Music Events at Nashville Screenwriters Conference

screenThe Nashville Screenwriters Conference returns to the Union Station Hotel this weekend, running May 31 to June 2, 2013. The successful, open-to-the-public conference brings Hollywood’s top writers, producers, directors, actors and studio executives together with aspiring screenwriters, songwriters and those interested in film, TV and music the opportunity to network and learn.

Anastasia Brown’s popular Music In the Movies Luncheon and Panel is part of the conference, and is scheduled for Saturday, June 1, from 12 to 2 p.m. at the Country Music Hall of Fame. Separate registration is required. Brown, of Format Entertainment, has worked on films including It’s Complicated, Footloose, August Rush and Taken. The panel will feature top music supervisors Manish Raval, Julia Michels, Alicen Schneider, Madonna Wade-Reed, Dawn Soler and Amy Dunning offering advice for songwriters, composers, artists and publishers hoping to tap into the world of song placement in television and film.

Carnival Music is sponsoring the Silverscreen Event, which also requires a separate ticket. The all-star songwriter concert is set for Saturday, 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. at The Bridge Building on the Cumberland River pedestrian bridge.

Actress and writer Doris Roberts (best known as “Marie” from Everybody Loves Raymond) will help kick off the conference. She and actor/writer Fred Willard will be doing a special panel called, “The Four “Cs” of Comedy: Creativity, Communication, Compassion, and Champagne. When All Else Fails, Use the Last One.”

Other highlights of this year’s conference will include the “Nuts & Bolts” writing panel with the creator of the show Weeds.

For more information, the full schedule, or to purchase tickets visit


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