Oct. 22 - FuelFilm:Memphis workshop with David Bennett
Former State Film Commissioner David Bennett will share the bounty of his experience with FuelFilm:Memphis’ guests at the upcoming workshop, “Making Your Package”, Saturday, October 22 from 1-4 pm at Emerge Memphis, 516 Tennessee St., Memphis, TN.
The Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission is sponsoring the event being put on by the nonprofit FuelFilm:Memphis.
The workshop will take filmmakers through the rigors of assembling a business plan to present to prospective investors.
As Tennessee Film, Entertainment, and Music Commissioner under former Governor Phil Bredesen, Bennett was responsible for bringing feature films to all of Tennessee, including the Mid-South. He is also a past governor of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, MidSouth Chapter, and is currently chairman of its “Rising Star” Award. Since leaving the governor’s office, Bennett and his associated companies (including Altura Productions and Freewill Films) have created and produced independent and documentary films and music programming for the big and small screen.
FuelFilm was founded in 2009 for educating and empowering filmmakers in the MidSouth and is approaching the end of their second year agenda of workshops, lectures, panel discussions, and hands-on film projects. Attendees this year have learned the basics of filmmaking, including: elements of screenwriting, creating a short film, pitching story ideas, writing a synopsis of a project, and casting crew and actors. This final piece of the puzzle is intended to turn the creative minds toward the “business” of filmmaking.
FuelFilm:Memphis is grateful for the continuing support of the Memphis & Shelby County Film Commission and the tireless work of Commissioner Linn Sitler. We appreciate the sponsorship of the Memphis Economic Development, and The Peabody Hotel. We remain perpetually indebted to our “parent” organization, LaunchMemphis; together, we are growing filmmaking as the “business” of entertainment in the MidSouth!
You don’t have to be a filmmaker to benefit from this workshop. For the $10 entry fee, you can learn from industry professionals, make new contacts, connect with local filmmakers on current and upcoming projects, and walk away with a feasible business plan. (Register in advance on EventBrite, or pay at the door. NOTE: a limited number of discounted student tickets are available, with student ID.) Don’t miss David Bennett’s lecture and workshop, “Making Your Package.”