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Commission Board meeting May 20

The next meeting of the full Board of The Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission is scheduled for noon on Wednesday, May 20th, at Malco's Studio on the Square. Please note that full Board meetings usually occur the third Wednesday of every other month at noon at Malco's Studio on the Square. Please check this website immediately before each meeting to confirm that it will occur as scheduled.

 

Call for extras - national spot

Local project is seeking those who can portray young, vibrant, hip, artsy music lovers.

It is casting background EXTRAS for a national spot highlighting Memphis being the cool music town that it is. The project is being assisted by the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission.

This is a commercial shoot on April 14 and 15. Extras will be paid.

About 20 persons are needed for NIGHTLIFE SCENES to fill live music venues and house concerts.

Diversity sought — all ethnic types and looks are desired. Looking for those who can portray 25- to 35-year-olds. You must be 25 or over and have a valid photo ID.

To be considered, email your photo and contact information. Put “Memphis Casting” in the subject line. Email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and you will be contacted by email if selected.

Please spread the word.

Thanks for your interest and availability.

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'Sex and the City' Co-Star Kristin Davis Hosts Memphis Premiere of Elephant Documentary

Actress, philanthropist, and producer Kristin Davis will be in Memphis April 16 for a screening of her documentary “Gardeners of Eden.”

Davis, known for her role as Charlotte York in “Sex and the City,” is an environmental activist involved in the effort to save African elephants from extinction.

The screening, hosted by Malco Theatres and 4Memphis, will be a red carpet event at the Malco Paradiso.

General admission tickets are $30 and include the screening, a Q & A with Davis, a silent auction and a cocktail reception. VIP reception tickets are available for $500 and are limited. They include a champagne and hors d'oeuvres reception with Kristin Davis prior to the screening, advanced seating and an elephant adoption package.

Proceeds benefit the U.S. Friends of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, a Kenyan wildlife conservation charity.

Set against the backdrop of the illegal ivory trade, the documentary reveals what is happening to elephants and the efforts being made to save them.  From pilots to elephant keepers, anti-poaching rangers to mobile veterinarians, and Dame Daphne Sheldrick to Kristin Davis, the documentary shows the incredible and frequently high risk efforts taken to save the species.  This film has a significant role to play in helping to inform, educate and drive greater global action for the protection of the elephant, one of the world's most iconic and intelligent species.

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust was founded by Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick in Kenya in 1977 in memory of her late husband David Sheldrick, the naturalist and founder warden of Kenya’s Tsavo National Park. Today, it is the most successful orphan elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world and one of the pioneering conservation organizations for wildlife and habitat protection in East Africa. The DSWT has successfully rescued, hand raised and rehabilitated more than 180 elephant orphans before reintegrating them into the wild. Visit SheldrickWildlifeTrust.org for more information.

The event, at the Malco Paradiso Theater, is Thursday April 16 starting at 5:30 p.m. for VIP and 6 p.m. for general admission. For tickets, visit www.memphisredcarpet.eventbrite.com.

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Tonight, Mar. 30: Memphis and the Movies with Linn Sitler

TONIGHT- Don't miss the last in Memphis Heritage's "Memphis and the Movies" March series. Film Commissioner Linn Sitler's recap will take the audience through highlights of the Commission's decades-long history, ending with "Mystery Train" and then she'll introduce the audience to Tamara Trexler, the great-granddaughter of Memphis' infamous film censor Lloyd Binford. She'll be appearing "live" from Nashville via Skype. Before the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission, Memphis was famous not for its films, but for having some of the most conservative censorship rules in the country.

Adult Beverages and popcorn at 6:30 pm. Show starts at 7 pm. Tickets $20 benefiting Memphis Heritage. Sponsored by Malco. Memphis Heritage is at 2282 Madison Avenue (at Edgewood in Midtown Memphis). Street parking available on Edgewood.



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Job openings at Running Pony

Running Pony, the largest full-service production and post-production company in Memphis, has posted two job openings.

Creative Director: Running Pony is looking for a Creative Director who can help lead a team of creative visual storytellers to conceptualize, write, shoot, edit and deliver videos for a variety of clients and a variety of uses.

Writer/Producer/Director: Running Pony is seeking a creative, visual storyteller. Looking for resumes and reels for someone who knows how to write, produce and direct video content for any media outlet, for any client.

A full description of the jobs is here: http://www.runningpony.com/job-openings-running-pony/

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