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Commission winners at Indie Memphis

The Indie Memphis Film Festival concluded this weekend featuring some great films and with important contributions from the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission.

To recognize films made in Shelby County, the Commission provided a $1,000 prize for the Best Hometowner Feature Award to "This Is What Love in Action Looks Like" by Morgan Jon Fox, and another $1,000 award for Best Hometowner Short to Ryan Parker and G.B. Shannon's "Fresh Skweezed."

The Commission also presented a check to the producers of "Losers Take All" Saturday night. The film, a client project of the Commission, is also a participant in The Memphis & Shelby County Film Commission/MemphisED Production Training Program. The innovative program, created by Film Commissioner Linn Sitler, offers a refund of local wages to the production company in exchange for on-the-job training of local crew.

For more information on Indie Memphis and the awards, see the story in the Memphis Flyer here, and in The Commercial Appeal here.

Pictured from left are Commission Board Chairman Jimmy Tashie who presented the wage refund check Saturday night, "LTA" producer/writer Winn Coslick, Commissioner Linn Sitler, "LTA" producer/writer Andrew Pope and "LTA" producer Mike S. Ryan.

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