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CEO Exclusive Radio: DeKalb Entertainment and City of Tucker!

DEC’s Shelbia Jackson and Sonja Szubski with the City of Tucker were the guests this month on Soyini Coke’s CEO Exclusive Radio Show!

Shelbia talked about DeKalb’s efforts to create opportunities for local residents and businesses to be a part of our region’s booming entertainment industry. She talked about all the resources offered, including classes and workshops in film, television, music and digital entertainment.

Sonja talked about all that the City of Tucker is offering to its residents and film productions.

Click this link to listen to the full interview: http://www.ceoexclusiveinsights.com/dekalb-entertainment-commission/

And click on this blog piece: http://www.ceoexclusiveinsights.com/blog-post/get-your-slice-of-a-new-industry/.

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Oz magazine: “Time to Shine,” Profiles DEC

Oz magazine reports this month on the growth of the DeKalb Entertainment Commission under the guidance of Director Shelbia Jackson.

“DeKalb County creatives and businesses supporting film, television, music and digital entertainment have a new friend. Shelbia Jackson has been named the first Director of the DeKalb Entertainment Commission (DEC). Launched last year, DEC is charged with attracting and expanding the entertainment industry in Georgia’s third-largest county.

Jackson has served more than ten years with the Decide DeKalb Development Authority (DDDA), the county’s economic development department, and was in the forefront of establishing the DEC to be a user-friendly agency spanning all aspects of entertainment.”

Click to read the full article: https://www.ozmagazine.com/single-post/2018/08/16/Time-to-Shine

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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 (https://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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Atlanta Business Chronicle

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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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