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  • The Speakeasy Austin, TX, 78701 (map)

What: Austin Entertainment Business- Mixer

Tips & Tricks for Working in Texas

80% of jobs are from relationships and referrals.

You can't just jump into a marriage. You've got to date first! AEB works to inspire our industry to form relationships. By offering and receiving help from each other, we can all move projects forward with vetted teams.



Did you know there are over 100 film friendly cities in Texas? Do you know how to navigate the Texas Film incentive? Are you aware of all the resources available for filmmakers in Texas? Stephanie will share tips & tricks to filming in Texas and be available for Q&A. Austin Entertainment Business is excited to introduce you to the newly appointed Texas Film Commissioner Stephanie Whallon this Thursday.


Nick W. Nicholson, once dubbed by Clint Eastwood as “the nicest film critic you never want to meet” is equally known for his work across the spectrum of the entertainment industry whether it be his acting, producing or his work as a national film critic. Nick is a veteran actor that has appeared in over 75 films. He has been responsible for producing over 20 feature length pictures with the majority of those achieving distribution and or theatrical releases. Nick will be revealing what it takes to keep working successfully in Texas

Austin Entertainment Business founder Jennifer Hutchins 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, SXSW and NatGeo.

When: September 20, 2018

Time: 6PM-8PM

Where: The Speakeasy - 412 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

Parking: street or suggested parking at $10 structure located south of 6th on Colorado. Quick walk around the corner.


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- 7:30PM: High Profile 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.

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.

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