2016 Industry Discussions

2016 Industry Discussions

Lifestyle Marketing and Promoting Film: Friday, August 12, 11:30 a.m. 


Nick F. Nelson is an entertainment marketer, author, and motivational speaker. As Principal and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of LIQUID SOUL, the country’s premier sports and entertainment marketing firm; Nelson is an innovative force who has produced targeted marketing and communications strategies for some of television’s highest rated shows and more than 20 number-one box office films.

Nelson’s keen ability for creating buzzworthy campaigns by tapping into the pulse of target audiences to anticipate trends has led to him working with leading entertainment, consumer,and non-profit brands. Most notable include Disney Dreamworks, General Mills, HBO, NBC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Pictures and Walmart. Additionally, Nelson helped to develop strategies for the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated television series “Blackish” and Golden Globe-winning television series “Empire,” among many others, by introducing them to new concepts for non-traditional, digital and social media marketing.



Michael S. MooreMichael S. Moore is a branding strategist, marketing veteran, author and speaker. He is the founder and CMO of MooreMentum, LLC – a strategic branding & visionary marketing agency. For over 30 years his gift has been seen and heard in marketing and branding campaigns and events influencing the music and entertainment Industry, faith-based community, urban marketing, political market, beauty & grooming industry and Memphis market.







Tennessee Women in Film and Media: Saturday, August 13, 12:00 p.m.
“Daring to be Different: How Does that Affect Your Project?”

Learn about all the panelists at this link!

These highly creative women refuse to take “no” for an answer. They are bold, driven and they have reservoirs of expertise and life lessons to share. They will discuss how their decision-making process works and what the result of their creative collaborations have produced. From the seed kernel to post production this panel of women never drive in just one lane. To get the job done, they have reinvented, reformed and replaced SOP (standard operating procedures) and through this lens they share unique ideas of how to manage the ins and outs of the system. Most importantly they will discuss how to create opportunities for other women along the way and give 5 best practices from story and crewing up to post production and sales. Everywhere you look, the media screams, “Women are the Story” but these women are working to make “The Story” a reality show.

Carol Bidault de L’Isle -

Carol Bidault de L’Isle

Elaine Hume Peake

Elaine Hume Peake


Sheyla Paz

Nancy Puetz

Nancy Puetz

Christie Taylor

Christie Taylor















Faith and Hollywood: Saturday, August 13, 3:30 p.m.
(Moderated by Sherry Mackey of  Hallelujah 95.7 FM)


Rhyan LaMarr, a graduate of Columbia University, has a wealth of tangible experience in the music and film business world, aswell as being a consultant to major corporations and record labels such as Universal, Igloo Music, Gravitas Ventures, ClearChannel and Masters Media Group LLC. Having a strong belief system has enabled him stay committed and grounded all while engaging the world with thought provoking visual art and musical media.

He has created, produced and marketed multiple long form music videos, feature films, short films, reality television and programming that contributed to over $40 million of revenue for such companies as Sony, Universal Music Group, RCA Records, Concord Music Group and Bunim and Murray Productions.

In 2013 he formed Red Guerrilla Productions and Say Something Music independently. Since then his company has written, produced and directed several films including the critically acclaimed theatrically run motion picture Restored Me.

Rhyan’s commitment to his faith and love for story has allowed him to minister through art in ways the faith community has yet to experience. He continues to work on projects that have purpose and furthers the faith conversation.


Carlisle_headshotCraig Carlisle is a widowed father of five who is raising his young men on his own. Daily he is challenged to model for them not only what being a Christian looks like, but a man also. Since his wife of 11 years passed away in 2013, he has spent every possible moment trying to live life with no regrets or excuses. He has  taught my boys to do this since they were born, now it makes even more since for him to lead them with the same philosophy. Committed to living a limitless life, he answered the cal to get involved in the film Restored Me. It was the ideal project to show himself and his sons that with God, all things are possible.

He has been able to draw on his past education and work experiences during this journey. A degree in Electrical Engineering from California State University, Northridge assisted his with problem solving. Previously owning a Christian record company, where he was both the Vice President of Production and lead engineer has helped with musical aspects of the project. Being a preacher’s kid and having served in ministry for most of his life as a teacher, small group discipleship leader, High School   & Young Adult Ministry leader, steward, technical director, and author of devotionals has been instrumental in the ministry aspect of the Restored Me movement.  Most importantly, he loves serving people, and is committed to improving the lives of generations to come.


Sherry-MackeySherry Mackey is an award-winning radio personality with more than 18 years in the Gospel music industry. She is a native of Memphis and attended Memphis State University (the University of Memphis) where she majored in communications.

Sherry began her radio career in 1998 at AM 1380 WOOM where she was lovingly known as the praise & worship hostess. Sherry’s career quickly took off as she became the musical director and ultimately the program director of the station. She hosted her own daily talk show called “The Road to Reconciliation.”

Sherry later joined the iHeart Media family as a radio personality on AM 990 “The Light” and now ultimately on 95.7 Hallelujah FM. She is the morning show producer and radio personality and can be heard on “The Early Morning Praise Party” Monday thru Friday starting at 6 am in Memphis, TN on 95.7 Hallelujah FM; in Jackson, MS on 95.5 Hallelujah FM; in Montgomery, AL on 104.3 Hallelujah FM; and in Birmingham, AL on 105.1 Hallelujah FM.

Sherry also hosts her own show “The Sherry Mackey Show” Monday – Friday 1pm to 6pm and Sundays 6am to 10am on 105.1 Hallelujah FM in Birmingham, AL and in Memphis, TN Saturday’s 3pm to 6pm on 95.7 Hallelujah FM.

She has a love of theater and acting as has played the lead and supporting roles in a number of major productions in the Memphis and Mid-South area. More than anything Sherry is a proud mom and Christian that loves the Lord and His people. Everyone that knows her calls her a friend. She loves to remind everyone: “You Are Fearfully & Wonderfully Made in the Image of Christ.”