Creator’s Conference Schedule

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Please Note: All Creator’s Conference events & speakers are subject to change

Wednesday,
4/26/2017
Thursday,
4/27/2017
Friday,
4/28/2017
Saturday,
4/29/2017

Wednesday, April 26 2017

 

(4/26) VIP Tent

  • Networking

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    Cocktail Welcome Reception
    Welcome to Nashville! Come enjoy a drink with your fellow filmmakers, screenwriters, musicians, and creators in the NashFilm VIP Tent

(4/26) Other

  • Registration

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    Stop by the NashFilm Box Office to pick up your credentials, located at the Regal Hollywood 27 Cinema, 719 Thompson Lane, Nashville, TN 37204

(4/26) Theater 1

(4/26) Theater 2

  • All Tracks

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    Special Film Screening for Badgeholders only

(4/26) Theater 3

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Please Note: All Creator’s Conference events & speakers are subject to change

Wednesday,
4/26/2017
Thursday,
4/27/2017
Friday,
4/28/2017
Saturday,
4/29/2017

Thursday, April 27, 2017

 

(4/27) Other

  • Registration

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    Stop by the NashFilm Box Office to pick up your credentials, located at the Regal Hollywood 27 Cinema, 719 Thompson Lane, Nashville, TN 37204

  • Networking

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    Break for Lunch Grab a bite to eat at one of the great restaurants nearby!

  • Break

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  • Break

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  • Networking

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    Break for Dinner Grab a bite to eat at one of the great restaurants nearby!

  • Networking

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    Cocktails in VIP Tent Get to know your fellow filmmakers, screenwriters, musicians, and creators over drinks in the NashFilm VIP Tent!

(4/27) Theater 1

  • Film Track

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    How I Got My Start
    Success stories start somewhere. Find out how others have caught their footing.

  • Film Track

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    How To Market Your Film
    Oops, we forgot about marketing! Too often promotion of the film is put on the backburner until the film is ready for market. No more! Discover how to start engaging your audience during production and how to carry that momentum through your premier. - with Melanie Miller, the Executive Vice President at Samuel Goldwyn Films

  • Film Track

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    Conversations with Daisy Hamilton
    Ever wonder what it is like to be a film buyer? How do you begin a career in Film Acquisitions? How do you determine which types of films to distribute, and the best platform to distribute them on? This conversation with Daisy Hamilton aims to answer some of the questions you may have and many more!

  • Film Track

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    Positioning Your Film For Success
    Film buyers are the gatekeepers who can make a deal with you to distribute your film. Understand their experience and what can make your film stand out from the crowd!

(4/27) Theater 2

  • Music Track

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    How I Got My Start
    The music industry is a tough scene, but not without its success stories. Sometimes it just takes a different perspective to get your footing. Dawn Solér, the Senior Vice President, TV Music at ABC Studios will share how she got her start.

  • Music Track

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    Conversations with a Music Supervisor
    Music Supervisors are the gatekeepers to syncing your music in film, TV, video games, and commercials. Discover how the decision makers see musicians and hear music, and how they can be successfully approached.

  • Music Track

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    Songwriting Masterclass
    How to write music that resonates, for the advanced learner.

  • Music Track

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    Creating for Sync
    Syncing is how music gets placed in films, television, trailers, advertising, and video games. “Sync 101” provides the foundation that you need to know to be able to earn royalties from your songs.

  • All Tracks

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    Special Film Screening for Badgeholders only

(4/27) Theater 3

  • Screenplay Track

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    How I Got My Start
    with Babacar Diene, the Vice President, Acquisitions and Development at Voltage Pictures

  • Screenplay Track

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    What Ive learned from Making a Series
    You dont have to learn how to make a successful show the hard way -- not when there is an award winning writer/producer sharing what shes learned through her career and what she wished someone had told her.

  • Screenplay Track

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    I Finished My Screenplay, Now What?
    Your screenplay is finished and ready to be brought to life on screen. Discover how to protect yourself after finishing a spec script and during the initial shopping period.

  • Screenplay Track

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    Dealmaking for Writers
    What to expect when making a deal for you or your work. An overview of screenwriter service deals and option/purchase agreements.

(4/27) Theater 4

  • Film Track

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    The State of Incentives
    with Bob Raines, the Executive Director of the TN Entertainment Commission

  • Film Track

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    Effectively Uplifting:
    The nuances of inspirational film

    Inspirational films showcase triumphs of the human spirit. They instill hope, energize dreams...often while relentlessly tugging at the heart strings. The head of development at Walden Media – a company best known for the NARNIA series, BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA and A DOG’S PURPOSE – Naia Cucukov divulges what makes such films tick and the secrets to making them a success.

