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    WELCOME!On behalf of Get Connected we want to welcome you to the event!

    Get Connected began in 2009 by Autumn Essie Bailey-Ford, Brent Brooks andCynthia Collins. Autumns vision for the event was a diverse mixer designed toattract the local and established film, media and theatrical community so each cangrow, nurture and expand their networks.

    Our mission is to connect filmmakers and entertainers outside of their ordinary

    networks, and to provide a relaxing and fun environment to establish valuable

    connections.

    The event is for you and the purpose of this packet is get you as much prepared soyou can maximize your experience and walk away with as many resources,connections and knowledge as possible.

    Founders, Autumn & Brent

    Contact Email:getconnectedatlanta@gmail.comFanpage:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Get-Connected/

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    MORE THEN A MIXER.Get Connected is a mixer which means you will be in a position toconnect with new people. For some this is terrifying. The idea ofapproaching someone new and striking up a conversation is daunting.We understand this fear.

    The very best way to overcome and strike up a conversation is to listen

    and make compliments. Everyone loves to talk about their projects, gigsand ideas and along the way you might hear them say something thatstrikes your interest and be an area you happen to excel in.

    My film screened last night and was approached by

    two other filmmakers looking to cast. Love it!

    - Actress, Jessica Pena~

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    NETWORKING 101

    No one likes that person whose idea of networking is

    going on and on about their project, their gig, or theirwhatever. Dont be that person. Please. Now there is a

    difference when someone asks you what is that you do,

    by all means have a quick response and then get aboutthe business of learning what the other party is doing. Of

    course a nice conversation and when you learn where you

    can really help a project then by all means please go into

    detail on how you might be of service.

    Last night at Get Connected I booked another mafiaguy role for a film. It's very important to attend these

    networking events. Be seen and get booked- not seen

    and you're forgotten....

    - Actor, John DAngelo

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    NETWORKING TOOLS

    Business Cards. Bring 30-50 business cards ready to hand out.Make sure they stand out and they have ur current info.

    Look Professional. Come business casual or like you would to ajob interview.Professional Headshot/ Resume. If you are an actor bring a fewheadshots and resumes with you in a small folder.

    Positive Attitude. Your best tool is you attitude. Make it infectious. Be Prepared. Sometimes people get interviewed on the spot. Havea killer elevator speech about yourself and work. Practice your

    speech as if you were on an elevator and only had a minute or so to

    leave a lasting impression.

    Have Fun. When you are kicked back you will attract fun loving,hard working people to your group. We are all making movies, not

    operating on people.

    Be Honest. The Golden Rule. Be clear about your skill set and donot fib about what you have done. By all means make what you have

    accomplished come across as pure awesomeness - because it is!

    Under Promise & Over Deliver. We just love it when we seesomeone who lets their work speak for themselves. Never over

    promise and live a stress free life!

    When I tell you I had an amazing time I really lovedthe producer panel. I made some great connections

    also. See you next month have my plate ready

    - Entrepreneur, Anthony AJ Joiner

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    PANELS

    In an effort to bring real education into the mix we have recently

    added panels to the events. The panels range from the specifictheme to the availability of any particular guest. We work hard and

    reach deep into our network to bring the best the city has to offer.

    The panels are very informative and extremely helpful to yourunderstanding of the industry and planning your next move. Attend

    and target them, all of them. Get your questions answered, gaininvaluable knowledge and make an impact on your next project.

    I told my 17 year old cousin aboutGet Connected

    after she expressed interest to me about

    becoming a screenwriter and..... Wendy Eley whowas on the panel at GC last Thursday called her

    about a PA position after meeting her that day!

    - Actress, Teresa Britton

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    Each month Get Connected attracts industry related and fashionablevendor tables to the mixer. These can be in the form of a local

    charity, to those that offer services to those that are promoting a new

    project. Go and visit each table and discuss what each table isoffering, its a great way to warm up. The networking at vendor table

    can also lead to great things and there is a good chance the tablehas something you might need! Support our vendors and our local

    businesses, trust us, they need your support!

    VENDOR TABLES

    I just wanted to send this note to thank you all for having Fulton

    County CASA at Get Connected last night. The response to them andtheir organization was overwhelming!! I am honored and blessed to be

    working with them with Ms. PMS, and I am truly grateful to all of you.

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you

    - FIlmmaker, Prem Yndrome

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    WORKSHOPS

    Interactive workshops is a great and simple way to get in the flow at

    the event. Most of the Get Connected events have workshops thatare theme based and cater to the education and impact the student

    can take with them. These workshops are a great to meet new

    people, learn something new and build up your resources for yournext project!

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    CineCentral/ CrewCall is where you need to be! We found

    that every event filmmakers in a position to cast/ fire cast &

    crew were missing each other so we created a speednetworking to help ensure the connections. For you this is

    like speed networking in which you get 3 minutes with each

    guest. From this we have seen many actors and crew getpicked up for a project. Now each event is different and each

    guest has a very different opportunity and this is only an

    initial meeting, so no commitments here.

