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IndieCade Festival 2017 is accepting submissions for festival and showcases for East and Europe
IndieCade is a great platform for independent game makers from across the world that has a competition to showcase indie games and interactive media with innovative games unlike anything you might see anywhere else.
Who: Independent Game Developers, Designers, and Artists
What: Games and Interactive creative. Finished games as well as work- in-progress projects can be entered.
When: Regular Submissions are due by April 30, 2017
Late Submissions are due by June 15, 2017
Details: For complete details, submission criteria and how to submit your game, visit www.IndieCade.com/Submissions.
Applauded as the “Sundance of the videogame industry,” IndieCade supports independent game development globally through a series of international events highlighting the rich, diverse, artistic and culturally significant contributions of indie game developers. IndieCade’s programs are designed to bring visibility to and facilitate the production of new works within the emerging independent game community. Annual events include IndieCade East, IndieCade Europe, IndieCade’s Showcase @ E3, and IndieCade Festival, the largest gathering of independent game creators in the nation.
Content creators head to the Hollywood Comedy Shorts Fireside Chat and Cocktail reception to learn about monetizing comedy shorts for digital platforms from the creators and business side.
Kevin Bigley, Co-Founder BigCob Productions, Sirens (USA Network), Now We’re Talking (Verizon Go90)
Kesila Childers, Vice President, Digital Media-Bunim/Murray Productions
Galen D’attilio, Business Development, Daily Motion USA
Zoe Friedman, SVP Development, Blue Ribbon Content (Warner Bros.)
Brittany Turner, VP of Digital Video, Adaptive Studios.
Amber J Lawson, Top 50 Women in Digital Producing philanthropist, super connector, content programing and development executive, board advisor committed to doing good at scale, Good Amplified.
Date/Time: Saturday, April 16, 2016 4pm-7pm
Location: Ignited Spaces, 7080 Hollywood Blvd, #1100, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Hollywood Comedy Shorts will highlight short comedy, web series, TV episodic, Comedy Screenplays, and Dark Comedy shorts with the goal of screening the best comedic content from around the world for a Hollywood industry audience! The festival will take place at the world famous TCL Chinese Theatres in Hollywood, two days of screenings, filmmaker Q and A’s, panel, parties, and the awards party!
The business of hot sauce is heating up with Tabasco working on a challenge to the world wide king the original Sriracha Sauce created in SoCal. Sriracha hot sauce made by Huy Fong Foods has about 60 million dollars in sales (estimated) and for that amount of money it’s no surprise that big food business is looking to usurp the king. The first major player to put their on spin on the hot sauced loved by foodies is the original king of hot Tabasco. They are currently working on perfecting their recipe to have it join them on the shelves at a store near you in 2015. Rumor has it they are tinkering with the flavor to stay true to their own vingerary tang but that will harmonize with the Thailand inspired hot sauce style. It should be difficult to get the recipe to fit with their taste guide but once completed it might spell serious issues for this upstart. It’s difficult to compete with a company tha
t has the shelf space that Tabasco has not only in the US but worldwide. Currently the Sriracha hot sauce unique taste has gotten them free advertising with Lay & Kettle (and others) potato chips, go to condiment for restaurants and in various cook book recipes. Once Tabasco releases their sauce will people reach for a familiar brand or the originator?
I think it’s a matter of taste and some people have never loved vinegar with their hot sauce and others do. The distinct logo, color, bottle and cost will have me reaching for Sriracha. What will you reach for in the Thai Hot Sauce Wars?
TABASCO® Premium Sriracha Sauce is a masterful blend of spicy, sweet and savory flavors, that is authentic to South East Asian cuisine. It is the perfect addition to stir fry, noodles and soups, or to any recipe that calls for the delicious combination of sweet chili and garlic. Gluten, preservative, and fat free, TABASCO® Premium Sriracha Sauce is made of only the highest quality ingredients to create an authentic Thai chili sauce from the Brand who created pepper sauce in 1868. 15 oz. plastic bottle.
