Mingle Media TV CEO, Stephanie Piche, to Moderate Web Series Superstar Panel with Jane Espenson, Gregory Storm, Steve Silverman and Yuri Lowenthal at 3rd Annual New Media Film Festival

Online media and live web TV network company, Mingle Media TV, have announced that CEO, Stephanie Piche, will be moderating a panel on Wednesday June 13th at the 3rd Annual New Media Film Festival, which officially kicks off on Tuesday, June 12, 2012. This year’s festival will take place at the Landmark Theatre in Westwood, California. Mingle Media TV’s Red Carpet Report will also be covering the opening night Red Carpet LIVE streaming on Stickam.com.

The festival will be screening 80 New Media Films from 14 countries and have a full day of panels starting at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 that read like a who’s-who in new media, gaming and Hollywood and include multi-genre actors, writers, directors, producers from Web, TV, Movies, and Games.

CEO and Executive Producer, Stephanie Piche, from Mingle Media TV will be moderating the 9:30 AM panel entitled “Web Series Superstars” and will feature:

•   Jane Espenson: Hugo Award winner, Emmy-nominated Writer/Producer, Co-Creator Husbands Web Series
•   Gregory Storm: Writer’s Guild Nominated Screenwriter, Producer and director, Madison Avery Web Series
•   Steve Silverman: Award winning Writer, Director/Producer of the hit web series Pretty
•   Yuri Lowenthal: Executive Producer Shelf Life Web Series, Author

“Interactive and New Media categories are now being recognized by traditional media as the new frontier and we are the pioneers helping passionate filmmakers have a voice,” said Stephanie Piche, CEO, Mingle Media TV.

Web Series Superstar Panel Bios

Stephanie Piche, MMTVN founder, is serial entrepreneur, marketing strategist and new media producer of Mingle Media TV Network, an online media and digital web TV network company producing and curating live and produced web series from in lifestyle and celebrity genres to science fiction and dramatic entertainment programming. Stephanie Piche has over 20 years experience in new media, producing, publishing and technology marketing as well as a deep experience in social media for content creators and publishers. Over the past four years Stephanie has been working very closely with indie digital filmmakers and live talk show hosts who create web series and streaming video content executive producing over 6,000 hours of long form content. She is the founder of Mingle Media TV, an online web TV network, is the co-host of the weekly chat on Twitter #WebSeriesChat, sponsor of the Audience Choice Awards for the New Media Film Festival, she’s also an advocate for indie TV and speaker at industry conferences like Digital Hollywood, LAWebFest, Web Series Network, and the WebTV Workshop’s web series “pro” panel.

Jane Espenson has worked on situation comedies, serial dramas and science fiction shows. She had a five-year stint as a writer and producer on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and shared a Hugo Award for her writing on the episode “Conversations with Dead People”. Between 2009-2010 she served on Caprica, as co-executive and executive producer for the television series. In 2010 she wrote an episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones, and joined the writing staff for season four of the television program Torchwood, which aired on Starz across Summer 2011 in the US. She co-wrote and executive produced the Emmy-nominated Battlestar webisodes and co-created SyFy’s Warehouse 13 and is a consulting producer and writer on ABC’s series Once Upon a Time. Jane has co-written and produced her first independent original web series with co-creator Brad Bell, entitled Husbands, which premiered at HusbandsTheSeries.com on Sept. 13, 2011.

Madison Avery from Gregory Storm on Vimeo.

Gregory Storm is a Writers Guild Award nominated screenwriter whose credits include writing for ABC, The CW, and creating original scripted series for the web.  Gregory got his start in the entertainment business as an actor where he made his living guest starring on shows like NYPD BLUE, ER, numerous TV pilots, and feature films like COACH CARTER.  His love of the creative process lead him to write and direct a few short films and a feature film that got the attention of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s PROJECT GREENLIGHT, where Gregory rose to become one of the Top 10 Directors.  Gregory is currently developing a strong slate of television and brand-friendly web projects for his company, Storm Factory Entertainment.  www.StormFactory.com

Steve Silverman is the critically-acclaimed, award-winning, Writer/Director/Producer of the hit web series, “Pretty,” the first – and only – web series to be invited by NATAS to have its own Emmy Panel Discussion at the Television Academy. “Pretty” has been honored with “Best Comedy Series” at the Indie Soap Awards, Groovy Awards, Indie Intertube Awards and by Chicago Now. Named “Best Comedy Writer” at this year’s Indie Intertube Awards, Steve is one of the “15 Most Fascinating People” on the web, according to WeLoveSoaps TV.

