The Digital Hollywood Experience

The Digital Hollywood Experience

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licensing opportunities. In a recent Los Angeles Business Journal article, Darrell succinctly summed up how he developed his own method not only to distinguish his entertainment law practice—which includes clients ranging from music mogul and actor Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, film producer TD Jakes, British celebrity Caroline Stanbury, reality TV super star Nene Leakes to award-winning “A-List” actors like Angela Bassett and 2013 Tony Award winner Courtney B. Vance —but also to attract more clients who didn’t solely act, sing or dance—“multihyphenate” professionals, as he calls them. He is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and a frequent speaker on topics related to the business of entertainment.

 

Marilyn Anderson co-wrote and Executive Produced the new family feature “How to Beat a Bully” that just came out online and on DVD in Walmart stores in April, 2016.  The movie won "Best Feature Film" at The L-Dub Film Festival in 2016.  Ms. Anderson wrote a romantic comedy feature, “Cold Feet - A Wedding Tale” to go into production later this year.  Another of her romantic comedy movies was on Lifetime and she has written for numerous television series. Marilyn won a LUMINAS Award for the Positive Depiction of Women in Film & TV and she was honored by the WGA as a writer of one of the 101 Best TV Shows of the past seven decades, “Murphy Brown.” Other shows she wrote for include “Sherman Oaks,” "FAME" and “Friday the 13th the Series,” and she was on the writing staff of “Carol & Company, starring Carol Burnett, Richard Kind and Jeremy Piven. Marilyn is the author of a humorous relationship book, “Never Kiss a Frog: A Girl’s Guide to Creatures from the Dating Swamp,” published in 10 countries. She also wrote and produced nine webisodes for “Never Kiss a Frog.”  In conjunction with her book, Marilyn appeared on over 250 radio & TV shows and was the Dating Flirting & Kissing Coach on TV's "Extreme Makeover."  In addition, Ms. Anderson does consulting on screenplays and holds seminars on How to Do Your Own Publicity & Promotion.  Marilyn has just completed writing, producing and starring in a Web Series to launch soon along with her book of the same title: “How to Live Like a MILLIONAIRE... When You’re a MILLION Short.”   Her websites are www.neverkissafrog.com and www.HowtoBeataBullyTheMovie.com

 

Bill Taub, Veteran TV and pilot writer: Bill Taub has a long list of credits. He's written for many popular -- and highly acclaimed -- TV series, such as: Barney Miller, Hill Street Blues, Magnum P.I, Newhart, Cagney and Lacey, In The Heat Of The Night, Kung-Fu: TLC, Friday the 13th: The Series, and Relic Hunter among others. He's written pilots for NBC, Columbia, Warner Brothers, Paramount, syndication and co-wrote the pilot for the prime time Dark Shadows. His spec pilot, Raffle Guy, won first place in the Scriptapalooza competition. He was recently honored by the Writers Guild of America for his work on Barney Miller and Hill Street Blues. He teaches TV Pilot Writing and Writing for New Media through UCLA's Extension Program.

 

Brian Herskowitz is the CCO of the newly formed Horror Equity Fund (HEF).  An exciting, innovative platform designed to help the Independent horror film maker finance their projects through an SEC compliant equity internet based funding platform.  HEF's first feature, STAR LEAF (Co-EP) available now on Itunes has garnered rave revues, and their second feature, ZBURBS, is currently in post-production, with another dozen films and transmedia projects in the wings. As a writer, Brian has completed well over a dozen feature films. His first screenplay KAMI HITO E (THE THIN LINE) was based on his experience as an international Judo champion training in Tokyo.  From there he continued to write and his first produced feature was a low budget slasher titled DARKROOM. He wrote and directed the award winning short film ODESSA OR BUST starring SEINFELD’S Jason Alexander, ACADEMY AWARD WINNER Red Buttons, and RUSHMORE’S Jason Schwartzman. Brian wrote, directed, and produced the documentary 1736: SOMEWHERE TO TURN – about a family crisis center for domestic abuse victims, and the short film JOANNE - the story of a woman going through hard economic times and a mid-life crisis. Brian recently took on the duties of Voice Director for the new Animated Children’s series ANNIE SUNBEAM produced by Debbie Margolis-Horwitz. Brian’s theatrical directing credits include the world premieres of I.A.N. (THE ITALIAN AMERICAN NETWORK), CONFESSION AND AVOIDANCE (based on the book of the same name written by his father, prolific biographer Mickey Herskowitz), JESSICA AND THE COUCH POTATO, the west coast premiere of  SHUFFLE OFF THIS MORTAL BUFFALO, the recent hit CIRCLE OF WILL, and the New York reading of the new Musical LOCH LOMOND. As a writer in TV his credits include a staff writing position on the NBC sit-com BLOSSOM, multiple episodes of the syndicated series HERCULES: THE LEGENDARY JOURNEYS, and ACAPULCO HEAT, the HBO hit comedy DREAM ON, CBS’s RENEGADE, THE EXILE, MURDER, SHE WROTE, the TV movie MURDER OF MY AUNT, the FOX Network’s YOUNG HERCULES, and CBS’s critically acclaimed was series TOUR OF DUTY (associate producer). Brian co-wrote the FOX pilot MANTIC with Jason Alexander. In addition, he worked as a punch-up writer on BOB PATTERSON, and LISTEN UP. Working with Co-Op Productions in New York (THE GUITAR, THIS REVOLUTION), Brian line produced Candace Bushnell’s web series THE BROADROOM, which starred JENNY GARTH, JENNIFER ESPOSITO, and TALIA BALSAM. As a feature film producer Brian just finished principal photography on UNTIL SOMEONE GETS HURT (co-writer), and BUCKY AND THE SQUIRRELS a comedy from director-writer Allan Katz (M*A*S*H*, BIG MAN ON CAMPUS),  MUSICAL CHAIRS, directed by Susan Seidelman (DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN), TIO PAPI directed by Fro Rojas, which he co-wrote.  He will producing the feature films SUSPENDED and AN INVISIBLE MAN for Scatterbrained Media, and TECHNICAL SUPPORT for director Terri Hanauer. In addition, Brian has several producing/directing duties on the boards including the slacker comedy MARTY AND VAHE TAKE A RIDE, and the HEF supported projects,  SHE FEEDS (Writer-Director), THE WHANGDOODLE (Writer-Director), and CREATURE FEATURE:THE MOVIE MUSICAL (Writer-Director). For the last twenty-five years Brian has taught screenwriting, first with WRITER’S BOOT CAMP, then with UCLA EXTENSIONS, and for the last nine years he has held the post of Lead Faculty for the prestigious BOSTON UNIVERSITY in LOS ANGELES WRITER IN HOLLYWOOD graduate degree program.  For five years he was a guest speaker/lecturer at the SCREENWRITER'S EXPO, and the video of his lecture on OUTLINING YOUR SCRIPT is still available at The Writer's Store.  He has recently contracted with Hollywood International Film Academy, and LIMS Institute to create and head-up their screenwriting programs.  His script writing textbook, PROCESS TO PRODUCT: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR THE SCREENWRITER, is available at Samuel French, on Amazon.com, and for the kindle. Brian is married to actress Gina Hecht (Mork and Mindy, 7 Pounds), has two amazing daughters (both pursuing careers in the Entertainment Industry), and a loving Labradoodle.  In what little spare time he has, Brian, a fifth degree black-belt, teaches Judo and has multiple national and international titles to his credit including the last 5 national championships, as well as a bronze, a silver, and a gold medal in the World Masters Championships.

