Christopher Judge at the 37th Annual Saturn Awards Red Carpet

Mingle Media TV and our entertainment reporter, Kristyn Burtt, were back for the second year on the red carpet at the Saturn Awards. This year’s 37th Annual Saturn Awards took place on June 23, at the Castaway in Burbank, California. Hosting again was comedian Jeffrey Ross. A special tribute took place honoring founder Dr. Donald A. Reed. For more info, visit their website: http://www.saturnawards.org To view video interviews from this event please visit Mingle Media TV’s website at http://www.minglemediatv.com/redcarpetreport.html Thanks to M4PR for inviting us to this event! for more info about them visit their website at http://www.m4pr.com

Anna Torv 36th Annual Saturn Awards Red Carpet Report by Mingle Media TV

Mingle Media TV and Kristyn Burtt attended the 36th Annual Saturn Awards in Burbank June 24th 2010. The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films was founded in 1972 by noted film historian Dr. Donald A. Reed to honor and recognize genre entertainment. Over the years, the Academy has expanded their reach to include other film genres. The organization also recognizes excellence in television and home entertainment. Robert Holguin presently serves as President of the 38 year old organization. For more information please visit: http://www.saturnawards.org For video coverage of this event please check out: http://www.minglemediatv.com for this and other Red Carpet Reports.

Celebrate with Mingle Media TV Network and our Web Series TV Show Creators!

We’re celebrating independent producers and creators of web series, live and produced on the Mingle Media TV Network! Hope you enjoy our video card highlighting those who are with us today and ringing in the New Year with us in the future.

Over the holidays… please tune in and

Watch our LIVE Web TV Talk Shows: http://www.minglemediatv.com/MMTVNProgrammingTopics.html

Watch our Web Series: http://www.minglemediatv.com/WatchWebSeries.html

Watch Red Carpet Coverage: http://www.minglemediatv.com/RedCarpetReport.html

If you’re interested in having your own web series – live or produced hosted and promoted by Mingle Media TV Network… click here and tell us about it.

Don’t forget to WATCH and VOTE for the Audience Choice Awards in the New Media Film Festival’s 2011 Event… sponsored by Mingle Media TV. Over $9K in prizes.

Filmmakers… enter your projects in the New Media Film Festival, Los Angeles 2011 program here:

Deadlines for submission are as follows with additional category information available online at the festival website:
– Earlybird Deadline: January 15, 2011
– Extended Deadline: April 15, 2011

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. With 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. More info: http://www.newmediafilmfestival.com

LA Shorts Film Festival Opens Tonight: Red Carpet and Premiere Screenings of New Shorts!

Tis the season for film festivals and the LA Shorts Fest ’10 is kicking off the week long event tonight with a red carpet opening and screening of several films. The LA Shorts Fest is the largest short film festival in the world attracting more than 15,000 filmmakers, moviegoers and entertainment execs. (See schedule here)

The term “Short Film” originated in the early days of N.American cinema and generally relates to a film that is 20-40 minutes in length but with film festivals going international, there are all lengths of shorts from 1 minute to 15 minutes as well.  The categories range from Action/Adventure, Animation,  Comedy, Commercial, Documentary, Drama, Erotic, Experimental, Family, Foreign, Gay/Lesbian, Horror, Latin, Music Video, Musical, Romance, Sci-Fi, and my favorite: Suspense/Thriller. Check out the variety of films playing at this year’s festival by clicking here.

Tonight following the Red Carpet where Andy Fickman, Mariana Klaveno, David Krumholtz, Chris Masterson, Rhys Coiro, Tom Arnold, Victor Webster, Mimi Steinbauer (Hyde Park president), Brian O’Shea (Affinity president), Cort Lane (Marvel VP), will be talking to the press, the lineup will be as follows:

  • Darkroom:   Director: Johnny Hardstaff, 4 min.
  • The Gift:   Director: Carl Erik Rinsch, 5 min.
  • Jun and the Hidden Skies:   Director: Hi Sim, 3 min.
  • El Secreto de Mateo:   Director: Greg Fay, 4min.
  • Kidnapping Caitlynn:   Director: Kat Coiro, 10 min.
  • Idiots:   Director: Kat Coiro, 4 min.
  • Quality Time:   Director: James Redford, 9 min.
  • Prom: Director: Martin Bell, 33 min.
  • The Hunt:   Director: Jake Scott, 3min.
  • Four Play:   Director: Jake Summer, 2 min.

Other highlights of the festival include films by Sting’s son, Vin Diesel and a collaboration with Ridley Scott. But that’s not all – this event is one of the ones where candidates for the Oscar’s are selected, so it’s a big deal to be selected to screen your film here.

