Long recognized for its rich theatrical tradition, Memphis has also become a favorite site for casting calls for films shooting both locally and outside the region.

Along with many excellent community theatres, professional theatre companies, and a large number of multi-talented African-American actors provide stature and diversity to the acting scene. Several outstanding college theatre departments also serve as important resources for the area's acting talent pool.

And, of course, Memphis' incomparable musicians and their music enhance the majority of the productions shot in the city.