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May 2nd, 2019 - The W Hotel

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May 2nd, 2019 - The W Hotel

Do you know the secret strategy for getting noticed at a film festival? You're invited to the Austin Entertainment Business (AEB) march mixer with guest speaker David Hartstein, back from Sundance.

As always, you'll mix and mingle with Austin Entertainment Business pros, get access to free resources and contacts as well as get to introduce yourself to the group to to ask specific questions and/or let people know you're about your special skills for hire. One networker said that he gets 90% of his jobs from the AEB events. AWESOME!!!

When: Jan. 24, 2019

Time: 7PM-9PM

Where: The W Hotel: 200 Lavaca Street, Austin, TX 78701


Networkers are landing jobs through "Austin Entertainment Business" events and the group has been listed as an official support organization on the Austin Film Commission website:  80% of jobs are from relationships and referrals.

What Others Are Saying About The Meetups:

At the event, founder/ producer Jennifer Hutchins will share her contact list to help you save time & money and award winning screenwriter Max Adams reveals her road to success writing for major studios in Hollywood and continuing to work successfully from Austin.


David Heartstein

David Heartstein

DAVID HARTSTEIN is an Emmy and Independent Spirit Award-winning feature film producer of documentary, fiction and commercials. Most recently, his narrative feature SISTER AIMEE (2019) premiered at Sundance and will also play SXSW. David has previously been a producing fellow at the Biennale Cinema College in Venice, he has also proudly served on the Filmmaker Advisory Committee to the Austin Film Society. His credits include BARRACUDA (2017), THE HONOR FARM (2017), THE SENSITIVES (2017), THROUGH THE REPELLENT FENCE (2017) and WHERE SOLDIERS COME FROM (2011), among others. David is married to Texas Tribune Editor-In-Chief, Emily Ramshaw.

Jennifer Hutchins

Jennifer Hutchins

Founder JENNIFER HUTCHINS is a working producer who has been producing hit shows, distributed films & high-profile branded content for over a decade including over 200 episodes of television for CBS, CNN, A&E, Spike, TLC, Syfy, Discovery, Speed, NatGeo, AOL RED and YouTube Originals.

Event Information

When: May 2nd, 2019

Time: 6pm to 10pm

Where: The W Hotel - 200 Lavaca Street, Austin TX, 78701

Parking: street or offering discounted $10 valet


6PM-7:30PM- arrivals/ meet and greet for members and their guests. AEB support staff helps with strategic connections. VIP lounge open for employers and special invites.

7:30PM-7:45PM- Working producer, Jennifer Hutchins offers advice to attendees from the insiders inner workings of producing TV & Film.

7:45PM- 7:50PM- Monthly Tips on making money for freelancers (NEW)

7:50- 8:20PM: Guest Speaker w/ Q&A

8:20-9:00PM- 30 second pitch yourself to your peers and employers. Note: suggest arriving early to sign in. Outside of referrals, employers have to go off resumes. They are now invited to see AEB members highlight their special skills.

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!

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. Don't just say "I'm a writer". Say I'm currently writing a romantic comedy about zombies.

Austin producers are working to form an official chapter of the Producers Guild of America (PGA) in Austin, TX. Find out more:

"Everything you can imagine is real" - Pablo Picasso

Earlier Event: January 24
January 24th, 2019 - The Speakeasy
Later Event: May 16
Happy Hour at The W Hotel