President and CEO to be honored for her contribution to film community
Beth Curley, president and CEO of Nashville Public Television (NPT), will receive The Nashy Award — given to an individual each year for his or her Outstanding Contributions to the Growth of the Nashville Film Community — at the annual Nashville Film/Television Town Meeting at the Belcourt Theatre on February 19 at 7:00 p.m. Mayor Karl Dean will present the award to Curley. Also scheduled to comment about Curley’s accomplishments are Richard Warren, NPT board chair, and Sally Jo Fifer, president and CEO of The Independent Television Service (ITVS), who is sending a video statement in advance. A reception is to follow.
The Nashville Film/Television Town Meeting, produced by FilmNashville and now in its 10th year, will include representatives from 23 film offices, organizations and schools, all gathering to discuss the state of Nashville’s film community. The event is free and open to the public. For a full list of participating organizations, and for information about FilmNashville and the meeting, please visit FilmNashville.org.
Past Nashy Award recipients include John Cherry, creator of the Ernest movie franchise; Jim Ridley, editor and principal film writer for the Nashville Scene; Coke Sams, writer/producer/director of numerous film and television works; Armanda Costanza, founder of AC Inc, one of the premiere camera equipment houses in the entire USA and launched here in Nashville; and Glen Trew, founder of Trew Audio.