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It’s Get Connected End of Summer Cookout Blast!!!

Panels, Movie Screenings, Networking, Board Games (Playdate), Grilled Hamburgers & Hot Dogs, Funnel Cakes, Ice Cream, Fried Fish and a DUNK TANK & a Mechanical Bull!

Come unwind and celebrate the end of summer with your local film and TV industry family and watch your favorite players get DUNKED! 

It’s going to be blast and we all owe it to ourselves to kick back, recharge for the fall and winter and celebrate all the accomplishments we have all achieved together this far. 

Celebrate and network with the hard working independent artist with a night full original shorts provided by our local indie filmmakers, sit in on a top notch panel and gain knowledge to help you with your craft, take advantage of some amazing fun actives and amazing networking in the stunning Porter-Sanford Center!

$10 Admission
This year at Get Connected end of summer cookout experience The Dunk Tank come have some fun dunking some of your local industry people and also have fun riding the Mechanical Bull sponsored by The Bounce House This will happen on the Left side of the Lawn at the Porter Sanford.

Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Funnel Cake, Ice cream, Fried Fish + More soooooooooo much food it’s going to be out of this world. We know how to cookout and have fun.

Food | Parking | Screenings | Networking | Vendor Tables | Panels | Workshops

Venue | The Porter-Sandford Performance Art Center
3181 Rainbow Drive, Decatur, Ga

Enjoy an evening of:
     • Complimentary Appetizers & Desserts
     • Drink Specials
     • Networking
     • Give-A-Ways & Door Prizes
     • Film Screenings from your favorite indie filmmakers
     • Industry focused Vendor Tables
     • Themed Workshops
     + more
Connect with Atlanta’s top indie filmmakers, cast and crew. Discover a new independent artist, gain industry insight and network to where you want to be. Build your resources, align with like minded people and maybe even form the the spark for the next amazing project. 
Porter-Sanford Performing Arts Center
The Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center is a state-of-the-art, 500 seat theater in the historic Candler Road district, bringing a diverse range of programming possibilities to Southern DeKalb County.

Our goal is to ensure that your organization has a positive and productive experience with this outstanding municipal facility.  DeKalb has invested more than 17 million dollars to construct the most advanced performing arts theater in the history of our county.  The Center is equipped with digital audio and lighting equipment throughout the entire facility and can accommodate a variety of performances including musicals, plays, ballets, weddings, and concerts.

Visit/ Join the center’s active facebook page to get up to date info on shows and upcoming events:
8-9:30| Classroom 109:  The Actor’s Panel
TWO ONE-HOUR WORKSHOPS – Space limited to first 16 players in each workshop. Depending on interest we may create an online sign-up sheet, for now the workshop will be first come first serve. 

Ian Covell – ISA Founder & Improv Instructor 

One of the most sought after improv instructors in Atlanta comes to Get Connected to offer two one-hour workshops to Get Connected attendees. Often times during an audition you will be asked to “try something different” or to provide a “clip variation” when video submitting and it is the actors who are skilled at improv who will have the leg up. The workshops will be followed with an open improv jam compiled of all the player from the workshop.  Come play! 

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The Get Connected Screening Room, this month hosted by the Gwinnett Film Festival Programming Director, Screenwriter and filmmaker, Kevin Powers! 
Each month the Get Connected team showcases groundbreaking shorts and projects  from the best indie filmmakers in Georgia. These films are projected in the stunning 500 seat theater at the Porter-Sanford Center. Mark your calendar for the 29th of August and come celebrate these amazing achievements. Below are details to each screening along with a link directly to their RSVP. Exact screening times will be posted on the individual the Sunday before the event and are based on final counts. 
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A young couple are murdered by their best friend Andy. A private detective is hired and is close to catching the killer. He thinks he is one step ahead when he receives an important tip but the killer is watching.

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Mayan Holiday is a short comedy about a free spirit planning for the end of the world. Despite her unshakable belief, nothing goes as planned.
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Jake and Joel are back as your favorite extras who love to cause havoc on set. See what problems they face this time as they try to move up in the film industry 
Trailer for BLUR: Ego’s Unleashed

Zombie Party PSA 
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Your invited to the “Zombie Party PSA” screening at Get Connected on Thursday, August 29th. The more people we get to go the better time slot we will get. It is $10 to get into the event to watch films and enjoy the event, etc. Lets shot for a screening time of 7pm, which will be determined by the number of RSVP’s we get. So, make your RSVP now and lets have some fun!!! After the screening we can talk about our next project!
Trailer for Zombie Party PSA

