Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Music Video Showcase call for entries

The 2007 Live From Memphis MUSIC VIDEO SHOWCASE announces a Call For Entries!

MEMPHIS (July 31, 2007) – Live From Memphis™ is announcing a “call for entries” for the 2007 Music Video Showcase.

LFM’s Music Video Showcase is part of the annual Indie Memphis Film Festival. Deadline for entries is September 14, 2007.

Selected music videos will be screened at Malco’s Studio on the Square and an award will be given for “Best Music Video/EPK.” (Indie Memphis dates: Oct. 19-25, 2007.) If you are a local filmmaker or local band with a music video – submit it now! Deadline for entries is September 14, 2007.

This is your chance to ROCK THE BIG SCREEN! The Indie Memphis Film Festival attracts approximately 5,000 filmmakers and festival-goers annually.

For More information about LFM’s Music Video Showcase including downloading the entry form please visit: http://www.livefrommemphis.com/mvs or give us a call: (901) 523-9763.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Delta Axis: another reason to join

We have a special offer for our members – free passes to a preview screening of Arctic Tale on Thursday, August 2nd at 7:30 p.m. at Malco Studio on the Square.

Passes are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Each person may receive up to two passes, each pass admits two people. Passes may be picked up at Delta Axis’s office downtown at 8 S. Third, Suite 100, Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00, or this Saturday (July 28) at Delta Axis @ Marshall Arts, 639 Marshall, 1:00-5:00.

Film synopsis:
From the executive producers of March of the Penguins, ARCTIC TALE takes audiences of all ages on a journey through an epic adventure inside an icy kingdom at the very top of the earth, where a bold little polar bear and a wily young walrus tackle their brave new world. The film’s images reveal the beauty, comedy and urgent dangers facing one of the most awe-inspiring, mystery-filled places on our planet. The storyteller of this unforgettable ARCTIC TALE is Academy Award nominee Queen Latifah. (www.arctictalemovie.com)

Also, be sure to check out our local filmmakers, (or as we at Indie Memphis like to say, our hometowners) at the Media Lab Lounge during the IFC Free Film Fest July 31-August 2.

Corduroy Wednesday wants you, baby

From those excellent filmmakers at Corduroy Wednesday:

Hello to the fine acting community of Memphis. May I ask you a question? Are you tired of having roles on your resume like "Janitor", "Guy in booth #3", and "Rosencrantz"?

Want some fire power to boost that resume with some "Wowzers!" kinda roles?

Corduroy Wednesday Films, makers of Grim Sweeper, are pleased to announce the production of ELVIS PRESLEY: TCB JUSTICE! This short film will be presented at the Lil Film Fest, a quad-annual Memphis event which features the King of Rock and Roll as its theme for this festival.

It's a five-minute short following the action packed adventures of Elvis & his TCB crew.

We are looking for the following roles: This film takes place in 1970.

Elvis Presley: Not yet fat, but he's got the long hair going.

Jerry Schilling & Sonny West: Caucasian males late 20 to 30s will do.

Frank Sinatra: Ole blue eyes himself.

Dean Martin: Need to play drunk well.

Sammy Davis Jr.: Glass eye not required.

Cybill Shepard: 20's Blonde & blonder.

Ann Margret: 20's to 30's Red Headed hottie.

And one Mr. Jerry Lawler, young Lawler, 20's. Have crown and tights, then we want to talk.

And as extras we need hippies, Black Panthers, and Vietnam War protestors (aka hippies with signs).

Also, anyone who can do a spot on Nixon voice. It's not onscreen but just some quick voice work only.

Shoot dates will be in August and predominantly on weekends. Check the word around town, Corduroy Wednesday is famous for working schedules out with talent and feeding actors on set.

Most roles will require only a day to two days of shooting. Elvis, Jerry, and Sonny may take longer. Also, if you have any costumes that will work (especially a Elvis jumpsuit, flower power outfits or Jerry Lawler crown and gear, we would love to hear form you.)

This project is not a paying gig, but wouldn't you like to say "Yeah my cool cats, I played Sammy Davis Jr. once, who wants an autograph?"

All those interested please contact us at grimsweeper@gmail.com and any headshots, resumes, points of interest you may have send them on over!