Yuri Lowenthal is an award-winning author, actor and producer, Lowenthal is also an international theatre performer and no stranger to the on-camera world: TV: with recurring roles on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and The Gilmore Girls as well as appearances on Alias, Criminal Minds and Close To Home; Film: Van Von Hunter, In the Blink of an Eye, Death’s Door, andTumbling After - which he starred-in, wrote and produced with his partner-in-crime Tara Platt and their production company Monkey Kingdom Productions, and is available on iTunes/DVD. Keep an eye out for their second feature film, the mockumentary Con Artists, out later this year, and their irreverent web-series comedy Shelf Life, which is now heading into in its third season. For more information, please visitwww.YuriLowenthal.com, http://www.MonkeyKingdomProductions.com or http://www.ShelfLifeSeries.com. For fun, follow him on twitter (@yurilowenthal).

3rd Annual New Media

3rd Annual New Media

 

LIVE Streamed Opening Night Red Carpet

Watch the LIVE streamed Red Carpet from The Landmark Theatre starting at 7:00 PM PT on the Mingle Media TV Network Tuesday night at http://www.minglemediatv.com/specialevents.html.  To watch the live stream on your computer – go to http://www.MingleMediaTV.com/SpecialEvents.html where the stream will be shown – you can log in with your twitter, facebook or other social network to chat in the chat room.You can also watch the LIVE stream from your iPad/Tablet or Smartphone by getting the FREE “STICKAM” APP and at the time we go live search for “MMTVN” to find the live stream.

 For more info about the festival, visit their website: http://www.NewMediaFilmFestival.com.

New Media Film Festival LIVE via MMTVN’s Red Carpet Report Opening Night + Audience Choice Winner Announcement

Online media and live web TV network company, Mingle Media TV, have announced the winners of the “Audience Choice” online voting category in the 3rd Annual New Media Film Festival, which officially kicks off on Tuesday, June 12, 2012. This year’s festival will take place at the Landmark Theatre in Westwood, California. Mingle Media TV’s Red Carpet Report will also be covering the opening night Red Carpet LIVE streaming on Stickam.com and Mingle Media TV’s site and their CEO will be moderating a panel on Wednesday.The winners of the Audience Choice Awards, where viewers online vote for their favorite web series for this year are:
1st Place: Almost a Turkish Soap Opera
2nd Place: Men e Men TV
3rd Place: Up Up Down Down, The Series
Winner of the Audience Choice Awards: Almost a Turkish Soap Opera

Winner of the Audience Choice Awards: Almost a Turkish Soap Opera

The festival will be screening 80 New Media Films from 14 countries and have a full day of panels starting at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 that read like a who’s-who in new media, gaming and Hollywood and include multi-genre actors, writers, directors, producers from Web, TV, Movies, and Games.

LIVE Streamed Opening Night Red Carpet

Watch the LIVE streamed Red Carpet from The Landmark Theatre starting at 7:00 PM PT on the Mingle Media TV Network Tuesday night at http://www.minglemediatv.com/specialevents.html.  To watch the live stream on your computer – go to http://www.MingleMediaTV.com/SpecialEvents.html where the stream will be shown – you can log in with your twitter, facebook or other social network to chat in the chat room.You can also watch the LIVE stream from your iPad/Tablet or Smartphone by getting the FREE “STICKAM” APP and at the time we go live search for “MMTVN” to find the live stream.

For more info about the festival, visit their website: http://www.NewMediaFilmFestival.com.
3rd Annual New Media Film Festival

3rd Annual New Media Film Festival

***Media Alert – New Media Film Festival Red Carpet Opening May 20th***

Who
2nd Annual New Media Film Festival featuring the best creative content crossing screens from silver to mobile. The New Media Film Festival is an IMDb qualifier festival helping filmmakers with distribution, monetization and exposure to a wider audience while being judged by top industry leaders.

What
The 2nd Annual New Media Film Festival has over $12,000 in prizes and a wide variety of categories for filmmakers to submit to, the Festival highlights the winners in a “Best of” tour while curating their content for future reference and other opportunities. Industry support for the festival include entertainment and technology professionals from Industrial Light & Magic, Pixar, Summit Entertainment, and United Talent Agency to name a few.

Opening night of the festival on Friday will include a Red Carpet LIVE streamed on STICKAM.com produced and hosted by Mingle Media TV Network along with 3D Opening Night Screenings Presented by PGA New Media Council & International 3D Society. Saturday’s festival events will include industry panels and screenings from Apps, Digital Comics, Animation, Web Series, Documentaries, Shorts, LGBT, Shot on Red, Music Videos, Socially Responsible Content and closing night events and screenings.

Where
Los Angeles Film School | 6363 Sunset Boulevard | Hollywood, CA 90028
www.lafilm.edu (877) 952-3456

When
Friday, May 20th  2011
6:00 PM Red Carpet Starts
7:00 PM  3D Opening Night Screenings

Saturday, May 21st 2011
9:30 AM Opening
8:45 PM Closing Feature Film
10:30 PM Awards Ceremony

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1235885567

Contact / RSVP
For Talent Submissions or for Media Credentials, please contact the following: Jennifer Connor, Jennifer@mmtvnproductions.com or Leslie Harris pr@keypractices.com

For more information about the festival and panels please visit:
http://www.newmediafilmfestival.com