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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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Sept. 9-15 - Outflix Film Festival

Outflix Film Festival runs Sept. 9-15 -- mark your calendars. For more info, go to http://www.outflixfestival.org/

Tickets:

$9.00:  1 Feature Ticket
$24.00: 3 Feature Tickets
$45.00: 7 Feature Tickets
$75.00: All Festival Pass

Preview party is Thursday, Sept. 1 from 7-9 p.m. at T. Clifton Art, 2571 Broad Ave.; 323-2787;
www.tcliftonart.com. Join us for wine and light refreshments while we screen previews for our festival lineup.


Friday- Sept. 9
HOLLYWOOD TO DOLLYWOOD
7:00pm
LEAVE IT ON THE FLOOR
9:00pm

Saturday- Sept. 10
I AM
1:30pm
T' AIN"T NOBODY'S BIZNESS:
QUEER BLUES DIVAS OF THE 1920's
2:45pm
LONGHORNS
3:30pm
CIRCUMSTANCE
6:30pm
GOING DOWN IN LA LA LAND
8:30pm

Sunday- Sept. 11
WE WERE HERE
1:00pm
LOOSE CANNONS
2:45pm
THE NIGHT WATCH
5:30pm
THE WISE KIDS
7:30pm

Monday- Sept. 12
WISH ME AWAY
6:30pm
JUDAS KISS
8:30pm

Tuesday- Sept. 13
DAPHNE
6:30pm
ROMEOS
8:30pm

Wednesday- Sept. 14
CHRISTOPHER AND HIS KIND
6:30pm
EATING OUT 4: DRAMA CAMP
8:30pm

Thursday- Sept. 15
PARAGRAPH 175
6:30pm
(Producer Attending)
GUN HILL ROAD
8:30pm


 
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Aug. 27 - Filmmaker's Media Expo

Come to this event hosted by FuelFilm Memphis this Saturday from 1-4 p.m.:

Cast your actors – Cast your crew. Calling all filmmakers, screenwriters, technical crew, actors, producers, directors, PA’s — this is your event!

FuelFilm Memphis presents the Mid-South’s largest Filmmaking and Media Trade Show. Join us in the newly renovated/expanded Sky Grille, easily accessible in MidTown Memphis, and share an afternoon with like-minded professionals. (This event combines June’s rescheduled “Cast Your Crew” and August’s “Break Some Legs”.)

Directors: need a film crew? The Filmmakers Media Expo is the place to fill the positions you seek.

Casting Directors: need actors? Private space is provided to meet your actors and cast your projects.

Film Support Professionals: We’ve got ongoing discussions and networking opportunities.

FuelFilm offers a day of learning and “hands on” presentations for every element of filmmaking — from script to screen. Learn from the pros, appearing live and via Skype.

Bring your headshots, resumes, business cards, comp cards — you know the drill — and prepare to interview (or be interviewed), and to connect with regional industry professionals. Who knows — your next big break might be waiting for you at the FILMMAKERS MEDIA EXPO!

Filmmakers ~ you are welcome to bring DVDs & memorabilia of your work for sale to your adoring fans and supporters!

Admission: $10. Register at Eventbrite, or cash at the door. Refreshments provided.

Location: Sky Grille (formerly Quetzal), 668 Union Avenue

FuelFilm's mission is to promote the growth of the Memphis film industry by educating filmmakers on the development of independent film projects and facilitating relationships between investors, producers, directors and writers to get more local films made in Memphis.


 
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'Extreme Makeover - Home Edition' looking for families

Here's info we just received from the popular ABC-TV show:


Do you know a family whose home deserves an Extreme Makeover, or a family who simply deserves a home? If so, the producers of ABC’s "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" want to hear from you.

Ty Pennington and his crew have been all across the map and now they want to drive that famous bus to Tennessee! “We are looking for the deserving people and inspiring families that America can really root for,” says Supervising Casting Director David Shumsky.

