Archive for September, 2009

A week of scintillating discussion on the current film, tv and advertising landscape set against the dizzying backdrop of Manhattan’s soaring skyscrapers and pulsating video.  There was so much content, so little time, I may never stop synthesizing my experience of #NYTVF, #IFP, #ADWK, #MIXX, #OMMA, so I’m just going to start laying it down […]


60,000+ are expected to descend on NYC this week to gain insights from showrunners, acquisition/development executives and festival programmers on the future of features, series and branded entertainment, peek into the writers rooms, gossip about the Emmys, and walk the red carpet. Below is just a mere sampling of the hundreds of programs being hosted […]


Really, what isn’t on this week.  Everyone from Isabella Rossellini to Ashton Kutcher, from Steve Forbes to Mark Cuban, from Charlie Rose to Dr. Drew, from Levar Burton to Tiki Barber as well as brand managers with bucks (Coke, Pepsi, Campbell’s, Dunkin Donuts, SWA, Macy’s Mars, Frito Lay, Maybelline, J&J, General Mills…).  I’m covering some […]


Destined to become the go to marketplace for quality reality programming and documentary features, really don’t miss Westdoc next time it comes around:  for the content, for the access, for the mentoring.  Truly a best kept secret.  Step into a Hollywood producer’s party with 400+ of his closest A-list friends pitching programming, talking tv, schmoozing […]


Today at 3:30pm Metreon the hip, happening Commonwealth Club INFORUM is screening acclaimed indie filmmaker Michael Moore’s Capitalism:  A Love Story with Q&A at the Club offices to follow.  Having just met the incredible Robert Greenwald (Walmart, Outfoxed) days ago at Westdoc, it’s truly a thrilling experience to be in the presence of these high […]


GDC Austin is in full swing and the Twitter chatter is going strong.  There were a number of exciting summits on Tuesday but the one standout was my client PlaySpan’s Monetization 2.0 Forum. Standing room only as over 220 industry executives packed the room to hear from industry trailblazers. The breadth of speakers and subjects […]


Three incredible days of mentoring, mixing, and pitching, Westdoc is solely focused on creating access for the content producer to the exploding market for reality programming and documentary films.  So grab your treatment, DVDs and business cards, go register, and race on down to the Doubletree Santa Monica next week.  Westdoc, like NATPE’s LATV Fest, […]