 

Keith Rivers is a 31 year old director who grew up in North Bend, WA surrounded by the cascade mountains with a family infiltrated into the entertainment industry. His father Bob Rivers is an iconic radio talk show host, multi-gold record producer, and parody songwriter; his younger brother Andrew Rivers is an up-and-coming stand up comic, frequently touring the country. Keith prefers the director’s chair, alongside the camera, working closely with actors, nurturing story inside the edit room and creating music in his recording studio. In only a few years, Rivers has built a portfolio that most do over an entire career, working for brands such as Microsoft, Chevrolet, Alaska Airlines, Tesla, Hershey’s, Taco Bell, and Volvo as well as inadvertently starting a soup-to-nuts creative house in Seattle, representing a core group of talented directors, as well as conceptualizing a 350 million dollar global marketing campaign for Internet Explorer, a music synchronization deal for Alex Clare that begot him a triple platinum award. Rivers also created the instantly viral Surface commercial for Microsoft, which received 8 million views and won a Gold ADDY award. When he’s not working on innovative marketing campaigns or customized branded content, he’s traveling with non-profit organizations to places like Zambia, Bangladesh, the Amazon, and Senegal, developing humanitarian stories involving education, children, and culture. As a hobby, Rivers is a singer and songwriter, currently producing his third music album.

 

Catherine Clinch’s produced writing credits include: HUNTER, JAKE & THE FATMAN, KNIGHT RIDER, LOVE BOAT, HART TO HART, FOUL PLAY, TRUE CONFESSIONS and, most recently, RESCUE BOTS. She has served for nearly two decades as an Adjunct Assistant Professor, teaching advanced video production, screenwriting, convergence media and communication theory at California State University Dominguez Hills. She was Associate Publisher of Creative Screenwriting Magazine and was a key organizer of the first five years of Screenwriting Expo. She currently writes for Cultural Weekly and Studio System News and blogs for The Huffington Post. Catherine serves as a media strategy and content advisor for companies through her consultancy Clinch Digital Media. Catherine has also been awarded two US Patents for inventing a new form of mobile entertainment.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Artists in Hollywood - Actors - Writers - Performers - Directors – Producers

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Guerin B, in Herscher Hall

The Hollywood Masterclass: TV, Film and Video - Packaging - Producing - Bundling - Distributing in a Cross-Platform World

Keith Rivers, Director, Workhouse Creative

Bill Taub, WGA Award for 101 Best Written TV Series including Barney Millerand Hill Street Blues

Marilyn Anderson, Writer-Producer, "How to Beat a Bully," TV Writer, "FAME," "Friday the 13th - the Series," "Sherman Oaks," "Murphy Brown"

Darrell Miller, Partner/Chair, Entertainment Department, Fox Rothschild LLP

Brian Herskowitz, CCO, Horror Equity Fund (HEF)

Catherine Clinch, TV Writer, TV veteran, Hunter, Jake & The Fat Man, Knight Rider, Love Boat, Hart to Hart, Moderator

 

Darrell D. Miller, recently named a top dealmaker in Variety’s 2014 Dealmaker Impact Report, is the Managing Partner of Fox Rothschild’s Los Angeles offices and the chair of the Entertainment Department.  Mr. Miller has more than 22 years of entertainment law deal-making experience, with an emphasis on creating of multiple streams of income for clients with high brand equity through cross-promotion of film, television, music, theatre, multimedia and