Buy Your Badge

Please Note: All Creator’s Conference events & speakers are subject to change

Wednesday,
4/26/2017
Thursday,
4/27/2017
Friday,
4/28/2017
Saturday,
4/29/2017

Friday, April 28, 2017

 

(4/28) Other

  • Networking

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    Break for Lunch Grab a bite to eat at one of the great restaurants nearby!

  • Break

    -

  • Break

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  • Networking

    -

    Break for Dinner Grab a bite to eat at one of the great restaurants nearby!

  • Networking

    -

    Cocktails in VIP Tent Get to know your fellow filmmakers, screenwriters, musicians, and creators over drinks in the NashFilm VIP Tent!

(4/28) Theater 1

  • Film Track

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    How to Package Your Film
    Packaging your film poorly can doom even the best of films. So, dont let your films time in the light be cut short because the veneer didnt resonate with a distributor or fan. Luke Taylor is here to discuss how to make your completed work shine!

  • Film Track

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    Expose Yourself:
    How to Use Social Media to Grow Your Career
    Whether you are a Facebook pro, or are not really sure what Instagram is, you’re sure to learn new techniques to up your social media game when you attend Expose Yourself: How to Use Social Media to Grow Your Career. This seminar offers a wealth of information that will give your career a boost through online social media. Come hear marketing experts Heidi Dean (Backstage Magazine, Marketing4Actors) and Kissy Black (Lotos Nile) provide the latest insight into what makes for a great online presence—one that helps you book that next job, broadens your fan base, and shows off your talent and skills.

  • Film Track

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    What Are We Looking For?
    Film Buyers want to find films to distribute, but they aren’t looking for just any film. This is where you learn what types of films they are currently searching for.

  • Film Track

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    The Making of a Deal
    You are offered a deal for your film or screenplay. But is it a good deal? How do you know? Are you missing something that will cost you your shirt later on? What do you absolutely need to make sure is included in it? Hear from a producer who has successfully done it all, Luke Taylor.

(4/28) Theater 2

  • Music Track

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    Promos and Advertising
    Every commercial has music, and it could be your song being played. This group of music supervisors will share how music gets chosen and synced in commercials.

  • Music Track

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    Songwriting Creative Class
    Here’s a little creative spark to help you write your next hit!

  • Music Track

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    Marketing & Branding Yourself as a Musician
    with Jake Basden, Vice President, Publicity & Corporate Communications at Big Machine Label Group

  • Music Track

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    How to Speak a Composers Language
    A score can make a good film into a great film, setting the tones and heightening the emotion on screen. Learn how to talk the talk of a composer!

  • All Tracks

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    Special Film Screening for Badgeholders only

(4/28) Theater 3

  • Screenplay Track

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    How to Navigate Competitions
    What are the best practices when submitting your script to a competition? What does your screenplay need to shine above the rest? Melissa Lummus, the Competitions Manager over Screenwriting at the Nashville Film Festival, can help.

  • Screenplay Track

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    Screenwriting Creative Class
    Writers block is the bane of every screenwriter. Here is a little something to help you maintain your wellspring of inspiration.

  • Screenplay Track

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    The Art of Transforming Actors into Characters
    Ben Rittenhouse and Michael C. Meyer will transform an actor into a character right before your eyes, demonstrating the same techniques they teach their students at Academy of Make Up Arts. These techniques include character weathering, scarring with 3-D transfers, and hand-laying a beard.

(4/28) Theater 4

  • Film Track

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    Distribution in China
    China is one of the largest markets in the world, yet it struggle to understand and navigate it. This will illuminate the paths and possibilities of distributing your works in China.

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Please Note: All Creator’s Conference events & speakers are subject to change

Wednesday,
4/26/2017
Thursday,
4/27/2017
Friday,
4/28/2017
Saturday,
4/29/2017

Saturday, April 29, 2017

 

(4/29) Theater 1

  • All Tracks

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    Best of Fest Screenings all day
    Titles selected and announced during festival

    no charge to badgeholders

(4/29) Theater 2

  • All Tracks

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    Best of Fest Screenings all day
    Titles selected and announced during festival

    no charge to badgeholders

(4/29) Theater 3

  • All Tracks

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    Best of Fest Screenings all day
    Titles selected and announced during festival

    no charge to badgeholders

(4/29) Theater 4

  • All Tracks

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    Best of Fest Screenings all day
    Titles selected and announced during festival

    no charge to badgeholders

(4/29) Theater 5

  • All Tracks

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    Best of Fest Screenings all day
    Titles selected and announced during festival

    no charge to badgeholders

Buy Your Badge

Please Note: All Creator’s Conference events & speakers are subject to change

Wednesday,
4/26/2017
Thursday,
4/27/2017
Friday,
4/28/2017
Saturday,
4/29/2017

See The Speakers