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OCASG ONLINE – Entertainment and the Spectrum
March 21, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Explore career opportunities in the Entertainment industry with members of the staff from AFA HUB, Chance Theater, Exceptional Minds, The Frida Cinema, and Zavikon.
AFA HUB – Ryan Hetrick, Program Supervisor and Josh Copelan, Student
Chance Theater – Karen O’Hanlon, Education and Outreach Director
Exceptional Minds – Patricia Turney, Board of Directors Chair
The Frida Cinema – Don Lane, Director of Operations
Zavikon – Hilary Konkenda, COO and Rebecca Beam, CEO
About AFA HUB
AFA HUB welcomes adult learners from diverse backgrounds and offers technical based programs in an online format. AFA HUB Certificate Programs consist of four distinct learning paths that meet the needs of today’s modern entertainment world. Paths include: Film, Animation, Video Game Design, and Visual Effects. Certificate Programs provide a live instructor for the duration of their courses. www.afahub.com
About Chance Theater
Chance Theater is one of the leading ensemble-driven theatre companies in Southern California, which recently received a National Theatre Company grant from the American Theatre Wing. Chance Theater has won seven Ovation Awards, including three for Best Production of a Musical. The Anaheim City Council named Chance Theater “the official resident theater company of Anaheim”, and Arts Orange County has twice named the Chance as “Outstanding Arts Organization”. www.chancetheater.com
About Exceptional Minds
Exceptional Minds is an academy and studio preparing young adults on the autism spectrum for careers in animation, visual effects, 3D gaming and other related fields in the entertainment industry. Exceptional Minds provides technical and work readiness training customized to help students achieve their full artistic and professional potential.
Exceptional Minds is comprised of a vocational academy, post graduate program, and professional post-production studios. www.exceptional-minds.org
About The Frida Cinemas
The Frida Cinema is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit arts organization, dedicated to enriching, connecting, and educating communities through the art of cinema. www.thefridacinema.org
Zavikon believes there is a job for everyone to apply their talents and skills in a meaningful way. Their mission is to match qualified candidates with disabilities or those who are neurodivergent with employers who believe inclusion is the future. Zavikon is the bridge to inclusion.
Zavikon is working to change the unemployment and underemployment outcomes for individuals who are uniquely abled and underserved through placing them in career focused employment while providing support and education to the employer to ensure a successful and mutually beneficial relationship.
The Zavikon team provides recruitment, workplace readiness, job accommodation identification, and advocacy for individuals with disabilities or those who are neurodivergent. Zavikon also offers education and guidance to employers to support a successful employment relationship. www.zavikon.net