How Writer/Director Giordano Made a Movie – and a Dream – Come True

On Friday, June 21, there will be a screening of Bram Stoker’s Dracula with screenwriter James V. Hart at Full Moon Cineplex in Hermitage, followed by Hart’s master class headlining the day-long Script-Com symposium on Saturday, June 22, at Lipscomb University. To attend both, plus receive a year-long membership in the Tennessee Screenwriting Association, the cost is $50. An optional mix-and-mingle buffet for Friday’s screening Continue reading

Script-Com Can Help Build a Career, Writer Giordano Says

You’ve got an idea and want to write a movie — now what? The first step to becoming a professional screenwriter is understanding how the business works. And one place to get started is by attending the 2019 Script-Com Screenwriting Symposium, says Bob Giordano, one of the speakers at the June 22 event at Lipscomb University’s Shamblin Theater.   Giordano is the Nashville-based writer and Continue reading

Tennessee Screenwriting Association welcomes Hart to Script-Com

Tennessee Screenwriting Association June 10, 2019, For IMMEDIATE RELEASE Script-Com Welcomes ‘Dracula’ Screenwriter Hart on June 21-22 Screenwriter James V. Hart will headline the Tennessee Screenwriting Association’s 2019 Script-Com Screenwriting Symposium, set for June 21-22. Events kick off Friday evening with an optional buffet/mix and mingle with Hart prior to a screening and discussion of his Bram Stoker’s Dracula script at Full Moon Cineplex, 3445 Lebanon Pike, in Hermitage. Then Continue reading

Nashvillians should GET OUT of town for CMA Fest week!

Some places and weekend getaways to consider while tourists take over Music City … Before I get into the story behind the story of my new Nashville Ledger story for the week of May 31-June 6, let me share a few details about a new literary event last weekend at Williamson County Library. The Franklin Book Festival, brainchild of longtime Franklin businessman and author Bill Continue reading

The April 2019 Edition: NFL Draft

I had an opportunity recently to meet former Vanderbilt quarterback Kyle Shurmur and discuss his potential future in the National Football League. You can read my story about Kyle in the Nashville Ledger. It was fun talking with him — and with others about the record-setting Vandt quarterback. I think he’s going to get an opportunity to someday excel at the next level. There’s no doubt Continue reading

Shurmur needs a team, Giants need a QB

First NFL coach-son pairing a possibility, but Shurmur just wants to play By Tom Wood xxx There’s a tantalizing bit of drama that could play out on the final day of the April 25-27 NFL Draft in downtown Nashville, one possible scenario that has captivated the imagination of football fans. And, also there’s a Music City connection. More specifically, a Vanderbilt connection. Typically, rounds four Continue reading

An unconventional pick for unique university

Is a sports marketing exec who’s never run a college program just what Vanderbilt needs? By Tom Wood One precious mentor Malcolm Turner has known all of his life. Another was part of his life for an all-too-brief span. But there is no question both have been important role models in helping determine what Turner, 47, hopes to accomplish as Vanderbilt’s new athletics director. It Continue reading

NBA G League colleague: Turner a ‘spectacular hire’

By Tom Wood Few people in Nashville know Vanderbilt athletics director Malcolm Turner as well as Donelson resident Tommy Smith. That will quickly change, and both Vanderbilt and Nashville will be better for it, says Smith, who was Turner’s right-hand man as vice president of operations at the NBA G League. “I think that Vanderbilt made a spectacular hire,” says Smith, who was an assistant Continue reading

Change and charm in Hillsboro Village

Enclave has long history of old favorites giving way to new By Tom Wood Charm and change. Those two words come up often when talking about Hillsboro Village, the ever-trendy, four-block Nashville shopping district which is quickly approaching its 100th anniversary. The charm has been there since Day One (so I’ve read; I’m not that old). And the change? Well, that term has probably been Continue reading