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Students from DeKalb School of the Arts and Lakeside High School Bring Home Awards at First Annual “DeKalb Student Film Festival”

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

Link to Video/Photos from the Festival: https://bit.ly/2TglT1z

DECATUR, GA — The Academy Awards were Sunday, but these local students were the focus of paparazzi on the red carpet last week. Students from two DeKalb schools were the big winners at the first “DeKalb Student Film Festival” on Thursday, February 21, bringing home awards in the ““Best of Show” and “Audience Choice” categories.  The DeKalb School of the Arts was named the “Overall Winner” for their film, “Locked Out.” The DeKalb Entertainment Commission (DEC) partnered with the DeKalb County School District for this first-ever film festival highlighting student productions.

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Feb. 16 Event in DeKalb Teaches Kids About Media Literacy and Video Production

DeKalb Entertainment Commission Supports Kids Video Connection Workshop at Gresham Public Library

DECATUR, GA — Kids Video Connection, with support from the DeKalb Entertainment Commission, will host a workshop on Feb. 16, “Intro to Media Literacy & Video Production” at the Gresham Public Library (2418 Gresham Road).

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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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