To see more about us visit cwfilms.net or our MySpace page.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Auditions for student film

Audition Thursday at 7pm at VISIBLE SCHOOL for a student production.
Need an adult male, an adult female and some children. For info, contact Paul Andrew Skidmore at 210.9255

Sunday, July 22, 2007

'Glorious Mail' -- free screening Wednesday

the award-winning Mississippi-made mockumentary

"Glorious Mail" is about a New York filmmaker who travels to the town of Sinnaville, Mississippi to shoot his thesis documentary about a flamboyant antique dealer and the community's reaction to his controversial new mailbox. Filmmakers/actors J.D. Evermore and Alice Walker and other local actors and crew will be in attendance. Featured Mississippi actors and musicians include: Grey Sample, Turner Crumbley, Johnny McPhail, Ritchie Montgomery, Valerie Wilson, Greg Giblin, the Taylor Grocery Band, and others. For more information, go to Myspace.com/gloriousmail

Wednesday, July 25th
The Powerhouse Community Arts Center
University Avenue behind Newk's
Oxford, Mississippi
Filmmaker Reception with Alice Walker and JD Evermore @ 6:30pm
Movie starts @ 7:30pm

Running time- 86 minutes

Presented by the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council

Auditions Monday

Age range - 18 to 60

JDON Productions is holding a casting call for the indie film "Evil In the Woods" at Mi' Pueblo Mexican Restaurant at 2500 Goodman Rd, in Horn Lake MS, Monday July 23rd 2007 frm 12:00pm till 4:00pm. You should be at least 18yrs old with I.D. Be prepared for on camera test. Male and Female roles available. Ask for Jeff Stern.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Auditions Tuesday for local indie

Hello from Alanna and Katherine (Do You Know Where Your Children Are? Productions)!
We would like to announce the auditions and open reading for our first feature-length movie on Tuesday, July 24 from 5PM to 8PM. Audtions will be at the MeDiA Co-op, 1000 S. Cooper.

The movie, which will be filmed this August, is a modern-day faerie tale which takes place amidst the trials and tribulations of high school. It is funny but serious.

There are roles in the movie for people of diverse ages and backgrounds. Some parts we are looking to cast include: a bumbling gym teacher, a frazzled mother, a well-meaning but dopey father, a success-oriented guidance counselor, several talkative Southern women, and an overly-enthusiastic student. Of course, we also need many high school age students who would be willing to act as extras in several classroom and party scenes. We also seek people willing to spend a day in the pool shooting a synchronized swimming sequence. We welcome experienced actors and those who have never acted before to join us in this project! In short, if the project sounds interesting to you, there is probably a part for you. If you would like to lend a hand with the boom mic or other technical aspects of filming, we would greatly appreciate that as well. It's a no-budget/no-profit movie, so there is no compensation.

Questions? Call Katherine at (901)-674-0959 or Alanna at (901)-493-8900 or email at childrenarehere@gmail.com.
MySpace page: www.myspace.com/childrenarehere

Rockett's acting class: july 26-29

What have you always wanted to learn in acting class but for some reason, you just never got?

I ask that question of my students, periodically; and am always blown
away at the responses.


G. Rockett Phillips
Arizona Acting Academy

Memphis Workshop July 26-29


Filmmaking workshop at Ole Miss - hurry!



DATES: July 23-26, 2007

LOCATION: Ole Miss - Oxford Depot

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW: The intensive Advanced Filmmaking Workshop will be held at the Ole miss -Oxford Depot and other supporting locations on the University of Mississippi campus. The workshop is designed to take high school and college students, teachers and other filmmaking enthusiasts to an advanced level of understanding and training in filmmaking. At the time of registration, a detailed schedule will be sent to registrants.

ENROLLMENT ELGIBILITY: Registration is open to anyone (high school to adult) who is already equipped with a basic understanding of filmmaking and is ideal for those who have previously completed the Ole Miss "introductory level" Filmmaking Workshop.


* Provide advanced level editing training
* Provide advanced level camera training
* Provide advanced level directing training


Kent Moorehead is an award winning and uniquely talented filmmaking professional who heads "Forever Young Productions, LLC" in Oxford, Mississippi. Kent was recognized for Best Documentary Film at the Crossroad Film Festival in 2005.

