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Coming Saturday: Midsouth Regional Emmy® awards

The annual Midsouth Regional Emmy® awards are being handed out this Saturday at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville.

The Nashville/Midsouth Region, founded in 1984, encompasses North Carolina (except Asheville) and Tennessee, and the television market of Huntsville, Alabama. I

Several Memphis area organizations have been nominated and represent superior and creative work in broadcast, audio and video. Here's a list of local nominees:

 

NEWSCAST/EVENING

-Adam Mayes Captured & Bain Sisters Rescued, Samantha Davidson, Ursula Madden, Joe Birch, Jason Miles, Jarvis Rodney Greer, Shiela Whaley, Daniel Yohey, WMC

-Deadly Funeral Home Crash - 10pm Newscast, Krista Pennie Myers, Jason Miles, WMC

 

NEWSCAST/MORNING

-Bain Sisters Found Alive, Megan Pope, Andrew Douglas, Justin Hanson, Kym Clark, Nichole Cyprian, Jason Miles, Amy Speropoulos, Shiela Whaley, WMC

 

GENERAL ASSIGNMENT - WITHIN 24 HOURS

-Animal Dump Ground, Natasha Chen, Terrence Muldoon, Pablo Gaviria, WREG

 

CONTINUING COVERAGE - NO TIME LIMIT

-Kimberlee's Law, Bofta Yimam, Michael Moore, WHBQ

 

SERIOUS FEATURE NEWS REPORT

-Underground Homeless, Michael Moore, Lynn Lampkin, WHBQ

 

LIGHT FEATURE NEWS REPORT

-Extreme Couponing, Bofta Yimam, Michael Moore, WHBQ

-The Homecoming Queen, Bofta Yimam, Michael Moore, WHBQ

 

BUSINESS/CONSUMER REPORT

-Does it Work? - Flex Seal, Kris Anderson, Scott Sutherland, WREG

 

SPECIALTY ASSIGNMENT REPORT

-Making Money at Storage Auctions, Valerie Calhoun, WHBQ

 

SPORTS SEGMENT

-Rumble on the River, Trevor Campbell, Les Smith, WHBQ

 

SPORTS PROGRAMS/SERIES

-Memphis Grizzlies: Grind Forth, Patrick Stage, Memphis Grizzlies

 

ARTS

-The Soundtrack Project, Jonathan D. Epstein, John Hubbell, Lance Murphey, Running Pony Productions/Greater Memphis Chamber/Memphis Symphony Orchestra

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

-Go Jim Go, Jim Jaggers, Scott Sutherland, Holly Ford, Jennifer Cates, Alex Coleman, WREG

 

PSA SPOT

-Sophia's House, Javier Leiva, Running Pony Productions

-We're Dog People "Adopt", Chris Conroy, Jenny Smith, WMC

 

PROMO SPOT/NEWS SAME DAY

-Action News Five - Bain Sisters Team Coverage, Amanda Fryer, WMC

 

PROMO SPOT/NEWS IMAGE

-Action News 5 Dog People, Chris Conroy, Jenny Smith, Rich Wales, WMC

-Stay Connected, Vanessa Ezernieks, Waheed AlQawasmi, Alistair Clark, WHBQ

 

PROMO SPOT/IMAGE

-We're Dog People - Super Bowl, Chris Conroy, Tonya Smith, Jenny Smith, Rich Wales, WMC

 

PROMO SPOT/SPORTS

-Made in Memphis, Patrick Stage, Memphis Grizzlies

 

PROMO CAMPAIGN

-Good Morning Memphis TMZ, Vanessa Ezernieks, Alistair Clark, Paul Sloan, WHBQ

 

COMMERCIAL SPOT

-Memphis Music Foundation, Jonathan Pekar, Ardent Film Department

-Mid-South Gastroenterology Group-"Heroes", Javier Leiva, Running Pony Productions

 

COMMERCIAL CAMPAIGN

-Memphis Zoo � Dinosaurs, Scott Mahr, Casey Latiolais, Running Pony Productions

 

ANIMATION

-Casey Latiolais Composite, Casey Latiolais, Running Pony Productions

 

DIRECTOR/SHORT FORM

-FOX13 Composite, Waheed AlQawasmi, Paul Sloan, WHBQ

-We're Dog People - Super Bowl, Chris Conroy, Jenny Smith, WMC

 

EDITOR/PROGRAM

-Grind Forth Edit Composite, Patrick Stage, Memphis Grizzlies

-The Soundtrack Project, Robert Bear, Lance Murphey, Running Pony Productions

 

MUSIC COMPOSER/ARRANGER

-The Soundtrack Project, Robert Patterson, Jonathan Kirkscey, Marshall Fine, Running Pony Productions/Greater Memphis Chamber/Memphis Symphony Orchestra

 

PHOTOGRAPHER/SHORT FORM

-FOX13 Photography, Alistair Clark, Waheed AlQawasmi, WHBQ

 

WRITER/PROGRAM

-The Soundtrack Project, John Hubbell, Running Pony Productions/Greater Memphis Chamber/Memphis Symphony Orchestra

Founded in 1957, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), best known for the internationally recognized Emmy Award, is a non-profit, professional organization dedicated to improving the quality of television at all levels. NATAS strives to raise industry standards, encourages those new to the profession, and provides a forum for the exchange of ideas on industry problems and concerns.

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'Grace Card' on Encore and Starz

"The Grace Card," the filmed-in-Memphis production directed by Dr. David G. Evans, is getting some screen time on the Encore and Starz cable channels over the next few weeks.

The film, released in 2010, features Louis Gossett, Jr. and stars Michael Joiner and Michael Higgenbottom as two Memphis police officers who learn the power of God's love. "The Grace Card" is a client of the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission.

Here's the lineup:
Thursday, Jan. 24 at 5:45 a.m. on ENCORE
Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 6:10 a.m. on ENCORE
Monday, Feb. 4 at 3 p.m. on STARZ In Black
Sunday, Feb. 10 at 6:20 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. on STARZ In Black
Thursday, Feb. 28 at 11:30 a.m. on STARZ In Black
Friday, March 8 at 11:35 a.m. on STARZ

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Animal Planet 'Pit Bulls' episode tonight

An episode of Animal Planet's "Pit Bulls & Parolees" shot in Memphis last August is being shown on the cable network at 9 tonight.

The Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission and The City of Memphis Division of Parks and Neighborhoods welcomed the show to the new Memphis Animal Services Shelter. In the episode, Tia Torres is contacted by NBA Grizzlies star Zach Randolph regarding a dog rescued from a drainpipe in Memphis after being trapped there for several days.

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Call to action on incentives: Linn Sitler in Memphis Flyer

Jackson Baker, political columnist at the Memphis Flyer, asked Memphis & Shelby County Film Commissioner Linn Sitler to write a "state of the state filming incentives" op-ed piece. Her call to action appears in the Dec. 20-26, 2012 edition of the Memphis Flyer.

Jimmy Tashie, Chairman of the Board of the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission and Executive Vice-President of Malco Theatres says,  "If you feel strongly  that more money should be made available to incentivize film/TV/music in Tennessee, let your state legislators know. Their contact information is at http://www.capitol.tn.gov/."

Read Linn's Viewpoint piece here.

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America's Got Talent needs PAs

America's Got Talent is holding auditions in Memphis (info here) and is looking for Production Assistants to help out. Send resume and contact info to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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