Panel Discussion: Technology Effects on the Entertainment Industry

Tech in Motion LA is featuring Maker Studios for our biggest meet-up yet! Entertainment is changing. Millennials are living a mobile, social, on-demand life. Maker is the #1 producer and distributor of online video to this diverse, tech-savvy group attracting 4.5 billion+ monthly views and 340 million+ subscribers. Home to online video’s top digital stars, channels and content, Maker is dedicated to developing talent, creating premium programming, and building lasting brands with engaged audiences.
Join us & learn what our panel has to say about this benchmark shift in the entertainment industry!

Our panel will include
Maker professionals: 

-Sam Wick, Senior VP
-Ryan Lissak, Chief Technology Officer
-Ben Collier, VP of Product
-Chris Williams, Chief Audience Officer

Industry insiders:
-Kent Speakman, Co-founder at Engageia & Fameus.me, producer & entrepreneur
-Chris Gore, Comedian & writer
-Taz Goldstein, Award-winning filmmaker & author, creator of Hand Held Hollywood
-John Elerick, Actor & Youtube star

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  • catherine c.

    It is so great to see all this discussion after the event. The evening was an excellent presentation of tips and tricks for the online content creator. More, please!

    1 · January 16, 2014

  • Marla S.

    An excellent panel discussion. The panelists were information and approachable. Thank you for a great evening.

    1 · January 16, 2014

  • Jason R

    I'm going to out myself as being the individual who asked the "Open-Source" question (at the risk of being relegated to the realm of 'engineering'). While the line of conversation that it engendered (vis-a-vis fair use) was interesting, it wasn't exactly what I was pointing to.

    I often wonder, especially within the realm of this entertainment industry, whether or not the open technical nature of the internet is substantial enough to counteract the forces of rigorous technical segmentation that we have seen in the realm of traditional media. Specifically regarding the interaction between different sets of tools that we may use to create and distribute content.

    While on the web I love to throw around the maxim "Anything you can do I can do in open-source", in traditional media specifications and documentation is opaque, and manufacturers appear uninterested in changing that.

    With that background, a revised question could be as follows:

    Do you think internet tools can stay open? How?

    January 16, 2014

  • Lucile S.

    Sorry I missed this last night. :(

    January 16, 2014

  • Michel

    There was some banter about cat videos on youtube. I found it interesting that some cat video creators, such as Lil Bub... crossed overe to VIP attendance at cat video conventions, creating toys and sovniers, branding Lil Bub, and even feature length doumentary on Lil Bub, guest spots on traditional TV and Cable TV shows. http://www.vice.com/lilbub/lil-bub--friendz-full-length

    January 16, 2014

  • Michel

    I don't believe there was any mention of services like Aeroo, and thier court case... I am wondering if they could package the stream wit a frame or overlay of advertising to defray the cost of offering the service.. perhaps even offering the service for free. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqUWtGMduN4

    January 16, 2014

  • Tracy H.

    I was the one that asked the question about the WWE network. Here is the shortened version of their announcement from YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4sxXc_Yhtw.

    1 · January 16, 2014

    • Michel

      Interesting info. Thanks for posting it.

      January 16, 2014

  • Ed V.

    Great format. The conversation was natural, flowed very well, and facilitated a great discussion.

    1 · January 16, 2014

  • Laith

    the gentleman's rant
    pewdiepie
    Chat wreaking ball

    If you succeed, you are above the rules... So the writer says

    January 15, 2014

    • Michel

      "chat wreaking ball"??

      January 16, 2014

  • Michel

    I saw interesting way that the creator of "Scary Snowman" youtube channel has launched a product line out of thier success in attracting a large audience to thier youbube videos, including a "scary snowman boble head". Fascinating. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h59YBnqsh30
    Scary Snowman Bobblehead
    http://www.scarysnowmanbobbles.com/

    January 16, 2014

  • Michel

    Wanted to ask panel members to respond to "What is the futur of broadcast commercial TV Stations and future of broadcast TV?" I think it is dead in even the real time digital steaming form. It really is not watched by people anymore. I have an idea of where it can go, The TV station can leverage thier broadcast licenses in a new way. using tech i am working on.

    January 16, 2014

  • Andy M.

    A bit of an infomercial for Maker Studios. Light on technology.

    1 · January 16, 2014

  • Living the D.

    Great event !

    January 15, 2014

  • Luis P.

    Thanks for asking the question.

    Closes caption indexing is not the same as entering your keywords in your YouTube video. Google will actually index your closes caption file and help make it searchable.

    1 · January 15, 2014

  • Laith

    I have a question too Will they ever split the movie rating by age? Gender? .. Etc.

    January 15, 2014

  • Mark K.

    No cats, no Pewdiepie, no cussing. Just toy cars =) Create your own content, keep your budget down, develope a friendly environment for an audience to feel welcome.

    1 · January 15, 2014

  • Luis P.

    I have a Question ...

    How are you (Maker studios) leveraging closed captions and Googles indexing of text making video searchable 

    1 · January 15, 2014

  • Laith

    The yahoo dude knows his Sh@&!!

    January 15, 2014

  • Luis P.

    Today content is King but Curation is Queen!

    1 · January 15, 2014

  • Laith

    Cat videos are awesome !!!

    January 15, 2014

  • jaclyn g.

    Audience is King

    January 15, 2014

  • Matt S.

    The correct address is 3562 Eastham Drive

    2 · January 15, 2014

  • Brian B.

    So I just want to check in here, for some reason the address for the event on the page here does not match the address I have in the email. In my email I have "13347 West Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, Un" on this page its listed as "3562 Eastham Drive Culver City, CA, 90232, ca"; which is the correct address? Thanks.

    January 12, 2014

    • Brian B.

      Thanks for responding.

      January 13, 2014

    • Matt S.

      Did the remindere of the venue address change go out?

      January 15, 2014

  • Matt S.

    Looking forward to talking tech tonite!

    January 15, 2014

  • Tim O.

    will there be cake? I was told there would be cake.

    2 · January 15, 2014

  • Curtis H.

    Is there any chance that someone could video record this panel discussion and post it online?

    January 15, 2014

  • Yael K. M.

    Will there be food?

    January 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Talking points? (What will be discussed / presented?)

    January 1, 2014

    • Stephanie G.

      The main topic will be how technology has & is changing the entertainment industry. We will also be discussing New Media outlets (i.e. YouTube). Panelists will also give their predictions about the future of entertainment.

      1 · January 2, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Stephanie - that's exactly what I wanted to get more details on, as getting there by 7pm will be quite a trek for me (I live in Topanga), and I wanted to get a little better idea which parts of of this wide ranging topic will be discussed before doing that.

      (I've been in the middle of "how technology is changing the entertainment industry", putting together video editing and content creation solutions for clients for the past 20 years, so the topic isn't exactly news to me.)

      Appreciate the response!

      January 2, 2014

  • Happy G.

    LosTechies

    1 · December 15, 2013

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