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New Location Mapping Resource Simplifies Permitting Process, Highlights DeKalb Homes and Businesses for Production Scouts

New Location Mapping Resource Simplifies Permitting Process, Highlights DeKalb Homes and Businesses for Production Scouts

DeKalb Entertainment Commission’s Online Portal Showcases Homes, Businesses, Scenic Locations for Film/TV Productions

DeKalb homeowners and businesses can now showcase their properties as potential locations and location scouts can easily secure locations and permits through a new online resource created by the DeKalb Entertainment Commission.

The online portal is accessible at DeKalbEntertainment.com and via any mobile device.

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DeKalb Entertainment Commission Offering Summer and Fall 2018 Workshops in Film, Television and Gaming

DECATUR, GA, July 2, 2018 — The DeKalb Entertainment Commission has announced its summer and fall schedule of classes and workshops for residents and businesses. Topics cover film, television and digital entertainment.

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Shelbia Jackson Named Director of the DeKalb Entertainment Commission

Shelbia Jackson Named Director of the DeKalb Entertainment Commission

ATLANTA, June 27, 2018 – Shelbia Jackson has been named Director of the DeKalb Entertainment Commission (http://dekalbentertainment.com). The Commission is the primary driving force charged with attracting and expanding businesses supporting the film, television, music and digital entertainment industry in DeKalb County. She had previously been a Project Coordinator with the Decide DeKalb Development Authority (DDDA), the county’s economic development department.

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Report: Entertainment Offered $1.9 Billion Economic Impact to DeKalb in 2016

The DeKalb Entertainment Commission (DEC) this week released the results of baseline research it’s conducted on the economic impact of the entertainment industry in the county. The numbers already show a positive impact of $1.98 billion in 2016 and a 12 percent growth in industry jobs from 2011-16.

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The Commission estimates that every job created locally in the entertainment industry generates 1.45 additional jobs in other areas. A number of job categories saw growth, particularly in motion picture and video production and positions for independent artists, writers and performers.

Since its launch in 2017, the Commission has been creating more effective systems for connecting with local businesses in film, television, music and digital gaming. DEC is building opportunities for collaboration, while supporting the creation of opportunities for DeKalb residents to participate in this booming entertainment industry.

It is estimated that this strong growth will continue as the Commission offers workshops and training for local business, educates residents on available opportunities, and networks with key industry players.

The report showed that 5689 jobs generated an additional 8711 jobs. Even with these impressive numbers, the Commission says this initial baseline is very conservative.

DeKalb Entertainment Commission Director Shelbia Jackson says: “As the Commission better integrates unincorporated DeKalb and cities into our reporting, we expect the economic impact numbers to become more accurate and to rise.”

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May 24: Career Fair at MomoCon Connects Fans to Companies in Tech, Media, Gaming, Entertainment

May 24: Career Fair at MomoCon Connects Fans to Companies in Tech, Media, Gaming, Entertainment

ATLANTA, May 8, 2018 — Leaders in Georgia’s entertainment industry will host a STE(A)M Career Fair for game developers, programmers, software designers and digital engineers during the 2018 MomoCon Entertainment and Media Career Fair in downtown Atlanta. MomoCon — an animation, anime, gaming and comic convention — brings 90,000 attendees to Atlanta from across the country and runs May 24-27 at the Georgia World Congress Center.

The half-day event on May 24 is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The Career Fair is free for MomoCon attendees and the general public seeking occupations in science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Participants can register here.

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DeKalb Entertainment Commission and ChooseATL Announce Cydnei Chyan as Winner of “ChooseATL Tracklanta” Music Competition

DeKalb Entertainment Commission and ChooseATL Announce Cydnei Chyan as Winner of “ChooseATL Tracklanta” Music Competition

Chyan Will Perform at ChooseATL House at SXSW on March 12 and Will Receive Recording Session with Music Engineer Bill Zimmerman at Callanwolde’s New Recording and Mixing Studio; Competition Was Open To Amateur Musicians In Greater Atlanta Area

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Largest Sci-Fi Convention in DeKalb coming this weekend!

Expo logoFor the fourth year, the Atlanta Sci-Fi and Fantasy Expo will celebrate pop culture creators with a family-friendly event at DeKalb’s North DeKalb Mall. Artists, writers, actors, game designers, animators, modelers, costumers and fans will gather to share their craft, instruct and inspire others to explore their own fannish interests. Held March 3 – 4, 2018, the two-day event will again feature panels, workshops, gaming tournaments, live entertainment and a dealer’s room. The event is free and open to the public.

Please visit their site for all the details: http://www.atlantascifiexpo.com/