The Cherokee Office of Economic Development, along with presenting sponsor YANMAR EVO//Center, is proud to host the first-ever Cherokee Film Summit.
The Cherokee Film Summit is designed to cultivate our film community by bringing business partners, film industry professionals, and local creatives together to create meaningful connections.
The event will be held at the YANMAR EVO//Center in Southwest Cherokee on January 24th. Doors open at 5 pm for networking and heavy hors-d'oeuvres. This power-packed event will feature networking, break-out sessions, speakers, and panels as we showcase successes and opportunities for the film industry. All sessions will wrap at 10 pm.
Featured Panelists and Instructors include:
These Storyteller/Strategists know that telling your story through film will connect with an audience far more than traditional advertising or statistics. Hear about the incredible benefit of businesses and non-profits using story to drive results and cultivate strong relationships.
Gerald Griffith, Executive Producer of the world's largest gather of voice-talent, VO Atlanta, will lead a session on creating an authentic pitch and five keys to moving your ideas forward. https://voiceovercity.com
Director of multiple films and music videos (including Champion which was almost entirely filmed in Cherokee County), in a conversation about launching a faith-based film career and filming Champion in his home community.
Ozark Production Team
OZARK's award-winning locations team Wes Hagan (Production Manager), and Kevin Dowling (Key Assistant Location Manager) on choosing to film the hit Netflix series in Cherokee, and the importance of the fluid partnership between the community and this dynamic film team.
Producers/Programming Developers of Cantley Productions, bring a session for aspiring filmmakers and marketers on how to evaluate media-worthy ideas, create national-level projects that receive global attention, and a wrap-up Q&A session designed to hone your pitch for projects on which you are currently working.
Cheryl McKay Price (Screenwriter)
Screenwriter for over 60 films including Indivisible, in a conversation about the how-to's of screenwriting for Hollywood while living and creating personal
projects from Cherokee.
For tickets, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cherokee-film-summit-tickets-53186718908.