International Television Festival

ITVfest/International Television Festival came under new ownership in 2010, as rights to the Fest were acquired by Visions Media, LLC. With that change has come many others. This outline tells what is REALLY going on at ITVfest [& the newly added PopConaLA] this year: What’s New for ITVfest in 2012? There are two key changes, that are important this year:  ITVfest 2012 will be held in Downtown LA, at the LA Convention Center.  A new event will be joining, and hosted by ITVfest, to run at the same time: Pop Con LA, Popular Culture Convention.  Also, we are pleased to add a NEW submissions category: Spec Commercials. When & Where? Dates are: July 5-8, 2012. Venue: LA Convention Center, in downtown Los Angeles. Tell Me Briefly About ITVfest: ITVfest/International Television Festival is the premiere festival in the world for independently produced TV pilots, WebContent, Spec Commercials and Music Videos. In 2012, ITVfest will run concurrently with the 1st Annual 'Pop Con LA', the Popular Culture Convention. Always at the forefront of technology and entertainment trends, ITVfest prides itself on being for and about the creators of quality Content. ITVfest gives finalists unprecedented access to network with industry professionals, and is the place to jumpstart a career in both television and new media.

Sounds cool. So, what is Pop Con? Pop Con LA, the Popular Culture Convention, is about ‘All Things Pop Culture’: Art, Design, Fashion, Music, Celebrities and of course, Movies & TV. Pop Con will have an Exhibit floor area, as well as many fun activities going on, including some Special Events that will be scheduled as we get closer. Also, another key goal of Pop Con, is to bring in added visibility, to the Content creators and Official Selections screenings, that will be going on for ITVfest. Bringing in a more ‘consumer’ audience to our ITVfest selected works, we think only adds greater value to those who submit their projects to ITVfest in 2012! Where do we find out more on Pop Con? See our site for details to attend, sponsor, and participate: PopConLA Info Will You Have the CD ‘Speed Meets’ and the Producers ‘Pitch’ Sessions Again, Like Last Year? Those were both very popular, especially our first-ever CD’s session. Both are on our agenda, and we expect to offer them as of now! When Will We Know About Panels, Sessions, Speakers? Like with many events of this type, most of these will not be posted until we get much closer to the events. Please check back starting in mid-June for updates. ITVfest/STTV Combined Awards Ceremony – Tell Us More One of the partners in ITVfest also owns a Video content platform, StayTunedTV.net, or STTV. Rather than have separate awards shows, the partners decided to combine both into a single event. While the formats here will be played with in terms of handing out awards to each, it should be noted that each set of awards, ITVfest, and STTV, are in fact separate, with separate judges, processes & criteria. ITVfest Awards are offered only in specified categories of entry, and only to nominees from the set of Official Selections in that year. STTV Awards come in two categories: works aired on STTV, and Viewer’s Choice.

Who were some of the VIP/Celebrity talent that came to ITVfest in 2011? VIP/Celebrities [partial list] Colin Owens Betsy Brandt [Breaking Bad] Zach Callison Judy Tenuta Jay Thomas Tim Russ [Star Trek TNG] Michael Biehn Jennifer Blanc Eric Roberts Cooper Harris Al Burke [WWE] Laura Silverman Said Faraj Shira Lazar [CBS, What’s Trending] VIP/Directors Jason Connery Michael Worth Demian Lichtenstein VIP/Producers Terence Carter [FOX] Nathan Reimann

Jan Eliasberg Jerry London

Kim Evey [The Guild] Demian Lichtenstein

See Images + Photos via these Links –
     http://www.picturegroup.com/ximagi/search.php?assignment_id=6513#page=0&view=gallery http://zsanae.smugmug.com/Events/ITVFEST/18428647_2mszkw#!i=1420986794&k=2mQHZQc http://www.staytunedtv.net/showvideo.php?sid=452-1891 https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150256235215855.328245.519815854&type=3 http://www.monstersandcritics.com/people/Judy-Tenuta/pictures/6th-Annual-ITVFest-Gala-Awards-BanquetArrivals-650442  http://comicattack.net/2011/08/comicstoscreen/

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