NaFF Offers Music Panels, Films

Music will be a big part of the Nashville Film Festival, running April 15-22 at the Green Hills Cinema. There are more than 220 films from over 38 countries on the line-up, as well as numerous workshops and panel discussions. Here’s a quick run down of the music events at NaFF. Ticket details here.

PANELS/WORKSHOPS (all take place at Green Hills Cinema – Theater 5)

• Music Supervisors: The ABC’s of Song Placement and Licensing–Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010 2:15 PM
Randall Poster (Fantastic Mr. Fox), Maureen Crowe (The Young Victoria), Susan Jacobs (Little Miss Sunshine), and Greg Sill (In Plain Sight) discuss submitting songs, building relationships, and how technology is changing licensing. Jim Scherer (Whizbang, Inc) will moderate.

• Music Licensing for Filmmakers: Avoiding the Pitfalls–Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010 4:30 PM
Panelists will be Aaron Mercer (Sony/ATV), Melissa Love (Songfinder), Randall Foster (Naxos Records), and Jim Scherer (Whizbang, Inc). Attorney Casey Del Casino will moderate.

• One on One with Carter Burwell–Monday, Apr 19, 2010 7:00 PM
The Mike Curb Career Achievement Award For Film Music will be presented to Carter Burwell. He was recently nominated for a Golden Globe for Where The Wild Things Are and is also the go-to composer for the Coen Brothers, creating classic scores such as Fargo and Miller’s Crossing.

• A Conversation with Shana Feste–Sunday, April18 at 2:00 PM
A chance to meet one of Variety’s “10 directors to watch” and a nominee for the Humanitas Prize for her first feature, The Greatest, which is screening at NaFF. Feste recently wrapped shooting on Love Don’t Let Me Down, filmed in Nashville and starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw.

• Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund–Monday, Apr 19, 2010 2:00 PM
Join local and international industry professionals at an open forum to discuss issues affecting film scoring such as finding work, understanding contracts, union issues, licensing, live scoring and soundtrack albums. Presented by the Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund. Free Admission.



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