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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.

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July 29 - Orpheum presents 'Walk the Line'

The Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission wants cast and crew members who worked on "Walk the Line" to be recognized at the screening of the film Friday night at the Orpheum.

Crew members on the final crew list and cast members with speaking parts are eligible for free tickets to the screening. If you qualify, you must e-mail the Film Commission at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to reserve tickets. The deadline for reserving tickets is Thursday afternoon.

The screening is 7:15 p.m. Friday at the Orpheum, 203 S. Main. Tickets are $7 or $5 for children 12 and younger. Vintage automobiles will be on display outside the theater, provided by Hall Prewitt, "picture car coordinator" for local film productions.

For more information, visit orpheum-memphis.com or call (901) 525-7800. See John Beifuss' story in The Commercial Appeal here.

 
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Aug. 6 - Black Film Fest in Nashville: 'Politics of Love'

The International Black Film Festival Nashville (IBFFN) continues its Summer Film Series with the romantic comedy “Politics of Love” on  Saturday, August 6th at 5 p.m. at the Bill and Carole Troutt Theater on the campus of Belmont University.

A comedy romance inspired by the election love stories that sprung up during Obama’s Presidential push, the plot follows the fortunes of a campaign team caught up in a whirlwind of politics and romance. For more info, go here.

 
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July 23 - Producers Workshop and Casting Call

FuelFilm:Memphis is offering a workshop for producers Saturday (July 23) at Emerge Memphis (516 Tennessee St. downtown).

The workshop is "Position Your Property - Movie Marketing & Positioning For Distribution" from 1-3:30 p.m. and will include several regional filmmakers on the panel.

The experts will discuss traditional and innovative film marketing strategies. They will cover the business side of pre-production and explain how the industry works and what to consider when creating a marketing plan.

Guest speakers include: Willy Bearden, Rich Newman, Steve Ross, Andy Van Roon and Jim Weter. For more information on these speakers, go here.

Registration for the workshop is $10 and can be done at fuelfilm.org.


Concurrent with the workshop is a casting call for Arkansas filmmaker Juli Jackson's independent feature "45RPM."

If you are interested in auditioning, email headshot and resume with subject line “Memphis Auditions” to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please visit http://www.45RPMmovie.com/casting for additional information and to download sides and get directions. Some jobs will be paid - compensation depends on experience.

"45RPM," scheduled to be shot in Memphis and Arkansas in September, is about an ambitious artist struggling with the source of her inspiration who finds help from an obsessive record collector in the search for her estranged father’s lost music.

When you come for the casting call, bring extra headshots and resumes.


   
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Crew call for two Middle Tennessee projects

Information provided by the Tennessee Film, Entertainment and Music Commission:

CREW CALL
A feature film shooting in Middle Tennessee in late August is currently accepting resumes for crew. Send your resume to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

CREW CALL - Production Assistant Needed
NBC's "The Voice" is seeking multiple experienced production assistants to help with casting for Season 2 in Nashville, TN at the Municipal Auditorium. The pay is a $130 flat day rate and food will be provided. When applying you will need to definitely be available between July 29 and 30th, and some of the most experienced applicants will be needed from July 27 until August 2. All applicants MUST have previous production experience and be willing to work with large crowds. Duties will include but not be limited to: making sure the flow of people auditioning is kept moving, making sure that people are always where they need to be by the time the need to be there, and helping out with logistics and other aspects of the production.

To apply, submit your: Name, Email, Phone Number, Short blurb about yourself, and a copy of your resume. Submit to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

For more information about the show go to: http://www.nbc.com/the-voice


   

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