I am finally back and ready to hit LA again. I was stuck in a virtual internet blackout because my hotel in Miami thought it was okay to charge $12.95/day for internet service. Regardless, I am thrilled to be moderating a terrific panel on Wednesday, November 17th. I hope you can join me in person in LA or via the live stream on Stickam. All of the details are below:
Join us for an evening of networking and live discussion about Long Form Web Broadcasts with the New Media Innovators Panel.
The focus of the discussion will be on the growth of the industry of Live formatted series and the successes that on-line web TV networks like The Room Live and Mingle Media TV Network are seeing.
Kristyn Burtt Red Carpet Closet
Host/Show Creator of online entertainment show, The Web Files, and Author of Red Carpet Closet.
Award-winning new media, web TV show host and producer, Kristyn Burtt, talks and writes about the world of Celebrity Red Carpets, from Awards Shows to Photo Ops, stylists, designers, caterers, event planners and more. She also works as a host for Mattel, Toyota and other brands and is as fluent in tech-speak as she is in fashion-speak.
Pamela Day CEO Stickam.com
Pamela Day, preeminent businesswoman and a favored contestant on NBC's "The Apprentice," recently joined Stickam as the company's Chairman and President. With over 7 million registered users, Stickam.com is first and largest Web site dedicated to live interactive video streaming. Pamela was selected from nearly a million applicants to appear on The Apprentice, where she entertained audiences with her no-nonsense business style. A Harvard MBA with an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, she has served as an investment banker on Wall Street and founded two successful companies from the ground up. In addition to Stickam, she is currently managing partner of Crimson Fund Advisors, the private investment firm she founded in 2002. Her commitment to upstanding business practices, no-excuses approach and tell-it-like-it-is style that made her instant favorite has extended beyond the realm of television into her businesses, philanthropy and writing. Together, Pamela's business acumen, accomplishments and style have established her as one of the most respected business leaders today.
Stephanie Piche Founder of Mingle Media TV Network;http://www.minglemediatv.com/
Stephanie is serial entrepreneur, marketing strategist and new media producer. She is the founder and Executive Producer of Mingle Media TV, an online media and live, interactive web TV network company producing and curating an average of 40 hours of video content weekly for a largely female audience. Piche has been producing long-form video content since early 2009 with a previous network she created and now focuses on both live, and produced web shows on over 20 different lifestyle topics. Mingle Media TV is also a sponsor of the Audience Choice Awards category in the New Media Film Festival for web series creators. Stephanie has over 20 years sales and marketing experience and has led over 35 successful new media, ecommerce and mobile technology product launches. She has received the Presidents Club award from IBM, Under the Radar Audience Choice Award, Mom's Choice Award 2009, Listed in the Top 50 Tweeples on Twitter; founder/president of a NY National Association of Female Executives (NAFE) chapter, founder/president of the itSMF Portland chapter; and industry speaker: WITI, Silicon Valley Marketing Group, Int'l Newspaper conferences, Digital Hollywood,140Conf, Web TV Workshop, Web Series Network Summit as well as contributor to MediaPost online and other industry related publications.
Michael Davis Co-Founder and Executive Producer of The Room Live online network.http://www.theroomlive.com/
Davis spent his time representing top talent for a decade at CAA, then producing films & TV including the Jason Statham action-franchise 'Crank' and more recently in the tech world having just launched Mindopia, a video-based career discovery website. The Room Live is an online network that produces original series in a live interactive format. All content is traditional length programming in 30 & 60 minute blocks, and produced out of The Room Live's studio in Hollywood, CA. The content is focused in 5 main area's Music, Talk, Game Shows, Cooking and Comedy. The talent is generally well known or celebrity talent that is Los Angeles based. All the content is executive produced by The Room Live team, while enabling the talent to produce and have a larger control over their shows as well --- allowing the content to be original and pure. All the programming is broadcast free via theroomlive.com website, as well as distributed throughout the web.
Susan Johnston New Media Film Festival Directorhttp://www.newmediafilmfestival.com/
The New Media Film Festival (NMFF) spotlights stories worth telling. The festival celebrates innovative and imaginative visual work that can make audiences laugh, cry, think, and go beyond the ordinary. In its second year, NMFF will exhibit a selection of both short and long-form works that exhibit a strong personal vision combined with the highest standards of creative excellence and technical achievement. With a satellite event in November in San Francisco, the growth of the festival has also added a group of distinguished judges from the industry and an award of $10,000 grand prize of goods and services. All finalists also will be viewed by distributors for possible online, theatrical, or broadcast distribution. For more info visit www.newmediafilmfestival.com. Susan has also worked with the Providence & Rhode Island Film Commissions to build the infrastructure used by the Farrelly brothers, Dir. Michael Corrente, NBC's hit TV series "Providence" & Context Media Studios for their Int'l productions & implementing a 25% tax incentive for investors of RI films. Upon relocating to L.A. CA, expanded services included Int'l co-producing, talent producing, TV Dev. & innovative projects such as: The first series ever produced for cell phones, Mini-Bikers, Developing with SAG their Internet contract,The Hidden Realm, one of the first HD TV Pilots. Shooting some of the first music videos to use the DVX100.