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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.


Commission client films at Indie Memphis

The Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission is presenting, along with Indie Memphis, two Showcase Screenings at the Indie Memphis Film Festival next month.

"Undefeated" shows at 6:30 pm on Thursday, Nov. 3, and "Losers Take All" at 7 pm Saturday, Nov. 5.

Both films are clients of the Film Commission, and "Losers Take All" is a participant in The Memphis & Shelby County Film Commission/MemphisED Production Training Program. The innovative program, created by Film Commissioner Linn Sitler, offers a refund of local wages to the production company in exchange for on-the-job training of local crew.

"Undefeated" is a documentary centering on three underprivileged student-athletes from Memphis' Manassas High School and the inspiration they need to not only overcome their bleak surroundings, but also to win the first playoff game in the school’s 110-year history.

"Losers Take All," directed by Alex Steyermark, is an indie rock comedy set in Memphis, circa 1986. The film follows The Fingers, who are formed when two average punks recruit two reluctant metal heads into their band. After a discouraging start, they attract the services of an oily and inept but well-meaning band manager/furniture salesman who sees The Fingers as his ticket out of his own humdrum existence. "LTA" is a comedy about friends making music, as well as an unprecedented love letter to a seminal period of American indie rock.

“This year’s Indie Memphis is truly a celebration of the work of the Film Commission — with two outstanding client films premiering there: the documentary, 'Undefeated' and the independent feature, 'Losers Take All,'” said Film Commissioner Sitler. “We can’t wait to see all the filmmakers again and have them show Memphis their films.”

Advance tickets for "Undefeated" and "Losers Take All" are available online for $15 each, plus service fees, beginning at 10 am on Monday, October 10 at Indie Memphis.  Indie Memphis members may purchase their first ticket at a $3 discount. For complete details about festival tickets and passes, please visit

Additional Showcase Screenings at the 14th annual Indie Memphis Film Festival can be found here.

For more information, here is John Beifuss' story in his Bloodshot Eye blog for The Commercial Appeal.

Pictured: "Undefeated"


Movie Lady on '50-50'

Here's a review of "50-50" by Linn Sitler, also known as The Movie Lady on Fox13. Linn, Commissioner for the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission, reviews films for the television station.


Dean Film & Video profiled in CA

Dean Film & Video gets a nice writeup in The Commercial Appeal here.

The Memphis production company run by Andy Dean has done films, music videos, commercials, TLC and Food Network programs, C-SPAN news spots and reality shows. Many of its projects involve Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission clients.

Congratulations Andy and Annette!


Production Directory: Do it now!

Attention all LOCAL production professionals and related companies: Our next Memphis & Shelby County Film & Television Commission Production Directory is in progress now. If you haven't listed before, do it now! (And if you have, please update your listing).

It's FREE for all living in Shelby County and surrounding areas, and is the best way to let our local and worldwide clients know of you, your experience and services!

Please go to to get listed now! Call us if you have questions at 901-527-8300 x2


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