Take the No Phone Zone Pledge: National No Phone Zone 4/30

MMTVN Supports the The First-Ever National No Phone Zone Day (TOMORROW) Here’s How YOU Can DO IT!

National No Phone Zone

Take the Pledge!

Please take a moment and share this with your family and friends – save a life!

Take the pledge and stick to it.

Mingle Media TV & Web TV Workshop Team Up with Pro-Panel Series – LIVE

As we push to create more conversations with engaging content on Mingle Media TV, we also appreciate and support the creators of web TV – webisodes and web series that are starting to bloom from the most creative minds who are no longer restricted by studio heads who only want the content to fit in a square box.

I know putting a press release into a blog post is lazy – but hey, it’s now 9 PM PST and I’m beat from a long day of work and play. Yes, that’s what it’s like when you love what you’re doing!! Without further ado – here’s the latest news:

Web TV Workshop

Mingle Media TV Network and Web TV Workshop Team Up to Produce “WTVW’s Pro-Panel” as a Live Streaming Web TV Interview Series

MMTVN will be producing WTVW’s Pro-Panel Interviews with Top Working Web TV Industry Professionals with an Inside View to this Growing Industry

Online media and live web TV network company, Mingle Media.TV today announced they will be producing the WebTV Workshop’s Pro Panel Interview Series live streaming on their network, simulcasting on the iPhone, Blackberry and Android platforms and for on-demand replay through several distribution points.

The WebTV Workshop’s Pro-Panel will feature interviews with top working industry Web TV professionals, giving the audience an inside scoop on how they have succeeded in the medium. Mingle Media TV will producing and airing WTVW’s free live streaming Pro- Panel’s on their network. The Pro-Panel series is designed to give an insider’s look into the growing Web TV industry as well as create a live engagement where panelists will be answering questions their audience is asking during the live show broadcast. The audience can also chat to the Pro Panel via Twitter by following and tweeting questions to @webtvworkshop.

WTVW’s list of speakers includes:

-Steven J. Wolfe  – CEO of Sneak Preview Entertainment (500 Days of Summer), PGA

-Bernie Su – Streamy Award Winner Best Writer – Compulsions.tv

-Mark Gantt – Streamy Award Winner, Best Actor, Best Dramatic Web Series – The Bannen Way

-Liz Shannon Miller – Editor for NewTeeVee.com

-Dana Block – New Media Publicist

-Stephanie Piche – CEO of MingleMediaTV.com

-Dave O’Brian – New Media Producer/Writer/Director

-Amanda Coolong – Tech Zulu Journalist/Start-up Publicity and Marketing

“We are so excited to be showcasing our Pro-Panel’s via Mingle Media TV,” said Diahnna Nicole Baxter, co-founder of WTVW. “It gives us the opportunity to expand our classroom and give back to the community by offering interaction with our wonderful guest speakers.”

Mingle Media TV currently produces 30 hours of live web TV interactive programming each week. MMTVN’s expert content providers creates a social Web TV experience where the show hosts and audience engage in a real-time conversations on topics they are interested in.

“When the WebTV Workshop team contacted us with their idea to broadcast their Pro Panel as a weekly web TV show, we jumped at the opportunity to host it,” says Stephanie Piche, founder and CEO of Mingle Media TV. “We’re focused on finding the best content for live conversations and as a marketing driven company, we wanted to be able to support WTVW as they help nurture and educate the next wave of Web TV industry professionals.

Watch the WebTV Workshop Pro-Panels live on their Mingle Media TV channel http://www.minglemediatv.com/WebTVWorkshop.html, and chat live with the Pro-Panel and the other members in the audience via text and video chat as well as on Twitter athttp://www.twitter.com/WebTVWorkshop.

