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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!

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Special thanks to Christopher Reyes, Sarah Fleming, and the crew over at Live From Memphis 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.


Indie Memphis: Oct. 31-Nov. 3

The Indie Memphis Film Festival, proudly sponsored by the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission for 15 years running, kicks off Halloween night (Thursday, Oct. 31) and continues through Sunday night (Nov. 3).

Many commission-assisted productions are screening at the festival. Go to for event locations, screening schedules, party, and ticket/pass information.

Be sure to vote for The Hometowner Awards, presented to winning Memphis and Shelby County filmmakers by the Commission Sunday night. The Awards Show starts at 8 pm.

Immediately preceding the awards show, go to the Tennessee Pre-Awards Show Reception — open to all Tennessee filmmakers and festival attendees and sponsored by our partner, The Tennessee Film, Entertainment and Music Commission.

Remember: Sunday night party 6-8 pm. Awards at 8.

See you there!


'African Americans' series on WKNO

"The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross," hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has premiered on PBS. The six-hour series chronicles the sweep of African-American history, from the origins of slavery on the African continent through more than four centuries of remarkable historic events up to the present.

The Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission assisted on the project. Two episodes were filmed here.

The first episode premiered Tuesday night on WKNO-TV Channel 10, and there is a repeat tonight (Wednesday, October 23) at 7 p.m. on WKNO2.

The remaining episodes run on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. on WKNO through Nov. 26.

For more information, go here.

Image Courtesy of Kunhardt McGee Productions, WNET and Inkwell Films in association with Ark Media.


'Grace Card' airing Thursday, Oct. 24

The filmed-in-Memphis faith film "The Grace Card" will be shown on cable's Up channel at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24.

The film, released in 2010, features Louis Gossett, Jr. and stars Michael Joiner and Michael Higgenbottom as two Memphis police officers who learn the power of God's love. "The Grace Card" is a client of the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission.

Up was formerly known as GMC TV and originally the Gospel Music Channel. It's on Comcast Channel 189 and HD Channel 1435; DIRECTV Channel 338; and DISH Network Channel 188.


Info on Incentives: Meeting Monday, Sept. 23

Many of you have expressed the desire to discuss Tennessee's state film incentives and how Memphis/Shelby County can receive a larger share of film and television projects incentivized by Tennessee state government.

There will be a special meeting next week in MEMPHIS of the Association for the Future of Film and Television (AFFT).  AFFT is Tennessee's only state-wide trade organization promoting the film/TV industry. AFFT will host a program beginning at 6:30 p.m. next Monday, September 23rd,  entitled, ''AN EVENING OF FILM INCENTIVES."

Note this is an informational meeting, not a social event. The meeting will be held at AFFT Board Member/Film and Television Commission Board Member Andy Dean's place of business: DEAN FILM AND VIDEO: 6695 Fletcher Creek Cove, Memphis, Tenn.

Click here for directions. 


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