Film-Com

Thank yous

Greetings to all those who made Film-Com 2012 possible --

Now that the two-week block of film, television and music related activity has been completed, culminating with the last days of our ally, the Nashville Film Festival, enough energy has been restored to pull together a proper set of thank yous for Film-Com 2012. As most know, Film-Com is powered by partners, sponsors and volunteers -- there are no full-time salaried staff -- everyone has been collaborating to help build our industry and community. The list below will shed light on how many contribute to make Film-Com Week happen. Apologies for taking awhile to compile what is hoped to be a complete list of thank yous -- if there are any thank you oversights, please advise, and we will update.

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MANY THANKS TO:

Our Local, State and U.S. Government Supporters and Non-Profit Allies:

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, for his keynote words of welcome at our New Project Expo at Titans Stadium, and continuing support of Film-Com every year since its kick-off press conference in the autumn of 2009. And special thanks to Matt Wiltshire, Director of Economic and Community Development; Melinda Mofield, Director of Scheduling; Marilyn Edwards, Director of Marketing / Special Events, Mayor's Office.

United States Congressman Marsha Blackburn, for her keynote address at the awards ceremony for Tom Schulman, writer of Dead Poets Society at Montgomery Bell Academy, and for her long-standing support of our film, television and music industries. And special thanks to Rachel Baily, Office of Congressman Blackburn.

Our Friend in the Tennessee Senate
Senator Mark Norris, for his continuous support of the film and and television industry across the state of Tennessee.

Our Friends in the Tennessee House
Representative Harry Tindell and Representative Charles Sargent
, whose support has allowed us to ramp up pragmatic elements to build our industry, infrastructure and community,. And special thanks to Valerie Haines in Representative Tindell's office, for facilitating meetings and information.

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development and Tennessee Film, Entertainment and Music Commission for administering support for Film-Com from the State of Tennessee.

Bob Raines, Executive Director of the Tennessee Film, Entertainment and Music Commission [TFEMC], for words of welcome at our New Project Expo at Titans Stadium, and providing continuous support of Film-Com.

Hank Locklin, Director of Music Business TFEMC, for providing words of welcome at the Film/Television Songwriters Forum at Douglas Corner, and providing continuous support of Film-Com.

Gisela Moore, Project Manager TFEMC, for providing words of welcome to open the television and film business seminars at the Country Music Hall of Fame, and for providing continuous support of Film-Com.

Butch Spyridon, President Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau [NCVB] and Vicki Oglesby, Manager of Administration, NCVB, for providing a base of operations for Film-Com and FilmNashville, and continuous support going back years before Film-Com was launched.

Jennifer Cole, Executive Director Nashville Arts Commission, for her words of welcome at our opening reception at Adams & Reese, and support of Film-Com.

Emmett Edwards, Executive Director Nashville Sports Authority, for facilitating connection to Titans Stadium in order to set up Film-Com's largest event, the New Project Expo -- and for years of support leading up to the creation of Film-Com, itself.

Linn Sitler, Memphis & Shelby County Film Commissioner, for providing words of support and welcome at the executive gathering and sponsoring lunch at the Palm; for bringing a strong Memphis contingent in support of Film-Com; and for being one of the greatest film commissioners in any city, state or country [no overstatement]. And special thanks to Sharon O'Guin, Deputy Director of the Commission for facilitating Memphis partnership in Film-Com.

Distinguished Memphis Guests:
Johnnie Walker, Memphis & Shelby County Music Commissioner
Dr. Susan Murrmann, Board Officer, The Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission
Dean Deyo, President, The Memphis Music Foundation

FuelFilm:Memphis – For rallying Memphis and West Tennessee filmmakers to participate in Film-Com 2012
David Merrell, Film Ronin, Co-Founder FuelFilm
Matt Beickert, TV II Multimedia, Co-Founder FuelFilm
Shelby Elwood, Cobrainey Media Partners

Knoxville Films – For rallying Knoxville and East Tennessee filmmakers to participate in Film-Com 2012
Michael Samstag, PackDog Productions, Founder Knoxville Films

SouthEast Actors Network
Dan O’Callaghan, Chairman SEANET, for gearing up greater participation by actors in our region, including very special guest, actor/songwriter/musical artist, Ms Sherrié Austin

