[Rumori] Fw: Billboard Digital Entertainment Conference & Awards - Nov. 4 and 5

David Goldschmidt david at personify.tv
Tue Jun 22 12:49:52 PDT 2004

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Subject: Billboard Digital Entertainment Conference & Awards - Nov. 4 and 5

> Dear Readers,
> We are pleased to announce the launch of the first annual Billboard
> Digital Entertainment Conference & Awards, a partnership between Billboard
> and Digital Media Wire. Below is the press release announcing the project,
> including judges, dates and categories. For entry kit, rules and other
> details, please visit: http://www.digitalentertainmentawards.com.
> We are proud to be a part of this milestone event in the industry and wish
> all of our readers well in the competition.
> Sincerely,
> Digital Media Wire
> _____________________________________
> Elite Group of Industry Leaders To Serve as Judges for Awards Ceremony
> New York, NY (June 22, 2004) - Billboard, the international authority on
> music, video and digital entertainment, today announced the launch of the
> first annual Billboard Digital Entertainment Conference & Awards.
> Billboard has created this event in partnership with Digital Media Wire,
> the digital industry's leading news organization and events company. The
> Awards show will take place on November 5, 2004 at the Regent Beverly
> Wilshire, as part of the Billboard Digital Entertainment Conference, being
> held November 4-5 in Los Angeles.
> The Awards will include 30 market-leading categories honoring innovation,
> entrepreneurship and brand development in digital entertainment.  Judges
> are comprised of an elite group of industry executives and leaders hand
> picked from the digital entertainment industry, representing the creative
> community, major entertainment companies, academic institutions and the
> media. The panel of judges choosing finalists and winners are as follows:
> - Keith Boesky (ICM)
> - Vince Broady (CNET and Gamespot)
> - Ted Cohen (EMI Music)
> - Marc Geiger (William Morris Agency)
> - David Goldberg (Yahoo!)
> - Jim Griffin (Cherry Lane Digital)
> - John Kilcullen (Billboard Information Group)
> - Don Levy (Sony Pictures Digital)
> - Al Lieberman (NYU Stern School of Business)
> - Rick Mandler (Walt Disney Internet Group and ABC Enhanced Television)
> - Ben Mendelson (Interactive Television Alliance)
> - Mika Salmi (AtomShockwave)
> - Ned Sherman (Digital Media Wire)
> - Howie Singer (Warner Music Group)
> - John Welch (Playfirst)
> - Neil Young (Electronic Arts)
> "Billboard is proud to be leading the charge to recognize the cutting-edge
> developments and forward thinkers shaping the future of digital
> entertainment," said Billboard President & Publisher John Kilcullen.  "The
> individuals who we have chosen as judges for these awards are visionary
> executives and creative minds who are driving the transformation of the
> digital entertainment industry."
> Judges will evaluate submissions in 30 unique categories honoring
> achievements involving digital gaming, music and film, television and
> video. Categories are as follows:
> - Visionary of the Year
> - Innovator of the Year
> - Brand of the Year
> - Game Innovation of the Year
> - PC or Console Game of the Year
> - Handheld Game of the Year
> - Web/Downloadable Game of the Year
> - Multiplayer Game of the Year
> - Advergame of the Year
> - Game Developer of the Year
> - New Developer's Award
> - Best Character in a Game
> - Best Use of Sound in a Game
> - Digital Music Innovation of the Year
> - Best Use of Technology by a Music Label
> - Best Use of Technology by an Artist
> - Best Use of Technology for a Music Marketing Campaign
> - Best Radio Service
> - Best Downloadable Music Service
> - Best Digital Music Community
> - Music DVD of the Year
> - DVD of the Year
> - Television Technology of the Year
> - Best Interactive Television Programming
> - Best HDTV Programming
> - Best Use of Technology for Sports Programming
> - Best Use of Technology for Educational Programming
> - Best Use of Technology in a Feature Film
> - Most Innovative Use of Technology for Advertising
> - Best Video On-demand Service
> "It is important to honor the companies whose hard work and achievements
> have made an impact in technology as well as the entertainment industry,"
> says Ned Sherman, President of Digital Media Wire.  "These companies
> deserve the recognition as market leaders, which is what the Billboard
> Digital Entertainment Awards will be honoring.  We recognize this as a
> milestone event in the industry and wish them well in the competition."
> The deadline for entries for the 2004 Awards is September 15.  Submissions
> will be accepted online and will be judged on creative and business
> criteria.  For more information, or to submit a company for the Digital
> Entertainment Awards, please visit www.digitalentertainmentawards.com.
> Finalists will be recognized in a fall issue of Billboard magazine and the
> winners will be announced at a gala ceremony in Los Angeles on the evening
> of November 5.  Conference panel topics, speakers and moderators will be
> posted to the website as confirmed.
> About Billboard:
> Now in its 110th year, Billboard is the world's premier music industry
> publication and a diverse brand licensing platform.  Billboard publishes
> the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest
> music, video and digital entertainment issues and trends.  Billboard is
> the flagship property for the Billboard Information Group, which also
> consists of Billboard.com, Billboard.biz, Billboard Chart Alert, Billboard
> Information Network (BIN), Billboard Directories, Billboard Licensing &
> Events and Airplay Monitor.  The Group is a unit of VNU Business Media, a
> worldwide media company that provides specialized publications,
> electronically delivered data, expositions and marketing services and is
> owned by VNU Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Netherlands-based VNU, an
> international publishing and information company.
> About Digital Media Wire, Inc.:
> Digital Media Wire is a news organization, publisher and events company
> serving the digital media industry since May 2000.  We publish a
> well-respected free daily email newsletter, industry reports &
> directories, and the only in-depth law and policy monthly focusing on
> developments impacting digital media. Our executive forum in Los Angeles
> and New York City feature the leading minds in digital media, are
> recognized by the press and provide valuable networking opportunities. We
> encourage you to sample our products and services, and welcome inquiries
> about how we can put our knowledge & relationships to work for you.
> Contact:
> Tinzar Than
> Digital Media Wire
> (323) 822-0936
> tinzar at digitalmediawire.com
> Mary Ann Kim
> Billboard Information Group
> (646) 654-4644
> mkim at billboard.com
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