Jul
12
7:00 PM19:00

Austin Entertainment Business Happy Hr at The W Hotel

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We're back, bringing the entertainment community of Austin together for a mixer and event with industry guest speaker.

Following our last awesome 130+ attendee event on a Monday night, we want to keep the Austin Entertainment Community connected ! We'll have a sign in with name tags, and our usual connections techniques to make sure the room flows and you meet as many people as possible, for friendship as well as business!

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Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

Producers Guild Thirsty Thursday, June 20, 7PM-9PM, W Hotel

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Producers are invited to the Producers Guild Thirsty Thursday Mixer in Austin, Texas. Join Austin Producers Guild members and future members for networking and happy hour prices at the W Hotel.

Date: June 20, 2019 (Thurs)
Time: 7-9PM
Location: W Hotel, 200 Lavaca St., Austin, TX 78701

Parking: $10 Valet, Street or Austin City Hall is $10 at 163 Lavaca St. (across the street from the W Hotel)

PGA Members & Future Members welcome.

Why Join the PGA?

Eligible Job Titles

MOTION PICTURE & TELEVISION
Producers
Executive Producers
Co-Executive Producers (Television Only)
Co-Producers
Line Producers
Supervising Producers
Production Supervisors
Production Managers
Production Coordinators
Associate Producers
Segment Producers
Field Producers
Senior Story Producers
Story Producers
Post-Production Producers
Post-Production Supervisors
Post-Production Managers
Post-Production Coordinators
Visual Effects Producers
Visual Effects Coordinators

NEW MEDIA*
Producers
Executive Producers
Co-Producers
Line Producers
Supervising Producers
Associate Producers
Senior Producers
Animation Producers
Visual Effects Producers
Visual Effects Co-Producers
Executive Producer of Visual Effects
* Recognized categories and platforms in conjunction with recognized New Media credits are:
Broadband
DVD/Blu-ray (BD Live)
Video Games
Mobile
Digital VFX
Animation
Interactive/Enhanced TV
Special Venue
Transmedia

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Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

June 20th Happy Hour at The W Hotel

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Happy Hour Mixer For Entertainment Professionals

We're back, bringing the entertainment community of Austin together for a simple happy hour!

Following our last awesome 130+ attendee event on a Monday night, we want to keep the Austin Entertainment Community connected with a Happy Hour! We'll have a sign in with name tags, and our usual connections techniques to make sure the room flows and you meet as many people as possible, for friendship as well as business!

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Jun
3
7:00 PM19:00

Austin Entertainment Business Event: Monday, June 3- 7PM-10PM- The W Hotel

Find out the secrets to becoming a premiere production company in Texas producing thousands of television productions globally while while winning awards.

You're invited to the Austin Entertainment Business (AEB) June 3rd event with guest speaker David Karabinas who's the CEO/ Co-Founder of Texas Crew Productions in Austin, TX. An Emmy and NAACP Image Award winning producer, David has managed, overseen, budgeted, produced, directed or coordinated literally thousands of television productions around the globe.

LOCATION

The W hotel located at 200 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701. Offering discounted $10 valet and happy hour drink specials all night exclusively for AEB attendees.T une up, chill out and plug into the downtown Austin scene at W Austin. From its all-access VIP location in the heart of the “Live Music Capital of the World’s®” 2nd Street District, this pitch-perfect destination showers you with creative energy like few hotels can.

Parking

Austin Entertainment Business guests get a reduced valet parking fee of $10. There is also metered parking nearby.

ABOUT US

AEB emphasizes the business of entertainment, streamlines and enhances the entertainment business for content creators, employers and local businesses looking to connect with entertainment pros.

AEB host/ founder: JENNIFER HUTCHINS is a working producer who has been producing hit shows, distributed films & high-profile branded content for over a decade including over 200 episodes of television for CBS, CNN, A&E, Spike, TLC, Syfy, Discovery, Speed, NatGeo, AOL RED and YouTube Originals and is the Co-EP on a new show currently in production for Travel Channel.

SCHEDULE

7PM-7:45PM- arrivals/ meet and greet for members and their guests. AEB support staff helps with strategic connections.

7:45PM-8:00PM
Kiki Welcomes
High Five with Ross
Insider Advice with Jennifer

8:00-8:30- Guest Speaker w/ Q&A

8:30-9:00PM- 30 second pitch yourself to your peers and employers. Outside of referrals, employers have to go off resumes. They are now invited to see AEB members highlight their special skills. Note: suggest arriving early to sign in as we will only have time for 50 people.