Script-Com
Produced by the Tennessee Screenwriting Association in partnership with Film-Com
Hosted by Watkins College of Art, Design and Film -- Steve Womack, Director Emeritus, The Film School
Bill Middleton, President TSA
Jeff Chase, President FilmNashville, Past President TSA
Pete Kremer, Past President TSA
Bob Giordano, Past President TSA
Allen Carver, Vice President TSA
Rebecca Ford, Corporate Secretary TSA
Jenny Barnes, Treasurer TSA
with veteran screenwriters:
Tom Schulman
Robert Franke
Robert Orr
Will Akers, Vanderbilt University
Special thanks to: Tommy Bernard, Horizon Wine & Spirits, fellow MBA alum and pals with Tom Schulman, who wrote Dead Poets Society based upon his boyhood experiences at Montgomery Bell, inspiring him to write the immortal line: “Make your lives extraordinary…”

Score-Com
Produced by the Nashville Composers Association in partnership with Film-Com
Hosted by Ocean Way Studios -- Pat McMakin, Director of Operations
Geoff Koch, President NCA
NCA board members:
Rolin Mains
Michael Omartian
Scott Hallgren
Alan Brewer
Stacy Widelitz

Our Very Special Institutional Partner:
Nashville Symphony / Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Alan Valentine, President & CEO, who in 2009 understood the vision for Film-Com in less than five minutes and five minutes later proposed collaboration for the annual Music In Film event that has become the highlight of the Film-Com experience for all participants.
Kelly Corcoran, Associate Conductor, for each year working with Robert Swope, Sunrise Entertainment, and musicians to conduct an illuminating clinic on how music is integral to motion pictures, featuring
*Jessica Blackwell, Violin
*Jeremy Williams, Violin
*Judith Ablon, Viola
*Keith Nicholas, Cello
*Elena Bennett, Piano
Jonathan Norris, Blair Bodine and Karen Fairbend for their administrative support in pulling everything together

Our Very Special Corporate Partner:
Grand Avenue Worldwide -- Film-Com's Official Executive Transportation Provider
Carl Haley Jr., President & CEO - who in a single initial meeting the Spring of 2010 immediately saw the potential of Film-Com and enabled wall-to-wall, world-class transportation for all the film and television executives coming to do business in Tennessee. PS - Congratulations to Carl for being recently named as one of the Nashville Post's Entrepreneurs of the Year for 2012
Don England, Vice President, for providing exemplary support in the months prior to and during Film-Com
Janna Landry, Chief Marketing Officer, for providing exemplary logistical support for Film-Com
Erik Lufkin, Transportation Project Manager, for providing exemplary transportation coordination during Film-Com above and beyond expectations
*And countless Grand Avenue drivers who exhibited courtesy, promptness and patience with a rambunctious crowd of film and television executives

Our Very Special VIP Reception Host:
Adams & Reese LLP
Cindy Barnett, Partner
Leslie Norman, Marketing and Development Director
Brooke Ponder, Marketing and Government Relations
Many thanks to all at Adams & Reese for providing an outstanding welcome to the film / television executives, production companies and filmmakers from other states and countries.

Our Very Special Printing Savior, Sponsor and Partner:
BMI – For live-saving support in the last days leading up to Film-Com 2012
David Preston, Director of Writer/Publisher Relations
Penny Everhard, Associate Director of Writer/Publisher Relations
And to Nathan Ostrander and Paul Barnett for printing our Film-Com 2012 Catalog and 600 laminates [whew!]

Our Awesome Host of Official Selection Presentations:
AT&T Tower
Regina Sullivan, Manager – AT&T Tennessee, for having great patience before, during and after the direct presentations of new feature, television and documentary projects to our industry execs
Eddy Seals, Audio-Video Engineer/Manager, for all possible expert help in preparation for and during the project presentation sessions occurring simultaneously in three different rooms over a two-day period

Our Gracious Host for the Film-Com Week Kick-Off Gathering:
Montgomery Bell Academy
Headmaster Brad Gioia, for being Master of Ceremonies to present the Dead Poets Society Award to MBA Alumnus, Tom Schulman, along with Congressman Blackburn; and for much support leading up to and during the ceremony and the gathering afterward for Script-Com, Score-Com and Film-Com participants.

