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.
Heather Hale is a film and television director, screenwriter and producer with over 60 hours of credits who is an expert at pitching at all the major markets (AFM, NATPE, etc.). Join us on July 19 when she will share strategies on how to customize your marketing materials to attach celebrities, attract investors and distributors and engage prospective production partners.
Heather's recent How to Work the Film & TV Markets: A Guide for Content Creators (Focal Press) clarifies critical paths for StoryTellers around the world who want to become Story$ellers. We’re delighted she’s going to join us virtually to share with us some actual current, real world samples of pitch decks, equity investor proposals and attachment solicitation presentations for the entire spectrum of prospects you may strive to meet on a market floor. Her next book: Story$elling: How to Develop, Market and Pitch Film & TV Projects is due out next year with Michael Weise Productions while her website offers a great many free Film & TV resources for producers, screenwriters and investors alike.
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