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Film Athens Director nominated for “Community Leader Award”

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The upcoming Georgia Entertainment Awards have announced their nominees for 2014. Included is Film Athens Executive Director, Danielle Robarge Rusk, who was nominated for the "Community Leader Award." Danielle says she is "very proud and humbled" by the nomination. 

Also nominated for an award is Athens own James Ponsoldt - he was nominated for the "Outstanding Achievement Award" - which is very appropriate!  

Awards presentation ceremony is January 11th... See below for full press release and all the nominations or check out the website at www.GAEntertainmentGala.com.


 

THE SECOND ANNUAL GEORGIA ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS & GALA 

NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED


Atlanta, GA - December 4, 2013 - Created as a night of immaculate elegance, the Georgia Entertainment Gala will once again celebrate the immense talent that Georgia has to offer. The awards ceremony will commence to honor the excellence of Georgia’s Entertainment industry professionals across multiple platforms.  With categories including Community Leadership, Rising Star and Best Actor - the gala will commend the creative works and achievements of Georgia's brightest stars.  As a themed Roaring 1920’s Black Tie affair hosted by Actress Abigail Spencer  & Actor Tyler Lepley, guests will find themselves emerged in an evening of live entertainment, mixing and mingling, while being treated to an assortment of tantalizing cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.Presented by Autumn Bailey Entertainment and SEMAJ Consulting on Saturday January 11, 2014 at the Georgia World Congress Center, the gala has been collectively designed to peak all of the senses while advancing an excellent cause. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Art program of Bethune Elementary School and Corporate Code. With support from numerous sponsors, partners and a host committee of esteemed influencers, the Georgia Entertainment Awards & Gala is poised to be one of Atlanta's most commemorable occasions.

Event Information and Tickets  www.GAEntertainmentGala.com
 
NOMINEES:  OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Deatra Harris, Producer/Writer/Director
George Pierre, Casting Director
James Ponsoldt, Director
Jeffrey Umberger, Talent Agent at Umberger Agency

BEST ACTOR  (INDIE & SMALL SCREEN)
Anna Colwell, Actress
E. Roger Mitchell, Actor
Sharon Conley, Actress
Zach Sale, Actor

COMMUNITY LEADER AWARD
Craig & Parker Beck (Savannah)
Danielle Robarge Rusk (Athens)
Susan Ross (Atlanta)

GEORGIA INTERACTIVE AWARD Sponsored by Georgia Game Developers Association
Winston Jonson
Dov Jacobson
Deborah Thomas
MUSIC AWARD
Algebra Blassett
Brian Michael Cox
Mothers Finest

PEOPLE TO WATCH IN GEORGIA ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY AWARD
Eroll Sadler & Brandon Thaxton,  Supremacy Films
Jason MacDonald, Actor/Acting Coach
Matthew & Jared Young, Brothers Young Productions
Michael McClendon, Screenwriter/Director
Rebecca Etheridge, Actress

RISING STAR AWARD
Ajiona Alexus, Actress
Hajji Golightly, Director
Rico Bell, Actor
Thalia Conteras, Host & Actress
Zoe Myers, Actress

SHORT FILM & WEB SERIES
Byron Conrad Erwin (Signals)
Debbie & Ricky Hess (Horror Hotel)
Dianne Ashford & Crystal Clear Robinson (Echoes)
Patricia Roberts & Nick DeMao (Second Wind)

YOUNG ARTIST AWARD
Blake Cooper, Actor
Gabriel Burgess,Actor
Maggie Jones, Actress
Nadej Bailey, Actress
Royce Mann, Actor

GA HIGHLIGHT AWARD (WINNERS)

Carrie Preston, Actress
Glenn Lurie, President of Emerging Devices AT&T
Kandi Burruss, Singer/Songwriter
Will Packer & Rob Hardy, Producer & Director Rainforest Films
Xernona Clayton , The Trumpet Awards Founder /Civil Rights activist
Rebecca Shrager, President of People Store

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO GEORGIA ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY (WINNERS)
Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB)
Laura Turner- Seydel


WHEN: SATURDAY JANUARY 11, 2014
WHERE: Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA

 


2014  HOST COMMITTEE:

Art R. Malloy | Dean of Student Services, SCAD Atlanta
Dan Webber | CIO, Prime Holding BV & President, Digitainment Georgia
Eric Newcomer | NU Entertainment
Wayne Overstreet | General Manager, Wolff Bros Post
Keela Starr | K. Starr ManagementDiane Larche |  Larche' Communications LLC
Jamahl King | S.T.E.P.S. Event Planning Firm, Inc.
Jonell Whitt | JonellPR
Joy Pervis | J PervisTalent Agent
Tia Jakes | Two Squared Entertainment
Thomas J. Mihill | Cannon, Mihill & Winkles, LLC
Michael B. Bryant | PhilipMichael
PRPhil Mines | PhilipMichael PR
Jose Alea | Cutting Edge Advertising, LLC
Hank Stewart | The Hank Stewart Foundation
Tamara Welborn Patridge| Project Manager, Clayton County Board of Commissioners
Traci Gage | TGage&Co. LLC
Shannon Nash | Nash Management Group, Attorney, CPA
Ryan Hill | Timeless Entertainment
Shante Paige | Co-Founder, SimonPaige Productions
Terri J Vaugn | Actress,
Lori Hall | Marketing Director, Radio-One Atlanta
Carlos Coleman | CEO, CFOX Productions
April Love | Ask April Love PR, LLC
Saptosa Foster | 135 St Agency
Wendy Eley Jackson | Producer
Larry Small | Georgia Lottery Advertising and Brand Manager.
Brian Poe | Chairman Poe Simpson Law
SheriRiley | GLUE, Inc. ®
J'Aimeka Ferrell | CEO & Principle Brand Consultant, The Jai Group, LLC
Chuck Douglas | Attorney & Partner,Wakhisi-Douglas, LLC
Christal D. Jordan | President, Enchanted PR
Lori Hall | Vice President, Consumer Marketing at UP TV
Winsome Sinclair | Casting Director & Producer,Winsome Sinclair & Associates, Legacy Media Group
Christa Burton | Business Excursive
Sly White | KINGSMEN MEDIA
Jini Thornton | CEO, Envision Business Management Group
Andrea Rivera | H3 Media Group – Hispanic Marketing Consultants
Pattie Davis | CEO, Atlanta Movie Tours
Carrie Sagel Burns | Atlanta Movie Tours
Andrea Holmes Thompkins | ACE Media Corp
 




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