Emma Loggins is the founder and editor of the popular entertainment site FanBolt.com where she blogs daily on the latest entertainment news, DVD reviews, her opinions on current happenings in the media, screening/filming/casting opportunities, and more. The site currently has over 120,000 registered members and receives an average of 950,000 hits per month. Emma will be sharing some of her story from how she got started to how she keeps her community of readers and contributors engaged and coming back to her site over and over again. She will be also sharing a couple case studies about how the entertainment industry is using blogging and social media to reach out and engage fans as well as bloggers - including how Atlanta Film Studios plans on using social media to attract projects and engage fans.
A casual conversation on taking a game from idea to implementation, the steps involved, potential barriers to market. This session will not address the technical aspects of database development.
Atlanta based company that specializes in casting for feature films, TV shows, commercials, and print. Credits include "The Walking Dead, "The Blind Side", "The Three Stooges", Zombieland", "X Men:First Class", "Fast Five", "We Are Marshall", "ATL", and "Hall Pass". Learn how we use social media to cast extras and local talent to be in these projects.
How entertainment is made and marketed today has changed dramatically. Film, music, and gaming is now viewed on 3 screen technologies and distributed in multiple ways which were virtually non-existent a decade ago. Films have changed. TV has certainly changed. Music distribution has changed. Gaming and platforms have changed. We all feel the need for speed. And we all wonder what is next and how have and will social media platforms disrupt the industry.
This presentation and lively discussion will center around changes in the industry, its technology, what will it take to achieve adoption, and how you must be prepared to do business differently.
The Media and Entertainment industry is at a crossroads – with both opportunities and challenges as it works to meet demand for high-quality content through multiple devices. New revenue opportunities are arising with new ways to deliver content monetizing new content capabilities and services in different segments (broadcast, film, telecom, mobile, retail), across a multitude of screens and devices). Join us as we walk through some exciting examples of this evolving industry vertical.
Chris Ritger is part of the Digital Distribution and Business Development team at The Weather Channel where he specializes in strategic partnerships, distribution and new revenue opportunities across all digital properties including web, mobile, video, tablets and other emerging platforms. Previously, Chris identified and evaluated new business opportunities for an early stage venture capital firm/technology incubator. Chris received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia as well as an MBA from the University of Georgia."