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Wide-ranging Film Forum Mar. 21-24

The Second Annual Film Forum takes place March 21-24 at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute in Morrilton, Ark., about 200 miles west of Memphis.

The event is for actors, directors, producers, technicians, and students to participate in intensive workshops with film-industry insiders. It's also of interest to film enthusiasts who will hear enlightening discussions, interviews, performances, and have the opportunity to observe the workshops.

Several Hollywood insiders - directors, screenwriters, actors and acting coaches - will be there sharing their vast knowledge of the industry. Costs are quite reasonable.

For a detailed list of events, speakers, entertainment, pricing and registration info, go here.



Auditions Mar. 14 for 'So You Think You Can Dance'

Hoofers listen up: So You Think You Can Dance is coming to the Orpheum on March 14 to audition dancers who want to get on the show.

The Fox Network show is working with the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission.

Dancers can be no younger than 18 or older than 30 by registration day. Registration begins at 8 a.m. that day and auditioners should be available for three days.

For more infomation, go here.



Paper Moon featured in Daily News

What's it like to film in Memphis? Ryan Watt, who, with partner Nick Case has the local Paper Moon Films production company, is featured in this story in The Daily News. And he knows a few things about making movies here:

"... it’s great to film here, because you can almost film anywhere. Everyone here is really easy to work with. The Film Commission. The police department. Things like that are hard to do in L.A. or New York. You can shoot almost anywhere here."

The Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission has worked with Paper Moon since its first project, Kentucker Audley's Open Five. Paper Moon has also done The Romance of Loneliness, Pilgrim Song and is wrapping up Forty Years from Yesterday.



Filmmaker Pekar back in Memphis

Award-winning filmmaker Jonathan Pekar was in Los Angeles for two decades but has now come back to Memphis as director of film at Ardent Studios.

The Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission has worked with Pekar on his upcoming TV series "Kids of Memphis." The Commission also helped with two of his music videos, Lucero's "Women and Work" and the Telly Award-winning commercial for Boscos Restaurant.

Read Michael Donahue's story in The Commercial Appeal here.



On Location: Memphis screens Oscar shorts tonight

Oscar-nominated Short Film documentaries are being screened at 7 tonight (2/21) at the Malco Ridgeway Four.

The screening is presented by On Location: Memphis International Film & Music Fest. 

To purchase tickets, which are $10, go here

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