Faith in Film Conference
Our Gracious Host, Nashville City Club - Gina Manlove, Private Events Manager
Mitchell Galin, Epiphany Productions, 2012 FiFC Chairman, for inviting a stellar group of execs and conducting outstanding seminars on Faith in Film
Barry Landis, Founding FiFC Chairman, for launching the Faith in Film Conference in conjunction with Film-Com through the Nashville Faith in Film Breakfast Club
Dan Merrell, CEO Propeller, for promoting the Faith in Film Conference 2012

IN-TUNE Film/TV Songwriters Forum
Our Gracious Host, Douglas Corner
Mervyn Lauque, Owner, and Very Special MC, Ms Jennifer O'Neill
In-Tune organizers, who worked for months to produce an outstanding and memorable evening:
Becka Brown, The Ubervisor, for organizing many of the songwriters and execs who participated in the event
Sharri Morrison, Out of the Bleu Productions, for working with Mervyn on event logistics and providing much support before and during the event
Joe Meador, Grand Entertainment, for bringing the great Ronnie McDowell to the event and performing with him onstage
SESAC – For providing cash support to make the event possible

Very Special Thanks to Friend and Sponsor:
FilmWorkers Club
Susan Hahn - For securing sponsor dollars for the Film-Com execs luncheon at Country Music Hall of Fame, for bringing in execs Kevin Chinoy and Tim Tortura, for moderating the Alternative Financing & Distribution Panel, for facilitating the video loop at the New Project Expo, and for all the general great energy in support of Film-Com.
Adam Little - For editing the video loop at the New Project Expo at Titans Stadium

Very Special Thanks for Atmospherics for our New Project Expo:
Gary Musick Events
Valerie Summers, who provided materials, amenities and empathy to make the NPE at Titans Stadium a functional and memorable event.
Bert Hensley, Producer, for giving us the grand tour of Gary Musick capabilities and cool environmental elements that we hope to use at future Film-Coms

Very Special Thanks to Cash Sponsor
Howard Books
Jonathan Merkh, President, for making our New Project Expo the best possible event.

Special Book Signing Event with Michael Uslan -- "The Boy Who Loved Batman"
Our Gracious Host, The Great Escape -- Gary and Greg Walker [father/son] Owners
Chronicle Books -- Albee Dalbotten
Jim Ridley, Editor Nashville Scene, who conducted a great discussion with Mr. Uslan in front of a packed house of appreciative Batman fans

One-On-One Interview with Keith Emerson
Our Gracious Host, Belmont University
David Graham, Director of Event Services
Susan West, for all her help in coordinating the event
Sarah Cates, Senior Director, Curb College Initiatives
Alan Brewer, CEO New Brew Entertainment, who conducted a very cool interview with the mad scientist Brit leader of supergroup Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Special thanks to: David and Jason Woodward, creators of the documentary, Pictures of An Exhibitionist

Gracious and Awesome Hotel Host:
Hilton Nashville Downtown
Randy Erickson, Director of Sales
Morgan Gomez, Social Catering and Events Manager
Mikia Hegman, Reservation Manager
For handling every detail we could possibly ask for in the most effective, calm and friendly manner imaginable, and making our execs and filmmakers feel welcome to Film-Com and Music City.

Our Most Awesome and Dedicated Travel Agent
Cynthia Kear, Belle Meade Vacations, for booking almost triple the film/TV execs this year that we’ve had last year, while simultaneously handling all the travel for the Nashville Film Festival

Our first-class execs lunch host:
The Palm
Rae Kernn, who needs no title, for her tremendous support this year and last year for Film-Com and all efforts to build our local film and television industry
Paige Dixon, Sales Manager, for setting up an awesome lunch experience for our film/television execs and distinguished guests from Memphis

Titans Stadium
Lorena Hollingsworth, Facility Operations, for months of help and patience in getting ready for our biggest event, the New Project Expo
Michael Reilly, Centerplate guru of edibles, drinkables and facilitation of overall design of the New Project Expo

Local Print Media Coverage:
Raeanne Rubenstein, Dish Magazine
Paul Polycarpou, Nashville Arts Magazine
Annie Johnson, Nashville Business Journal
David Ross, Music Row Magazine
Dan Wunsch, Hollywood & Vine
Rand Bishop, American Songwriter Magazine
Phil Sweetland, New York Times
Chuck Whiting, Music City Arts Update

Film-Com Market Bags
Professional Marketing Services Inc
Julia Gagnon, Director of Production, for accommodating a number of design changes
Film-Com Step & Repeat

Brand Imaging
Jeff Schmid – for always responding quickly at every phase
Julie Stout – for getting the work done ahead of schedule

 

***THE FILM-COM TEAM***

Core Film-Com 2012 Team [in alphabetical order]

Dick Brown, Oak Hill Advisors, Film-Com CFO, FilmNashville Treasurer, for handling all contracts and financial matters of Film-Com in a calm, thorough manner; for facilitating the relationship with our VIP Reception host, Adams & Reese; for providing counsel and connectivity for our support from the state of Tennessee; and for suggesting the Becka Brown get more integrally involved in Film-Com

