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Seven Events in the "A" Week of May 16-22

Photo by Timothy Everly on Unsplash

May 18

DeKalb Entertainment Commission presents Virtual Entertainment Expo The Origin of Story: How the Georgia Tax Credit Began and Where We’re Headed

The #DeKalbEntertainmentCommission (DEC) is excited to announce the return of our popular Virtual Entertainment Expo for 2021, with the first one being held May 18, at 1 p.m. via Zoom and Facebook Live. As we all know, the entertainment industry is about collaboration. This is the first in a series of panels held between May and October, which spotlights various industry partners. This month will focus on the @georgiaproductionpartnership as they discuss the GA Tax incentive. Don’t wait to reserve your spot; register today for this FREE event.

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Free Creative Inspiration from Bonnie Gillespie's Favorite People SMFA Summit

Our free Self-Management For Actors Summit streams daily May 18-28, with full access to replays through May 31, 2021. We cannot wait to share this time with you! We’ll be in your inbox with info once you sign up.

Click here for more information and to sign up!

May 19

AfroAnimation Virtual Summit

In 2021, AfroAnimation will be the global online destination for African, Afro-American, and Afro-European animators, comic book artists, and gamers to meet for two days cross-continent counterparts, exchange ideas, learn, network, and get deals done with senior media industry stakeholders.

Our goal is to bring together the best Afro Animation, Comic, and Gaming talent culture on the planet together in a single destination. When it’s over, we will have connected talent, showcased some of the most creative works, exchange ideas that move the community forward, increased the black animator talent pipeline, awarded student internships, and be an active ambassador to industry deals closing.

How Does Attending AfroAnimation Benefit You?

Discovering amazing animation, comic, and gaming stores curated by Black/African/ Brown creators worldwide. Networking with black animation, comic, and gaming counterparts worldwide, including executives from movie studios, television networks, gaming companies, universities, illustrators, and more! Gaining insights from a wide variety and diverse black-ground of thought-leaders, illustrators, creators, designers, developers, game heads, academics, and more. Increasing black creative talent pipeline and inclusion numbers by interacting with talent from the US, Africa, and Western Europe. Securing industry partnerships and new collaborations. Casting your vote for the top animation, comic, and gaming, and kids stories of 2021, representing Black culture, communities, and experiences.

Click here for more information and to register.

Catapult Acting presents Virtual Free Parent Acting Seminar

You’re invited to our FREE Virtual Parent Seminar, hosted by Catapult Founder Erik Lingvall, along with special guest Michelle Pullam (LA Talent Manager & mom of Zac Pullam from MTV’s Finding Carter). This event was created for parents of young performers, giving insight and perspective on how to navigate the entertainment industry best and launch a successful career path in TV/Film. Utilizing his decades of experience working with thousands of young actors AND the top agents, managers & casting directors in the LA, Atlanta & NYC markets, Erik will share his unique perspective on the “business of show.”


– What our current & future climate looks like in TV/Film

– How to create and instill an empowering and healthy perspective

– How to get QUALITY Auditions

– How the Casting Process works

– What tools you need to get started the RIGHT WAY

– What Erik’s most successful actors have in common

– And much more!

NOTE: This virtual seminar will be held virtually on Zoom and is open to parents of young performers across the country.

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XC Creative Spaces presents XC Grand Opening

Join us Wednesday, May 19th, from 6-9 pm to celebrate the grand opening of our co-working & creative space and boutique event suite.

There will be a live DJ, signature drinks, and a dessert bar.

EVENT SPECIAL!!! We are offering NO INITIATION FEE on all memberships on the day of our grand opening. We are also offering 25% off event bookings.

Share these vibes with us and take a look at our new and improved co-work and boutique event space.

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May 20

Women’s Weekend Film Challenge Presents

Adapting Books For TV + Live Elevator Pitch w/ HBO Max’s Made For Love Showrunner Christina Lee & Author/Co-Creator Alissa Nutting

Join us on Thursday, May 20, for a donation-based workshop with @hbomax’s “Made For Love” showrunner @clee319 and author/co-creator @nutting_alissa

Submit your elevator pitch for a chance to be critiqued by Christina and Alissa

Click here for more information.

May 22

Intro To The Assistant Directors Team Virtual Workshop w/ Alicia Daniels, DGA

Registration is open!!! Our Intro to the AD Team Virtual Workshop will be held on Saturday, 5.22.21. This is the class for you if…

You have always dreamed of working in the tv/film industry.

You are working as a PA or in an entry-level position but find it hard to get consistent work?

Are you looking to advance in your position or try something new but unsure of the proper route?

Maybe you're in a career, but now you are looking for a change and unsure where to start?

If you have said yes to any of the above statements, then this workshop is for YOU!

Remember, the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Do you believe in the beauty of your dreams? As the founder & instructor of the AD Team Workshop, I started my career as an intern, and now I am a working DGA Assistant Director for the past 12 years. I believed in my dreams, and now I am helping others make their dreams a reality. Are you ready to take steps to make your dreams come true? Preparation first Opportunity next. The preparation starts Sat. 5.22.21.

Click here to register.

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