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Urban League of Greater Atlanta to host upcoming film & television symposium


The Urban League of Greater Atlanta have teamed up to host the 2019 Atlanta Film & Television Career and Small Business Symposium on Saturday, March 30 at Sylvan Hills Middle School (1461 Sylvan Road, S.W.).

Networking will take place from 8 to 9 a.m., and the symposium will occur from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attendees will receive a continental breakfast and lunch.

The event is free to attendees. However, registration is required, and space is limited. To register, visit or email

This informative symposium will attract hundreds of attendees interested in careers and business opportunities in the entertainment industry.

It will feature film and television professionals and studio executives, information on the film industry, training, networking opportunities and experts from Tyler Perry Studios, the Georgia Film Academy, EUE/Screen Gems Ltd. and many more.

“Despite the huge impact film has on today’s generation, people still think that work in the film industry cannot result in a lasting career and [that]getting a degree in film or television production is a waste of time. But the jobs are there,” Sheperd said.

Sheperd, whose district is home to EUE/Screen Gems Ltd. and Tyler Perry Studios, also said that in less than 20 years, movie and film production has become an economic driving force throughout Georgia, particularly in metro Atlanta.

Nancy Flake Johnson, president and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Atlanta, said, “Career and business opportunities in film and entertainment abound, generating $9 billion in Georgia each year. We want to support more city of Atlanta and regional residents and small/minority businesses to gain access to this booming industry. To accomplish this goal, we are hosting the symposium to give more people the opportunity to learn how to plug in directly from professionals, executives and businesses who are being successful.”


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