The venue is at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 Theatres in Hollywood on Sunset. Tonight is a beautiful night for the LA Shorts Fest to kick off with a red carpet event and Mingle Media TV is excited to be covering it… oh and we will have more for you from interviews to a special look into a short with Chris Masterson from Malcolm in the Middle…

3D TV – Web Series? Yup, Award-winning “Safety Geeks” Releases 1st 3D Comedy Series

If you haven’t been following what’s happening with video online – or the growing community of Web TV Series (oh, yeah… hello, all of us here at Mingle Media TV want you to go to sign up for our weekly reminders for our 30 LIVE web shows...) then you will want to start at the TOP with the “Safety Geeks: 3D” award-winning, scripted, web series.

Some background… Mingle Media TV met the cast of Safety Geeks on the Red Carpet at the Streamy Awards…

They hinted about their 3D production for season 1 and then invited Mingle Media TV to a LIVE press conference where we were able to SEE with our own eyes (using 3D glasses that are super cool looking – not like the ones from the 1950’s) the awesome FX of what 3D looks like in your living room… (Sony, Samsung, Panasonic – this is a shameful plug in hopes of sponsorship)… All I can say is Christmas can’t come soon enough, I want a 3D HD TV (my son says 72″ but I don’t think I can sell him for enough money to pay for that model).

Here’s some background on how they made the 3D web series along with our reaction to viewing it during the press conference yesterday:

Now, if you still haven’t seen the Safety Geeks series… we’re gonna make it easy for you -> here’s Season 1 Episode 1 entitled: Sexy Lap Dance of Doom!

Here’s the back story: Produced by Dave Beeler and Tom Konkle, “Safety Geeks: 3D”, follows the comic adventures of a semi-elite force of safety experts; the P.O.S.H. (Professional Occupational Safety Hazard) team who is obsessed with making the world along with bits of Canada a safer place. The CSI-like team investigates accidents to find out what went wrong and who is to blame, however, their involvement causes far more damage than they prevent, leaving a trail of chaos and destruction in their wake.

Be sure to visit http://www.yabazam.com to download your 3D version of this hysterically funny web series today!

Los Angeles Inaugural Event – LA Rock’n Comic Con 2010

HUH? Yeah, it’s true, Rock N Roll fans secretly love Stan Lee….

At least I will confess my love for comics from the time I was a kid and fell in love with Superman, Batman, Spider-Man…. and Rock-N-Roll! Which is why I am so excited to help get the word out on this awesome NEW LA Rock’n Comic Con event coming up on May 28th-30th at the Pasadena Convention Center & Civic Auditorium.

Stan Lee & Steve Ditko Featured on this Fantastic Four Comic

Stan Lee & Steve Ditko Featured on this Fantastic Four Comic

Imagine being there for the ribbon-cutting ceremony with Stan Lee (yup, he’s the co-creator of Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the Avengers, Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, and many others), checking out comic book alley featuring hundreds of comic book artists & studio animators (hey this sounds like an awesome opportunity for families to come together and see what goes into making comic books!)

Rock-N-Roll Comic Con Pasadena

For all you music lovers, there will be concert performances by A Flock of Seagulls, When In Rome, Dramarama, The Motels, Stevie Nicks guitarist Waddy Wachtel, KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick, and
Dave Schulz, keyboardist from Berlin, Goo Goo Dolls, English Beat!!!

There will be something for everyone there from ArtistsAnimationStan LeeComic BooksMonsters, HorrorFilm IndustryVideo GamingCelebsTouring MusiciansIndependent MusiciansCostumed Performers, and more!

What are you waiting for?? Buy your tickets now! Check out all these activities:

  • All-Star Rock Concert Jam
  • After Hour Party & Jam
  • VIP Celebrity Party & Press Package
  • Fire, Dance & Acrobatic Performers
  • Costume Contest & Parade
  • Kids Themed Entertainment Pavilion
  • Animation Film Festival
  • Guest Speakers & Animation Art Demos
  • Entertainment Studios & Industry Professionals
  • Animation, Illustration & Comic Artists
  • Comic & Graphic Novel Publishers
  • Art, Animation & Music Related Merchandise
  • Collectibles & Movie Memorabilia
  • Art Show & Sale
  • Portfolio & Music Talent Reviews
  • Supporting Charity & School Organizations
  • Plaza Area Outdoor BBQ favorites

Special Promotional Giveaway… Purchase Tickets By Friday, May 14th... and be automatically entered to win one of these giveaways:

  • Backstage passes to meet the All-Star Rock Musicians & CelebsPreferred Seating
  • AllStar Concert Jam Tickets
  • After Hours Party tickets
  • 3-day General Admission pass
  • Event T-shirts
  • A free Artist Alley, Musicians Corner or Writer Block table
    (for professionals or college students)
  • a Spotlight Performance on Plaza Outdoor Stage

This is a great chance to support your fellow artists, enjoy exhibits, performers and entertainment. Be sure to tell your friends and family about this Inaugural Event… see you at the Pasadena Rock’n Comic Con May 28-30th 2010!