the 3rd Annual SET Awards #EIC #SETAwards

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Mingle Media TV’s Red Carpet Report host Danielle Robay were invited to come out to cover the 3rd Annual SET Awards at the Beverly Hills Hilton. The SET Awards are presented annually to movies, TV series, radio, comic book, television news programs, print and online journalism and multimedia productions for accurate and impactful entertainment portraying and promoting the fields of science, engineering, technology and math.

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About EIC and the SET Awards
EIC, a non‐profit organization, was founded in 1983 by leaders of the entertainment industry to bring the power and influence of the industry to bear on communication about health and social issues. The organization is considered to be the chief pioneer of entertainment outreach and one of the premiere success stories in the field of entertainment education. EIC provides information resources for entertainment creators through innovative and timeproven services and methods of "encouraging the art of making a difference" from within the entertainment industry. EIC produces the simulcast national television special PRISM Showcase which addresses accurate portrayals of prevention, treatment and recovery from drug, alcohol and tobacco use, and mental health concerns. The organization also produces the S.E.T. Awards, honoring positive and non‐stereotypical portrayals of science, engineering and technology. To learn more about us and topics we cover www.eiconline.org/about‐us/

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IAWTV Announce Nominees for Inaugural Awards Show in Las Vegas

It’s the start of award season and to have the web where more video is produced, published and consumed to finally have an awards show that acknowledges them is very welcomed and why we’re excited to share the nominations with you.

The Inaugural IAWTV Awards show will be held at CES in Las Vegas (where Mingle Media TV will be attending and covering) so you get all the latest news.  The winners will be honored Thursday, January 12, 2012 at a live ceremony at the Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas during the prestigious International CES.

Without further ado – here’s the list of nominees for this year’s event:

Nominees

Best Comedy Web Series
Gigi: Almost American
Pretty
The Guild
The Jeff Lewis 5-Minute Comedy Hour
Video Game Reunion

Best Drama Web Series
AIDAN 5
Anyone But Me
CELL: The Web Series
Pioneer One
RCVR/Web Series

Best Hosted Taped Web Series
A Comicbook Orange
ETC – Entertainment, Technology, Culture
Immersion
NextMovie Daily
The Web.Files

Best Hosted Live Web Series
Geek Beat LIVE
Indie Intertube
Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show
Stupid For Movies
What’s Trending with Shira Lazar

Best Animated Web Series
CliffsNotes Films
Dick Figures
Red vs. Blue
Sketch 22
The World of Bruce McCall

Best Documentary Web Series
Beyond the Gallery
Deja View
Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
The Founders
White Collar Brawler

Best Variety Web Series
Fanboy Funhouse
Kids React
Mark Malkoff
Stripped Down Live
Team Unicorn

Best News Web Series
Breakout
Daily Ticker
Tech News Today
The Philip Defranco Show
The Woodward Report

Best Educational Web Series
DadLabs
Engineer Your Space
Financially Fit
The Great Camera Shootout 2011
What You Can Do

Best Writing (Comedy)
Felicia Day, The Guild
Jeff Lewis, The Jeff Lewis 5-Minute Comedy Hour
Marilyn Anne Michaels and Dominic Conti, The Best Friend
Jessica Mills, Awkward Embraces
Steve Silverman, Pretty

Best Writing (Drama)
Vidas Barzdukas, AIDAN 5
Mark Gardner, CELL: The Web Series
Susan Miller and Tina Cesa Ward, Anyone But Me
David Nett, Rick Robinson & Andrew R. Deutsch, Night of the Zombie King
David Van Eyssen and Brian Horiuchi, RCVR/Web Series

Best Writing (Non-Fiction)
Benny Fine and Rafi Fine, Kids React
Grace Helbig, Daily Grace
Rudy Jahchan, A Comicbook Orange
Scott Lynch, The Great Camera Shootout 2011
Nar Williams, NextMovie Daily

Best Directing (Comedy)
Sean Becker, The Guild
Sean Becker, The Jeff Lewis 5-Minute Comedy Hour
Sandeep Parikh, Legend of Neil
Steve Silverman, Pretty
Frederick Snyder, SOLO: The Series

Best Directing (Drama)
Ben Bays, AIDAN 5
Tina Cesa Ward, Anyone But Me
David Nett, Night of the Zombie King
Chris Preksta, The Mercury Men
David Van Eyssen, RCVR/Web Series

