Video from, Publishing 2.0: How is Social Media is Transforming Publishing and Providing New Opportunities for Bloggers & SM Pros
Swimmer Media has directly booked and organized dozens of business and networking events including expert panels and mixers (with others). Recent panelist bookings have included well-know entrepreneurs such as Nolan Bushnell, Tim Sanders, Mark Jeffrey and Ron Frankel; Writers such as Julie Spira, Marsha Collier, Eric Schwartzman; creative talents such as Richard Gibbs, Caprice Crane and Camille Solari. Panel topics have included: The future of Publishing, Movie Music for Indie Producers, Online Dating Business, Comedy and New Media, Writing for Social Media, Visual Effects for Television, and others.
Panelists bookings in recent years have included:
Nolan Bushnell – Serial Entrepreneur, Founded Atari, Chuck E. Cheese, Brainrush, Etak, ByVideo, Axlon, uWink. Author of new book, “Finding The Next Steve Jobs” released via Net Minds
Richard Gibbs – Composer, Producer, Performer, 60+ feature films & TV (Simpsons, Battlestar Galactica, The Muppets, Oingo Boingo, Robert Palmer, Dr. Dolittle, Queen of the Damned.
Tim Sanders – CEO Net Minds Publishing, Author, Speaker, former Yahoo Executive.
Mark Jeffrey – Cofounder & Chief Product Officer at Glossi, Author and CEO & CoFounder ThisWeekIn, Inc., former CTO Mahalo, cofounder Zerodegrees (sold 2004), cofounder The Palace (sold 1998) and CEO SuperSig.
John Jones – Grammy Winning Producer, Performer for Duran Duran, Fleetwood Mac, Celine Dion. Composer: Puzzle in the Air (David Carradine) and Hot Money (Orson Welles).
MJ Mynarski – Composer on 5 features and over 30 shorts including American Psycho (Christian Bale) and Holy Rollers (Jesse Eisenberg).
Eliot Mack – CEO, Lightcraft Technology, used for Once Upon a Time, Pan Am, Revenge, V, Alice in Wonderland, Falling Skies, Dancing with the Stars, Night Rider and Tosh.0. He was also at iRobot, where he was the lead mechanical engineer of the original iRobot Roomba.
Myles Sutherland – Manager, Emerging Business Esri, working with startups in exploring use of geography within their SaaS, web, and mobile products. Focused on those building universal and global services in B2G, B2B, or B2C markets.
Mike Romey – Pipeline Supervisor, Zoic Studios: helped break new ground in virtual production for episodic television, most recently for ABC’s hit show and remake of “V”.
Ron Frankel – Founder & CEO, Proof, Inc. Founded in 2002 to advance the use of previs in feature film productions including “Hunger Games”, “Green Hornet” and Black Eyed Peas “The End.”
Erik Nelson – Virtual Backlot Systems Manager, Stargate Studios: worked on the virtual sets for the period dramatic series Pan Am.
Babette Pepaj – Founder at BakeSpace, Inc, creator of Cookbook Cafe, a DIY publishing platform.
Julie Spira – best-selling author, The Perils of Cyber-Dating, and online dating guru at CyberDatingExpert.com.
Jennifer Kelton – founder, Bad Online Dates community and “Bad Online DatesTV”.
Scott Lewallen – co-founder & former senior vice president of Product & Design Grindr and Blendr, led his own design company and worked as art director for E! Entertainment and creative director at Atlantis Events before co-founding Grindr.
David Weitzman – Music Supervisor TV shows, commercials, and films since 1999 for E!, MTV, NBC, Paramount and others. Credits include: Jackass the Movie.
Sean Fernald – Music Supervisor and Licensing music for film and soundtracks, with 15 years of at major record labels, including MCA Records, Virgin Records, Capitol Records and Sony Music. He also produced several horror films.
Anna Granucci – Music Supervisor & Producer. Music Supervised Guns, Girls & Gambling (Gary Oldman, Christian Slater), Nomads (Lucy Liu), Free Ride (Anna Pacquin, Drea De Matteo).
Joel Bryant – is half of an award-winning comedy duo with his wife Deven Green. Their act combines improv, sketch, music and the audience into each of their shows.
Lisa Borodkin – Internet and Entertainment Attorney, Blogger
Matt Neco – General Counsel at DocStoc
Christopher Brereton – co-founder of the NonProfit app-maker Picture Healing
Liz Kelly – Founder, The Goody Awards
Mark Horvath – Director, InvisiblePeople
Eric Schwartzman – Founder and CEO of Comply Socially, founder of iPressroom
Caprice Crane – TV writer and international Best Selling Author. Writer, MTV Video Music Awards, 90210, Melrose Place author, With a Little Luck, Forget About it, Stupid and Contagious.
Ari Sherman – Award-winning old-school “mad man” creative director who worked for brands non-profits and major movie campaigns. Movie campaigns include: Sherlock Holmes, The Sixth Sense, Braveheart, Dan in Real Life, Kinsey, Armageddon, The Muppets Movie, A Beautiful Mind.
Hayden Black – Television writer/producer for NBC, ABC, WB, Comedy Central. Creator of Goodnight Burbank.
Mike Rotman – Emmy® nominated TV writer/producer (“Politically Incorrect”), Founder & Producer at Streaming Garage, Former Head of Production, Big Frame; Producer, Stupid For Movies, Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show, X-Factor, The Simple Life, South Park, Nanny 911 and more.
Pippa Hinchley – Actress, writer, producer, Pippa is probably best known from her stint as superbitch Elaine Fenwick in Coronation Street.
Gerry Katzman – Actor, comedian, magician and founder of standupcomedyclass.com.
Camille Solari – Comedian, writer, actress and producer.
Joe Rubalcaba – Supervising producer for the cable comedy show The Svetlana Show, which airs on HDNet.
SMCLA Event 2012 – Art of Writing for Social Media – Booked panel, Hosted & Moderated
ITV-Fest 2012 – Movie Music Magic for Indie Producers – Booked panel, Hosted & Moderated
ITV-Fest 2012 – FX Driven Television Production – Booked panel, Hosted & Moderated
ITV-Fest 2012 – Comedy Shorts – Panel Host & Moderator
ITV-Fest 2012 – Among Friends Feature – Panel Host & Moderator
ITV-Fest 2011 – Comedy in the new Millennium: Inventing [or
re-inventing] your career path in the new media landscape.