He works extensively as a director, cameraman and editor on films in both Europe and the US. In his 30 year career, he has worked on more than 150 projects, including feature films, music videos and documentaries. Over eighty of these films have been his own. Kent is one of a few exceedingly gifted filmmaking professionals who can work in all filmmaking positions.

He can effectively shoot while directing, interview while shooting and film with a plan for the editing. Kent's numerous other awards, honors, credits and vast filmmaking experience will undoubtedly contribute to another successful Ole Miss Filmmaking Workshop. For a more extensive look at the work and accomplishments of Kent Moorhead, please visit the Forever Young Productions, LLC website at www.foreveryoungproduction.com.

HOW TO REGISTER: Register here online or contact Robert E. Fox, Project Coordinator at (662) 915-1408 or rfox@olemiss.edu Class size will be limited to 20 so register early to ensure you get a seat.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: The registration dealine is July 19, 2007. There will be an additional charge of $25.00 for registrations after this date.


Residential - Dormitory: $425.00 - This fee will include the workshop, rooms, meals and workshop manual.

Residential - Inn at Ole Miss Hotel: $625.00 - This fee will include the workshop, hotel room, meals and workshop manual.

Commuters: $325.00 - This fee will include the workshop and manual only.

CANCELLATION-REFUND POLICY: Registrants who cancel their registration prior to Thursday, July 19, 2007 will receive a refund of fees paid minus a $50.00 administrative charge. No refunds will be given for cancellations after July19, 2007 except for validated exceptional circumstances.

ACCOMMODATING SPECIAL NEEDS: If you require special assistance relating to disability, please contact Robert E. Fox, Project Coordinator at (662) 915-1408 or rfox@olemiss.edu prior to the workshop start date.


Robert E. Fox, Project Coordinator

Office of Professional Development and Non-Credit Education

P.O. Box 879 E.F. Yerby Conference Center

University, MS 38677-0879

Phone: (662) 915-1408 Fax: (662) 915-5138 or Email: rfox@olemiss.edu

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Li'l Film Fest 7: Rhymes with Pelvis

LiveFromMemphis.com has announced its next Li'l Film Fest.

To see the audience favorite video from the most recent festival (Freedom of Speech), go here.

Next one up:
Theme: Rhymes With Pelvis
Duration: 5 minutes or less
Entry Deadline: Postmarked by August 31, 2007

Festival Date: September 22, 2007 / 2pm
Festival Location: MeDiA co-op (1000 S. Cooper)

Prizes: Jury Award ($200)
Audience Choice Award ($200)

The theme of Li'l Film Fest 7 rhymes with Pelvis Wesley. Do NOT use ANY songs or recordings by said theme. Do NOT use ANY actual images of said theme. NO COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL WILL BE ACCEPTED INTO THIS FESTIVAL!!!

Curled lips, rhinestones, blue suede shoes, hound dogs, pink Cadillacs, hip shakin' and gyrating are all allowed. NO COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL WILL BE ACCEPTED INTO THIS FESTIVAL!!!

It was bound to happen eventually. We do live in Memphis. So have fun with it. Did I mention NO COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL WILL BE ACCEPTED INTO THIS FESTIVAL?!!

By the way, Elvis week is August 11 - 19.

Li'l Film Fest is a quarterly, theme-based film festival, focusing on highlighting our local talent while showcasing interesting happenings around town. Our goal is to encourage and inspire Memphis filmmakers while engaging a local audience in order to strengthen our artistic community.

"How does Li'l Film Fest work?" It's pretty easy. Basically, we here at LFM will pick a theme, then we'll announce that theme to you, and then you get to go out and make a short video (or film if you want to be fancy) using that theme - the rest of the content is up to you.

"Why is it a li'l fest?" Two reasons: One, we plan on having one every quarter - that's FOUR festivals a year. How fun is that? And two, when we say "li'l" we mean it - your film must be 5 minutes or less.

