After being featured in Spike Lee's HBO Documentary; "When The Levees Broke" I wrote my memoir;
"Not Just The Levees Broke" My Story During And After Hurricane Katrina. Foreword by: Spike Lee.
I have since been hired by David Simon (Creator of HBO's "The Wire") for a new HBO TV Series/Drama called "Treme" (truh-may) as a Primary Performer. We finished the pilot in April fo this year and HBO has given the greenlight for 13 more episodes. Filming is in New Orleans bringing with it employment for locals such as myself. New Orleans is still suffering in a lot of areas, a lot of areas and I am, along with others keeping the world abreast of our beloved city. I am currently working on my next memoir; "No More Wire Hangers" about domestic abuse as a teenager. I speak with the people of New Orleans each and every day and a lot still needs to be done. We still don't have a hospital with emergency services in New Orleans East, where my husband and I purchased a home. We have been told in two more years the hospital that has no significant damage since Hurricane Katrina will be up and running. Two more years. Hurricane Katrina hit us on August 29,2005!!! NOAH (New Orleans Adolscent Hospital) is being closed, leaving thousands with nowhere to go for mental health or help. Leaving the New Orleans Police Department to attend to and transport them across the lake here where they are sending those in need of help. I will continue my efforts in helping our great city come back in spite of those who are trying to change our city by removing residents who have been here all of their lives. My mother being one of them, on a fixed income and living with my sister in Texas who had to have a home built from the ground up so her autistic son, Nicholas would have an education with life skills. I'll be back. TTFN. Phyllis Montana-Leblanc. New Orleans, Louisiana.