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If I Am Your Mirror”; An 18 minute short animated film inspired by romantic painting and Edgar Allan Poe. In a post-Civil War jail, a psychologically scarred veteran (Larry Holden of Batman Begins, Memento), awaits his death by hanging at dawn. Mourning the death of his wife and struggling with post-traumatic nightmares, he seeks revenge on the mysterious street preacher with an evil eye. Trapped between madness and a reality that is insane, he recollects what led him to the gallows.
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I Stand Alone follows Astasia Bennet, a woman struggling with the hurtful memories of her past while being forced to deal with the uncertainty of what she wants for her future. At the point of destroying her own life as well as that of her family, she is left with the question she has run from her entire life, “What do I do now?”
Trailer for “I Stand Alone” 

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We are at the midpoint in the epic struggle of Clowns and Monkeys. In this episode, the monkeys and clowns come to an impasse, the simmering resentments begin to boil, the end is nigh! Watch the cracks form as this society begins its collapse.
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As you might or might not know, back in college I made a short movie called “Split Decision” with my friends and some very cool actors. After a year or so of tweaking things here and there whenever I had a chance, it’s finally done!
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PLAYDate will be setting up shop in the GLASSROOM at Get Connected! 
It’s an alternative to the typical night out. PlayDate provides a fun and exciting atmosphere where you can enjoy good food & cocktails, listen to a variety of music, socialize, and meet great people all while playing games.
Who is the best rider in Atlanta? Who will take home the crown and stay on the bull the longest? 

Ready to send some folks into the dunk tank? So far here are the names we have of dunk tank volunteers!

Cheryl JenkinsPresident of Women in film 
Jana Stanton VanDyke, Owner of the Jana VanDyke Agency
Pamela RicardoActress
Danny WilliamsActor 
Bobby Peoples, Filmmaker & Owner of TinselTown Studios
Brent BrooksActor
The Bounce House will be setting up a Mechanical Bull and a Dunk Tank right outside the Porter Sanford Center!  

CineCentral/ CrewCall

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CineCentral and CrewCall helps cast & crew identify those entities that are looking for cast and crew for their projects. Each group will provide very different offers so please take the time to explore the opportunity to see if it is the right fit for you. 



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WSA Casting is opening offices in Atlanta, looking to build our database.

Check out the active WSA  fanpage!


Meet and network with Casting Director Winsome Sinclair at the coming Get Connected event on the 29th. Focusing on extras casting Winsome is now looking for talent to play in lead roles for upcoming, major projects with name directors. Talent will have 2-3 minutes to be introduced, network and drop of a headshot and resume. This is a GREAT opportunitytyo network with a talented Casting Director who is just setting up shop here in Atlanta! Get your ducks in a row and make sure to head over to the conference at the event. 


Casting Director, Winsome Sinclair

WSA Casting is opening offices in Atlanta, looking to build our database. WSA is committed to creating extraordinary results for its Members, Interns and others through providing the vehicle and the protocols that foster entrepreneurship and allow for “Creation”. WSA is committed to creating extraordinary results for its clients, artists under management and business Partners through excellent service and an unwavering commitment to success. In short, WSA facilitates powerful success for all those associated with its system.

WSA is the acronym that stands for the partnership firm of Winsome Sinclair and Associates. WSA is the brainchild of Winsome Sinclair, Chief Managing Partner. WSA engages in the business of “Creation”. WSA is designed to hone, encourage, focus and support the passion for “Creation” that exists within its Members, Interns, and others.
WSA engages in three distinct and interrelated businesses: Casting, Artist Management and Development, and Production. Through the establishment of these businesses and the implementation system in which they exist, WSA manifests its commitment to merging talented and committed entertainment professionals with bona fide business opportunities in order to achieve powerful and extraordinary results.

Great interview with Winsome:

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Yahya McClain — Writer/Director/Producer


C.I.G.A.R. the movie an independent film that was entered into several film festivals around the country, including the PVIFF. In San Diego, “Cigar” did it’s best receiving nominations for Best Short, Most Cutting Edge and Best Actor. We are now shooting “Cigar 2” the next step to producing a terrific series of short stories all about corruption. intellect, greed & robbery. C.I.G.A.R. shot in Atlanta’s finest Cigar shops.

Yesfilmworks is a new up and coming Atlanta based production company, looking to do big things using some of Atlanta’s up and coming talent.


Ty | Black guy, medium sized, black and easily intimidated. He is the type of guy who looks to avoid conflict at all cost.

