Dan Conaway on filming in Memphis
"Many state and local officials are among film's strongest supporters, but that support is not uniform across Tennessee," says Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commissioner Linn Sitler. "There are many top decision makers who have no passion for saving the industry."
Sitler's efforts to keep the industry alive in Memphis are praised by Dan Conaway, who has lent his voice to a call for action.
Check out Dan's blog Wake Somebody Up and his latest entry "Action!" where he says, "We know just how damn good Memphis looks through a lens, we know how deep the local talent pool is for actors and crew, we know how wide the choice is for great locations." But he continues, some of our leaders have an "inability to see the wide shot for the close-up," when it comes to incentives.
His column is also scheduled to run in the Aug. 6 edition of The Daily News, and in the Aug. 7-8 edition of The Memphis News.