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Attend the Wonder Women Tech 2016

Plan to attend the 2016 Wonder Women Tech in Long Beach.

Wonder Women Tech Wants YOU to be Our Valentine! #WeLovePioneers
BE OUR VALENTINE! The Wonder Women Tech 2016 Early Bird Tickets are LIVE NOW! Because ‪#‎WeLovePioneers‬ we’re offering an extra 10% off FOR ONE DAY ONLY on Valentine’s Day! Be one of the first to get your tickets for the most epic ‪#‎STEAM‬ ‪#‎womenintech‬ ‪#‎diversity‬ ‪#‎inclusion‬ Conference! The magic happens July 15th – 17th, 2016 at the Long Beach Convention Center. We’ll have three stages with amazing keynotes and speakers, including a pitch stage! Explore several breakouts and workshops, two cabana lounges, a networking lounge, a *FREE career fair and expo and much more! The WWT Team is working hard to create a magical event sure to ‘disrupt the conference model.’ TICKETS ON SALE TODAY! REGISTER NOW!!

A-List Speakers and Pioneers!
Enjoy three stages filled with amazing speakers and influencers from around the world! To date we have over 250 speakers apply to speak at #WWT2016 from over 20 countries! Hear from ‘Oprah’s Fave Guest of All Time,’ President of UN Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment and speakers from the top companies in STEAM, including Google, Microsoft, Intel, NASA and many, many more! We’ll also have a pitch stage where companies and individuals can pitch their product and talent!
Interactive Programming!
We’ll have a variety of breakouts and workshops, including WordPress workshops, speaker and sponsor hosted breakouts, DIY/Maker classes, and special sessions for our Seniors and Deaf and Disabled attendees! In an effort to fulfill our mission for Diversity and Inclusion, We’re also providing free STEAM classes for hundreds of underserved adults and children! In between sessions, mix and mingle and enjoy our Networking Lounge or Cabana Lounge under the summer sun!
Career Fair and Expo!
Wonder Women Tech is committed to changing the industry by fixing the broken pipeline to opportunities. We’re offering a FREE Career Fair for diverse candidates to connect with the companies that are looking for exceptional talent! Upload your resume and register to attend the Career Fair and Expo for free! *You must register and upload your resume to attend. Does not include access to the conference, however conference attendees WILL have access to the career fair and expo!
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Connect LA is February 17th 2016

CONNECT LA 2016 is February 17th at the London West Hollywood where movers and shakers in the scripted, reality, digital advertising and children’s entertainment will meet for a one day conference. Headliners include top senior staff from Lionsgate, Twitter, Eone, Fullscreen, TBS, Warner Bros. and more.


CONNECT LA 2016 will bring together the industry’s leaders in scripted, reality, digital advertising and children’s entertainment. This year’s sessions will examine topics affecting the entertainment industry climate including: the Monetization Conundrum, addressing viable financing models outside of subscriptions. CONNECT LA 2016 will also highlight New Buyers-State of the Union-examining who are the new digital storytellers that are making compelling content for digital audiences, as well as who are the new digital buyers.



Presented by the Banff World Media Festival, Content Industry CONNECT LA is a playbook for how to build a storytelling business in an ever-changing global landscape and the only gathering in Los Angeles where real deals get done. 

Today, the organizers behind CONNECT LA 2016 are unveiling the featured speakers for this year’s event, the list includes such industry heavy hitters as: Fred Graver, TV, Creative Lead Twitter, Carrie Stein, EVP, Global Productions, Entertainment One (eOne), JC Cangilla, SVP, Business Development, New Form Digital, and Mickey Meyer, co-founder, JASH, Jason Kwong, Head of Content Licensing & Acquisitions, Fullscreen, and Daniel Tibbets, Chief Content Officer, Machinima.  

One of the most popular sessions during the event is CONNECT where attendees have the opportunity to discuss their series and content ideas with the most powerful decision makers in entertainment. Participating companies for this year’s 10 minute face-to-face sessions include: TBS, Warner Bros., E! Entertainment Television, Discovery Communications, Fox Television, Funny Or Die, Kin Community, YouTube, AMC & Sundance TV, and Freemantle.


Commented Robert Montgomery, CEO of organizer Achilles Media, 

“As our industry continues to constantly evolve with new streaming services, platforms and new buyers, great storytelling remains a critical element in the battle for viewership and revenue. We are proud to unite the most important minds of the industry with the 2016 edition of Content Industry CONNECT LA at the London on February 17. This event is also great preview ahead of our annual Banff World Media Festival conference in June. CONNECT LA has grown to become an important staple where the sharpest minds can knowledge share, meet powerful storytellers and make deals that will have real impact for decades to come in this business.” 

CONNECT LA 2016 will sell out. For additional details and tickets, visit 2016 partners include CAA, Lionsgate, Brightcove, and Junkin Media. Production HUB and Women and Film and TV Vancouver are community partners. 

