Audio Storytelling in Atlanta: The Next Big Thing
Speakers: Payne Lindsey and Donald Albright, Tenderfoot TV; Jason Hoch, HowStuffWorks
Description: Atlanta-based Tenderfoot TV is the new creative force in the exploding medium of Podcasting, and a great example of the top tier creative talent coming out of Atlanta. Co-founded by filmmaker Payne Lindsey and music industry executive, Donald Albright, Tenderfoot TV is a content creation company that serves as a home for storytellers. The company burst on to the scene last year with their viral investigative podcast “Up and Vanished,” which saw 150 million downloads and helped crack the 11-year-old missing person’s case of Georgia native, Tara Grinstead. The team now has multiple projects in the works, including a docu-series in development with Oxygen. Their newest podcast, co-produced by Atlanta-based podcast powerhouse, HowStuffWorks, is “Atlanta Monster,” exploring the horrific Atlanta Child Murders from 1979-1981. Atlanta Monster hit No. 1 on Apple Podcasts a full week ahead of premiere and has seen millions of downloads as this investigative narrative rolls out week by week. Tenderfoot TV co-creators Payne Lindsey and Donald Albright, as well as Jason Hoch, Head of New Initiatives for HowStuffWorks, will discuss their experience as content creators in Atlanta, and how podcasting is quickly becoming the next medium to impact the state.
The Film Office Wants to Include Your Photo or Video!
On February 27th, the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office will host a “Film Day” at the Georgia State Capitol. It will provide an opportunity to educate people about the impact of film and television production in Georgia and how it continues to generate money for the state and jobs for residents.
We would love to have you come to the Capitol to share your stories with passing legislators, but because we know a lot of people will be working, we’d also like add to our photo montage of people impacted by the industry, either directly or indirectly.
We need your help to put together a presentation of photographs of people holding signs saying anything positive you’d like legislators and Governor Deal to see (thank you, supporting my family with the film industry, I get to work in Georgia doing what I love, I bought my house with film money, etc) – group shots and individual. It’s one thing to say it, but another to show the faces of the people whose lives have changed for the better as a result of our tax incentive. You can also send a short video – 15 seconds or less. DEADLINE is February 1st.
These photos will be part of a slideshow that will be looping during Film Day. Please send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org, and forward this message to anyone working in our industry.
Georgia Production Partnership has opened up free meeting registration to non-members for this very special meeting – where we’ll feature Atlanta Mayor candidates for a forum discussion.
Lunch is available for pre-order for both members and non-members, provided by Zoe’s Kitchen.
Deadline to Register is Sunday, October 1st.
Space is limited, so register today.
Join us on Tuesday, October 3rd, from 12-1pm at The Atlanta Area Technical College. Several of the top candidates for City of Atlanta Mayor will join us to discuss their positions on issues affecting the entertainment industry and community.
Must be a GPP member to apply for this volunteer position. This volunteer position will work closely with the Executive Committee. Applicants should be team players who will work to make sure the monthly meetings run smoothly.
CLICK HERE to find out more information about the responsibilities and requirements.