Friday, April 13, 2012

Oscar Winner Tom Schulman Kicks Off Film-Com Week Saturday

Posted By on Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 9:00 AM

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A screenwriting symposium led by Dead Poets Society Oscar winner Tom Schulman, a film-scoring event with The Weinstein Company music executive Richard Glasser, a book signing with The Dark Knight Rises executive producer Michael Uslan, and an interview session with prog-rock legend Keith Emerson are among the highlights of Film-Com, the annual film market that typically overlaps with the early days of the Nashville Film Festival.

Launched by Film Nashville founder Andy van Roon, Film-Com bills itself as "an annual packaging, financing and distribution market which directly connects filmmakers, domestic & foreign distribution companies, equity financiers, lender capital, P&A funding, gap financing, co-production partners, packaging agents, product integration specialists and any entities related to the success of getting a film property made and to market." Starting tomorrow, you'll be seeing reps from Sony, Fox TV, A&E, The Weinstein Company and other entities at venues across the city in the wind-up to the conference, which runs April 17-20 downtown.

This year's greatly expanded conference will include sessions on film scoring, faith-based films, reality programming, independent financing, and other facets of film both before and behind the camera. First up is Saturday's "Script-Com" featuring native Nashvillian Tom Schulman, whose script for Dead Poets Society famously drew upon his school years at MBA. He'll be joined by screenwriters Robert Orr (Underworld: Rise of the Lycans) and Robert Franke (The Chronicles of Riddick), Your Screenplay Sucks! author Will Akers, and host and Watkins Film School chair Steve Womack, himself an Edgar-winning novelist and screenwriter. Co-presented by the Tennessee Screenwriting Association and sponsored by the Watkins College of Art, Design and Film, the all-day event starts 10 a.m. at Watkins, 2298 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. Admission is $50 at the door.

Also starting tomorrow is the two-day "Score-Com" symposium led by soundtrack producer Glasser, whose credits include The Iron Lady and My Week with Marilyn, and composer Aaron Zigman, who scored both Sex and the City movies and eight films for Tyler Perry. Co-sponsored by the Nashville Composers Association, it runs 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Ocean Way Studios, 1200 17th Ave. S. Registration is $85, with more information available here.

Ticketing information for individual events is available here. Below, a list of Film-Com Week events.

FILM-COM WEEK SCHEDULE

Script-Com in partnership with Film-Com
Featuring Tom Schulman, writer of “Dead Poets Society”
April 14 / open to screenwriters, filmmakers and public
9 a.m. to 5:15pm
Watkins Film School
2298 Rosa L Parks Boulevard Nashville, TN 37228
Ticketed event: www.tennscreen.com

Score-Com in partnership with Film-Com
Featuring Richard Glasser, The Weinstein Company
April 14 & 15 / open to composers, directors, producers and public
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ocean Way Studios
1200 17th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212
Ticketed event: www.nashvillecomposers.com

Dead Poets Society Reception
Featuring US Congressman Marsha Blackburn, Keynote Speaker
April 14 / Participants in Script-Com and Score-Com and by invitation
Montgomery Bell Academy
4001 Harding Road
Nashville, TN 37205

Faith in Film Conference
Featuring the Leading Faith-Based Distribution Companies
April 17 / open to Faith-based filmmakers and public
2:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Nashville City Club
201 4th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37219
FREE ADMISSION – DONATIONS APPRECIATED
FREE PARKING UNDER THE 4th & Church Ave Tower

VIP Reception
Featuring Film & Television Executives and Filmmakers from the U.S. and International Markets
April 17 – limited, by invitation only
Adams & Reese

Film/TV Songwriters Forum
Featuring Songwriters Who Have Placed Songs in Film and Television Projects
Special Introduction: Hank Locklin, Director of Music Business, TN Film, Entertainment & Music Commission
April 17 – limited invitation
Douglas Corner
2106 8th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37204

Networking Breakfast
Filmmakers Network with Film & Television Executives
April 18 / Film-Com filmmakers & by invitation
Hilton Nashville Downtown
121 4th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37201

Project Presentations
Presentation of New Faith-Based Projects
Presentation of New Television Projects
Presentation of New Feature Film Projects
April 18 – By Invitation to Film-Com filmmakers
AT&T Tower
333 Commerce Street
Nashville, TN 37201

Television Business Panel: Reality Programming
Television Business Panel: Scripted Programming
Special Introduction: Gisela Moore, Project Manager – TN Film Entertainment & Music Commission
April 18 / open to Film-Com filmmakers and public
2:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Ford Theatre at Country Music Hall of Fame
222 5th Ave S
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Ticketed event: www.film-com.com EVENTS AND TICKETS

Music in Film OnStage
Featuring Conductor Kelly Corcoran, with Excerpts Of Music In Film
April 18 / Film-Com filmmakers and by special invitation
Schermerhorn Symphony Center
1 Symphony Place
Nashville, TN 37201

New Project Expo & Film/TV Networking Bash
Featuring Exhibits of New Projects From US, International and Tennessee Region
KEYNOTE WELCOME: NASHVILLE MAYOR KARL DEAN
April 18 / Open to Film-Com filmmakers and public
7 to 10 p.m.
Stadium Club at Titans Stadium
PARKING LOT S
1 Titans Way
Nashville, TN 37213-1234
ANY FILMMAKERS WITH NEW PROJECTS CAN STILL REGISTER FOR THE NPE
Ticketed Event: www.film-com.com EVENTS AND TICKETS

Networking Breakfast
Filmmakers Network with Film & Television Executives
April 19 / Film-Com filmmakers & by invitation
Hilton Nashville Downtown
121 4th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37201
Project Presentations

Presentation of New Documentary Projects
Presentation of New Television Projects
Presentation of New Feature Film Projects
April 19 / Film-Com filmmakers by invitation
AT&T Tower
333 Commerce Street
Nashville, TN 37201

Film Business Panel: Independent Financing Structure
Film Business Panel: Branded Entertainment
April 19 / Film-Com filmmakers and open to public
2:30 to 5 p.m.
Ford Theatre at Country Music Hall of Fame
222 5th Ave S
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Ticketed event: www.film-com.com EVENTS AND TICKETS

Book Signing: Michael Uslan, Executive Producer “The Dark Knight Rises” and Batman movie franchise – April 19 / open to public
6 to 7 p.m.
The Great Escape
5400 Charlotte Ave
Nashville, TN 37209 …
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

OPENING NIGHT NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL
April 19
Regal Cinema Green Hills
3815 Green Hills Village Drive
Nashville, TN 37215

Networking Breakfast
Filmmakers Network with Film & Television Executives
April 20 / Film-Com filmmakers and by invitation
Hilton Nashville Downtown
121 4th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37201

Interview with Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake & Palmer
April 20 / Film-Com filmmakers, Belmont Students, local music professionals & general public
10 to 11:30 a.m.
Belmont University
Student Life Center
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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