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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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Punch Pick: THE PRETTY ONE

Imagine, for a moment, someone with the exact DNA as you exists. She has the same birthdate, the same parents, and the same physical features as you. She’s your identical twin, your mirror, and you share all of your life experiences with her, including the death of your mother. You are reflected in her, and […]

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Breaking the Celluloid Ceiling: Women in Hollywood

Once upon a time, in the land known as “Hollywood,” women were just as prominent as men in the world of filmmaking. The “fairer sex” richly occupied every role imaginable, from director, to producer, to editor, to screenwriter. In fact, half the films made from 1917 to 1925 were written by women. One of the […]

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Women in Hollywood: 100 Years of Negotiating the System – Nov 15 & 16

WOMEN IN FILM & TV DISCUSS HOW TO SUCCEED IN HOLLYWOOD After more than 100 years of filmmaking, women still face significant challenges in the entertainment industry. This two-day conference, held at Pepperdine University, will feature over 20 industry professionals sharing their own struggles and triumphs in Hollywood, tips on breaking the glass ceiling, and how […]

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Digital Hollywood Spring 2013

Digital Hollywood Spring’s 4-day conference offered a glimpse of the future of entertainment and media, starting with Variety’s Technology and Entertainment Summit. Panels ranged from The Future of the Entertainment Business, offering insights like: Netflix achieved 21% penetration of U.S. homes in 2012. BitTorrent users are 30% more likely to pay for content (music/video). (via […]

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Punch Profiles: JibJab Co-Founder and CEO, Gregg Spiridellis

Gregg Spiridellis is kinda a badass. Picture it, 1998: A Wharton MBA student, recovering from four years of investment banking on Wall Street, when an animated dancing “doodie” shimmies into his life, changing it forever. Literally, Gregg Spiradellis’ muse was the sh$t (pardon my french). He called up his brother, Evan, an acclaimed independent animated film-maker, raving […]

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