"Is there anything else I should know" Geez, you ask a lot of questions, but the answer is "Yes." There are 2 awards given at each festival, the "Audience Choice Award" and the "Jury Award" both of which receive a trophy and $200 in cash!! And if that's not enough incentive for you each winner has a guaranteed spot in the next Indie Memphis Film Festival! So keep that in mind when you're rolling those cameras.

The Li'l Film Fest is sponsored by:
The Memphis and Shelby County Film and Television Commission
Delta Axis
AudioGraphics Masterworks

Monday, July 16, 2007

Extras needed

Cowboy Up Productions is proud to announce that we will be shooting a
number of music videos this summer and fall. The first will be for the
amazing band Free Sol, signed under Justin Timberlake's record label
Tennman Records.

We are looking for a wide range of people with any ethnic background
ranging various ages (minimum 18 years of age).

Where: Gibson Guitar Factory downtown
When: Either August (the date will be confirmed this week)
How long: The shoot will be one day (sun up till sun down)
How many: We are looking for 300+ extras

If you are interested please respond to cowboyupproductions@gmail.com
and you will be
added to a database of people who will be receiving details about the

Please pass this on! We need as many people as possible! Tell your
friends, family, co-workers, fellow models, actors, musicians, and the

When emailing us please include:
Your full name
Your preferred means of contact (email, cell, etc)
A photo (non-professional digital is fine). If you do not have a photo
it is ok, still email us to let us know you are interested!

Arnold Edwards II
Cowboy-Up Productions

Friday, July 13, 2007

Hollywood in the Sixties

Experience Hollywood with Suzanna Leigh: The British-born actress presents her unique perspective of Hollywood in the Sixties. 7 p.m. Monday. Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. Call 415-2700.

Suzanna, who starred and co-starred in several American and British films, is also offering acting classes in Memphis. Come get to know her at this free event.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Memphis casting Saturday

Info from Colors Agency:

Open call for 100 Lives a film by Darius Wallace.

When:Saturday July 14th 9am-6pm
Where:2509 Harvard Ave 2nd floor of the Baptist Church Community Center
Contact: Abby Elzemeyer 100livescasting@gmail.com
Bring: 2 headshots and resumes


100 Lives is a story loosely based on the murders of 2006 in Memphis, TN. The story is
driven by the death of a teacher's daughter who is shot and becomes the 100th victim and
what he decides to do about it. After having an emotional breakdown, he chooses the
camera to avenge his daughter and in the end discovers that the greatest change that one
can make towards peace is by changing the heart.

List of Character Descriptions:

Mid 30's(African American), quiet fiery demeanor, intelligent, strong but soft spoken.

Late 20's (dark skinned African American), fiercely gangster, but intelligent.

Barry Knowles:
45 year old African American, wild demeanor, similar to Fredrick Douglas. He's a
landscaper and is the parent who's son is beaten by a gang. This person should be
intimidating to look at with a warped since of humor.

Daughter of Darrell and Ariel Jones, 5 years old but able to play 3 1/3, cute full of life and
charm, and bright beyond her age.

Ariel Jones:
Matriarch with the ability be paternal. She should be very positive energetic, soft spoken,
able to go from a mother to a warrior in a split second. She's an encourager and a leader
in her own right.

Like Willie Herenton

Fiery in the pulpit, soft spoken in the office. 50 year old African American, very

Michelle Jones:
Early 20's medium height African American woman. Typical attributes of a prostitute, yet
very articulate yet intelligent.

Little Twitch:
20 something African American female that can be mistaken for a 15 year old boy. Very
masculine and thuggish. Has demeanor of a cute teenage boy at times.

16 year old African American boy, very gifted, but living below his potential.

Big Rick:
African American 17 year old, heavy set class clown.

Very bright A-student, but has temper problem. Attractive 16 year old.

16 year old African American boy, intimidating.

Intelligent, very talkative, intelligent, well read. 16 year old African American male.

Class screw up, 17 year old African American boy.

Lil' Al:
16 year old African American male, hip-hoppish

Ms. Norris:
Church mother, 60 year old White American woman, fearful and religious, very intimidated
by her son.

Son of Ms. Norris. Ruthlessly redneck, unintelligent, alcoholic, mental and emotional
problems. 30 something.

