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workshops & panels.

MASTER CLASS

 

Master Class w/

Director Deon Taylor

Thursday, October 3, 2019

3:30pm-5:00pm

Strange Performing Arts Center 

Recital Hall / Tennessee State University

Join us for this lively session with Deon Taylor, a prolific writer, filmmaker, director and idea generator. Taylor forges his own path, bringing fresh, original content with a unique voice behind it to audiences. 

 

Taylor will impart his knowledge on the business of making a film to students in Film, TV, Music, Theater, and Communications.

 

Taylor recently wrote, directed and produced thrillers The Intruder, Black And Blue, Traffik and Fatale.

*We will have a few seats available to the general public. Please email us at info@ibffnashville.com if you are interested in attending. Seats are first come, first serve.

Limited

Seating

WORKSHOP

Pitching To Win:

A Pitch Tutorial with Squeaky Moore

Friday, October 4, 2019

4:00pm-5:00pm

Watkins College of Art

Small Theater

Learn what the common pitching mistakes are and how to correct them with the  9-point pitching checklist.

 

An intensive workshop designed for the independent filmmakers seeking to pitch their ideas to networks, production companies, investors or talent.

$20

PANEL

 

Creating

Binge-Worthy Content & Securing A Deal

Saturday October 5, 2019

11:30am-12:45pm

Watkins College of Art

Small Theater

One of the most popular measurements that a show is a hit is its “binge-ability”. Today’s culture no longer has to wait to watch their favorite show as the whole season is now available with just a click of the remote. What is the key to creating content worthy of a deal? What are the tools needed to keep viewers locked into your content for hours on end? Join industry executives as they share information on the secret to creating great content and getting a deal.

Panelist:  Corky Kessler, Brett Dismuke, Brandi Payne, Angela Northington, Tracy “Twinkie” ByrdMychael ChinnRuth Paul,

$20

PANEL

 

Technology Game Changers For Content Creators

Friday, October 4, 2019

9:45am-11am

Watkins College of Art

Small Theater

New technologies rise up faster than the speed of light in the Film, TV, Music and streaming industries? But what does that really mean for content creators?  How should content makers use the latest technology to their advantage? Do new technologies translate to an increase in marketability and profitability for creatives?

Join us for this lively session with tech gurus and industry execs on the reality of how tech is changing the game in the industry.

Panelist:  Ingrid Brown, Nathan Thompson,

David White, Fallon Wilson

Sponsored By Codigo LLC

$20

PANEL

The Perfect Score: Creating Powerful Scenes with Music

*Music Makers Series

Friday, October 4, 2019

5:00pm-6:00pm

Johnson Center

Belmont University

Large Theater

Pre-existing and original music, sound effects, instrumentals, orchestral and choral pieces, all drive the mood of your project. The score helps to bring life to your project and connects your work with the audience. Join SAGIndie and top industry composers, music supervisors, and business executives as they present a powerful session on “Creating the Perfect Score”.

Moderated by:  Darrien Gipson

Panelist:  Jabari Ali, Shannon Sanders, Angela Green, Geoff Koch

Sponsored By SAGindie

$20

PANEL

Fast Pitch

Saturday October 5, 2019

1:00pm-2:30pm

Watkins College of Art

You’re on. One panel, one pitch. This is your opportunity to present your project, live and in person to a panel of industry executives from renown production and distribution companies. You will have just a few minutes, so get ready to make a "fast' pitch.

*Please download & complete Registration Form and bring to Pitch Session

$75 per project

PANEL

 

OUR CULTURAL ECONOMY:

A Discussion on the Economic Impact of Black-Founded Businesses and Events on Nashville's Economy

Friday, October 4, 2019

11:30 am-12:45 pm

Watkins College of Art

A Panel Talk with Cultural Curators, Makers, Innovators and Purveyors.  From Arts, Film, Food, and Festivals,  we create experiences for locals and tourist near and far that embody our culture and impact the Nashville economy every day.

 

 

Moderated by: Monchiere' Holmes-Jones, MOJO Marketing + PR

Panelist: Mignon Francois, Founder of The Cupcake CollectionNekasha Pratt, Director of Marketing State of Tennessee Tourism Department;

Ashley Lawal, Founder of Urbaanite.com; Hazel Joyner-Smith, Founder & CEO International Black Film Festival; Marquis Smalls, educator, coach, screenwriter, director, and producer

 

Sponsored by MOJO Marketing + PR

$20

PANEL

 

Crossing from Indie to Commercial Production

Saturday October 5, 2019

9:30am-10:30am

Watkins College of Art

Balcony 

You know how to make your own independent films!  You’ve been the Director, grip, makeup, boom operator and craft services. This panel’s intent is to show you how to crossover and take your skills to commercial production!

Moderated by:  Gisela Moore

Panelist:  Joshua Miller, Peter Kurland, Kamron Kennedy, Dona Spangler, David Steven Smith

Sponsored By Tennessee Entertainment, Music and Film Commission

$20