Published on June 16th, 2016 | by filmnashville
For The Industry, By The Industry, Of The Industry
THESE ARE THE ALL-VOLUNTEER EVENTS THAT HAVE BEEN CREATED BY OUR COMMUNITY FOR THE GROWTH OF OUR COMMUNITY:
FILM-COM * FILMOLUTION PARTNERS
ACTOR-COM, SCORE-COM, SCRIPT-COM, iBFF SUMMER CHILDREN’S SERIES, FILM SUMMIT AT LIFEWAY, FINANCING & DISTRIBUTION SUMMIT, NEW PROJECT PITCH EXPO AT TITANS STADIUM, FILM/TELEVIOSN INDUSTRY BASH @ SKYWAY, AND MUCH MORE…
Danny Elfman – Score-Com
Callie Khouri – Script-Com
DeVon Franklin – Film Summit @ Lifeway
Arrested Development – iBFF
Casting Directors – Actor-Com
Dozens of Film, Television Transmedia Execs – F&D Summit
New F, S, U, D projects at Titans
Special Topics panels at New Project Pitch Expo
Stephanie Adlington singing Goldfinger, Nobody Does It Better, Skyfall @ Skyway Studios
Parties & networking sessions all over town..
S C H E D U L E O F E V E N T S:
FILMOLUTION Kick-Off Reception
For registrants of SCORE-COM, ACTOR-COM, SCRIPT-COM, The Film Summit @ Lifeway, FILM-COM, as well as iBFF members, WIFT members, and Nashville Filmmakers meetup members.
Score-Com 2016: “Deciphering the Movie Music Masters”
Two-Day Symposium with Andy Hill, music supervisor, record producer & music educator
10 a.m. – 5:30 pm each day
At Ocean Way Studios
The Nashville Composers Association and Film-Com are pleased to present the two-day seminar “Deciphering the Movie Music Masters” with Andy Hill. The premise of “Deciphering the Movie Music Masters” is that film composers need to study the film music repertoire no less diligently than concert composers study the classical repertoire. What can composers learn from the past that they can carry into the future? And how can composers hit the bar that was set by our predecessors with today’s budgets and timelines? Andy will address through study of actual landmark scores and live demonstrations playing to picture. As a music supervisor, Andy has worked with some of the greatest film composers. As an educator, he has conducted Skype chats many of them in locations all over the world, and will do so at Score-Com. Participating in the Score-Com Skype sessions will be world-renowned film composers, Danny Elfman, Mychael Danna, and Hanan Townshend. Established composers will speak to how they manage with lower budgets, tight deadlines, and current creative expectations.
For more details and to register, go to http://nashvillecomposers.org/score-com-2016/.
iBFF SUMMER CHILDREN’S SERIES
The International Black Film Festival kicks off the “Imagine Me” Children’s Summer Film Series with a special event with award winning hip hop group, Arrested Development with Special Guest beat box champion Heaven Beatbox and its community partners, Mid Town, Central, North and Madison Police Precincts, Metro Park’s Easley Recreation Center and Salama Urban Ministries. Starting on June 20, 2016, they will spend the morning engaging children from around the city in the art of rap, dance, beatbox and much more. This event is sure to be a an experience that will be a highlight of IBFF summer programs.
The “Imagine Me” Children’s Summer Film Series engages children, youth
and families that aspire to participate in quality film programming in the heart of their community. The Film series will include a host of short, documentary and feature films that provide positive, educational and other family friendly entertainment.
