AEB Members Get Discounts


Are you a member of Austin Entertainment Business? Do you need expert advice to help you carve our your career in the entertainment business? We have your back.

Our consultants are experienced film, TV, and digital media professionals with a wide variety of experience. Participating members of the Austin Entertainment Business networking group will get VIP access to these top consultants as well as discounts.

Whether it’s help that you need in screenwriting, distribution, pitching your ideas or producing them, our consultants have the experience and the advice to help you move forward quickly in your career. And it doesn’t hurt that you get a discount, right?

Before You Reach OUt, Read This:

Please mention AEB for VIP access and discounts when you are reaching out to our consultants!


Jennifer hutchins - entertainment business

Jennifer Hutchins has been producing hit shows, distributed film & high-profile branded content for over a decade including over 200 episodes of television for ABC, CBS, CNN, A&E, Spike, TLC, Syfy, Discovery, Speed, and NatGeo. Some of her highlights are having produced two separate series with magician Criss Angel - 100 episodes of "Criss Angel Mindfreak," and "Criss Angel BeLIEve"; and producing two separate car-themed shows with Adam Carolla - "The Car Show" and "To Catch A Car Guy." She has produced several TV shows in the paranormal space - Syfy's "Haunted Collector," and "Ghost Hunters International." Jennifer has also produced and directed for "Dr. Phil." Jennifer's highlighted feature films include, "Most Likely To Die" distributed by Mar Vista Entertainment, "Time Toys" directed by Mark Rosman (A Cinderella Story) starring Ed Begley Jr. (Pineapple Express), Greg Germann (Ally McBeal) , "Unfollowed" produced by Timur Bekmambetov (Night Watch) and Expendable Assets starring Jake Busey (Starship Troopers) and Ted McGinley (Married With Children). 

Please mention AEB for VIP Access and Discounts


MAX ADAMS - Award Winning Screenwriter

Max Adams is an author and award winning screenwriter. Recipient of a Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and dubbed “Red Hot Adams” by Daily Variety early in her career, Max has written professionally for Columbia Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, Universal Pictures, Walt Disney Studios, and Tri-Star Pictures — to name a few. She is the author of The New Screenwriter’s Survival Guide, is a former AFI Alumni reader and WGA online mentor, is a recipient of the University of Utah College of Fine Arts Distinguished Alumni Award, is the founder of two international online screenwriting workshops, Left Door and 5150, is a University of Utah associate instructor, and is the founder of The Academy of Film Writing. Max’s produced feature films include Excess Baggage, The Ladykillers, and One For the Money. Max’s non-filmic writing credits include journalism, short fiction, essays, theatre, humor, and radio.

Offering 10% off tuition for course registrations from AEB people registering now through March 31 for 2019 AFW classes. Class registration is accessible online on the AFW site at https://academyoffilmwritingcom -- use the code AEBJAN2019 for the 10% AEB discount.

Please mention AEB for Further VIP Access and Discounts


Jerome courshon- film distribution EXPERT

Film Producer, Distribution Expert, and today’s “go-to” authority of how to get a film to market, Jerome Courshon has broken open the “exclusive club” of successful independent producers with his innovative teachings entitled “THE SECRETS TO DISTRIBUTION: Get Your Movie Distributed Now!”. 

Along with his Master Classes, varied lectures, and an elite consulting service, Courshon provides valuable strategies to Producers & Directors in getting their films into the top distribution channels. Courshon provides valuable strategies to Producers & Directors in getting their films into the top distribution markets. Clients have achieved distribution with Warner Bros., Sony Pictures, Lionsgate, among numerous others. Click HERE for more. 

Please mention AEB for VIP Access and Discounts


Barbara Daoust- Career Coach

Highly successful people are constantly stepping outside their comfort zone.  They are willing to do the things that most people don't want to do.  Therefore, they form the habits of success. I've worked with many people who succeed not because of their talent, but because of their success mindset.  They have the ability to persevere in spite of their challenges.  Mindset is key.  You will never outperform your self-image.  You will keep doing what you already know and keep getting the same results.  What are your results?  Are you willing to change them?

Barbara Daoust is an acclaimed Success & Business Mindset Coach, author, and inspirational speaker. Barbara shows highly talented, creative, and powerful people how to get out of their own way, tap into their greatness and accomplish big goals.  She works with entrepreneurs, business owners, and individuals on how to break through fears, limitations, and negative mindsets in order to achieve bigger and better results.  She helps people to break up with perfectionism, say goodbye to procrastination, and get out of the way so that they can achieve lifetime dreams.

Barbara spent most of her career in Theatre Arts, Film and Television as a director, acting coach, writer, and producer. She directed a production of "Quisbies", which was performed at the Kennedy Center, coached the Olsen Twins for 10 years, directed their animated series and taught many young professionals who are now celebrities. Her search for consistently dramatic and lasting results led her to become a certified "Thinking into Results" consultant with the Proctor/Gallagher Institute. 

She now blends her 25 years of acting, directing and writing experience inspiring people to connect with their deepest desires so that they can live more fulfilled lives.

Please mention AEB for VIP Access and Discounts

Heather Hale-  Film & TV Markets

Heather Hale is a film and television director, screenwriter and producer with over 60 hours of credits who is an expert at pitching at all the major markets (AFM, NATPE, etc.). Join us on July 19 when she will share strategies on how to customize your marketing materials to attach celebrities, attract investors and distributors and engage prospective production partners. 

Heather's recent How to Work the Film & TV Markets: A Guide for Content Creators (Focal Press) clarifies critical paths for StoryTellers around the world who want to become Story$ellers. We’re delighted she’s going to join us virtually to share with us some actual current, real world samples of pitch decks, equity investor proposals and attachment solicitation presentations for the entire spectrum of prospects you may strive to meet on a market floor. Her next book: Story$elling: How to Develop, Market and Pitch Film & TV Projects is due out next year with Michael Weise Productions while her website offers a great many free Film & TV resources for producersscreenwriters and investors alike. 

Please mention AEB for VIP Access and Discounts


terence michael- Creation, Finance, management

Emmy-nominated producer, Terence Michael, has produced over 20 movies and 30 TV shows. He additionally hosts 2 podcasts about the entertainment industry. In his spare time, he invests in real estate, runs a mortgage business, and consults entrepreneurs on how to monetize their passions and be happy in the process.

Terence has been developing, producing, and delivering story content, from film to television, over the course of ownership in three separate production companies covering most of the major studios, networks, and agencies in "Hollywood." 

He has now produced feature films distributed by studios such as Sony, Universal, MGM, Lionsgate, and HBO; and executive produced television shows airing on networks such as NBC, Fox, MTV, VH1, Showtime, Lifetime, TLC, Bravo, Spike, Esquire, Syfy, Travel Channel, and A&E. Terence enjoys both developing and producing intellectual properties and formats for 100% Terry Cloth as well as show running other existing network or cable shows.  Click HERE for more. 

Please mention AEB for VIP Access and Discounts


Laura Brennan - Writer and Pitch Consultant

Laura Brennan’s eclectic career includes television, film, theater, fiction, and news. She works in Hollywood as a writer and pitch consultant, and plots to murder those who’ve done her wrong… fictionally, of course. Her short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies, while on screens large and small, Laura has lopped characters’ heads off, stabbed and garroted them, and occasionally fed them to dinosaurs.

Please mention AEB for VIP Access and Discounts