2nd Annual Google+ Film Festival Red Carpet

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Mingle Media TV and Red Carpet Report host, JJ Snyder were invited to host the Red Carpet at the 2nd Annual Unofficial Google+ Film Festival (UGPFF) held on November 30th – December 2nd 2012 at Google‘s Venice, CA office. The UGPFF is a revolutionary film festival being held online for viewers all over the globe to watch live streaming or chat in Google Hangouts. This year, the festival will also hold two live networking events, one in Asheville NC and in Los Angeles with a Red Carpet event at the Los Angeles Film School.

About the UGPFF:
The UGPFF was held on November 30th – December 2nd 2012 at Google‘s Venice, CA office and is a revolutionary film festival held online for viewers all over the globe to watch live streaming or chat in Google Hangouts. This year, the festival also held two live networking events, one in Asheville NC and in Los Angeles with a Red Carpet event at the Los Angeles Film School. For more info visit www.ugpff.com.

Be sure to visit our Red Carpet Report site for all the details including photos and interviews here: www.redcarpetreporttv.com.

For more of Mingle Media TV’s Red Carpet Report coverage please visit our website and follow us on Twitter and Facebook here:

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Paley Center’s Evening with Husbands

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Mingle Media TV and Red Carpet Report host, JJ Snyder, were invited to The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills for the First Panel Event for an Online Series, “Husbands” Season Two Premiere including a Panel with the Series’ Cast and Creative team.

The acclaimed series returns August 15th on www.LoveHusbands.com.

Watch all our video interviews here on YouTube

More About “Husbands”
Waking up married after a drunken Vegas weekend used to be an adventure reserved for one man and one woman. But thanks to a new law, athlete Brady Kelly and actor Cheeks find themselves unexpectedly and legally wed. Unwilling to undermine the hard-fought battle with a public quicky divorce, these two decide to make a go of it. They were doing okay when they were dating. But how will it work out, now that they are HUSBANDS?

Follow “Husbands” at husbandstheseries.com
Follow on Facebook www.facebook.com/HusbandsTheSeries

For more info visit The Paley Center for Media at www.paleycenter.org, follow on Twitter @PaleyCenter #PaleyLiveLA.

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Thanks to The Lippin Group: www.lippingroup.com

Red Carpet Report from the 3rd Annual New Media Film Festival

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Opening Night New Media Film Festival: Susan Johnston,Brett Stimely, Sally Kirkland, John Savage, Blanco Blanco, Tamara Henry

Mingle Media TV and Red Carpet Report host, JJ Snyder, were invited to come out and cover the 3rd Annual New Media Film Festival held at the Landmark Theatre in Los Angeles. This year the festival gave Ray Bradbury a Legend Award at the opening night ceremony.

The festival also screened 80 new media films from 14 countries and had a full day of panels with a roster 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. Follow the New Media Film Festival on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NewMediaFilmFestival or at their website at www.NewMediaFilmFestival.com.

For more of Mingle Media TV’s Red Carpet coverage visit our website and follow us on Twitter and Facebook here:

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“Web Series Superstars”

CEO and Executive Producer, Stephanie Piche, from Mingle Media TV moderated the 9:30 AM panel entitled “Web Series Superstars” and featured:
• 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

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.

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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

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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.

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.

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

Mingle Media TV Sponsors 2nd “Audience Choice” Category at Upcoming 3rd New Media Film Festival

MMTVN expands Audience Choice category sponsorship in the New Media Film Festival 2012, for web series, live stream, and trailers. Online voting by fans will create additional buzz to support new media filmmakers and independent content creators.

Online media and live web TV network company; Mingle Media.TV announced today that they will be expanding the categories that they sponsor for the “Audience Choice” category in the New Media Film Festival. The new categories “trailers” and “live stream web shows” will join the “web series” category and will benefit from online promotion, visibility to distributors, prizes totally over $5,000 as well as the opportunity to have their project selected to screen at the 2012 New Media Film Festival.

