Upcoming Events: Digital Media Conference, Distribution U

Lots of fun events/learning opportunities coming up soon. Here are a couple.

The good folks at Bay Area Women in Film and Media are sponsoring Digital Media Conference West on October 27. If you are on the left coast be sure to check it out. If you are a BAWIFM member, you should have received your notification for a discount.

“DMC West is a full day of in-depth discussions and networking focused on the top business issues impacting digital media companies, including online video, social media, investments, online advertising, mobile entertainment, mobile apps, the future of news media and the relationship between Hollywood and Silicon Valley.”

The lineup includes heavy hitters from the networks NBC, Fox and CBS, as well a fave read of mine NewTeeVee and the ever informative comScore.

Scott Kirsner and Peter Broderick have brought back Distribution U. This is a REALLY great opportunity to get the nuts and bolts of new forms of film distribution from 2 people who know of what they speak. As these things go (I once saw a workshop to help you create a Facebook Fan Page for over $400) it’s very affordable.

Excerpt from the mailing:

“Peter Broderick and I are holding two workshops for filmmakers and media producers in November, one in New York on November 13th, and one in Los Angeles on November 20th. (Both of us were involved in shaping The Conversation.) These are intensive one-day workshops called “Distribution U.,” geared to exploring the ways that funding, distribution, and audience-building are changing in the 21st century.”

Here are some discount links.

New York, November 13th


Los Angeles, November 20th


In case you missed it, the Open Video Alliance kicked off my birthday month with the Open Video Conference.

From the website:
OVC is a showcase for technical and creative innovation in online video. But the Open Video Conference transcends technical details and grapples with some larger questions:

* With so much free stuff out there, how will creators get paid?
* Do we need to change the rules of copyright?
* Who decides what you watch?
* Who knows what you watch?
* Is online video a force for good? Or is there just too much weird stuff out there?

Like all really good conferences, they streamed the content live. I thought they had an archive but I can’t find it and have written the organizers about it. Will let you know.