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Tonight: What Film-Com is all about

The Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission and Fuel Film encourage you to make plans now to attend Film-Com in Nashville June 17-20. Film-Com is in its fifth year as Tennessee's Marketing and Distribution Conference.

Fuel Film's meeting is Tuesday, May 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Republic Coffee (2924 Walnut Grove Rd. in Memphis). You'll learn what you need to know to make the most of this valuable press-the-flesh and pitch opportunity.

Go to for the list of industry execs coming in to meet members of Tennessee's film and television industry. Registration is free for Tennesseans. Thanks to founder Andy van Roon, long-time supporter of Tennessee's entertainment industry and also Memphis & Shelby County Film Commissioner Linn Sitler's partner in securing the first $10 million ever in state film incentives for Tennessee.



Commission board meeting Wednesday

The next Board Meeting for The Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission is Wednesday, May 28 at Malco's Studio on the Square Theatre at noon.



"Nashville" Gets Season 3 Incentives

The Tennessean is reporting that the ABC series “Nashville” will continue production in the capital city for the third season. The $8 million incentives package negotiated among several parties includes $5.5 million from the state.

The Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television has been assured that Tennessee state government is looking out for Memphis projects it deems just as valuable for Memphis, as "Nashville" is to Nashville.

The Tennessean story is here.

The standard state film and TV production incentives are described here.



Efrem Zimbalist Jr. and Livingston Rodgers

Former Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission Livingston Rodgers once spent some time on the small screen with Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., who died last week at the age of 95. She appeared in three episodes of the popular series "77 Sunset Strip" as Janet Lake. And she knew how to handle a gun with gloves.



Hall Prewitt's Classic Caddy and the Princes

Hall Prewitt's Caddy - appropriately decorated with The Union Jack - in which Carnival Queen Lizzy Wilson rode over the weekend to meet her Prince Charming and the "other" princes who came visiting from London. Yet more local work obtained through the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission ... and through Hall's incredible expertise, which has led him to provide classic vehicles for various projects, including "Walk the Line."


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