartres streets.

Production buses and minivans will be parked in the 800 block of Decatur, where no parking signs will be posted.

Scenes filmed at Jackson Square are meant to emulate a second line parade for the judges, according to American Idol Productions staff.

Staff added that during those scenes, bands will march along Saint Ann and Chartres streets in Jackson Square, along with contestants from the show.

Parking will be restricted along some nearby streets to allow preparation, filming and wrap-up, including from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. along the park side of the 800 block of Decatur Street.

Intermittent traffic controls will also be in place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. near Chartres and Madison streets, and near Saint Ann Street between Royal and Chartres streets.

Police officers will be nearby to ensure public safety and facilitate the production, along with staff from Film New Orleans.

Anyone with questions or concerns is asked to contact American Idol Productions Inc. at 818-748-1100, Josh Dyson, assistant production manager at 702-506-5777; Productions Manager Savannah Knowles at 949-370-7463 or by email at; or Film New Orleans Production Manager Isabella Renner at 504-658-4355 or 504-295-7734, or by email at