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.
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).