The Memphis chapter of Film Fatales, a national professional organization for women filmmakers, is hosting the first installment of its new quarterly speaker series at Crosstown Arts on Monday, Febuary 1. The inaugural speaker will be Deputy Film Commissioner Sharon Fox O'Guin of the Memphis and Shelby County Film and Television Commission.
The Film Fatales describe themselves as "a global network of women filmmakers who meet regularly to mentor each other, share resources, collaborate on projects and build a supportive community in which to make their films." The organization was started in 2013 by New York filmmaker Leah Meyheroff. The Memphis chapter started meeting last year, and currently boasts 10 members. The new speaker series is being developed in association with Indie Memphis and Crosstown Arts.
O'Guin will address the resources available to independent filmmakers in Memphis, and will include the latest on the Tennessee tax incentives for film. The program, which is free and open to the public, begins at 6:30 with a meet and greet, with the workshop to begin at 7:00.