News Around the South - June 22

Here's a quick hit of news from Around the South for June 22. According to Anne Thompson's Thompson on Hollywood Director Craig Brewer has found a cast for his Footloose remake. The film is slated to start shooting in Georgia this Fall.

Tonight Memphis Beat debuts on TNT at 10pm. Featuring Jason Lee (My Name Is Earl, Chasing Amy) as Memphis Detective Dwight Hendricks, as well as DJ Qualls as a fellow officer of the law and Alfre Woodard as his superior, the show actually shoots in New Orleans. Read Hollywood Reporters Review

Will it be listed as a green festival? The Charlotte Area Bicycle Alliance in Charlotte, North Carolina has announced they're looking for some assistance in starting a Charlotte Bicycle Film Festival. Although a crazy notion, combining Charlotte's beauty with a cycling enthusiasts passion could be a winning formula for a destination event.

The call for entries for the 2011 Nashville Film Festival's  have opened. The Earlybird Deadline for the fest is July 23, 2010, with the Late Entry Deadline being November 26, 2010.