About WTVW: WebTV Workshop is the first professional school in Hollywood geared towards producing web series and new media content.  Co-founded by Diahnna Nicole Baxter  and Damian Pellicionne, award-winning pioneers in the web TV creative’s space, WTVW is focused on empowering each student with the knowledge and tools needed to create an impactful presence on the web by producing and managing their own content. Diahnna Nicole Baxter co-created; co- wrote and starred in the first series to ever win an Emmy Award for the web, SATACRACY 88. Baxter has since been nominated for her work on other projects and continues to be a leader in making revolutionary content on a shoestring budget. Her partner, and co-founder, Damian Pellicionne is the head of Stella Entertainment and has starred, produced and cast over fifteen successful Internet productions.  WTVW offers the best-in-class resources for the web TV industry with their four-week course held in Hollywood. For more information please visit: http://www.webtvworkshop.com

We Interview Honolulu Film Festival Silver Lei Award 2010 Winners: Diamond Confidential

Okay, so I never claimed to be the best interview and film correspondent, (and why MMTVN has professionals) but I was so stoked to interview Graeme Finlayson and Gary Klavans at the Streamy Awards on April 11th. Gary and Graeme were on their way to receive the Silver Lei Award at the 2010 Honolulu Film Festival – and I wanted to go with them!

Even though Graeme and Gary were not nominated for a Streamy, they were so very sweet and gracious to give us some time to find out about their new film “Diamond Confidential” which is done in a film-noir style.

If you like a good mystery the the intrigue and high stakes of “Diamond Confidential” are for you! (and me!)

Here’s a trailer for Diamond Confidential – tell your friends and look for this film:

Happy Earth Day ~ Do You Love Your Mother?

On January 1st we all take on New Year’s resolutions and on Earth Day many of us try to go green or help the planet by reducing waste, using less water or saying Happy Earth Day on Twitter. The staff at Mingle Media TV has decided to take it a step further and work towards making this 40th celebration of Earth Day one that we celebrate every day with (1) simple thing we “think” about doing – not things we are programmed to do such as recycle.

Check out the Earth Day Headquarters with your family – there’s lots of cool ideas from advocacy to saving water. Explore the site, take the challenge and who knows, we all become a little earth friendly and remember to take time to go outside and “be.”

Earth Day Headquarters

Share YOUR wish for a Happy Earth Day with us. Let our mother earth know we love her!

Stacy Robin, Who I Am & The Mama Earth Band Celebrating Earth Day 2010 LIVE

Mingle Media TV was at the Earth Day on the Promenade celebrating 40 years of Earth Day on Saturday, April 17th, 2010. We were invited to check out the music on the Mamapalooza stage. We had lots of fun participating in the Free to Be Me Drum Circle with Sabina and then listening to Stacy Robin and the Mama Earth Band. Find out more about Mamapalooza at http://www.mamapalooza.com and Stacy Robin at http://www.stacyrobin.com

Become a citizen lobbyist for Healthy School Lunches Wednesday April 21st – Join Us

We’ve all been following the “Food Revolution: With Jamie Oliver” and becoming more aware of what is happening to our children in school with the food provided, we wanted to invite you to join the “Citizen Lobbyist” revolution. (Oh, and if you haven’t seen the Food Revolution – go watch the movie Food Inc. I watched it yesterday and it will open your eyes to why we need to wake up and take action!)

Congress is writing a new law that would help schools provide healthier food for their students. We need your help! Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 21, you can become a citizen lobbyist and call to ask your representative in Washington to support H.R. 4870, the Healthy School Meals Act of 2010.

Will you retweet or repost this message, get the word out to your friends and family and join MMTVN and local student activists for a conference call to learn how to get involved and lobby your Member of Congress. Find out more about this movement by clicking here.

Hear more about the Healthy School Meals Act, why it is so important for the health of America’s children, and how you can ask your Member of Congress to support it by contacting him or her directly on Wednesday, April 21.

We have a voice – let’s use it! The more people who call Congress on April 21, the greater the impact we can have. We need to act now to ensure that Congress enacts provisions in the Child Nutrition Act reauthorization to help schools provide healthy vegetarian options in America’s cafeterias.

Sign up to be a citizen lobbyist and ask your friends and family to join in too! Together we can make a difference for children’s health.