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Memphis Rocks! campaign (Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club) is now a category in the 14th Annual On Location Memphis International Film & Music Festival taking place April 25-27, 2013. The Memphis Rocks category is a chance for you to spotlight your perspective on what makes Memphis great and the amazing work you and your company, organization, or school are doing in the community. We will have different sub-categories for individuals, schools, nonprofits, and corporations, along with a viewer’s choice award.

Here is a short video with details: http://t.co/f50VdIc9

Films must be 5 minutes or less and submission info is available at http://www.onlocationmemphis.org/ The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2013, so grab your camera and let’s show the world why Memphis Rocks!

 

Indie Memphis volunteers needed

From Indie Memphis:

The 15th annual Indie Memphis Film Festival kicks off in just over a week -- it is already our biggest yet, and we need your help to make it our best.

Volunteers working 4 hours or more from Tuesday Oct. 30 - Sunday, Nov. 4 receive a 2012 Festival Crew shirt; work 8 hours or more and get a limited edition Indie Memphis 1998-2012 commemorative poster designed by Ben Couvillion at Combustion -- both courtesy of our friends at Duncan-Williams, Inc., and enjoy other fun benefits. Hooray!

There are still primo shifts available for your choosing, and with our handy-dandy Shiftboard volunteer scheduling system, it is easier than ever to browse available opportunities and find one that's right for your schedule. Sign up today and scope it out.

For more info, go here.

 

Theatre Ops

Assist Venue Manager with ticket taking, ushering, distributing ballots and counting attendees at festival venues, including the Playhouse on the Square, Circuit Playhouse, Studio on the Square and the Brooks Museum of Art. This is a great team for folks who want to interact with festival attendees. During the must-see screenings, this is where the action is.

Cafe Assistant

Help work the Festival Cafe, home to the Filmmaker Lounge, Film Conversations and numerous Festival Parties and Receptions.

Merchandise Sales

The Merchandise Sales team mans tables at the Playhouse on the Square, the Circuit Playhouse, and Studio on the Square during the festival weekend, selling merchandise (shirts, hats, posters, etc.) to patrons and attendees. If you have worked retail, or are just a people person who like to help sell things, this is a great team to work with.

Box Office

Man the Indie Memphis box office and help sell festival tickets and passes at the Playhouse on the Square, Circuit Playhouse, or the Studio on the Square.

Go to www.shiftboard.com/indiememphis and register or login.

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'Daylight' and 'Romance' next Thursday

The Booksellers at Laurelwood is hosting "Memphis Filmmakers Day" on Thursday, Oct. 18th for the DVD release of Daylight Fades and The Romance of Loneliness.  That evening at 8 p.m. we are also screening the final cut of Daylight Fades at Studio on the Square.  Free admission with purchase of our DVD.

For more information, go here

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Industry workshop FuelFilm Expo Sept. 28-30

FuelFilm: Expo will be held from Sept. 28-30 and will be of benefit anyone with an interest in filmmaking and the film industry. This is the largest film-related conference in the region designed to educate and inspire. The Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission is a sponsor of the event.

FuelFilm Expo will feature three conference tracks to address the main components of filmmaking – The Producer/Filmmaker, The Crew and The Actor.   Workshops and industry panelists will be a part of each track to address a variety of issues including strategies for getting a film financed to the latest techniques in special effects.

The interactive conference will provide an opportunity for novice and experienced filmmakers, crew personnel and actors to gain knowledge, make contacts with the ultimate goal being to get more films produced in the mid south and neighboring regions.

Conference Sessions are staggered to allow for visits to the Screening Theater and the Expo Floor. A Pitch Competition will be held during the free Friday Night Preview.

There will be numerous panels, including one with regional film commissioners at 9 a.m. Sunday. Attending are Bob Raines – Executive Director, Tennessee Film, Entertainment, & Music Commission; Linn Sitler - Memphis & Shelby County Film Commissioner; Christopher Crane – Director, Arkansas Film Commission; Ward Emling – Mississippi Film Commissioner. Panel moderator is Jon W. Sparks.

The Expo is being held at the Southwest Tennessee Community College Macon Campus.

Sessions can be purchased for the entire weekend ($99), of for a single morning or afternoon session ($49).  Weekend passholders get a T-Shirt, gift bag and discounts for special events and promotional items.  All passes include access to the Expo Floor and to the Screening Theater (hosted by Indie Memphis and OnLocation: Memphis).

Information and registration for the Fuel Film Expo is online at www.fuelfilm.org/expo.

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