Film, Entertainment & Music

ECD Approves Grant for "Nashville" Production

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 | 01:35 pm
Courtesy of ABC and Lionsgate
Courtesy of ABC and Lionsgate

New ABC Fall Show Begins Pre-Production, Projected to Hire More Than 350 Tennesseans

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD) announced today that it has approved a grant of up to $7.5 million for the “Nashville” television show that will film in Music City and premier on ABC this fall. The reimbursable grant will be based on the production’s actual qualified expenditures made in Tennessee. Qualified expenditures are those incurred in the state for goods or services purchased from a Tennessee vendor or paid to a Tennessee resident in connection with the production.

"42" Begins Production in Chattanooga

Wednesday, June 06, 2012 | 10:46 am

NASHVILLE - Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty visited the set of "42" in Chattanooga on Friday, May 25. The feature film is based on the story of baseball great Jackie Robinson and is written and directed by Academy Award® winner Brian Helgeland. The film stars Chadwick Boseman as Robinson, the heroic African American who was the first man to break the color line in the big leagues and whose uniform number, "42," is the only one to be retired by Major League Baseball. Harrison Ford stars as Dodgers General Manager Branch Rickey, the MLB executive who first signed Robinson to the minors in 1945 before bringing him up to the majors two years later.

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce TFEMC Staff

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 | 01:00 pm
Bob Raines Named Executive Director, Hank Adam Locklin Named
Director of Music and Business Development
 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty announced key appointments today to the Tennessee Film Entertainment and Music Commission (TFEMC). 
 
Bob Raines, who was most recently serving as interim executive director, is now the executive director. Music industry veteran Hank Adam Locklin will fill the newly created role of director of music and business development.