Founded by Adam J. Cohen of Blind Lyle Films in 2011, the festival is a revolutionary new “twist” on the modern day online festival as it creates interactivity and live events that correlate with the actual showing of the films on the Internet for a global audience. One of the UGPFF’s main goals is to showcase some of the best short films, web series and music videos made each year and give filmmakers a large international audience to see their work. A full schedule with screenings, panels and Google+ Hangouts can be found at http://www.ugpff.com.
Stephanie Piche, MMTVN founder, is serial entrepreneur, marketing strategist and new media producer of Mingle Media TV Network, an online new media and digital web TV network company producing and curating live and produced web series. MMTVN shows and hosts have won Emmys and other new media awards and industry recognition. Stephanie has over 20 years sales and marketing experience and has led over 38 successful new media, ecommerce and mobile technology product launches. She has received the Presidents Club award from IBM, Under the Radar Audience Choice Award, Mom's Choice Award 2009, Listed in the Top 50 Tweeples on Twitter; founder/president of a NY National Association of Female Executives (NAFE) chapter, founder/president of the itSMF Portland chapter; and industry speaker: Digiday Video Upfronts, WITI, Silicon Valley Marketing Group, Int'l Newspaper conferences, Digital Hollywood Conference, LA WebFest, New Media Film Festival, Beverly Hills Film and New Media Festival, Featured Pro on the Pro-Panel with the Web TV Workshop, Featured speaker at Web Series Network’s Summit as well as contributor to MediaPost online and other industry related publications.
“We’ve been producing live streaming content for the past four years as well as supporting the indie filmmaker and web series creators,” said Stephanie Piche, CEO, Mingle Media TV. “It made sense to support the next-generation in film festivals where live and produced video can be enjoyed interactively creating synergies between filmmakers and their audience while building a dynamic community experience.”
Ms. Piche on Friday Nov 30th 2012 at 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm PST (GMT -8) will be joining a group of renowned experts in their fields on the Web Series Panel discussing what it takes to be successful and why you should make one. The panelists include award-winning Mark Gantt, Actor, Writer, Director, Alloy Entertainment’
About Mingle Media TV
MMTVN is an online media and interactive web TV network that executive produces, curates, and broadcasts 100 weekly web series shows along with entertainment industry event coverage. Our video coverage, web series and live broadcasts are promoted via Twitter, blog posts, Facebook and other popular social networks; in addition to airing live on the iPhone, Blackberry, and Android platforms and syndicated through Blip.TV and over 15 syndication sites including AOL Video, YouTube, Samsung, Vizio, MeeFeedia, Blinkx, Daily Motion, Boxee, Roku and as an iTunes podcast. Our audience reach online is over 250,000 weekly views of our video coverage, web series and live broadcasts and is in the top 40,000 websites in the US. MMTVN's live web TV shows feature lifestyle subject matter experts and social media content providers from celebrities, authors to bloggers including executive producing two shows with Emmy award winners. MMTVN has expanded its curation of web series with a growing number of independently produced shows from science fiction to drama, action to teen soaps now playing on the network. In addition to curating produced webseries, MMTVN is promoting and securing sponsors for INDIE creators. MMTVN also covers Hollywood celebrity and charity events from the red carpet and behind the scenes. MMTVN has covered the Oscars on the Red Carpet along with Golden Globes, IPTVFest, HollyShorts, LA Shorts Fest, AOF Fest, Daytime Emmys, Saturn Awards, Streamy Awards, People's Choice, NAACP, SAG , plus numerous Web Series Premieres and A-list Celebrity Fundraisers. Mingle Media TV is also sponsoring the Audience Choice Category in the New Media Film Festival for Web Series Creators. For more information, please visit http://www.minglemediatvnetwork.com.
About the Unofficial Google+ Film Festival (UGPFF)
Originally created by Adam J. Cohen (http://gplus.to/