Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New Batch of Indy Filmmakers


The Guerilla Filmmaking class held at the University of Memphis wrapped last weekend and was a success. Students spent two days of intensive education focusing on developing, producing and marketing their independent films. Students of the class included Thomas Pilgrim, Stephanie Langner, Ryan Hartley, Timothy Sparacello, James Blaisdell, Lionel Quinn and Glenn McDonald.

The Guerilla Filmmaking course will be offered again during the Spring 2010 semester. Stay tuned to this website, or the University of Memphis Continuing Education website for specific dates.

In other news, the Memphis Film Society monthly mixers will be kicking off again in October. Exact date and location will be announced next week. Much like the original mixers offered by MFS, the evening will open with a featured speaker (a local luminary of the film industry), followed by a couple hours of mixing. Come out and meet others in the local film community. These mixers are a great opportunity for producers/directors to meet potential future cast/crew members and vice versa. If you haven't signed up for our official mailing list, do so on the link provided on this webpage.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Memphis Film News


Guerilla Filmmaking Class This Weekend. Visit the University of Memphis' Professional & Continuing Education website to sign up for a Guerilla Filmmaking class with Rich Newman. The class covers all aspects of pre-production, production and post-production under the constraints of an extremely low budget. The course is two days long (Saturday and Sunday, Sep 19/20) and only costs $99.00. You will leave this class with clear guidance for shooting your feature or short film.

Indie Memphis Needs Volunteers. Indie Memphis is looking for volunteers for this year's film festival. Complete a volunteer form at their website to help out during the festival, as well as get a great t-shirt . The orientation meeting for the volunteers is scheduled for Sep 17, so sign up soon to make that meeting!