9:00PM-10:00PM- Targeted networking

Who should attend?
- Entertainment Industry Professionals
- Employers
- Local businesses looking to connect with entertainment professionals

What to bring
It's helpful to have a goal in mind and be specific. Don't just say "I'm a writer". Say I'm currently writing a romantic comedy about zombies looking for a script doctor.

Other:
The Producers Guild of America (PGA) is now throwing events for members and future members in Austin, TX. If you are a producer, contact [masked] for more information.

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May
16
5:00 PM17:00

Happy Hour at The W Hotel

We're back, bringing the entertainment community of Austin together for a simple happy hour at the W Hotel in Downtown Austin! Be ready for some connection-savvy surprises!

Following our last awesome 200 attendee event, we want to keep the Austin Entertainment Community connected with a Happy Hour! We'll have a sign in with name tags, and our usual connections techniques to make sure the room flows and you meet as many people as possible, for friendship as well as business! NEW! There will be a rotating "Flag"!

This flag will have different connection topics such as "Actors and Directors", "Technical and Producers", "Investors and short film directors", "Pitch Masters and Screen Writers". These will interchange throughout the event, in different areas, so people can congregate at a flag as they feel, or hang out with others connecting at the bar and in other areas, until their flag pops up! Don't be late!

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May
2
6:00 PM18:00

May 2nd, 2019 - The W Hotel

May 2nd, 2019 - The W Hotel

Do you know the secret strategy for getting noticed at a film festival? You're invited to the Austin Entertainment Business (AEB) march mixer with guest speaker David Hartstein, back from Sundance.

As always, you'll mix and mingle with Austin Entertainment Business pros, get access to free resources and contacts as well as get to introduce yourself to the group to to ask specific questions and/or let people know you're about your special skills for hire. One networker said that he gets 90% of his jobs from the AEB events. AWESOME!!!

When: Jan. 24, 2019

Time: 7PM-9PM

Where: The W Hotel: 200 Lavaca Street, Austin, TX 78701

(ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BELOW)

Networkers are landing jobs through "Austin Entertainment Business" events and the group has been listed as an official support organization on the Austin Film Commission website:  80% of jobs are from relationships and referrals.

What Others Are Saying About The Meetups:

At the event, founder/ producer Jennifer Hutchins will share her contact list to help you save time & money and award winning screenwriter Max Adams reveals her road to success writing for major studios in Hollywood and continuing to work successfully from Austin.


GUEST SPEAKERS

David Heartstein

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DAVID HARTSTEIN is an Emmy and Independent Spirit Award-winning feature film producer of documentary, fiction and commercials. Most recently, his narrative feature SISTER AIMEE (2019) premiered at Sundance and will also play SXSW. David has previously been a producing fellow at the Biennale Cinema College in Venice, he has also proudly served on the Filmmaker Advisory Committee to the Austin Film Society. His credits include BARRACUDA (2017), THE HONOR FARM (2017), THE SENSITIVES (2017), THROUGH THE REPELLENT FENCE (2017) and WHERE SOLDIERS COME FROM (2011), among others. David is married to Texas Tribune Editor-In-Chief, Emily Ramshaw.


Jennifer Hutchins

Jennifer Hutchins

Founder JENNIFER HUTCHINS is a working producer who has been producing hit shows, distributed films & high-profile branded content for over a decade including over 200 episodes of television for CBS, CNN, A&E, Spike, TLC, Syfy, Discovery, Speed, NatGeo, AOL RED and YouTube Originals.





Event Information

When: May 2nd, 2019

Time: 6pm to 10pm

Where: The W Hotel - 200 Lavaca Street, Austin TX, 78701

Parking: street or offering discounted $10 valet

Schedule:

6PM-7:30PM- arrivals/ meet and greet for members and their guests. AEB support staff helps with strategic connections. VIP lounge open for employers and special invites.

7:30PM-7:45PM- Working producer, Jennifer Hutchins offers advice to attendees from the insiders inner workings of producing TV & Film.

7:45PM- 7:50PM- Monthly Tips on making money for freelancers (NEW)

7:50- 8:20PM: Guest Speaker w/ Q&A

8:20-9:00PM- 30 second pitch yourself to your peers and employers. Note: suggest arriving early to sign in. Outside of referrals, employers have to go off resumes. They are now invited to see AEB members highlight their special skills.

