June 2014 Monthly Meeting - Lights, Camera, Georgia: Entertainment PR Southern Style
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Come hear how panelists generate publicity for projects, enhance client visibility, manage crises, encourage entertainment industry growth in Georgia and publicize Georgia film wins. They will share insights on how the state recruits film studios, provide a glimpse into the day-in-the-life of a film publicist and how they approach content development. Panelists bring extensive experience in publicity, corporate public relations and government affairs.

6/12/2014
When: Thursday, June 12, 2014
11:30 am - Registration; Noon - 1:00 pm Lunch & Program
Where: Maggiano's Buckhead
3368 Peachtree Road, NE
Atlanta, GA  30326
Contact: Denise Grant
770.449.6369


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Entertainment is big business in the Peach State. Television networks, Hollywood studios, production companies and independent producers invested more than $3.3 billion in Georgia last year alone. Our June PRSA Georgia luncheon will provide a behind-the-scenes view of the communications challenges and opportunities facing this growing industry.

Come hear how panelists generate publicity for projects, enhance client visibility, manage crises, encourage entertainment industry growth in Georgia and publicize Georgia film wins.

They will share insights on how the state recruits film studios, provide a glimpse into the day-in-the-life of a film publicist and how they approach content development. Panelists bring extensive experience in publicity, corporate public relations and government affairs.

Don’t miss out on this "entertaining” panel discussion.

Panelists:

James Anderson, SVP of communications for Turner Broadcasting System’s Animation, Young Adults & Kids Media Group. Anderson is responsible for internal and external communications supporting Cartoon Network, Adultswim.com and Cartoon Network Video. Prior to Turner, he was the SVP of publicity and public relations at the Carsey-Werner Company. Anderson has supervised the campaigns of over 30 primetime series including, That 70’s Show, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Roseanne, Cybill, Grace Under Fire, A Different World and The Cosby Show.

Denise Godoy is a unit publicist for television productions filming in Atlanta including Rectify and Red Road for Sundance TV and Survivior's Remorse for STARZ, a new scripted comedy series set in the world of professional basketball from NBA All-Star LeBron James, Tom Werner, Mike O'Malley, Maverick Carter and Paul Wachter premiering in fall 2014. She has also worked on projects for Lifetime and Discovery networks. 

Rodney Ho is an entertainment writer and blogger for the Atlanta Journal Constitution, where he has worked 15 years. His TV and radio blog is the most popular blog on the AJC web site, generating more than 10 million page views a year. He has chronicled the rise of the TV business in town, especially since the tax credits were improved in 2008. He has recently broken news about The Walking Dead, Being Mary Jane, Single Ladies and The Real Housewives of Atlanta as well as bringing readers the latest information about Atlanta connections to long-running series such as The Bachelorette and American Idol

Lee Thomas, Director of the Georgia Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Office, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. Thomas earned her degree in Radio-TV-Film from the University of Georgia. Thomas began her career with Georgia Films Office as a project manager and has worked with the The Blind Side, Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil, Fast 5, Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and Zombieland.

Moderator: Stephen M. Brown, APR, Managing Director at Cohn & Wolfe and Chief Film Critic for SilverScreenCapture.com