Meet Your New Favorite TV Family with ABC’s “How To Live With Your Parents (For The Rest Of Your Life) Tonight

Reblogged from the Red Carpet Report

Mingle Media TV and Red Carpet Report executive producer, Stephane Piche, spoke with Elizabeth Perkins & Brad Garrett about the their new TV show, “How To Live With Your Parents (For The Rest Of Your Life)” which premieres Wednesday, April 3rd at 9:31-10:00 p.m., ET / PT on the ABC Television Network.

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“How To Live With Your Parents (For The Rest Of Your Life)” stars Sarah Chalke as Polly, Elizabeth Perkins as Elaine, Jon Dore as Julian, Rachel Eggleston as Natalie, Stephanie Hunt as Jenn, and Brad Garrett as Max.

The series is executive-produced by Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo and Claudia Lonow.

“How To Live With Your Parents (For The Rest Of Your Life)” stars Sarah Chalke as Polly, Elizabeth Perkins as Elaine, Jon Dore as Julian, Rachel Eggleston as Natalie, Stephanie Hunt as Jenn, and Brad Garrett as Max.

Mingle Media TV CEO to Lead Panel at New Media Expo on Successful Video Creation for Vlogs and Web Series

MMTVN’s Founder and Executive Producer, Stephanie Piche, will be leading a panel of experts on the topic of how-to successfully create videos from planning content to producing and distributing at NMX, formerly Blog World & New Media Expo being held in Las Vegas.

NMX and Mingle Media TV

Online media and interactive web television network, Mingle Media TV Network (MMTVN) announced today that CEO and Executive Producer, Stephanie Piche, will be moderating a panel on web video creation at the upcoming NMX (New Media Expo) held on January 6 – 8, 2013at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. NMX is the first and only industry-wide tradeshow, conference and media event geared specifically for content creators including Bloggers, Podcasters, Web TV & Video series producers, and is dedicated to promoting the dynamic industry of new media.

Stephanie Piche, MMTVN founder, is serial entrepreneur, marketing strategist and new media producer of Mingle Media TV Network, an online new media and digital web TV network company and has executive produced over 6,000 hours of live web TV while curating produced web series on their network. MMTVN shows and hosts have won and been nominated for Emmys, IAWTV Awards, Indie Intertube Awards, LAWebFest, New Media Film Festival and other Festival awards as well as receiving new media and industry recognition. Stephanie has over 20 years sales and marketing experience and has led over 38 successful new media, ecommerce and mobile technology product launches. She has received the Presidents Club award from IBM, Under the Radar Audience Choice Award, Mom’s Choice Award 2009, Listed in the Top 50 Tweeples on Twitter; founder/president of a NY National Association of Female Executives (NAFE) chapter, founder/president of the itSMF Portland chapter; and industry speaker: Digiday Video Upfronts, WITI, Silicon Valley Marketing Group, Int’l Newspaper conferences, Digital Hollywood Conference, LA WebFest, Social Media Club LA, New Media Film Festival, Beverly Hills Film and New Media Festival, Featured Pro on the Pro-Panel with the Web TV Workshop, Featured speaker at Web Series Network’s Summit as well as contributor to Media Post online and other industry related publications.

“It’s exciting to be part of this conference to help content creators and publishers migrate to video and new media,” said Stephanie Piche, CEO, Mingle Media TV. “Our panel of experts will provide the type of knowledge transfer that will help the audience shorten their learning curve and be successful in this new medium.”

Ms. Piche will be joining a group of renowned experts in their fields on this Web TV Creation Panel discussing what it takes to be successful and why you should make one. The panelists include award-winning Frank Chindamo, President & Chief Creative Officer, Fun Little Movies, Avi Glijansky, Writer, Director, Producer Highway 9 Pictures, and Ken Nicholas, Founder/CEO, MindOnMedia. You can register for the Ready, Set, Shoot — A Beginner’s Guide panel being held at 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Monday, January 7 at http://nmxlive.com/2013-lv/registration/.

