Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Actress in 50s

Actress in 50s sought for new project involving 10 minute plays. Contact Alan Scott at scottair58@hotmail.com

Monday, September 22, 2008

Indie Memphis -- get ready

Excerpts from John Beifuss' story in the CA:

The Indie Memphis Film Festival has unveiled its beautifully redesigned Web site (complete with mockingbird mascot) — and revealed most of its lineup of more than 40 narrative and documentary features and a score or more shorts.

New Indie Memphis director Erik Jambor, a veteran festival organizer, has assembled an impressive roster of film professionals to serve as jurors in the Features, Documentaries, Shorts and Hometowner categories. (“Hometowner” awards are given to movies with a definitive Shelby County connection.) Judges include Elvis Mitchell, the former New York Times film critic who has become a celebrity in his own right, thanks to his regular reviews on NPR and his hosting duties on “Independent Focus” on the Independent Film Channel and “Elvis Mitchell: Under the Influence” on Turner Classic Movies; Peter Gilbert, a producer on the acclaimed documentary “Hoop Dreams”; and Alison Bagnall Standefer, co-writer of Vincent Gallo’s “Buffalo ’66.”

Native Memphians Morgan Jon Fox (“omg/HAHAHA”), Brett Hanover (“Bunnyland”) and Brittany Blockman (“Bi the Way”) will be among the filmmakers represented. Films that sound promising include “Chasing the White Dragon,” a violent drama about small town crystal meth addicts; Alex Karpovsky’s “Woodpecker,” a faux documentary about the obsessive search for the ivory-billed woodpecker in Arkansas; the actual documentary, “Not Your Typical Bigfoot Movie”; and the documentary ” ’Bama Girl,” about a black woman’s quest to become homecoming queen at the University of Alabama. “Midnight movies” will include “Interplanetary,” about ancient monsters on Mars, and “Dance of the Dead,” in which zombies (what else?) battle dateless nerds at a high-school senior prom.

Returning from last year’s festival will be the Global Lens series, a collection of 10 international films.

The festival takes place Oct. 10-16 at Malco’s Studio on the Square, which will dedicate all five screens to Indie Memphis for the event’s opening weekend.

You be the judge

You can be the judge of the Finalists in the 11th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival. The only place in Tennessee to participate is at Malco Studio on the Square this Thursday. Find out the details at On Location: Memphis.

ArtsMemphisTV with Live From Memphis -- Stax Academy

Check out the latest video created by Live From Memphis for ArtsMemphis. It's on the Stax Music Academy, nice interviews and a peek at how the youngsters are getting some incredible instruction.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Clips from 'Nothing But the Truth'

Here are five clips from the made-in-Memphis film "Nothing But the Truth."

Cody 'Hounddog' Hanford in the CA

Here's an excerpt from John Beifuss' story in the CA on young actor Cody Hanford:

Standing 5-foot-3 and weighing 90 pounds, Germantown's Cody Hanford, 13, is small for his age.

He's smaller still in "Hounddog," the controversial film with Dakota Fanning that was shot in North Carolina in 2006, before Cody's recent 6-inch growth spurt.

Cody's size belies his show business experience and what casting directors say is his big acting talent -- a talent that in the past few years has put him in movies, taken him to Broadway and placed him alongside Radio City Music Hall's famous Rockettes.

Memphians who have missed Cody's many local stage appearances can see him Friday, when "Hounddog" opens at Malco's Ridgeway Four.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Hanford in 'Hounddog' -- this Friday

"Hounddog," starring local actor Cody Hanford, opens here Friday at the Ridgeway 4 as a limited release. Here is the trailer: http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/hounddog/trailer

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Actress needed

Drew Whitmire is casting the female lead for “Sapphire,” a locally produced dramatic feature film scheduled to shoot in and around Memphis in late November/early December. The film centers around an eccentric, mentally unstable woman dealing with the death of her mother amidst a backdrop of characters gathered for the wake. Ages 35-55 preferred. Improvisational skills a plus. Please send headshot/resume to info@drewwhitmire.com.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Improv workshops

The Wiseguys improv troupe and Comedy, Tennessee comedy club are
presenting Improv Workshops for Beginners. This six week course to
teach improvisational skills will meet on Saturdays from 11/1 through
12/13 (off 11/29) f rom 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Comedy, Tennessee,
6102 Macon Road. The classes will be taught by award-winning
improvisor and stand-up comic Joe Leibovich with guests including
Comedy, Tennessee owner/comic John Marks and improvisor/comic/writer
Andy Fleming. A showcase performance for students will take place
12/17 at Comedy, Tennessee. Classes are $150 for the series. In
addition to the classes and performance, all students will receive two
tickets to each Saturday night 8:15 p.m. show at Comedy, Tennessee on
class nights (except for 12/6, which is a special show) and will
receive a portion of the proceeds from the 12/17 showcase. Enrollment
is limited.

For more information, see www.wiseguysimprov.com, email
info@memphiscomedy.com, or call 901-481-9362 or 901-384-4222.

Actor needed

Looking for a 70ish male actor for a short film. It would be the lead role in a film concerning Alzheimer Disease. Email headshot and resume to Tim at trmagic2@aol.com

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Extras and standins needed

Extras and stand-ins for the film N-Secure are needed on and off for the next couple of weeks.

Contact Abby Elzemeyer, Elzemeyer Talent Agency
149 Monroe Ave
Memphis, TN 38103

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Blogging from Toronto

I'm guest blogging on John Beifuss' The Bloodshot Eye for a few days. I'm at the Toronto International Film Festival reporting on films with Memphis connections. And I'm gonna see the premiere of "Nothing But the Truth" to make sure they didn't cut out my scene.

And, of course, to check the buzz and meet beautiful people at the afterparty and tell you all about it.

All of you Red West fans will like what I've got up there already, so go....