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(posted 01/25/17)

The 6th Annual Clarksdale Film Fest gets underway THIS WEEKEND! Head to the crossroads and checkout out some great films while you're there... 

 

Is One Mississippi Tig Notaros' Love Letter to Her Hometown? (Vogue)

 

Laurel Mercantile a "store of curiosity" helping revive downtown Laurel (Hattiesburg Business Today)

 

2017 WELCOMES A NEW TYPE OF FILM COMPETITION TO MISSISSIPPI -- The goal of the MS Film Frenzy is to take the excitement of a 48 hour-style competition and tweak it to promote the creation of higher-quality films, while enabling the entire state of Mississippi to participate.

Online entry also eliminates the "home city" advantage a "host city" would have in a more traditional 48hour-style film competition. Filmmakers will have upwards two months to prepare to shoot their films during the competition period of 48 hours. Eligible entered films will also be screened at Beacon Theatres in Waveland, MS. 

 

The Jewish Cinema MS Film Fest KICKED OFF YESTERDAY -- Check out the full program JAN 24th - 29th at Malco Grandview in Madison, MS 

 

 

 

 



(posted 11/07/16)

 

She left Hollywood to come home to Biloxi and work with her dad -- Read more here 

 

Josh Stewart & Delroy Lindo Join Michael Winnick’s ‘Malicious’ -- Read more here

 

Chucky Mullins movie being filmed in the Metro -- WATCH THIS



(posted 10/25/16)

2 watch lists for a Missississippi Halloween (via The Clarion-Ledger)



(posted 10/17/16)

 Mississippi could soon benefit from film industry... READ MORE

 

[WATCH & SHARE] The filmmakers at Spot On Productions, LLC produced an EPIC VIDEO that showcases some really dynamic locations in & around Jackson, MS

 

[WRAPPED] Checkout this cool shot from MS Gulf Coast production "Kill'em All" starring Jean-Claude Van Damme! Photo credit: Reith Wesley Gibson

 

TV’s John Schneider bringing innovative film fest to D’Iberville & Hattiesburg, MS...



(posted 09/30/16)

 

5 Questions for “Hollars” producer Tom Rice + Faith/Culture briefs

 

Last Chance U, 2: Renewed Netflix series follows Fulton’s Miller 

 

Blue Magnolia Films filmmakers, Chandler Griffin & Alison Fast received the Mississippi Tourism Association Travel Media & Broadcast award during the 2016 Governor’s Conference on Tourism. 

 

Ridgeland girl featured in 'Deepwater Horizon' 

 

Heroes in independent film series are both super and real LEARN MORE 

 

MS Filmmaker Dr. Wilma Clopton screened documentary on 1947 Lanier High School bus boycott during MS Department of Archives & History Lunch Series 

 

Strange Weather | Sept. 13-18 | Toronto International Film Fest | Canada

 

Southern Miss film students capture light years of history

 

Lifetime Reality Series Bring It! returns for season 4 -- STAY TUNED! 



(posted 06/07/16)

 

 

Warner Bros Emerging Film Directors Workshop Open For Applications!

Warner Bros. Pictures has opened the application process for its new Warner Bros. Emerging Film Directors Workshop. The talent incubator is designed to give access and voice to new and underrepresented talent, and will to showcase their work to the film community after a nine-month intensive fellowship at Warner Bros.

 

Applications for its 2016 session from will be accepted from today through June 30. Directors can submit their current resume, a short composition, a one-page proposal for their short film, and a link to samples of any work they wish to submit.

 

Five filmmakers will be chosen for the inaugural class where they will be partnered with a Warner Bros. Pictures executive mentor as they work through the entire film production process, from pitch to final cut and premiere.

 

In the workshop, participants will pitch, write, or work with a screenwriter, and develop a script for a short film. Once they have a final script, filmmakers will work with physical production to prep, create a budget, cast, shoot on the lot and edit with a full post production process. Warner Bros. will cover all production costs and salary for filmmakers for the duration of the fellowship, which culminates in a film festival showcasing the directors’ work to be held for agents, managers, producers and film executives.
To learn more about this opportunity, click 

 

OXFORD FILM FESTIVAL NAMED TOP FESTIVAL According to Film Freeway!