Carey Nelson Burch, Producer/Manager, My Own Shingle, for operating above and beyond the call of duty on many fronts, including major outreach to industry execs, event logistics, air travel coordination, raising sponsor dollars, bringing Gary Musick energies and materials to the New Project Expo, moderating television seminars on Scripted and Unscripted programming, and being helpful in numerous other ways, while being completely selfless and supportive of all others throughout

Jeff Chase, Screenwriter/Actor, FilmNashville President, Past President TSA, for bridging the relationship between Film-Com and the Tennessee Screenwriting Association toward the creation of Script-Com, for providing support on numerous items – and for driving Film-Com execs around in his black Cobra

Deborah Danker, Danker & Danker Public Relations, for outstanding contributions across the board in securing advance coverage in the print media, bringing television coverage to the event, helping with liquor sponsorships, and in general coordinating major efforts for Film-Com media, including some national press coverage

Brit Doyle, Artsy Lady, for doing an amazing job at managing the extensive preparation for the New Project Expo, working with other Film-Com and stadium staff, and coordinating all filmmakers to set up their equipment at Titans Stadium

Ken Goddard, President FilmNashville Foundation, Executive VP Capital Bank, for doing many things over the last decade to help build FilmNashville and Film-Com to where it is today, up to and including a substantial line of credit that made Film-Com possible from the very beginning

Lynda Evjen, Evjen & Associates and Danker & Danker, for writing press releases, helping in major sponsorship efforts, proposing the Film-Com step & repeat, setting up a team on the front end of Film-Com to transport the step & repeat from location to location, and working with Deborah Danker on a wide variety of PR and logistical issues

Bob Farnsworth, Hummingbird Productions, for providing impetus to make music a more important part of Film-Com, for providing music at the Film-Com kick-off gathering, connecting Film-Com to both Mary Barret [now Farnsworth], our MBA event organizer, and to Ashley Gillum, Film-Com’s official photographer

Mary Barret Farnsworth, for doing a spectacular job at producing the opening night gathering at Montgomery Bell Academy for Film-Com Week, Script-Com and Score-Com, following the ceremony for Tom Schulman and the new Dead Poets Society Theatre at MBA -- and for creating the Film-Com signature drink, The Film Julep

Ashley Gillum, Ashley Gillum Photography, for showing up at all events of all three Film-Coms since the very beginning, and taking images that we have used on current and past websites to build the visibility and profile of Film-Com; and for actually providing our initial introduction to our great partners at Grand Avenue Worldwide

Geoff Koch, Composer and President of the Nashville Composers Association, for bridging the alliance between Film-Com and the NCA to build one of Film-Com Week’s signature events, Score-Com; and for being a stalwart supporter of both Film-Com and parent org FilmNashville

Carolyn McDonald, Writer/Producer, 2011-2012 President of FilmNashville, who facilitated outreach to film/television execs, and built increased energy in the FilmNashville organization during her tenure as President, and as a permanent member of the FilmNashville Executive Committee

Sheila Morris, Morris PR, for securing international press for Film-Com through PRNewswire, including media hits in Denmark, India, Canada, Spain, France, Norway, Singapore, the UK, and 329 press views across the USA – this also includes a 34 page report, with a complete breakdown of views, hits, regions, territories – and for securing coverage for Film-Com and the Tennessee production community in the Locations Magazine issue that will be distributed at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival in May

Ashleigh Prince, Producer, for doing an outstanding job at coordinating logistics at the direct presentations sessions at the AT&T Tower, for introducing Sheila Morris to Film-Com, for coordinating with actor Anthony Zerbe to present a project a Film-Com and be a juror at NaFF, for picking up both the Dead Poets Society Award and the Film-Com step & repeat, for facilitating the article on Film-Com in Nashville Arts Magazine, for helping coordinate the media team, and for being generally supportive of Film-Com in many ways

Mark Serkin, Ionic Films, for providing substantial cash sponsorship to Film-Com at a critical time, for taking great care with key Film-Com execs including Michael Uslan, Diego Martinez and others, and for providing continuous support for Film-Com since the very beginning, including securing Alan Jackson’s former yacht, the 70 foot Lady J, for Film-Com

