Austin Entertainment Business (AEB)- Tunnel To Hollywood- Part 3
Producer Jennifer Hutchins shares her Hollywood contact list to help you save time & money. (more info Jennifer & Guest Speakers below)
6PM-6:45PM- arrivals/ meet and greet for members and their guests. AEB support staff helps with strategic connections.
6:45PM- Jennifer Hutchins offers advice to attendees based on 15 years in the trenches producing TV & Film.
7:00PM- 7:45PM: High Profile Guest Speakers
7:45-8:00PM- Networkers can introduce themselves to the group on open microphone.
8:00PM- Room opens to the general public/ continued networking.
Who should attend? Investors, Human Resources, Producers, Directors, Writers, Production Company Reps, Agents, Managers, Actors, Actresses, Director of Photography, Production Designers, Editors, Costume Designers, Musicians, Composers, Casting Directors, Acting Teachers, Studio Teachers, Camera, G&E, Sound, Hair/ Makeup, Wardrobe, Art Department, Visual Effects, Colorists, Animation, Production Assistants, and more!
Parking: street or suggested parking at $10 structure located south of 6th on Colorado. Quick walk around the corner.
Location: Speakeasy is a sprawling 3-level nightclub with nightly live music & weekend DJs, '20s-style decor & rooftop patio. Drink specials for group members and their guests: $5 cocktails and $4 beers.
What to bring
It's helpful to have a goal in mind and be specific.
Networkers are already landing jobs at "Austin Entertainment Business" events and the group has been listed as an official support organization on the Austin Film Commission website: https://www.austintexas.org/film-commission/resources-and-tools/support-organizations/. 80% of jobs are from relationships and referrals.
Job Board: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AustinEntertainmentBusiness/
JENNIFER HUTCHINS has been producing hit shows, distributed film & high-profile branded content for over a decade including over 200 episodes of television for CBS, CNN, A&E, Spike, TLC, Syfy, Discovery, Speed, and NatGeo.
Jennifer's highlighted feature films include, "Most Likely To Die" distributed by Mar Vista Entertainment, "Time Toys" directed by Mark Rosman (A Cinderella Story) starring Ed Begley Jr. (Pineapple Express), Greg Germann (Ally McBeal) , "Unfollowed" produced by Timur Bekmambetov (Night Watch) and Expendable Assets starring Jake Busey (Starship Troopers) and Ted McGinley (Married With Children).
She additionally is forming a chapter of the Producers Guild of America (PGA) in Austin, TX and the founder of Austin Entertainment Business networking group. Jennifer specializes in branding, networking, fundraising, pitching and creating projects & characters that rise above the rest. She provides private consulting for serious entertainment professionals ready to take their career to the next level.
Neil Landau is a bestselling author, producer and award-winning screenwriter who is
Assistant Dean, Dean’s Special Programs at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and
Television (his alma mater.) His credits include Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead, Doogie Howser, M.D., MTV’s Undressed and the Tad animated franchise, which earned him a Spanish Academy “Goya” Award. He has written pilots for ABC, CBS, Disney, Freeform, Fremantle, Lifetime and Warner Bros, and served as Executive Script Consultant for Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Television.
Laura Brennan’s eclectic career includes television, film, theater, fiction, and news. She works in Hollywood as a writer and pitch consultant, and plots to murder those who’ve done her wrong… fictionally, of course. Her short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies, while on screens large and small, Laura has lopped characters’ heads off, stabbed and garroted them, and occasionally fed them to dinosaurs. But it’s not all blood and guts: her webseries Faux Baby explores the lighter side of motherhood. And if the faux baby loses a limb here or there, well… No, actually, she has no justification for that at all.
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