Rock N Roll, Yahoo, Vampire Diaries, Sabrina, Financial Literacy & Producers Part of 5th Annual New Media Film Festival Los Angeles CA

Los Angeles CA (PRWEB) March 18, 2014

Rock N Roll, Yahoo, Vampire Diaries, Sabrina, Financial Literacy & Producers

The 5th Annual New Media Film Festival is proud to announce the following prestigious musical opener & panelists for the 5th New Media Film Festival June 10 & 11th 2014 in Los Angeles CA. These individuals have been chosen for their progressive attitudes and ideas for the future. A Must attend event as they have sold out in previous years.

ROCK N ROLL – Announcing the opening musical act at the 5th Annual New Media Film Festival will be J.P Hopfelt, a rock/blues duo with members Jimmy Steinfeldt and Pete Hopkins. Their music has been described by Bob Dylan Guitarist, Ira Inger as: …The party that you didn’t get invited to, but wished you had. The Performance will begin Opening Night, June 10th 2014.

PANEL 1 June 11th 2014 WEDNESDAY 11:00 AM

The Who, What, Why & How of New Media – How has the paradigm shift to digital effected content creation? Who are the ultimate winners? Studios, Consumers, FilmMakers? Whats next? How do you get your story out there?

DAVID USLAN – Panelist

Vice President of Development for both Batfilm Productions and Branded Entertainment. Davids production credits include Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Constantine Catwoman, National Treasure, The Spirit, the upcoming Doc Savage and many more. Currently in production on Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch.


Since Janinas music video screened at last years New Media Film Festival, Janina has acted in several projects including the Vampire Diaries, Think Like a Man Too, The White Orchid, and Love Is Dead. Other past acting credits include The League, True Blood, Arrow, and The L Word. She is back to share New Media navigating tips.

PANEL 2 June 11th 2014 WEDNESDAY 3:00 PM

Experts Discuss Distribution & Financial Literacy for New Media Content

This panel will focus on new avenues to monetize content, new platforms that are being launched to interact and monetize on a global scale. Examples of new and developing ways to get your content made, sold and seen. The convergence of TV to Web and Social Media for the people creating New Media today.


Mrs. Seamans is the Chief Executive Officer at Seamans Capital Management, which is a boutique investment advisory firm specializing in clean energy and resource investments. Mrs. Seamans is responsible for the Firms strategic growth and organizational structure. She has more than 20 years of experience as an organizational consultant in financial services, working primarily with senior corporate leaders and entrepreneurs to translate vision into organizational effectiveness and profitable performance. Mrs. Seamans received her BA from Emmanuel College and her MS from Simmons College in Boston, from which she graduated summa cum laude.

BONNIE PAN – Panelist

Senior Director & Head of Programming, Yahoo Screen

Bonnie leads the content development, editorial and international distribution teams for Yahoo Screen. Bonnie is responsible for bringing critically acclaimed shows to life on Yahoo including the 2013 Fall Comedy Lineup, Saturday Night Live clip archive and Burning Love Seasons 1, 2 & 3. Additionally, Bonnie leads the Yahoo Video Lab and a team dedicated to new formats that is focused on how digital storytelling is changing the landscape of entertainment and content development.

Moderated by acclaimed producer Bill Jarblum. Bill is the founder and principal of Jarblum Entertainment Group which has produced such films as Cloudburst, Faded Memories, and Little Traitor.

New Media Film Festival is accepting submissions through May 1 2014 and locking their programming May 15th 2014. Each submission is considered for Screening, Distribution & Competition ($ 45k in awards) in 20 categories.

Judging by Pixar, Fox, The Caucus and many other Industry Leaders,

June 10 & 11th 2014 Los Angeles CA. 5th Annual New Media Film Festival – The Best in New Media-What’s New, What’s Next…Honoring Stories Worth Telling in all media that are innovative, imaginative and inspirational. Stories that can make you laugh, cry, think & go beyond the ordinary.

New Media Film Festival intersects the interactivity of new technologies & formats for Media & Cinema which exemplify the power of the cinematic arts to inspire and transform. A festival where we Honor Stories Worth Telling that are created by people of All Ages-All Cultures-All Media.

Makes the cutting edge accessible.- Huffington Post

Worth the entry fee. Movie Maker Magazine


Founder/Director Susan Johnston is an Award Winning Producer and is a Global Speaker on New Media, Social Media & Incremental Monetization in the Digital Space. She will be speaking at NAB on April 9th at 3PM in Vegas.

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