FILM SUMMIT AT LIFEWAY
Faith-Based Film Conference
All events are scheduled at
Lifeway Christian Resources
1 Lifeway Plaza
Nashville, TN 37234
8:30 – doors open—Continental Breakfast
8:50 – welcome – A Word From Our Sponsors
Thanks for our breakfast! —Christian Broadcasting Network
9:00 – worship with Chris McLarney (Jesus Culture, Church of City worship leader)
9:20 – devotion – Michael Kelley (LW groups leader, elder at Grace Community)
9:45 – Where do I Start? (Developing Story and Platform)
– Rich Peluso/ Senior Vice President, AFFIRM Films/Sony Pictures
– Bryan Coley/Art Within (Atlanta, GA)
– Ami McConnell/VP & Editor in Chief, Howard Books (Simon and Schuster)
10:30 – Break
10:45 – Show me the Money (Pitches and Investment Proposals)
– Darren Moorman/Producer Same Kind of Different as Me
– Ben Nearn/CEO Sycamore Pictures
11:45 – Lunch—On your own. The Lifeway Cafeteria is open for all attendees
12:45 – Action (production and post panel with Woodlawn team)
– Stephen Preston/Ethan Ledden from Red Sky studios
– Paul Mills, composer
– Joe Knopp, producer
– Bill Lorimer, finance/accountant
1:45 – It’s in the can, now what? (Distribution)
– Joan Tankersly (TV producer)
– Chip Murray/Panda Fund (theatrical distribution)
-Wayne Zeitner/Crown Distribution (DVD Distribution)
-Ryan Dunlap/Ribbow Media Group (Kickstarter)
2:45 – Break
3:00 – Is Anybody Out There Listening? (Marketing)
– Michelle Duffie (D3)
– Jennifer Willingham (ICON)
– Bob Hutchins (BuzzPlant)
3:45 – More money! (Merchandise/Products/Resources)
– Brian Mitchell (WTA)
– Jennifer Lyle (B&H Publishing)
– Tim Byron (City on a Hill)
4:30 – Keynote Speaker: DeVon Franklin “Produced By Faith”
DeVon Franklin is an author, film producer, preacher and motivational speaker. He serves as President/CEO of Franklin Entertainment, a new first-look production company with Sony Pictures Entertainment. He was formerly the Senior Vice President of Production at Columbia Pictures and a studio executive at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
Call 615-251-2604 for more information
FILM-COM WALK-UP REGISTRATION
At Entrepreneur Center
VIP RECEPTION @ PINNACLE TOWER
Open to registrants only.
To acquire passes or register for a booth at NEW PROJECT PITCH EXPO go to www.Film-Com.com
FINANCING & DISTRIBUTION SUMMIT
Weds June 22 from 9:50 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Hatchery / 3rd Floor Acme
Broadway & 1rst
Bob Raines TENNESSEE ENTERTAINMENT COMMISSION – Executive Director
Packaging – Best Practices
Launching – Pragmatic Paths
Moderator: Sabrina Eisenstadt MOMENTUM TV
*Olivia Blaustein CAA or Jacquie Katz CAA
*Adam Londy COMEDY CENTRAL
*Jen Chambers MARK GORDON COMPANY
*Katie Cates ICM
*Eric Brassard PERFECT STORM
*David Boorstein FUQUA FILMS
*Mitchell Galin EPIPHANY ENTERTAINMENT
Packaging – Best Practices
Launching – Pragmatic Paths
Moderator: Carey Nelson Burch or Alan Brewer
*Lauren Rosenberg LIONSGATE TELEVISION
*Cameron Kadison MORTAR
*Stewart Cavanaugh GERSH
*Ra Kumar BIENSTOCK
*Jeffrey Wank BRIAN GRADEN MEDIA
NOON – 12:55
Moderator: Justin Harvey, NASHVILLE PUBLIC TELEVISION [PBS]
*Dan Gurlitz SOUNDVIEW MEDIA PARTNERS
*Nikki Heyman POV
*Mike Raisler CINEREACH
*Loira Limbal DOCUMENTARY LAB
*Katy Chevigny BIG MOUTH PRODUCTIONS
FEATURE FILM FINANCING
Moderator: Kristina Sorensen PRODUCER FILM & TV (Scripted)
*Jon Oaks BOLD FILMS
*Betsy Smith PREMERDIAN
*Greg Pedicin GERSH
*Turner Oscar GALLERY ROAD PRODUCTIONS
*Kathy Lyn Podalak AMASIA ENTERTAINMENT
*Marlon Schulman, HORROR EQUITY FUND
FEATURE FILM DISTRIBUTION