About Mingle Media TV Network (MMTVN)

MMTVN is an online media and interactive web TV network that executive produces, curates, and broadcasts 100 weekly web series shows along with entertainment industry event coverage. Our video coverage, web series and live broadcasts are promoted via Twitter, blog posts, Facebook and other popular social networks; in addition to airing live on the iPhone, Blackberry, and Android platforms and syndicated through Blip.TV and over 15 syndication sites including AOL Video, YouTube, Samsung, Vizio, MeeFeedia, Blinkx, Daily Motion, Boxee, Roku and as an iTunes podcast. MMTVN’s audience reach online is over 250,000 weekly views of their video coverage, web series and live broadcasts. MMTVN’s live web TV shows feature lifestyle subject matter experts and social media content providers from celebrities, authors to bloggers. MMTVN has expanded its curation of web series with a growing number of independently produced shows from science fiction to drama, action to teen soaps now playing on the network. MMTVN also covers Hollywood celebrity and charity events from the red carpet and behind the scenes. MMTVN has covered the Oscars on the Red Carpet along with IAWTV Awards, Golden Globes, IPTVFest, HollyShorts, LA Shorts Fest, AOF Fest, Daytime Emmys, Saturn Awards, Streamy Awards, People’s Choice, NAACP, SAG , plus numerous Web Series Premieres and A-list Celebrity Fundraisers. For more information, please visit http://www.minglemediatvnetwork.com.

About New Media Expo (NMX), formerly BlogWorld & New Media Expo

NMX is the first and only industry-wide tradeshow, conference and media event geared specifically for content creators including Bloggers, Podcasters, Web TV & Video series producers, and is dedicated to promoting the dynamic industry of new media. Thousands of leading content creators, representing more than 50 countries, come to network and learn about Content Creation, Distribution, Monetization and Social Media Marketing strategies, including step-by-step techniques and leading-edge tools from the most successful and influential new media pros. Additionally, NMX features a resource-packed trade show, the industry’s only comprehensive new media exhibition for finding solutions and making important new media technology, service and product purchase decisions. http://nmxlive.com

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.

Disney Channel’s “Good Luck Charlie” Premieres Sunday May 6th with Make Room for Baby & a New TV Mommy Blogger

"Good Luck Charlie" on the Disney Channel

“Good Luck Charlie” on the Disney Channel

Season 3 kicks off on Sunday Night on the Disney Channel as the Duncan family from “Good Luck Charlie” adjusts to the news of another new baby arriving and the changes from needing a new home to mom Amy leaving her full-time job to be at home become the focus of the start of the season.

“Good Luck Charlie” stars include Bridgit Mendler, Jason Dolley, Leigh-Allyn Baker, Bradley Steven Perry, Mia Talerico and Eric Allan Kramer and Raven Goodwin, Shane Harper and Micah Williams return to reprise their roles as Ivy, Spencer and Emmett.

It’s more diapers, bottles and onesies for the Duncans as they prepare to welcome the newest member of their family. Baby Duncan, whose name was chosen by more than 25 million votes worldwide on www.DisneyChannel.com.

We got to speak with Leigh-Allyn Baker from her vacation in Paris earlier this week. One of the fascinating things we found it is that the series is very popular with kids and tweens ranking #2 in those categories. We asked Leigh-Allyn why she thought it was so popular and she told us that the show has something for everyone to identify with, “even though kids roll their eyes, they want to enjoy doing something with their family” and watching “Good Luck Charlie” is a way to bring families together for an entertaining event.

Leigh-Allyn Baker of "Good Luck Charlie" on the Disney Channel

Leigh-Allyn Baker of “Good Luck Charlie” on the Disney Channel

Leigh-Allyn also told us that she has some similar personality traits with her character, Amy, which include being outgoing, fun, theatrical and even to some extent her characters desire for stardom, that some times backfires.

Being a mother herself, Leigh-Allyn and the other cast members get to offer input to the producers and writers for character development and ideas for upcoming shows. Leigh-Allyn likes how the creators pay attention to who the actor is and mixes the character and personality together to make their performance realistic and entertaining.

One of the interesting things that happens this season is that Amy starts a new venture – a blog and becomes a “mommy blogger.” We are excited to see this role on the Disney Channel as there  are millions of mom’s out there who are blogging about their families and many of them are making a living at it as well.

Some more interesting facts about Leigh-Allyn: her birthday is April 3rd and she has a 3-year-old son and is pregnant with her second child. Her son’s favorite show is “Jake and the Neverland Pirates” along with “Doc McStuffins” on the Disney Channel (of course!).

You may also recognize Leigh-Allyn from her roles on “Will and Grace” and “Charmed” as well as numerous other roles in television and movies.

