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Digital Hollywood Content Summit The inaugural Digital Hollywood Content Summit takes place on Tuesday, May 5 at the Loews Hotel in Santa Monica during the Spring '09 conference of Digital Hollywood.
Tim Kring, creator of "Heroes" will participate in a keynote conversation and various film, television and new media organizations are participating.
Among them the AFI, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, ASIFA Hollywood, the IDA, the WGA, KCET and others about to come on board.
During a series of panels on Tuesday, May 5 we're planning to take content creators in our industry through the creative process:
Development, Funding, Production, Distribution (IDA), Animation, Cause Driven social marketing, and the re-invention of the studio model for the new media age.
Produced by Gerber Rigler Executive Consulting & Producing.
A new viral video we created in support of my most talented wife's upcoming follow-up to the best-selling Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict.
Thank you to an incredible team that worked and supported us on this trailer:
Jane's Scene Readings Arabella Field Arabella is an accomplished stage and film actress and frequently guest stars on your favorite TV series with way too many credits under her belt to mention. She co-stars in the upcoming motion picture releases Paper Man and Flying By.
Music Paul Haslinger, Composer, Producer The track was pulled from one of Paul’s solo cd’s. Check out Paul’s recent spectacular soundtracks for Underworld: Rise of the Lycons and X-Men Origins: Wolverine - the video game.
Piano Sigrid Trummer Germaine Tailleferre Piano Concerto D-Dur, Edition Frauentöne Vol. 1 Sigrid just completed solo piano tour across the US and Canada that brought her to Chicago, Washington, Montreal and Ottawa.
VO Mehran Azma An accomplished graphic designer and indie musician with The Lost Libraries, Mehran got drafted as a voice over artist and narrator for this project.
VO recordings Silvia Ryder @ Starfish Records Get the excellent new CD Chinese Leftovers by houseband Sugarplum Fairies.
Photography Courtney’s bedroom Elissa Merola Quintessential Silver Lake photographer, new media artist and decorator
Animation, visual & sound effects, editing and other wonders Dave ‘The Rave’ Emmendorfer Dave is an incredibly accomplished editor and animator and pulled out all the stops for this trailer. We still don’t quite know where the space shuttle entered the picture but it’s beyond brilliant.
Just announced: Full Agenda. Click Here. Special Discount Registration Fees for the Content Summit. All-Event - Digital Hollywood Ticket - Per Person Covers all-events all days - seatiing is first-come-first served $95 - Under-Employed, Layed-Off, Part-time $135 - Self-Employed Production, Technology or Start-Up (Non-VC Funded) $75 - Students (in groups of 5 or More - See instructions below) $300 - Technology or Entertainment Startup- (VC - Corporate Funded) To Register Online - Click Here
A fantastic art clip on online auctions resource Artnet produced by NewArt TV's Robert Knafu featuring the infectiously enthusiastic Thomas Hoving. In this episode the former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art reviews the Ralph Albert Blakelock show at the National Academy.
I learned more about the passion for creating art in this 97 second clip than in many articles and long-winded docs elsewhere. Who knew that the often institutionalized Blakelock had to resort to cutting his own hair to make brushes!! Hoving is a natural, a true discovery as a host and interpreter of the arts to a mainstream audience. Deserving of a very large audience.
Tim Kring, creator of NBC's hit series "Heroes"
will participate in a keynote conversation and various film, television
and new media organizations are presenting panels.
Among them the
AFI Digital Content Lab, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, ASIFA Hollywood, the
IDA, the WGA and others about to come on board.