Who should attend? Investors, Human Resources, Producers, Directors, Writers, Production Company Reps, Agents, Managers, Actors, Actresses, Director of Photography, Production Designers, Editors, Costume Designers, Musicians, Composers, Casting Directors, Acting Teachers, Studio Teachers, Camera, G&E, Sound, Hair/ Makeup, Wardrobe, Art Department, Visual Effects, Colorists, Animation, Production Assistants, and more!

Location: Speakeasy is a sprawling 3-level nightclub with nightly live music & weekend DJs, '20s-style decor & rooftop patio. Drink specials for group members and their guests: $5 cocktails and $4 beers.

What to bring:
It's helpful to have a goal in mind and be specific. Don't just say "I'm a writer". Say I'm currently writing a romantic comedy about zombies.

Austin producers are working to form an official chapter of the Producers Guild of America (PGA) in Austin, TX. Find out more: PGAAustin@gmail.com

"Everything you can imagine is real" - Pablo Picasso

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Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

January 24th, 2019 - The Speakeasy

You're invited to the Austin Entertainment Business (AEB) 1-year anniversary. We'll share success stories, goals for the new year, resources, free entertainment legal clinic... what?!?!, invites and a debut song performance about AEB.  One networker said that he gets 90% of his jobs from the events. AWESOME!!!  

When: Jan. 24, 2019

Time: 7PM-9PM

Where: The Speakeasy - 412 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

(ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BELOW)

Networkers are landing jobs through "Austin Entertainment Business" events and the group has been listed as an official support organization on the Austin Film Commission website:  80% of jobs are from relationships and referrals.

What Others Are Saying About The Meetups:

At the event, founder/ producer Jennifer Hutchins will share her contact list to help you save time & money and award winning screenwriter Max Adams reveals her road to success writing for major studios in Hollywood and continuing to work successfully from Austin.


Guest Speakers

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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 Writers Guild of America West online screenwriting mentor, 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 contact information will be shared after the event with attendees. 


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JENNIFER HUTCHINS is a working producer who has been producing hit shows, distributed films & high-profile branded content for over a decade including over 200 episodes of television for CBS, CNN, A&E, Spike, TLC, Syfy, Discovery, Speed, NatGeo, AOL RED and YouTube Originals. 

She specializes in branding, networking, fundraising, pitching and creating projects & characters that rise above the rest. She provides private consulting for serious entertainment professionals ready to take their career to the next level. Some of her favorite clients weren't charged a penny, because they ultimately became collaborators or even went into business together!


Event Information

When: Jan. 24, 2019

Time: 7PM-9PM

Where: The Speakeasy - 412 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

Parking: street or suggested parking at $10 structure located south of 6th on Colorado. Quick walk around the corner.

Schedule:

7PM-7:45PM- arrivals/ meet and greet for members and their guests. AEB support staff helps with strategic connections.

7:45PM- As a working producer, Jennifer Hutchins offers advice to attendees based on over a decade producing TV & Film.

8:00PM- 8:30PM:  Guest Speaker w/ Q&A

8:30-8:50PM- Networkers can introduce themselves to the group on open microphone.  Great way to target connections & offer resources! 

8:50PM- Debut Song Performance Celebrating Austin Entertainment Business 1-Year Anniversary. 

9:00PM- Room opens to the general public/ continued networking.

Who should attend? Investors, Human Resources, Producers, Directors, Writers, Production Company Reps, Agents, Managers, Actors, Actresses, Director of Photography, Production Designers, Editors, Costume Designers, Musicians, Composers, Casting Directors, Acting Teachers, Studio Teachers, Camera, G&E, Sound, Hair/ Makeup, Wardrobe, Art Department, Visual Effects, Colorists, Animation, Production Assistants, and more!

Location: Speakeasy is a sprawling 3-level nightclub with nightly live music & weekend DJs, '20s-style decor & rooftop patio. Drink specials for group members and their guests: $5 cocktails and $4 beers.

What to bring
It's helpful to have a goal in mind and be specific.  Don't just say "I'm a writer".  Say I'm currently writing a romantic comedy about zombies. 

Networkers are landing jobs through "Austin Entertainment Business" events and the group has been listed as an official support organization on the Austin Film Commission website:  80% of jobs are from relationships and referrals.

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November Event
Nov
20
6:30 PM18:30

November Event

You're invited to the Austin Entertainment Business (AEB) Mixer, Tuesday, November 20 at Speakeasy downtown Austin from 7PM-9:30PM.

