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SESNY 2012 Opening Keynote Session

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By Maria Esteves – April 10, 2012 The Search Engine Strategies New York Conference & Exposition 2012 (SESNY 2012) Opening Keynote Business Optimization in a Digital Age, with Google digital marketing analyst Avinash Kaushik, author of “Web Analytics: An Hour a Day” commenced Tuesday, March 20, 9:00 AM at the New York Hilton Hotel. Opening keynote speaker Avinash Kaushik discussed balancing multiple media channels (micro and macro conversion), the four business drivers (social,...

SES New York 2012 Conference & Expo Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – April 9, 2012 The Search Engine Strategies New York Conference & Exposition 2012 (SESNY 2012) commenced March 19-23, 2012 at the New York Hilton Hotel. Presented by Incisive Media, SES is an international search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM) conference that showcase special keynote presentations, seminars, panel discussions, receptions, exhibitors show floor, and special events. This year’s conference included daily round table discuss...

Tribeca Film Institute's Interactive Day on April 23

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Tribeca Film Institute's Interactive Day on April 23 to Feature Thought Leaders from Across Media, Technology and Education; Slate Features Keynote from Bartunde Thurson and Speakers from The New York Times, IDEO, Games for Change, Plus Interactive Case Study of HBO's Game of Thrones Tribeca (Online) Film Festival Expands Future of Film Blog Into Live Lunch Series at 92Y Tribeca With Guests Including Paranormal Activity Producer Jason Blum, Tumblr Founder David Karp, College Humor F...

Cost Isn't An Obstacle Anymore!: theme of next IFTA Production Conference on Friday, April 20

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  The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) will bring together top producers with finance, distribution and digital marketing experts for the 13th annual IFTA Production Conference on Friday, April 20, entitled "Cost Isn't An Obstacle Anymore! New Avenues to Finance, Produce & Distribute Films at Any Budget."  The conference will take place from 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel (300 South Doheny Drive, Los Angeles), announced IFTA President-CEO Jean...

Imagine Film Festival

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The 28th Imagine Film Festival will run 17 to 28 April 2012 - Filmtheater Kriterion & Tuschinski 1 Approx. 70 long and short films,  Night of Terror, Fantastic European Shorts, Anime, Masterclasses, panel discussions and Q&A's Theme programme: Superheroes, Special focus on Il Luster Producties  Just like in 2010 and 2011, Imagine is once again looking for creative types and home filmmakers who want to go for the Time Capsule Award, the award for the best online film of t...

Miramax films offered to Netflix members in the UK and Ireland

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  Netflix Inc.  and Miramax today announced a new multi-year digital licensing agreement that will bring a broad range of acclaimed Miramax films to Netflix members in the UK and Ireland. Beginning in early 2012, Miramax titles will be available for Netflix members to watch instantly in the UK and Ireland streamed over the Internet to connected TVs, tablets, game consoles, computers and mobile phones.   Financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed.  Netflix anno...

Emmy Awards nominees announced

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Nominations for the 39th International Emmy® Awards were announced today by The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at a Press Conference at Mipcom. There are 40 nominees in 10 categories. The full list of Nominees follows this release. Winners will be announced at a Black-Tie Ceremony on November 21, 2011 at the Hilton New York Hotel.Nominations span a record 20 countries: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, M...

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York Spring 2012 Collections Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – September 17, 2011 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York Spring 2012 (MBFWNYS2012) Collections commenced September 8-15, 2011 at three tents in Lincoln Center and at offsite venues throughout New York. Presented by IMG Fashion; sponsored by DHL, American Express, Maybelline New York, and TRESemme; Spring 2012 designer’s color choices were socialite blue, green, orange, pink, purple and yellow. This season’s show introduced the Mercedes-Benz Credit Card Service from Am...

