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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.