Sunday, February 22, 2009

Public panel discussion re Hollywood Labor

Tomorrow, Monday, Feb. 23, there will be a panel in LA entitled How Will Labor Discord Change Hollywood? The panel will focus on Hollywood labor issues related to new media.

Sponsored by Zocalo and moderated by LA Times Editorial Board Member Jon Healey, panelists include AFTRA National Executive Director Kim Roberts Hedgepeth, actress Kathryn Joosten, actor Ron Ostrow, UCLA Law professor David Ginsburg, Veoh Founder and Chief Innovation Officer Dmitry Shapiro, and TroyGould entertainment attorney Jonathan Handel.

The panel starts at 7:30 at the ArcLight Sherman Oaks, 15301 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91403. For info and reservations, visit

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  1. Ventura Film Festival

    The Ventura Film Festival, which was started in 2004 by Jordan Older and his father, has recently concluded its

    first event of 2009 at the Majestic Ventura Theater in Ventura, California with the Ventura Film Festival "Fun Day"

    on February 16, 2009 at 2pm.

    The Ventura Film Festival is a combination online and traditional film festival requiring all submissions to be

    uploaded online and submitted via traditional means. The Ventura Film Festival has maintained that one of it's main

    goals is to give a large part of any proceeds to forest and ocean preservation efforts. The Ventura Film Festival

    features independent films from around the world and from local film makers focusing on environmental issues such as

    forest and ocean preservation, humanitarian issues, surf, skate, extreme/action sports, sports, martial arts, and

    music films.

    The Ventura Film Festival opened it’s 2009 events on Monday February 16, 2009 at the Majestic Ventura Theater in

    Ventura, California with a “fun day”. The event marked the 6th anniversary of the Ventura Film Festival which was

    started by Jordan Older and his father in 2004. The Ventura Film Festival board of directors were present to show

    their selection of currently received entries for the 2009 Ventura Film Festival. The festival board includes

    Hollywood film makers Dustin Dean and U.S. Olympian John Godina who is the most decorated shot putter in U.S.

    athletics history. Ventura Film Festival is a green organization and accepts entries and submissions online at the

    festival’s official web site, Part of the profits from the Ventura Film Festival

    will go directly towards environmental issues such as forest and ocean preservation. The “fun day” served as a warm

    up for the main event of the 2009 Ventura Film Festival which takes place on July 5th.

    The Ventura Film Festival gives out no awards. We prefer not to have competition and to simply celibrate great

    films as works of art and enjoy a fun event that provides support for environmental issues such as forest and ocean

    preservation. From time to time we may give notice of special recognition to certain films.

    The Ventura Film Festival has become a partner with the world's biggest film festival marketing organization

    Withoutabox. The partnership was on request of Withoutabox executive Sara Nixon-Kershner on Feburary 18, 2008.

    Withoutabox provides submission and marketing service to over 200,000 filmmakers in 200 countries as well as manage

    submission receiving, judging, and notification, schedule publishing, and the ability to sell tickets using targeted

    ads on well known film site IMDB.

    Submitting to the Ventura Film Festival is a two step process. BOTH STEPS ARE REQUIRED!!!

    1) upload your submission to (REQUIRED)

    2) Submit via Withoutabox using this link: (REQUIRED)

    Submissions that are not uploaded to will not be considered.