FOCUS 2011: 5th Global Summit on Entertainment & Media

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FOCUS 2011: 5th Global Summit on Entertainment & Media is being organized on Friday, 9th September, 2011 at The Oberoi, New Delhi from 9:00 am onwards. The theme for FOCUS 2011 is from Analog to Digitization…As we understand that all DTH service providers are eagerly seeking for HD or high definition TV. The recent TRAI recommendations on digitization of the broadcasting systems will only lead to huge business opportunity for the industry. Chairman, TRAI has already confirmed ...

DEADLINE 6/30!!! NY TV Festival accepting indie pilots in all genres. Win guaranteed dev deals with IFC, MTV, and FX $5-$25k

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 The NEW YORK TELEVISION FESTIVAL The NYTVF Independent Pilot Competition is currently accepting original, independently produced television and new media pilots in ALL genres, from 4-22 minutes in length. By submitting to the NYTVF, artists are eligible for category and sponsored awards including guaranteed development deals from partners FX, IFC and MTV. For additional details, rules and FAQ, visit: http://www.nytvf.com/2011_ipc.htm Network sponsored awards:  FX and Apostle present: FX "...

16th Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Interactive Media

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FMX 2011 May 3-6, 2011. Stuttgart, Germany. The 16th FMX Conference on Animation, Games, Effects and Interactive Media ended yesterday achieving remarkable successes! FMX 2011 brought in larger crowds than ever before, with 3,500 visitors attending each day. The increase in visitor numbers has been overwhelming; during the conference extra special efforts were introduced to keep up with the demand. The conference included high profile animated films such as "Rang...

WorldFest-Houston Award winners

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WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival Wraps Up 44th Season with 21 World Premieres! WorldFest-Houston, the third longest-running International Film Festival in North America, celebrated the conclusion of its 10-day run of film, fun and fanfare in its 44th annual independent film showcase with a 14% increase in overall audience attendance! Kicking off WorldFest’s Opening Night festivities on Friday, April 8, was the Texas premiere of Chad Waterhouse and Ankush Kholi’s poignant r...

NYTVF's "Bing Decisions Project" final call for entry. $25,000 grand prize. Deadline 1/31!

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BING 'DECISIONS' PROJECT The New York Television Festival has teamed up with Microsoft’s innovative decision engine Bing and branded entertainment visionary Ben Silverman’s Electus to develop a new show created by a member of the NYTVF community.  The theme of the competition is "Decisions." How you showcase that theme is up to you, but it must be central to the story or format of the show. The show can be scripted or nonscripted, with any format or tone.  ...

NYTVF's BING 'DECISIONS' PROJECT- Submit a 3 min TV pilot for the chance to win $25,000.

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BING 'DECISIONS' PROJECT The New York Television Festival is teaming up with Microsoft’s innovative decision engine Bing and branded entertainment visionary Ben Silverman’s Electus to develop a new show created by a member of the NYTVF community.  The theme of the competition is "Decisions." How you showcase that theme is up to you, but it must be central to the story or format of the show. The show can be scripted or nonscripted, with any format or tone.  ...

IFTA issues new international licensing agreement model

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The Independent Film & Television Alliance has released a new edition of the IFTA® Model International Licensing Agreements 5th Edition 2010, the longtime benchmark for licensing international rights of motion pictures and television programming. The latest set of model agreements tackles licensing in the digital and online era, providing definitions and deal terms that will be in use for years to come.When the IFTA® Model International Licensing Agreements (“MILA” or “IFTA® Forms”) f...

LESS THAN TWO WEEKS LEFT TO SUBMIT TO SONY FORMAT COMPETITION

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Final Deadline is Monday, December 13. Want to see your work produced around the globe? So does the New York Television Festival! That is why we are teaming up with Sony Pictures Television on Sony Pictures Television Format Competition-- a new initiative aimed at producers of nonscripted television. One winner will receive a $10,000 deal from the studio as well as the opportunity of pitching the format to global content buyers at MIPCOM 2011 in Cannes, France. For more inform...

