Shoot & Splice: What It Means To Be A Producer

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Indie Memphis says
Crosstown Arts & Indie Memphis announce the return of Shoot & Splice Tuesday April 7th! Ever wonder what it takes to produce an independent film or commercial project? Have you ever asked yourself what a Producer even does?! Film Producers raise money for projects, hire directors, DP’s, actors and editors, manage schedules, find distributors, massage egos and everything in between. Come to Crosstown Arts Tuesday April 7th to hear three of the most talented Producers in Memphis, WAHEED ALQAWASMI, LAURA JEAN HOCKING & RYAN WATT, trade tales and throw tips on steering the ship. Networking @ 6:30 pm, Panel Discussion @ 7:15 pm. 430 N. Cleveland Street Memphis, Tennessee 38104

A huge thanks to Brighid Wheeler for organizing the panel!

PANELIST BIOS

WAHEED ALQAWASMI:started his career as a producer and film maker in high school, where he garnered a number of awards including the first National Student Emmy Awards at the age of 15. Waheed's work includes Home Town Glory and Scorned. Waheed produced and directed a variety of music videos for artists such as Taylor Swift, The Band Perry, The Delta Saints, as well as TV commercials and web content for GoDaddy and Google. His most recent project includes a one-hour TV special titled Outnumbered Hunger, which is fronted by Reba McEntire to raise awareness about the hunger issues facing the United States.

LAURA JEAN HOCKING: is a Memphis filmmaker best known for producing Indie Memphis award winners ANTENNA and AUTOMUSIK CAN DO NO WRONG as well the popular feature EAT with her husband C. Scott McCoy and Oddly Buoyant Productions. She is currently editing and associate producing BAD, BAD MEN for Old School Pictures.

RYAN WATT is a media producer and marketing consultant as Director of Development at New School Media, Inc. He has produced numerous independent feature films plus shorts, music and web videos. His feature productions include Pilgrim Song, Forty Years From Yesterday, Open Five, The Romance of Loneliness and Daylight Fades. Ryan is a board member of the Indie Memphis film festival and an alumnus of the Venice Biennale Cinema program.
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