Classes and Workshops

This page includes DEC Webinars, Master Classes, and Panels that we host in addition to our Virtual Entertainment Expo, Student Entertainment Expert Talk Series, and other classes that we support and or sponsor for 2021:

Gaming With A Cop
February 15, 2021 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
For Individual or Group Registration
Registration Now!

Are you ready for some esports? Join DEC, in partnership with DeKalb P.A.L. Plus and DeKalb County’s Office of Youth Services for an eSports League Online Virtual Event. The event will be held on February 15, 2021, from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Participants who are 12 – 16 years of age can register as individual players or teams. The games that will be played are Madden 21, Brawhalla, and League of Legends. Prizes will be given to 1st and 2nd place winners for all games. To learn more, register with the above registration link.

Atlanta Pitch Summit
November 7, 2020 at 12:00 – 7:00 PM
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The Atlanta Pitch Summit is the home to where content meets distribution. Learn How to Pitch Your TV & Film Project, ONLINE or in person!

This is the most anticipated entertainment networking event in the Southeast. Established in 2011, The Atlanta Pitch Summit elevated Atlanta yet another level by creating a local platform that’s as common in Hollywood West as movie premiers. Aspiring and professional screenwriters, filmmakers and content producers had an opportunity to sit at the feet of accomplished Hollywood veterans and content acquisition executives to learn the ropes and pitch their ideas. This annual event draws Motion Picture and the Television industry’s most prominent studios, development/creative executives, producers, talent/literary agents, managers, attorneys & casting directors.

This years collaboration is a unique one. The Atlanta Pitch Summit and the Dekalb Entertainment Commission decided to join together and bring content creators and executives to one place online. This years virtual summit will cater to those who are searching for answers, collaborations and a greenlight. The history of both organizations are great at bringing the right people together at the right time. Please join us this year and be apart of this event that will give you a great insight on how this type of industry is moving forward and still working despite of our new normal.

This year we have crafted a special virtual event for content creators to be anywhere in the world and participate with the Atlanta Pitch Summit for 2020! JOIN US!

Decatur Book Festival and DEC Presents
Virtual Panel: Going from Book to Screen presented by DeKalb Entertainment Commission
October 3, 2020 at 1:00 PM
Watch The Live Recording!

Join us along with our partners the Decatur Book Festival as we host a panel discussion with Atlanta’s own Andrea Thornton Bolden, producer/writer (Nancy Drew, Lucifer, The Spanish Princess), Adam G Simon, actor/writer (Point Blank, Man Down, Synapse), and Sean Sorensen, producer/writer (Black and Blue, Mayhem, Worth) about the process, business opportunities, and personnel that translate books to film and television.

The Atlanta Writers’ Society is a community of underrepresented performing arts writers. Founded in the summer of 2020, the organization provides a much needed space for a diverse pool of passionate creatives during a historic time for our nation. Its mission is to educate, promote, support, and produce writers of underrepresented communities and their projects.

Decatur Book Festival and DEC Presents
Virtual Panel: How to Pitch, Package & Sell Your Television & Film Project: Talks with the Atlanta Pitch Summit Panel
October 1, 2020 at 2:00 PM
Watch The Live Recording!

Join us along with our partners the Decatur Book Festival as we host a special panel entitled “How to Pitch, Package, and Sell Your Television and Film Project.”  This will be a panel moderated by the Atlanta Pitch Summit with special guest comedian/actress Cocoa Brown.  In this panel, you will learn the key tips on how to creatively package and pitch your television or film project.

  • How a writer breaks into the biz
  • Creating a pitch deck
  • Finding a producer or director for your project
  • Setting the Pitch meeting
  • Finding the right distribution home for your project
  • The final sell

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