What does it take to be picked for an Extreme Makeover? "We're looking for those special people who have amazing strength of character and never give up. Whether it’s keeping their chin up in really tough circumstances or going out of their way to help others. We want to help people whose stories have really affected their community or made a big difference in other people's lives.” Shumsky added: "There are a lot of people who are heroes to those around them because of the way they inspire others and quietly serve their communities on a daily basis."

The "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" producers are looking for families whose homes desperately need to be rebuilt. “We really want to help families whose homes present major problems for the family, those big issues that affect the family's quality of life on a daily basis. We want to find deserving people who just don't have the resources, ability, or time to fix those serious issues without our help.”

This season Extreme Makeover is also looking for families who do not own their own homes, so long as land is available through other sources, a nonprofit, city or county.

Nominations may be submitted by the family or by a member of their community. Each nomination must include the names and ages of every member of the household along with a description of the major challenges within the home, and a short description of the family story. Anyone submitting a nomination should be sure to explain why the nominated family is deserving, heroic, and/or a great role model for their community. If possible, include recent photos of the family and home. All nominations must include a contact phone number.

Please send nominations to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

For more information on how to apply please visit our website here.

Each episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is self-contained and features a race against time to complete a project that would ordinarily take months, involving a team of designers, contractors and several hundred workers who have just seven days to rebuild an entire property. Episodes begin with team leader Ty Pennington’s now-famous “Good morning!” wake-up call, when he and his design team surprise the unsuspecting family with news that their home has been chosen to receive a makeover. Viewers not only witness the unbelievable transformation of the house, but during the final and emotional reveal, they see how the home makeover has impacted the lives of the deserving families.

The design team includes team leader Ty Pennington, with designers Paul DiMeo, Paige Hemmis, Michael Moloney, Ed Sanders, Tracy Hutson, Eduardo Xol, John Littlefield, Jillian Harris and Xzibit.

"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," which has won back-to-back Emmy Awards as Best Reality Program (non-competitive), is in its 7th season on ABC. The program is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. Brady Connell and George Verschoor are the executive producers; and David Goldberg is the president of Endemol USA.


   
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'Grace Card' released today

"The Grace Card," a client of the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission, is being released today on DVD around the country. Here's the official announcement:

"The Grace Card," a moving drama poignantly illustrating the everyday opportunities we have to rebuild relationships and heal deep wounds by extending and receiving God's grace, debuts on DVD Aug. 16 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and AFFIRM Films/Provident Films.

"The Grace Card" is the story of two Memphis police officers, one white, one black; one angry at God and the world for a tragedy in his past, the other sharing God’s love from the pulpit and the patrol car. Each man tests the firmly held values of the other. When tragedy strikes again, can grace overcome anger and bitterness?

When director David G. Evans saw the hit film "Fireproof" from Sherwood Pictures, he was inspired to make a movie of his own. The result is "The Grace Card," which stars Academy Award® winning actor Louis Gossett Jr. along with Michael Joiner and newcomer Michael Higgenbottom.

DVD bonus features:
•    COURAGEOUS: Opening Scene
•    Commentary with David Evans, Associate Producer Lynn Holmes, and actor Michael Joiner
•    26-minute "Starting a Grace Awakening: Behind the Scenes" featurette
•    Missing Grace: Deleted Scenes
•    Give a Little Grace: Outtakes
•    “Healing Begins” Tenth Avenue North music video
•    "Wayne (Stephen Dervan /"Fireproof") Returns" featurette

Evans directed "The Grace Card" from a script by Howard Klausner ("Space Cowboys"). "The Grace Card" was produced by Howard Klausner, John Nasraway, and John R. Sanders, and executive produced by David Evans and Esther Evans. The film’s runtime is approximately 102 minutes. It’s rated PG-13 for violence and thematic elements.

On Saturday, August 20, two release parties featuring cast and crewmembers will be held in the area. Buy your copy of the DVD and have it signed by director David Evans, as well as many of the actors who starred in the film.

DVD Release Party at Walmart, Saturday, August 20, starts at 10:00 AM, 577 Germantown Pkwy Cordova

DVD Release Party at Family Christian Store, Saturday, August 20, starts at 1:00 PM, 6025 Stage Road, Bartlett


   

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