    If you have a project and are looking for cast & crew please contact

    us through our facebook page or email us atgetconnectedatlanta@gmail.com

    I just wanted to send this note to thank you all for having Fulton County

    CASA at Get Connected last night. The response to them and their

    organization was overwhelming!! I am honored and blessed to be working

    with them with Ms. PMS, and I am truly grateful to all of you. Thank you!

    Thank you! Thank you

    - Actor, Adam Aalderk

    mailto:getconnectedatlanta@gmail.commailto:getconnectedatlanta@gmail.commailto:getconnectedatlanta@gmail.com
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    The Get Connected Screening Room attracts projects from around

    the state. The screening process allows filmmakers to present theirfilms to a new audience and a chance to market and network

    themselves. This is a tremendous chance to meet emerging

    filmmakers in the immediate area and learn about their next projectand see where you might be part!

    I have been attending for almost three years and I believe it

    is an important tool for continued growth of my production

    company. As Get Connected has grown, so has my business.

    I find actors, crew, friends and colleagues there every time I

    go. No other industry networking event has all the elements

    that they do.

    - Filmmaker, Darla Clarkson

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    NETWORKING TIPS

    1. The goal of networking should be to help other people.Yes, it would be nice if they helped you out as well, but networking is a twowaystreet. And your side of the street is all about helping others, not asking them to help

    you. Asking for favors should only become a possibility once you have learned moreabout the person and provided some value to them.

    2. Its far more important to understand their needs beforeyou tell them about your needs.Your goals should not be on theforefront of your mind. Youre trying to develop a relationship with someone, whichmeans you should be thinking about them. Its your job to understand the people in

    your network, where they are coming from, and whats important to them.

    Setting expectations

    3. You dont need to know the most people, just the rightpeople.There is no need to shotgun your business cards across the industry or topepper every

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    WELCOME!On behalf of Get Connected we want to welcome you to the event!

    Get Connected began in 2009 by Autumn Essie Bailey-Ford, Brent Brooks andCynthia Collins. Autumns vision for the event was a diverse mixer designed toattract the local and established film, media and theatrical community so each cangrow, nurture and expand their networks.

    Our mission is to connect filmmakers and entertainers outside of their ordinary

    networks, and to provide a relaxing and fun environment to establish valuable

    connections.

    The event is for you and the purpose of this packet is get you as much prepared soyou can maximize your experience and walk away with as many resources,connections and knowledge as possible.

    Founders, Autumn & Brent

    Contact Email:getconnectedatlanta@gmail.comFanpage:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Get-Connected/

    150061968382511

    http://livepage.apple.com/http://livepage.apple.com/http://livepage.apple.com/http://livepage.apple.com/http://livepage.apple.com/http://livepage.apple.com/http://livepage.apple.com/http://livepage.apple.com/http://livepage.apple.com/mailto:getconnectedatlanta@gmail.commailto:getconnectedatlanta@gmail.com
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    MORE THEN A MIXER.Get Connected is a mixer which means you will be in a position toconnect with new people. For some this is terrifying. The idea ofapproaching someone new and striking up a conversation is daunting.We understand this fear.

    The very best way to overcome and strike up a conversation is to listen

    and make compliments. Everyone loves to talk about their projects, gigsand ideas and along the way you might hear them say something thatstrikes your interest and be an area you happen to excel in.

    My film screened last night and was approached by

    two other filmmakers looking to cast. Love it!

    - Actress, Jessica Pena~

  • 8/22/2019 Draft 1: Get Connected Survival Packet

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    NETWORKING 101

    No one likes that person whose idea of networking is

    going on and on about their project, their gig, or theirwhatever. Dont be that person. Please. Now there is a

    difference when someone asks you what is that you do,

    by all means have a quick response and then get aboutthe business of learning what the other party is doing. Of

    course a nice conversation and when you learn where you

    can really help a project then by all means please go into

    detail on how you might be of service.

    Last night at Get Connected I booked another mafiaguy role for a film. It's very important to attend these

    networking events. Be seen and get booked- not seen

    and you're forgotten....

    - Actor, John DAngelo

  • 8/22/2019 Draft 1: Get Connected Survival Packet

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    NETWORKING TOOLS

    Business Cards. Bring 30-50 business cards ready to hand out.Make sure they stand out and they have ur current info.

    Look Professional. Come business casual or like you would to ajob interview.Professional Headshot/ Resume. If you are an actor bring a fewheadshots and resumes with you in a small folder.

    Positive Attitude. Your best tool is you attitude. Make it infectious. Be Prepared. Sometimes people get interviewed on the spot. Havea killer elevator speech about yourself and work. Practice your

    speech as if you were on an elevator and only had a minute or so to

    leave a lasting impression.