The fifth annual Monaco Media Forum

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The fifth annual Monaco Media Forum (http://www.monacomediaforum.org), chaired by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, opened today, promising two-and-a-half days of debate and conversation on the "mobilization" of media, marketing and technology.(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101110/419564-a ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101110/419564-b )"From smart phones to tablets, pads and other new devices, mobile media intersects all our past discussions: "Web 2.0," social netw...

Independent producers: NYTVF now accepting submissions to the "Bing 'Decisions' Project." Win $25k.

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BING 'DECISIONS' PROJECT The New York Television Festival is teaming up with Microsoft’s innovative decision engine Bing and branded entertainment visionary Ben Silverman’s Electus to develop a new show created by a member of the NYTVF community.    Contest Theme: * The theme of the competition is "Decisions." How you showcase that theme is up to you, but it must be central to the story or format of the show. * The show can be scripted or nonscripted, with any format or...

New Media Film Festival & Market SF Bay Area - Call for Submissions!

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New Media Film Festival & Market (NMFFM) is bringing The Best of the Best - What’s New, What’s Next…honoring stories worth telling to the San Francisco Bay Area, CA November 5 & 6, 2010. The June 2010 Los Angeles premiere was a critical success & NMFFM is coming up to the SF Bay Area with an expanded program to embrace its unique blend of technology & creative talent.  DEADLINE: OCTOBER 15, 2010 Our program includes Mobile, Webisodes, Webseries, iApps, SRC (Socially Resp...

IN HIS DAY

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Director: Justin Junghan Kim.
Klair is an old man who doesn't have much time left. Preparing to travel to Argentina, Klair, is forced to face his past through dreams, nightmares and fantasies.

So Many Festivals, So Little Time

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  TABLOID (Errol Morris, USA) OK......even for someone who is internet-connected, it is still impossible for me to be physically in more than one place at any given time (please work on that, Steve Jobs.....). As I am sitting typing this at the Montreal World Film Festival, simultaneous events are happening around the world at a pace that is dizzying indeed. Montreal is hot and humid, which is perhaps the weather I could be expect if I was attending that other major internation...

SES New York 2010 Conference & Expo Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – June 28, 2010 The Search Engine Strategies New York Conference & Exposition 2010 (SESNY ‘10) commenced March 22-26, 2010 at the New York Hilton Hotel. Presented by Incisive Media, SES New York is the largest search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM) conference offered special keynote presentations, seminars, panel discussions, receptions, exhibitors show floor, and special events. SESNY10 Panel Session “How to Become a Link Magne...

2010 Cloud Computing Conference & Expo Coverage

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By Maria Esteves - June 16, 2010 The 5th International Cloud Computing co-located with the 8th International Virtualization Conference & Exposition commenced April 19-21, 2010 at Javits Convention Center, New York.  Presented by SYS-CON Media, Cloud Computing annually showcase web advancement in networks, storage, applications, interoperations and security to the Information Technology Enterprise. This year's conference sponsored by Abiquo, Adaptivity, Cordys, Microsoft, Navisite, Oracle...

Games for Change Advocates Serious Fun

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Think games are just kid's stuff? One glimpse at the braintrust headlining the Games for Change Festival, May 24 to 27, 2010, should reboot your mind.  Not since Claudius Ceasar jumped into the gladiator ring have leaders and games so converged.  Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra and Army Brig. Gen. Loree K. Sutton, Director of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, are but t...

The Global Film Village: Slamdance announces 2010 Award Winners

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by Marla Lewin 2010 marked the 16th anniversary of the Slamdance Film Festival, a showcase for the discovery of new and emerging talent. Slamdance was founded by independent filmmakers and is dedicated to the nurturing and development of new independent artists and their cinematic vision. There are three competitive divisions at Slamdance: Grand Jury, Audience Awards and Special Sponsored Awards provided by Kodak and Dos Equis. The Slamdance Feature competitions is li...
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