A London artist interviewed me about San Francisco’s filmmaking scene. http://householdkontinuance.wordpress.com/2011/04/26/doco-experts/
Glad to see Toyota’s fundraiser. Here’s a blog with links to fundraising sites. http://abillionvoices.wordpress.com/tag/sendai/
IIFF Film Finance Townhalls - NYC/May 17; San Francisco/May 19. http://bit.ly/bundles/statsuno/f
Zipcar’s liability policies leave users exposed to big lawsuits. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/23/your-money/23money.html
Crowdsource fundraising is emerging as a new biz model. Think micro-financing. http://m.siliconvalley.com/siliconvalley/article/MFTKlPkh
A blog about Hong Kong’s smog problem.http://ceciliawyu.wordpress.com/2011/03/11/hktradesurplus/
How can youth jobs be created via entrepreneurship? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13108166
Cisco shows you can make any cool product boring. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/abraham/detail?entry_id=87202
Sendai fundraisers in California. http://abillionvoices.wordpress.com/events/
The 100% SF site is up! We are eager to fill the ever growing need to create unique state of the art original productions, that reflect the good nature and artistic talents of the greater Bay Area folks, through the variety of genres in Film, Animation 2D & 3D, Documentaries, Music videos, short films, Ads, Motion Graphics, Visual Effects, Active Readers, Smart Phone games, Mobile Apps...
Sendai medical worker’s blog. http://jkts-english.blogspot.com/
Launching the San Francisco Renaissance to revitalize SF’s indie film industry and connect it with music, fashion and other industries.
Sendai updates and events. http://abillionvoices.wordpress.com/
Dilbert’s author offers biz tips. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704101604576247143383496656.html?mod=googlenews_wsj
Film Angels is launching a new social issues media fund with its SF Bay Area investors to fund documentaries. info at dreamscapeglobal.com
U.S. hiring picks up. http://www.bnet.com/blog/business-research/finally-some-good-news-for-job-seekers/1212?tag=trunk
The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books here. How many have you read? http://t.co/yZKKRXG
The new buzz is content, not more channels. http://zd.net/h9luRN
How to help Sendai. http://siliconvalleyglobalnetwork.wordpress.com/2011/03/14/how-entrepreneurs-can-help-sendai-japan/
Eat the Street - Japan Relief Benefit: http://t.co/4XbIchJ
Japan relief fundraisers in San Francisco Bay Area. http://abillionvoices.wordpress.com/events/
Check out “Vivek Wadhwa at Stanford: Startups around the World” http://t.co/VGF2QVB via @eventbrite
Venue Scout is launching soon and I’m one of the first in line! Join me. #launch http://t.co/8QdI8Pd via @venuescout
Posted a Silicon Valley Global Network blog on WordPress. Suggestions for topics? http://siliconvalleyglobalnetwork.wordpress.com/
The super Super Bowl is Egypt.
How to get PR attention. http://bit.ly/f5LtBL
Dive into the world’s largest image ever http://www.paris-26-gigapixels.com/
Palin is an unintentional comedy hour. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/48871.html
Reminds me of the original American Revolution. The U.S. has http://huff.to/i5HYr4 via @huffingtonpost
Social Reporting Tool Storify Raises $2 Million http://t.co/8IwUhQh via @mashable
Egypt’s tech trends. http://bit.ly/fYMrMj
Met a former Black Entertainment TV producer seeking people who can introduce her to investors for a women’s breast cancer movie.
A great list of why most regions fail to clone Silicon Valley. http://bit.ly/gtVIL5
Useful social video tips. http://bit.ly/eKvBma
MoveOn.org just organized Avaaz.org—an international MoveOn-style organization—to support non-violent protesters in Egypt
Checkout “IIFF San Francisco Film Financing Townhall (January 2011): Networking &…” http://t.co/T3KbWi8 via @eventbrite
Tech startup seeking engineers. http://www.qwiki.com/work-here
Innovative online tour of Monet’s paintings by clicking through! http://lnkd.in/9-VXBs
Checkout “Social Media Trends 2011: Presented by Social Media Club SFO” http://t.co/hgmM3WV via @eventbrite
Social Video Apps Coming
BlipSnips for Facebook allows users to create iPhone videos, mark their favorite moments, tag their friends and post the videos to their friends’ Facebook walls. Their friends can to tag and share the video with others. BlipSnips could enable filmmakers to make “video tag” movies and documentaries where participants add episodes or updates, creating a new type of...
Apple iPads: Apple iPad business purchases suggest firms feel better about spending - latimes.com http://lat.ms/ekTO5G
U.S. Diplomacy Embracing Twitter Amid Global Crises http://huff.to/hYX0gK via @huffingtonpost
I’m going to a Meetup with Bay Area HDSLR! http://meetu.ps/9fbQ
A French professor friend wants to partner with a business school to go global. Any ideas or contacts?
IIFF Film Financing workshops on the West Coast. http://bit.ly/bundles/statsuno/7
San Francisco Media Bay
Social media is merging Silicon Valley’s tech development with San Francisco’s creative marketing and content creation into one gigantic Media Bay, which I plan to explore and develop. I welcome ideas, photos, videos and suggestions on how the SF Bay Area can best create new jobs, companies and industries in independent film, TV, radio and journalism using social media tools and...