Articles By: Amy Senger

New Service Connects Content Creators w/ Brands

  HOLLYWOOD — Brandwood Global, Inc., the first cloud-based software system to connect content makers with brands to form product placement, integration and sponsorship deals, is inviting in its first 50 members. “We’re looking for edgy, indie productions and ‘challenger’ brands/ advertisers with adventurous product placement ideas,” says Brandwood Global, Inc.’s CEO Stephanie Weier. “The […]

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Sundance 2015: Virtual Reality & the Future of Storytelling

Give yourself a moment to consider the possibilities of Virtual Reality — the opportunity it presents to grow and expand and deepen our understanding of, and relationship with, the Universe — and you might just find your head dizzy from the technology’s prospects. For me, it’s a “mind = blown” moment every time I dip […]

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Los Angeles Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’

Los Angeles Ballet’s The Nutcracker is coming to the Alex Theatre, The Dolby Theatre, Royce Hall and Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center this month! Experience this terrific holiday tradition for one of the below performances: Alex Theatre: Saturday, December 6th, 7:30 p.m. & Sunday, December 7th, 2:00 p.m. Dolby Theatre: Saturday, December 13th, 1:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. […]

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Breathwork Therapy With Nathaniel V. Dust

Breathwork, or pranayama breathing, therapy is a powerful, two-stage tool + technique used to help individuals confront, and expunge, the emotional blockages holding us back in life. Practitioners have found it more effective than basic talk therapy, because it taps directly into, and expels, the raw feelings, emotions, and negative energy that prevent us from excelling in […]

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Punch Pick: BOYHOOD

To experience Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD is to have courtside seats to this captivating thing we call life — and to watch up close, a boy become a man. Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, BOYHOOD breaks cinematic ground by following the trial and tribulations of a child named Mason (played by Ellar Coltrane […]

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Next TV Women Digital Leadership Awards

This past Tuesday, at the Next TV Summit & Expo in Los Angeles, the talents and contributions of three inspiring women were recognized with the Next TV Women Digital Leadership Awards. Lydia Antonini, Marion Edwards and Roma Khanna each took home an award for participating in what many are calling The Third Golden Age of Television. Lydia […]

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2014 LA Film Fest Screenwriters Coffee Talk

Screenwriters Ed Solomon, Susannah Grant and Max Borenstein One of the highlights of the LA Film Festival is its “Coffee Talks” series, held every year on a Sunday, that gathers seasoned and venerated veterans to engage in an intimate and insightful conversation (yes, coffee is included!) about their given trade. From directors, to actors, to […]

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Next TV Summit & Expo Los Angeles

On Tuesday, June 24, 2014, the Next TV Summit & Expo will bring together entertainment, advertising, broadcasting and digital technology executives to share ideas, develop new business opportunities and better monetize streaming video on today’s new content platforms and devices. This high-level B2B conference, exhibition and networking opportunity, held at the Loews Santa Monica Beach […]

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2014 Newport Beach Film Festival: A Talk With ‘Maleficent’ Screenwriter Linda Woolverton

Moderator Kevin Ott said it best of esteemed screenwriter, Linda Woolverton, during the 2014 Newport Beach Film Festival Screenwriting Seminar: “You’re such a badass.” Known for scribing such works as Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’, ‘The Lion King’, ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and the soon-to-be in theaters, ‘Maleficent’ — Woolverton took matters of her screenwriting career […]

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Must-See Films from Sundance 2014

I headed to Park City this year half expecting Sundance to have lost some of its luster. It was my fourth year, and I’ve heard the seven year itch actually sets in around year four, so maybe the film festival wasn’t all I once thought it to be. I was wrong. Sundance has still got […]

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