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Friday, November 11

10:00am EST

Attracting Fans and Engaging Your Community - Entertainment Blogging And Social Media

Emma Loggins is the founder and editor of the popular entertainment site FanBolt.com where she blogs daily on the latest entertainment news, DVD reviews, her opinions on current happenings in the media, screening/filming/casting opportunities, and more. The site currently has over 120,000 registered members and receives an average of 950,000 hits per month. Emma will be sharing some of her story from how she got started to how she keeps her community of readers and contributors engaged and coming back to her site over and over again. She will be also sharing a couple case studies about how the entertainment industry is using blogging and social media to reach out and engage fans as well as bloggers - including how Atlanta Film Studios plans on using social media to attract projects and engage fans.

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Emma Loggins

Editor / Blogger, FanBolt
Emma Loggins is a web designer and developer, entertainment blogger and social media coach. She is the founder and creative director of Excite Creative Studios, where she provides a one stop shop for all of her clients' digital marketing needs - helping them create a loyal and excited... Read More →

Friday November 11, 2011 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Atlanta History Center - Woodruff Auditorium 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW Atlanta, Georgia 30305

11:30am EST

A Grassroots Approach To Social Gaming

A casual conversation on taking a game from idea to implementation, the steps involved, potential barriers to market. This session will not address the technical aspects of database development.



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Mickey Desai

Mickey Desai's career path has wound its way into and out of the corporate sector. As an entrepreneur, Desai founded The Nonprofit Snapshot, a micro-assessment and dashboard for nonprofit organizations.  Most recently, he co-founded Cherry Belly, LLC to create a different offering... Read More →

Friday November 11, 2011 11:30am - 12:30pm EST
Atlanta History Center - Woodruff Auditorium 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW Atlanta, Georgia 30305

1:00pm EST

Extras Casting Atlanta - Using Social Media To Cast Extras And Local Talent

Atlanta based company that specializes in casting for feature films, TV shows, commercials, and print. Credits include "The Walking Dead, "The Blind Side", "The Three Stooges", Zombieland", "X Men:First Class", "Fast Five", "We Are Marshall", "ATL", and "Hall Pass". Learn how we use social media to cast extras and local talent to be in these projects. 

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Extras Casting Atlanta

We started as independent contractors in 2002 and have been doing it ever since. Patrick Ingram, Janel Bersabal, Nathan Wright and Adam Rosenberg comprise of Extras Casting Atlanta. 

Friday November 11, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Atlanta History Center - Woodruff Auditorium 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW Atlanta, Georgia 30305

2:30pm EST

Digitainment and the Effect of Disruptive Social Media

How entertainment is made and marketed today has changed dramatically.  Film, music, and gaming is now viewed on 3 screen technologies and distributed in multiple ways which were virtually non-existent a decade ago.  Films have changed. TV has certainly changed.  Music distribution has changed.  Gaming and platforms have changed.  We all feel the need for speed.  And we all wonder what is next and how have and will social media platforms disrupt the industry.

This presentation and lively discussion will center around changes in the industry, its technology, what will it take to achieve adoption, and how you must be prepared to do business differently.


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Dan Webber

Dan Webber is President and Co-Founder of Digitainment Georgia, an organization which fosters digital entertainment collaboration and innovation to create jobs in Georgia.   He is also Co-Founder and Vice President of the Social Executive Council – a non-profit professional organization... Read More →

Friday November 11, 2011 2:30pm - 3:30pm EST
Atlanta History Center - Woodruff Auditorium 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW Atlanta, Georgia 30305

4:00pm EST

Merging Digital and Entertainment - A Closer Look at What is Happening and What is Possible

The Media and Entertainment industry is at a crossroads – with both opportunities and challenges as it works to meet  demand for high-quality content through multiple devices. New revenue opportunities are arising with new ways to deliver content monetizing new content capabilities and services in different segments (broadcast, film, telecom, mobile, retail), across a multitude of screens and devices). Join us as we walk through some exciting examples of this evolving industry vertical.  


Chris Ritger

Chris Ritger is part of the Digital Distribution and Business Development team at The Weather Channel where he specializes in strategic partnerships, distribution and new revenue opportunities across all digital properties including web, mobile, video, tablets and other emerging platforms. Previously, Chris identified and evaluated new business opportunities for an early stage venture capital firm/technology incubator. Chris received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia as well as an MBA from the University of Georgia."



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Denise Elsbree

Denise Evans Elsbree is Chief Executive  of Trio media group which is a full-service advertising, PR, interactive and new media company. Trio also has a full TV/Film production division that produces HealthWatchMD as well as other entertainment projects.  Denise advises clients on social media strategies with LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and blogging to increase brand strength and sales. Denise is an experienced technology leader, having founded and sold StayOnline.net – a company that became the largest... Read More →

Friday November 11, 2011 4:00pm - 6:30pm EST
Atlanta History Center - Woodruff Auditorium 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW Atlanta, Georgia 30305