About Content Industry CONNECT LA

Presented annually by the Banff World Media Festival, Content Industry CONNECT LA is an exclusive marketplace established to connect producers, broadcasters, distributors, content creators, and executives across the film, television, advertising, and digital media industries.  The CONNECT LA program will feature visionary keynotes, thought leader discussions, deep dive sessions, curated face-to-face meetings, and top level networking opportunities.


For 36 years the BANFF World Media Festival has brought together the top leaders from the evolving media landscape to the heart of the Canadian Rockies for a totally unique experience. The festival began as an intimate space where unparalleled access and cutting edge insight could combine to forge relationships, launch new business and aid the ambitious members of a dynamic industry in reaching their goals. Now attracting over 150 Development Executives and wide-ranging cross section of TV and digital media pros from around the world, BANFF is the ideal place to make new contacts, find production partners and green-light new projects.

Macbook Pro Fail

Am so frustrated with the Macbook Pro I got at Fry’s back in November 2014 it worked fine the first month I got it but starting in late December it’s been a nightmare. Everthing from files (photos, videos, docs) coming up missing to it just not turning on has plagued me like locusts from the bible! I truly count my blessings that I splurged on the extended warrenty because the customer service has been inept but at least it’s been slightly helpful (with turning it on) but they are just doing the basics.

I have to say that after the fourth time my Macbook Pro wouldn’t turn on and I had to go to the Mac store to send off emails for a project I just lost my temper. After I spoke with a staff member who said they they would not help me transfer files from my computer to my external HD well I called customer service (for the 100th time!) to ask for help.  Speaking to a supervisor was not helpful at all. Blah blah MAC policy, blah blah hardward issue, don’t know for sure, if you don’t download your computer you will lose your content and blah blah we don’t care! 

Am so over Mac and my Macbook the customer service is awful! It’s so frustrating to constantly have a laptop that won’t come on and the other many issues that when I called was told I was doing something wrong or it was no big deal. But I’ve spent hours on the phone with customer service complaining about issues with my computer. I’m trying to look on the bright side since someone finally listened and said it’s a hardware issue (not that I’ll get my 2015 Star Wars Celebration photos/videos) so need to send it to th repair center. Not that it will do any good sense my laptop is a lemon. Am going to call my credit card company to see if they can help. Akk so frustrating that this is happening to me. In my mind you pay $1200 for a laptop it should WORK

Leave a commet below if you have mac issues too.

Will a free Chipotle Burrito entice you to try ShopHouse?

Chipotle is expanding the fast casual dining Shophouse with a new Chipotle Tie-In for burrito lovers. It’s all one family but the flavor profile is a bit different with the Asian Inspired sit down. I haven’t seen the numbers they are making but the Hollywood location seems to be doing OK. I understand why they want to leverage their rabid line out the door fan base to the new location but I can’t help but wonder if they should instead focus on new customers instead of splitting customers. Especially since they have restaurants so close to one another (about a mile) and the tastes are quite a bit different.

I do plan to try to stop by Shophouse for my BOGO deal next Tuesday but it won’t change my Hollywood food habit. When I go to the Arclight Cinema and grab food I toggle between Stella Barra and Shophouse since they are convenient. I prefer Chipotle but since I have locations close to my home and office I usually want my Americanized Asian Food Fix.

I am curious if they plan to tweak the restaurants a little since they are quite rigid about the amount of sauce and toppings that it doesn’t have the casual truly personalize your food that Chipotle has. I can’t help but wonder if that’s one of the frustrations that Chipotle lovers feel when they try to personalize their bowl. You can’t unless you want to pay extra and the incredibly limited selection means you can get bored pretty fast. I wonder if they’ve gotten feedback from customers who desire more items.

Try Shophouse, get a free Chipotle burrito.

Try Shophouse, Get a Free Chipotle Burrito.

Purchase a ShopHouse House Favorite bowl on Tuesday, August 18th, and we’ll give you a free burrito card valid at any LA Chipotle until August 31st and good for a FREE burrito, bowl, salad or
order of tacos.


ShopHouse is Chipotle’s Southeast Asian concept serving rice and noodle bowls inspired by the flavors of Thailand & Vietnam.

SPILLING THE BEANS ON SOFRITAS Allow us to take you on a magical, graphical, tofu journey.

Shophouse Kitchen

Star Wars is coming for the kiddies

When Disney bought Star Wars I knew that marketing would go into overdrive not just for the generation that grew up fighting with homemade lightsabers but also to keep it in the minds, hearts and pocketbooks of future generations. One of the best examples of synergy is the release of all six Star Wars films with Little Golden Books. It’s the perfect channel for Jedi and Mord Sith loving parents/family members to get a child dreaming of making their own lightsaber after watching the animated series Clone Wars (CN) and Star Wars Rebels (DisneyXD).

The first six STAR WARS films are finally retold in Little Golden Books! Learn More
Find out more about these books below
and look for them at D23 Expo!
Collect Them All, You Must!
The Phantom Menace Attack of the Clones Revenge of the Sith
The Phantom Menace Attack of the Clones Revenge of the Sith
A New Hope The Empire Strikes Back Return of the Jedi
A New Hope The Empire Strikes Back Return of the Jedi