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Nashville Film Festival Presented by Nissan Announces Music Placement in Media Panels


The Nashville Film Festival (NaFF) is pleased to announce the Music Placement in Media panels series during the 46th Annual Nashville Film Festival. These in-depth panels take you inside the music opportunities in film, TV, ads, trailers and games. Seating is limited with each panel expected to sell out.
“This year’s Music Placement in Media events feature the largest group of music supervisors we’ve ever hosted and cover the broadest range of topics we’ve ever presented,” said Jim Scherer, president of Whizbang, Inc., Nashville Film Festival board member and music committee chair. “Anyone with an interest in getting music placed in films, television, advertising, trailers and video games will hear experts from each of those fields share the latest information on how they are finding and using music.”
Shoot and Score: Music in Video Games
Wednesday, April 22 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. • Ticket price: $15
Grand Victor Sound (Historic RCA Studio A), 30 Music Square West, Suite 100, Nashville, 37203 Panelist: Steve Schnur (EA) • Moderator: Jim Scherer (Whizbang)
The video game industry is exploding - on screen and at the register. Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive and President of EA Music Group, directs all things music at Electronics Arts: EA Games, one of the game industry’s most successful companies. Steve will take you through how music is found for games, what music is trending, and the world of scoring in the video game industry.
Music Makes Movies: Song Placement in 2015
Thursday, April 23 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. • Ticket price: $15
Warner Bros. Records, 20 Music Square East, Nashville, TN 37203
Panelists: John Houlihan (Houlihan Film Music), Oliver Hild (NBC), Paul Logan (CMT), Anastasia Brown (Format Ent.)
Moderator: Randall Foster (ole)
Music makes movies - and TV. Top music supervisors in these worlds share trends in how they’re finding music, what’s working, and how you can be a part of it.
Bands and Brands: Generating Dollars and Exposure for Music in the Ad World
Thursday, April 23 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. • Ticket price: $15
Warner Bros. Records, 20 Music Square East, Nashville, TN 37203
Panelists: Jessica Dierauer (Able Baker), Aaron Mercer (Wool & Tusk), Patrick Buchanan (Ignition), Craig Currier (Peer Music)
Moderator: Jim Scherer (Whizbang)
Leading music supervisors, music producers and branding specialists give you an inside look at how music being used in ads and trailers are generating income and exposure for your music.
Beyond The Sync Fee
Friday, April 24 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. • Ticket price: $15
ASCAP, 2 Music Square West, Nashville, TN 37203
Panelists: Craig Currier (Peer), Shelby Kennedy (TuneCore), Charles Alexander (Outside The Box Music) • Moderator: Devon DeVries (Big Yellow Dog)
There are more dollars to be earned than just the sync fee for that music placement in a film or TV show. These experts lay out the opportunities for income beyond the sync fee and tips on how you can get it.
Panelists for this year include:
Jessica Dierauer, Able Baker – A music producer in New York for brands such as Google, Gap, IBM, Lincoln Motors, Dell, Land Rover, ESPN and more.
Oliver Hild, NBC – A music supervisor for NBC shows and promos, including Suits, Royal Pains, Satisfaction, Grimm, and Defiance.
John Houlihan, Houlihan Film Music – A music supervisor for more than 75 films including The Book of Life, John Wick, Training Day, Let’s Be Cops, and the upcoming Jake Gyllenhal/Forest Whittaker film, Southpaw. President, Guild of Music Supervisors.
Patrick Buchannan, Ignition Creative – Buchannan has supervised music for promos for HBO, Netflix, Amazon, film and TV campaigns forInterstellarThe HobbitSlow WestThe LoftPanThe HelpThe Perks of Being a WallflowerAmerican Hustleand the Transformers franchise, and video games the Assassin's Creed and Call of Duty series.
Jennifer Smuckler, Lionsgate Television – A music executive at Lionsgate Television. Lionsgate shows include Mad Men, Orange Is The New Black, The Royals, Nurse Jackie, Houdini mini-series, and Boss.
Aaron Mercer, Wool & Tusk – Manages music and artist partnerships with brands including Samsung, BMW, the SEC Network, Nationwide Insurance, Craftsman, Oreo, Kenneth Cole, T-Mobile, the New York Times, and the Smithsonian.
Anastasia Brown, Format Ent. – A music supervisor forHot Pursuit (MGM/WB), The Shack (Lionsgate), The Americans (FX,) Footloose (Paramount), August Rush (Warner Bros.), It’s Complicated (Universal Pictures), Taken (Sci-Fi,) The Darkest Hour (Regency) and more.
Robert Jordan, Fox Sports – A music supervisor for Fox Sports original programming and promos.
Steve Schnur, Electronic Arts – Worldwide Executive and President of EA Music Group, responsible for the pursuit, creation and continuous development of the global vision for music in all EA games.
Paul Logan – Logan is spearheading the new music supervision initiative at CMT, implementing featured music placements for the network's original programming using his experience at MTV and VH1.
Nashville Film Festival (NaFF), April 16 – 25, 2015, presented by Nissan North America, brings the world to Nashville in a 10-day celebration of film. NaFF honors the diversity of the human vision by curating varied program segments and partnering with nearly 100 community organizations. Founded in 1969 by Mary Jane Coleman, it is one of the oldest film festivals in the U.S.  Each year NaFF attracts hundreds of filmmakers, actors, screenwriters, musicians, industry insiders, world media and over 40,000 film fans to celebrate with over 250 films from over 50 countries. A team of 500 volunteers make NaFF happen. As an Academy Award Qualifying Event, NaFF garners notice from the Associated Press, The New York Times, The Wall Street JournalMovieMaker Magazine, IndieWire, Variety, Billboard, New York and Script Magazine.