MOVIE CITY FILMS

 Kelly Frey, Nashville Film Festival Board Pres. 2014-2015

Kelly Frey, Nashville Film Festival Board Pres. 2014-2015

 Ted Crockett (far left, NFF Executive Director) Kelly Frey (second from left, NFF Board President) Brian Owens (fourth from left, NFF Artistic Director) presenting awards at the 2015 NFF.

Ted Crockett (far left, NFF Executive Director) Kelly Frey (second from left, NFF Board President) Brian Owens (fourth from left, NFF Artistic Director) presenting awards at the 2015 NFF.

 joe pantoliano (Avi Hirshberg "The Identical") and Kelly Frey (Associate Producer "The Identical") at the movie premiere of "The Identical" in NYC, April 2014.

joe pantoliano (Avi Hirshberg "The Identical") and Kelly Frey (Associate Producer "The Identical") at the movie premiere of "The Identical" in NYC, April 2014.

Nashville-based Movie City Films develops, finances, produces and distributes feature films. The Company was born out of a business plan by founder Kelly Frey, based upon years of knowledge gained in representing screenwriters, producers, and indie production companies as legal and business consultant and serving as President of one of the top ten film festivals in the United States. The Company integrates the fiscal accountability of traditional business practices with the creative capabilities of moviemakers, especially those outside of the Hollywood establishment – the goal being to create films that appeal to the 95% of the US movie-going population that lies within two standard deviations of the “average”. Movie City Films chooses to be Nashville-based not only because of the creative assets and personal wealth that exists locally, but also because Nashville has the distinction of being “The Average City” (incorporating the mean, demographically, of the entire United States population with respect to race, gender, ethnicity, wealth, political affiliation, etc.). Partners of Movie City Films can be assured that if a project resonates within the Nashville community, it will reach the broadest movie-going audience across the United States. Movie City Films is an independent film company in the truest sense, given that the Company secures its financial resources independently, thus enabling it to focus on and produce economical, cost-effective content, while offering filmmakers and creative talent a streamlined, non-bureaucratic environment in which to work. It draws scripts from award-winning screenwriters, directors from film festival favorites, and co-production assistance from individuals and companies that have a track record of successfully distributing mass-market products. This dynamic approach allows Movie City Films to consistently minimize costs, remaining nimble, streamlined, and "filmmaker friendly," while at the same time maximizing each of its films' revenues through the unique distribution mechanism that best suits each project.

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Kelly Frey with Sha Liqiong (Producer of award winning Films Flying Arrow and Camel Caravan) at the 2016 Nashville Film Festival.

 Kelly Frey and the Nashville Film Festival host representatives of the China Film Producers Association.

Kelly Frey and the Nashville Film Festival host representatives of the China Film Producers Association.

 Kelly Frey, Ted Crockett (Executive Director-Nashville Film Festival) and Zhenjiang Ming  (Executive Producer of the China Film Producer's Association)

Kelly Frey, Ted Crockett (Executive Director-Nashville Film Festival) and Zhenjiang Ming (Executive Producer of the China Film Producer's Association)

 Kelly Frey (far left) meeting at the Japanese Consulate in support of the Nashville Japanese Film Festival.  

Kelly Frey (far left) meeting at the Japanese Consulate in support of the Nashville Japanese Film Festival.  

 Kelly Frey Hosted the 4th Annual Japanese Film Festival at Watkins College- April 7-9, 2017.  Pictured:  Rebecca Lines(Vice-President Women in Film and Television) Kelly Frey (President of the Japanese Film Festival), Yoshie Lewis (Founder and current board member of the Japanese Film Festival)  and Deborah Gordon (President of Women in Film and Television). 

Kelly Frey Hosted the 4th Annual Japanese Film Festival at Watkins College- April 7-9, 2017.  Pictured:  Rebecca Lines(Vice-President Women in Film and Television) Kelly Frey (President of the Japanese Film Festival), Yoshie Lewis (Founder and current board member of the Japanese Film Festival)  and Deborah Gordon (President of Women in Film and Television). 

 signing today for Kelly Frey's portrait at The Palm Restaurant In Nashville. April 11, 2017

signing today for Kelly Frey's portrait at The Palm Restaurant In Nashville. April 11, 2017

 Consulate-General of Japan-Masami Kinefuchi, Kelly Frey-President of Movie City Films, and former Nashville mayor Karl Dean t a reception celebrating the birthday of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan.

Consulate-General of Japan-Masami Kinefuchi, Kelly Frey-President of Movie City Films, and former Nashville mayor Karl Dean t a reception celebrating the birthday of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan.

 4th annual Japanese Film Festival April 7-9, 2017!  Pictured: John Baker (Secretary of the Japanese Film Festival) Kelly Frey (President of the Japanese Film Festival) Gisela Moore (Project Manager of the Tennessee Entertainment Commission) Yoshie Lewis (Founder and Current Board Member of the Japanese Film Festival) and Masami Kinefuchi Consul-General of Japan.

4th annual Japanese Film Festival April 7-9, 2017!  Pictured: John Baker (Secretary of the Japanese Film Festival) Kelly Frey (President of the Japanese Film Festival) Gisela Moore (Project Manager of the Tennessee Entertainment Commission) Yoshie Lewis (Founder and Current Board Member of the Japanese Film Festival) and Masami Kinefuchi Consul-General of Japan.

 Kelly Frey signs his portrait.

Kelly Frey signs his portrait.

 Kelly Frey, President of Movie City Films, presented to the Nashville Filmmakers Meetup group on March 20, 2016 on Film finance. 

Kelly Frey, President of Movie City Films, presented to the Nashville Filmmakers Meetup group on March 20, 2016 on Film finance. 

 Caroline Woolridge Locorriere, Kelly Frey, Rebecca Lines and Heather Liddinton on the Red carpet at the Nashville Film Festival 2017.

Caroline Woolridge Locorriere, Kelly Frey, Rebecca Lines and Heather Liddinton on the Red carpet at the Nashville Film Festival 2017.

 Kelly Frey, President of Movie City Films was asked to make a toast at the home of The Consul-General of Japan and Mrs. Kinefuchi at an Appreciation Reception in congratulation of the success of the Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival and the First Annual Japan Week.

Kelly Frey, President of Movie City Films was asked to make a toast at the home of The Consul-General of Japan and Mrs. Kinefuchi at an Appreciation Reception in congratulation of the success of the Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival and the First Annual Japan Week.

 Movie City Films President Kelly Frey and Casey Summar (Executive Director of the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville), hosted the National Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Conference in Nashville on April 12 and 13, 2017.

Movie City Films President Kelly Frey and Casey Summar (Executive Director of the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville), hosted the National Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Conference in Nashville on April 12 and 13, 2017.

 Kelly Frey and Melissa Lummus at the Nashville Film Festival 2017.

Kelly Frey and Melissa Lummus at the Nashville Film Festival 2017.

 Consul-General of Japan Mr. Kinefuchi and Kelly Frey at the Appreciation Reception on May 1st, 2017.

Consul-General of Japan Mr. Kinefuchi and Kelly Frey at the Appreciation Reception on May 1st, 2017.

 Kelly Frey served as a Panel Expert on the Tennessee Screenwriters Association's Script.Com June 2014.

Kelly Frey served as a Panel Expert on the Tennessee Screenwriters Association's Script.Com June 2014.


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