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Online Video Platform Summit

 In conjunction with Streaming Media West at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, the Online Video Platform Summit, held on November 18-19, 2009, is a new conference from Streaming Media that speaks to a growing audience of content owners who have, or are planning to have, video and are confused by the online video landscape.

The Online Video Platform Summit is designed for video publishers of all types and sizes, whether small businesses looking to publish content for the first time, independent entertainment content creators, large media organizations, or anywhere in between. Video is no longer just for traditional or web content companies. Everyone is using online video. HR professionals, local businesses, libraries, and event organizers all use online video effectively. The Online Video Platform Summit will provide answers to all common online video questions, such as which platform is best for a specific organization, which ad models yield the best returns, and publishing strategies.

Online Video Platform Summit co-chairs Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen and Larry Kless have assembled an all-star speaker lineup for this new event. Every major video platform is also represented in the program; attendees will hear from the following companies and will be able to compare their offerings: Brightcove, DatPresenter, Delve Networks, Kaltura, Kyte, Multicast Media, Ooyala, Sorenson Media, VMix, AdapTV, Adobe, Akamai, Artivision Media, Digitalsmiths, Endavo, KickApps, Livestream, Longtail Video, Origin Digital, RAMP, Reality Digital, Twistage, voped, and YuMe.

"The Online Video Platform Summit will offer a unique opportunity for both media companies and organizations for whom video is not their core business-from publishers to large corporations to small-and medium-sized businesses of all kinds-to learn about how to take advantage of online video platforms in their day-to-day communications efforts," says Schumacher-Rasmussen, who is also the editor of Streaming Media magazine. "With so many online video platforms on the market right now, the Summit is the only event that lets attendees not only see the different offerings in action but also learn about everything from video search engine optimization to video publishing best practices."  

There have never been more people publishing online video, and there have never been more online video platform solutions on the market. But with choices comes confusion, and the new Online Video Platform Summit is a two-day event designed to help organizations of all types, not just those for whom video is their core business.

 Topics covered will include

    * User experience
    * Customization and branding
    * Monetization
    * Advertising platform integration
    * Syndication
    * The needs of B2B vs. B2C customers
    * Integration with set-top boxes and mobile devices
    * Metrics and analysis
    * ROI
    * Live vs. On-Demand

Some of the sessions  are:

Defining Online Video Platforms , moderated by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen, Editor,;

Best Practices Round Table: Online Video Publishing Strategies and Tools, moderated by Paul Riismandel, Director of Curriculum Support, School of Communication, Northwestern University

Optimizing Video Search and Discoverability, moderated by Tim Siglin, Chairman, Braintrust Digital

Further informattion can be found at

Streaming Media West 2009 Addresses The Business & Tech of Online Video

Streaming Media West is being held November 17–19, 2009 at the San José McEnery Convention Center in San José, California.

Now in its 12th year, Streaming Media West is the only show that covers both the business of online video and the technology of streaming, downloading, Webcasting, Internet TV, IPTV, and mobile video. Covering both corporate and consumer business, technology, and content issues in the enterprise, advertising, media and entertainment, broadcast, and education markets, Streaming Media West is about more than just streaming!

This conference combines cutting-edge exhibitors and intensive conference sessions with more than 100 speakers, giving you the chance to hear and see the best and the brightest minds in the online video industry.

This year’s keynote speakers are:  Bill Stone, President, FLO TV; Marc Whitten, GM, Xbox LIVE; and Emil Rensing, Chief Digital Officer, Studio 3 Partners/EPIX.

Other speakers include:

Shalini Govil-Pai, Lead Product Manager, You Tube/Google
Nick Hippe, Solutions Architect, Adobe Systems, Inc.
Sharon Hutchins, Director, IT Workforce Productivity, Intuit, Inc.
Lisa Larson-Kelley, Flash Platform Consultant, Video Specialist,
Patty Perkins, Special Projects Manager, Wachovia
Jenni Powell, New Media Consultant (LonelyGirl15, The Guild, Legend of Neil)
Dan Rayburn, Executive Vice President,
Brandon White, Interactive Manager, FUNimation Entertainment

TThe Business & Technology of Online Video sessions cover such topics as:

Developing a Rich Video Player for the Adobe Flash Platform
Streaming Production: Improving Your Video Quality
How to Monetize and Protect Flash Streaming Video
The Impact Of TV Everywhere And Over-The-Top Video
Making Effective Online Video for Training and eLearning
How Old Media Is Embracing Online Video and New Media

For further information, visit

Streaming Media West
Nov. 17–19, 2009
the San José McEnery Convention Center
San José, California. 

