Phx Dan Harkins and Todd McFarlane discuss AZ Entertainment Industry

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  1. liquido Jedi Knight

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    The following was in my inbox, and I thought that perhaps people might be interested. How often do you get to listen to Dan Harkins and Todd McFarlane?


    Contacts: Daryl F. Mallett / 480-833-0139

    AZSNAP July Event to Focus on Entertainment Industry

    Speakers to Address "What to Do for Fun in Arizona"

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 25, 2003 - AZ Scottsdale Network at the AirPark
    (AZSNAP) today announced that their July 8th event will be "The
    Entertainment Industry: What to Do for Fun in Arizona."

    "People complain constantly that 'there's nothing to do in Arizona,'"
    AZSNAP president Craig Morningstar said. "They say we have no culture, no
    arts, no entertainment."

    "This is simply not true, as the July AZSNAP event will show," he added.

    The invited speakers for June include Dan Harkins, owner & president of
    Harkins Theatres; Todd McFarlane, founder & president of McFarlane
    Companies; Robert Detweiler, Director of the Arizona Film Commission; and

    Each of the AZSNAP monthly events focuses on a different industry, market
    segment or business aspect that provides the basis of the guest speeches.
    Presentations typically encompass three perspectives, that of an
    entrepreneur, a corporate representative and a government representative.

    Event attendance averages 125 people per month, and the majority of
    attendees are business owners and executives. The event runs from 3:30
    p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and includes various informational and educational
    seminars, networking opportunities and speakers addressing current issues
    and trends.

    Cost: $10 Speaker's Forum; $35 w/Dinner; Preregistered
    All proceeds go to a charity selected for each event. July's charity is
    The Boys & Girls Clubs of Scottsdale.

    Seating is limited; please register online at

    About AZSNAP

    AZ Scottsdale Network at the AirPark (AZSNAP) is a non-profit Scottsdale
    AirPark-based business owner organization. The group's focus is to
    facilitate business relationships between AirPark and neighboring
    businesses through monthly events with educational and speaker topics
    targeting concerns of the business owner and the AirPark business community
    in particular. Connecting neighbors meaningfully contributes to vibrant and
    increasingly successful businesses.

    AZSNAP events are held on the second Tuesday of the month at the Scottsdale
    Airport and adjacent facilities, in conjunction with various sponsors. In
    return for their non-cash support, sponsors receive valuable demographic
    data and valuable media/PR/advertising coverage.

    Events target business owners and corporate/company executives with 100-200
    attendees anticipated monthly. Events are themed profiling a different
    industry, market segment or business aspect important to area business. The
    monthly event program generally consists of:

    · an informative business-education seminar
    · sponsor awareness and a get-acquainted business mixer
    · an insightful speaker forum (comprised of an entrepreneur and a
    representative from corporate and government entities)
    · valuable door prizes
    · a delicious dinner at D'Atri's Restaurant (located in the Airport Terminal)

    The pre-event registration fee of $35 covers all of the activities. An
    attendee can opt out of the dinner by paying the pre-event entry-fee of $15
    at the door. Each month a different non-profit is selected, with event
    entry-fee proceeds going to the designated non-profit.

    Dan Harkins, President & Owner, Harkins Theatres (not confirmed)

    Todd McFarlane, President & Owner, The McFarlane Companies (not confirmed)

    Robert Detweiler, Director, The Arizona Film Commission (not confirmed)

    Caribou Moving Pictures (confirmed)

    Program Overview

    · 3:30 p.m. Doors open at the Scottsdale Community College, Airpark Campus
    (across the street from the airport terminal).
    · 4:00 p.m. Business Education Seminar starts.
    · 5:00 p.m. Sponsor counters open and business mixer begins at
  2. Kev-Mas_Colcha Force Ghost

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    Dec 15, 2002
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    This is something, that if comes into great effect as an entertainment industry, that would make my big brother move back home. He works in the advertising for entertainment stuff in LA.
  3. sideshow212 Former RSA

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    Feb 3, 2002
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    looks cool!

    Pamela A. Watkins, Watkins & Bustamante PLLC

    uuh, no relation... :)
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