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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.


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)


Memphis GoPro FilmFest Oct. 2

There will be a screening of four short films submitted by Memphis finalists of the GoPro FilmFest Competition. The event is at the FedEx Institute of Technology is Friday, Oct. 2, with a reception at 5:30 p.m. and screening at 6 p.m.

Winner will receive GoPro Hero4 Black and $500. Runners-up will receive a GoPro Hero4 Silver.

The finalists are: “Skate is Life” by Kevin Brooks, “The Summer Experience” by Sam Chapman, “Ocean Front Dream” by Nicole Robbins and “Brazil 2015” by Hannah Williams.

The primary focus in this contest is on the use of the technology, GoPro Cameras, to achieve something innovative, exciting and which exhibits the technical possibility of the equipment.

The rules were that films could be no longer than 10 minutes, should incorporate original GoPro footage and the subject matter should embrace innovative film techniques, creative approaches, and original subject matter.

The event, at FedEx Institute of Technology at The University of Memphis, 365 Innovation Drive, is free.

For more info click here:

Partner organizations are Indie Memphis and Fuel Film Memphis.


Board meeting Wednesday, Sept. 16

The next Board Meeting of the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission is at noon on Wednesday, September 16th, at Malco's Studio on the Square, 2105 Court Ave. in Overton Square. Attendees who are not Board members who wish to be included on the meeting's agenda can submit for consideration individual requests and topics prior to the meeting date. Please email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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