NewTeeVee Live 09: Television Reinvented

On Thursday, November 12, 2009 from 8:00 AM - 8:30 PM (PT), NewTeeVee Live will host some 500 creators and enablers of the next generation of TV at the Mission Bay Conference Center, 1675 Owens Street, San Francisco, California.

What is NewTeeVee Live?

NewTeeVee Live is a high-impact one-day event where you can meet the people behind the years progress, ask them hard questions and network the deals needed to make next year your year.

The event will bring together the very people who drive the adoption of products, technologies and brands in online video’s rapidly expanding market. Anyone who develops, distributes, invests in or sells online media products and services should attend NewTeeVee Live.

NewTeeVee Live pushes forward the online video industry’s hottest topics, features its most talented video producers and promising technologies, and draws together its leading personalities, investors and innovators.

The conference sold out early last year and also garnered rave reviews for bringing together the right mix of influencers, trendsetters and executives behind buying decisions.

Speakers include, among others:

Jesse Alexander, Writer, Producer, Heroes
Felicia Day, creator of the web series The Guild
Bill Gannon, Director of Online Operations, Lucasfilm
Karin Gilford, SVP Fancast and Online Entertainment, Comcast Interactive Media
Ben Ling, Director of Platforms and Syndication, YouTube  
Alexis Rapo, VP, Digital Media, Disney-ABC Television Group   

The opportunity to watch, make, mash up and share online video is changing the nature of both entertainment and the Internet itself. NewTeeVee reports on the business of online video, monitoring the spread of broadband as it tears down traditional hierarchies that obstruct content creators from reaching their audiences. We cover everything from content delivery networks to next-generation media players, stupid cat videos to independent filmmakers, and venture-backed content startups to old guard media companies testing the online waters.

For more information, go to

NewTeeVee Live
the Mission Bay Conference Center
1675 Owens Street
San Francisco, California.


American Film Market

The 30th American Film Market (AFM) is being held in Santa Monica, California from November 4 through 11, 2009. This is the largest gathering of film industry professionals in North America.

AFM announced the screening of 445 motion pictures in 27 languages, including 73 world premieres and 311 market premieres, to be shown at various cinemas in Santa Monica and at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel (101 Wilshire Boulevard) and the Le Merigot Hotel, (1740 Ocean Avenue) in Santa Monica.

Films making their world and/or market premieres include Get Low, starring Bill Murray, Sissy Spacek and Robert Duvall (K5 International); Unthinkable, starring Samuel L. Jackson (Sierra Pictures); Harry Brown, starring Michael Caine and Emily Mortimer (HanWay Films); Within The Whirlwind, directed by Marleen Gorris and starring Emily Watson (Telepool GmbH); Coach, starring Hugh Dancy, Liane Balaban and Mamie Gummer (Lightning Entertainment); The Last Flight, starring Marion Cotillard and Guillaume Canet (Gaumont); Snowmen, starring Ray Liotta, Christopher Lloyd, Bobby Coleman and Doug E. Doug (MPower Pictures); Mother and Child, starring Naomi Watts, Annette Bening, Samuel L. Jackson and Kerry Washington (WestEnd Films); Storm Warriors, starring Aaron Kwok, Ekin Cheng, Nicholas Tse, Charlene Choi and Simon Yam (Universe Films); and The Meaning of the 21st Century, narrated by Michael Douglas (Worldwide Film Entertainment).

The AFM will showcase panels on film financing opportunities, local and international distribution trends, marketing strategies and digital technologies. The sessions will include film executives, producers, writers, directors, distributors, financiers and attorneys. The conferences are at the Fairmont and Le Merigot Hotels.

Conferences include the double-session AFM Finance ConferenceHong Kong: Your Ideal Co-production Partner and Gateway to the China Market; Film or Digital...That’s the Question; as well as DIY distribution, a pitch session, and other topics of great concern to the independent filmmaker.

About the AFM
The business of independent motion picture production and distribution - a truly collaborative process - reaches its peak every year at the AFM when more than 8,000 industry leaders converge in Santa Monica for eight days of deal-making, screenings, seminars, premieres, networking and parties. Participants come from over 70 countries and include acquisition and development executives, agents, attorneys, directors, distributors, festival directors, financiers, film commissioners, producers, writers, the world’s press and all those who provide services to the motion picture industry.

Founded in 1981, the AFM has become the premiere global marketplace where Hollywood’s decision-makers and trendsetters all gather under one roof. Unlike a film festival, the AFM is a marketplace where production and distribution deals are closed. In just eight days, more than $800 million in deals will be sealed — on both completed films and those that haven’t started shooting yet—making AFM the must-attend industry event.

The AFM is produced by the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA), the trade association representing the world’s producers and distributors of independent motion pictures and television programs.

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