The Industry is the first Entertainment and Media Studies Club within the University of Georgia. Open to all majors and grades, The Industry is a club geared towards students who are looking to learn more about the entertainment business, production, script writing, and much more.
The Industry came to when co-creator Kalley Huddleston wished that there was an easier way for Entertainment Media Studies (EMST) students to network, make connections, and give money back to Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications to expand the resources to students. Kalley quickly realized the size of this project, and connected with her close friend and co-creator Julian Hagins. Kalley and Julian quickly realized the high interest in creating a club to help students get ahead in the media industry. Kalley and Julian connected with Dr. Hamilton, the department head of EMST. Dr. Hamilton connected Kalley and Julian with Anne Neenan and Trey Lenard, who were highly interested in creating a writers workroom for students to come and write short stories, scrips, creative stories, and much more. Kalley, Julian, Anne and Trey soon all came together to create what is now The Industry.
Now, The Industry is a source of support for all students with an interest in film, designed around teaching students production and screenwriting skills, networking with other creative students, and meeting professionals in the entertainment industry.