Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Helen and Corie and Demetrius and ...

Helen Bowman appears tonight in Mark Jones' new online soap opera, 'ON THE EDGE OF HAPPINESS' which premiers tonight, February 24th at 9:00 p.m., at www.edgeofsoapopera.com.
'On the Edge of Happiness' also stars Corie Ventura, Jonathan Lewis, Demetrius Butler, just to name a few.
'On the Edge of Happiness' consists of five Web episodes approximately 15 minutes each and a new episode will debut at 9:00 p.m. each Tuesday.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Extras tonight

A commercial for the new restaurant and club - The Safari, that will air on local television, will be shooting tonight at 7:30 p.m. They need extras to come in colorful party attire. If you can make it, the address is 414 S. Main (The Safari). The shoot will last no more than an hour.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

LTTM Shorts Fest

Episode 20 is in the hands of WYPL TV-18, so keep a look out for an all new episode hosted by "King Indie" himself, Markus Seaberry. This episode showcases 3 original and quirky films by our featured Memphis filmmaker, Ben Siler. We also have films by Memphis staple, Donald Meyers and director/actor, Doug Phillips.


"Caution....Very Hot!"- directed by Donald Meyers

The Filmmaker Showcase featuring Ben Siler

1. "Fantasy" (WORLD PREMIER)

2. "Amanda Hugginkiss"

3. " Trifle"

"Roughing It Up"- directed by Doug Phillips


"Rock Lotto" sung by Matt Isbell and Rock Lotto from the Rock Lotto album.

THE TIMES are always the same:

Sunday- midnight
Thursday- 2a.m.
Thursday- 10:30 PM
Saturday- 1:30a.m.
Saturday- 11pm
This is a weekly schedule on WYPL TV-18.

Thanks to all entrants. Remember, just because your film was not selected for this month, it does not mean it won't be shown in a future episode.

Scheduling times are subject to change. Check with the Library Channel website or our website for changes. This is a weekly schedule that will begin in February .


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

'Acting for Commercials' workshop

Suzanna Leigh will be holding an "Acting for Commercials" intensive two-day workshop Feb 20th from 6-9pm and Feb. 21st from 9am-3pm. There will be an hour break for rehearsal and lunch on Saturday.

The workshop is designed towards beginners and intermediates, so all one needs to bring is a pen and paper plus headshot and resume (if they have one).

The workshop is: $200 (inc. tax) for the two days (paid in full on the 20th)

The workshop will be held at:
The Lodge
219 South Holmes Street
Memphis, TN 38111

Space is limited to no more than 10 students so that each person gets enough time. If you are interested in signing up and reserving a space, e-mail Natalia Leigh Denny at
or call (901) 454-7243.

-Natalia Leigh Denny
The Suzanna Leigh Experience,LLC

Monday, February 16, 2009

The Fall of Allen Clay premieres Saturday

"The Fall of Allen Clay" is finished and the premier on Saturday, Feb 21st.

This has been three years in the making and has many great local actors in it including JW Williams, Marques Brown, Geoff Falk, Jan Falk, Peri Beckerman, Carolyn Spratley Jedda Selera, Ernie Salera, Donald Meyers, Marguerite Hibbets, Kimberly Baker, Ray Noland, and others.

It will be held at the Performing Arts Theater at Desoto Civic Center at 8pm. Tickets are $10 and this includes the movie and a reception (after the movie) with finger foods and there will be a cash bar. The lobby has been rented so everyone can hang out and eat, drink and be merry and talk to cool people.

To purchase tickets, contact: miles2goprod@bellsouth.net and Ray or Michael will be in touch with you on payment.

NBTT on DVD in April?

Found this on dvdactive.com:

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced Nothing But The Truth which stars Kate Beckinsale, Matt Dillon, and Angela Bassett. The disc will be available to own from the 28th April, and should retail at around $24.96. The film itself will be presented in 2.40:1 anamorphic widescreen, along with an English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround track. Extras will include an audio commentary with Writer/Director Rod Lurie and Producer Marc Frydman, deleted scenes, and a Truth Hurts: The Making of Nothing But the Truth featurette.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Agency open call

Talent Agent, Lisa Lax with The Lisa Lax Agency and Emmy nominated choreographer, Howard PheelgooD, will have an open call for actors, models and professional dancers on Saturday, February 21st from 1-3pm at Premier Performing Arts Center. PPAC is located at 7014 E. Shelby Drive (off Riverdale), Memphis.

Female models must be at least 5'8 and between the ages of 12-27.
Male models must be at least 5'11 and between the ages of 12-27.

***Models ages: 12 & up
***Actors ages: 8 & up***

Actors must have a professional headshot and resume and experience in either theatre, commercials, TV or film. Character types welcomed!

Dancers must perform a short routine, no longer than 16 bars.

