Music City provides the perfect setting for the eleventh annual Nashville Screenwriters Conference (NSC) to be held May 29-31 at the historic Union Station Hotel downtown.
It’s no surprise with the event being held in Music City that the Music in the Movies luncheon is expected to be one of the most anticipated panels. Scheduled for Saturday, May 30, at 12:00 p.m. at the Country Music Hall of Fame’s Ford Theatre, the luncheon will feature advice from top music supervisors for songwriters, composers, artists and publishers hoping to tap into the world of song placement in television and film.
The panel will be hosted by 821 Entertainment Group President, Anastasia Brown (“Billy: The Early Years,” “August Rush”and “Taken”) and will feature opportunities for individuals to submit music for placement in upcoming projects.
“Film and television are joining radio in successfully launching and building music careers,” says Brown. “Nashville has such an abundance of talent and this panel will further educate us all on how to get the music heard.”
Joining Brown, will be Music Supervisor, Julia Michels ("Marley and Me," "Sex and the City: The Movie" and "The Devil Wears Prada"), Music Supervisor, Julianne Jordan ("Hotel for Dogs," "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" and "Fools Gold"), Music Supervisor, Dana Sano ("Two Lovers," "Dan in Real Life" and "Shoot 'Em Up"), NBC Vice President of Music Creative Services, Alicen Catron Schneider ("Heroes, "Trauma" and "Caprica"), Music Supervisor, Darren Higman ("Shark Tale," "Two Weeks Notice" and "State of the Union") and music journalist/critic, Phil Gallo.
“I have been a panelist for a few years and I’m participating again this year because of the talent in Music City. Nashville’s creative community is home to some of the best songwriters, and I truly expect to find great songs for my projects,” says Michels.
Tickets to the luncheon are limited and are available a la carte for $40 at www.nashscreen.com.
In addition to the Music in the Movies panel, NSC will also feature an advanced screening of the film “I Love You Phillip Morris” starring Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor, based on the non-fiction book by Steve McVicker, written and directed by John Requa and Glenn Ficarra (“Bad Santa”). Buzz surrounding the film has been building since this year’s Sundance Film Festival. In addition to Sundance, the movie will be shown at Cannes, making this only the third screening of the film.
The screening will take place on Friday, May 29, at 5:30 p.m. at the Belcourt Theatre. McVicker, Requa, and Ficarra will be joined by producer Far Shariat for the panel “Adapting a Non-fiction Book” during the conference. (Note: this film is rated “R”)
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The eleventh annual NSC features Hollywood’s top writers and executives, providing aspiring screenwriters and individuals interested in film and TV the opportunity to learn, network and explore the vast professional endeavors within these industries. Credits for 2009 panelists include NBC's "Life," "Scary Movie 3," "Scary Movie 4," "Bug," "Clash of the Titans," "Aeon Flux," "Crazy/Beautiful," "Wanted," "3:10 to Yuma," "2 Fast, 2 Furious," "Finding Neverland," "Quantum of Solace," "Little Miss Sunshine," "Babel," "Juno," "Gladiator," "Amistad," "Citizen Cohn," "Lion King," "Beauty and the Beast," "Shrek," the "Pirates of the Caribbean" trilogy, "The Mask of Zorro," "Marley and Me," "Sex and the City: The Movie," "The Devil Wears Prada," "Twilight" among others.
For the latest information, a complete schedule of panels, or to purchase tickets, visit www.nashscreen.com. Register before May 28 to take advantage of discounted registration fees.