Best Directing (Non-Fiction)
Danny Cameron, DadLabs
Benny Fine and Rafi Fine, Kids React
Sandra J. Payne, The Web.Files
Brett Register, What’s Trending with Shira Lazar
Mike Rotman, Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show

Best Female Performance (Comedy)
Alexis Boozer (Brynn Arbor), Leap Year
Emma Caulfield (Emma Caulfield), Bandwagon The Series
Felicia Day (Codex), The Guild
Julie Ann Emery (Emily), Then we got HELP!
Hillary B. Smith (Ellie), Fumbling thru the Pieces

Best Female Performance (Drama)
Jourdan Gibson (The Woman/Sarah), CELL: The Web Series
Rachael Hip-Flores (Vivian McMillan), Anyone But Me
Jeri Ryan (Sonya Blade), Mortal Kombat: Legacy
Maya Sayre (Det. Morgan Riley), AIDAN 5
Taryn Southern (Jamie Phillips), BlackBoxTV: The Series

Best Male Performance (Comedy)
Yuri Baranovsky (Aaron Morrison), Leap Year
Jeff Lewis (Vork), The Guild
Jeff Lewis (Stan), The Jeff Lewis 5-Minute Comedy Hour
Jonathan Nail (Scott Drizhal), SOLO: The Series
Sandeep Parikh (Zaboo), The Guild

Best Male Performance (Drama)
Dingani Beza (Patrick Aubert), Asylum
Bryan Michael Block (Det. James Aidan), AIDAN 5
Daniel Bonjour (Luke Weber), RCVR/Web Series
Maxwell Glick (Hicks), Night of the Zombie King
Kevin McCarthy (The Man), CELL: The Web Series

Best Host (Taped)
Khail Anonymous, ETC – Entertainment, Technology, Culture
Burnie Burns, Immersion
Kristyn Burtt, The Web.Files
Casey McKinnon, A Comicbook Orange
Brad Powell, DadLabs

Best Host (Live)
April Grant and Amanda Shockley, Indie Intertube
Mark Keizer and Wade Major, Stupid For Movies
Shira Lazar, What’s Trending with Shira Lazar
Kevin Pollak, Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show
Curt Smith, Stripped Down Live

Best Cinematography
Andrew R. Deutsch, Night of the Zombie King
Christopher Charles Kempinski, Riese: Kingdom Falling
C. Kim Miles, Mortal Kombat: Legacy
Iskra Valtcheva and Michael Morlan, CELL: The Web Series
Joost Van Starrenburg, RCVR/Web Series

Best Design
Greg Aronowitz, Dragon Age: Redemption
Ben Brown and Jason Mowry, AIDAN 5
Jonathan Nail and Michael Levine, SOLO: The Series
Kelly Wasserman, RCVR/Web Series
Eric Whitney, Continuum

Best Costume Design
Katie Broad, Fallout: Nuka Break
Jenny Green, Dan Crawley and Thais Yuki, Video Game Reunion
Kristin IngramThe Guild
Megan Leson, Riese: Kingdom Falling
Shawna Trpcic, Dragon Age: Redemption

Best Makeup/Special Effects
Greg Aronowitz and Kimberly Graczyk, Dragon Age: Redemption
Michael Del Rossa, RCVR/Web Series
Kimberly Graczyk, The Guild
Ralis Kahn, Bianca Appice and Shintaro Kakioka, Fallout: Nuka Break
Jamie Register, A Good Knight’s Quest

Best Visual Effects
Chad Briggs, Continuum
Lawson Demming, Rocket Studios and Tunnel Post, RCVR/Web Series
Keegen Douglas, Mortal Kombat: Legacy
Shawn Likley, AIDAN 5
Chris Preksta, The Mercury Men

Best Editing
Fawaz Al-Matrouk, Goldilocks
Jeff Cowan, RCVR/Web Series
Matthew Lyons and Kirby Jinnah, Riese: Kingdom Falling
Chris Preksta and Tyson VanSkiver, The Mercury Men
Tony E. Valenzuela, BlackBoxTV: The Series
Best Original Music
Rob Gokee, Night of the Zombie King
Rob Gokee, SOLO: The Series
Mike Jackson, AIDAN 5
Peace Nistades, Dragon Age: Redemption
Brian Satterwhite, CELL: The Web Series

