The Commission's 22-member advisory board members serve by appointment only - half are appointed by The Mayor of Memphis and half by The Mayor of Shelby County.
The Commission Board's activities are governed by strict City/County conflict-of-interest policies. Although recruitment is a staff activity, Board members serve as valuable advisors to the staff and ambassadors to the community.
The entire Commission Board of Directors meets every other month to review Commission internal affairs and receive production updates. An Executive Committee of current officers and past chairmen also meets with the staff.
The entire Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Board of Directors includes citizens from impressive and very diverse backgrounds: production, medicine, dentistry, law, corporate communications, education, music, writing, film exhibition, choreography, theatre, fashion, and economic development. The individual board members' names and board positions are as follows:
Chairman: Gale Jones Carson
Vice-Chairman: *Election Pending
Treasurer: *Election Pending
Secretary: Dr. Linda White
Chairman, Budget & Finance: Dr. O’Farrell Shoemaker
Board Executive Committee:
Chairman Emeritus: Herb O’Mell (Ex-Officio)
Chairman Emeritus: Donna Darwin (Ex-Officio)
Chairman Emeritus: Dr. Richard Ranta
Chairman Emeritus: Knox Phillips (Ex-Officio)
Chairman Emeritus: Calvin Miller (Ex-Officio)
Chairman Emeritus: James "Jimmy" Tashie
Chairman Emeritus: Blanchard E. Tual, Esquire (Ex-Officio)
Chairman Emeritus: David Porter (Ex-Officio)
Morgan Jon Fox
Mary Harvey Gurley
Pamela Kelly, Esquire
Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell
Dr. Susan Murrmann
Pat Kerr Tigrett