The New Media Film Festival brings together Industry Professionals and Content Creators across Film, TV, Games, Publishing, Mobile, Web, and Tech. The two-day event features the Best of New Media and includes Short Films, Mobile, Games, Web, iApps, Animation, Music Videos, Digital Comics, Web Series, Live Stream, Technology Platforms, and New Film Technologies. Screenings include Sundance, Cannes, and World Premieres as well as the best talent working in new media.

“We’re excited to support the New Media Film Festival by sponsoring the “Audience Choice” category for these three areas of growth.” Said Stephanie Piche, Executive Producer, Mingle Media TV. “With more and more independent digital film makers creating projects, we wanted to showcase their work through the online voting to help them gain exposure and find new fans.”

Call for Entries: New Media Film Festival
The New Media Film Festival is now accepting entries for the June 2012 Festival including the Mingle Media TV “Audience Choice” sponsorship.

The “Audience Choice” categories invite web series and LIVE stream video creators who have three or more episodes, less than 60 minutes in length to submit their project in the following unscripted and scripted genres: Action/Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Horror, Music/Performing Arts, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Special Interest, Sport/Fitness, and War. Filmmakers can also submit a pilot or trailer that is under 3 minutes in length to the competition. The audience gets to vote online for their favorite submissions in two rounds of voting before the winners are selected. The Grand Prize winners will be announced at the New Media Film Festival in Los Angeles, 2012. For more details, please visit: http://www.minglemediatv.com/NMFFAudienceChoice.html.

Mingle Media TV currently broadcasts over 100 live and episodic web TV interactive programs each week. MMTVN has produced over 6,000 hours of live stream interactive talk shows where audience members can interact with hosts and viewers online or via mobile devices. Show sponsors and advertisers benefit from an integrated ad approach, where the hosts talk about products, which later become meta-tagged content on the Internet within social networks as part of their sponsorship.

About New Media Film Festival
The New Media Film Festival brings together Industry Professionals and Content Creators across Film, TV, Games, Publishing, Mobile, Web and Tech. Founded by Independent Filmmaker, Susan Johnston and launching in Los Angeles, June 2010, the three-day event features the Best of New Media and includes Short Film, Mobile, Games, Web, iApps, Animation, Technology Platforms, and New Film Technologies. New Media Film Festival-SF Bay Area is produced in partnership with Producers Guild of America, NATPE, IAWTV, and San Francisco Writers Conference. New Media Film Festival (San Francisco and Los Angeles) are currently accepting submissions athttp://www.NewMediaFilmFestival.com. For more information about the Festival and/or sponsorships, please contact Susan Johnston, the Founder, and Director of the New Media Film Festival, at 310-288-1100 or info@NewMediaFilmFestival.com

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 visithttp://www.minglemediatvnetwork.com.

How You Can Make the Most of #WebSeriesChat on Twitter

Why #WebSeriesChat?

Over a year ago Patrick from Slebisodes and Stephanie from MingleMediaTV decided to host a weekly chat to help bring together independent filmmakers, writers, actors, fans, producers of web series to share ideas and build community.

Initially, we were pulling in guests which was really fun to meet people outside of the LA web series world and then we would have topics from funding to marketing to budgets. But sometimes it gets old. We have always been open to suggestions from our community and have supported community events from festivals to Celebrate the Web.

With that said – there are some rules of the road that we all should follow. Here’s the business side of my brain along with feedback we’ve seen from others in the community who have tried to join the chat but have found it somewhat disjointed at times.

We are not “Cat Herders” 

  • We announce via Twitter and Facebook the topic of the day before #WebSeriesChat starts, we also tweet it during the chat – so @MingleTVNetwork @Slebisodes or searching on #WebSeriesChat in Twitter will provide you with what we are talking about for that week.
  • If we have an invited guest, we encourage you to join in the conversation and ask questions about their series or expertise.
  • We ask that you keep OFF TOPIC conversations off #WebSeriesChat during the hour – you are free to chat with anyone on Twitter – but keep the #WebSeriesChat hashtag off if it is not related to the current topic
  • We ask that you keep your promo tabled until the end of chat as the last 5 minutes are dedicated to self-promo.

Respect your fellow creator.

Twitter is not like a BlogTalkRadio or Stickam show where the hosts can hold the conversation / topic without being interrupted by the chat room. In a Twitter chat – your off-topic tweets are in the stream. These tweets to other participants are a distraction and are disrespectful to the guests who have agreed to join the chat and share their expertise for that brief time period.

