Wednesday, May 5, 2010

MFS Industry Mixer-May 26

The first of our monthly film industry mixers is now set:  We will gather on Wednesday, May 26 at Raffe's Deli and Beer Garden (3358 Poplar Avenue).  The mixer begins at 7pm and will continue to 9pm (or longer if people decide to hang around--hey, it is a beer garden after all!), so there's no excuse to not coming out after work!  Raffe's will be offering a selection of discounted beers during the event (just $2.50!) and they feature a top notch menu that will also be available. 

The mixer will offer the opportunity for actors, crew and filmmakers in the Memphis independent film scene to meet, greet and exchange contact information.  To this effect, we will offer a table for cast/crew calls, business cards, event flyers, etc.

There will also be a featured speaker at the mixer who will provide attendees with a valuable opportunity to learn more about shooting movies in Memphis, as well as offer you the chance to ask your own questions.  This month's speaker will be Ryan Watt.  Here's the official scoop on Ryan:

RYAN WATT (Producer) co-founded PAPER MOON FILMS, a Memphis-based film production company recently premiering OPEN FIVE and HOLY LAND by Kentucker Audley on the festival circuit and currently developing THE ROMANCE OF LONELINESS among other projects.  Ryan is the Executive Producer of DAYLIGHT FADES, the latest feature film by OLD SCHOOL PICTURES, releasing this summer in Memphis and he serves as the Director of Marketing at NEW SCHOOL MEDIA GROUP, specializing in marketing solutions that utilize video and audio production.

This is the first program for the Memphis Film Society (several more will be kicking off in the near future), so come on out and support this unique organization so we can continue to have successful monthly mixers throughout the year.  Feel free to post this event on your Facebook page, MySpace, Twitter, etc.  We hope to see you there!