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Feb. 21: Students Walk the Red Carpet at First Annual “DeKalb Student Film Festival”

DeKalb Entertainment Commission Partners with DeKalb County School District to Showcase Best Student Productions

WHAT: Local students on the red carpet will be the focus of paparazzi as the DeKalb Entertainment Commission (DEC) partners with the DeKalb County School District for the first annual “DeKalb Student Film Festival.”

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Jan. 26 – March 2: DeKalb Kids Will Learn Media Literacy and Video Production Skills During Six-Week Workshop Series

DeKalb Entertainment Commission Supports Kids Video Connection Workshop at Decatur Recreation Center

DECATUR, GA — Kids Video Connection, with support from the DeKalb Entertainment Commission, will host a six-week series of workshops from Jan. 26 – March 2, 2019 at the Decatur Recreation Center. Students will be introduced to media literacy and video production through project-based learning. They will learn the basic process of creating a video as they work on individual video projects.

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Jan. 12 Event in DeKalb Teaches Kids About Media Literacy and Video Production

DeKalb Entertainment Commission Supports Kids Video Connection Workshop at Tucker-Reid H. Cofer Library

DECATUR, GA — Kids Video Connection, with support from the DeKalb Entertainment Commission, will host a workshop on Jan. 12, “Intro to Media Literacy & Video Production” at the Tucker-Reid H. Cofer Library in Tucker.

The event is open to children ages 13 – 17 and will introduce participants to media literacy concepts and instruct them on script writing and video production. In this workshop, students will produce a Public Service Announcement to promote reading and the DeKalb County Public Library.

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Dec. 1: Build Your Career in the Film & TV Industry with Three Classes from the DeKalb Entertainment Commission

On Dec. 1 at Lakeside High School, the DeKalb Entertainment Commission will offer its final series of educational classes for 2018 for Atlantans interested in building their careers in the film and television industries. Classes will include: Intro to the Film Business, Getting Started in the Industry, and Resumes for Film and Television.

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Oct. 18, 2018: Entertainment Town Hall Meeting hosted by Commissioner Mereda Johnson

If you’re interested in the film, music and entertainment industries, join us for an in-depth discussion with experts regarding opportunities that are available, both in front and behind the scenes.

  • When: Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Where: Lou Walker Senior Center, 2538 Panola Road, Lithonia, GA 30058
  • Cost: FREE

DEC Director Shelbia Jackson will present with other panelists including:

  • Dan Rosenfelt and Mayra Garcia, Third Rail Studios
  • Chris Hicks, Director, City of Atlanta Film Office
  • Doug Fick, Art Director, IATSE Local 479
  • Derrick Crooms, ColliPark Records/Rockfort Management
  • Kishawn Gilliam, Patchwerk Recording Studios
  • Ryan Milsap, Blackhall Studios

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Oct. 13: DeKalb Entertainment Commission to Offer “Powerful Pitch DeKalb” Workshop

The DeKalb Entertainment Commission will offer a “Powerful Pitch DeKalb Workshop” on Saturday, October 13, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at DeKalb County’s Oakcliff Studios (3400 Oakcliff Rd., Suite 106, Doraville, Ga 30340).

Whether you are a novice or professional at pitching film/tv projects, this workshop will help participants elevate their success in connecting with industry professionals who can help advance careers.

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Nov. 3: DeKalb Entertainment Commission to Host Entertainment Expo, Focused on Film, TV, Music & Digital Entertainment

Entertainment Expo Features Experts on Film, TV, Music, Digital Gaming

 

 

 

Click below to listen to DEC’s interview with the Georgia News Network:

DECATUR, GA — The DeKalb Entertainment Commission will host its second Entertainment Expo on Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at ROAM Innovative Workplace at Perimeter Center, 1151 Hammond Drive Northeast, #240, Atlanta 30346. The event features resources and information for DeKalb companies, professionals and residents seeking to build a presence in the entertainment industry.

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Decaturish Podcast: Shelbia Jackson, DeKalb Entertainment Commission

In the Sept. 28, 2018 edition of the Decaturish Podcast, editor Dan Whisenhunt talks with Shelbia Jackson, Director of the DeKalb Entertainment Commission! Tune in to learn how you can be a part of the film, TV, music and gaming industry!

Listen in at https://play.google.com/music/m/I6mycpbaiz4qrirjjyrzdvbpuxq?t=TheDecaturishPodcast

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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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