  • If you don’t like the conversation topic – then don’t use the #WebSeriesChat hashtag and hold your own conversations separately.
  • If you don’t like the conversation topic – and have a topic you’d like covered – tweet to @Slebisodes or @MingleMediaTV and suggest it for coverage for a future #WebSeriesChat session – that way your topic will get the attention it deserves
  • The weekly #WebSeriesChat is hosted by @Slebisodes @MingleMediaTV and we’re the hosts and the leaders of the “show” – so respect us, the guests and or the topic selected for the week – we’re trying to support the community and it is not all about YOU when it’s time for the weekly #WebSeriesChat on Twitter – it’s about the topic/guest.

With that said – we are huge supporters of the Web Series community – we provide services to many web series by promoting their series through listings and hosting on our respective sites. We are panelists at festivals and industry events and have made the weekly chat something we didn’t give up on like so many others before or during us – it’s not easy to promote and hold chat every week – and we do it. We also are trying to bring NEW people into chat so you are exposed to other ways to launch your series successfully.

You may agree that sometimes the topic has been beaten to death over and over  in chat and nothing new is shared – hence the need to come up with new and fresh topics that are planned by @Slebisodes & @MingleMediaTV for that next #WebSeriesChat.

There are other weekly chats from other industries on Twitter and they are very focused and the audience is very in-tune with what is going on for that week. We want #WebSeriesChat to be fun and engaging – but if you aren’t happy with the topic, you don’t have to stay and disrupt it – we won’t hold it against you.

We want to make this chat something that helps all involved with web series meet new people, learn new things and we always welcome your suggestions AHEAD of TIME to making it even better.

Thanks for participating and supporting the weekly chat.

Meet-up for Tacos, Networking and Donation to ONE IndieGoGo or Kickstarter Campaign

Everyone talks a good game – over a month ago our producer, JD AKA @Misadventurer, came up with the idea for a Taco Vestifal which would bring together new media, web series indie creators, producers, actors and  community to hang out together.

We had 48 RSVP confirming they would come. Hard to find a place where we could all hang and really “network” while enjoying Tacos… so we selected the venue and hired a caterer who would come out to cook up a feast fit for the Inaugural Independent Taco Vestifal… the tickets for admission are FREE to come hang out or for all you can eat and drink $15/$20.

GET TICKETS HERE: 

http://independenttacovestival.eventbrite.com/

We’ve committed to do this and have set up everything from providing the Culver City venue with free parking and awesome cooked on the grill meats for tacos, fixings, drinks and more… including screening YOUR webseries or playing Rockband… while hanging out with cool people who love tacos.

We’re still waiting on some of you who said you’re coming to get your tickets… so to make this even more about the community and supporting it. We’re giving back $5 for every ticket sold – and YOU get to pick which IndieGoGo or KickStarter campaign that money goes to.

Click here to buy your tickets and post your suggestion on this blog post for which current campaign you’d like to see the money go to for consideration.

We have 50 tickets to sell for this event…. that’s $250 to someone’s project. Are you in??

GET TICKETS HERE:

http://independenttacovestival.eventbrite.com/

This event will be a feast for kings… featuring all YOU can eat Tacos

Friday, August 12, 2011 from 6 pm – til ?

We have selected the best caterer around! “Dads Tacos & Burritos” will be grilling and preparing the food on-site – that means a grill will be going right there with fresh ingredients for you to enjoy!

The taco buffet bar will include:

  • 3 meat options (carne asada, carnitas and pollo)
  • Rice and Beans
  • 3 types of Homemade salsa
  • Flour and Corn tortillas
  • Chips & Guacamole
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Jalapeno peppers
  • a full condiment bar including – shredded lettuce, chopped onions, cheese, limes, sour cream and radishes

PLUS all you can drink soda or water… or BEER

Upgrade to the adult beverage ticket package and get 2 beers included or bring a six pack to share.

GET TICKETS HERE:

http://independenttacovestival.eventbrite.com

Not eating? You can still come! Just let us know by Facebook or Twitter @MingleMediaTV