TAG to Honor Shay Bentley-Griffin at 2014 Digital Media & Entertainment Industry Summit

Georgia’s preeminent casting director recipient of the ‘Icons of the Industry’ Award

ATLANTA (September 10th, 2014) –The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) in partnership with the TAG Digital Media and Entertainment Society will honor Entertainment professional Shay Bentley-Griffin of Chez Bentley at its  2014 Digital Media & Entertainment Industry Summit which will be held on October 14th at the Computer Museum of America in Roswell, GA. Under the banner of The Chez Agency, Shay Bentley-Griffin began as a talent agent, launching the careers of many recognized actors from the southeast onto national screens in soaps, television series, and feature films. She went on to become the region’s preeminent casting director, persistently encouraging producers to consider filming in the southeast region and to use regional talent for supporting roles. In addition to Mrs. Bentley-Griffin, this year’s summit will assemble leading Georgia experts in the top of their fields from film & broadcast, music, and digital media (gaming and interactive marketing):

  • Todd Harris – Video Games – Co-founder and COO, Hi-Rez Studios
  • Tammy Hurt – Music – Placement Music, Recording Academy, Georgia Music Partners
  • Steve Weizenecker – Legal – Barnes & Thornburg,

Chair Entertainment & Sports State Bar of Georgia

  • Barton Bond – Education – Director Digital Media Studios Clayton State University, Certificate
  • Program in Digital Film
  • Steve Woodward – Business – Edge Solutions
  • Suzan Satterfield – Film – Picture Window Productions
  • Richard Warner – Moderator – What’s Up Interactive

Representatives from the various sectors will discuss relevant topics and current industry trends, including the Georgia tax credit programs. “The velocity of change we are experiencing in the Digital Media and Entertainment sector is unprecedented,” said Technology Association of Georgia President, Tino Mantella.” Georgia has emerged as the 3rd most profitable in the nation when it comes to the entertainment industry, behind California and New York; respectively. At TAG we know that this growth is only the beginning and we look forward to sharing insights on the tech-driven future for this industry.”     Learn more about the 2014 Digital Media & Entertainment Industry Summit at: https://s01.123signup.com/servlet/SignUpMember?PG=1521974182300&P=15219741911427475700&Info   For additional information contact:   Michael Bosarge Entertainment Society Liaison michael@tagonline.org     About the Metro Atlanta Chamber 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. Learn more at: http://www.tagonline.org/chapters-and-societies/entertainment/ About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 26,500 members and hosting over 200 events each year. TAG serves as an umbrella organization for 34 industry societies, each of which provides rich content for TAG constituents. 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. The association provides members with access to networking and educational programs; recognizes and promotes Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive. For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org or TAG’s community website at www.TAGthink.com. To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative, visit http://www.tagedonline.org/.


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