Austin Entertainment Business Monthly Event at the W Hotel- Oct 30, 7-9PM

W Austin

200 Lavaca St · Austin, TX

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This month's guest speaker has partnered with Shaquille O'Neal to develop scripted and non-scripted series from AUSTIN. Find out what that means for the Austin Entertainment Business industry plus insider tips on selling shows.

You're invited to Austin Entertainment Business (AEB) networking event with guest speakers at the W Hotel. GUEST SPEAKER STARTS PROMPTLY AT 8PM AND SEATING IS LIMITED.

Enjoy mingling with attendees across 3 lounges and then make your way into the stage lounge for guest speakers, job offer mic and 30 second pitch yourself.


COLBY GAINES is an executive producer and founder of Back Roads Entertainment, an Austin based content creator specializing in comedy and lifestyle programming. Since establishing the company in 2011, Gaines has created, sold and produced over 30 series, specials and pilots for networks such as such as A&E, Lifetime, Discovery, Food, Travel Channel, TLC and E! among others. And in recent news, Shaquille O’Neal has struck a deal with Back Roads Entertainment to develop scripted and non-scripted TV series.

Previously, GAINES was the co-founder and owner of Leftfield Pictures, a production company well known for producing hundreds of hours of reality-based programming including American Restoration, Oddities and Pawn Stars.

AEB FOUNDER & HOST JENNIFER HUTCHINS has been producing hit TV shows, distributed films & high-profile branded content for over a decade including over 200 episodes of television for CBS, CNN, A&E, Paramount Network, TLC, SYFY, Discovery, Fox Sports, NatGeo, Travel Channel, Amazon, YouTube Originals, Playstation and much more. Recently Hutchins has wrapped a new series that starts airing in November on The Travel Channel.

She specializes in story, 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. Some of her favorite clients weren't charged a penny, because they ultimately became collaborators or even went into business together!


When: Wednesday, October 30

Time: 7PM-9PM (enjoy happy hour prices)

Where: W Hotel- 200 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701

Parking: $10 discounted valet (3 hrs) provided for the AEB mixer or street parking. Once valet fills, street parking only. Suggest arriving early.

7-8PM- arrivals/ meet and greet. AEB support staff helps with strategic connections.

8-8:30PM: Guest Speaker w/ Q&A

8:30-9:00PM- Job Announcements & 30 second pitch yourself to your peers and employers.

9:00PM-networking continues

Who should attend?
- Entertainment Industry Professionals
- Employers
- Local businesses looking to connect with entertainment professionals

What to bring
- Business Cards
- Job Announcements
- Practice your 30-second elevator pitch. Whether you're getting up on the open mic or introducing yourself.

30-second Sample:

Hi, my name is Jennifer. I’m a right & left brained TV & Film producer, specializing in creative story & characters for docu-series.

Over 200 episodes of hit shows airing on major networks. My latest series premiers on Travel Channel in November.

I also connect investors to film projects projected to excel in sales with a proven algorithm that's successfully predicted over 50% of Oscar winners.

I’m in the process of bringing more productions to Texas!