Friday, October 5, 2007

Memphis Film Society Announcements

Oct 5, 2007

Memphis News

1. Indie Memphis Film Festival
2. MFS Mixer
3. Colors Agency Acting Classes
4. Memphis International Film Festival Update
5. SAGIndie Memphis Signatory Workshop
6. Nothing But the Truth Casting

Memphis Screenings and Events

1. Geoffrey Brent Shrewsbury Retrospective

Memphis Announcements

2. Volunteer Call for Indie Memphis

Memphis News

1. Indie Memphis Film Festival. The 2007 Soul of Southern Film festival will be held at the Malco Studio on the Square theatre Oct 19-25 and features several locally produced productions. You can purchase individual tickets to shows for $8.50 or pick up a Six Pack ($40) or festival pass ($70 in advance, $80 at door) at the theatre (2105 Court Street).

2. MFS Mixer. To kick off the festival unofficially, the Memphis Film Society will be hosting a mixer. Like our other mixers, this is a great opportunity for local filmmakers and producers to meet with actors, agencies, and vendors in the Memphis film community. Specifics about the mixer will be released in the next few days; we still have not decided on a venue (if you have suggestions, feel free to email them to us at

3. Colors Agency Acting Classes. Colors Agency has announced their fall schedule for classes. They will be offering a Basic Acting for Film and Television course (10 weeks) and a class on Intermediate Scene Study (6 weeks). For more information, contact Colors Agency at 901-726-9300.

4. Memphis International Film Festival Update. Today is the deadline for submitting your film to MIFF 2008 (March 27-30). However the deadline for entering the music video competition has been extended to Oct 31. More information regarding submissions and deadlines can be found at the MIFF website:

5. SAGINdie Memphis Signatory Workshop. Are you considering producing your own film? Plan to attend this workshop presented by the Screen Actors' Guild and SAGIndie. This presentation will explain SAG's various low-budget agreements and walk you through the process of signing an agreement from start to finish. The workshop is free and open to all. Malco Studio on the Square, 12-1pm, Oct 21.

6. Nothing But the Truth Casting. The film will be accepting headshots and resumes for various extra roles throughout shooting. These can be sent to:

Casting NBTT
c/0 The Memphis & Shelby Co. Film and Television Commission
50 Peabody Place, Suite 250
Memphis, TN 38103

The film stars Kate Beckinsale, Matt Dillon, Alan Alda, and David Schwimmer. Shooting begins Oct 10.

Memphis Screenings and Events

1. Geoffrey Brent Shrewsbury Retrospective. Every Picture Tells a Story: an evening with Geoffrey Brent Shrewsbury to celebrate the release of his retrospective anthology DVD. Memphis College of Art (Overton Park, 1930 Poplar Avenue), Oct 13, 7pm.

Memphis Announcements

1. ZoMBiEz!! has been selected for the 10th annual Indie Memphis Film Festival. It is scheduled to screen on Sunday, Oct 21 @ 5:15pm and on Wednesday, Oct 24 @ 1:10pm at Malco's Studio on the Square. Lets pack the house and have a laugh! Invite everyone you know. Pass this on and tell all your friends.

2. Volunteer Call for Indie Memphis. Indie Memphis wants you to volunteer to work at this year's film festival. Volunteers are wanted Oct 19-25. Shifts are two hours long and volunteers get a screening pass per shift worked, along with a nifty t-shirt. Interested parties should contact with info and availability.

If you have an event, screening, or want to publish an announcment through the Memphis Film Society, please send the details to

Rich Newman
Memphis Film Society