Wednesday, June 2, 2010

MFS Industry Mixer Set for June

This month's Memphis Film Society Mixer will be held on Tuesday, June 29th (7-9 pm) at Celtic Crossing, 903 South Cooper Street (www.celticcrossingmemphis.com).  The speaker will be Abby Elzemeyer, talent agent and founder of Elzemeyer Talent Agency (www.elzemeyertalentagency.com).  Here's her bio from the ETA website:

ETA was started by native Memphian Abby Elzemeyer. Abby has been involved in the arts for many years as a model, actor, producer, talent agent, and casting director. She attended Interlochen Arts Academy high school in Michigan as a theater major and then moved to Denver, CO to work in the education department at the Denver Center for Performing Arts. For college Abby attended New York University, Tisch School of the Arts for theater where she studied the Meisner Technique under Vicki Hart. She completed her degree at the the University of Alabama in Telecommunications and Film, film production. Abby has been working as an agent in the Memphis are for over 3 years. She currently serves as the chairperson for the Memphis chapter of the Association for the Future of Film and Television.

If you haven't added us as a friend on Facebook, please do so (the link to our page is in the sidebar of this website) so you can RSVP for the mixer.  Set the date and we'll see you at the mixer!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Cellardoor Cinema Screenplay Contest

Got a great script--short or feature?  Then consider submitting it to the 1st Annual Cellardoor Cinema Screenplay Contest!  The contest is free and the winner will get his/her screenplay produced into a finished product.  The submission deadline for the contest is June 19th--and the finalists will be notified on June 26th.  The winner of the competition will be announced on July 10th.  For more information, you can check out Cellardoor Cinema's website (www.cellardoorcinema.com) or you can email your submission or questions to them at contestquestions@cellardoorcinema.com.  With any luck, this will be a yearly contest that we can look forward to. 

BTW, if you don't have screenwriting software (Final Draft, etc.), then you should visit Celtx for a free copy of their awesome screenwriting program (www.celtx.com).  Just click on the Celtx logo in the sidebar to visit their site and to get your own free copy.

Screenwriters should take note that the Memphis Film Society will be creating a special interest group just for you in the near future.  The SIG will meet monthly to read a script then provide feedback/criticism to that screenwriter.  After you attend three SIG meetings, you will then be able to submit your own script for a reading.  Pretty neat!  It's a great way to hear your script read aloud (believe me, you'll be surprised at what suddenly sounds cliched or just plain bad) and to meet other screenwriters--and it's free!  If you're interested in being part of the SIG or want more info, give us a shout at info@memphisfilm.org.