Fine story by Aisling Maki here in today's Daily News on Carnival Memphis' honoring the Memphis film industry.
Here's an excerpt from the story:
Film director Craig Brewer, “Undefeated” star Bill Courtney, and Memphis and Shelby County Film and Television Commissioner Linn Sitler are among those who’ll be honored Wednesday, May 9, as Carnival Memphis salutes the Mid-South’s movie and film industry during its annual Business & Industry Salute Luncheon.
Each year a Carnival king is chosen, and this year’s king is Michael Lightman Sr. Although he works in the real estate industry, Lightman has roots in the movie business; his family founded Malco Theatres Inc.
“This year’s going to be really different,” said Ed Galfsky, executive director of Carnival Memphis. “The fact that it’s the movie and film industry lets us showcase a lot of the great films that were made in Memphis. Michael’s speech is going to have some video aspects to it that we’ve never done before. It’s a really neat industry and it’s important to the community. It’s something the people involved in are very passionate about.”
For the full story, go here.