Have you perfected your 6 ways to rock the Hollywood Web Television Meetup? If not, you should brush up on your skills, because our next big shindig is just around the corner.
On Wednesday, February 16 Tubefilter presents the latest installment of the event that brings together the most dynamic group of online entertainment professionals in the industry.
Top creators, producers, talent, advertisers, executives, agents, distributors, and technologists will all descend upon Busby’s East for some mixing, mingling, and an engaging and edifying panel that answers the question You’re a YouTube Parnter – Now What?
Successful creators, producers and execs will discuss and reveal their best practices for making it big on the world’s largest video sharing site, which sees more than 144 million unique monthly visitors. We’ve assembled a stellar lineup (in addition to a killer YouTube DJ, Drew Blood for the mixer after the panel) dripping with knowledge, opinions, and intimate industry knowhow:
Ben Relles, barelypolitical
#15 YouTube Most Subscribed of All Time
Ben Relles is Vice President of Programming and Development at Next New Networks, a leader in original programming entertainment on the internet with over 1.5 billion views since its launch. In this role he works with some of the most innovative producers in online video to help build their video content and grow their loyal audiences.
Ben also founded and runs the comedy network Barely Political which has been viewed over 800 million times and is one of YouTube’s 10 most viewed channels of all time. Ben launched Barely Political in 2007 when he created the Obama Girl series of videos, and later he co-created the show The Key of Awesome which became one of 2010’s most popular series.
Rafi Fine, TheFineBros
#54 YouTube Most Subscribed of All Time
Award winning filmmakers Benny & Rafi Fine are comedy writer/directors with over 100 million views on their videos online with their independent production company Fine Brothers Productions which is currently a top 50 YouTube channel with over 600,000 subscribers. The Brothers were hailed as “Genius” by TV Guide, have created content and consulted for major networks and companies (Warner Bros, Comedy Central, MTV etc.) and have been featured in nearly every major publication (Variety, Times, Huffington Post, Deadline etc.).
CEO, Fullscreen and Co-Developer of the YouTube Partner Program
George Strompolos is the CEO and Founder of Fullscreen, a digital media company powered by the creativity and distribution of people. Prior to founding Fullscreen in January 2011, George was the strategic partnerships manager at YouTube where he was responsible for establishing and nurturing distribution partnerships with new media companies and independent content creators.
In 2007, George co-developed the YouTube Partner Program which has given rise to a new creative class of online video producers around the world. A UC Berkeley graduate and technology enthusiast with a passion for entertainment, George began his career with business development roles at WIRED Magazine, CNET Networks, Google and YouTube. In 2008 he was named to the “Next Generation: Top 35 Executives Under Age 35” list by the Hollywood Reporter.
Jason Schnell, Reckless Tortuga
#100 YouTube Most Subscribed of All-Time
Jason Schnell was born in New York. He likes to remind everyone of that even though he only lived there until he was 3. He grew up in Los Angeles and decided early on to be a filmmaker. He has worked professionally as Director, Producer, Editor, and Cinematographer on many projects that only his Mom saw. Jason’s life long dream came true when he got a short into the Sundance Film Festival. Since then he thinks he knows everything and spends his time making Reckless Tortuga content hoping that one day he can return to Park City.
Come learn form these successful individuals about how to make the most of your online videos and extract all the value you can from your content on YouTube. Here are the details:
What: The Hollywood Web Television Meetup: You’re a YouTube Partner – Now What?
When: Wednesday, February 16th. Panel begins at 7:30PM. Doors Open at 7PM. Mixer to follow.
Where: Busby’s East. 5364 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
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