Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Councilmembers sponsor Film and TV Career Workshop
March 26, 2011 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
– Atlanta City Councilmembers Joyce Sheperd, Keisha
Lance Bottoms, C.T. Martin, Carla Smith, and Cleta Winslow have teamed up to
sponsor - BEHIND THE SCENES: South Atlanta Film and TV Careers Workshop, an
initiative of the Community Jobs Task Force, on Saturday March 26, 2011 from
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Atlanta Technical College’s Academic Complex, 1560
Metropolitan Ave. S.W.
symposium will provide attendees with an introductory and in-depth look into
film careers behind the camera from those who do it. Careers highlighted
include: electricians, carpenters, painters, set designers, make-up artists,
location scouts, grips and more. The event will provide a space for networking
with industry professionals and serve as a pipeline
for technically trained community members to obtain jobs in the film industry in
years to come. Participation from members of the film industry is anticipated.
am excited to see such a collaborative effort to bring information about the
film and TV industry to the south side of Atlanta,” Councilmember Sheperd
said. “Education is the key to creating and sustaining employment
opportunities in these technical fields. This event provides this education and
first symposium will be targeted to residents in the south side of Atlanta from
Council Districts 1, 4, 10, 11, and 12. The event is being held in partnership
with Atlanta Metropolitan College, Atlanta Technical College, Atlanta Workforce
Development Agency, Atlanta Development Authority, EUE Screen Gems Studios, and
Georgia STAND UP.
the COMMUNITY JOBS TASK FORCE
July 2010, the City of Atlanta entered into a 50 year agreement with EUE/Screen
Gems Studios. As a part of this agreement, the Council passed legislation for
the creation of a Community Jobs Task Force. The purpose of this task force was
to develop a strategy to create and sustain industry-related employment
opportunities and business growth within the local community. Task force
membership is made up of stakeholders from various industries and organization
and was selected by Atlanta City Councilmember Joyce Sheperd.
more information call Lauren Williams at 404-330-6053. Registration is available