Film-Com Focuses on Tennessee Film and TV Business Model

Nashville will host Film-Com Week, April 14-20, preceding the 2012 Nashville Film Festival. The event affords Tennessee film and TV makers the opportunity to establish relationships with financing, distribution and potential co-production with potential worldwide partners.

Many Nashville locations will host events including the New Project Expo at Titans Stadium; Faith in Film Conference at Nashville City Club. Additional seminars and events will be held at the Country Music Hall of Fame’s Ford Theatre, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, AT&T Tower, Ocean Way Studios, Watkins Film School and Belmont University.

Participants will include national and international film and television executives, financiers, distributors, production companies, film/TV music industry execs, screenwriters, agents, and filmmakers. Mayor Karl Dean and U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn are two of the keynote speakers during the week.

The FILM-COM Financing & Distribution Market segment held April 17-20, is set to welcome more than 100 participants.

“The core focus of Film-Com is commerce,” says Chairman Andy van Roon. “We are working hard to build a pragmatic business market. In 2009 we began developing a supplemental model to generate more film and television activity in Tennessee. We intend to do this for serious properties with bona fide business plans and marketable elements from modest budget to $15 million range, which would enable both employment opportunities for Tennessee production personnel and revenues for Tennessee-based film/television infrastructure.”

Film-Com’s partners include the Memphis Film Commission, Fuel Films, and Knoxville Films, working with the mid-state’s FilmNashville and approximately sixty film, television and music industry professionals working in Tennessee.

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