Web Weekend 2013
About Web Weekend
With web-based video production and distribution in national boom, local and regional filmmakers are creating video content designed from inception the web, transforming the way we watch movies and episodic programming as a culture. And with more and more local filmmakers creating their own web content, NOVAC is going to do what it does best: bring national talent and expertise to New Orleans, hosting a conference that develops community, networking and learning opportunities for local and regional filmmakers with the Web Weekend 2013 Conference, held from October 18th - 20th.
Held at the New Orleans BioInnovation Center in partnership with the New Orleans Film Festival and sponsored by the City of New Orleans and the Downtown Development District, NOVAC will present panel discussions, Conversations, parties and featured video content from online and webseries celebrities. Check out our panelists and mentors below.
The Think Tank
As part of its organizational commitment to developing local filmmakers, NOVAC will also host a Web Weekend Think Tank, an opportunity for selected local web series creators to get the critical feedback from our visiting panelists and mentors that they need to improve and expand their projects. Some of the local webseries creators showcasing their work and participating in the Think Tank inlcude: NOVAC Sponsored filmmaker Helen Krieger (Least Favorite Love Songs) and CJ Hunt & Kyle June Williams (Sunken City) to name a few.
Meet Our Web Series Creators
Get A Pass
Admission to the 3-day conference is $20 for NOVAC Members, $30 for non members, and $40 at the door. Passes will be available for purchase September 15th. More information about Web Weekend can be found on the website or by calling the NOVAC offices at 504-940-5780.
Web Weekend Panelists
As managing director of the Webby Awards Claire Graves leads a team dedicated to championing and celebrating the very best of Internet culture. Hailed by the New York Times as "the Internet's Highest Honor", the 17th Annual Webby Awards received 11,000 entries from over 60 countries around the world. Together the team oversee the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS), a global network of more than 1,000 Internet experts who sift through political blogs, cat photos, celebrity tweets and more to uncoer the most innovative work on the Internet. Prior to joining the Webby's, Claire was a Client Lead at one of the UK's most celebrated interactive advertising agencies Poke London. There she managed the strategic design and build of brand websites and communications for The Guardian, The BBC, Skype, Orange, Topshop and the children's charity Barnardos. Her work at Poke includes several Webby Award Winning projects.
Angela Tucker is a writer, director and producer. Her directorial work includes Black Folk Don't, a documentary web series in its third season featured in Time Magazine's "10 Ideas That are Changing Your Life," and (A)sexual, a feature length documentary about people who experience no sexual attraction. She is a Co-Producer on The New Black, a feature length documentary about the complicated histories of the African American and LGBT civil rights movements. The film was honored with the Creative Promise Award at Tribeca All Access and has won audience awards at AFI Docs and Frameline. It will be released theatrically in 2014 and will broadcast on PBS' Independent Lens. Angela is the Series Producer for AfroPop, a show on public television. She was the Director of Production at Big Mouth Films, a social issue documentary production company that is a project of Arts Engine, Inc., where she produced several award winning documentaries. Tucker is based in Brooklyn, NY and can be followed on Twitter @tuckergurl.
Andrew Mer is VP of Content Partnerships for SnagFilms and has been instrumental in building the SnagFilms library of over 2000 documentary films. SnagFilms library consists of single titles from individual filmmakers and producers to multiple titles from many of the most widely known and respected distributors, aggregators, and broadcasters incliding, Virgil Films & Entertainment, E1, Alive Mind, Cactus Three, PBS, ITVS, Sundance Channel, FilmBuff, IndiePix and Lionsgate.
Mike Tringe is the co-founder of CreatorUp!, the e-learning platform to make and market video content. He earned his MFA in film from USC's School of Cinematic Arts, and has worked in the Film Finance and Sales Department at Creative Artists Agency, in Creative Development at Vuguru, Michael Eisner's multi-platform studio, and on the Content Partnerships team at Blip Networks.
Ally Hord is the Executive Producer of funnyordie.com in Los Angeles. She got her start in production while attending film school at Northwestern University in Chicago and to this date has produced hundreds of pieces of content from mashups and web shorts, to reality TV and a feature. In addition, she launched Funny or Die's political content page Live Funny or Die for the past election season which was a Webby honoree for humor, and produced the company's first feature-lenth, micro-budget film iSteve now available on Netflix. She is also a writer on a house sketch team at the Upright Citizen's Brigade theater in Los Angeles.
Charles Ingram is a 2008 graduate from the Florida State University FIlm School. Currently a Writer/Director at Funny or Die, his video credits (co-directed with fellow FSU film alum Nick Corirossi) include the Captain Planet series with Don Cheadle, Cold Dead Hand with Jim Carrey and Olympic Ticket Scalper with Patrick Stewart. Charles currently lives in Los Angeles.
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