South East Texas ACTION Networking Group will host its inaugural meet-up at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31, in Lamar University Communications Department room 103, 801 E Virginia St., Beaumont.
“Lamar has opened its doors to the local film community so they can connect with each other and local film students,” said award-winning Orangefield screenwriter Penny LeLeux, one of the organizers of the event.
The first meeting, “Take ACTION,” is a meet-and-greet where area filmmakers, students, actors and anyone interested in growing a unified film community in Southeast Texas will gather to get to know each other.
Plans are to meet once a month. Future meetings could include screenings and discussions of locally created films, discussions and determination of areas of strengths and weaknesses and how that can be addressed, along with other related topics and opportunities to collaborate on projects. The meeting is open to anyone that has an interest in advancing filmmaking in Southeast Texas, and is free and open to the public.