Networkers are already landing jobs at "Austin Entertainment Business" meetup 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/
April showers bring May flowers and if you fill your life with strategic connections, statistically you've increased your odds of a blooming a successful career.
80% of jobs are from relationships and referrals.
What: Austin Entertainment Business- Networking Group- "Organizing Creative Connections"
When: April 26, 2018
Where: The Speakeasy (Music Lounge/Downstairs)
412 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Who should attend? Investors, HR, 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!
ABOUT: TV/Film producer Jennifer Hutchins gives insider entertainment industry advice while introducing a helpful guest speaker with an expert knowledge in the the entertainment business each month. Attendees can introduce themselves to the group, exchange skills and get recommendations and referrals. The goal of "Austin Entertainment Business" is to get people hired and paid!
April Guest speakers:
Tate Allyn - Head of Marketing for Colaborator.com, the premier online community resource to connect top filmmaking and video content professionals with companies looking to hire. Filmmakers - from executive producers, directors, DPs, editors, actors, writers, AR & VR professionals to camera operators, grips, gaffers, producers, ADs, CGI artists, animators, motion designers, retouchers, sound engineers, stylists, hair & makeup artists - can find work and grow their careers without the usual gatekeepers.
Josh Rubin - an Emmy and Peabody award winning journalist, television producer, and editor with more than 15 years in the national media. Before joining Austin based Daily Dot he spent a decade with CNN covering politics, technological innovation, economic issues, and breaking news. In 2016 he founded Media ATX, an events series and newsletter with a mission to break down the silos between different communities in the Austin media scene...because none of us want to move to LA.
April 26, 2018: Schedule
6PM-6:45PM- arrivals/ meet and greet for members and their guests
6:45PM- Host: Jennifer Hutchins introduction to the group
7:00PM- Guest Speakers: Tate Allyn & Josh Rubin
7:15-8:00PM- Networkers can introduce themselves to the group on open microphone.
8:00PM- Room opens to the general public/ continued networking
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.
For example: I am looking for an expert in social media and monetizing websites. I'm a showrunner for non-fiction TV available to discuss projects in those arenas.
"Everything you can imagine is real" - Pablo Picasso