Local organization FilmNashville is hosting the first annual Film-Com event in Nashville next year. Running April 13-16 at the Hilton Nashville Downtown, Film-Com is designed to connect filmmakers and their new projects to distribution companies, financial backers, co-production partners, packaging agents and others in the industry. Organizer Andy vanRoon designed this event to help films find partners before they are complete.
Screenings will be held on the 28th floor of the new Pinnacle Tower at the Bass Berry and Sims offices, where 24 of the most marketable films will be shown to industry executives.
VanRoon, who started FilmNashville, also says a special event with the Nashville Symphony is in the works for Film-Com attendees.
Companies scheduled to attend include:
The Weinstein Company
John Hadity, United Atlantic Capital
The Film Department
Nu Image / Millennium
Tom Ortenberg, formerly of Lionsgate and TWC
The Panda Fund [P&A capital]
William Morris Endeavor Global — film packaging
Stone Management — product placement/integration