The Atlanta MBDA Centers cohost NMSDC Opportunity Accelerator 2019

The information shared during “The Inside Track: Making the Leap to New Opportunities” NMSDC Opportunity Accelerator 2019 on Sunday, October 13, 2019 was highly enlightening. The Atlanta MBDA Centers were excited to open the conversation around how minority business enterprises can gain access to opportunities within the film and entertainment industry.  

Here are some of the top tips the experts shared during the panel for finding opportunities in the film and entertainment industry:

  • Research the Georgia Source Book to become a vendor in the film and entertainment industry.
  • Reach out to various studios and sell the capabilities of your products and services.
  • Studio Collaborative and similar organizations are great places to connect with supplier diversity professionals.
  • Build relationships intentionally with those who share a mutual interest in your product and getting it to the market.

The discussion was driven by a group of thought leaders and minority business enterprises:

Panel Host – Donna Ennis, Project Director, Atlanta MBDA Advanced Manufacturing and Business Centers/Georgia Tech

Asante Bradford, Project Manager, Digital Entertainment and Emerging Media, Georgia Department of Economic Development

Melanie Gunn-Nieves, Supplier Diversity Director, Warner Media

Matt Pruehs – Director of Production Rentals, Tyler Perry Studios

 Elvin Ross – President & CEO – Elvin Ross Studios