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Icons of Industry Award to be presented at TAG 2013 Entertainment Industry Summit

Technology Association of Georgia to Honor Entertainment Attorney Joel Katz  on September 19th


Atlanta (September 12th, 2013) – The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)  and the TAG Entertainment Society today announced that it will honor pioneering Georgia entertainment attorney and  counsel to the music industry, Joel Katz with an 'Icons of the Industry' Award at its second annual Entertainment Industry Summit. The event will be held 12:00pm Thursday, September 19, 2013 at the Marriott Buckhead Conference Center.


Joel Katz, former Chairman of the American Bar Association's Entertainment & Sports Law Section, is widely recognized as a leader in the field of entertainment law. His clients include some of the world's most well-known entertainers, music producers, record companies, concert promoters and Fortune 500 companies. More than 30 years ago, Joel founded Katz, Smith & Cohen, which became one of the country's largest music entertainment law firms. In 1998, Katz merged his practice with Greenberg Traurig.


The TAG 2013 Entertainment Industry Summit is an annual event that Assembles local experts in the top of their fields from film & broadcast, music, and digital media (gaming and interactive marketing). Attendees are able to share their developments and challenges in a uniquely collaborative environment as they hear top industry professionals explore where Georgia excels in this rapidly growing driver of our state’s economy.


In addition to honoring Mr. Katz, this year’s event will focus on “EmergingLeadership and Convergence within Georgia’s Entertainment Industry” and will offer a diverse series of panel discussions on Gaming, Music, Film/Broadcast and more.


The event will also feature innovators from a number of companies and organizations including:


·         ASCAP

·         Atlanta Game Cooperative

·         Atlanta Institute of Music

·         Awesome Inc.

·         BET

·         Company 3

·         Deluxe Entertainment inc.

·         Dragon Army

·         Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology

·         Fiction Farm

·         Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Office of the Georgia Department of Economic Development

·         Full Screen Inc.

·         Pickoff Sports

·         Pogo Pictures

·         SESAC

·         Thrust Interactive

·         Tunewelders

·         Turner Broadcasting System

·         Zooz Mobile



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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 21,500 members and hosting over 200 events each year. TAG serves as an umbrella organization for 33 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.


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