ProWIN September Luncheon: The Economic Impact of the Entertainment Industry in Georgia

The Economic Impact of the Entertainment Industry in Georgia

A panel of movers and shakers in Georgia’s growing movie and music industries will be on a panel to discuss how Georgia is becoming a hot spot for the entertainment industry and what this means to you as a professional and/or business owner.

Attendees will learn:

  • How the entertainment industry has grown into a $9.5 billion business in Georgia
  • How Georgia is becoming the music industry’s next big hub
  • How the economic impact of this growth affects the job market and other industries

RSVP by Monday, September 16th.

Panelists are executives from the film and music industry who were instrumental in helping Georgia to attract the entertainment industry to our area. They include:

Lee Thomas, Deputy Commissioner of the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. With a master’s degree in film studies she entered the Tisch School of the Arts Doctoral Program in Cinema Studies and worked as a location specialist for twelve years before being tapped to work with Georgia’s Film office.

Shay Bentley Griffin of Shay Bentley Griffin & Associates. An award-winning casting director with 30+ years in the industry Griffin was a driving force for igniting the entertainment industry in Atlanta. She’s a three-time Emmy nominee and was selected by the Atlanta Business Chronicle – Top 21 Women in Atlanta for the “Women Who Mean Business.”


Tammy Hurt is a serial entrepreneur a music industry advocate and a drummer. She’s National Vice Chair of the Recording Academy (The Grammy’s), managing partner at Endeavor Sound and Placement Music, founding president/board member of Georgia Music Partners, president and founder of Outsource Events, Inc. She spearheaded getting the Georgia legislature to pass the Georgia Music Investment Act which expects to create 10,000 new jobs to the state.

Panel Moderator: Myra McElhaney, Author/Speaker has traveled the country speaking for conferences, corporations and associations. Her writing has been featured in numerous publications and she’s author of “Building A Life You Love After Losing the Love of Your Life.”



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Please help ProWIN promote this event to your network. Here are some ideas:

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    • Can’t wait to attend this upcoming ProWIN event, “ The Economic Impact of the Entertainment Industry in Georgia”  Learn some useful insights and meet some great professionals, Wednesday, September 18th.

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Dear friends and colleagues:

As you may know, I’m a member of ProWIN, Professional Women’s Information Network. This group offers invaluable professional development, networking, and mentoring opportunities for women who own small business and for career professionals with an entrepreneurial mindset.

On September 18th, ProWIN is hosting a luncheon: The Economic Impact of the Entertainment Industry in Georgia. There will be a panel discussion led by Myra McElhenry.

I always walk away with insight and knowledge, not to mention meeting several dynamic women professionals.

Please check it out: I hope you will consider joining me.

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