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Hollywood Insider & Washington, D.C. Liaison Stacy Milner will Help Attendees Navigate a Career in Entertainment -
- Learn How to Land a Hollywood Job in Acting, Production, Film, Writing, Directing, Camera, Etc. -
- Also providing insight will be The Alabama Film Commission, Alabama Arts Alliance, Arts in Education and AlDT -

WHEN: Tuesday (Nov. 14), from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Lunch, too).
WHERE: ASU’s John Garrick Hardy Student Center Ballroom (second floor).

- Free and Open to the Public -

If you’re drawn to a career in the entertainment industry, don’t miss a unique opportunity to meet a top Hollywood insider who worked at a top executive with both Paramount Studios and NBC, as well as other entertainment industry professionals when Alabama State University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts presents its “Entertainment Industry Career Symposium” and Hollywood Job Fair on Tuesday (Nov. 14), from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at ASU’s John Garrick Hardy Student Center Ballroom (second floor).
The event is free and open to the public.

The symposium launches the HBCU Pipeline Initiative to help increase the representation of minorities in all aspects of the entertainment industry.

“It will provide the opportunity for productive dialogue between the community, faculty, staff, students, members of the general public and industry professionals on what it takes to build a successful career in this creative economy,” said Dr. Tommie “Tonea” Stewart, dean, ASU's College of Visual and Performing Arts.

This one-of-a-kind entertainment industry specific workshop is taught by Stacy Milner, author, lecturer and former executive assistant to the chairmen of both NBC & Paramount Studios. Milner, who also represents the 'Washington, D.C. Initiative' and the 'LA HBCU Internship Program,' will discuss “Navigating a Career in the Entertainment Industry,” a behind-the-scenes, high-definition look at what it takes to land a job and succeed in a career in the entertainment industry.

To see and hear Stacy on YouTube, click on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nE6Z2blqJLQ#action=share

The objective of this ASU symposium is to be a conduit that bridges the gap between top qualified diverse candidates and the desire and commitment of the entertainment industry to develop a culturally and ethnically diverse workforce. This targeted outreach program educates and recruits the best and brightest for work in this multi-faceted industry. It also allows the opportunity to enhance and achieve the goals and aspirations of attendees by utilizing Stacy Milner's mission by partnering with major film studios, television networks, colleges and universities that demonstrate a commitment to working with our nation’s underrepresented minority groups.

“Stacy will take students inside the industry’s coveted inner-circle and discuss the HBCU LA Internship Program,” Stewart said.

Stewart said jobs in the entertainment industry includes acting, but also important behind-the scene professions, such as teachers and tutors on the film sets; media, music composers; security and transportation professionals; set design, construction, carpenters and location scouts; digital media and technology specialists; camera operators and electricians; accountants, bookkeepers, researchers, caterers; costumers, make-up and hair artists; seamstresses, casting, script supervisors; physical therapists and medical personnel; script writers, and even historians.

There also will be a panel discussion with industry leaders on how to access resources, training and opportunities from the state of Alabama and elsewhere. The Alabama Film Commission, the Alabama Arts Alliance, Arts in Education and Alabama Industrial Development Training organization (AIDT) will be present and participate.

Immediately following the program there will be a 'Meet and Greet' with Milner and other guest panelists.

10 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. -- Panel discussion with representatives from local, regional and state industry and economic development entities
Noon – 12:50 p.m. -- Lunch, $5 per person (guests must RSVP).
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. -- “Navigating a Career in the Entertainment Industry” by Stacy Milner.
2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. -- Audience Q&A.
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. -- Meet & Greet.

To RSVP for lunch or if you have questions, please contact Dr. Tommie “Tonea” Stewart, dean of ASU's College of Visual and Performing Arts,
Posted By: Reginald Culpepper
Thursday, November 9th 2017 at 7:54PM
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