Did you know there's a major studio headquartered in Austin? Every year over 60,000 screaming fans descend on Austin to get a glimpse of their favorite Rooster Teeth Stars. Live Action Supervising Producer Will Hyde and documentary supervisor and producer Hannah McCarthy reveal what it takes to create popular content for a global fanbase with Q&A after.

More Info on Guest Speakers

Will Hyde is a Supervising Producer for Rooster Teeth in Austin, TX. Originally from Englewood, FL he spent several years in Los Angeles working in theatrical marketing, advertising, VFX and original content. Since joining Rooster Teeth Will has produced projects such as BLOOD FEST, THE SUPER SLOW SHOW, 11 LITTLE ROOSTERS, IMMERSION and many more.

Hannah McCarthy is currently a documentary supervisor and producer at Rooster Teeth. Prior to joining Rooster Teeth, Hannah worked on shows for the Discovery Channel, A&E, TNT, Animal Planet, TLC, and PBS.

When: November 20, 2018

Time: 7PM-9:30PM

Where: The Speakeasy - 412 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

Parking: street or suggested parking at $10 structure located on Colorado just South of 6th. Quick walk around the corner to Speakeasy.

Schedule:

7PM-7:30PM- arrivals/ meet and greet for members and their guests. AEB support staff helps with strategic connections.

7:30 PM- Producer Jennifer Hutchins offers advice to attendees based on 15 years in the trenches producing TV & Film.

8:00PM- 8:30 PM: Guest Speakers and Q&A

8:30-9:30PM- Networkers can introduce themselves to the group on open microphone.

9:30PM- Room opens to the general public/ continued networking.

Who should attend? Investors, Human Resources, Producers, Directors, Writers, Production Company Reps, Agents, Managers, Actors, Actresses, Director of Photography, Production Designers, Editors, Costume Designers, Musicians, Composers, Casting Directors, Acting Teachers, Studio Teachers, Camera, G&E, Sound, Hair/ Makeup, Wardrobe, Art Department, Visual Effects, Colorists, Animation, Production Assistants, and more!

Location: Speakeasy is a sprawling 3-level nightclub with nightly live music & weekend DJs, '20s-style decor & rooftop patio. Drink specials for group members and their guests: $5 cocktails and $4 beers.

What to bring
It's helpful to have a goal in mind and be specific.

Networkers are already landing jobs at "Austin Entertainment Business" events and the group has been listed as an official support organization on the Austin Film Commission website: 80% of jobs are from relationships and referrals.

AUSTIN ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS HELPS MAKE THOSE CONNECTIONS.
Join a variety of Texas Entertainment folks for networking, guest speakers, Q&A and introduce yourself to the group on an open mic.

You can't just jump into a marriage. You've got to date first! AEB works to inspire our industry to form relationships. By offering and receiving help from each other, we can all move projects forward with vetted teams.

Austin Entertainment Business founder 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. She is working to form an official chapter of the Producers Guild of America (PGA) in Austin, TX. Events are already being held monthly for members and future members. For more info: PGAAustin@gmail.com. Next event is Dec. 17 at AFS Theatre.

"Everything you can imagine is real" - Pablo Picasso

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September Event
Sep
20
6:30 PM18:30

September Event

What: Austin Entertainment Business- Mixer

Tips & Tricks for Working in Texas

80% of jobs are from relationships and referrals.
AUSTIN ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS HELPS MAKE THOSE CONNECTIONS.

You can't just jump into a marriage. You've got to date first! AEB works to inspire our industry to form relationships. By offering and receiving help from each other, we can all move projects forward with vetted teams.

GUEST SPEAKERS:

STEPHANIE WHALLON - DIRECTOR, TEXAS FILM COMMISSION

Did you know there are over 100 film friendly cities in Texas? Do you know how to navigate the Texas Film incentive? Are you aware of all the resources available for filmmakers in Texas? Stephanie will share tips & tricks to filming in Texas and be available for Q&A. Austin Entertainment Business is excited to introduce you to the newly appointed Texas Film Commissioner Stephanie Whallon this Thursday.

