No atmospheric pressure here! We network and socialize over sandwiches, spreads or pizza, catch up with new and old friends and introduce ourselves to first-time or frequent guests. Then we settle in for the night’s program and its follow-up Q&A.
Our programs always focus on running a creative business more successfully, with topics that address issues like fees, taxes, law, marketing, selling, interpersonal skills, business organization, technology and more. All to help you work smarter, faster, more efficiently and more profitably. So whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been at this for a while, you get no-fluff information tailored to your needs.
So join us for a meeting. Bring your questions. Hear that hot tip or horror story. And of course, share your own!
Don’t miss Part 2 of our exciting TV & Film industry panel discussion! Learn how you can be better prepared to take part of the
explosive growth in Georgia’s TV & Film Industry.
Find out how to take your professional skill set and leverage your talent as a creative freelancer! From writing, editing and project
management to art direction, storyboarding, voice overs and videography, you’ll discover how to get in front of the right people
and understand how your creative services can help them!
This panel discussion will cover: strategies for self promotion, networking, training to build your skills, professional associations
to consider joining, upcoming events, guilds, Oz Magazine and other Movie/TV publishers — and much, much more!
President of Production, IPELA – Inner Primary Entertainment.
Deborah Moore is a veteran film industry producer and studio executive who brings extensive experience in both production
and financial management. Her expertise in the production, financial, business and administrative needs of motion picture
production, coupled with her thirty years of experience dealing with filmmakers, allows her to translate the creative ambitions
of the artists and the fiscal needs of the investors. Moore truly sits at the intersection of art and commerce.
As Executive Vice President Prod for New Line Cinema Productions, Moore was instrumental in the company’s meteoric rise
as one of the largest and most successful independent production companies of the 80’s and 90’s. During her nine-year stint
with New Line, Moore helped bring to fruition 60+ films with production budgets totaling over $400M generating $2B+
in theatrical revenue.
Her past projects include urban dramas such as “Above the Rim,” with Tupac Shakur, to mainstream comedies such as “The Mask,” “Dumb and Dumber,” and “Don Juan de Marco and the Centerfold.”
Moore brings extensive experience in both production and financial management. Her skill sets mitigate risk through the
conscientious oversight of overhead, business development, and strategic planning. Moore believes the best way to safeguard
an investment is by maintaining the integrity of the creative vision to produce the best product for the benefit of all.
Promotional Broadcast Creative Director / Motion Graphics Designer / Adobe Video Instructor
Dean currently works with Sprocket Creative overseeing the motion graphics side of their business. Mr. Valez also runs
The ANVEL — his training studio for Motion graphics. He has been working in the broadcast graphics industry since 1992
and training professional artists since 1996. He has received 2 Emmy Awards, 7 Emmy Award nominations, worked for 2
network stations, 21 local news stations, and teaches college-level Motion Graphics courses in his spare time.
His client list includes ABC, NBC, CBS, UPN, The Tampa Bay Devil Rays, The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, The Atlanta Braves,
The Atlanta Falcons, The Washington Redskins, Toyota, Cartoon Network, Georgia Aquarium, Univision Network, FOX News
Channel, HUB network, McKesson, Clorox, Dairy Queen, Total Training, Zaxwerks, JWT, Verizon, Moxie Interactive, Georgia-Pacific,
Georgia Tech, Craftsman and many others.
Jennifer Finkelstein Hall
President and CEO of MatchKey Consulting
As a principal of MATCHKEY CONSULTING and experienced movie / tv consultant, Jennifer understands the demands and needs of the industry. Analytically based, she helps creative folks develop resumes and strategies, find success and gives them confidence to work in the industry. Jennifer also aids creatives in crafting a business “roadmap” that provide milestones along the way and helps them reach their ultimate goals in the industry.
Her clients include Producers, Vendors, Studios, Content Providers, Debt and Equity Resources, Educators and Georgia-Based
Industry Advisors. http://www.matchkeyconsulting.com/ Previously, Jennifer was Sr. VP at Atlanta Capital and prior to that,
VP at SunTrust; She is a graduate of Emory University – Goizueta Business School.
Come at 6:30 pm to enjoy a delicious buffet and great networking opportunities.
Our panel discussion starts at 7:15 pm.
Freelance Forum programming chair:
Pat Mills Sullivan
Event Location: PPR – 667 11th Street, N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318
Take the Howell Mill Rd exit off I-75 and head south to 11th Street. PPR is next door to Six Feet Under. Park in the lower lot and trek up the hill. We’ll have a sign on the door & hope to see you there!
About Freelance Forum
Freelance Forum’s website showcases work of members and serves as a portal to the larger community of creative professionals.
Businesses and individuals can seek out creative specialists, read member profiles/bios and view portfolios at:
Annual dues: $95 individual • $160 business partners • $65 student