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PGA East: BIG IDEAS x entrepreneurship
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When: Thursday, May 29
7:00 PM
Where: Sony Wonder Technology Lab
550 Madison Ave
New York, New York  10022
United States

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The PGA East Seminars Committee invites you and a guest to...

If you merged TED Talks, Radio Lab, and PechaKucha, you might get...

BIG IDEAS x entrepreneurship

Thursday, May 29
6:30pm - Doors open
7:00pm - Presentations begin
Sony Wonder Technology Lab
550 Madison Ave. (enter at 56th St.)

BIG IDEAS is a new presentation format that enables a group of presenters and the audience to explore a topic from a variety of perspectives in a short amount of time. Think of it as the best of Radio Lab meets PechaKucha meets TED Talks. Radio Lab explores a theme from several angles, often clever and surprising ones. PechaKucha requires speakers to use no more than 20 slides shown for no more than 20 seconds each for a total presentation length of 6:40. And TED brings together brilliant people with fresh ideas who want to change the world in the best possible ways.

Using a series of brief, smartly designed PowerPoint-style presentations, we will aim to offer unique perspectives and fresh information useful to producers

Join our intriguing guests as they each speak for 7 minutes on the topic of: entrepreneurship for producers. Think of it as speed dating with ideas that just may shift your mindset. While TED Talks are about changing the world, BIG IDEAS is about changing you and your opportunities!

Presenters will include
Boonsri Dickinson: 
Boonsri uses new and experimental digital technologies as a medium for filmmaking. As a journalist, she has written and produced features on issues such as genetics, medicine, astronomy, consumer technology, startups, privacy, and the BYOD trend. She has written for Discover Magazine, Thomson Reuters Venture Capital Journal, Wired, Forbes, Business Insider, and more. Boonsri has interviewed some of the world’s top scientists and entrepreneurs and has a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering.

Sam Hoffman:
Creator & Director of the Old Jews Telling Jokes web series, which led to book publication and an Off-Broadway show. Sam's production credits include the films Begin Again, Moonrise Kingdom, and Darjeeling Limited.

Randi Horwitz:
Founder of NYC social events & entertainment guide website (soon going national).

Jeff Kreisler: 
Executive Producer of & The Final Edition Radio Hour, bestselling author, senior writer for The War Room with Jennifer Granholm, syndicated radio host, and regular on MSNBC, CNN and Sirius/XM.

Bronson Lingamfelter:
Incubator + Venture Capitalist with Interplay Ventures, former board member of comiXology which powered apps for DC Comics and Marvel.

Fernando Ramirez: 
Entertainment attorney who has served as legal counsel on over 70 films, including documentaries aired on HBO, American Masters, BBC, and Sundance. His office represents a range of industry professionals including film producers, writers and directors, and his clients have garnered Emmy®, Oscar®, Peabody, MacArthur, Sundance, and Grammy® nominations and/or awards.

Mary Rasenberger:
Partner at Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard, where she counsels media, internet and other technology companies in all areas of copyright, with a particular emphasis on the intersection of copyright and technology. Formerly served in the Copyright Office and the Office of Strategic Initiatives of the Library of Congress, including as senior policy adviser overseeing digital policy initiatives and recommendations to Congress, and as program director for the National Digital Preservation Program. 

Fred Silverman:
Founder & CEO, Fred has over 25 years of experience in TV news at CBS and Public Broadcasting, in addition to being an award-winning filmmaker and documentarian. He served a tenure as NYU’s Director of Educational Technology, and started NewsLook to address the limitations of digital news and online video, building a central hub to access diverse, premium content.

Jason Wiley:
Partner / Creative Engineer, Bridge Agency; former Vice President of Marketing, Bad Boy Entertainment (Ciroc, Sean John, Nike, Beats by Dre).

Hosted by Jeff Ginsberg: Emmy-winning producer and co-founder of Punchy Games, creator of Bullarkey and Alien Frackass!

• The Sony Wonder Technology Lab interactive floor will be open for exploration before and after the event.
• PGA members are encouraged to bring qualified, potential members as their guests.