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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!

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Special thanks to Christopher Reyes, Sarah Fleming, and the crew over at Live From Memphis 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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Film community mourns passing of producer Mark Norris; worked with Commission

Mark Norris, one of the founders of the local independent production company Old School Pictures, died of natural causes Sunday night at the age of 29. Many of Old School's projects were assisted by the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission. The most recent project was the well-received "Daylight Fades" vampire movie that premiered last year.

John Beifuss has written about Mark in The Commercial Appeal here.

The loss of this respected member of the local filmmaking community is keenly felt, and we send our condolences to Mark's family and all those associated with Old School.



 
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Extras needed this weekend and Tuesday

The feature film "The Romance of Loneliness," a Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission-assisted project, is looking for 25 extras this weekend.

The shooting this weekend is Saturday and Sunday, plus Tuesday night (May 17).


All ages (20-70) and backgrounds needed to be “wedding guests” at a charming rustic historical family farmhouse setting with inter-generational relationships between southern women.

Spring/Summer wedding attire to be worn.

Extras will bring 2 outfit options and a pair of practical comfortable shoes.

Age 20-30
Will be in unusual dress, funky hair, but natural, without being overly "cool" stylistically, artistic “alternative” and earthy

Age 30-50
Some will be in more "plain" dress, others more fancy

Age 50-70
In bowties or a nice dress, or something simpler with an accessory of some kind.

Extras will be needed:
SAT, May 14 noon-8pm
SUN, May 15 noon-8pm
TUESDAY, May 17, 8pm-7am

The film stars Amy Lavere and performance by local band Star & Micey will be Saturday night.

For more info see the website: http://www.facebook.com/RomanceOfLoneliness
Facebook: The Romance of Loneliness

Extras will be fed.

For more information regarding shuttle to the set, please email:
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Film Commission friends in 'Something Borrowed'

The film "Something Borrowed" that opens this weekend has two strong Memphis connections and friends of the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission in star Ginnifer Goodwin and producer Molly Mickler Smith.

Read John Beifuss' story in The Commercial Appeal on the two here, and read his review of the film here.

Also, The Movie Lady (a.k.a. Linn Sitler) has a review of the film for MyFoxMemphis.com here.

Pictured: Molly Mickler Smith and Ginnifer Goodwin.


   
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If you're bringing a production here this month, take note

The Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau has issued a statement on the effect of potential flooding in the area.

The Memphis Queenline Riverboats and Mud Island River Park are open for business as usual. Mirimichi golf course and the Tunica Casinos (45 minutes from downtown Memphis in Tunica, Miss.) are currently closed.

Kevin Kane, bureau president, said the bureau is monitoring potential flooding throughout the city, especially in areas dedicated to visitor traffic. The bureau, working with local and state emergency management agencies, has set up a community page, www.memphistravel.com/memphis-weather-update, that will be kept updated with all major decisions made in regards to the weather.

Memphis in May International Festival has announced that due to high water levels near Tom Lee Park, the venue for the 2011 World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest will be moved to Tiger Lane on the Memphis Fairgrounds. The dates of the event will remain the same, May 12-14, 2011. Other aspects of the event will be as scheduled. Low cost transportation will run on a continual loop from four downtown locations to the barbecue contest from late Wednesday afternoon through Saturday evening. For more information, go to www.memphisinmay.org.

The National Weather Service has revised the predicted crest of the Mississippi River from 45 to 48 on the Memphis gauge. The crest is predicted to occur May 10. This is still well within the capabilities of the flood protection system in Memphis. Low areas outside of the Memphis flood protection system will be subject to rising waters between now and May 10. Memphis Public Works is closing floodgates ahead of the rising waters. All City of Memphis flood control pump stations are in operating order.

Areas most likely to expect flooding as a result of the high water on the Mississippi are within the Loosahatchie flood plain west of Austin Peay Highway, the Wolf River flood plain west of Covington Pike and the Nonconnah Creek flood plain west of Airways Boulevard. These are mostly residential areas.

   

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