ATLANTA, GA — June 15, 2017 – The TAG Digital Media & Entertainment Society announced its 2017 Digital Media & Entertainment Summit will take place on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the beautiful Hank Aaron Terrace in The Battery Atlanta at SunTrust Park. This has been an exciting year in Georgia for Film, Music and Digital Entertainment and we are honored to have Lee Thomas, Deputy Commissioner of the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office make this year’s Keynote Address.
*** 2017 Awards Nominations OPEN ***
In following the tradition of previous Summits, TAG will be presenting its annual ‘Icons of the Industry Award’ to someone of long standing service in Media and Entertainment in GA as well as our ‘Media Mover Award’ and ‘Technology Innovation Award.’
We are seeking nominations for all three awards from industry professionals in technology, media, and entertainment.
Previous Icons of the Industry Inductees: Ed Spivia (2012), Joel Katz (2013), Shay Bentley-Griffin (2014), Chris Klaus (2015), and Jeff Arnold (2016)
Links to Nominations Forms – Deadline July 15, 2017
- ICONS OF THE INDUSTRY AWARD
- MEDIA MOVER AWARD
- TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION AWARD
The winners of the awards will be recognized at the 6th Annual TAG Digital Media & Entertainment Summit on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Please click here to learn more about the event and to register. Use Promotion Code: EARLYBIRD to get the reduced rate of just $50 for Tag Members and $65 for non-members. This is a terrific value which includes all panels and discussions and a sit down lunch.
Sponsors for this event include: Turner, Comcast, Clark Atlanta University, Definition6, Google, Kaminario, Sovereign Systems and Xavient.
About Lee Thomas
Lee Thomas is a Deputy Commissioner at the Georgia Department of Economic Development, and division director of the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office. A native Atlantan, Lee received a Bachelor of the Arts in Radio -TV -Film from UGA, a Master’s Degree in Film Studies from Georgia State University, then entered the Tisch School of the Arts Doctoral Program in Cinema Studies at New York University. She returned to Atlanta in 1996 to work for the Georgia Film and Videotape Office as a project manager, and then became a location specialist for the office in 1998. After finding locations for film and television projects for 12 years, Lee became director of the film division in 2010.
About TAG Digital Media & Entertainment Society
TAG Digital Media & Entertainment Society helps companies embrace convergence, learn about the latest trends, and find investors interested in helping them grow. Anyone looking to create content, deliver or consume online entertainment will find membership in TAG Entertainment very helpful. We discuss emerging technologies, new business models, bilateral investments and distribution opportunities.
About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 30,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia, and Savannah. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy.
Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive.