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Austin Entertainment Business organization (AEB) is listed as an official support organization (https://www.austintexas.org/film-commission/resources-and-tools/support-organizations/) at the Austin Film Commission.

80% of jobs are from relationships and referrals. Austin Entertainment Business meetup helps members network with success to get to that dream job. The best networking starts with forming a relationship and offering help. You can't just jump into a marriage. You've got to date first!

There are guest speakers and priceless entertainment industry insider advice saving lots of time and headaches.

Group organizer Jennifer Hutchins has produced over 200 episodes of hit shows for CBS, CNN, A&E, Spike, TLC, Syfy, Discovery, Fox Sports and National Geographic. She has produced many feature films with major production companies, popular directors and celebrities while working to connect investors with high profile slates of films. She also produces branded content for digital and network series with access to network distribution.

Austin Entertainment Business meetup is designed to cut through the bull and save time and money. Hutchins started as a journalist in Michigan and then became an actress in Hollywood. When she wanted to become a producer, she had no idea where to start. She met a very successful producer and volunteered to help him with some projects. In exchange he would mentor her on everything he knew. She realized quickly that she was getting her masters degree in the entertainment business... for free! It was a win win situation. The producer liked her work and she was hired for her first television series as a production assistant. She took the job seriously and was quickly able to move up the chain and by season 2, she was a producer. The show was the #1 rated series on A&E and was called "Criss Angel Mindfreak".

Eventually Hutchins was able to leap from non-fiction producing to film when she volunteered her time and skills for a very successful indie film producer. That producer was so impressed by her work ethic that she ended up hiring Hutchins on two films that got distribution and are available on video demand channels.

By giving first, Hutchins saved time and money.

"Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do." Pele

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I went from Hollywood to Austin so I could help you go from Austin to Hollywood

Austin Entertainment Business
Success Strategies, Insider Resources & Exclusive Invites with Producer Moderator Jennifer Hutchins.

"Through AEB I have met investors, optioned projects and met countless partners. - Jennifer Hutchins- Producer

Sept. 22 at 6PM: Check in/ Networking: 6PM. Guest Speaker: 7PM. Job Offer: 8PM. Pitch Yourself: 8:15PM. Networking Cont.: 8:30PM.

Topic: "I went from Hollywood to Austin so I could help you go from Austin to Hollywood" with comedy writer Eric Friedman. (Disney, Comedy Central...)

Live Location: W Hotel- 200 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701 (check in open at 6PM)

Virtual Location: Zoom (starts at 7PM)

"If we wait until we're ready we'll be waiting for the rest of our lives"- Lemony Snicket

RSVP for Live or Virtual Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwrf-6qrzkpEtMhIynYPSIZMivzng2Q0dph?mc_cid=27e3ea6f65&mc_eid=bbc0ec29f3

Detailed Schedule for: Aug. 19, 2021

6:00PM- Check In/ Networking

7:00PM- Stage: Live & Virtual: Founder/ Producer Jennifer Hutchins- Shares Entertainment Insights

7:15PM- Stage: Live & Virtual: Guest Speaker- Comedy writer Eric Friedman (Disney, Comedy Central...)

7:45PM- Q&A: Live & Virtual

8:00PM- Job Offers-: Live & Virtual: Open forum for employers to offer job opportunities.

8:15PM- Pitch Yourself in 30 Sec: Live & Virtual:tell us what you're up to right now.

8:30PM- Networking Cont: Live & Virtual:
LIVE: W Hotel Tequila Bar, Secret Bar, Screened Porch, Records Room
VIRTUAL: Networking in Virtual Zoom Rooms: we've opened this up globally. It's a complete blast connecting with pros all around the world.

Eric Friedman is a two-time Emmy-nominated writer who recently served as showrunner/Executive Producer for the Disney Channel live-action sitcom Bizaardvark. Before that, he created and executive produced the Disney XD puppet/live action hybrid sitcom Crash & Bernstein. He just wrapped a 2- year overall deal with Disney TV and is currently writing/producing an animated pilot called The 2nd Most Awesome Kid in the World. He has numerous kids & family TV credits including School of Rock, Austin & Ally and Drake & Josh.

AEB FOUNDER/ PRODUCER JENNIFER HUTCHINS produces film, television series & branded content. Most recently she was the Supervising Producer for the series "That Animal Rescue Show",with director Richard Linklater airing on Paramount +. She is currently in post production on BIPOLAR, a documentary with two time academy award winning director Bill Guttentag about undiagnosed mental illness. It unfolds through a husband’s raw home videos as he attempts to save his family during his wife’s transformation from loving mother to a destructive stranger.

Master Class "Intro Into Comedy Writing" Eric Friedman (Disney, Comedy Central)

Join us for a small exclusive master class. "Intro Into Comedy Writing" with two time Emmy nominated comedy writer Eric Friedman (Disney, Comedy Central...) and AEB Host/ Producer Jennifer Hutchins.

Tickets are limited and due to high demand this small exclusive class will fill up fast.

You can select in-person or virtual. In-person will be at the beautiful Colton House Library followed by networking in the lounge.

Date: Sept. 25, 2021

Time: 1PM-2PM CST followed by networking in the lounge.

Early bird discount until Aug. 20

Register: https://allentertainmentbusiness.com/master-class/aeb-master-class-intro-into-comedy-writing?mc_cid=35fb2b9b09&mc_eid=UNIQID

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