San Francisco, July - Pilots

This month's topic is PILOTS. Please send us the first episode of your online show, whether it's been picked up or not, and our panel of judges and live audience will vote on whether they'd like to keep watching. We welcome all genres of shows.

The deadline is July 24. The live event is the evening of July 31 in San Francisco.

What are Pier Screenings?

The Pier Screenings, a series of four summer events, bring together content creators and online video aficionados in a casual setting. These events are live tests of how well online video survives the move from the PC to the gigantic screen, accompanied by entertaining commentary from our judges and informative talks by relevant, successful online video entrepreneurs. Past themes included episodic content, parody, product placement and user-generated advertising, and citizen news.

Meet the Judges

Martin Sargent

Martin Sargent - Host, Revision3's Internet Superstar

Martin Sargent started working in television in 1998, when he joined ZDTV. Since then hes created, hosted and produced shows for such networks as TechTV, G4TV, Comedy Central, and USA Network. Now with Revision3, he hosts Internet Superstar and Web Drifter, and develops new programming for the network.

George Strompolos

George Strompolos - Content Partnerships Manager, YouTube

George Strompolos is a Content Partnerships Manager at YouTube. He is responsible for establishing partnerships across numerous content verticals, focusing on the entertainment, sports, and web original sectors. George transferred to the YouTube team shortly after the company was acquired by Google and has been instrumental in negotiating many of YouTube's key partnerships, including My Damn Channel, 60 Frames, Seth MacFarlane, Michael Eisner's Vuguru, Disney-ABC TV's Stage 9, Mondo Media, lonelygirl15, and College Humor, among many others. In 2007, George developed the YouTube Partner Program (YPP), which helped democratize YouTube's business by enabling any YouTube user to apply for a revenue-sharing partnership.

Marie Drennan

Marie Drennan - Assistant Professor, San Franscisco State University

Marie Drennan teaches interactive media and scriptwriting in the Broadcast & Electronic Communication Arts (BECA) Department at SFSU. The burning academic question underlying all of her courses is: Is the new media democracy a revolution in art by the people, or will it just be Culture Industry 2.0? She also blogs about (mostly) failing at Buddhism and plays drums in an all-girl Kinks cover band, The Minks.

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