NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty today announced board appointments for the Tennessee Film, Entertainment & Music Commission (TFEMC). The TFEMC board represents entertainment industries across the state in music, film and television.
“This distinguished group of industry professionals brings broad experience and unique perspectives to the board and will help us continue to grow Tennessee’s entertainment industry,” Haslam said. “I’m excited to welcome them, and I appreciate their commitment and willingness to serve as we attempt to expand on the incredible industry talent and infrastructure already in place.”
NASHVILLE – The Screen Gems feature film Country Strong opens in theaters nationwide today, January 07, 2011. The project was filmed in Tennessee and stars Oscar-winner Gwyneth Paltrow, country music superstar Tim McGraw, Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl) and Garrett Hedlund (Tron: Legacy, Friday Night Lights).
NASHVILLE - Of the forty-one songs in contention for a nomination for the 83rd Academy Awards® Original Song category, two films shot in Tennessee represent three of those songs. Both projects participated in the Tennessee Film/TV Incentive Program and utilized Tennessee music, facilities and talent. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the potential nominees last week.