WHAT: The WGAE is holding the first “Web Series Summer Camp” – a day-long event featuring workshops, a screening, and networking opportunities for web series writers and producers. The event is open to experienced web series writers and producers and also novices serious about creating original, quality content for new media.

WHEN: Saturday, August 28, 2010

WHERE: WGAE, 250 Hudson Street, New York City

WHO: Leaders in digital media, the New York entertainment community, and the legal community will be among those leading the day’s workshops.

WHY: “Web Series Summer Camp” is part of the WGAE’s continuing Writers Guild 2.0 initiative, which includes seminars and events for current and prospective members, a job training program, and a sustained organizing effort in digital media.

REGISTER: “Web Series Summer Camp” is open to WGAE members, as well as non-members. For more information, contact Ursula Lawrence, WGAE strategic organizer, at ulawrence@wgaeast.org.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF WORKSHOPS
10:00 AM: Welcome by WGAE Executive Director Lowell Peterson
10:30 AM: Demystifying Branded Content
Speaker: Wilson Cleveland – senior vice president and principal of media and content development of CJP Digital
10:30 AM: Legal Basics and Intellectual Property Online
Speaker: Laverne Berry – entertainment lawyer and president of NY Women in Film and Television
11:30 AM: Monetization and Promotion
Speaker: Josh Cohen – co-founder of Tilzy.tv and CIO of Tubefilter
1:00 PM: Festival Basics
1:00 PM: Introduction to the International Academy of Web Television
Speaker: Ned Canty – festival director of New York Television Festival
1:00 PM: Working with Guild Agreements
Speaker: Connie Best – AFTRA New Media Specialist
1:00 PM: Writing Drama and Indie Soaps for Web Series
Speaker: Martha Byrne – writer/creator of hit web series Gotham
1:00 PM: Web Video Distribution Basics and Advanced Syndication
Speaker: Paul Kontonis – vice president, group director, brand content U.S., The Third Act at Digitas
1:00 PM: Building an Audience With Social Media
Speaker: Jeremy Redleaf – creator of web series Odd Jobs; winner of the 2010 Streamy Award for “Best New Web Series”
3:30 PM: Series Development – Platform and Distribution Basics
Speaker: Kathleen Grace, founder of Next New Networks
3:30 PM: Show Running for Web Series
Speaker: Al Thompson, award-winning creator of multiple web series including Johnny B. Homeless and Lennox Avenue
5:00 PM: Keynote: Creating the Successful Indie Web Series
Speakers: Tina Cesa Ward and Susan Miller- creators of the award-winning web series Anyone But Me

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