First Film + Music Conference Coming to Fort Worth

Radiolab's Jad Abumrad, National Geographic's Andy Baker and award-winning Director Ryan Booth will keynote the inaugural Film + Music Conference in Fort Worth.

Musicbed Film Music Conference in Fort Worth

The Dallas-Fort Worth area has a robust film community. And, Sept. 29-30, Musicbed and Filmsupply plan to add to the knowledge and strength of said community by hosting the first Film + Music Conference.

The event, which will take place at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, will feature keynote speakers from the industries, along with breakout sessions led by filmmaking leaders, and live concerts. Those attending this conference should gain a better understanding of the various facets of filmmaking, from story-telling to directing to client services.

Main speakers will include:
• Jad Abumrad, producer and host with NPR’s Radiolab
• Andy Baker, global creative director with National Geographic
• Ryan Booth, award-winning film director who has worked with Under Armor, Spotify, and Five Star

Breakout sessions will focus on lighting (with lighting expert and director Laura Merians), adapting to change (by production company Variable) and directing actors (hosted by’s Adrienne Weiss). Live concerts, in the meantime, will offer musical styles, from classical to original rock.

Daniel McCarthy, founder and CEO of Fort Worth-based Musicbed and Filmsupply said the Film + Music Conference was developed to bring together members of the area’s filmmaking community to create fresh ideas. 

“We want to inspire, educate, and challenge each attendee to not only push their own creative boundaries, but the boundaries of the entire film industry,” McCarthy said in a release.

Musicbed produces and delivers music to filmmakers, brands, and agencies worldwide, while Filmsupply works with filmmakers to license their work.


Film + Music Conference

When: Sept. 29-30

Where: Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy St. in Fort Worth.

Cost: $499 through Sept. 2 and $599 after

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