GPP FEBRUARY MEETING
February 6, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Audio Storytelling in Atlanta: The Next Big Thing
Atlanta-based Tenderfoot TV is the new creative force in the exploding medium of PODCASTING, and a great example of the top tier creative talent coming out of Atlanta. Co-founded by filmmaker Payne Lindsey and music industry executive, Donald Albright, Tenderfoot TV is a content creation company that serves as a home for storytellers. The company burst on to the scene last year with their viral investigative podcast “Up and Vanished,” which saw 150 million downloads and helped crack the 11-year-old missing person’s case of Georgia native, Tara Grinstead. The team now has multiple projects in the works, including a docu-series in development with Oxygen. Their newest podcast, co-produced by Atlanta-based podcast powerhouse, HowStuffWorks, is “Atlanta Monster,” exploring the horrific Atlanta Child Murders from 1979-1981. Atlanta Monster hit No. 1 on Apple Podcasts a full week ahead of premiere and has seen millions of downloads as this investigative narrative rolls out week by week. Tenderfoot TV co-creators Payne Lindsey and Donald Albright, as well as Jason Hoch, Head of New Initiatives for HowStuffWorks, will discuss their experience as content creators in Atlanta, and how podcasting is quickly becoming the next medium to impact the state.
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS GUEST SPEAKER
Motion Picture Association of America, Inc.
Vice President, State Government Affairs and State Tax Policy
Angela has been with the MPAA for 22 years and is responsible for reviewing, analyzing and recommending action onlegislation and regulatory proposals in the fifty states and territories, affecting all aspects of MPAA member company business interests and operations including production, distribution and exploitation. She testifies before state legislative and regulatory bodies and meets with gubernatorial and state officials on issues relating to anti-piracy, intellectual property and corporate, sales and use tax issues. She directs grassroots campaigns with entertainment industry related associations, unions and guilds and with state film commissioners to combat adverse legislation and provide support to states with developing or advancing motion picture and television production incentive measures.
Prior to joining the MPAA, Angela was a lobbyist in the New York State legislature on behalf of three New York City Mayors, promoting the City’s legislative agenda in Albany. She also worked for the New York City Economic Development Corporation and began her career working as an analyst for the New York State Senate Finance Committee.
Angela holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the State University of New York at Albany.