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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 31, 2004
Entertainment Executive ALAN BREWER
has been elected as President of the Board of Directors
for THE NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL’s upcoming 36th season.
Nashville, Tennessee -- The Nashville Film Festival has named entertainment executive Alan Brewer to the post of President of its 2004-2005 Board of Directors. Celebrating its 36th season, the Nashville Film Festival has become one of the premiere film festivals in the United States, as the only festival in the U.S. where the winning feature film automatically can qualify for Academy Award consideration. Music and Film Industry veteran Brewer will continue efforts to expand the national cachet of the festival, capitalizing on the festival’s unique ties to the music industry and utilizing his own history as a film and music producer.
ALAN BREWER began producing films for Miramax and Universal Pictures in the mid 1980's, and his music production work ranges from recording soundtracks for films such as Tokyo Pop, The Burning, and B.C. Rock, to working with acts as diverse as classic rocker Pete Townshend, Japanese supergroup Hound Dog, and the upcoming debut album for the all-girl country band Cowboy Crush on Curb-Asylum Records. In addition to his current work as record producer and his post with the Nashville Film Festival, Brewer and his company BME are also completing music supervision duties on an upcoming TV special for Viacom/CMT. BME, with offices in Nashville and Los Angeles, is an integrated entertainment company that encompasses its in-house music publishing and production divisions, as well as a consulting business with music clients such as Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman and hard rock band Slaughter, and film production companies Crystal Lake Entertainment and Mythic Films.
THE NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL is one of the most sought after festivals for burgeoning filmmakers, as one of only 20 U.S. festivals with Academy Award consideration given to the winners of three film categories – Feature, Animation and Short. Enjoying its most successful festival to date in 2004, the NaFF hosted talent such as Lisa Niemi, Patrick Swayze, Rick Schroeder, Emmylou Harris, Tim McGraw and Christine Vachon, screening films from around the world, many of which have gone on to international notoriety. With its unique ability and mandate to bridge the music and film industries, the NaFF presents seminars that bring together master filmmakers, music supervisors and executives from Los Angeles, and Nashville’s talent pool of songwriters, composers, actors and directors. Past attendees include Olympia Dukakis, Matthew McConaughey, Lily Tomlin, Oprah Winfrey, Andrew Mason and John Waters, while its prestigious Freedom in Film Award (given in conjunction with the First Amendment Center) has been presented to such honorees as Robert Redford, Susan Sarandon and Harry Belafonte.
For additional information:
on Alan Brewer - www.BMEmusic.com
on the Nashville Film Festival - www.NashvilleFilmFestival.org
Mason Cooper • 818.470.1018 • firstname.lastname@example.org
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