NICK W. NICHOLSON- ACTOR, PRODUCER, FILM CRITIC

Nick W. Nicholson, once dubbed by Clint Eastwood as “the nicest film critic you never want to meet” is equally known for his work across the spectrum of the entertainment industry whether it be his acting, producing or his work as a national film critic. Nick is a veteran actor that has appeared in over 75 films. He has been responsible for producing over 20 feature length pictures with the majority of those achieving distribution and or theatrical releases. Nick will be revealing what it takes to keep working successfully in Texas

Austin Entertainment Business founder Jennifer Hutchins has been producing hit shows, distributed films & high-profile branded content for over a decade including over 200 episodes of television for CBS, CNN, A&E, Spike, TLC, Syfy, Discovery, Speed, SXSW and NatGeo.

When: September 20, 2018

Time: 6PM-8PM

Where: The Speakeasy - 412 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

Parking: street or suggested parking at $10 structure located south of 6th on Colorado. Quick walk around the corner.

Schedule:

6PM-6:45PM- arrivals/ meet and greet for members and their guests. AEB support staff helps with strategic connections.

6:45PM- Jennifer Hutchins offers advice to attendees based on 15 years in the trenches producing TV & Film.

7:00PM- 7:30PM: High Profile Guest Speakers

7:30-8:00PM- Networkers can introduce themselves to the group on open microphone.

8:00PM- Room opens to the general public/ continued networking.

Who should attend? Investors, Human Resources, Producers, Directors, Writers, Production Company Reps, Agents, Managers, Actors, Actresses, Director of Photography, Production Designers, Editors, Costume Designers, Musicians, Composers, Casting Directors, Acting Teachers, Studio Teachers, Camera, G&E, Sound, Hair/ Makeup, Wardrobe, Art Department, Visual Effects, Colorists, Animation, Production Assistants, and more!

Location: Speakeasy is a sprawling 3-level nightclub with nightly live music & weekend DJs, '20s-style decor & rooftop patio. Drink specials for group members and their guests: $5 cocktails and $4 beers.

What to bring
It's helpful to have a goal in mind and be specific.

Networkers are already landing jobs at "Austin Entertainment Business" events and the group has been listed as an official support organization on the Austin Film Commission website: https://www.austintexas.org/film-commission/resources-and-tools/support-organizations/. 80% of jobs are from relationships and referrals.

Follow us:
https://www.facebook.com/AustinEntertainmentBusiness/

Job Board: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AustinEntertainmentBusiness/

Official Website:
https://www.austinentertainmentbusiness.com/

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/business_austin

Testimonials: https://www.austinentertainmentbusiness.com/testimonials/

"Everything you can imagine is real" - Pablo Picasso

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August Event
Aug
23
6:00 PM18:00

August Event

Austin Entertainment Business (AEB)- Tunnel To Hollywood- Part 3

Producer Jennifer Hutchins shares her Hollywood contact list to help you save time & money. (more info Jennifer & Guest Speakers below)

6PM-6:45PM- arrivals/ meet and greet for members and their guests.  AEB support staff helps with strategic connections. 

6:45PM- Jennifer Hutchins offers advice to attendees based on 15 years in the trenches producing TV & Film. 

7:00PM- 7:45PM:  High Profile Guest Speakers

7:45-8:00PM- Networkers can introduce themselves to the group on open microphone.  

8:00PM- Room opens to the general public/ continued networking.  

Who should attend? Investors, Human Resources, Producers, Directors, Writers, Production Company Reps, Agents, Managers, Actors, Actresses, Director of Photography, Production Designers, Editors, Costume Designers, Musicians, Composers, Casting Directors, Acting Teachers, Studio Teachers, Camera, G&E, Sound, Hair/ Makeup, Wardrobe, Art Department, Visual Effects, Colorists, Animation, Production Assistants, and more!

Parking: street or suggested parking at $10 structure located south of 6th on Colorado. Quick walk around the corner.

Location: Speakeasy is a sprawling 3-level nightclub with nightly live music & weekend DJs, '20s-style decor & rooftop patio. Drink specials for group members and their guests: $5 cocktails and $4 beers.

What to bring
It's helpful to have a goal in mind and be specific.

Networkers are already landing jobs at "Austin Entertainment Business" events and the group has been listed as an official support organization on the Austin Film Commission website: https://www.austintexas.org/film-commission/resources-and-tools/support-organizations/. 80% of jobs are from relationships and referrals.

Follow us:
https://www.facebook.com/AustinEntertainmentBusiness/

Job Board: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AustinEntertainmentBusiness/

Official Website:
https://www.austinentertainmentbusiness.com/

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/business_austin

ABOUT

JENNIFER HUTCHINS has been producing hit shows, distributed film & high-profile branded content for over a decade including over 200 episodes of television for CBS, CNN, A&E, Spike, TLC, Syfy, Discovery, Speed, and NatGeo. 
 
