You cannot build a skyscraper if you don't pour concrete for the ground floor. This month we will double check our own career skyscrapers ensuring we too have a solid foundation.
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!
ABOUT: TV/Film producer Jennifer Hutchins, https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1860401/, gives insider entertainment industry advice while introducing a helpful guest speaker with an expert knowledge in the the entertainment business each month. Attendees can introduce themselves to the group, exchange skills and get recommendations and referrals. The goal of "Austin Entertainment Business" is to get people hired and paid while forming dream teams!
May Guest speakers:
Lynn Chang- Career Zen - Lynn helps you laser focus on what you want and where you'll work and has amazing insight to tapping into the hidden job market.
Jonathan Troen- Digital & Live Producer who's using his skills on the set and mastery of yoga to help anyone who's ever felt career stuck.
May 17, 2018: Schedule
6PM-6:45PM- arrivals/ meet and greet for members and their guests
6:45PM- Host: Jennifer Hutchins introduction to the group
7:00PM- 7:30PM: Guest Speakers
7:30-8:00PM- Networkers can introduce themselves to the group on open microphone.
8:00PM- Room opens to the general public/ continued networking
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" meetup 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.
"Everything you can imagine is real" - Pablo Picasso