Sunday, October 26, 2008
Instructor: Slade Kyle
*This week's class Audition Prep.
Performance Fundamentals incorporates the basics of Acting, Movement and Voice.
Aspects of each topic will be studied, with the main focus being how each of these areas work together to create a well rounded performer. The class will contain a lot of exploration activities that teach young actors to test their limitations and grow more comfortable with their talents. In addition, the class will cover audition preparation, professional conduct and other topics geared toward helping children become the best performers they can and ultimately land more of the work they audition for.
Ages 6-10 Sunday 2:30-3:30
Ages 11-16 Sunday 3:45-4:45
$30/class *4 class pre payment $100
After work Adult Scene Study: Ages 16+
Instructor: Abby Elzemeyer
Join ETA Tuesdays after work for an adult scene study class. Join other actors to strengthen acting skills and network with others in your field.
Scene Study is your best opportunity to flex your acting muscles and refine your craft on a consistent basis. It is a weekly workout where actors test performance abilities in a safe and playful environment. Through working on scenes of various genres, actors discover their strengths and weaknesses with the help of a trained eye.
$35/class *4 class pre payment $120
Classes at the ETA studio
149 Monroe Ave
Memphis TN, 38103
*If interested in attending please notify ETA at least a day before.
-Received BFA Theatre from UM
-Has taught at POTS and UM
-Specializes in Vocals, Movement (clowning, Mask, and Mime), and musical theater
-Attended Interlochen Arts Academy, NYU Tisch, and University of Alabama as a theater and film production major.
-Worked in the education department at the Denver Center for Performing Arts.
-Has worked as a talent agent for 2.5 years
Friday, October 24, 2008
For a photo shoot next week, Thursday or Friday during the day for a
couple of hours, will pay $ for usage.
Needs to be in good shape. Please send me snapshots of the front, side and rear.
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Thursday, October 16, 2008
His phone number is 615-944-4876.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
AFFT was founded by Jan Austin, former Deputy Director of the Tennessee Film, Entertainment & Music Commission, to provide the film and television industry with a statewide trade association. AFFT will focus on issues that will benefit the industry and will act as the industry’s lobbying arm at the legislative level. The association will also give birth to the AFFT Political Action Committee, a non-partisan PAC which will contribute to the campaigns of legislative and gubernatorial candidates who support the industry. Memphis native, Sherman Greer, has been appointed as the PAC’s Treasurer. Since becoming active in May of this year, AFFT has recruited nearly 150 members along with various industry and corporate partners.
“We are hoping that Memphis which is the state’s stronghold in filmmaking will also become one of the leading supporters of AFFT,” said Austin. “It should be relatively simple to explain AFFT’s purpose to cast and crew and vendors who understand the value of film and television production in Memphis/Shelby County.”
Although Thursday’s event is by invitation, the meeting is open to anyone interested in film and television. For more information about the Association for the Future of Film & Television, visit the website at www.affttennessee.org.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Here are screenings of festival films that are encore presentations and/or award winner showings:
Monday, Oct. 13
4:15 pm - NESHOBA, winner of the jury award for Best Documentary
7:00 pm - THE WAY I SEE THINGS, (previously announced encore screening)
9:30 pm - SHORTS PROGRAM #3, which includes ADDRESS TO SILAS… (winner of the jury award for Best Short Film), DONE IN ONE (winner of the special jury award for Special Achievement in Storytelling) and COOL AUNT (winner of the special jury award for Special Jury Award for Audacity of Concept).
