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Indie Memphis submission deadline June 19

Indie Memphis, which is supported by the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission, is reminding filmmakers that the late deadline for submissions to the 2013 festival is Wednesday, June 19. (There's an extended deadline of July 10).

New this year, Indie Memphis has dropped the premiere requirement for Hometowner shorts.

Presented by Duncan-Williams, Inc., the 2013 festival is set to take place October 31 - November 3 on five screens at the Playhouse on the Square, The Circuit Playhouse and Malco Theatre's Studio on the Square, all located in and around Midtown Memphis' Overton Square.

Jury awards include cash prizes for Best Narrative Feature ($1,000), Best Documentary Feature ($1,000), Best Narrative Short ($500), Best Documentary Short ($500) and the Duncan-Williams Scriptwriting Award ($1,000).

Additionally the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission presents $2,000 in cash prizes in the Hometowner category.

For more info, go here.



Memphis crew - send production resumes

Memphis "locals" crew send production resumes for network TV series -- all categories production jobs -- to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Additional info will be posted after official announcement.



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


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