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Welcome to the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission

Greetings and welcome to the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission’s new web site!  Brimming with new features and up-to-date information, we invite you to come in and look around to get a peek at what Memphis & Shelby County have to offer film productions of all sizes.  Take a minute to browse our location library in Reel-Scout, check out our diverse production guide, or get a taste of productions that have shot here and utilized our crew base over at Film Memphis TV!  

Special thanks to Christopher Reyes, Sarah Fleming, and the crew over at SE2M for their outstanding hard work in making this web site possible. Thanks also to content editor Jon W. Sparks.

The Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission, like other publicly-funded film commissions in the U.S.A., works only with funded productions and does not assist producers in securing funding for projects.

The Film Commission's Website makes available hiring/casting information from third parties. This information is to be used as general information only. Although such information is believed to be generally reliable, the posting of the information on the commission website does not constitute an endorsement, recommendation, or solicitation from the Commission. Nor does the Posting imply any assurance regarding the accuracy of the information, the funding of the project, the completion of the project, or the payment to crew/vendors/cast.

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'Sex and the City' Co-Star Kristin Davis Hosts Memphis Premiere of Elephant Documentary

Actress, philanthropist, and producer Kristin Davis will be in Memphis April 16 for a screening of her documentary “Gardeners of Eden.”

Davis, known for her role as Charlotte York in “Sex and the City,” is an environmental activist involved in the effort to save African elephants from extinction.

The screening, hosted by Malco Theatres and 4Memphis, will be a red carpet event at the Malco Paradiso.

General admission tickets are $30 and include the screening, a Q & A with Davis, a silent auction and a cocktail reception. VIP reception tickets are available for $500 and are limited. They include a champagne and hors d'oeuvres reception with Kristin Davis prior to the screening, advanced seating and an elephant adoption package.

Proceeds benefit the U.S. Friends of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, a Kenyan wildlife conservation charity.

Set against the backdrop of the illegal ivory trade, the documentary reveals what is happening to elephants and the efforts being made to save them.  From pilots to elephant keepers, anti-poaching rangers to mobile veterinarians, and Dame Daphne Sheldrick to Kristin Davis, the documentary shows the incredible and frequently high risk efforts taken to save the species.  This film has a significant role to play in helping to inform, educate and drive greater global action for the protection of the elephant, one of the world's most iconic and intelligent species.

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust was founded by Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick in Kenya in 1977 in memory of her late husband David Sheldrick, the naturalist and founder warden of Kenya’s Tsavo National Park. Today, it is the most successful orphan elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world and one of the pioneering conservation organizations for wildlife and habitat protection in East Africa. The DSWT has successfully rescued, hand raised and rehabilitated more than 180 elephant orphans before reintegrating them into the wild. Visit SheldrickWildlifeTrust.org for more information.

The event, at the Malco Paradiso Theater, is Thursday April 16 starting at 5:30 p.m. for VIP and 6 p.m. for general admission. For tickets, visit www.memphisredcarpet.eventbrite.com.

 
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Tonight, Mar. 30: Memphis and the Movies with Linn Sitler

TONIGHT- Don't miss the last in Memphis Heritage's "Memphis and the Movies" March series. Film Commissioner Linn Sitler's recap will take the audience through highlights of the Commission's decades-long history, ending with "Mystery Train" and then she'll introduce the audience to Tamara Trexler, the great-granddaughter of Memphis' infamous film censor Lloyd Binford. She'll be appearing "live" from Nashville via Skype. Before the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission, Memphis was famous not for its films, but for having some of the most conservative censorship rules in the country.

Adult Beverages and popcorn at 6:30 pm. Show starts at 7 pm. Tickets $20 benefiting Memphis Heritage. Sponsored by Malco. Memphis Heritage is at 2282 Madison Avenue (at Edgewood in Midtown Memphis). Street parking available on Edgewood.



 
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Job openings at Running Pony

Running Pony, the largest full-service production and post-production company in Memphis, has posted two job openings.

Creative Director: Running Pony is looking for a Creative Director who can help lead a team of creative visual storytellers to conceptualize, write, shoot, edit and deliver videos for a variety of clients and a variety of uses.

Writer/Producer/Director: Running Pony is seeking a creative, visual storyteller. Looking for resumes and reels for someone who knows how to write, produce and direct video content for any media outlet, for any client.

A full description of the jobs is here: http://www.runningpony.com/job-openings-running-pony/

   
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Casting call Sunday for Craig Brewer exec-produced video

An open casting call is being held for a two-minute internet video featuring characters from all over Memphis. This is a Commission-assisted client production. The casting call will be held Sunday, March 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Premiere Palace, 629 Monroe Avenue. Talent will be paid.

Executive producer is Craig Brewer. Casting director is Lisa Lax. Celebrity talent has been attached to the project.

Client is looking for a lot of diversity. Client is seeking:

All types of cute, adorable, amazing kids who can play ages 7-9 years old; persons who can play construction types from 30-50 years; men who can play old men - character types; all ages who can play Spaniards (from Spain, not just Spanish speaking); females who can play African American women 20-70 years; female who can play an older African American woman 50-70 years; man who can play upper class Caucasian male; woman who can play heavyset African American female with some spunk; persons who can play blue-collar workers; persons who can play teens and young adults (15-20 years); basketball players; avid basketball fans; extras of all types.

   

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