NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Established in 2009, Film-Com is set to kick-off its 3rd Annual Film-Com Market set for April 14 – 20, 2012 in Nashville, TN. Film-Com (www.film-com.com) is an annual packaging, financing and distribution market which connects creators of film, television and documentary projects to equity capital, domestic and foreign distribution, P&A capital, banks, gap financing, co-production partners, packaging agents, product integration specialists and any entities related to the success of getting a film made and to market. The announcement was made today by Andy van Roon, founder and chairman of Film-Com.
"Film-Com focuses on feature films, television projects and documentaries primarily in the packaging phase. The intent is not to become a market like the Marche du Film or AFM for selling completed product, but on triangulating financiers, distribution and production entities to complete packaging and funding of new properties," commented van Roon. "Film-Com has developed significant connectivity to Eastern U.S. equity capital, in part because of the already established multi-billion dollar music industry in the environment. These equity sources can be applied to both production capitalization and P&A funding of projects to be distributed to international markets."
This year's Film-Com's participants include executives from The Weinstein Company, Wedgeworks / Fox Features, Exclusive Media Group, Lionsgate, CBS, A&E, TruTV, E! Entertainment, Nu Image / Millennium, Odyssey Network, Mission Films, Provident Films, Freestyle L.A., River Road Productions, and notables such as Michael Uslan, Exec Producer of Dark Knight Rises; Tom Schulman, writer of Dead Poets Society, Keith Emerson of supergroup Emerson, Lake & Palmer, among many others.
Special features of Film-Com Week include a New Project Expo, Faith in Film Conference, Score-Com for film/TV composers, Script-Com for screenwriters, Film/TV Songwriters Forum, film and television business seminars, and a very unique Music in Film event at the Nashville Symphony's Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
Major expansions this year include ramping up to sixty new projects to be presented in private sessions to financiers, film and television executives, as well as the New Project Expo at Titans Stadium, set to feature over 100 exhibits of new projects from around the U.S. and international markets.