I have been thinking about creating a society for creative professionals in the entertainment industry. Through the society we could put on a monthly networking event co-hosted with my company. This would include artists, technicians, and production staff in animation, visual effects, motion graphics, and other similar professions. This event would be open to members of the community from students that are trying to get into the industry to veterans who have been in the industry for years. It could create mentorship opportunities to help the new members in the field to meet the experts.
It would be a fun way for people in the industry to network, or just hangout with others in similar professions. As my company grows this will provide a way for us to give back to the creative community, and introduce people to our team.
The networking event would happen once a month, and will be held at different bars throughout Los Angeles(sorry for those of you not in the area). Most likely starting around 7pm, and at locations close to the larger studios to make it easier for those getting off work to attend. I’m thinking it could be held on the 3rd or 4th Thursday of each month, so people can plan for it.
The networking event is only the beginning of what the society could do. It could help the members of the industry find work, and put on educational/training events. The possibilities are endless. I always thought it be fun to start a secret society, and while we won’t be doing anything secret this might be the next best thing.
I’m trying to think of an appropriate name for this society of creative professionals, so please let me know if you have any suggestions. Also be sure to keep an eye out for the invites to the first event, and I hope you can all make it.
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