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TAG Digital Media & Entertainment announces finalists in Media Mover and Technology Innovator Awards

Winners to be announced November 15th. Last chance to pre-register for this exciting event

Atlanta, GA- (November 7, 2017) – The TAG Digital Media & Entertainment society announced the finalists for the Media Mover Award and Technology Innovator Award Finalists.

Media Mover Award Finalists

  • Ameenah Kaplan
  • Frogtoon
  • HowStuffWorks


Technology Innovator Award Finalists

  • Jason Drakeford
  • Endavo Digital Network
  • Futurus

Previously announced for the event:

2017 ‘GEORGIA’S OWN’ Award recipients

Elisabeth Omilami and Afemo Omilami
Film, TV and stage actors who are also philanthropists and humanitarians (Hosea Helps/Hosea Feed the Hungry), community leaders and activists.

The 2017 ‘GEORGIA LEGENDS’ Award recipient

Louvain Demps – legendary singer and Motown recording artist of The Andantes.

Icons of the Industry Award

Sidney Topol, satellite and cable television pioneer

Industry Panel
“A Rising Tide Lifts Boats: Strategic Planning for Interdependent Growth Among Industry Segments."

  • (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.

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 or visit our site


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 or TAG’s community website at To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit

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