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DME Council “Virtual” Meeting – Studio Space and Talent Needs

March 20, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

LAEDC is hosting its next Digital Media + Entertainment Council meeting on March 20th, 2020 
Blockbuster Discussions: Studio Space and Talent Needs
Location: This will be a Zoom meeting – participate remotely.  Details available upon registration.
This council meeting will provide discussion around solutions to the lack of studio space and discussion around studio workforce needs.
Objectives and Focus:
This event will be focused on the studio community and larger DME businesses as well as colleges and faculty that support the talent development pipeline.
The outcomes will be for 5 action items to solve for lack of studio space and 5 specific talent needs.
10: 00 a.m. Program

Welcome and Opening Comments
Judy Kruger, Sr Director, Strategic Initiatives, DME Council Lead @LAEDC
Hackman Capital KEYNOTE
Michael Hackman, CEO, Hackman Capital
Keynote Q & A
Programs and Issues Overview – Space and Talent Needs
County of Los Angeles, Entertainment Office
Gary Smith, Entertainment Office @CEOs Office, County of Los Angeles

WDACS Pilot Project and Fair Chance Hiring Campaign 
Richard Cesar, Public Policy and Planning Manager @ LA Cty Workforce Development

Center for Competitive Workforce
Jessica Ku Kim, Sr Director, Center for Competitive Workforce, DME Workforce Lead @LAEDC
Survey and Participant Discussion

11:55 Adjourn
For information or to join, contact Judy Kruger at LAEDC, [email protected]


March 20, 2020
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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