2019 Nashville Conference Schedule

Tuesday, November 12

8-10 PM Ice Cream Social / CAN Opener  (Conference Area Foyer)  

Wednesday, November 13

9:00-5:00  Registration (Conference Area Foyer)
9:00am Prayer (Williamson)
10:00am Film Screening + Q&A (Salon 1-4)
             
12:00pm (Lunch is on your own)

1:30pm Film Screening + Q&A (Salon 1-4)
The Least of These with Aneesh Daniels
            

3:30pm Newcomer’s Meeting (Salon 1-4)
             Insider information for first-timers. 

4:15pm Group Introductions (Salon 1-4)
             Meet everyone in 30 seconds!

6:15pm Dinner with Janet Perez Eckles (Salon 5)
             
8:30pm Popcorn Movie Night (Salon 1-4)
             Members and attendees show 5 minutes of current projects. Limited slots available.           

Thursday, November 14

7:45am Prayer (Williamson)

8:30am Worship with Meredith Andrews. Jeremy Cowart shares his story of "I'm Possible" (Salon 1-4)
             
9:30am Coffee and Networking 
             
10:00am Seminars: Located in Salon 1 - 4, Mustang/Quarter/Palomino, Franklin, Williamson

Kevin Downes: “Pain, Perseverance, Perspective: Why do we do this?

Bob Elder
Jacob Kindberg: "Real. Moving. Stories: Bringing a narrative approach to documentary filmmaking"

Documentary films are more popular than ever and an incredible tool for spreading the Gospel and changing hearts and minds. But how do you make engaging documentary films that cut through the noise and cut to the soul? By harnessing the inherent power of non-fiction stories and coupling it with narrative storytelling. In this seminar, we will walk through the process from pre-production to post, talk about what makes non-fiction storytelling so effective, and discuss how we can bring a narrative approach to our documentary projects.


Bob Saenz, Kathy Ide, Angela Breidenbach, Catherine Clinch: Speaking the Same Lingo: How to Understand Differences in Pitching to Publishers vs Filmmakers and Distributors

12:00pm Lunch with Kevin Downes (Salon 5)

1:45pm Special session for those involved in the pitch-a-thons (Williamson)

Catherine Clinch: PITCHING LIKE THE PROS :: Learn the tricks that Hollywood screenwriters use to tell and sell their stories to the producers, studios and networks that can get their projects made and delivered to a screen near you. More important…learn how to avoid the mistakes that can sink your project and get you put on anybody’s “life’s too short” list. " 

2:30pm Roundtable Networking - share your story, meet new people (Salon 1-4)

5:00pm Night out together (location TBA)!

Friday, November 15

7:45am Prayer (Williamson)

8:30am Worship with Meredith AndrewsJeremy Cowart shares about the Purpose Hotel (Salon 1-4)

9:30am Coffee and Networking

10:00am Seminars:  Located in Salon 1 - 4, Mustang/Quarter/Palomino, Franklin, Williamson

Mark Fincannon

Travis Mann: Entertainment Law 101 – What a Producer Needs to Know :: Everything a Writer or Producer Should Know About Motion Picture Development.  Discuss the most common legal issues faced by writers and producers in the motion picture industry, including intellectual property and copyright issues, option and attachment agreements, life story rights issues, shopping agreements, producing deals, writing agreements, confidentiality and non-circumvent provisions, financing arrangements, and distribution pitfalls.

Bob Saenz and Kathy Ide:  "Novelization: Book-to-Screen/Screen-to-Book"  :: Writing a screenplay and writing a novel have some similarities. Both must be active, not passive. Dialogue needs to be realistic but not real, using subtext. No blatant author exposition. Overall story structure is similar, with setups and pay-offs, building to a climax followed by a resolution. Some story concepts work better for screenplays or novels; some work well for both. And yet, these two types of writing are very different disciplines. This session will address the differences between these two types of writing, including formatting, terminology, treatments/proposals, cinematic vs. literary transitions, and more.

Linda Goldfarb, Anita Agers Brooks, Karen Whiting: "The Science of Personalities" :: Includes understanding personality types, marketing movies and books to personality types, and different personality types in business relationships. Coaches will be available throughout the conference one-on-one. Taught by certified personality coaches 

12:00pm Lunch with Wouter Van Der Torn
             Brief Business Meeting
             
2:00pm

(Salon 1-4) Director’s Cut of "Russ Taff: I Still Believe". Q&A to follow with Russ and Tori Taff, and Director Rick Altizer 

(Franklin / Willamson) Distributors Pitchathon

Sign up for the chance to pitch one-on-one to at least two distributors of your choice – just you and the distributor. There’s no additional cost to pitch your project here! You choose the companies taking pitches that you feel are best suited for your project. Sign-ups for pitching slots of the distributor of your choice are at registration and are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Confirmed Distributors receiving pitches (additional still being confirmed): 
Provident Films
Pure Flix Entertainment
Collide Media
Vision Video
Ocean Avenue
Giving Company
Parables TV
Skipstone Pictures
Cobalt Pictures            

6:00pm Dinner with Dan Rupple (Salon 5)             

8:30pm Popcorn Movie Night (Salon 1-4)
             Members and attendees show 5 minutes of current projects. Limited slots available. 

10:30pm Screening: Sleeper Agent with Brad Mix, Leland Klassen, and Nathan Blair (Salon 1-4)

Saturday, November 16

7:45am Prayer (Williamson)
8:30am Worship with Meredith AndrewsDevotions with Mark Fincannon and Meredith Andrews (Salon 1-4)
            
9:30am Coffee and Networking
10:00am Seminars: Located in Salon 1 - 4, Mustang/Quarter/Palomino, Franklin, Williamson

Aneesh Daniels :: The Least of These: An In-and-out of Production - A case study 

Beverly Holloway

Catherine Clinch: The Secrets of Storytelling in a Multi-Platform World :: Welcome to the 21st century! Movies and television have undergone massive transformation in the past decade and the rate of change is accelerating rapidly. Structure, length, format, tone of voice, character requirements and production realities are all puzzle pieces that have to fit into the specific requirements of the platform where they will be viewed. Find out what you need to know about the different ways you can successfully tell your story to an assortment of audiences.

Linda Kozar / Angie Breidenbach: Creators as Marketers :: Modern creators aren't just creating anymore. We create in multiple genres. We write screenplays, books, radio scripts... We market our products and our brand. Successful creators are techno-savvy. Creators of podcasts, videos, memes, ads, ad campaigns and much more, we must learn and embrace technologies and platforms, expand our knowledge of communication, and explore new ways of reaching different audiences. But why do some of us hesitate to be that "Jack or Jill of All Trades" when it comes to marketing? Granted, learning new technologies is an uphill climb, but if we don't we will never make it up that hill.

 

12:00pm Lunch with Bob Elder  (Salon 5)

2:00pm

(Salon 1-4) Film Screening + Q&A

(Franklin / Willamson) Publishers Pitchathon

Sign up for the chance to pitch one-on-one to at least two publishers of your choice – just you and the publisher. There’s no additional cost to pitch your project here! You choose the companies taking pitches that you feel are best suited for your project. Sign-ups for pitching slots of the publisher of your choice are at registration and are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Confirmed Publishers receiving pitches TBA.

            
6:30pm ICVM Crown Awards Banquet with host Michael Joiner