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). 

She additionally is forming a chapter of  the Producers Guild of America (PGA) in Austin, TX and the founder of Austin Entertainment Business networking group.  Jennifer specializes in branding, networking, fundraising, pitching and creating projects & characters that rise above the rest.  She provides private consulting for serious entertainment professionals ready to take their career to the next level.

GUEST SPEAKERS

Neil Landau is a bestselling author, producer and award-winning screenwriter who is
Assistant Dean, Dean’s Special Programs at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and
Television (his alma mater.) His credits include Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead, Doogie Howser, M.D., MTV’s Undressed and the Tad animated franchise, which earned him a Spanish Academy “Goya” Award. He has written pilots for ABC, CBS, Disney, Freeform, Fremantle, Lifetime and Warner Bros, and served as Executive Script Consultant for Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Television. 

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. But it’s not all blood and guts: her webseries Faux Baby explores the lighter side of motherhood. And if the faux baby loses a limb here or there, well… No, actually, she has no justification for that at all.


"Everything you can imagine is real" - Pablo Picasso

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July Event
Jul
19
6:00 PM18:00

July Event

Producer Jennifer Hutchins shares her Hollywood contact list to help you save time & money. (more info Jennifer & Guest Speakers below)

6PM-6:45PM- arrivals/ meet and greet for members and their guests.  AEB support staff helps with strategic connections. 

6:45PM- Jennifer Hutchins offers advice to attendees based on 15 years in the trenches producing TV & Film. 

7:00PM- 7:45PM:  High Profile Guest Speakers

7:45-8:00PM- Networkers can introduce themselves to the group on open microphone.  

8:00PM- Room opens to the general public/ continued networking.  

Who should attend? Investors, Human Resources, Producers, Directors, Writers, Production Company Reps, Agents, Managers, Actors, Actresses, Director of Photography, Production Designers, Editors, Costume Designers, Musicians, Composers, Casting Directors, Acting Teachers, Studio Teachers, Camera, G&E, Sound, Hair/ Makeup, Wardrobe, Art Department, Visual Effects, Colorists, Animation, Production Assistants, and more!

Parking: street or suggested parking at $10 structure located south of 6th on Colorado. Quick walk around the corner.

Location: Speakeasy is a sprawling 3-level nightclub with nightly live music & weekend DJs, '20s-style decor & rooftop patio. Drink specials for group members and their guests: $5 cocktails and $4 beers.

What to bring
It's helpful to have a goal in mind and be specific.

Networkers are already landing jobs at "Austin Entertainment Business" events and the group has been listed as an official support organization on the Austin Film Commission website: https://www.austintexas.org/film-commission/resources-and-tools/support-organizations/. 80% of jobs are from relationships and referrals.

Follow us:
https://www.facebook.com/AustinEntertainmentBusiness/

Job Board: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AustinEntertainmentBusiness/

Official Website:
https://www.austinentertainmentbusiness.com/

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/business_austin

ABOUT

JENNIFER HUTCHINS has been producing hit shows, distributed film & high-profile branded content for over a decade including over 200 episodes of television for CBS, CNN, A&E, Spike, TLC, Syfy, Discovery, Speed, and NatGeo. 
 
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). 

She additionally is forming a chapter of  the Producers Guild of America (PGA) in Austin, TX and the founder of Austin Entertainment Business networking group.  Jennifer specializes in branding, networking, fundraising, pitching and creating projects & characters that rise above the rest.  She provides private consulting for serious entertainment professionals ready to take their career to the next level.

GUEST SPEAKERS

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. 


"Everything you can imagine is real" - Pablo Picasso

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June Event
Jun
28
6:00 PM18:00

June Event

Jennifer Hutchins will start sharing her contact book of TOP Hollywood producers, creating a tunnel to Hollywood with the Austin Entertainment Business attendees.

Where: The Speakeasy - 412 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

RSVP: CLICK HERE

Who should attend? Investors, Human Resources, Producers, Directors, Writers, Production Company Reps, Agents, Managers, Actors, Actresses, Director of Photography, Production Designers, Editors, Costume Designers, Musicians, Composers, Casting Directors, Acting Teachers, Studio Teachers, Camera, G&E, Sound, Hair/ Makeup, Wardrobe, Art Department, Visual Effects, Colorists, Animation, Production Assistants, and more!

