The September 2019 edition: Higher power lifts P.I. to calling

An ‘otherworldly’ experience on an otherwise perfectly normal night 15 years ago changed Sheila Wysocki’s life. She calls the 2004 event at her Nashville home a “God nod” (one of Wysocki’s pet phrases) and tells how she was in bed doing Bible-study “homework,” not at all thinking about the murder of her college roommate two decades earlier. Wysocki, who is now considered one of the Continue reading

The Football edition: Star running back carries heavy load for Vandy

By TOM WOOD Hey folks, hello to all the Georgia Bulldogs fans … hope you’re having a great Labor Day weekend in Nashville. The college football season kicks off full-force this weekend with a prime-time showdown on Saturday between host Vanderbilt and the visiting Bulldogs. The game features two of the best running backs in the nation, Vandy senior Ke’Shawn Vaughn and Georgia’s D’Andre Swift. Continue reading

The August 2019 / Killer Nashville edition

Killer Nashville highlights a busy month for authors, and writing for the Ledger Star Watch list cites conference founder Stafford,  and JKS Communications president DeCuir By TOM WOOD Hey folks, it’s been a busy month here in Music City. I spent the past weekend the 14th annual Killer Nashville writers conference and wanted to share some photos. In addition, I’ve already got a story on Nashville Sounds pitcher Tim Dillard Continue reading

The July 2019 edition … A Tennessean dreams of walking on the moon

Men on the Moon: Exploring the Past Present, Future of Space Travel Astronauts Seddon, Wilmore Pay Tribute to Apollo 11 Missions, Look at Return to Lunar Surface and Beyond By TOM WOOD It’s now just a little more than 50 years since the Apollo 11 crew — Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins — made their historic trip to the moon and back. I Continue reading

The May 2019 edition: Hemp in, Tobacco out

After lifetime of growing tobacco, Springfield’s Bill Corbin leads the green rush to Tennessee’s fastest-growing crop By TOM WOOD Hemp is everywhere. According to the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, the cannabis plant’s one-year growth of hemp, which has sparked the CBD oil craze, has been phenomenal. In 2018, there were 226 licensed hemp growers in Tennessee who worked 1,034 acres in 221 fields scattered across Continue reading

‘Dracula’ screenwriter Hart presents Master Class at Script-Com

By TOM WOOD / Tennessee Screenwriting Association He didn’t know it at the time, but the lessons that James V. Hart learned in the process of writing and re-writing his script for Bram Stoker’s Dracula are something he still sinks his teeth into even today. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola and shot for $40 million, Dracula was one of the biggest hits of 1992, grossing Continue reading

Film-Com photos at The Parthenon…

On June 20, the Film-Com gala was held at The Parthenon, with former Channel 4 news anchor Demetria Kalodimos hosting the Greek-themed event. For me, it brought back a lot of great memories about writing Vendetta Stone, and I thought I’d share a few pictures from the event. It was fun seeing old friends and making new ones. Script-Com is Saturday, June 22, at Lipscomb Continue reading

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