Actress Jasmine Burke at film, TV career expo in Fayetteville

Looking for a break to get into the film and television industry in Georgia?

The Open Rivers Film Academy will hold its first Cinema South Motion Picture Career & Education Expo from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 30 at Pinewood Atlanta Studios Production Centre, 461 Sandy Creek Road in Fayetteville. A few complimentary places are reserved for military veterans.

Georgia native Jasmine Burke, actress, filmmaker and singer, is among the participants. Burke stars in “Skinned”, a film about colorism and a woman who has complications from skin bleaching; and is an actress on Bounce TV’s drama series, “Saints & Sinners.” She’s also appeared in “Vampire Diaries”, Lifetime’s “Army Wives” and “Drop Dead Diva.”

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Other participants include James Young, a stuntman and fight coordinator; Camille Friend, a hairstylist, who worked on Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight” ; and Carol Rasheed, a prominent makeup artist.

“Ever since Georgia started really booming in this industry, people are asking what’s available, how do I get started and where are the jobs?,” said Tammy Williams, CEO of Open Rivers Pictures and founder of Cinema South Expo. She decided the best way to answer those questions was to go to the experts - people who work in the industry..

“We really want to see Georgia grow in this industry,” she said. The best way to get that information, she said, it to go to the experts, people who work in the industry.

The expo fee is $10 for general admission and $5 for all currently enrolled high school and college students.

For more information, go here.

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