Michelle | Michells is the quintessential Latin bombshell. She has dark long flowing hair and a curvaceous body that makes men melt.

Summer | Summer is white, petite and in her late twenties. Despite her small stature she is as tough a girl as you would want to meet.

Mandi | Mandi is the girl next door with a dark side. Having been hurt in the past she has developed an inner strength that is much more dangerous than her soft exterior.

Mr. Mansion | Mr. Mansion is in his early fifties he is a maniacal club owner who treats his employees like dirt. A victim of physical abuse from his father, he feels little empathy for anyone.

Pete | Pete is in his mid twenties. Strong as an ox but dumb as a box of rocks, he would be best described as a dumb jock.

Reporter | White or Hispanic 30-40’s news reporter straight forward

More about Yahya… 

Get Connected and Alliant Entertainment Health Perks have partnered to provide you access to Discount plans geared to the unique needs of the Entertainment Industry.  

These valuable Discount Programs provide you access to discounts on a variety of Health and Non Heath Related Services, Incuding: Pharmacy, Dental, Vision, Doctors By Phone, Medical Health Advisor, Physician and Hospital discounts, Legal Care, Tax Assistance and Roadside Assistance to name a few.  

These programs are available to anyone in the Entertainment Industry from Actors, Writers, Behind the Camera professionals, Photographers, Performers, Musicians, Game Developers, Dancers, Models. Food Service, Transportation, Designers, Make Up, Hairstylists and any other related professions.  Your registration includes you and your eligible dependents.   

Get the discounts and access you deserve today at a cost that anyone in the Entertainment or related industries can afford. With 3 plans to choose from, theIndie for $8.00, the  Studio for $18.00    and the  Production for $29.00    there is a program to fit every monthly budget. 




Now in its fourth decade, the Atlanta Film Festival—one of only two-dozen Academy Award® qualifying festivals in the U.S.—is the area’s preeminent celebration of cinema.  The Atlanta Film Festival is one of the largest and longest-running festival in the country, welcoming an audience of over 25,000 to discover hundreds of new independent, international, animated, documentary, and short films, selected from 3000+ submissions from all over the world.  It is also the most distinguished event in its class, recognized as Best Film Festival by Creative Loafing, Sunday Paper, 10Best and Atlanta Magazine.

Atlanta Film Festival screenings often include in-person dialog with filmmakers, providing audiences, artists and industry professionals with meaningful opportunities to network, interact and engage. 

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“I create Christian tv shows and videos for kids called Terriney TV. The Funnel Cake Shoppe is one of the Fundraising arms of Terriney TV. Our funnel cakes are made from scratch and the one-of-a-kind original flavors include- Powder Plain, Strawberries n’ Cream, Chocolate Surprise, Apple Cinnamon Crumb, Funnel Ice Dream and the New Velvety Red!”

– Owner, Terriney D Guthrie-Bridges

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Unique Syrups will be adding some serious flavor to the event! Come and taste some their latest creations and maybe take some home with you! More about them below… 

ABOUT: Made from all-natural ingredients, Unique Syrups is a great-tasting “better for you” top quality syrup and the perfect complement for any food.  Drizzle it on a stack of pancakes, add a dollop to coffee, glaze poultry or sweeten up a drink.  Our product isn’t simply syrup, it’s a customized experience with bold flavors and sweet aromas that tantalize the senses and explode the palate.  Unique Syrups contain no artificial flavors, no artificial colors and no artificial sweeteners, and do not contain any preservatives, making it a perfectly flavored syrup for the entire family.  Unique Syrups are made with a 20 percent sugar ratio and can be customized with the consumers’ sweetener of choice. Our signature flavor, Coffee-Scotch infuses the delectable taste of aged scotch with the aromatic delight of coffee.  Other popular flavors include: Pineapple Upside Down, Strawberry Basil, Grilled Apple Boubon and Peach Mango.  No matter the flavor of choice, once you experience the perfect and smooth taste of Unique Syrups, you’ll never be able to go back to the high-fructose alternative.

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Cinevation Media is Atlanta’s cutting edge post production house for film, television, and commercials. Cinevation Media provides end to end post production workflows starting with on set data management and dailies to editorial and DI. Whatever your post needs are, Cinevation Media is on the forefront of solving them while providing utmost quality and efficiency.

BOOTH ALERT: Be sure to check in with Nick and his team to see what new projects and concepts they are developing! 

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Learn about this annual event!