    Have Fun. When you are kicked back you will attract fun loving,hard working people to your group. We are all making movies, not

    operating on people.

    Be Honest. The Golden Rule. Be clear about your skill set and donot fib about what you have done. By all means make what you have

    accomplished come across as pure awesomeness - because it is!

    Under Promise & Over Deliver. We just love it when we seesomeone who lets their work speak for themselves. Never over

    promise and live a stress free life!

    When I tell you I had an amazing time I really lovedthe producer panel. I made some great connections

    also. See you next month have my plate ready

    - Entrepreneur, Anthony AJ Joiner

  • 8/22/2019 Draft 1: Get Connected Survival Packet

    7/17

    PANELS

    In an effort to bring real education into the mix we have recently

    added panels to the events. The panels range from the specifictheme to the availability of any particular guest. We work hard and

    reach deep into our network to bring the best the city has to offer.

    The panels are very informative and extremely helpful to yourunderstanding of the industry and planning your next move. Attend

    and target them, all of them. Get your questions answered, gaininvaluable knowledge and make an impact on your next project.

    I told my 17 year old cousin aboutGet Connected

    after she expressed interest to me about

    becoming a screenwriter and..... Wendy Eley whowas on the panel at GC last Thursday called her

    about a PA position after meeting her that day!

    - Actress, Teresa Britton

  • 8/22/2019 Draft 1: Get Connected Survival Packet

    8/17

    Each month Get Connected attracts industry related and fashionablevendor tables to the mixer. These can be in the form of a local

    charity, to those that offer services to those that are promoting a new

    project. Go and visit each table and discuss what each table isoffering, its a great way to warm up. The networking at vendor table

    can also lead to great things and there is a good chance the tablehas something you might need! Support our vendors and our local

    businesses, trust us, they need your support!

    VENDOR TABLES

    I just wanted to send this note to thank you all for having Fulton

    County CASA at Get Connected last night. The response to them andtheir organization was overwhelming!! I am honored and blessed to be

    working with them with Ms. PMS, and I am truly grateful to all of you.

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you

    - FIlmmaker, Prem Yndrome

  • 8/22/2019 Draft 1: Get Connected Survival Packet

    9/17

    WORKSHOPS

    Interactive workshops is a great and simple way to get in the flow at

    the event. Most of the Get Connected events have workshops thatare theme based and cater to the education and impact the student

    can take with them. These workshops are a great to meet new

    people, learn something new and build up your resources for yournext project!

  • 8/22/2019 Draft 1: Get Connected Survival Packet

    10/17

    CineCentral/ CrewCall is where you need to be! We found

    that every event filmmakers in a position to cast/ fire cast &

    crew were missing each other so we created a speednetworking to help ensure the connections. For you this is

    like speed networking in which you get 3 minutes with each

    guest. From this we have seen many actors and crew getpicked up for a project. Now each event is different and each

    guest has a very different opportunity and this is only an

    initial meeting, so no commitments here.

    If you have a project and are looking for cast & crew please contact

    us through our facebook page or email us atgetconnectedatlanta@gmail.com

    I just wanted to send this note to thank you all for having Fulton County

    CASA at Get Connected last night. The response to them and their

    organization was overwhelming!! I am honored and blessed to be working

    with them with Ms. PMS, and I am truly grateful to all of you. Thank you!

    Thank you! Thank you

    - Actor, Adam Aalderk

    mailto:getconnectedatlanta@gmail.commailto:getconnectedatlanta@gmail.commailto:getconnectedatlanta@gmail.com
  • 8/22/2019 Draft 1: Get Connected Survival Packet

    11/17

    The Get Connected Screening Room attracts projects from around

    the state. The screening process allows filmmakers to present theirfilms to a new audience and a chance to market and network

    themselves. This is a tremendous chance to meet emerging

    filmmakers in the immediate area and learn about their next projectand see where you might be part!

    I have been attending for almost three years and I believe it

    is an important tool for continued growth of my production

    company. As Get Connected has grown, so has my business.

    I find actors, crew, friends and colleagues there every time I

    go. No other industry networking event has all the elements

    that they do.

    - Filmmaker, Darla Clarkson

  • 8/22/2019 Draft 1: Get Connected Survival Packet

    12/17

    NETWORKING TIPS

    1. The goal of networking should be to help other people.Yes, it would be nice if they helped you out as well, but networking is a twowaystreet. And your side of the street is all about helping others, not asking them to help

    you. Asking for favors should only become a possibility once you have learned moreabout the person and provided some value to them.

    2. Its far more important to understand their needs beforeyou tell them about your needs.Your goals should not be on theforefront of your mind. Youre trying to develop a relationship with someone, whichmeans you should be thinking about them. Its your job to understand the people in

    your network, where they are coming from, and whats important to them.

    Setting expectations

    3. You dont need to know the most people, just the rightpeople.There is no need to shotgun your business cards across the industry or topepper every