Moderator: Harris Tulchin TULCHIN & ASSOCIATES
*Peter Van Steemburg ICM
*Jessica Freeborn FOCUS FEATURES
*Ted Rosenblatt PFG ENTERTAINMENT
*Lise Romanoff VISION FILMS
*Daniel Diamond DOUBLE D PICTURES
*Brian Herskowitz HORROR EQUITY FUND
NEW FRONTIERS – TRANSMEDIA & GAMING
Monetizing Transmedia and Gaming Projects
Designing Concepts to Sell
Moderator: Sandy Brownlee – REMAGINATIONS
*Jeffrey Gomez STARLIGHT RUNNER ENTERTAINMENT
*Stephen Peters NO MIMES MEDIA
*Lee Kebler PK PICTURES
*Michael Woolf INTERNATIONAL GAME DEVELOPERS ASSOCIATION – Nashville
CASE STUDY: STILL THE KING
From Film Students to Creating/Producting a Scripted Series
Moderator: Bob Raines &/or Andy vR
*Shannon Houchins – CEO HIDEOUT PICTURES
*Chris Conner – STILL THE KING – Producer
*Travis Nicholson – STILL THE KING – Creator/Star
*Potsy Ponciroli – STILL THE KING – Creator/Director
*CMT Executive – TBA
NEW PROJECT PITCH EXPO @ TITANS STADIUM
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Trade show of new feature film, scripted television, unscripted television, documentaries, animation and transmedia projects.
SPECIAL TOPICS PANELS @ TITANS STADIUM / EXPO
Thurs June 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Titans Stadium / North Room
10 a.m. SCRIPTD
Denise Hewitt SCRIPTD
On-line Script Source for Writers Film & TV
Unscripted representation – with Cameron Kadison, Ra Kumar, Stuart Cavenaugh – What do these guys look for when they want to sign a reality producer/company?
Scripted TV/Film Representation – with Olivia Blaustein, Katie Cates, Greg Pedicin – will talk about how to get an agent in scripted television and film.
Scripted Comedy – with Adam Londy, Jacquie Katz – talk about how comedy has changed and what makes a great comedy
Cross-over film/tv panel – Betsy Smith, David Boorstein, Jen Chambers, Eric Broussard
Genre Films – Schulman/Marlon HORROR EQUITY FUND / Financing & Brian Herskowitz HORROR EQUITY FUND / Distribution
LEGAL PAPERWORK A-to-Z
Michael Praver / Vanessa Frank – FILM FUND L.A.
FILM/TELEVISION INDUSTRY BASH @ SKYWAY
ALL FILM, TELEVISION, DOCUMENTARY, TRANSMEDIA EXEC, CONTENT CREATORS, ACTORS, COMPOSERS, WRITERS, AND SPECIAL GUESTS WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE.
Featuring ensemble playing Movie & Television Themes
with Stephanie Adlington — Siren of the South — singing James Bond songs: Goldfinger, Nobody Does It Better, Skyfall
SLOW DANCE WITH INDUSTRY EXECS
Wrap-up business networking for FILM-COM project and booth registrants.
For more info on FILM-COM go to www.Film-Com.com
At Stage Post in Metro Center
9:00AM “Unveiling the Actor – Unmasking the Artist Within” – Acting Class
11:15AM “How To Do Your Own Digital Self Recorded Auditions”
12:15PM “Affordable Sound & Lighting for Self Recorded Auditions”
1:45PM “Voice for Actors – Using Your Instrument Properly”
3:00PM “Voice-Over Workshop with a VO Casting Director”
4:30PM “SAG-AFTRA & Right to Work” 6PM to 8PM Party at MANUEL’S
9:00AM “The Ability to Improvise – An Actors Asset”
11:15AM “Professional Working Actors Speak” – Panel
1:15PM “Casting Directors” – Panel
2:45PM to 5PM One-On-One Casting Meet Up
2:45PM to 5PM Headshot Session
5PM to 7PM – WRAP Party at STAGEPOST STUDIOS
For more info find Actor-Com in Facebook or go to www.WIFTNashville.org
At Lipscomb University
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Art and Business of Screenwriting
Symposium with screenwriters and executives who will discuss how to get your idea to the page and the business side of the craft once it’s written.