Tuesday, Oct. 14
4:15 pm - THIS IS NOT A ROBBERY
6:00 pm - THE NEW YEAR PARADE, winner of the jury award for Best Feature
7:00 pm - OMG/HAHAHA, winner of the jury award for Best Hometowner Feature (previously announced encore screening)
9:30 pm - BUNNYLAND, winner of the jury award for Best Hometowner Documentary
Wednesday, Oct. 15
4:15 pm - FULL MOON LIGHTNIN’
6:30 pm - GOSPEL HILL, winner of the Southern Soul of Independent Film Award
9:00 pm - SONG SUNG BLUE, winner of the No One Can Hate Neil Diamond Award
Thursday, Oct. 16
4:15 pm - HI MY NAME IS RYAN
9:15 pm - BY THE WAY
9:30 pm - MAKE-OUT WITH VIOLENCE, winner of the Ron Tibbett Excellence in Filmmaking Award
These were announced last night at Ground Zero:
Southern Soul of Independent Film Award
GOSPEL HILL, directed by Giancarlo Esposito
Ron Tibbett Excellence in Filmmaking Award
MAKE-OUT WITH VIOLENCE, directed by The Deagol Brothers
NARRATIVE FEATURE JURY AWARDS (Jury: Alison Dickey, Amy Dotson, Elvis Mitchell)
Best Feature Film
THE NEW YEAR PARADE, directed by Tom Quinn
OMG/HAHAHA, directed by Morgan Jon Fox
DOCUMENTARY JURY AWARDS (Jury: donnie betts, Peter Gilbert)
NESHOBA, directed by Micki Dickoff and Tony Pagano
Southern Exposure Award
‘BAMA GIRL, directed by Rachel Goslins
PIP & ZASTROW: AN AMERICAN FRIENDSHIP, directed by Karin Hayes and Victoria Bruce
No One Can Hate Neil Diamond Award
SONG SUNG BLUE, directed by Greg Kohs
Special Jury Award for Cross-Cultural Filmmaking
THROW DOWN YOUR HEART, directed by Sascha Paladino
SHORT FILM JURY AWARDS (Jury: Skizz Cyzyk, Dan Krovich)
Best Short Film
ADDRESS TO SILAS ON THE OCCASION OF THE RETREAT AT LOS ANGELES COUNTY, directed by David Harris
Best Animated or Experimental Film
THE CAVE, directed by Michael Ramsey
Best Documentary Short
I KNOW YOU, directed by Bruce Parsons
Special Achievement in Storytelling
DONE IN ONE, directed by Jay Zimmerman and Pat Clark
Special Achievement in Cinematography
THE KEY, directed by Paul Street
HOMETOWNER JURY AWARDS (Jury: Alison Bagnall, Matt Parker)
Best Hometowner Feature
OMG/HAHAHA, directed by Morgan Jon Fox
Best Hometowner Documentary
BUNNYLAND, directed by Brett Hanover
Best Hometowner Short
GINGER SAND, directed by Kentucker Audley
Special Achievement in Editing by a Memphis Filmmaker
OMG/HAHAHA, directed by Morgan Jon Fox
Special Jury Prize For Directing
OMG/HAHAHA, directed by Morgan Jon Fox
Special Jury Award for Audacity of Concept
COOL AUNT, directed by Ryan Parker
Special Jury Award for Sound and Music
THE ORPHAN, directed by Dan Treharne
MUSIC VIDEO JURY AWARD (Jury: Benjamin Kasulke, Lynn Shelton, Ted Speaker)
Best Music Video
Valencia Robinson GOOD THINGS ARE REAL, directed by Christopher Reyes
Click here for details on the 11th annual Indie Memphis Film Festival jury.
Friday, October 10, 2008
I am in need of 3-4 actors for a project I am working on. You will be
featured on a website giving product demonstrations.
Each actor should have be able to talk with a country (cowboy/girl)
twang, however not be too over the top.
2 Males (Mid 20s-Late 30s)
2 Females (Mid 20s-late 30s)
Filming will take approximately 2 days in early November. Each actor
will have 10-20 product demonstrations that will last 10-30 seconds
You will be paid for your time and talent.
If you would like to set up a time to meet and audition, please contact
Stephen Tate at 901-652-0191 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (please use
10/10/08 - GO MEMPHIS
" Indie Memphis Film Festival branches out, yet stays true to Southern roots."
"Johnny Cash, the national debt and Bigfoot star at Indie Memphis Film Fest"
10/9/08 - THE BLOODSHOT EYE
" Indie Memphis 2008: Zombies and Martians at Midnight, Oh My."
"The Way They See Things - ‘Hometowner’ Fiction Films from Morgan Jon Fox and Brian Pera"
10/9/08 - THE MEMPHIS FLYER
" In the Spotlight: Indie Memphis enters its second decade with a week-long run at Studio on the Square."
Thursday, October 09, 2008
The conversations are free and open to the public. Seating is limited and admission can only be permitted while seating is available — please arrive early.
At Indie Memphis, Elvis is serving on Features Jury and is also screening his recent documentary "The Black List," which presents twenty prominent African Americans of various professions, disciplines and backgrounds, including Toni Morrison, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Vernon Jordan, Chris Rock, Richard D. Parsons, Zane and the Rev. Al Sharpton.
For more information on the “Conversation with Craig Brewer,” please click here.
For more information on the “Conversation with Giancarlo Esposito,” please click here.
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
The web site is excellent with not only schedules and descriptions but other nice features, such as an RSS feed to get timely announcements, and a feature to put the films/activities you've booked onto your iCal.
And you can buy your tickets online, which will save you $2 a ticket (courtesy of ArtsMemphis) over buying them at the door.
