The film industry is an over $9.5 billion industry for Georgia. Come and learn what areas are in demand, the top locations film studios are looking for, understanding how to work with production and talent teams, as well as how to educate your owners, properly present offers, and so much more.
Date: Wednesday, June 19
Time: 9:30 am, Registration; 10:00 - 11:30 am, Program
Location: Atlanta REALTORS® Center
5784 Lake Forrest Drive, Atlanta 30328
Cost: FREE to ARA members; $10 non-members
- Moderator: Christian Ross
Note: This is not for continuing education credits.
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More about our Panelists...
Deborah Boyd Brown
Ansley Atlanta Real Estate
As a seasoned REALTOR®, Deborah has worked closely with talent and production companies in the entertainment industry for over 10 years. She understands how to locate the right properties and what the experience needs to look like from start to finish.
Founder and CEO, DeVoe Broker Associates
As a member of the renowned groups, New Edition and Bell Biv DeVoe, Ronald Boyd DeVoe Jr. Founder and CEO of DeVoe Broker Associates has established himself as a pioneer in entertainment and now Real Estate. With 30 plus years of longevity and worldwide exposure on television, radio and stage, Ron, has been able to use his notoriety and experience as a licensed real estate agent since 2002 to build a team of diligent, knowledgeable, and experienced Real Estate Professionals. It was always his dream to own a full service real estate company and that dream turned in to reality in 2006 with DeVoe Broker Associates now doing business as DEVOE REAL ESTATE. Ron lives in the Metro- Atlanta area with his wife Shamari, and their twin sons Ronald III and Roman.
As a lifestyle real estate expert serving the metro Atlanta area and beyond with a specialty in relocations, Nakia Roberson has over 15 years of experience in the real estate industry. With a background in entertainment, Nakia has assisted traditional clientele along with A-list celebrities, musicians and athletes with their real estate goals. In 2016, she was the Selling Broker for the largest residential sale in the Atlanta metro area at $8.8 million. Whether it is a $100,000 client or multi-million dollar client, Nakia's business is focused on treating everyone with the same quality service and creating relationships.
Sutton is an entertainment industry veteran with more than two decades of experience in film, television, music, and new media. Sutton is the Owner/Principal of Entertainment.gov, a consulting firm dedicated to advising policymakers on the long term economic benefits of being a film and entertainment friendly municipality. She established the company in April 2016. Clients are DeKalb County, Fulton County, City of Dahlonega, City of Stonecrest, Cumming Forsyth County, City of Jackson, Georgia. Prior to establishing Entertainment.gov, LaRonda also owned and founded Film City LLC. Georgia's first film permitting facilitation company. Clients included 20th Century Fox, Universal, Sony, Warner Bros and movies permitted for Fast 8, Spiderman Homecoming, Logan Lucky, Den of Thieves, Halt & Catch Fire, Lodge 49, The Hate You Give, I, Tonya, Uncle Drew, to name a few. Sutton was the founding Director of the Mayor's Office of Film & Entertainment for the City of Atlanta. She launched the new executive office during Mayor Kasim Reed's administration in July 2013. During her term LaRonda was responsible for streamlining the film permitting process, generating over two million dollars towards the general fund, implementing the first Entertainment job training program through a collaboration between the Mayor's Office, Iaste Local Union 479, and the motion picture industry. As Vice President, Music, Development & Production for Foxx/King Entertainment from 2006 - 2011 LaRonda managed the music careers for Academy Award winning actor and Grammy winning musician Jamie Foxx, musical icon Ron Isley, and Grammy winner Lalah Hathaway. Sutton lends her time and talents to several community and charitable organizations She is currently President of Women In Film & Television Atlanta, a non-profit.
Minhnuyet Hardy Interiors
Just as my French-Vietnamese heritage name is inspired by art and beauty, I infuse those elements into my interiors. Smart, stylish, livable designs as distinctive as my name have become my professional signature. Growing up an Army brat, I drew inspiration from the most unexpected sources while traveling the world. From the poorest regions to the most affluent areas, I recognized that beauty is everywhere in both the simplest and most ornate of objects. Those rich life experiences continue to influence my design style, resulting in an edgy mix of elegant simplicity and modern glamour with a dash of the unexpected. Along my entrepreneurial journey I co-founded Atlanta Luxury Rentals, a high-end real estate rental business, catering exclusively to Atlanta's ultra-luxury clientele. I designed over 50 individual luxury properties within a 2.5 year period. From celebrities to corporate moguls, each engagement required our absolute best in every aspect, from furnishings to service. This venture not only help me to established my personal style but also perfected my ability to quickly hone in on each client's personal needs.