The Chez Group would like to extend a special invitation to you to join us on October 26th for an evening of paneled discussion which will be led a group of top professionals in our industry…

The Chez Group would like to extend a special invitation to you to join us on October 26th for an evening of paneled discussion which will be led a group of top professionals in our industry.  Guest panelists will include Ric Reitz, Wilbur Fitzgerald, L. Warren Young, and other industry professional soon to be announced.  Chairing the event will be Shay Griffin.

This evening will afford you the opportunity to hear about the exciting changes taking place in the film and television industry in the state of Georgia, to ask any questions you may have of our panel of experts, and, most importantly, to focus on our primary goal of making the actors here in Georgia the best possible talent pool from which to draw in this rapidly growing  market.
You may already be aware of the recent boom in our industry here…twenty-six feature films were shot in Georgia in the last two years.  Film and television production tripled to $770 million in 2009.  
Screen Gems Studios, which has recently opened on the old Lakewood Fairgrounds property, is an exciting addition to the powerful landscape of the film and television industry in Georgia.  Truly this town will never be the same again.
Your timing could not be more perfect if you are looking to seriously pursue a career in the acting industry, or if you are already acting professionally.  We want to help you take advantage of the amazing opportunities.
On a much different note, we wanted to let everyone know that the Chez Group lost a very close friend, a valuable member of our staff, and an important member of the film industry this past week.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Ms. Deborah Calloway Duke.  For those of you who had the opportunity to work with Ms. Duke, either as an actor along side of her, or as a student in one of her acting workshops, you experienced first hand what a special, giving, and talented person she was.  A percentage of the proceeds from this October 26th event will be donated to Ms. Duke’s family.  She will be sorely missed.
The cost to attend this event is $50 per guest, which will include light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments.
We will meet at the Residence Inn by Marriott Buckhead/Lenox Park at 2220 Lake Blvd, NE, Atlanta, GA 30319.  The hours will be from 7 PM until 9 PM.  Dress is casual…please come as you are.
Attendance will be offered on a first come, first served basis to anyone sixteen years of age and older.  Parents of our children actors are certainly encouraged to attend.
To reserve your place, we offer PayPal for your convenience through our website at http://www.chezgroup.com/training.html.  Upon registering, please contact Mary Ann at
chezmaryann@aol.comto give her your name for the guest list.
For any questions, please feel free to contact Mary Ann at

We look forward to seeing you soon for an evening of refreshments and stimulating conversation!
The Chez Group
2221 Peachtree Rd NE
Suite D, Box 335
Atlanta, GA 30309
404-771-1361 (C)


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