Music Execs Join TN Film, Entertainment & Music Commission

Some of Music Row’s best known execs have joined the board of the Tennessee Film, Entertainment & Music Commission (TFEMC). Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty announced the board appointments this week:

Mike Curb, founder of Curb Records (Chairman of the TFEMC board)

Jay Frank, most recently Sr. VP of Music Strategy for CMT, and author of FutureHit.DNA

Rod Essig, agent CAA

Rivers Rutherford, hit songwriter/producer

Craig Brewer, Memphis-based director/screenwriter
 (Hustle and Flow, Footloose)

David Porter, Grammy winning songwriter from Memphis (“Soul Man”)

Bruce Shine, mediator and arbitrator

Carey Nelson Burch, TV agent for My Own Shingle

Susan Packard, Co-Founder of HGTV

“This distinguished group of industry professionals brings broad experience and unique perspectives to the board and will help us continue to grow Tennessee’s entertainment industry,” Haslam said. “I’m excited to welcome them, and I appreciate their commitment and willingness to serve as we attempt to expand on the incredible industry talent and infrastructure already in place.”

Ending their time on the board are Scott Borchetta, Ken Levitan, Lynsey McDonald, James Alexander and Dean Deyo.

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