**This event is sold out, we do have a waitlist for those who would like to register in case we have extra availability.
We’ll see you by the popcorn machine. DON’T MISS IT! Eat! Drink! CELEBRATE! Enjoy networking with friends in the film industry! Catch up with your fellow professionals at one of Northern Virginia’s best production venues, all dressed up for the holidays. We’re anticipating another blowout networking event!
Please Note: REGISTRATION REQUIRED, NO WALK-INS!
LIGHTS, CAMERA, JOBS!
The event is being held at ThunderShot Studios, which is located at 9425-B Mathy Drive in Fairfax, Virginia.
PARKING: Please park in the overflow area across the street (see the diagram below). It’s behind the McDonald’s and we suggest you plug their address into your GPS: 9650 East Main Street, Fairfax, VA. Once you’re parked, cross at the corner near Lifetime Fitness. The studio is located just behind the Saba Restaurant and the walk is only 1/10 of a mile. Parking in the studio lot is reserved for speakers and event volunteers. Be aware that spaces adjacent to the studio building belong to other businesses. If you park in spots marked FFX Auto or Auto Body World, or behind the building in the large VUOM lot, YOUR CAR MAY BE TOWED.
METRO: The closest station is Vienna (Orange Line). It’s three miles north of the studio. From there you can take a bus, taxi, Uber, or Lyft.
BUS: Take the CUE (Green line) or Metrobus 29K,N to the Fair City Mall stop at the intersection of Pickett Road and Mathy Drive. The studio is located just behind the Saba Restaurant.
Bring your tax questions and join us as VPA Hampton Roads welcomes Jonathan McCormick, Tax Manager at Stewart and Company, CPA in Virginia Beach.
Jonathan has been in the tax industry serving individuals and small businesses for over 18 years. He specializes in individual taxation with large focuses on rental real estate, capital gain transactions, and small business ownership. In addition to working with many clients in the entertainment industry, he is an actor and musician himself. He has been a contracted music director at local theaters, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, and various schools and universities.
Jonathan will provide some basic tax prep information specifically for those in the entertainment industry working multiple projects throughout the year. Then we'll open the floor for your questions.
Now is the time to arm yourself with the info you need to make sure Uncle Sam gets only what is due and that you don't raise any red flags for those pesky IRS auditors!
You are invited to the Hampton Roads District Virginia Production Alliance Holiday Party! We will have raffles, prizes, and special guests.
6:00 - 7:30 - Karaoke and Open Mic
7:30 - 8:00 - Speakers and Awards
8:00 - 9:00 - Member trailers and holiday wish videos!
Hors d'oeuvres will be served and cash bar is available.
VPA members free with advanced registration (or $10 at the door); Guests $10
Registration information coming soon!
6:30 - Drinks & Networking
7:00 - 9:00 - Q&A with Kirk Schroder
*Registration is required, no walk-ins*
Join Kirk T. Schroder for an opportunity to get answers to your legal questions about the entertainment industry. Kirk is an experienced entertainment and arts law attorney who has been recognized in "Best Lawyers in America" for the field of entertainment law and is the current chair of the American Bar Association's Entertainment and Sports Law section. His entertainment law experience has included work with film production studios, independent filmmakers and producers, show runners, writers, directors, and actors for film and television. For more than a decade, he served as a counsel to Universal Pictures. Kirk's law firm Schroder Brooks PLC specializes in providing legal services for the creative community, including fashion, entertainment, intellectual property, and the visual arts.
As a VPA member, you're allowed to attend meetings and professional development events throughout the state. It's all included in your annual membership.