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Five Events in the "A" Week of January 15 - 21

January 17

Atlanta Film Society presents Eat, Drink & B-INDIE: The Business of Filmmaking

This month at Eat, Drink & B-Indie, join ATLFS for a moderated discussion with Ruckus & Lane Skye alongside the Head of Production and B8 Services at Buffalo 8, Adam Harris Engelhard. They will be discussing the ins and outs of working for a wide array of companies, including an agency, a studio, and a high-volume production company, as well as what it’s really like to run a literary management firm. How do aspiring writers stand out and connect with top-tier talent to read their scripts? What does a producer need to do to protect themselves? How do films realistically get made in the marketplace and not as a labor of love? What common mistakes do first-time filmmakers make? How does one play the long game and not rush to find representation? Come for insight into these burning questions and more!

Ruckus & Lane Skye are the husband/wife writing and directing team behind the Appalachian thriller The Devil To Pay starring Danielle Deadwyler. Having spent the last ten years as professional screenwriters, they also wrote the home-invasion thriller Becky starring Kevin James, Joel McHale, and Lulu Wilson, which opened #1 at the domestic box office and was an official selection of Tribeca 2020.

Adam Harris Engelhard is an Atlanta-based film producer & former literary manager with over 10 years of industry experience. Starting his career at ICM Partners, Adam worked in the MP Talent department, where he cut his teeth in film packaging. From there, Adam worked for Academy Award® winning producer Dan Jinks at CBS Studios. In 2016, he founded Mailroom Entertainment, where he managed a roster of 15 budding writers and directors.

Buffalo 8 is a full-service film and media company focused on production, post-production, distribution, design, and finance based in Santa Monica, California. Their projects have premiered and been awarded at Sundance, Berlin, Toronto, and SXSW. Credits include Conversations with a Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes, Salvage Salvation, The Fallout, Bandit, Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street, Rodney King, and Givers of Death. At Buffalo 8, they are the fusion of an entrepreneurial culture fused with a love of storytelling and the creative arts and a passion for delivering original stories. Buffalo 8 partners with industry-leading BondIt Media Capital, enabling streamlined packaging, production, financing, and sales opportunities. For more information, go to

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Atlanta Actors Collective presents New Year, New Bookings: A Conversations with Agents & Casting

Start your New Year off right with a conversation with Atlanta’s top talent agencies. We’ll be talking with Jason Lockhart, Head of TV & Film and President of Atlanta Models & Talent, Rick Estimond, President of the People Store Talent Agency, Susan Tolar Walters Agent and Owner of STW Talent Agency, and CSA Casting Director Matthew Sefick.

Come out on Tuesday, January, 17th from 7:30 - 11 pm at Switchyards Downtown Location! Mix and mingle with other actors and meet film and tv creatives you haven’t already come across such as directors, writers, producers, casting directors, agents, headshot photographers, acting coaches, schools and more.

This is an event you don’t want to miss!

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This event is 21 and up.

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January 19

Top Shelf Comedy at Distillery of Modern Art

Top Shelf Comedy is a monthly stand-up comedy show featuring the best of Atlanta comedians at the Distillery of Modern Art.

Thursday, January 19th

Doors: 7pm

Show Starts: 8pm

Tickets: $20

21+ to enter

Located at: 2197 Irvindale Dr. Atlanta, GA 30341 (Free Parking)

Hosted by: Amy Brown


Carlette Jennings

Paul Ollinger

Amanda Marks

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Georgia Production Partnership presents

GPP Member Mixer

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January 21

Savage Brand Enterprises presents Leading Men of Film and Television Panel


The entertainment business as we know can be a very difficult business into which to break. Even for actors who are signed to top talent agencies in the world, it doesn’t guarantee work. And, though there is no handbook to show actors how to have a successful career in show business, there are key factors and steps many actors miss that can help increase their chances of success in such a competitive industry.

This is where the Lead Men of Film and Television Panel can help!

This pane is comprised of five working male actors - Kevin Savage, Tray Chaney, Rico Ball, Julian Britano, and a surprise guest - who will share insight on their journeys, giveaway secrets as to how they were able to go from auditioning networking television series to starring in them. And though this event is geared towards men, it’s not limited to them. Anyone can attend, from the actor struggling to get an agent, to the actor who has an agent, but isn’t booking. Or, maybe you’re an actor who wants to book more, or one who was booking at one point, but has lost his or her edge. Whatever the reason, there’s a place for you at this event. There will also be industry and talent management professionals and experts present to answer questions and provide insight.

On top of that, the event will be hosted by an Atlanta favorite, award-winning media executive, author, speaker, and actress, Michelle Taylor Willis.

All general admission ticket holders will be greeted with champagne, red carpet access, live entertainment, the panel and dessert after the event. VIP ticket holders get everything in general admission, priority seating and luxury swag bags.

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