Date(s) - 21 Oct
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
On Saturday, October 21 from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., the Commission will host the Inaugural Entertainment Expo, with resources and information for DeKalb companies and professionals seeking to build their presence in the entertainment industry. Dozens of panelists, mentors and vendors will be on-hand to provide support and expertise.
- Panel discussions with industry professionals in TV/Film, Music, Digital Entertainment and Gaming.
- Mentor Meet-Ups
- Vendor Booths
When: 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Where: Georgia Piedmont Technical College Conference Center, 495 N. Indian Creek Road, Clarkston, GA 30021
Please register at this link.
For complete details on the inaugural Entertainment Expo Panels, click here.
MUSIC PANEL 1 | 9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
Radio Promotion & Marketing Airplay in the Age of Streaming
and Digital Technology
Ric Ross, Southeast/National Field Director, Capitol Records
Cannon Kent, SE Promotions, Atlantic Records
Jerrell Allen, Artist Manager
MUSIC PANEL 2 | 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
The Art of Production and Publishing
Kawan (KP) Prather, ‘I Am Other’ President of Music
Bryan Michael Cox, Pop/R&B Producer
Byron Wright, Warner Chapel Publishing
Dave Claasen, BMI Creative Director (pop/rock)
Michael “Mixzo” Johnson, R&B/Hip Hop Writer/Producer
FILM & TV PANEL 1 | 9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
Jumping into the Film Industry
Judiffier Pearson, Film & Entertainment Business Consultant,
UGA SBDC, Clayton State University
Jessica Fox-Thigpen, Owner/Casting Director, Fox Casting
Kyanna Simpson, Actress
Maida Morgan, Locations Manager, Flying Zebra Productions
Scott Thigpen, Owner/Producer, Crazy Legs Productions
Co-Chair, Atlanta Chapter, Producers Guild of America
FILM & TV PANEL 2 | 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Women in Film and TV
Wendy Jackson, Writer & Producer
Amy Oraefo, Esq., Counsel, Taylor English–Corporate,
Entertainment & Intellectual Property Law
Rhonda Baraka, Film/TV Writer, Director, Producer
Wanda Shelley, TV Producer/Production Manager
DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT PANEL 1 | 9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
Opportunities in Games and Digital Entertainment
Abby Joslin, Joslin Business Coaching
Allyssa Lewis, MyAnimationLife
Cameron Payne, CCP
Marisa Tontaveetong, ASIFA-South
DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT PANEL 2 | 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
“I Have a Great Idea for an App or Game! … Now What?”
Rob Hassett, Entertainment Attorney
Steph Chergi, Games That Work
Brian Miller, ZapMil
Michael Stanley, Creative Director at Dragon Army
COMBINED MUSIC, FILM, TV and DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT PANEL | 1 – 2:15 p.m.
Understanding the Tax Credits
Andrew Greenberg, Georgia Game Developer Association Executive Director,
DeKalb Entertainment Commission Chairman
Allison Fibben, Marketing/Tax Incentive Program, Georgia Department of Economic Development
Tammy Hurt, Endeavor Sound/Founding President, Georgia Music Partners
DiAndria Green, Georgia Music Partners