“Good Luck Charlie” was created by Phil Baker and Drew Vaupen (“Suddenly Susan” and “What I Like About You”) and is executive-produced by Baker, Vaupen and Dan Staley (“Cheers,” “Love & Money”).

New episodes of “Good Luck Charlie” air SUNDAYS on Disney Channel. The series is a production of It’s A Laugh Productions, Inc. and carries a TV-G parental guideline. Click here for more info on this show or like the series on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GoodLuckCharlie.

Mom’s Go Digital

Moms Go DigitalJust like “Good Luck Charlie’s” mom, Amy, going digital as a blogger, many other mom’s have done this chronicling their families adventures and connecting with other moms around the globe.

Want to know more about digital moms and “mommy bloggers” plus get to meet some “real-life” digital moms who are using the Internet as their platform, come out to the Digital LA “Mom’s Go Digital” event at The Mom’s Bar in Santa Monica, Tuesday, May 8th. Click here for more information. 


Stephanie Piche, MMTVN’s Executive Producer, to Speak at LAWebFest

Online media and interactive web TV network company, Mingle Media TV Network (MMTVN)  announced that CEO and Executive Producer, Stephanie Piche, will be speaking at the upcoming LAWEBFEST held on April 6-8, 2012 at The Radisson Hotel, in Los Angeles, California.

Los Angeles Web Festival (LAWEBFEST) was created in 2010 by veteran Emmy-winning tv producer and NAACP Award-winning playwright Michael Ajakwe, Jr. LAWEBFEST is America’s first all-web series festival honoring independent filmmakers and celebrating web shows while bringing creators, producers, directors, actors and technicians together under one roof, in community, to network and exchange information with workshops and panels. This is the third year for the festival and they received an overwhelming 300 submissions this year and have moved the festival to the Radisson for better screening facilities and to accommodate the large crowds attending. In 2011, LAWEBFEST also partnered with Marseille Webfest, Europe’s first all-web series festival making them a powerhouse in web series world. Find out more www.LAWEBFEST.com or www.Facebook.com/LAWEBFEST.

Ms. Piche will be a panelist on Friday night and will be a moderator on Sunday afternoon.

Friday 8:15pm: PANEL – THE GLOBAL INFLUENCE OF THE WEB SERIES (SAN JOSE ROOM/2ND FLOOR)

  • Jean Michel Albert, founder, president – Marseille Webfest  (Marseille, France)
  • Frederic Josue, Director of Marketing – Havas Media (France)
  • Stephane Rizzo, producer, cultural minister – Office of The Mayor (Marseille, France)
  • Rich Mbariket, founder, publisher – Web Series Network & Magazine (Los Angeles, California)
  • Stephanie Piche, founder, owner – Mingle Media Network TV  (Los Angeles, California)
  • Steiner Ellingsen, journalist, producer – “The Inland Sea” (Norway)
  • Torin Stefanson, Teri Armitage, creators-producers, “My Lupine Life” (Canada)
  • Nelson Leis, producer, star “The Jim” (Canada)

Moderator:  Katie Fong-Yoneda, Studio Executive/Author, “The Script Selling Game, Vols. I & II

Sunday 12:00pm: PANEL – HOW WE MADE OUR NON-FICTION WEB SERIES WORK FOR US (SAN JOSE/2ND FL)

  • Nathan Fluellen, creator-host, “World Wide Nate” (Chicago, Illinois)
  • Michelle Locadoux, creator-producer-Host, “20 Dollar New York” (New York, New York)
  • Mary Bell Austin, creator-Host, “Bite-Size Green” (Redwood City, California)
  • Amber Price, creator-producer-host, “Let’s Talk About Sex”  (Studio City, California)
  • Joy Jones & Bonita Bolden, creators-producers, “Meat the Vegans” (Washington D.C.)
  • Matt & Aimee Chapman, creators-producers, “Growing Up Guide Pup” (San Francisco,  California)

Moderator: Stephanie Piche, CEO Mingle Media TV

The Complete Workshop and Panel List for LAWEBFEST 2012 can be found here on Facebook

