Silver Spring, MD
April 26, 2017
The first CIE Tour was so nice, we’re doing it twice! Get ready for another exciting day of knowledgeable speakers, interactive exhibits, and special guests at the second stop on the CIE Tour in Silver Spring, Maryland, just outside Washington, DC. We’ll kick off the day with a keynote address from CIE Founder Jada Pinkett-Smith and follow it up with panels featuring entertainment professionals to fill you in on the best ways to break into show business and how to be successful once you’re there. After the panels, spend time at the interactive career experience interacting with entertainment companies in search of new talent, hair stylists, makeup artists, cinematographers, and other industry experts. Sign up for our newsletter and follow us on social media so you don’t miss a thing!
Tips for the Day:
- The day starts at The Fillmore and ends at Discovery HQ.
- Be on time! We’re closing the doors at 9am.
- Dress is semi-casual; comfortable, but presentable.
- Please use #CIEDC and tag @MyCIEStory on social.
- Bring your A-game!
Check-in begins at the Fillmore (8656 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD). Doors close at 9am, so don’t be late!
By Metro: Take the Red Line to the Silver Spring station, then walk up Colesville Road to The Fillmore
Parking: Use the Wayne Avenue parking garage (921 Wayne Avenue)
Walking from the Wayne Avenue garage: Exit the Wayne Avenue Garage. Turn left on to Ellsworth Drive. Turn right onto Georgia Ave. Cross Colesville Road, the turn right up Colesville Road. The Fillmore will be on your left at #8656.
OPENING REMARKS & WELCOME
The morning session kicks off at The Fillmore with opening remarks from very special guests, including Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation and Careers in Entertainment Co-Chair Jada Pinkett-Smith and President Jana Babatunde-Bey, as well as, Discovery Global Head of HR Adria Alpert Romm, followed by two lively panel sessions moderated by comedian Gary Owen.
CREATORS & CRAFTERS PANEL
Consider this a wake up call: your voice is part of a very important story that needs to be heard. Tomorrow’s films, television shows, commercials, web and mobile content will revolve around the human experiences not yet told – experiences that live inside you right now.
So how do you take your personal experience and turn it into a groundbreaking narrative? How do you take the joy, the pain, the love and the growth, and turn it into something that matters? You create… and in the entertainment industry, creation comes through collaboration.
We’ve selected the industry’s most influential creators and crafters to tell you firsthand what it takes to earn your place, how to get there, and the secrets they wish they’d known along the way. This panel is a sincere discussion of how to be a part of the process, no matter what your title is. From writers, directors and producers to editors, managers, guilds and everyone in between, find out the real story behind creating in the media industry.
Panelists include Adam Rodriguez, Brad Jenkins, Hannah Beachler, King Bach, Omarion, and Ricardo Andrade.
PROMOTERS & PURVEYORS PANEL
Stories only work when people hear them. Promoters and purveyors are the heroes that turn a movie into a blockbuster, or a commercial into a viral success. They’re the hustlers and the movers. They’re the vital connection between entertainment and the public, and the champions who make sure good content doesn’t get overlooked.
It takes a special kind of person to do the job, and regardless where a promoter or purveyor sits on the distribution chain, they have to master “the sell”. Our panel will teach you about the entire ecosystem, from publicists and marketers, to studios, networks and executives. Learn about their dynamic careers and how these driven self-starters made a name for themselves no matter where they came from. You’ll see how an exceptional promoter can rise to the top of the industry and work among Hollywood’s elite.
Panelists include Angie Gates, Daraiha Greene, Lisa Williams-Fauntroy, Payton Iheme, and Robyn Green Arrington.
LUNCH BREAK & TRANSITION
After a quick lunch break, we’ll all walk the one block to Discovery Communications (One Discovery Place, Silver Spring, MD).
INTERACTIVE CAREER EXPERIENCE
The Interactive Career Experience offers you the exclusive opportunity to network with industry professionals and with each other. Join one of our informative breakout sessions to learn a topic in-depth. Take a spin around the interactive career experience and talk one-on-one with representatives in marketing, PR, pre-production, production, representation, animation, technology, distribution, broadcast, talent, community organizations, and more. And don’t forget to stop by our Photo Booth and Virtual Reality Bar. You’ve got just two and a half hours to see it all and take charge of your future!
After the event, be on the lookout for our follow-up survey and invitation to apply to join the CIE Network – the next step in landing the job of your dreams. Once you’ve experienced the tour and understand what your career path can look like, we equip you with the connections and education you need to get ahead. As a Network member, take advantage of a carefully curated series of webinars and conference calls led by industry executives and leaders, and begin networking with the right people at the right time.