Chasing the White Dragon actresses Jan Falk and Learyn Wilde, along with director Kathilyn Phillips will be promoting their film during an interview on News Channel 3's Live at 9 this Friday at 9 a.m.
The movie will show at this year's Indie Memphis Film Festival Saturday at 9:45 p.m. at The Studio on the Square.
Shot in Tupelo, Chasing the White Dragon is a high-powered drama that portrays a group of six young crystal methamphetamine addicts in small-town America. Trapped in a torrent of violence, deceit, paranoia, and passion, each must decide whether to leap from the careening roller coaster or ride it to its nightmarish end. The film is rich with compelling drama, fast-paced action, and with state-of-the-art visual effects. CTWD just recently (Aug) won “First Place, Best Screenplay” at the worldwide premiere of the prestigious Rhode Island International Film Festival.
The full length motion picture was written, produced and directed by Memphis native Kathilyn Phillips in association with Little Bo Productions of Tupelo.
Tickets are on sale now online at a reduced price of $7, while tickets at the door will be $9. You may purchase your tickets here.
Monday, October 06, 2008
If you have an interest in pushing for increased film/TV activity here, please attend the first reception and informational meeting about the Association for the Future of Film & Television, Thursday, October 16, 2008, 5-7 p.m. at Playhouse on the Square.
It'll be out in time to attend the LiveFromMemphis Music Video Showcase at Indie Memphis.
For information on AFFT, go here.
The reception is hosted by the Memphis & Shelby County Film & Television Commission, and the Memphis Music Foundation.
Everyone has a story – a special mix of experiences, places and faces that make Memphis home to them. Home is more than just your house – it’s the neighborhood restaurant where they know your order before you even sit down. It’s the familiar block where you walk your dog each night. And home is how all of these pieces fit together to make Memphis your town.
Now through November 24, we invite you to share your piece of Memphis in a YouTube™ video contest. So, go ahead. Make your three-minute video, upload it to YouTube™ and show us why your Memphis is home to you. And in the process, you just might win $10,000.
* Entries accepted now through November 24.
* Anyone 18 years of age or older residing in one of the Eligible Counties can enter.
* Videos cannot exceed 3 minutes in length, inclusive of any credits.
* Winners will be announced on or before December 19.
Sunday, October 05, 2008
From Lisa Bobal, President of On Location: Memphis
The Call for Entries is underway for the 10th Annual ON LOCATION: MEMPHIS International Film Festival, March 26-29, 2009.
Screen your film in the home of the Blues, the birth place of Rock 'n Roll, and America's most energizing and soulful place to film! Memphis' rich musical heritage and cultural diversity has parlayed into a city of vibrant filmmakers and for 20 years has attracted high profile filmmakers such as Jim Jarmusch, Robert Altman, Francis Ford Coppola, Milos Forman and Sydney Pollack – not to mention the city’s own Craig Brewer ("Hustle & Flow") and Ira Sachs ("Forty Shades of Blue") who represented Memphis at Sundance in 2005, winning the Audience and Narrative Jury Awards respectively.
Join us for our opening night party at Morgan Freeman's Ground Zero Blues Club just off Beale Street.
Previous filmmakers and artists who have attended and participated in On Location: Memphis events include: David Lynch, Morgan Freeman, Holly Hunter, Ed Solomon, Richard Gladstein, Isaac Hayes, Alan Bloomquist, James Spies, Richard Kraft, Leo Fitzpatrick, Cybill Shepherd, Del Shores, Don Hertzfeld, Craig Brewer, and Ira Sachs.
We program a broad range of subject matter, perspectives, and styles. Submit your film in any of these categories:
Live Action Short
Animation (Shorts and Features)
Documentary (Shorts and Features)
ENTRY DEADLINES and fees are:
**Early bird Deadline - October 15; Fees - Feature, Feature length Doc or Animated
$45, Live Action Short, Short Doc or Animated (under 30 minutes) and Music Video $35
**Regular Deadline - November 15; Fees - Feature, Feature length Doc or Animated
$50, Live Action Short, Short Doc or Animated (under 30 minutes) and Music Video $40
**Late Deadline - December 15; Fees - Feature, Feature length Doc or Animated $55,
Live Action Short, Short Doc or Animated (under 30 minutes) and Music Video $45
Exhibition formats will be on Blu-Ray and 35 mm for all categories.
Once you have been accepted, if you need help converting your film to Blu-Ray, let us know and we can help you.
Awards are given in all five categories: Best Feature, Best Live Action Short, Best Documentary, Best Animated Short, Best Music Video and an Audience Choice Award.
OL:M has partnered with Without a Box (WAB) to handle our film submission process. To begin the entry process proceed to the WAB link at www.onlocationmemphis.org