CONGRATS! Oxford Film Festival on being ranked as one of the Top 100 Best Reviewed Festivals on FilmFreeway for the month of May!



(posted 04/04/16)

 

Hollywood has arrived in Canton, MS

We are excited to welcome Hollywood Rentals & Hollywood Trucks to Canton, Mississippi. Today marked a moment of growth and progress for our great state and for the Mississippi film industry! ‪#‎filmmississippi‬ 

 

CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTO GALLERY

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

There's still time! UPDATE your MS Reel Crew Listings - DEADLINE EXTENDED 

Dear Mississippi Crew & Vendors,

 

Reel Crew is our free professional crew and services database used by productions to hire crew and locate support services when filming in the state. We are updating and need your attention to make sure all information is current and reliable.

 

PLEASE NOTE: YOUR LISTING WILL EXPIRE AND BECOME INACTIVE ON APRIL 30TH, IF NO ACTION IS TAKEN BEFORE APRIL 30TH. EXPIRATION DATES FOR LISTINGS UPDATED WITHIN THE LAST 6 MONTHS (SEPTEMBER 1 – PRESENT) BE SET TO EXPIRE MARCH 15, 2017. 

 

Here are questions you should ask when reviewing your listing:

 

-    Is my contact information correct?

-    Are my credits up to date?

-    Have I listed my special skills & experience?

-    Are the links to my sample work, resume, or head shot working properly?

-    Am I now living outside of Mississippi?

-    Am I listed in the database at all?

 

If you have registered but you don’t see your profile, you may have:

 

-   Previously indicated you are an expatriate (a former resident of Mississippi, not currently living in the state)?

  • Note that your listing is only visible to our office to share directly with productions (only crew members living in the state have public listings).

-    Previously listed only student experience.

  • Note that only professional, non-student credits supported by a crew list, call sheet, or screen credit qualify a listing.

 Tips for Creating & Updating Your Reel Crew Profile:

 

  1. Crew & Resources -This platform separates all listings into Crew or Resources. Crew is comprised of traditional film & television production crew positions. Resources are comprised of any business/vendor/support service that contracts with a production
  2. Profile Details - UP TO 5 CATEGORIES are allowed for every profile and each category must have a professional credit for verification. If you require more than five categories, please contact our office so we can advise you. NOTE: In some instances, you may be an individual crew member AND a support service vendor which would mean you would set up two separate profiles. For example, you are a camera operator and provide camera rentals. In this case, you would need to create two profiles: One for Camera Rentals (Support Services) and a second profile for Camera Operator (Crew). PLEASE NOTE: Usernames for multiple profiles must be different. Passwords can be the same. The profiles will not be linked or referenced to one another in the system.
  3. Credits - It is very important to have the most recent professional credits listed. Please follow the format carefully to ensure optimal exposure.
  4. Union Affiliations - Please list all relevant affiliations.
  5. Years In Business - This is no longer a separate field. We recommend including this in the Special Skills & Experience section.
  6. Links to Image/Video accounts - RECOMMENDED LINKS: 1).Your Website 2). YouTube/Vimeo reels/examples of work 3). Facebook/Twitter/social media accounts reflecting your professional work.  

PLEASE NOTE: YOUR LISTING WILL EXPIRE AND BECOME INACTIVE ON APRIL 30TH, IF NO ACTION IS TAKEN BEFORE APRIL 30TH. EXPIRATION DATES FOR LISTINGS UPDATED WITHIN THE LAST 6 MONTHS (SEPTEMBER 1 – PRESENT) BE SET TO EXPIRE MARCH 15, 2017. 

 

CLICK HERE TO UPDATE 

 

Questions? Please contact Thabi Moyo at 601.359.3415



MISSISSIPPI FILM OFFICE
Woolfolk State Office Building
501 North West Street, 5th Floor
Jackson, MS 39201
P.O. Box 849
Jackson, MS 39205
T: 601-359-3297
F: 601-359-5048
Ward Emling
wemling@mississippi.org
Nina Parikh
nparikh@mississippi.org
Betty Black
bblack@mississippi.org
Bill Webb (Gulf Coast Office)
bwebb@mississippi.org