It’s official: 2010 is going to be a great year—can you feel it? We’re certainly excited. That’s why we aren’t wasting anytime kicking off 2010 with a bang with another compelling Hollywood Web Television Meetup. For the January edition, we are proud to present a very special evening with popular internet culture show EPIC FU as they launch the new EPIC FU network. Join us as we screen the premiere of one of the web’s most revered and award-winning series, followed by an intimate discussion with its creators—Zadi Diaz and Steve Woolf. The evening is sponsored by HP and Intel, who will be onhand to give away a free HP Envy laptop and a free HP DreamScreen for Meetup attendees. This is definitely a night not to be missed!
A Special Evening with EPIC FU
Thursday, January 21, 2010
7:30 pm – Panel / 8:45 pm – Mixer
Busby’s East (Mid Wilshire)
5364 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90036
For over three years, EPIC FU has been the premiere web show about emerging culture, covering the people and ideas leading the Internet revolution. Countless artists covered on the show have gone on to mainstream success, positioning EPIC FU as a top tastemaker and one of the pioneering examples of building a global community around an entertainment property. With 150+ episodes and 35 million views from over 100 countries, EPIC FU returns for its sixth season on January 21 after a long hiatus. With this iteration, the venerable weekly show transforms into multiple shows focused on how web culture affects music and film, with a new blog network featuring daily fresh content. EPIC FU has won two Webby Awards and a Streamy Award, and remains independently owned and produced by Zadi Diaz and Steve Woolf.
|Zadi Diaz is a Webby and Streamy Award winning new media producer, digital filmmaker, and host of EPIC FU. She began her online career as a videoblogger and media activist, creating short-form personal documentaries and video mashups that garnered the attention of the New York Times, CBS Evening News, MTV, The Assoicated Press and other national publications. She is a Film Independent Project:Involve Fellow, a member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, the International Academy of Web Television, as well as a member of the Transatlantic Network 2020, an international initiative founded by the British Council to help bridge cultures.|
|Steve Woolf has been working in online media for over a decade as writer, producer, and technologist. As a two-time Webby Award winner and four-time nominee for EPIC FU, Steve co-created, writes, directs, and produces the pioneering show about web culture that has become one of the most well-known shows on the Internet. He was also honored with a Streamy Award and two nominations in 2009. Steve is an inaugural member of the International Academy of Web Television, a member of the Open Entertainment Alliance, and sits on the PBS Engage Advisory Board.|