You are here: Home

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!

Supporting Partners of The Memphis and Shelby County Film and Television Commission:

Memphis Fast Forward Memphis ED

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.


Oxford Film Fest accepting submissions

The Oxford Film Festival is accepting submissions for the 2012 festival to be held Feb. 9-12. Submissions will be accepted through Oct. 1.
Entries will be accepted in the animated short, documentary short, experimental short, narrative short, documentary feature and narrative feature categories with special prizes for Mississippi films. Mississippi filmmakers are also encouraged to submit music video entries via the festival website.

For more information, about deadlines and discounts, go to Withoutabox here.

The Oxford Film Festival is a non-profit film festival that is held annually in February at the Oxford Malco Studio Cinema. For more information, call (877) 560-FILM or email Melanie Addington at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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.


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:
Facebook: The Romance of Loneliness

Extras will be fed.

For more information regarding shuttle to the set, please email:
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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 here.

Pictured: Molly Mickler Smith and Ginnifer Goodwin.


Page 64 of 109

FlimMemphis TV
Production Guide
Production Guide

Follow Us Here!

Film Memphis - facebook Film Memphis - twitter Film Memphis - Youtube