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From a small group gathering monthly near a college campus coffee shop to a statewide recognized non-profit organization, the Nashville Filmmakers Guild has grown substantially in the few short years of its existence. This is because the people who have led the way and the members who participate are eager to see their film community grow with prosperity.


Meet the people who make it all happen!


Nathan Thompson

Nathan is a 19 time Emmy Award winning filmmaker and is the founder of Contrast Visuals. He joined NFG in 2015 and, as Director of Development, has contributed greatly to the success of its initiatives!
Scott Simmons Nashville Filmmakers Guild

Scott Simmons

Board Member
Scott has worked both as a freelancer and on staff at post-houses in Nashville for well over a decade. As a managing editor for Pro Video Coalition Scott brings his knowledge and networking capabilities to help propel NFG forward.
Jessica Walter Nashville Filmmakers Guild

Jessica Walter

Organization Coordinator
Jessica Walter is a screenwriter, producer and actor here in Nashville, TN. Her passion for television and film has allowed her to work on productions in Tennessee and across the Southeast region. Jessica is highly enthusiastic about the strength, success, and most importantly, the growth of the film and television industry here in Tennessee.
Ally Venable Board Member Nashville Filmmakers Guild

Ally Venable

Board Member
Ally Venable is the Director of Development of Centric Screenworks. Her experience as a manager for artists like Kelsea Ballerini and LeAnn Rimes in entertainment and agency markets has led her to co-founding TONS (The Other Nashville Society), a trade and social organization for alternative music & art in Nashville. Her passion for music, creativity & advocating for others is the heartbeat of who she is.
Brad Peterson Nashville Filmmakers Guild Board Member

Brad Peterson

Board Member
Brad brings 22 years of music and entertainment related banking. He is a member and sponsor of the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP), has been involved with the Music Business Pipeline Project at Belmont University, the Entertainment Business program at SAE Institute, and the Nashville Film Festival.

Stacy Cato

Board Member
Stacey Cato is a Manager, Music & Talent, at CMT/Paramount Network/TV Land/MTV Networks (Viacom). With a passion for music and 20+ years of television, film and online experience, his work includes shows such as Nashville, CMT Crossroads, CMT Music Awards and more. Stacey’s experience paired with his forward-thinking vision brings a wealth of knowledge & leadership to NFG. 

Scott McDaniel

Advisory Board
Scott McDaniel serves as Vice President of Creative for the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. He has personally crewed 100+ films, videos & has commissioned over 400 music videos & films to award-winning directors between multiple genre formats. His experience includes producer credits for live concert films, feature length films & documentaries. McDaniel has served in both the national & local NARAS Nashville Chapter and the Motion Picture Industry Advisory Board for Belmont University.
Bobby Marko Executive Director Nashville Filmmakers Guild

Bobby Marko

Advisory Board
As a producer, director and cinematographer, Bobby has been fortunate to work on many types of productions with many in the film community. Bobby brings his 20+ years of creative experiences, relationships and leadership skills to NFG.

Sarah Haas

Advisory Board
Sarah is an experienced line producer and production manager working for independent films, commercials, and video content. She is enthusiastic about promoting the arts community via regional and international film and music festivals.


Have the passion and the stamina to help us?
It's not for everyone, but if you think you have "the stuff" pick an interest and sign up!


Committee groups is where it really happens! Members participate in the brainstorming, planning and implementing the pieces necessary to carry out the NFG mission. Join a committee and be on the front line leading the charge!


The board of directors for NFG have a drive and fervent attitude to see the film and video industry in Tennessee grow and thrive! This board consists of highly efficient motivators, influencers and leaders who get it done! Do you fit the bill?