I always believe tying your marketing into holidays and current events but somethings just don’t make any sense. Using MLK Day for your advertising is pretty common but using the iconic speech ‘I have a Dream’ to sell bundled discount oil changes isn’t a logical step. I would instead have recommended using ‘We celebrate Martin Luther King and all he stood for on Monday, January 20, 2014. We want to honor Martin Luther King with a special donation for every bundle purchased on MLK Day. The car maintenance bundle is $29 for 3 Oil Changes and 2 Tire Rotations at select facilities.’ It would be a great way to generate goodwill and increase sales as opposed to their current email blast (see below) that co opts MLK for their business gain.
I got to go into the CoolHaus Store in Culver City and speak with the staff about working in the most WONDERFUL ice cream shop in the World!!! Not shockingly it’s a great place to work, nice staff, great management and of course a super cute well designed little shop on the main strip of Culver City. I am even more in love with CoolHaus after seeing the new product addition to the lineup. I had a hot cocoa that was out of this world (salted caramel) that was so tasty on a chilly fall day that was handmade right in front of us and that from the first sip made my knees weak! So check out the video and if your looking for a delicious treat to take to a holiday party, service with your Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza or other celebration make your way to CoolHaus in Culver City, CA. If you bring one of those great cakes you will be the most popular guest EVER!!!!
I personally adore Natasha and Freya for creating some of the most yummy flavor combinations of ice and cookies that one day (fingers crossed) when I get married I will be having a CoolHaus Ice Cream Wedding Cake!!!! Hopefully they’ll be kind enough to create our own unique flavor for for a wedding or engagement party. I just need to find a man and make him my (non-existent) husband!!! tee hee
Natasha and Freya started baking cookies and making ice cream in Freya’s mom’s kitchen in the Fall of 2008. They named the flavor combinations after architects and architectural movements they were inspired by and started experimenting with recipes and testing them on friends. It seemed like a fun art project with “farchitecture” in mind ie food + architecture.
One day it occurred to Freya and Natasha that an ice cream truck would be a perfect way to disseminate their ice cream sandwiches (and architecture dialogue) around the city of LA. The truck would be a nod to the past tradition of the Good Humor man selling ice cream novelties around neighborhoods, but with a modern twist – not to mention the long-withstanding popularity of taco trucks around LA and the rapidly growing infatuation with “gourmet” food trucks. The timing seemed perfect, now all Freya and Natasha needed was a truck!
They found a postal truck on Craigslist and were able to afford it with money they had saved from their other jobs. They prepared the truck and their product for their launch at Coachella Valley Music Festival in April of 2009 where the product was very well received – and when they came back to LA, they had generated a strong buzz and following.
Today, they have a fleet of 4 trucks in LA, 2 trucks and 1 cart in NY, 2 trucks in Austin, 2 trucks in Miami, a newly launched storefront in Culver City, CA and even have their ice cream sandwiches at Southern California Whole Foods Markets. They hope to continue to expand to other cities nationally, and maybe even globally (doesn’t hurt to dream, right?)!
Did you see the article in the LA Times last week regarding that a couple of high end denim brands are jumping into the comfy sweatpant bandwagon?
I’m very curious about trying them on but doubt they will be making them in my size! I think of them as being a good idea if made correctly. I’ve seen the jean sweatpants sold online and at Walmart in person. The quality isn’t up to my standards of jeans since I do love a good dark rinse, good quality cotton and nice finishes with a good fit on the touch!
I found a couple of them online for you to check out
I’m not a Avenue shopper since I don’t like the quality of their fabrics and the designs aren’t my style.
Pull-On Straight Leg Denim Jean I just saw them online and they aren’t my style but I’m sure their target audience liked them. I prefer my jeans to be very fitted and have a bit of flair at the bottom. I feel that’s very slimming since I have long legs and a full bootie (tee hee).
Lane Bryant has a good selection of Leggings and Jeggings. I think that they have a good selection and I do like some of their denim products. I remember when they had the 7 Line and I used to LIVE in those jeans. I got compliments on them all the time and was very disappointed when they got rid of the line.