Hollywood Entertainment Technology Festival

 

 

Hollywood Entertainment Technology Festival

The 2018 Hollywood Entertainment Technology Festival will be hosted at Arc Light Cinemas studios on October 3, 2018.   The 2018 entertainment event promotes networking, collaboration and innovation on a global scale, and serves as an ideal platform for visionaries, content creators, entrepreneurs, and investors currently working in – or interested with – the US-China landscape of entertainment technology.  Global trends and innovation in entertainment has created opportunities for the entertainment industry to unite and collaborate on projects.

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Speakers

You will hear from entertainment executives, thought leaders, entrepreneurs and experts in the industry including:
  • Robert Stromberg: Co-founder & CCO at The Virtual Reality Company
  • Joanna Popper: Global Head of Virtual Reality for LBE at HP
  • Amy Peck :  Founder & CEO at EndeavorVR
  • Marcie Jastrow:   SVP of Immersive Media at  Technicolor Experience Center
  • Charlie Fink:  AR/VR Consultant,  Forbes  Columnist
  • Erik Murphy-Chutorian: Founder & CEO at 8th Wall
  • Kourtney Kang: Former Writer/Co-Executive Producer for Fresh Off The Boat
  • Ramon Hermann: Director of Esports at Tencent America

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Sessions and Panels

The festival sessions includes keynotes, fire-side chats and panel discussions on the following topics:

  • Diversity: Asian Representation in Hollywood
  • Creating Immersive Stories with New Technology
  • eSports
  • Determining Box Office Success with Big Data
  • Location-Based Entertainment
  • Blockchain for Entertainment
  • Advances in AR (Augmented Reality) Technology
  • Themed Entertainment

We’re looking forward to the discussion on whether or not Big Data can determine a Box Office Success, the Immersive Stories with New Technology fire side chat and the session on Location-Based Entertainment which discusses how location-based technologies are driving tourism and creating one of a kind entertainment experiences. Can immersive stories with technology bring stories to life? Can data really tell filmmakers what audiences will enjoy? Can statistics predict a hit movie?  Join the Hollywood Entertainment Technology Festival to find the answer to these questions as well as the trends which will impact the future of Hollywood Entertainment.

 

For additional details on the event and sessions, visit Hollywood Entertainment Technology Festival.

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SoCal Summer Guide | Monster Jam Triple Threat Series and Ticket Giveaway

We’ve added Monster Jam Triple Threat Series to our  SoCal SUMMER GUIDE because its a fun-filled event for all family members to enjoy.  The cars, the athlete and adrenaline-charged competition make for a perfect summer event for families.

Here is a sneak preview of what to expect at the Monster Jam Experience:

After five record-breaking stadium events playing to packed crowds at Angel Stadium earlier this year, Monster Jam is revving its way up to Downtown Los Angeles!  Monster Jam has an all-new adrenaline filled, action-packed weekend of events for the first time ever at STAPLES CENTER.

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The Monster Jam athletes will also be going head-to-head in a points-based format with seven different competitions driving three customized high-powered vehicles: the larger-than-life 12,000 lb. Monster Jam trucks, Monster Jam Speedsters and Monster Jam ATVs.  We can’t wait for Monster Jam Triple Series to come to Staples Center in LA!

Monster Jam Triple Threat Series Athletes

Monster Jam Triple Threat Series features eight of the most intense Monster Jam athletes

BLUE THUNDER – Travis Groth
EL TORO LOCO – Mark List
GRAVE DIGGER – Brandon Vinson
MAX-D – Jared Eichelberger
MEGALODON – Justin Sipes
MONSTER MUTT DALMATIAN – Cynthia Gauthier
WONDER WOMAN – Collete Davis
ZOMBIE – Tyler Groth
*TRUCKS/DRIVERS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

We’re looking forward to the Grave Digger, Meg and Wonder Woman. However, every athlete has a unique story which is why so many of them are fan favorites.