Callie Khouri is the creator and executive producer of the critically acclaimed drama, Nashville, and the Oscar Award-winning screenwriter of Thelma and Louise.
Crowned “the best new drama of 2012” by outlets including USA Today, TV Guide, Entertainment Weekly, TIME Magazine, The New York Post and The Daily Beast, Nashville earned Golden Globe nominations for its lead actresses and a Writers Guild of America nomination. Khouri led the show as its creator and executive producer for four seasons from 2012 to 2016.
She may be best known for galvanizing women and sparking nationwide debate in 1991 with her screenwriting debut, Thelma and Louise, which was nominated for six Academy Awards. She won the Oscar, the Golden Globe, the Writers Guild of America Award and a PEN Literary Award for Best Original Screenplay. Thelma and Louise took home the London Film Critics Circle Award for Film of the Year, and was nominated for Best Original Screenplay by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
Khouri followed Thelma and Louise with 1995’s Something to Talk About, starring Julia Roberts, Dennis Quaid and Robert Duvall. She then made her directorial debut with Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, starring Sandra Bullock and Ashley Judd, which she also adapted for the screen. In 2006, Khouri collaborated with legendary television producer Steven Bochco and wrote and directed the television drama, Hollis and Rae. She then directed her second feature film, Mad Money, starring Diane Keaton, Katie Holmes and Queen Latifah.
Adam Londy serves as Vice President, Programming and Development at Comedy Central where he is responsible for developing series for the network as well as overseeing projects through production. Adam currently has shows in development with outstanding creative talent such as Channing Tatum, Jack Black, Melissa McCarthy and Olivia Wilde. He also develops and produces content for CC’s Snapchat Discover channel. A big part of his job is to stay abreast of up and coming comedic talent and covering comedy shows/events all over Los Angeles to find viable comedic properties and unique voices for the network.
Prior to joining Comedy Central, Adam had been working at Temple Hill Entertainment, the production company responsible for The Fault in Our Stars, Revenge on ABC, and the hugely successful Twilight franchise. He started at Temple Hill as an assistant to Marty Bowen and worked his way up to director of development and production, overseeing all aspects of development, production, and post-production for such films as 10 Years starring Channing Tatum and Tracers starring Taylor Lautner. Adam was responsible for all comedy development for the company’s first look deal at ABC Studios. He started his career as an assistant in the television division of Creative Artists Agency, helping to package both scripted and non-scripted projects.
Oscar Turner – CEO & Founder of Gallery Road Productions, LLC, an independent film and television production company based in Atlanta, Georgia. Served as the Chief Operating Officer of Tyler Perry Studios where he was responsible for overseeing business strategy, studio operations, post production, financing and real estate. During his tenure, Tyler Perry Studios produced the feature films THE FAMILY THAT PREYS, and MADEA GOES TO JAIL along with multiple seasons of the hit television series HOUSE OF PAYNE and MEET THE BROWNS.
Brian Herskowitz – Chief Creative Officer for Horror Equity Fund, a mechanism for developing and funding indie projects in the horror genre. As a writer, Brian has completed well over a dozen feature films. He teaches screenwriting for the prestigious BOSTON UNIVERSITY IN LOS ANGELES – WRITER IN HOLLWOOD PROGRAM and has taught online for UCLA EXTENSTIONS.
Adam Londy – Serves as Vice President, Programming and Development at Comedy Central where he is responsible for developing series for the network as well as overseeing projects through production. Recent shows include BIG TIME IN HOLLYWOOD, FL, which was produced by Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Films. Adam currently has shows in development with outstanding creative talent such as Channing Tatum, Jack Black, Melissa McCarthy and Olivia Wilde.
Todd Remis – Transitioned from Wall Street to the film industry where he has now transferred his finance and investing skills to identifying unique opportunities to finance and produce independent films. His first film MAGIC MAGIC, which he was Executive Producer was a 2009 Sundance Grand Jury winner.
For further information on all of the above, go to
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