Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Free Film/TV Workshop Next Week; Applications Due Thursday

Posted By on Wed, May 28, 2008 at 4:00 AM

James Spies, nationally-known film and television producer (Nothing but the Truth, The Contender, Commander-in-Chief), will be in Memphis to lead the first of The Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission's crew training workshops June 7th and 8th at the University of Memphis.

Entitled "Breaking into Film and Getting Your First Job," the two day, 10-hour iworkshop will cover everything from using a walky-talky to set procedures and protocol to learning about gripping and gaffing.

Applicants must possess proof of residency in Shelby County (driver's license preferred), be at least 18 years of age or 18 on the next birthday, and be chosen by The Workshop Selection Committee.

The workshop application process is competitive; space is limited to 30 students. Applications and more info are available at the commission's website or call 901)-527-8300 x3.

Applications must be received by the end of the business day Monday, June 2nd. Successful applicants will be notified Monday, June 2nd.

Workshop graduates will qualify for listing as "production assistants" in the next edition of The Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission Production Directory.

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