Panels and Other Attractions 

2011 Nashville Film Festival

2011 Nashville Film Festival

• SAG Nashville Executive Director Leslie Krensky and a panel of guild members answer Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Screen Actors Guild, But Were Afraid to Ask (2 p.m. April 14), from how to qualify for membership to working under contracts and how residuals work. 

• OK, so is it true Marion Cotillard will appear in The Dark Knight Rises? You're welcome to ask, but don't hold your breath for the answer at Batman & Other Tales:  An Evening with Michael Uslan (5:30 p.m. April 14), featuring the comics scholar and executive producer on every Batman film since Tim Burton's 1989 reimagining.

• Jett Loe and Gareth Higgins will be recording their podcast The Film Talk every day at noon in the downstairs Green Hills lobby. See

• Ursula Lawrence from the Writers Guild of America East sure came to the wrong state if she's interested in collective bargaining. But if you're wanting info on everything from membership and benefits to low-budget agreements, she'll gladly share at I Finished My Script, So Now What Do I Do:  Top 10 FAQs on the Writers Guild and How to Join (11 a.m. April 16).

• For the inside dope on career reinvention, there's no better place to be than A Conversation with Vince Gill (1 p.m. April 16), free and open to the public.

• Celebrate Record Store Day in style at Grimey's with screenings of three NaFF attractions: Broke, Heavy Metal Picnic and Better Than Everything: Jay Reatard (1 p.m. April 16).

• Interested in how not only to save your movie project when financing falls through, but to raise way more than you asked for and become an Internet cause celebre at the same time? Ask director Steve Taylor and company at Blue Like Jazz: A Kickstarter Journey (3:30 p.m. April 16), and maybe see some advance clips.

• Whoa! Medusa, the flame-throwing car from NaFF "Graveyard Shift" attraction Bellflower, might just put in an appearance in the Green Hills parking lot April 16! Watch for it also around town throughout the week.

• You're seeing his directorial debut Just Like Us this week at NaFF; now catch rising comic Ahmed Ahmed in two live shows at The Basement (7 & 9 p.m. April 18).

• For advice on how to get a song in a film, TV show or commercial, ask music supervisors Andrea von Foerster (500 Days of Summer), Tricia Holloway (3:10 To Yuma), Jon Ernst (The Hills), Chris Mollere (Greek), Jenée DeAngelis (Cold Case) and Richard Glasser (VP Motion Picture Music/Weinstein Co.) at Music Supervisors 101: The Basics of Song Placement (1 p.m. April 19).

• Check out the new PMW-F3 camcorder at Sony 35 Millimeter Imaging Technology (3:30 p.m. April 19).

• Discuss writing, recording and pitching music for film and TV with panelists Mike Swartz (One Louder Creative), Steven Scharf (Steven Scharf Entertainment/Carlin America), Jessica Garey (Firefly Music), Liz McNichol (Paramount), and Josh Collum (Sorted Noise) at Third Party Music Licensing:  More Resources for Artists, Publishers and Filmmakers (2:15 p.m. April 20).

• The Oscar-winning composer for Brokeback Mountain and Babel — two of the most unusual and ear-catching scores of the past decade — receives the 2011 Mike Curb Career Achievement Award for Film Music at An Evening with Gustavo Santaolalla (6 p.m. April 20).

• The resistance movement for shooting on celluloid continues as producer Ryan Zacarias and director/writer/star Michael Tully discuss Shooting Septien on Film (following the 2 p.m. April 21 screening) using Kodak 16mm.

All panels and shows are at Green Hills unless otherwise specified.


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