Robert Swope, Sunrise Entertainment, for producing our film and television business seminars at the Ford Theatre / Country Music Hall of Fame, for negotiating a rate for the Ford Theatre that our young non-profit market could afford, for working with Kelly Corcoran and the Nashville Symphony to produce the outstanding and memorable Music in Film event three years in a row, for securing affordable insurance to cover the multiple events, for always being there to provide anything that Film-Com or FilmNashville need, production-wise, up to and including the gong we used at the New Project Expo

Michealle Vanderpool, Michealle Vanderpool Salon, for creating and managing our first-ever Film-Com market bags, for rounding up numerous items to go into the bags for film and television executives, for originating the idea of daily Film-Com media updates throughout Film-Com Week, for working with Tim Ormond and our media team on posting daily updates, for helping with literally all aspects of Film-Com Week including the direct presentation sessions at AT&T, the Great Escape event with Michael Uslan, the One-On-One session with Keith Emerson at Belmont University, right down to the last couple of very long days and very early mornings handling and setting up the step & repeat at each location when many others, including she, were exhausted

Leonard Wolf, Wolf Music Sound Design, for creating the landmark concept of the Film-Com MP3 player handed out to all visiting film and television execs, which featured Tennessee-created music including selections from the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, songs for film and television by regional songwriters, and samples of film and television score music created by composers of the Nashville Composers Association; for leading Leonard & the Hollywolfs in previous Film-Coms and putting together the band for the New Project Expo this year, which played swingin’ variations on TV and movie theme songs
[Special Thanks to the Hollywolfs: Dave Webb, band leader and bass; Smitty D, drums; Wayne Avers, guitar; Joe Gross, horn; Kelli Cox, keyboards]

Cat Zappa, City Cat Productions, Thomas Nelson Publishing – For providing a key catalyst for the inception of Film-Com more than three years ago by securing the Weinstein Company and other prominent industry executives to participate in Film-Com; for bringing in key feature film execs every year since then; and for helping to build the Faith in Film Conference

Special Volunteer Squad
Tim Arnold, Editor/Filmmaker, for assisting with the direct presentation sessions at AT&T Tower
Michelle Barone, for working with Brit Doyle on the New Project Expo
Hilary Bell, Young Person Productions, for assisting Carey Nelson Burch at various aspects of Film-Com
Martha Bolton, Writer, for providing moral support
Lora Criner, for working with Brit Doyle on the New Project Expo
Hayden Oothout, Ray Stevens Productions, for assisting Film-Com photographer, Ashley Gillum
Jason Payne www.JasonPayne.com - Songwriter/Performer, for graciously providing music at the Montgomery Bell Academy gathering
Stephanie Reeves, Producer, for helping coordinate the direct presentation sessions at AT&T Tower, and for being the Founding President of the Nashville Film/Video Association – which gave birth to FilmNashville and ultimately Film-Com
Tyler Sheldon, for working with Brit Doyle on the New Project Expo
Allie Sultan, Producer, Art Institute of TN – Nashville, for assisting with the direct presentation sessions at AT&T Tower
Sarah West, Photographer, who miraculously appeared at several Film-Com events and took numerous candid shots
Flick Wiltshire, Vintage Flick Productions, for capturing incredible video of the New Project Expo, the Music in Film Event at the Schermerhorn, and for always being ready to provide support above and beyond the call of duty

Our Very Special Aussie Who Came All the Way from Perth, Australia to Volunteer:
Melanie Phillip, aka Mel from Oz, Writer/Producer, for greeting all incoming Film-Com filmmakers at the Hilton Hotel, and having a most buoyant and helpful presence at all aspects of Film-Com

Film-Com 2012 Special Forces
Beth De Voe, Producers Rep / De Voe Consulting, for providing veteran industry wisdom since the inception of Film-Com, and actually participating in the meeting at ASCAP back in 1997 when a Tennessee-based film market for was first proposed
Sherry Costanza, Sherry’s Wheels, Screenwriter, for providing continuous support in a variety of ways over the years
Michael Elley, Lightwave Entertainment - for contributing much needed spiritual support
Hazel Joyner-Smith, Founder & Executive Director, International Black Film Festival Nashville, for being our greatest champion of diversity in film, and for providing critical logistical support in the first years of Film-Com
Amy Morland, Writer/Producer, Past President of the Tennessee Screenwriting Association, for providing critical logistical support in the first years of Film-Com, and providing industry wisdom over the years

Film-Com Special Ops
Tessa Atkins Warren, 2Boy/2Terrier Productions, Past Nashville Film Officer under Mayor Bill Purcell, for setting us up with the Hilton Nashville Downtown and The Palm restaurant, two of our most important partnerships, and for continuing to assist in many ways, whenever asked

