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Welcome to the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission

Greetings and welcome to the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission’s new web site!  Brimming with new features and up-to-date information, we invite you to come in and look around to get a peek at what Memphis & Shelby County have to offer film productions of all sizes.  Take a minute to browse our location library in Reel-Scout, check out our diverse production guide, or get a taste of productions that have shot here and utilized our crew base over at Film Memphis TV!  

Special thanks to Christopher Reyes, Sarah Fleming, and the crew over at SE2M for their outstanding hard work in making this web site possible. Thanks also to content editor Jon W. Sparks.

The Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission, like other publicly-funded film commissions in the U.S.A., works only with funded productions and does not assist producers in securing funding for projects.

The Film Commission's Website makes available hiring/casting information from third parties. This information is to be used as general information only. Although such information is believed to be generally reliable, the posting of the information on the commission website does not constitute an endorsement, recommendation, or solicitation from the Commission. Nor does the Posting imply any assurance regarding the accuracy of the information, the funding of the project, the completion of the project, or the payment to crew/vendors/cast.


Casting 'Real People' for Bass Pro Shops

Bass Pro Shops has issued this casting call:

Do you love the outdoors? Do you fish, hunt, camp and just love to be "out there?”

Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid is looking for people just like you to take part in filming scenes in our new store.  Acting experience not necessary.

We want people who are familiar with the outdoors and the sports that Bass Pro serves to be on-camera shoppers and customers of this fabulous new store.

We are seeking a diverse, intergenerational group of outdoor enthusiasts to partake in filming scenes inside The Pyramid.

The project is being assisted by the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission.

Background and Featured Extras needed during filming in mid-May. Half days (6-hour block) and full days (12-hour block). The schedule is still to be determined.

Families with children and adults of ALL AGES will be selected. Please forward CURRENT photograph, availability, and contact information including mobile phone and e-mail to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

If selected, you will be contacted by email for more detailed information about what to wear, etc. Extras will arrive “camera ready” as there will not be a make up artist or wardrobe assistant for enhancements.

ALL EXTRAS WILL BE PAID at the time of filming. Extras will be required to sign talent release and all under 18 must have a legal guardian to sign for them.

Thank you for your interest and availability.

DO NOT contact the Bass Pro store directly as ALL production planning is being handled through a Memphis production company. Store personnel will not be able to answer any questions about this filming event.


Commission Board meeting May 20

The next meeting of the full Board of The Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission is scheduled for noon on Wednesday, May 20th, at Malco's Studio on the Square. Please note that full Board meetings usually occur the third Wednesday of every other month at noon at Malco's Studio on the Square. Please check this website immediately before each meeting to confirm that it will occur as scheduled.


Call for extras - national spot

Local project is seeking those who can portray young, vibrant, hip, artsy music lovers.

It is casting background EXTRAS for a national spot highlighting Memphis being the cool music town that it is. The project is being assisted by the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission.

This is a commercial shoot on April 14 and 15. Extras will be paid.

About 20 persons are needed for NIGHTLIFE SCENES to fill live music venues and house concerts.

Diversity sought — all ethnic types and looks are desired. Looking for those who can portray 25- to 35-year-olds. You must be 25 or over and have a valid photo ID.

To be considered, email your photo and contact information. Put “Memphis Casting” in the subject line. Email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and you will be contacted by email if selected.

Please spread the word.

Thanks for your interest and availability.


'Sex and the City' Co-Star Kristin Davis Hosts Memphis Premiere of Elephant Documentary

Actress, philanthropist, and producer Kristin Davis will be in Memphis April 16 for a screening of her documentary “Gardeners of Eden.”

Davis, known for her role as Charlotte York in “Sex and the City,” is an environmental activist involved in the effort to save African elephants from extinction.

The screening, hosted by Malco Theatres and 4Memphis, will be a red carpet event at the Malco Paradiso.

General admission tickets are $30 and include the screening, a Q & A with Davis, a silent auction and a cocktail reception. VIP reception tickets are available for $500 and are limited. They include a champagne and hors d'oeuvres reception with Kristin Davis prior to the screening, advanced seating and an elephant adoption package.

Proceeds benefit the U.S. Friends of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, a Kenyan wildlife conservation charity.

Set against the backdrop of the illegal ivory trade, the documentary reveals what is happening to elephants and the efforts being made to save them.  From pilots to elephant keepers, anti-poaching rangers to mobile veterinarians, and Dame Daphne Sheldrick to Kristin Davis, the documentary shows the incredible and frequently high risk efforts taken to save the species.  This film has a significant role to play in helping to inform, educate and drive greater global action for the protection of the elephant, one of the world's most iconic and intelligent species.

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust was founded by Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick in Kenya in 1977 in memory of her late husband David Sheldrick, the naturalist and founder warden of Kenya’s Tsavo National Park. Today, it is the most successful orphan elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world and one of the pioneering conservation organizations for wildlife and habitat protection in East Africa. The DSWT has successfully rescued, hand raised and rehabilitated more than 180 elephant orphans before reintegrating them into the wild. Visit for more information.

The event, at the Malco Paradiso Theater, is Thursday April 16 starting at 5:30 p.m. for VIP and 6 p.m. for general admission. For tickets, visit


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