That’s a wrap!
We’ve concluded the Summer Workshop Series for this year. Be sure to check out the upcoming 2018 Creator’s Conference!
We’ll kick our Workshop Series off again, after the festival in the summer of 2018.
Past Workshops Include:
Cat Stewart | “How to Write a Break-in Script”
September 2017 Workshop
Cat Stewart works as a reader for several major contests and writes coverage for a number of outlets, including film festivals and production companies. She is currently setting up N-Development, a company that aims to fill the gap that exists between finished and production ready scripts since studios abandoned development some years ago. An alumnus of UCLA and a Writer’s Boot Camp fellow, Cat additionally works as a writer, doing dialog polish, script development, and commissioned work for a number of producers and directors and was a 2016 WriteHer Award nominee for the pilot “Born In Blood” and has several optioned projects in various states of production.
Paul Harrill | “Microbudget Filmmaking”
August 2017 Workshop
Paul Harrill’s films have screened around the world at festivals, museums, and on television. SOMETHING, ANYTHING, Harrill’s microbudget debut feature, was named a New York Times Critics’ Pick and listed as one of the Top 25 Best First Features in IndieWire’s 2015 Year-End Critics’ Poll. Harrill’s other films include the shorts Gina, An Actress, & Age 29, which won the Grand Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking at the Sundance Film Festival and Quick Feet, Soft Hands, a co-production with the Independent Television Service starring Greta Gerwig.
In 2005, Paul founded selfreliantfilm.com to champion personal, regional, and do-it-yourself cinema. His work has been supported by the Sundance Institute, IFP, The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the Aperture Film Grant, among others. Paul lives in Knoxville, where he is the Dee and Jimmy Haslam Professor of Art and Cinema Studies at The University of Tennessee.
Michael McCarthy | “Extreme TV Pilot Workshop”
August 2016 Workshop
Writing credits include SNL, Sesame Street, The Drew Carey Show, Mike & Molly, numerous projects for Comedy Central, and more than two dozen pilots. He currently teaches at iO Chicago and DePaul University, and his former students include Jon Favreau, Tina Fey, Brian Stack, Peter Murietta, Vanessa Bayer, Matt Walsh, Kay Cannon, Travis Bowe, Matt Kuhn, to name a few.
About NashFilm Summer Workshops
Every summer, the Nashville Film Festival is hosting workshops by bringing inspiring filmmakers, screenwriters, VR & 360 film creators and more to Nashville to show you ways to better your craft.
Unless otherwise stated, workshops are 4 hours long, and include a boxed lunch. Also included in the price of admission is a entry fee waiver to the relevant NashFilm competition (relevant competition is stated in the workshop description), which will be emailed out after the conclusion of the session.