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Monster Jam Triple Threat Series Event Details

Monster Jam

STAPLES CENTER

1111 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Dates

August 17 – August 19

Location

STAPLE CENTER

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Monster Jam Triple Threat Series Ticket Giveaway

To celebrate Monster Jam Triple Threat Series upcoming event in Los Angeles we are giving away a FAMILY 4-PAK to attend on Sunday, August 19th.  If you win, your family will receive 4 tickets to attend the event. Want to win tickets to join in on all of the Monsterjam fun?  Enter the giveaway to win:

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SoCal Summer Guide – Inland Empire Waterparks

There are several Inland Empire waterparks  and regional park options for cooling off this summer. Rent a cabana or bring a beach blanket and go for a wet n’ wild time!

Summer heat is upon us and, while splashing in a pool or running through a sprinkler can be fun, it’s nice to take a day and really immerse yourself in the joy of cooling off.  There are water parks across the Inland Empire that are private or government owned, allowing for every way you can imagine to cool off, from sliding down a water slide, catching a wave in a wave pool or being splashed with 100 gallons of water at a play area.

 

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Water Parks

Castle Park’s Buccaneer Cove has a five-level structure of wet fun, including several slides, spray fountains and a splash bucket. There are several ticket options available, from just Buccaneer Cove entry at $13 to also including mini golf and the theme park rides at Castle Park in Riverside. Season passes are available, pay to park.

The Cove Waterpark has a surf area, never-ending river, slides and an aquatic play structure. Cabanas and swim lessons available, as well as week-long day camps including swim lessons. Waterpark is open 7 days a week through mid-August, then weekends through mid-September. General admission is $18, 36-47” tall is $14, and $9 for guests 30-35” tall. The Cove Waterpark is at 4310 El Camino Real in Riverside.

Dropzone Waterpark is home to slides, a continuous river, multistory water activity area, and a splash pad with ‘geysers’ for little children. Swim classes available. Park is open most days through August and weekends in September. Admission is $18 for general admission, junior admission for kids 36-41” tall is $14,  and tots 30-35” tall is $9. Annual passes available for $53 and $47. Dropzone Waterpark  is at 2165 Trumble Road in Perris.

Mulligans in Murietta has a splash zone and water slides, making it very family friendly as kids can play around in the zero-depth area. Tickets for the water park are $15, or add on rides, mini golf and more for $24.

Pyrite Rapids Waterpark at Fiesta Village in Colton  has a double tube slide, a body slide and one that sends you off with a gush of water. Passes are available just for the water park-  under  48” is $11, over 48” is $15. Or stay and play miniature golf, ride amusement park rides or go roller skating.

Splash Kingdom Waterpark in Redlands offers several slides, a lazy river, kiddie pool and wave pool. . Other park options include trampoline area, arcade, sports bar and more. Splash Kingdom, formerly known as Pharoah’s Lost Kingdom, has offers including water park admission, lunch and trampoline time, as well as a discount for entry after 4 p.m. General admission is $30, with 3-12 year olds $17. Season tickets are available to the waterpark, pay to park.

Wet N’ Wild Palm Springs, formerly Knott’s Soak City, has reopened under a new name this year wit the same variety of rides geared for a little adventure, or for some wet family fun with a interactive play area, lazy river, slides, raft rides and more. During the summer Wet n’ Wild is hosting a series of ‘dive in’ movies July 11 through August 1. General admission is $37, guests 3-11 are $27. Season passes are available, pay to park.

 

Regional Parks

San Bernardino regional parks have a park entrance fee of $8 a vehicle, $10 on weekends and holidays.  Annual passes are available for parking. Check out the regional park swimming schedule for San Bernardino, visit the water park areas or stay all weekend and camp, fish, and enjoy nature at the regional parks. Other rates apply for camping and activities, be sure to reserve your campground.

Cucamonga- Guasti  Regional Park has pedal boat rentals, or a swim lagoon, water slides and zero-depth water play area.  Boat rentals are $10 a half hour, swim entrance is $5 for four years and up, all day swim and waterslides are $10 (waterslide rides are for 48” and up).

Glen Helen Regional Park has waterslides, zero-depth depth play area and lake swimming area.  Swim entrance for ages three and up is is $6 during the week, $8 on weekends and $10 on holidays.

Yucaipa Regional Park has pedal boat rentals for $10 a half hour, lake swimming with a sandy beach and a pair of water slides.  Swim admission is $5 a person, water slides are $2 for a single ride or $10 for a swimming and waterslide day pass.

