About Mississippi Film Office
Film in Mississippi stretches back to 1916 with the filming of The Crisis, and in that near century of on-location production, one of your favorite films was filmed here. Was it Baby Doll or A Time to Kill, The Help or O, Brother Where Art Thou? Perhaps it was My Dog Skip or Tomorrow, Intruder In The Dust or Mississippi Masala. Maybe it was Thieves Like Us or Down By Law, Big Bad Love or Cookie’s Fortune. The greatest names in film have left their imprint here. They were intrigued by the places they found and embraced by the people they met. Some told their own stories on our landscapes and others were inspired by the Mississippi stories of our writers: Tennessee Williams, William Faulkner, Beth Henley, Eudora Welty, John Grisham, Willie Morris, and Larry Brown. And some are actually us, Mississippians. Among the most recognizable and influential names and faces and voices in film: Morgan Freeman, Charles Burnett, Larry Gordon, Beah Richards, Tate Taylor, James Earl Jones, Parker Posey, Gerald McRaney, Ray Walston, Jim Henson, Elvis, and Oprah lead the way, with hundreds more on both sides of the camera.