ABOUT: TV/Film producer Jennifer Hutchins, https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1860401/, gives insider entertainment industry advice while introducing a helpful guest speaker with an expert knowledge in the the entertainment business each month. Attendees can introduce themselves to the group, exchange skills and get recommendations and referrals. The goal of "Austin Entertainment Business" is to get people hired and paid while forming dream teams!

June 2018: Schedule

6PM-6:30PM- Arrivals/ meet and greet for members and their guests
6:30PM- Announcements
7:00PM- 7:45PM: Guest Speakers
7:45-8:00PM- Networkers can introduce themselves to the group on open microphone.
8:00PM- Room opens to the general public/ continued networking

Speakeasy is a sprawling 3-level nightclub with nightly live music & weekend DJs, '20s-style decor & rooftop patio. Drink specials for group members and their guests: $5 cocktails and $4 beers.

What to bring: It's helpful to have a goal in mind and be specific.

Networkers are already landing jobs at "Austin Entertainment Business" events and the group has been listed as an official support organization on the Austin Film Commission website: Click HERE.

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Job Board: HERE

Testimonials:

" I've been loving this meetup! The best part of hanging out with people who come to this meetup is talking about their creative projects ... The thing that I believe some lose sight of is the idea that connecting with other human beings is actually incredibly satisfying. Go figure!!"- Dave Wirth- Composer

Dave Wirth wrote an entire blog about the meetup https://www.davewirthmusic.com/blog/austin-entertainment-business-meetup-may-17th-at-the-speakeasy-austin-tx

"This is one of the best film mixers you'll find in Austin. Jennifer's comprehensive knowledge of the media business greatly compliments her genuine desire to help Austin locals further their professional entertainment careers; she personally gave me some advice at one of these mixers, after which I was able to immediately apply that advice (at the same mixer!) when I met a film crew that was looking for a script supervisor. I'm now working with said film crew in an accredited role for an upcoming short film. Looking forward to making many more great connections!"- Christian LaFargue- Script Supervisor

More Testimonials: Click HERE

"Everything you can imagine is real" - Pablo Picasso

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May Event
May
17
6:00 PM18:00

May Event

You cannot build a skyscraper if you don't pour concrete for the ground floor.   This month we will double check our own career skyscrapers ensuring we too have a solid foundation. 

Who should attend? Investors, Human Resources, Producers, Directors, Writers, Production Company Reps, Agents, Managers, Actors, Actresses, Director of Photography, Production Designers, Editors, Costume Designers, Musicians, Composers, Casting Directors, Acting Teachers, Studio Teachers, Camera, G&E, Sound, Hair/ Makeup, Wardrobe, Art Department, Visual Effects, Colorists, Animation, Production Assistants, and more!

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ABOUT: TV/Film producer Jennifer Hutchins, https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1860401/,  gives insider entertainment industry advice while introducing a helpful guest speaker with an expert knowledge in the the entertainment business each month. Attendees can introduce themselves to the group, exchange skills and get recommendations and referrals. The goal of "Austin Entertainment Business" is to get people hired and paid while forming dream teams!

May Guest speakers:
Lynn Chang- Career Zen - Lynn helps you laser focus on what you want and where you'll work and has amazing insight to tapping into the hidden job market. 

Jonathan Troen-  Digital & Live Producer who's using his skills on the set and mastery of yoga to help anyone who's ever felt career stuck. 

May 17, 2018: Schedule
6PM-6:45PM- arrivals/ meet and greet for members and their guests
6:45PM- Host: Jennifer Hutchins introduction to the group
7:00PM- 7:30PM: Guest Speakers
7:30-8:00PM- Networkers can introduce themselves to the group on open microphone.
8:00PM- Room opens to the general public/ continued networking

Speakeasy is a sprawling 3-level nightclub with nightly live music & weekend DJs, '20s-style decor & rooftop patio. Drink specials for group members and their guests: $5 cocktails and $4 beers.

What to bring
It's helpful to have a goal in mind and be specific.

Networkers are already landing jobs at "Austin Entertainment Business" meetup and the group has been listed as an official support organization on the Austin Film Commission website: https://www.austintexas.org/film-commission/resources-and-tools/support-organizations/. 80% of jobs are from relationships and referrals.

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"Everything you can imagine is real" - Pablo Picasso

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