Lake Gregory has a zero-depth play area, swimming, slides, several boat rental options and an inflatable play area on the water. You can go down the slides for $2 for a single ride, or $7 for a pass. The inflatable play area Splash Island is $7. Annual passes are available for $95 individual, $230 for a family of four.

Riverside County hosts two big waterparks that are controlled by the county of Riverside and full of fun for the entire family.  Check websites for deals, dates and time, as well as safety and dress code information.

 

Have additional parks you would like us to add to the list?  Comment below and let us know!

 

I Wore Denim To Bring Awareness To Sexual Violence On #DenimDay

April is National Sexual Violence awareness month. More than ever these past couple of months I have paid very close attention to cases about violence against women.  Each year I participate in Denim Day to bring awareness to this important issue and support victims of sexual violence.  It’s horrifying to think that even in 2015 we need to stand up and bring attention to these issues.  Do you agree?

 

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Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Violence Incidents

Whether you are wearing a short skirt or tight blouse, it doesn’t make a difference because sexual violence is about power. It’s a myth that women who dress in revealing clothing are asking for it. It has nothing to do with dressing provocatively.

In 2018 I would like to bring more attention to a discussion on the way we dress and the myth that the attire women wear attracts sexual violence.  With the popularity of cosplay, it’s important to remember that women can wear whatever they want with the expectation that they will not receive unwanted attention or advances.

In 2014 and 2015 we followed the story of Emma Sulkowicz, Columbia University student who carries her mattress on campus as a symbol of her burden as a victim of sexual assault after the university cleared Nungesser, the man she accused of raping her of  wrongdoing in the 2012 incident.  Emma Sulkowicz’s initiated her protests to show how flawed the university system is when it comes to addressing sexual misconduct.  Two other students also filed sexual misconduct reports against Paul Nungesser as well.  However, Columbia University sided with Paul Nungesser on the first report and terminated the investigation on the second report after Nungesser appealed the finding for the incident and the victim withdrew the claim.   Paul Nungesser, the Columbia University student accused of raping Emma Sulkowiz  denies the allegations.   Nungesser filed a lawsuit against Columbia university citing sexual discrimination for allowing Sulkowicz to obtain college credit for a thesis project, the Mattress Performance.

Emma Sulkowicz activism has placed a spotlight on sexual misconduct at universities, modified the way Columbia University deals with student sexual misconduct reporting and has initiated nationwide discussions of university rape culture.   Her endurance performance art piece uses the elements of protest and provides a creative way for victims of sexual misconduct to heal and people who are not aware of sexual misconduct to learn through interacting with Emma’s story.

In February 2012 we were reminded just how precious life is as Josh Powell took his life and the life of his two children after the police were drawing closer to resolving the case of his missing wife, Susan Powell.

In March 2012, we watched a program on ABC about Crystal Harris, a San Diego mom who was raped by her husband only to find out that she had to pay her husband spousal support.  I felt her pain.  How  demoralizing to have to pay your abuser spousal support.  It’s like being a victim twice. The order for the victim to pay spousal support to her attacker was challenged.   She eventually won the case and received custody of her children from their imprisoned dad.

In 2012, the White House has also been debating the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).  Under the VAWA domestic violence against women has fallen 60%. However, Congress is currently debating the expanded provisions which include domestic violence protection for same sex couples and illegal immigrants.

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Denim Day 2015

On Wednesday, April 29, 2015 many people will join forces to bring national awareness to sexual assault and rape.   Let’s wear denim as a visable social statement to raise public awareness about sexual assault and rape and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.  Let’s do it for Susan, let’s do it for Crystal or someone you know.

Denim Day was started in Italy in 1992 after  an 18-year-old girl was forcefully raped by her 45-year-old driving instructor. The assailant was arrested, convicted, and sentenced to jail. He appealed the sentence, and the case made its way to the Italian Supreme Court. The Supreme Court released the perpetrator and dismissed all charges. The reasoning behind this was “because the victim wore very, very tight jeans, she had to help him remove them, and by removing the jeans it was no longer rape but consensual sex.”  The women in the Italian Parliament launched into immediate action within a couple hours, and wore jeans.  The California Senate and Assembly did the same. Thus, Denim Day was born.

Let’s make a Social Statement with our fashion statement. Wear jeans on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 and make a statement to STOP THE VIOLENCE!

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