Hollywood, CA, July 16, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Hollywood’s first professional new media school, WebTV Workshop, announced the guest speakers for their upcoming Pro-Panel series in July, featuring Kevin Pollak, Amber J. Lawson, and Tim Street. The live streaming web series is produced by online media company, Mingle Media.TV and will air Live at 9 PM PST / Midnight EST on July 26 at http://www.minglemediatv.com/WebTVWorkshop.html while simulcasting LIVE on the iPhone, Blackberry, Android, and other smart phones and archived for on-demand replay through Blip.TV, Boxee, and Roku or as an iTunes podcast.
The WebTV Workshop’s Pro-Panel has featured topical interviews with top working industry Web TV professionals since launching in April 2010 including Streamy Award winners, writers, producers, publicists, editors and more. With more web series being launched than traditional TV series, WebTV Workshop’s program and live “Pro-Panel” series has proven to be an invaluable asset to the Web TV community. Over the past two months, the class size has grown and viewership of the live interactive, streaming series has increased from 8,500 to over 13,000. The Pro-Panel series is produced and promoted by Mingle Media TV and is designed to give an insider’s look into the growing Web TV industry as well as create a live engagement where panelists will be answering questions their audience is asking during the live show broadcast. The audience can also chat with the Pro-Panel via Twitter by following and tweeting questions to @webtvworkshop.
“Damian and I created a wish list of new media industry candidates for the Pro-Panel and each month we look at the list and pull the best available guest speakers together for our workshop,” said Diahnna Nicole Baxter, Emmy winner and co-founder of WTVW. “We are excited to offer this live series to the community as a way to inspire and support our students and others looking to get into producing their own content.”
The WebTV Workshop’s upcoming July 26, 2010 Pro-Panel Series will feature:
- Actor/Comedian: Kevin Pollak began his career on the stand-up circuit, where he achieved national success before going into acting in such films as Willow, A Few Good Men, The Usual Suspects, and End of Days. Pollak is no stranger to producing web content launching Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show in March 2009, which has won a 2010 Streamy Award. Pollak adds director to his titles for his new hit series on Babelgum Vamped Out, which he co-created and stars in the series with Broadway leading man and film actor Jason Antoon (Contact, Minority Report).
- Babelgum.com Comedy Publisher Amber J. Lawson, Lawson runs the international comedy business where she develops, produces, packages, markets, sells, publicizes, and distributes original series production and interactive programming across fixed and mobile. Lawson has been a past EVP of Branded Entertainment, where she strengthened agency relationships working with ATT, Wrigley’s, Unilever, Dice, Doritos, XM radio, Samsung, Chili’s and Nikon. Lawson is also a member of the Interactive Peer Group at the Academy of Television Arts & Science and Producers Guild of America.
- Writer, Producer & VP of Mobile Video at mDialog Tim Street, tops Mashable’s list of Social Media VIPs in Los Angeles, is well-known for creating and Executive Producing the popular viral video series French Maid TV and garnering over 40 million downloads. Street is an award-winning short form director and has produced short and long form TV for Paramount, Universal, Warner Bros., ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, The WB, UPN, Fine Living, Food Network, Game Show Network, Nickelodeon, Spike TV and many others. In 2009, Tim was inducted into the International Academy of Web Television. Street is also the co-host of the This Week in Media podcast.
Watch the WebTV Workshop Pro-Panels live on their Mingle Media TV channel http://www.minglemediatv.com/WebTVWorkshop.html and chat live with the Pro-Panel and the other members in the audience via text and video chat as well as on Twitter at @WebTVWorkshop. Visit WebTV Workshop for an updated calendar of programming and workshop information.
WebTV Workshop is the first professional school in Hollywood geared towards producing web series and new media content. Co-founded by Diahnna Nicole Baxter and Damian Pellicionne, award-winning pioneers in the web TV creative’s space, WTVW is focused on empowering each student with the knowledge and tools needed to create an impactful presence on the web by producing and managing their own content. Diahnna Nicole Baxter co-created; co- wrote and starred in the first series to win an Emmy Award for the web, SATACRACY 88. Baxter has since been nominated for her work on other projects and continues to be a leader in making revolutionary content on a shoestring budget. Her partner, and co-founder, Damian Pellicionne is the head of Stella Entertainment and has starred, produced and cast over fifteen successful Internet productions. WTVW offers the best-in-class resources for the web TV industry with their four-week course held in Hollywood. For more information, please visit: http://www.webtvworkshop.com