We teach entertainment business through real-life application by creating economic drivers & business opportunities for the film, music & arts community.
We want to see members of the artistic community generating revenue from their content and successfully running their businesses out of Tennessee.
For 17 years On Location: MEMPHIS hosted one of the International Film and Music Festivals in Memphis, TN. That festival has evolved into two distinct economic drivers, the OL:M Film Market and the Memphis Music Banq. Both were created to help filmmakers and music creators monetize their creative content.
The programs of On Location:MEMPHIS are assets and a companion pieces to every film and music organization in the region. On Location: MEMPHIS has researched and received feedback from the creative community to identify ways to monetize their film and music content.
On Location: MEMPHIS was originally formed by Michael C. Harwood as the Memphis Film Forum. The International Film & Music Festival was an annual 3-day event, which featured a rich variety of American and International films. Each day was filled with educational workshops (for the filmmakers and musicians involved), special film screenings (for the film and music fans attending), with parties and music performances (for everyone) consuming the nights.
Throughout the years the festival ran, OL:M screened a number of Academy Award-nominated films, such as Don Hertzfeldt’s "The Meaning of Life," Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s "Amores Perros," "Most (The Bridge)" by Bobby Garabedian and William Zabka, and Sam Green and Bill Siegel’s "The Weather Underground." Despite all of the wonderful attractions in Memphis, TN, filmmakers and musicians who have attended and been involved with the International Film & Music Fest have told us that "hospitality" was the main thing that set our festival apart from the others.
Previous years' attendees include Morgan Freeman, Alan Bloomquist, Holly Hunter, Ed Solomon, Isaac Hayes, Richard Gladstein, Robert Townsend, Vivica Fox, Leon Robinson, Tom Berenger, Amotz Zakai, Leo Fitzpatrick, Peter Callahan, Cybill Shepherd, Mari Kornhauser, Del Shores, Don Hertzfeld, Rob May, Macky Alston, John Vanco, Deitrick Haddon, Sonja Norwood, Brely Evans and Ira Sachs.