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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.
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
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
The mighty novelist and poet Chris Abani will leave you speechless.
This clip from a TED talk he gave this past February in Monterey introduces us to a master storyteller at the top of his art: In the talk, Abani skillfully sets us up for innocent expectations of his Nigerian childhood, feeds into them with cheerful stories about his beloved, opinionated British mother, only to gently tear us apart with tales of police brutality, teenage imprisonment and heart-breaking acts of kindness, often from complete strangers.
Here's a very clever analysis of things to come in a TV Board post dropped by Joe Mandese, editor in chief at the reliable MediaPost. Camouflaged as a report filed in 2009, Looking Back predicts successful TV and Internet video convergence for 6 months from now in all our living rooms.
"Who would have thought when we launched this discussion board of industry thought leaders back in 2006 that television would go the way of the telegraph and become one of the few mass media to actually become extinct?"
Speaking my mind exactly. Here's how Mandese envisions the shift finally taking place:
"The turning point came 18 months ago when Google acquired Gemstar TV Guide and merged the universal remote control with its Universal Search service, once and for all ending the need for channel surfing or dial flipping."
Couldn't agree more. Until these or similarly equipped forces finally merge, all that's left to help us connect video from several portals is GoGooroo, which is why we started the whole thing. Couldn't find anything!
"My right thumb still twitches with phantom muscle memory every time I pick up my Apple iRemote to change the channel — er, video screen platform — even though the nifty new device relies solely on a retinal interface. And I’ll never get used to those Eyebuds. I don’t care how freakin’ cool they look, they keep falling out."
"Google’s server farms simply spider the content directly from the master control systems of local stations, and the satellite uplinks of networks reroute video programming to the screen of a user’s choice."