Film-Com Webmaster
Tim Ormond, The Webmaster, Writer/Director/Producer/Child Actor [the dark side of Beaver Cleaver], and Godson of Bela Lugosi [yes, the Bela Lugosi] for between 800 to 1000 hours per year of non-stop webwork on both Film-Com and FilmNashville, easily totaling several thousand hours since building the first version of the FilmNashville website in the year 2000; for working on Film-Com since its inception, mornings, afternoons, nights, beyond midnights, over weekends, on e-blasts and constant updating of the Film-Com website, for managing the data on our Withoutabox presence, for designing the currently awesome Film-Com site, and for putting up with constant updates and tweaks at a moment’s notice
With Special Thanks to Tim’s mom and dad, Ron Ormond and June Carr Ormond, Nashville’s first independent filmmaking family, who made films in the 50s, 60s and 70s, booked them into drive-in theatres, and swapped guerilla suits with Ed Wood
Without Tim Ormond, Film-Com would literally not be possible.

And last but certainly not least, our
Industry Execs and Professionals – for generously giving of their valuable time, insights and connectivity to all the creators of feature film, television and documentary projects participating in Film-Com 2012:
Michael Uslan, The Dark Knight Rises, the Batman movie franchise and other works
Dee Haslam, Rivr Media
Rosemary Tarquinio, CBS
Matt Baxt, TruTV
Nikki Levy, Wedgeworks / Fox Pictures
Diego Martinez, Nu Image Millennium
Jennifer Andrews, Lionsgate
Brad Holcman, A&E
Keith Emerson, composer/keyboardist - Emerson, Lake and Palmer
Anthony Zerbe, film and television actor from Cool Hand Luke to Star Trek
Tom Schulman, screenwriter of Dead Poets Society, Medicine Man and other works
Richard Glasser, Director of Music, The Weinstein Company
Aaron Zigman, composer The Notebook, Bridge to Terabithia, John Q and others
Elana Barry. Anonymous Content
Cindy Bond, Mission Films
Chevonne O'Shaughnessy, American Cinema International
Ben Howard, Provident Films
Cecil Stokes, Tent Makers Entertainment
Dan Johnson, The Idea Agency
Maura Dunbar, Odyssey Network
Scott Harris, Brentwood Baptist
Collin Reno, William Morris Endeavor
Joe Carello, AmeriComm Capital Corp
Jason Atkins, Harbinger Media Group
Wesley Legg, Harbinger Media Group
Kevin Chinoy, Freestyle L.A.
Tim Tortora, ASA Management L.A.
Justin Harvey, WNPT
Tom Neff. Founder Documentary Channel
John Crye, Sharp-Crye
Todd Sharp, The Mayhem Group
Tammi Weed, Gospel Music Channel
Daniel Tashian, Songwriter for Film & Television
Aaron Espe, Songwriter for Film & Television
Ronnie McDowell, Songwriter for Film & Television
Jace Everett, Songwriter for Film & Television
Tiffany Arbuckle, Songwriter for Film & Television
Greg Barnhill, Songwriter for Film & Television
Rick Elias, Songwriter for Film & Television
Matt King, Songwriter for Film & Television
Regie Hamm, Songwriter for Film & Television
Jeremy Lister, Songwriter for Film & Television
Chip Murray, The Panda Fund
Lance McAlindon, Front Porch Entertainment
Tim Dobbins, Thomas Nelson
Stuart Goodman, Producer Manhunter and other series
Steve Peros, Writer/Director
Seth Willenson, Willenson Consulting
Roxanne Benjamin, Collective L.A.
Christa Zofcin, River Road
Dan Stutz, Exclusive Media Group
Dan Norem, Ingram Entertainment / Monarch

And to the hundreds of filmmakers, production companies and film-related creatives who participated from around the state, the region, the USA, and countries as far away as Australia, Brazil, Singapore, and Romania to do business in and with the state of Tennessee.

General thanks to all for having patience with the growing pains of a Film-Com Week that is still in expansion mode. We'll try to do better for 2013 and beyond.

For those who have not seen the Film-Com Catalog and other recapping information on Film-Com 2012, please go to www.film-com.com and click on the tab: 2012 OFFICAL RECORD to see the Film-Com Catalog, Press, and some of the comments from filmmakers that are beginning to come in.

Preparations for Film-Com 2013 begin May 26, 2012 -- we have open organizational architecture, so all ideas and support are welcome and most appreciated.

Stay tuned for information on Film-Com 2013 -- April 13-19.

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