About Mingle Media TV Network
MMTVN is an online media and interactive web TV network that executive produces, curates, and broadcasts 100 weekly web series shows along with entertainment industry event coverage. Our video coverage, web series and live broadcasts are promoted via Twitter, blog posts, Facebook and other popular social networks; in addition to airing live on the iPhone, Blackberry, and Android platforms and syndicated through Blip.TV and over 15 syndication sites including AOL Video, YouTube, Samsung, Vizio, MeeFeedia, Blinkx, Daily Motion, Boxee, Roku and as an iTunes podcast. Our audience reach online is over 250,000 weekly views of our video coverage, web series and live broadcasts and are currently in the top 20,000 websites in the US. MMTVN’s live web TV shows feature lifestyle subject matter experts and social media content providers from celebrities, authors to bloggers including executive producing two shows with Emmy award winners. MMTVN has expanded its curation of web series with a growing number of independently produced shows from science fiction to drama, action to teen soaps now playing on the network. In addition to curating produced webseries, MMTVN is promoting and securing sponsors for INDIE creators. MMTVN also covers Hollywood celebrity and charity events from the red carpet and behind the scenes. MMTVN has covered the Oscars on the Red Carpet along with Golden Globes, IPTVFest, HollyShorts, LA Shorts Fest, AOF Fest, Daytime Emmys, Saturn Awards, Streamy Awards, People’s Choice, NAACP, SAG , plus numerous Web Series Premieres and A-list Celebrity Fundraisers. Mingle Media TV is also sponsoring the Audience Choice Category in the New Media Film Festival for Web Series Creators. For more information, please visit http://www.minglemediatvnetwork.com.

New Media – The Disruptors: Creators of Web TV LIVE and Produced Web Series

This past week, I had the absolute best time attending two industry events, Digital Hollywood and the Beverly Hills Film TV and New Media Festival. Not only did I meet some very intelligent people, listened to what is next in the industry and hopefully contributed to the mix as a panelist at these events. In between these two events, I was also doing a class with the Web Series Network on a hot topic for all New Media / Webseries creators: monetization of their content.

My background as a marketer / sales executive has taught me one big lesson – WIIFM. What’s in it for me? This has been at the base of every product launch I have been involved with on a strategic level. WIIFM. Web series creators don’t have the years of expertise that I do in marketing and sales so for them – marketing their product is not what they want to do, they want to create. However, with budgets being as they are on original content projects, you don’t have the luxury to wait until your project is in post to have marketing pick up the next step and get the buzz going.

You have to build the buzz before and during the production process.

But this is just one of the challenges that a “new” industry is facing. If you attended either Digital Hollywood or the New Media panel on Sunday that I was on you would have heard more about this disruption and change in the industry. There are so many people out there who are trying to figure this out from brands and agencies to creators and producers. The answer is there is no cookie cutter way to do business – you have to make it work for what your audience is as you are creating for an audience online – and if you aren’t making content that is bringing an audience, then you will have a hard time monetizing it.

Beverly Hills Film TV and New Media Festival

New Media Panel - Patrick Bardwell, Slebisodes, Stephanie Piche, Mingle Media TV, Danny Ramm, Quick Bites, Joe Mantegna, Actor

At our panel at Digital Hollywood, Thursday October 21 st 2010 TrackAdvUp-27

Social Media, Brands and Target Markets: We talked about how to use Social Media and build out a fan base and following, integrate products into the media you are creating and how knowing your demographics and power of your audience with a brand is crucial.
On Sunday the 24th of October at the Beverly Hills Film TV and New Media festival’s New Media panel, we talked more about this same subject but as it relates to monetization of the media you are creating. So many people in the audience were creators with no “fans” or audience yet and had a finished product…
On Saturday, I met with a group of webseries creators who wanted to learn more about how to pitch sponsors on their project. Rich from the Web Series Network, put together the event as a first step in helping bring more education to creators/producers/writers of New Media/Webseries projects. We covered the basic techniques to some tips that I use to get meetings (and Monday – got an email from an attendee saying he tried one of the techniques I shared and he got the meeting so he was excited). More and more, web series creators and producers are going to have to equip themselves with business knowledge from a trusted source, someone who has the credentials and can guide and support them as they go to the next level.

Some of the resources available for web series creators are communities online where they can network and get support of others who are out there. The largest online community is the Web Series Network, run by Rich Mbariket. You can share your project, post up questions or give your opinions on numerous topics. The best part is you can speak your mind and network with others. There’s also a growing list out there that I am happy to share with you for other resource sites – so be sure to ping me on Twitter or post on this blog post for more info.