Thursday, May 27, 2010

May Mixer a Success--June Mixer Set

Producer Ryan Watt Speaks to an Eager Audience
Last night's Memphis Film Society mixer was a huge success.  With over a hundred film enthusiasts turning out for the event, not only did we all get to meet-and-greet with a lot of folks, but we brought some well-deserved business to Raffe's Deli and Beergarden (thanks for letting us have our mixer there!).  Local producer Ryan Watt spoke about his work as a producer and explained how other Memphians can do what he does.  It was a very informative presentation that will hopefully help fuel some new independent film projects in town.

We also got to hear about some great film events going on around Memphis--such as the Indie Memphis Global Lens series screenings, an upcoming FABA event and a screenplay contest where the winner gets his/her script made into a movie (more information about this can be found at www.cellardoorcinema.com/contest).  We even had a pop-in appearance by Sharon O'Guin of the Memphis and Shelby County Film Commission.  It was, all in all, a great evening.  But now all eyes are on June...

The next Memphis Film Society Mixer will be held on Tuesday, June 29 at Celtic Crossing (903 South Cooper Street) from 7-9 pm.  The speaker will be local talent agent Abby Elzemeyer.  Abby is the founder of the Elzemeyer Talent Agency (www.elzemeyertalentagency.com) and has worked in Memphis for years as a talent agent and casting director.  This will be a definite must-attend event for all of you actors out there!  It will also be a great opportunity for producers and directors to get first hand information about casting in Memphis.

Again, a big thank you goes out to everyone who attended the May mixer, and an even bigger congratulations goes out to all the volunteers who helped make these events happen.  If you haven't joined our Facebook group, please use the link on this webpage to do so.  See you all in June!