words and pictures by Brian Solis, images via flickr

I made it to NewTeeVee Live today and I have to say that I was glad I did. Wow!

The entire evolution of online video is truly redefining entertainment much in the same way that motion pictures did back in the day.

While it was positioned as Television Reinvented, to me it’s much more than TV 2.0, it’s Hollywood Reinvented. These are the days that people will look back and use as a reference for when online video started to change the world.

Most of the conference sessions were pretty incredible, insightful, and helpful for understanding the two views that separate traditional industry and new “new” media. Yes, new media has been part of Hollywood since the 90′s, but with Social Media propelling a new generation of stars, we’re witnessing not only an evolution in the creation and discovery of talent, but also a entirely new platform and industry that enables people to control their own destiny with or without the help of traditional power players.

NewTeeVee attracted the new landscape of people forcing change attracting along with it, those interested in helping “take them to the next level.” ICM agents were present. Networks with development deals were scouting. Advertising syndicates were promoting their networks. And a whole host of hopefuls and suits roamed the hallways meeting and greeting their way to the top.

Christian Perry

Veronica Belmont of Mahalo Daily and Zadi Diaz of JetsetShow / Epic-Fu

Eddie Codel of GETV

Gina Bianchini of Ning

Dina Kaplan of blip.tv

Kent Nichols if Ask a Ninja

Brian Solis with Dr. Tiki aka Jeff MacPherson (I need her name, she’s also with TikiBarTV and she rules!)

Justin Kan of Justin.tv

I wasn’t able to meet and photograph everyone. I did catch up with old and new friends including Rafe Needleman of Webware, Jim Louderback of Revision3, George Ruiz of ICM, Dave Bursky, Eric Savitz of Barron’s, Jonas Halpren of FM Media, Katie Fehrenbacher of GigaOM, Scott Beale of Laughing Squid, and quite a few others that escape me at the moment.

I was hoping to finally meet Tim Street of FrenchMaidTV and Casey McKinnon of Galaticast, but I’ll have to wait for the next time.

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About the Author:

Brian Solis

Brian Solis is principal at Altimeter Group, a research-based advisory firm. Solis is globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders and published authors in new media. A digital analyst, sociologist, and futurist, Solis has studied and influenced the effects of emerging media on business, marketing, publishing, and culture. His current book, Engage, is regarded as the industry reference guide for businesses to build and measure success in the social web.

Visit Brian's page at http://www.briansolis.com


    no imageCasey McKinnon (Who am I?)22 November 2007 9:57 pm

    Isn’t it hilarious that we add each other as Flickr contacts after the fact, but don’t actually meet each other in person? Next time, my friend…

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