Best Supplemental Content
Kids React
RCVR/Web Series
The Further Adventures of Cupid and Eros
The Mercury Men
Vampire Zombie Werewolf

Best Interactive/Social Media Experience
CliffsNotes Films
Kids React
RCVR/Web Series
Stupid For Movies
What’s Trending with Shira Lazar

Best Web Site Design
AIDAN 5 
Engineer Your Space
RCVR/Web Series
Ruby Skye P.I.
The Guild

Best Distribution Platform
Blip.tv
Crackle
Dailymotion
Hulu
Joost

Nominees for the Inaugural IAWTV Awards were chosen by majority vote of the active voting membership of the IAWTV from over 350 officially submitted web series. Only episodes of a web series as defined by the IAWTV that were released during the period of January 1, 2010 through October 31, 2011 were considered for nomination in the Inaugural IAWTV Awards and only so long as at least two or more episodes of the web series were released within the eligibility period.

About the IAWTV Awards
The IAWTV Awards is an official web television industry awards show established for content creators, by content creators. The event serves as a platform for members of the IAWTV to honor the best of their profession, while networking among industry luminaries and supporting the IAWTV. Proceeds raised from the show are used for the betterment of the community by providing more member resources as well as professional development and education for professionals working in web television. For more information, please visit 
http://iawtv.org/awards/ or follow us on twitter at @iawtvawards.

About The International Academy of Web Television
The International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV) is a nonprofit organization comprised of leaders in the field of Web television, Web video and the digital entertainment industries. Founded in 2009, the IAWTV is helping to shape the rapidly evolving Web television industry while providing a venue for the acknowledgement of artistic and technological achievement in original entertainment distributed on the open Internet. IAWTV members include actors, agents, composers, content developers, directors, editors, producers, technology innovators, writers, and other industry professionals all of whom joined the organization based on their passion and dedication to advance the craft of Web television. For more information, please visit www.iawtv.org or follow us on twitter @iawtv

How a $4.99 App Gave Parents Hope After the 9.0 Earthquake in Japan on March 12th

As many of you know, I am a total geek when it comes to using technology to do more with less. As the owner of a marketing services company, I also work with tech clients as a consultant to help them  figure out their sales and marketing go-to-market strategy. One of my clients creates audio and GPS tour guide apps (GeoRoamer Yellowstone is the first of several new apps coming this spring) so when I heard about this story using similar technology, I had to share it with you, and after reading this, I know you will be sharing it with your friends too.

Let’s go back to the devastation of the 9.0 earthquake that hit Japan on March 12, 2011. We were all watching in shock as the news videos and reports were coming in. The toughest thing was for families and friends to try to reach their loved ones by phone, email, and any means to see if they were okay… and of course, hundreds and thousands of people could not be reached, phone lines that were working were over wrought and calls were not getting through – remember that awful busy sound you’d hear when trying to call someone 20+ years ago?

Well, one family had made a purchase of an app called TekTrak. (Okay, my son also has this app and was successful in getting his lost phone back by tracking it using this app so I know first hand it works and saved me from buying a new iPhone to replace it if he couldn’t have gotten it back…) But I digress.

This family in Japan, whose daughter was at school which was about an hour’s ride from home began to worry about how their daughter was doing after the earthquake – they remembered the app they put on her phone which had a GPS component to track the phones location… so they immediately began to track her movement, which was encouraging because she was moving.

Now, I don’t know about you, but I would be running out the door towards her school to get her to safety. But these parents had the presence of mind to check with the tracking system. They saw that she was not staying in the same place and through the GPS (which does not require cell service to use) they could see where she was going as they tracked her with TekTrak.

Oh – yeah, it took 7 hours for the daughter to get home… to her anxious parents. But they knew she was on her way as they tracked her with technology!!

location tracking with TekTrak

Location tracking after the earthquake with TekTrak

I can tell you that skipping a Starbucks or dessert and putting that $5 into an app that you may never need but could be a lifesaver is well worth it… Okay, I admit I won’t give up my Angry Birds app for it but there are plenty of other things you can do for yourself and your family… and one of them is getting an emergency preparedness kit together (here are several to check out www.quakekare.com, www.essentialpacks.com and a list from the Ready.gov site to put together yourself: www.ready.gov/america/getakit) - no matter where you live – you should have one… and if all possible, get this app from TekTrak, if cell service goes out… you can still track your loved ones via the TekTrak app!

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!