So… 3,500 people enjoyed THE WORLDS BIGGEST FISH FRY last year… This year? Well….. you might want to get your tickets now. THE WATERPARK IS CLOSED — but the festival will be TURNED UP A FEW NOTCHES.






Expected End Entertainment is a full service media and entertainment company that specializes in providing quality content for television, film, radio and the internet. Our other services include script development, photography, publishing and writing and editing services. We are currently producing three reality television shows: Scene! Atlanta, a competition series for actors; Independent Ladies of Atlanta; and a yet to be named show featuring music legends.

Independent Ladies of Atlanta cast members will be in attendance.

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Meat-me-at-the-Grill is a true friend to the Get Connected community and has sponsored and supported many of our events with great food and service.
Spicing up the grill on August 29 with Smoked BBQ Wings, Hamburgers and Hot Dogs, Fried Fish, Coleslaw and BBQ Baked Beans.

Christopher (BBQMan) Disroe and his wife have been catering for over 20 yrs.  Meat-me-at-the-Grill Catering provides craft services for the film industry. 



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We launched High Road in 2010 with a mission to sell ice cream to chefs…because, well, we’re chefs too. Soon after being available in better restaurants in the Atlanta area, food enthusiasts started clamoring for High Road in pint-sized containers. First, we opened our factory store, which we still lovingly operate every Saturday between 10AM and 4PM. Soon thereafter, retailers around the country started taking note of our culinary savvy, and invited us into their freezers. 

Now you can get the same incredible variety typically only available to Factory Store visitors. We’re thankful for the opportunity to share our dream with you. Call us anytime at 678.701.ROAD.







FILMAtlanta Media Center Inc. is a Gateway to the Georgia film and television community for new, emerging and seasoned talent in front of and behind the camera. We provide industry networking, consulting and production services; as well as expert education, training, work force development and resources. In doing so, we cultivate sustainable talent pools to help fill the emergence of jobs in the booming Georgia film industry.

Our mission is to educate and empower emerging talent in the Georgia film, television, media and technology industry to obtain and maintain work; and to provide superior staffing for clients from our cultivated talent pools, in front of and behind the camera.

Our vision is to be an innovative leader in education, training, and work force development in the Georgia film, television, media and technology industry.

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Throughout the life of Get Connected we have supported and gave to deserving charities and organizations whose mission is to help the under privileged and/or provide unique opportunities for emerging filmmakers. Below is a small list of those charities we have given to. Please support and look into each one! 

•  Cobb County Foster & Adoptive Parent Association –
City of Refuge –
1st Saturday Feed The Homeless Event –
Red Cross –
• The Erica Hubbard Foundation –
Feed the Homeless – Production of live tour
Atlanta Music Program –
• Casa –
• Lisa Lopes Foundation –

Art Organizations 

48 Hour Film Contest –
Plaza Theater –
Get Connected Filmmaker Contest – $1500 to the production of “RED”


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“We hope you get the best out of your networking experience! We love to see as many people connect and meet that resource they are looking for to take them both to the next level. Please take a look at the tips below and master them or give them a quick read before coming out to the event.”

– Autumn & Brent 

 At Get Connected we are always giving advice on how to get the best out of a Get Connected event. We came across this very helpful list of networking tips that may give you insight in how to you can best take advantage of the next event. Make sure to read them over and master the concepts the best you can.  Success is a mindset away. 

Please see and master the packet below! 

Draft 1: Get Connected Survival Packet



Blank Stage, a co-founder of Get Connected specializes in production and helps actors put their best foot forward.  Actors can expect the best when it comes to getting on tape and submitting yourself for casting directors and directors. From coaching to technical execution, they understand the importance of every opportunity that comes your way. 

In a rush for a audition taping? Please text, call or email Lilian Brooks at: 404.273.6604 and

“Blank Stage Productions has been a great help with coaching Bailey with her acting and career, and the video auditions we turn in have really turned some heads. BSP has awesome coaches that specialize in all genres of acting. With BSP help team Bailey has had many acting opportunities.”

– LaTonya Tippen

“Just booked! Ever since working with Blank Stage I have seen more requests for more auditions, the coaching and professional result is priceless to my career” 

– Andrew Fortinberry 

“Shout out to Brent Brooks for helping me through 5 video auditions Wednesday. I just watched them all and I cant thank you enough for pulling things out of me that I didnt know I had in me!! Your awesome!!If you actors out there need your auditions taped, Brent is the man to call!!

– Pamela Ricardo

 More Details about Blank Stage’s Actor Services located by clicking here: