First-ever Film + Music Conference comes to Fort Worth Sept. 29-30

Hundreds of filmmakers and creatives will gather at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center on September 29-30 for the first-ever Film + Music Conference. Created by Musicbed and Filmsupply to bring the film community together for inspiration, education, and live music, the conference will feature a roster of celebrated speakers that include some of the top names in filmmaking and storytelling. (PRNewsfoto/Musicbed)

Fort Worth-based Musicbed and Filmsupply have come together to create the first-ever Film + Music Conference.

According to a news release, the conference aims to bring the “film community together for inspiration, education and live music in Fort Worth.” The event will take place Sept. 29-30 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, with registration and a kickoff party at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28 and an after party at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30.

“The foundation of Film + Music Conference is community, because we believe great ideas are born when people come together,” said Daniel McCarthy, founder and CEO of both Musicbed and Filmsupply, in the release. “We want to inspire, educate, and challenge each attendee to not only push their own creative boundaries but the boundaries of the entire film industry.”

Tickets purchased before Sept. 1 will be available for $499 and after Sept. 1 will be available for $599. For group or student discounts, interested patrons are encouraged to email

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Keynote speakers at the event will include:

Cinematographer Shane Hurlbut

National Geographic Global Creative Director Andy Baker

NPR Radiolab Producer and Host Jad Abumrad

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Representatives from studio Pulse Films

Director Ryan Booth

Representatives from production company Neighborhood Film Co.

Writer, director and NYU Professor Reinaldo Green

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And commercial-directing duo Mindcastle

In addition to the keynotes, there will be more speakers, three breakout sessions and six concerts. The website invites attendees to gain a deeper understanding of clients, cinematography, producing, storytelling and directing.

The breakout sessions include:

A lighting workshop with Laura Merians

A discussion with the Variable production team on adapting to change

And an in-depth look at directing actors with Adrienne Weiss

The concerts include:

Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors

Chad Lawson

Sharon Irving

Penny and Sparrow

The Rival

And one yet-to-be-announced performer, according to the release. 

Musicbed is a full service licensing platform based in Fort Worth. The company provides a curated selection of songs to filmmakers for use in media projects.

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