Call 901-624-6856 or stop by PPAC at the above address.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Oscar nominated shorts to benefit On Location: Memphis

On Location: MEMPHIS hosts the first screening of Oscar Nominated short films in Memphis Saturday, February 21, 7:30 pm at Studio On The Square.

Tickets are $10 each and go on sale at 5pm the day of the event.

7:30pm Live Action Shorts
9:15pm Intermission & Costume Contest
9:50pm Animated Shorts

Come dressed as your favorite award winner or nominee. Prizes awarded for Best Dressed, Most Original & "what were they thinking??"

Proceeds benefit On Location: Memphis.

Need more info? Visit www.onlocationmemphis.org or email lisab@onlocationmemphis.org

Monday, February 09, 2009

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Li'l Film Fest reprise at Micro Cinema

Micro Cinema Club #48
7:30 pm Wednesday, Feb. 11 @ Power House Memphis

Admission is free and open to the public; donations are appreciated.

With Live From Memphis' Li'l Film Fest back for its 9th edition ("Memphis: Fact or Fiction") don't miss this program of Li'l Film Fest favorites -- all 5 minutes or less.

Maybe you'll even find yourself inspired to create your own film for the latest round! The deadline isn't until the end of the month, so you'll have plenty of time to create your CITIZEN KANE ;)

We thought long and hard about which films to screen... (so many that are so great!) but here it is:

Willacious Jackson
Tammy Marqueerius
Li'l Film Fest 1: Baptist Memorial Hospital Implosion

First Things First
H. G. Ray
Li'l Film Fest 8: Resolutions, you know, the New Year's kind :)

Sarah Fleming & Christopher Reyes
Li'l Film Fest 6: Say What? Your 1st Amendment Right to Freedom of Speech

Brian Churchill
Li'l Film Fest 1: Baptist Memorial Hospital Implosion

Rod Azner
Li'l Film Fest 8: Resolutions, you know, the New Year's kind :)

Plenty 4 Days
Eric Swartz
Li'l Film Fest 2: It's Barbeque Ya'll

Dream One: The Box
Sarah Fleming
Li'l Film Fest 3: Kung Who?... No, Kung Fu!

Have You Heard of Craig Brewer?
John Pickle
Li'l Film Fest 5: The Legend of Craig Brewer

Laura Jean Hocking & C. Scott McCoy
Li'l Film Fest 8: Resolutions, you know, the New Year's kind :)

First Amendment - Canceled
Angel Ortez
Li'l Film Fest 6: Say What? Your 1st Amendment Right to Freedom of Speech

What It's All About
Tammy Marqueerius
Li'l Film Fest 2: It's Barbeque Ya'll

L'Hippotomae Vert
Edward Valibus
Li'l Film Fest 8: Resolutions, you know, the New Year's kind :)

Congress Shall Make No Law parts 1-5
Andy Bond
Li'l Film Fest 6: Say What? Your 1st Amendment Right to Freedom of Speech

Oh Fu__
Christopher Reyes & Sarah Fleming
Li'l Film Fest 1: Baptist Memorial Hospital Implosion

The Doctrine and Aesthetics of Pig Husbandry
Adam Remsen
Li'l Film Fest 2: It's Barbeque Ya'll

Electric Ninja Acid Test
John Pickle
Li'l Film Fest 3: Kung Who?... No, Kung Fu!

Conversion Tactics
Christopher Reyes
Li'l Film Fest 4: Politically Incorrect Holidays

The Singing Canary
Adam Remsen
Li'l Film Fest 7: Rhymes with Pelvis

Friday, February 06, 2009

Empty Shell and M3

Empty Shell is hosting a show this Saturday 2/7 at Newbys.

The band is: Terry Fry - Lead vocals, rhythm guitar; Travis Stone - Lead guitar, backing vocals; Matt Hipp - Bass guitar; Preston McEwen - Drums

Info on the band at: myspace.com/emptyshellband

The show starts promptly at 8 pm. Come out to enjoy original Memphis music and support local musicians. There are three bands: Aurora, Rock Lotto, and Empty Shell. $5 cover.

On a longer term note for anyone who loves Memphis music (that means you):

Terry Fry of Empty Shell is spearheading the Memphis Music Matters (M-cubed) production movement.

M cubed is a venture to help local musicians promote, play, and be compensated. Most people do not realize that when local bands open up for other bands, they do not get paid. Whether it is a local or national act, opening bands play for nothing. These bands and musicians rent practice rooms, spend money on instruments, and dedicate a lot of time to writing and developing their craft.

The goal of M cubed is to set up shows for local musicians to work together and get paid evenly. The venture will set up shows for Memphis bands with similar styles and it needs your help to put the word out. If there is any thing you could do, if you are in a band, or if you have any questions, please call Terry Fry at 901-496-6635.