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Meet GlenNeta Griffin of Georgia Media Academy in Fayetteville

Today we’d like to introduce you to GlenNeta Griffin.

GlenNeta, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I am the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Georgia Media Academy and the Founder of the Media Kids Foundation, Inc. I’m an Atlanta based Actress, Television Host and Entrepreneur with a passion for helping others succeed in the media and entertainment industry.

I have over 22 years of experience in Communications and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Relations and Marketing with a Minor in Journalism and Mass Communications from the Forbes School of Business and Technology at Ashford University. I’m also a graduate from the prestigious Connecticut School of Broadcasting with specialized training in Radio & Television Broadcasting and Media Studies.

I have a certification in Economic Development from Georgia Tech and hold certifications in Coaching, Public Relations and Grant Writing. I later pursued my Master of Arts degree in Film and Television at the School of Entertainment Arts at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, Georgia and completed my Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing at Full Sail University.

I landed my first national television commercial at the age of 17 and have made numerous international television appearances over the years. I owned and operated GlenNeta Griffin Public Relations Firm (formerly Positive Press PR) for over ten years and have 20+ years of experience working in government. I served as a Government Spokesperson for many years, which successfully reported news stories around the clock on Atlanta’s top news stations and I’m the former Television Host for Clayton County Access Television (CCTV) airing on Comcast Channel 23 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99. I’m also known for my work in film and television, with credits as an Actress, Director, Producer and Writer.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
We opened our new headquarters in Fayetteville in January 2020. In March, COVID-19 hit. We kicked off the first of the year with a bang, but when the pandemic hit, we had to cancel three months of scheduled in-studio classes. It has not been a smooth road, but we didn’t give up. We moved to a virtual platform, which allowed us to offer classes to a wider audience. Virtual learning was a part of the plan, but we had to kick things up a notch to offer training sooner than scheduled.

Please tell us about Georgia Media Academy.
The Georgia Media Academy is a Career and Professional Development Academy founded in 2019. The academy was created to help others build professional careers in media by connecting them with working media professionals. Our mission is to prepare aspiring talent for tomorrow’s media landscape by offering professional training in all things media. Our goal is to bridge the gap through education for minorities to increase diversity and inclusion across all media platforms.

We offer professional training in all things media, including classes, seminars, panel discussions and workshops featuring working professionals in the Media Industry. They all require concentration, great energy and participation. We cover numerous industry topics in a short time frame and provide class materials. Our classes are crafted for professionals who are serious about increasing and perfecting their skills. This year, we launched our Creative Studios, giving creatives a place to shoot their video and photography projects. 2021 will launch our Creative Writing Program and we don’t plan on stopping there.

I’m most proud of giving opportunities to those who want to pursue careers in media. We also offer teaching opportunities to experienced media professionals, which allows them to make more money and continue working in their field. I’m very proud of our GMA Instructor Program. What sets us apart from others is that you can choose your path. We don’t force you to take unnecessary classes. We train and help you build a brand in the areas of your choice. Our youth programs fall under the Media Kids Foundation at www.MediaKids.org.

Our Current Divisions and Training Categories include: Broadcasting, Communications, Digital Media, Entertainment, Film, Government Training, Media/Public Relations, New Media, Political Campaign Training, Presentation Training, Public Speaking, Publishing/Blogs/Magazines, Radio, Small Business, Social Media, Television, Writing (Articles, Blogs, Books, Copywriting, Creative Writing, Editing, Film and Television)

Who is GMA for? Authors, Business Owners, CEO’s, Corporations, Guest Experts, Media Managers, Politicians, Publicists, Spokespersons, Anyone who deals with the media, Anyone who craves media publicity, Anyone ready to take their brand to the next level!

Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
My family is my tribe. They are my biggest supporters. When I told my husband I wanted to start the academy, he told me to go for it. My children, mother and sister also jump in where and when needed. My IT Manager, Benjamin Walker, has also been instrumental. He helped us pivot quickly with our technology and web work when the pandemic hit. I’m glad he’s on our team. Our Instructors are also amazing. They’ve been hanging in there and ready to help us take GMA to the next level.

Pricing:

  • Private Coaching Starts at $65 an hour

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Image Credit:

Benjamin Walker, Marjani Haughton, Antigone Davidson

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