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CAREERS IN HOLLYWOOD WAS A HIT! Over 230 students walked across the red carpet tonight to learn about careers in the film and entertainment industry. The panel featured 8 all-star employees that have assisted with The Walking Dead, X-Men First Class, The Blind Side and more. Here are some photos from the event:

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The students who walked this red carpet today can very well become star-studded professionals in the future. Just ask, Patrick Ingram (X-Men First Class), Stephanie Skinner (Drew Barrymore’s Flower Films) and Mandy McCowan (The Walking Dead), three alumni from Grady College.

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Get it while it’s hot! Career Consultant Bethany Bagley was making sure everything was just right    with the popcorn (maybe it was the smell that attracted even more students)

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Garrett Potts and Kendall Griffy definitely encouraged students to be FIRST IN LINE. An hour before the event began, students were already claiming the front row seats. We might need to double-check the stats, but this might very well be the largest attendance the Career Center has ever received for a panel presentation.

photo-23Moderated by UGA Faculty Member, Joe Dennis, the panel provided great insight about salaries, entry-level opportunities and how to progress in this industry. One key point for students, DO YOUR RESEARCH. Deadline Hollywood and Georgia Production Partnership are two great resources.

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Many students took the extra time to network with members of the panel. Thanks for all the students who were tweeting about the event #CareersInHollywood

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Thank you very much to our panel! They took time out of their busy schedules to travel to Athens to fully represent “Careers In Hollywood.” We definitely wish them the best for future movies, shows and projects.

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We DEFINITELY have to give a big round of applause for two fabulous women who made this event possible. Dr. Marian Higgins and Shakira Smiler put in a ton of work to connect with the panel members, coordinate the schedule, design flyers and manage tonight’s event. The event was a success, so hopefully this is only the first of others to come.

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