Friday, April 17, 2009

Memphis Film News

Indie Memphis is sponsoring the premiere of Craig Brewer's $5 Cover at the Malco Paradiso on Thursday, April 30 (check out the video below of Craig promoting the musicians of $5 Cover at the 2009 SXSW Music Festival--you can see more videos at Brewer's YouTube channel: MyBrewTube).

The screening will feature the entire 15-episode series that will hit MTV sometime this year. There will be four screenings of the series and tickets can be purchased in advance at the Indie Memphis website. Though tickets will be also offered at the door at the event, this is a set of screenings that will most likely sell out in advance, so you will probably want to get your tix in advance. The price is $10 and proceeds will benefit Indie Memphis. The screening is being sponsored by Malco Theatres and the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission.

In other news, the Memphis Film Society and Rich Newman will be hosting a Guerilla Filmmaking class at the University of Memphis early this summer. The course will be presented as part of U of M's Professional and Continuing Education program. The course is taught over two consecutive weekends and will allow students to write, direct and edit a short film. Once the course has ended, a screening of the completed shorts will be hosted for the participants and presented to the public (location to be determined). Visit the U of M's website for more info on the course and for enrollment.

Posted by: Rich Newman
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