Although historically many film and television producers have chosen to base in the city's downtown hotels, production companies will find hotels and motels across Memphis and Shelby County eager to accommodate production crews. A majority of Memphis hoteliers are experienced with the special accommodations needs of production companies. The Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission staff have long-standing relationships with members of the hotel industry. In order to receive the best room rates and accommodations possible, production companies should ask Commission staff to handle all initial reservation requests. Additionally, The Commission offers customized accommodations (cost comparison) surveys for extended-stay productions.