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Digital Hollywood Starts Tomorrow ?>

Digital Hollywood Starts Tomorrow

Digital Hollywood starts tomorrow!  Please find a list of panels below that might be of interest to you.  You may also find a complete list of events here.

Please follow us on twitter (@tvwriters) for updates and to find out where we will be throughout the festival.

We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The Dealmaking Process: From Feature Film, Reality TV & Specials to Web Series and Indie Film Making 12 Noon – 1:00 PM Guerin B, in Herscher Hall

Live Streaming, Social Streaming, The Video Phenomenon of Everything 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM Haas Conference Center, Room 172-173

The Hollywood Masterclass: TV, Film and Video – Packaging – Producing – Bundling – Distributing in a Cross-Platform World 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Guerin B, in Herscher Hall

Investing in Diversity: The Social Impact in Higher Education & The Entertainment Industry 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Guerin A, in Herscher Hall

Crowdfunding Update:  Exploring Innovation in the Crowdfunding Film-TV-Start-up Process 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Guerin B, in Herscher Hall

The TV/Film/Video – Developing Strategies and Partnerships – Developing Hollywood Content as Brand and Franchise 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM Guerin B, in Herscher Hall

 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Future of TV – Wall St. Analysts Meet Industry Executives – It’s All About innovation and Disruption – Chasing the New Normal in the Entertainment & Technology Industries 7:45 AM – 9:00 AM Haas Conference Center – Room 172 & 173, Breakfast Session

Investment & Funding of Film, Indie Film and TV: from Theatrical Features to Cable Networks, Netflix and Amazon 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM Ahmanson Tent

Women & Original Content: From Internet Video and Advertising to TV and Film 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM Ahmanson Tent

Working in the Industry: An In-Depth Discussion with Executives and Creatives from TV, Film and Technology 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Guerin A, in Herscher Hall

Hollywood as the Entertainment Capital of the World: Executives from Film Studios and Television Discuss the Industry & Its Future 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Guerin A, in Herscher Hall

 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Introduction of DigiFest and Women in Film 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 303-304

Women Entrepreneurs: Sharing Experience – Real Life Stories – Building the Brand, the Personal and the Company Identity 10:45 AM – Noon Haas Conference Center – Room 171

Digital Deals – Networks, Studios and Producers – Monetizing Content Across Platforms 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM Herscher Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 202

Women Leading the Digital Charge from Content Creation to Distribution 2:15 PM – 3:30 PM Haas Conference Center – Room 171

Branded Entertainment Marketing – Across Platforms – Leveraging Image, Content and Celebrity 3:50 PM – 5:00 PM Haas Conference Center – Room 171

 

Friday, May 6, 2016

Strategies in Start-up Business Development:  Developing Concepts, Lean Start-up Techniques and Positioning Your Company to Succeed! 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM Ahmanson Hall

Video Innovation! Social Video, Personalized Video, Real-Time Video – Communication and Commerce 11:05 AM – 12:20 PM Haas Conference Center – Room 172-173

The Crowdfunding Update: A Roundtable of Experts Noon – 1:00 PM Ahmanson Hall

Twitter, Facebook & Social Media – Transforming Marketing, Transforming the World 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Haas Conference Center – Room 171

 

The Writers Lab 2016: Call for Submissions ?>

The Writers Lab 2016: Call for Submissions

The Writers Lab, produced by IRIS and New York Women in Film & Television and funded by Meryl Streep, is now open for submissions of screenplays by women over the age of 40 (birthdate on or before 4/14/76)!

For complete information on The Writers Lab and how to submit your screenplay, click here.

The Importance of the Right Attitude ?>

The Importance of the Right Attitude

Here’s more of what we learned at Digital Hollywood about attitude. You become the people you surround yourself with, and bad relationships suck up a lot of time and energy…you waste more time when you are depressed. Acknowledging a bias will eliminate almost all of it. It’s best to call out the elephant in the room so that everyone can move on and focus on what you’re actually there to accomplish. Competence and confidence are perceived as one in the…

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Your Next Project ?>

Your Next Project

Here’s some of what we learned at Digital Hollywood about how to approach your next project. Have a long-term vision for your project and start with the end goal in mind. Where do you want your project to land? Do you want to win Sundance? Gain 10K YouTube subscribers? Get an agent? Create for the sake of creating? Then, ask yourself, What is the feeling you want to deliver through this experience? What do you want to watch? Why would…

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The Internet and the Power of YouTube ?>

The Internet and the Power of YouTube

Here’s some of what we learned at Digital Hollywood about the power of the internet and YouTube. YouTube is the #2 search engine, right behind Google. It’s a discovery platform where people constantly turn for information, how-to’s and to be entertained. That said, Linear Television is far from dead.  $70 billion are spent in TV ads every year. A big issue with linear is that less than 11% of their shows stick around for a second season. Because there are…

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Free Tickets: The New Situation ?>

Free Tickets: The New Situation

Carlo Allen’s play, THE NEW SITUATION runs through September at The Promenade Playhouse in Santa Monica. You can book at thenewsituation.brownpapertickets.com or else leave a comment and Carlo will do his best to get you a comp. You can read about Carlo’s experiences at  www.lastagetimes.com .

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