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Breaking Barriers: A new organization aims to advance inclusivity in the entertainment industry

As Georgia's entertainment industry continues to flourish, it is essential to highlight initiatives that prioritize diversity and inclusion. We are excited to introduce the Entertainment Supplier Diversity Network, a groundbreaking organization dedicated to connecting diverse suppliers with professionals in the entertainment industry. The Network aims to foster inclusivity, diversity, equity, and acceptance for historically marginalized groups by providing a platform for entertainment companies to easily discover and hire diverse suppliers.

In a historically exclusive industry, the Entertainment Supplier Diversity Network recognizes the need for change. By challenging stereotypical narratives and advocating for inclusive opportunities, this organization will play a pivotal role in reshaping the landscape of the entertainment industry. Their goal is to encourage the hiring and utilization of companies and individuals from marginalized communities, offering them a chance to expand their resumes by working on projects spanning film and television, gaming and esports, music, advertising, broadcasting, sports, live events, and more.

To kick off their groundbreaking work, the Entertainment Supplier Diversity Network is hosting its inaugural event, "Lights, Camera, Inclusion!," on Thursday, June 15. This event promises to be a dynamic gathering of industry professionals, offering a series of engaging sessions focused on key aspects of the entertainment industry. From funding and financing for creative ventures to balancing artistic vision and commercial viability, protecting creative works, and strategies for nurturing and growing Georgia studios, attendees will gain invaluable insights from esteemed panelists and moderators.

The event, hosted by the Georgia MDNA Business Center, will take place at AXR Edge, located at 848 Spring Street NW in Atlanta. The schedule is as follows:

5:30 pm: Arrivals and Networking 6:35 pm: Funding, Financing & Distribution for Creative Ventures 7:10 pm: Balancing Artistic Vision and Commercial Viability 7:45 pm: Protecting Your Creative Works: Addressing the Legal Aspects of Creative Entrepreneurship 8:20 pm: Strategies for Nurturing and Growing Georgia Studios

Moderators and panelists for each session include prominent industry leaders such as CEOs, founders, consultants, and legal professionals who will provide valuable insights and expertise. The event promises to be a platform for networking, knowledge-sharing, and collaboration among like-minded individuals who are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in the entertainment industry.

The Entertainment Supplier Diversity Network offers more than just events. It also provides a range of resources and support to companies and members, including access to industry events, networking opportunities, and training and education programs. By facilitating connections and providing necessary tools, the Network aims to empower diverse suppliers and contribute to a more equitable entertainment industry.

We look forward to engaging in meaningful discussions and taking steps toward a more inclusive entertainment industry. Let's embrace diversity and inclusion, and together, create a space where every talented individual has an opportunity to shine.

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