• Austin Entertainment Business Event: Thurs., May 2- 6PM-10PM- 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) May 2nd mixer with guest speaker producer David Hartstein, back from Sundance & SXSW. He will reveal the tricks and things to avoid at film festivals. LOCATION: AEB is at a new location!!! The W hotel located at 200 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701. Offering discounted $10 valet and drink specials exclusively for AEB attendees. ABOUT: AEB emphasizes the business of entertainment, streamlines and enhances the entertainment business for content creators, employers and local businesses looking to connect with entertainment pros. AEB host/ 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. Most recently she's back from developing a show for Amazon. SCHEDULE When: May 2, 2019 Time: 6PM-10PM Location: The W Hotel- 200 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701- Tune up, chill out and plug into the downtown Austin scene at W Austin. From its all-access VIP location in the heart of the “Live Music Capital of the World’s®” 2nd Street District, this pitch-perfect destination showers you with creative energy like few hotels can. Parking: Austin Entertainment Business guests get a reduced valet parking fee of $10. There is also metered parking nearby. Event Breakdown 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. 9:00PM-10:00PM- Targeted networking Who should attend? - Entertainment Industry Professionals - Employers - Local businesses looking to connect with entertainment professionals 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. Other: The Producers Guild of America (PGA) is now throwing events for members and future members in Austin, TX. If you are a producer, contact [masked] for more information. "Everything you can imagine is real" - Pablo Picasso