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James (Jimmy) Tashie

James (Jimmy) Tashie - Chairman of the Board

Vice-President and General Manager of Malco Theatres, Inc., Jimmy Tashie oversees the success of over 300 screens in five states. In operation for over 95 years, Malco Theatres, Inc. ranks among the top fifteen theatre chains   in the United States. A long-time leading supporter of Memphis filmmaking, Tashie hosts all the city’s not-for-profit film festivals: The Indie Memphis Film Festival; On-Location: The Memphis International Film Festival; and The Outflix Film Festival. Tashie conceived and opened one of the South’s most unique art/independent/foreign film theatres: Malco’s Studio on the Square.  As per Tashie’s dream, the theatre offers the Mid-South’s emerging filmmakers an accessible but professional venue in which to book premiere screenings of their films.

Linn Sitler Memphis Film Commissioner

Linn Sitler - Memphis & Shelby County Film Commissioner

Film and Television Commissioner since 1987, Linn Sitler is one of the longest-serving film commissioners in the world!  Sitler  brings to the job not only her previous professional experience as  a local and nationally syndicated television producer-writer-host, but also  her 8,000+ (and still counting) days of film commission work. She holds an M.A. in Radio-TV-Film from the University of Memphis and a B.A. (cum laude) in English Literature from the University of Tennessee.

Sharon O'Guin Memphis Film, Deputy Commissioner

Sharon Fox O'Guin - Deputy Film Commissioner

At the Commission since 1995, Sharon Fox O’Guin holds a B.A. in Media Arts from the University of South Carolina. As Deputy Film Commissioner, Fox –O’Guin   directs the Commission’s college internship program…provides “first response” to all location photograph requests and production needs…and gives personal attention to all projects from recruitment through production.


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