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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.


Amazon Studios a Marquee Sponsor of Indie Memphis

Amazon Studios, the film/TV production and distribution arm of Inc. has signed on as a Marquee Sponsor for the 19th annual Indie Memphis Film Festival.

"Amazon Studios supports visionary auteurs and emerging filmmakers, an ideal representation of what we seek to showcase onscreen and build in our local film community,” says Indie Memphis executive director Ryan Watt.

The festival is presented by Duncan-Williams, Inc., and taking place November 1-7, 2016, expanding to six screening venues throughout the city after receiving record attendance last year.

Amazon Studios has established itself as the leading content provider of independent films, creating original content and acquiring new releases by celebrated filmmakers. Their distribution model emphasizes the best of both worlds, as feature films receive wide theatrical distribution before they release for online streaming and download.

"A high-profile sponsor can be a magnet for other sponsors, new audience attendees and traveling filmmakers," Watt was quoted as saying in the Memphis Business Journal. "Our sponsors take the festival experience to a different level, something you can’t get at home in your living room. We premiere more than 130 films that have never been seen in Memphis, with live music in the theater before every screening, Q&As and panels with traveling filmmakers, plus parties and receptions with food, drinks and music. The access and engagement between our film participants and audiences is what makes the festival really exciting."


Advisory Board meeting May 18

There will be a meeting of the advisory board of The Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission at Malco's Studio on the Square on May 18, 2016, beginning at noon. This meeting is open to not only all official liaisons, but also to the public. If you would like a relevant item considered for placement on the official meeting agenda, please email Linn Sitler at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by the end of the business day, May 16, 2016. Your item will be considered for inclusion and you will be notified of the outcome. Thanks so much for your interest!


List now in the new Memphis & Shelby County Production Directory

The time is here to list in our NEW "user- generated" West Tennessee Reel-Crew Production Directory.  By listing in this totally FREE directory, you are putting yourself in front of those producers and production companies filming or planning to film in Memphis/Shelby County and West Tennessee and across the state.   Please help spread the word so we can have as thorough a directory as possible.
Please follow this link to register in our new directory:
Remember, crew must reside in West Tennessee and have verifiable work credits to list in the directory. Vendors must operate businesses in West Tennessee and offer a service or product which could be utilized by a production.


MDQ Still Seeking Paid Extras

The “Million Dollar Quartet” project shooting in Memphis is seeking extras. The CMT Television series is a client of the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission and the Tennessee Entertainment Commission.

Shoot dates: Filming will take place between 4/4/16 and 7/7/16 — extras could work anywhere from 1-15 days during this time period.

Compensation: NON-UNION — $64 for 8 hours ($8/hour) plus overtime after 8 hours. Work days are generally 12 hours long (sometimes less, sometimes more). Meals provided.

SEEKING the FOLLOWING TYPES as well as General Extras (all ages, all types):

- Actors to portray African American men, women and children

- High school cheerleaders (or over 18 to look younger cheerleader types)

- Rollerskaters

- Church parishioners

- Musicians

- High school basketball players (or over 18 to look younger basketball player types)

- Honky tonk patrons

- Teachers

- Bar and restaurant patrons

- Families

- Men and women with natural hair color (no dyes) and no tattoos or piercings

- High school students (or over 18 to look younger high school types)

- Townspeople

— and many other types. Seeking ALL AGES, ALL TYPES for a wide variety of everyday scenes

Overall Talent Considerations: NO professional acting experience required!

HOW TO SIGN UP for consideration:

The extras casting office is registering new talent via its website for this project. Simply go to and complete a FREE Talent Application. (DO NOT pay for the suggested account upgrades). You will need to upload 1-2 recent color photos of yourself. And again - IGNORE the requests to pay for an 'active' account - it is NOT required to work with the casting office on this project.


YOU MAY EMAIL: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the subject line MDQ EXTRA. Please include your first and last name, a contact number, height, weight, age, city you live in and (2) recent photos taken within the past (2) months. Have (1) closeup photo of your face and (1) full body shot.

If you have any questions, please CALL 901-480-4667 (although email is the preferred method of communication)

Feel free to also visit the facebook page at and "like" the page as the casting office will be posting regularly about casting needs.


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