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Here comes the bride!

Watch Professor Ghoul's Horror School this Friday night (June 7) at 10 on WKNO-TV Channel 10! Although Linn Sitler as The Bride of Frankenstein is compelling (?) (see photo), the main attraction is Old School Pictures' made-in-Memphis vampire thriller: Daylight Fades!

(From Linn Sitler's Facebook page. Daylight Fades is a client of the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission.)



Bikesploitation III: Films, etc. May 24-26

Bikesploitation III, the bicycle celebration with film screenings, music, games and art, is happening from Friday, May 24 through Sunday, May 26.

It's taking place at Crosstown Arts (422 and 430 N. Cleveland Ave.) and is free and open to the public. For more info, go here. 

In addition to past staples such as the popular bicycle-themed film screenings, the Mobile Music Machine, and live bike art, there will be a Bike Art Gallery, Bike Blender, Jamie Harmon's "Bile" Amurica and Roller Races.



Carrier's API wins 'Remy' at Worldfest Houston for Stax video

API Photographers Inc., the Memphis production firm owned by Bill Carrier III, won a prestigious "Remy" award for best music video at Worldfest Houston International Film Festival. The made-in-Memphis video, Stax, The Early Years, which has appeared on PBS, was directed by Carrier, written by his wife, Tess Carrier, and edited by Natsuko Kobayashi.

Worldfest Houston celebrated its 46th annual independent film awards in April. There were more than 4,000 entries and 540 filmmakers from more than 33 nations. There is only one recipient of the "Remy" in each of nine "best of show" categories.

A “Gold” award was also given to API for MLGW’s Call Before You Dig in the public service TV commercial category. The same production crew created the "Call Before You Dig" project.

Carrier is a long-time member of the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission. These awards join numerous Addy and Telly awards that API has won.

Pictured: Bill Carrier III



Board meeting May 15

There will be a meeting of the Members of the Board of the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission on Wed., May 15 at noon at Malco's Studio on the Square Theater (2105 Court Ave.).



Memphis' Paper Moon premieres films in LA, NY

The two latest films by Memphis-based production company Paper Moon Films have secured premieres in Los Angeles and New York City.

The upcoming film Forty Years from Yesterday by directors Robert Machoian and Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck will have a world premiere in competition at the 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival in June. Pilgrim Song by director Martha Stephens has been selected by Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) to make its theatrical premiere for a weeklong run at the reRun theatre in Brooklyn after a year of festival screenings.

Paper Moon Films is a Memphis-based film production company, co-founded by Nick Case and Ryan Watt in 2009, to increase the visibility of emerging artists. It has been a client of the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission.

Paper Moon Films produced Kentucker Audley's Open Five, which was listed on  the 'Top 25 Films of 2010' by The New Yorker. Their second feature, Pilgrim Song by Martha Stephens, premiered in competition at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival and was awarded 'Best Southern Film of 2012' by Oxford American Magazine. Their third feature, The Romance of Loneliness by Sarah Ledbetter and Matteo Servente, is currently on the festival circuit. Upcoming projects include Brent Stewart's 2011 Sundance Creative Producing Summit Fellow film Child of God and Robert Machoian & Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck's Nebraska.

For more on Paper Moon, go here


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