During a series
of panels on Tuesday, May 5 we're planning to take content creators in
our industry through the creative process: Development, Funding,
Production, Distribution, Animation, Cause-driven social
marketing, and the re-invention of the studio model for the new media
Summit Produced by:Gerber Rigler Producing and Executive Consulting for Digital Hollywood
Summit Pricing: $135 regular, $95 for Affiliate members (Tuesday, May 5th Only) Digital Hollywood Pass - Full - 4 Day Pass - Includes the Summit - $685 - Regular - $585 for Affiliate Members
The Amazing Line-Up: David Gale, SVP New Media, MTV Networks; Danila Koverman, Director, HBOlab at HBO; Alexis Rapo, Vice President, ABC Digital Media; John Gilles, Vice President Media & Entertainment, Method; Suzanne Stefanac, Director, AFI Digital Content Lab; David Norton, VP Brand Integration, Ladder Up Media; Mark Vega, Partner/IP Steward, Omelet; Josh Bycel, Co-Executive Producer, Psych (USA Network); Adam Armus, Co-Executive Producer, Heroes (NBC); Jacob Rosenberg, CTO Bandito Brothers; Laura Nix, Director/Producer, Felt Films; John Hamburg, Writer/Director, I Love You Man & Along Came Polly; Adam Drucker, Casting Producer, A&E’s Intervention, Amazing Race; Scott B, Director / Cinematographer, Vortex, LA Coroner; Eva Orner, Academy Award winning producer, Taxi to the Dark Side; Jeffrey Tuchman, Emmy & Peabody Award winning filmmaker, Jamison Tilsner,! Co-founder, The Streamy Awards; Adam Chapnick, President, DocWorkers; Scott Hamilton Kennedy, Writer/Director, The Garden; Rick Allen, CEO, SnagFilms; Peter Yared, CEO, iWidgets; Steve Savage, Co-principal, New Video; Eddie Schmidt, President of the board, IDA; Dave Vamos, Founder, Six Point Harness Studios; Aaron Simpson, Founder, Cold Hard Flash, Lineboil.com; Jorge Gutierrez, Creator “El Tigre,” Nickelodeon; John Andrews, SVP, Klasky Csupo, ka-chew!; Antranig Manoogian, President, ASIFA Hollywood; Glasgow Phillips, Writer, South Park, Kung Fu Panda; Micki Krimmel, Founder Sugar Packet, Inc, Mickipedia.com; Robert Bahar, Filmmaker, Made in LA; Melissa Fitzgerald, Actor & Filmaker, The West Wing, Voices of Uganda; Marc Morgenstern, Executive Director, Declare Yourself; Juan Devis, Director of Production, KCET New Media; Charles Annenberg Weingarten, Founder, Explore.org; Brian Sirgutz, President, Causecast
YouTube embeds from the White House homepage? Obama's cracking new media team didn't lose a second and relaunched what appears to be a cleaned up and user-friendly WhiteHouse.org while the nation was watching the inauguration this morning.
"The official website of the president, Whitehouse.gov, experienced a dramatic makeover at 12 P.M. ET today, just as Barack Obama was being sworn in and giving his inauguration speech.
The redesign features some of the same interactive elements that were present on Obama's campaign website, including a place where people can sign up for email updates from the President and his administration, an "Agenda" section that lists the administration's positions on major issues, and a new White House blog."
Macon Phillips, Director of new Media (!!) for the the White House expands on the newly established White House Blog:
'A short time ago, Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States and his new administration officially came to life. One of the first changes is the White House's new website, which will serve as a place for the President and his administration to connect with the rest of the nation and the world.
Millions of Americans have powered President Obama's journey to the White House, many taking advantage of the internet to play a role in shaping our country's future. WhiteHouse.gov is just the beginning of the new administration's efforts to expand and deepen this online engagement.
Just like your new government, WhiteHouse.gov and the rest of the Administration's online programs will put citizens first.'
"Thirty-nine years ago, a 14-year-old named Jerry Levitan managed to talk his way into John Lennon’s Toronto hotel room. Impressed by the kid’s chutzpah, Lennon obliged him with a five-minute chat that covered war, peace, and the newly arrived Bee Gees."
Five minutes doesn't sound like much had not Lennon been at the top of his game that day in 1969: Not only did he treat the teenage Levitan with utter respect, he managed to casually share clever insight with remarkable precision. As we listen to Lennon's enlightened thoughts about the powers of non-violence & humor and the peaceful action they generate, time stands still, stretching a few moments into one lasting profound experience.
Thanks to the young reporter who taped the conversation, we can now share this personal memory with him: "Last year, Levitan teamed up with filmmaker Josh Raskin to make “I Met the Walrus” — a charming animated film that turns Lennon’s thoughts into concrete images. The results are trippy but cogent, and no less interesting than what the Beatle had to say. Lennon himself would have loved it."
A few well articulated words from one of the great old tigers in the entertainment world: Barry Diller in an interview with Shira Ovide of the Wall Street Journal.
Particularly impressive how excitable Diller remains, how well he understands the completely different dynamics of the Internet world compared to film and television. Ending up with 1.3 billion in cash after the IAC breakup might also do its part.
Read the full length interview here, right next to the video player on a very handsome UE by the way.