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Are you listening to The Nerdist’s Writers Panel podcast? ?>

Are you listening to The Nerdist’s Writers Panel podcast?

The Writers Panel series is an informal chat moderated by Ben Blacker with professional writers about the process and business of writing. It covers TV, film, comic books, music, novels, and any other kind of writing about which you’d care to hear. Not only is it a wealth of information for any writer trying to engage with the market today, proceeds from live panels benefit 826LA, the national non-profit tutoring program.

The Writers Panel is available online and on iTunes.

Check it out!

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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Digital Hollywood Fall 2015 ?>

Digital Hollywood Fall 2015

Afterthoughts The Real Value by Michael J. Herman After debating the pros and the cons, the insights and the banality, and the investments and the payoffs of last week’s Digital Hollywood, I have come to realize the intrinsic and indisputable value of Digital Hollywood and events like it. It is not the seminars, nor the instructors. It is not the location, the weather, the prestige, or the technology. It is the social equity and contacts made during the conference. Immersing…

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Digital Hollywood Events ?>

Digital Hollywood Events

We’re now on Twitter! Please follow us @tvwriters for updates and to where we’ll be during the Festival. In the meantime, below are some panels that may be of interest to you. For a complete list of events with more details, click here for a pdf. See you there! Monday, October 19th The Power of YouTube: Unlocking the Power of Programming, Premium Content and Advertising 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM Ballroom Terrace Valuing and Financing Entertainment Content: Movies, Television and Online Video, From…

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Digital Hollywood Oct 19-22 ?>

Digital Hollywood Oct 19-22

Thanks to Victor Harwood at Digital Hollywood, we have a limited number of all-access passes for the upcoming Digital Hollywood Winter Event, October 19th – 22nd (Monday through Thursday) at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Marina del Rey. Further details about this event may be found here. To be eligible, you must be available to attend at least one day and willing to submit reports of events you attend for possible publishing on our website. The passes will be distributed on a first…

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Office Closures

Please be advised our offices will be closed for the following holidays: Monday 10-12 (Columbus Day) Wednesday 11-11 (Veterans Day) Wednesday 11-25 through Friday 11-27 (Thanksgiving)

Office Hours & Booking the Space ?>

Office Hours & Booking the Space

General office hours are Weekdays 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.. Hours may change based on employee availability and whether or not we are holding an event, so we recommend calling to make sure someone will be there if you want to stop by and use the Writers Room. If you would like to book the space for a group meeting or larger time period or shooting with the green screen, editing, etc., please fill out the form below and we will let you…

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ONE FINAL WORD Although this report is likely past-the-deadline – I’ve several points to make: 1) Digital Hollywood is a GREAT place to interact with industry people.  By Day #2 I knew my way around and more easily settled in.  RESULT:  I had meaningful conversation with all sorts of folks I would ordinarily not have had the opportunity to meet. 2) Happy Hour – aka Poolside Reception – is a world unto itself.  Against the backdrop of beautiful boats in…

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