Thursday, October 29, 2009

DPA Meeting @ AiDallas -

Dallas Producers Association
November 2009 Meeting -

It is time again for our bi-annual showcase of some of the best production work in the nation produced by the talented members of the Dallas Producers Association. The Member's Showcase meeting will be on Tuesday night, November 3 at The Art Institute of Dallas.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009
6pm to 7pm – Networking & Refreshments
7pm to 9pm - Program

8th floor of The Art Institute of Dallas
DPA Members - FREE
Guests - $15
FREE For AiD Students! (Bring your ID)
Great opportunity to network in your field
– especially if you want to be a producer

Friday, October 16, 2009

An Evening with Kevin Smith -

This show is a lecture & Q&A, not a comedy show.

Saturday, November 7, 2009
Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 8:00 PM

House of Blues Dallas
White Swan Building
Dallas, TX 75202
(214) 978-BLUE (2583)

$50.00 - General Admission Standing Room
$75.00 - Lower Balcony - includes Meet & Greet

For more about Kevin Smith click his name.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Production Accounting Workshop

Production Accounting Workshop
Saturday, November 14, 2009, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Studio Movie Grill, Dallas (Royal/75)

A Production Accounting Clerk supports each member of the Accounting team with clerical tasks, such as filing, copying, scanning, and data entry. The department processes large volumes of important and confidential paperwork; therefore the clerk's role is vital in keeping this paperwork organized and circulating. An accounting clerk should be able to multi-task; work well under pressure; be detail-oriented; and have proficiency in math and preparation of spreadsheets.

The Production Accounting Clerk Workshop is a one-day course, taught by industry professionals, that gives you the skills needed to hit the ground running to find work as an accounting clerk. Participants are taught details of the responsibilities of each member of the accounting staff. In all, participants learn the skills needed for these positions including production terminology, how to read a budget, and how to handle various types of expenses including accounts payable, petty cash and purchase orders.

The Workshop is designed to introduce the participants to a Production Accountant who can direct them to resources for finding employment. Participants who complete the training will have learned the nuts and bolts of Production Accounting and the tools needed to build such a career. Upon completing the Workshop, participants receive a Production Accounting Clerk Training Certification from the Texas Film Commission, which can be included on a résumé, and a listing in the Texas Production Directory.

• Registrants must have either practical experience doing bookkeeping or some undergraduate course work in accounting.
• Must be 18 years of age.
• A legal resident of Texas.
• Have a valid Texas Driver's License or Texas I.D. Card.
• Must be legally eligible to work in the U.S.
• Must bring a small calculator with you to the Workshop.

The cost for the Workshop is $50. To register, click here to go to the Texas Film Commission web site. Once you fill out the online registration form, you will receive a follow up email with payment instructions. The workshop will be held Saturday, November 14, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Studio Movie Grill (11170 N. Central Expressway, Dallas, TX 75243). Limited space is available. Late attendees will not be admitted.

For more information about this Workshop, please contactl Kate Cadenhead, Workforce Training Administrator, Texas Film Commission, at 512-463-9200. For a schedule of other Workshops, go to the Texas Film Commission Web site. Cost varies by location. Limited spaces available. Participation is offered on a first come, first served basis.

Submitted by Dutchie Reid

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Newsroom Workshop -

Make plans to head to SMU for the Southwest Broadcast Newsroom Workshop. The day-long event includes group and concurrent sessions on a variety of topics for broadcast newsroom personnel.

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2009
Time: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Location: Umphrey Lee Center, 3300 Dyer St. – Southern Methodist University
Registration: $50/professional; $20/student (includes a boxed lunch)

More information:

Full Schedule:
Submitted by: Dustin Smith

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

$10K in Cash and Prizes Awarded -

Click on the image to get all the details!