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Tony Cooper
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TAG Digital Media & Entertainment Awards announces GEORGIA’s OWN and GEORGIA LEGENDS Award Recipients and introduces exciting panel!

Atlanta, GA- (October 12, 2017) – The TAG Digital Media & Entertainment society announced the recipients of GEORGIA’s OWN and GEORGIA LEGENDS Awards as well as an exciting industry panel.

The 2017 ‘GEORGIA’S OWN’ Award recipients are Elisabeth Omilami and Afemo Omilami. They are film, TV and stage actors in such important productions as “Drum Line,” “Madea’s Family Reunion” “The Hunger Games,” “Forrest Gump,” “People’s Survival Theater” and more; they are also philanthropists and humanitarians (Hosea Helps/Hosea Feed the Hungry), community leaders and activists.

The 2017 ‘GEORGIA LEGENDS’ Award recipient is Louvain Demps – legendary singer and Motown recording artist of The Andantes.

Confirmed panelists, (Emcee and Moderator) Cara Kneer – Host, Atlanta Tech Edge, 11 Alive WXIA, (for Broadcast) Michael Campbell – President/CEO Black on Purpose Television Network BOPTV; (for Music) Curtis Daniel III – CEO/COO Patchwerk Recording Studios; (for Video Games & Digital Media) Andrew Greenberg – Executive Director, Georgia Game Developers Association; (for Film, Policy) Craig Miller – Chair of the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Commission, Producer/Craig Miller Productions; (for Film, Education) Jeffrey Stepakoff – Executive Director of The Georgia Film Academy, Producer/Writer, Professor. This year’s panel topic of discussion is: “A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats: Strategic Planning for Interdependent Growth Among Industry Segments.”

The event will also feature the annual ‘Icons of the Industry Award’ presented to Sidney Topol, satellite and cable television pioneer and a keynote session “We Get the Picture: Georgia’s Meteoric (But Not Overnight) Rise in the Film Industry,” by Lee Thomas, Deputy Commissioner, Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office.

The event will be held Wednesday, November 15, 2017 11:00am – 4:00pm at The Battery Atlanta at SunTrust Park. Sponsors for this event include Turner Broadcasting System, Google, Verizon and Comcast Business. For further information about the award program, or if you are interested in becoming a vendor or sponsor, please contact Barbara Martin at barbara@tagonline.org or visit our site www.tagonline.org/events/tag-entertainment-industry-summit.

 

About TAG Digital Media & Entertainment
TAG Digital Media & Entertainment 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 the resources of this society 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 35,000 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. For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org or TAG’s community website at http://www.hubga.com. To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit http://www.tagedonline.org/.

 

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