Workshops

That’s A Wrap!

We have officially concluded our 2018 Summer Workshop Series.  Check back again to see future workshops.

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Past Workshops Include:

Photo of Ali Gusberg

Ali Gusberg | “How To Sell In Hollywood”
Sept 2018 Workshop

Ali Gusberg is a screenwriter in Los Angeles who most recently wrote on the upcoming Amazon Prime series Forever starring Fred Armisen and Maya Rudolph, created by Emmy Award-winning 30 Rock writer Matt Hubbard and Master of None creator Alan Yang. She also sold a TV movie pitch to Hallmark and wrote the script for the upcoming movie and was subsequently hired to write a second movie for the network. She has broad production experience having written, directed, and starred in her short film Couple Friends. Additionally, she has worked on a number of pilots for NBCUniversal that were bought by Fox, NBC, and ABC.

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 that bring 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 an entry fee waiver to the relevant NashFilm competition (relevant competition is stated in the workshop description), which will be emailed after the conclusion of the session.