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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.


'Quarry' trailer released

Filmed partly in Memphis and assisted by the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission, Cinemax's upcoming "Quarry" has released a powerful trailer here (

The eight-episode series is scheduled to be released in 2016.


Make the most of film incentives - Oct. 24

Save the date! On Oct. 24 come to "How to Cash in on Tennessee's Film/TV Incentive Refund Program" — a panel discussion by Tennessee Film Commissioner Bob Raines and Memphis/Shelby County Film Commissioner Linn Sitler. Memphis attorney Angela Green will moderate.

The public is invited and local filmmakers are especially encouraged to attend.

When: Saturday, October 24th, at 11 am. Where:  Malco's Studio on the Square.

A special thanks to Malco Theatres, Inc. and On Location: Memphis International Film and Music Fest.


Casting for national commercial

A production company is looking to pay SAG wages to real-life volunteers to appear in a national commercial. If you do volunteer work in the community — church, pet shelter, Red Cross, etc. — try out to portray a "volunteer" on camera. To schedule an audition time, contact Casting Director Lisa Lax asap at 901.246.8249 or at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . This project is a client of The Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission.


Brewer-directed 'Empire' episode is tonight (Oct. 7)

John Beifuss writes in The Commercial Appeal about Memphis director Craig Brewer’s latest projects, including an episode of the wildly popular “Empire” that will be broadcast Wednesday at 8 p.m. (Central) on the Fox network.

“Empire” stars Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard who were also in Brewer’s “Hustle & Flow” 10 years ago (a client project of the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission).

Beifuss quotes Brewer as saying the episode "Fires of Heaven," has "the typical twists and turns of the wonderful 'Empire' universe, but the music I think is crazy good.”

The story also notes that Brewer has just completed shooting the pilot episode of a proposed Fox network/Paramount Television series, "Urban Cowboy."

Read Beifuss’ story here.

(Craig Brewer photo by Jamie Harmon)


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