Matt O'Connell | Jan 17, 2012
It’s a big day for International conferences. This lovely Tuesday hosts over 25 events which span the globe. The World Nuclear Power Briefing convenes in Hanoi, the Recombinant Antibodies conferences in London, the Esri Partner Conference in Dubai, the HR Delivery Models & Outsourcing Summit in Singapore, the Prepaid Mobile Summit in Malaysia. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Digital Content Monetisation Europe brings together more than 300 experts in the digital arts, in an effort to create a sustainable digital revenue in a disruptive world. This includes music, film, television, mobile content, digital distribution, casual games, and more.
California has been in rough economic shape these past few years, with soaring unemployment and plummeting debt. The Los Angeles Job Fair aims to aid some of the 11-plus-percent who are reportedly unemployed in the state.
In addition to our preview of Sundance Films, stay tuned for a look at some of the new stuff popping up at Slamdance. These are two of the most talked-about film festivals of the year, and they begin back-to-back in Utah on the 19th and 20th.
The battle against SOPA is raging on. If you’re not caught up, that’s the Stop Online Piracy Act, which expands the capability of the U.S. Government and copyright holders to restrict the use of copyrighted materials online. A very vocal majority believes that SOPA will severely damage the internet as a whole by violating the first amendment and threatening free speech. You might have noticed the blurb on Craigslist about it. You might soon notice the lack of Wikipedia, who plans to shut down in protest to the law. If artists are bound and restrained under the foot of this law, we’ll soon be lacking in what the internet was intended to provide: stuff like this.
About the Author: Matt hails from Boston and has a background in Film and Writing. As weather phenomena go, he prefers earthquakes to Nor'easters these days, so he's currently residing in the East Bay. He produced a feature film called "Night Sounds" after graduating from Emerson College, which premiered at a film festival in Massachusetts. Matt continues to write screenplays and work in the film community, while working as a freelance copywriter, editor, and part-time member of the Hound.