Big Bone:
Well dressed blinged out drug dealer. African American mid 20's

Mid 40's, (race doesn't matter) quiet wisdom, patient, caring, leadership of a football
coach, but compassion of a priest (male)

Large unhappy man, no non-sense in his relationships.

Southern Robert Deniro-type

Early 20's, hardworking, single mom, associated with the wrong people, trying to create a
better life for herself, very determined, and likable.

Ex-boyfriend of Shelonda, late 20's, big muscular, but insecure.

The friend of Shelonda, very ghetto, fun, loud, completely extroverted.

Middle aged redneck woman, typical trailer person, loves forward to the day when she can
shoot a burgular in the head.

Mr. Shaw:
Henry Turler type.

Henry Turler Flunky type

Good friend of Darrell Jones, very supportive, soft spoken, but authorative leader, early
30's. (African American)

Tall, basketball player build, mid to late 20's very quiet and intense. (African American)

Mysterious, likes to be in the background, mid 20's (African American)

Mid 20's to Early 30's African American woman, energetic, bosy, everybody's little sister,
very similar to Thelma on Good Times.

55 year old Chris Rock type.

Young Nigga:
Wanna-be 50 Cents/ hip-hop thug type. Young African American.

Late 30 year old child, but bright enough to own his own recording studio.

Early 20's African American Tupac type

Barry Jr.:
Son of Barry Knowles, 14 year old African American boy, shy, nerdish, but intelligent.

Thug 1:
Thin 16 year old African American boy, touch with stupidity in his eyes.

Thug 2:
Flunky / Parrot of Thug 1

TV Reporter:
Any race, commanding, mid 30 year old woman, academically excellent.

Ray, Ray:
Thief for Diablo, mid 20's, bright skinned African American Male, cowardly, and pretty

African American woman, strong black woman type/ everybody's mother

Newly born gangster wannabe in with the crowd.

Mid 50's African American male. Hypocritical, acts like he's on your side.

Any race, properly canned in her speech, fake, Ms. Clever type.

Big Nill:
Admirable gangster, faithful father, very masculine, slow speech. But intelligent, justifies
crimes to take care of his daughther.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

IFC Free Film Fest - Here! Send your shorts!!

The Memphis Flyer tells us this:

Memphis is among 10 cities chosen as destinations for the IFC Free Film Fest at the Memphis Pink Palace Museum running July 31st through August 2nd.

The outdoor film fest will screen uncut indies, including Raising Arizona, The Princess Bride, and Napoleon Dynamite. It's sponsored by the Independent Film Channel (IFC) and Comcast. Local filmmakers can have their shorts showcased at the Media Lab Lounge; films should be submitted to the web site below by July 20th.

The event, which features local filmmaker Craig Brewer, starts each night at 6 p.m.

For more info, go the the Memphis Flyer site.

Micro Cinema Club Wednesday -- got a minute?

Indie Memphis Micro Cinema Club #31: This month's edition of the long-running series showcases "The Southern 60 Second Video Festival," organized by Fugitive Projects of Nashville. More than 70 shorts from around the world -- each less than a minute in length -- will be screened. It's at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Power House, 45 G.E. Patterson. Admission is free; so is the popcorn. Some shorts focus on adult themes, so parental discretion is advised. Visit indiememphis.com.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Glorious Mail


The Crossroads Film Society and Hal & Mal's Red Room presents a screening of the award-winning Mississippi-made mockumentary "Glorious Mail" on Wednesday, July 11, 2007, at 7:30 p.m. in the Red Room at Hal and Mal's, 200 South Commerce St., Jackson, MS.

"Glorious Mail" is about a New York filmmaker who travels to the town of Sinnaville, Mississippi to shoot his thesis documentary about a flamboyant antique dealer and the community's reaction to his controversial new mailbox. Filmmakers/actors J.D. Evermore and Alice Walker and other local actors and crew will be in attendance. Mid-South actors and musicians (who may or may not attend) in the film include: Turner Crumbley, Johnny McPhail, Ritchie Montgomery, Jeannette Comans, Pia Marola, Forrest Pruett, the Taylor Grocery Band, and others. For more information, go to Myspace.com/gloriousmail .

A suggested $4 donation will benefit the Crossroads Film Society. For more information please contact us at 601-510-9148.