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Panels

Confirmed panelists as of 6/19/14. More details to be posted soon.

  • David Katz, VP Starz Digital
  • Hunter Kinsella, CAA
  • Ursula Lawrence, WGA-East
  • Dan Milano, DailyMotion
  • Bernie Su, Creator
  • Veronika Daddona, Backstage Magazine
  • Dana Kutznetzkoff, PGA
  • Trish Clark, 48 Hour Film Project
  • Matt Cullinan, NY Picture Company
  • Mike Rotman, Streamin' Garage
  • Dylan Bruno, Actor
  • Tim Egan, MoodyStreet.tv
  • Jaymes Vaughn, The Amazing Race
  • AJ Tesler, Founder of ITVFest
  • Adam Harum, Director/Producer
  • Mike Reiss, Writer
  • Rob Barnett, Owner, Omnivision
  • Amber J Lawson, Comedy Gives Back

The Great Merging: TELEWEB & WEBLEVISION

Hosted by: Sib Law, IAWTV Chair & The Digital Overlap
Dana Kuznetzkoff, Executive Board, PGA
Dan Milano, Partnership Manager, DailyMotion
AJ Tesler, Head of Production at Jash.com
Mike Rotman, CEO & Founder of Streamin' Garage

  • Does anyone know where the merging of web and TV is headed?
  • Are strictly TV companies just dinosaurs waiting to go extinct?
  • How does the merging of these digital distribution platforms affect the conceptual stages of production? Writing? Etc?
  • What are the differences between web and TV programs that will merge together? What will remain separate?
  • How has the development process changed with the TV/web merge? Or has it?

Independent Art in the 21st Century

Hosted by: Sib Law, IAWTV Chair & The Digital Overlap
Jenny Bahn, Author, Brooklyn Love Stories
Jay Miles, Producer/Filmmaker
Thom Woodley, 'Creator/Writer of The Burg
Sal Tassone, Producer

  • With the onslaught of digital technology over the last 8 years, how has the indie world adapted, grown or shrunk?
  • Does more accessible technology make indie art easier to make or does it make the art worse?
  • Everyone in the digital age is a filmmaker syndrome
  • Does digital distribution give the indie artist more artistic freedom and business autonomy?

Constructing the Final Image

Hosted by: Sib Law, IAWTV Chair & The Digital Overlap
Tommy Maddox-Upshaw, Cinematographer
Jay Miles, Producer/Filmmaker
Mike Rotman, CEO & Founder of Streamin' Garage

  • What are the elements that do into capturing the exact image you want?
  • How do pre-production, make-up artistry, cinematography, costume design and set design work together?
  • Do digital and 3D cameras change the fundamentals of these visual crafts? If so, how?

The Business of Acting in the Digital Age

Hosted by: Sib Law, IAWTV Chair & The Digital Overlap
Dylan Bruno, Actor, Numbers, NCIS, Saving Private Ryan
Michael Sladek, SAG Indie

  • Changes in the business side of acting as TV, web and film merge across digital platforms
  • The basic business fundamentals of acting that remain as constant today as they were a decade ago
  • What does SAG Indie do to support actors while the industry tries to find its way in the digital age
  • Is there such a thing as a "Crossover" actor anymore or does that go away with the merging of distribution technologies?
  • What changes are coming down the road for actors?

BEING FUNNY TO PAY THE BILLS

Jennifer Weedon, Comedian/Writer
Dan Milano, Partnership Manager, DailyMotion
AJ Tesler, Head of Production, Jash.com

  • Has the new generation of TV watchers enchanced or ruined TV comedy?
  • Do you really have to be a stand-up comedian anymore?
  • What is changin in comedy because of digital technology and distribution?
  • With a camera now in everyone's hand, where do you see comedy headed?

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