Film, Entertainment & Music

ABC's 'Nashville' filming brings stars and money to Music City

Friday, August 10, 2012 | 03:17 pm
Photo by Brooke Stevens
Photo by Brooke Stevens

Nashville Business Journal by Jamie McGee, Staff Writer

Date: Tuesday, August 7, 2012, 1:49pm CDT - Last Modified: Tuesday, August 7, 2012, 2:05pm CDT

Filming for "Nashville" is now underway at the Music Row Roundabout.

Anyone who drove through the Music Row Roundabout Monday noticed that the "Nashville" series has begun filming. Local filmmakers and entertainment leaders are confident that the show's economic boost will extend well beyond the actors’ paychecks.

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.