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Thursday, October 13 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
The Next Wave of Digital Content

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Digital entertainment company Rooster Teeth was making web series - such as the groundbreaking Red vs. Blue - before YouTube even existed. Fourteen years later, Rooster Teeth is venturing into new territory with high value, premium series like Day 5 and Crunch Time, and feature films like Lazer Team. With content that falls somewhere on the spectrum between YouTuber videos, Netflix Originals, and the latest HBO series, Rooster Teeth is staking a claim on a new form of content that is made for and inspired by digital audiences. Hear from a group of executives, producers, and writers from the company on where they think digital is headed and where content creators should take aim.

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Dan Solomon

Moderator; writer at Fast Company
Dan Solomon is a writer with Fast Company and Texas Monthly. He writes about sports, entertainment, and politics. He lives in Austin with his wife and his dog. 

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Burnie Burns

Chief Creative Officer/Co-Founder, Rooster Teeth
Burnie Burns is the co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Rooster Teeth, and creator of the visionary web series Red vs. Blue. Burnie also wrote and starred in the 2015 feature film Lazer Team, heralded as the most successful cinema-on-demand film of all time. Over the last decade... Read More →
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Doreen Copeland

Supervising Producer, Rooster Teeth
Doreen Copeland is an Austin-based producer currently leading the Featured Productions department at Rooster Teeth Productions. During the course of her 20- year career, she has produced everything from live broadcasts & commercials to short films & her first feature-length film... Read More →
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Chris Demarais

Head Writer Live Action
Chris Demarais is one of the lead creatives at Rooster Teeth and is the star and co-creator of the hit shows Social Disorder and A Simple Walk Into Mordor. He's also a writer and director on some of the company's most high profile projects including Day 5, The Gauntlet, Immersion... Read More →
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Andrew Disney

writer/director Crunch Time
Andrew Disney is a Texan, born and bred.  He grew up in Fort Worth, went on to attend New York University, and now resides in Los Angeles. In 2011 he directed his first feature film, SEARCHING FOR SONNY, a fun slacker-noir comedy with Jason Dohring, Minka Kelly, and Masi Oka.  In... Read More →
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Matt Hullum

CEO/Co-Founder Rooster Teeth
Matt is the CEO of Rooster Teeth, a pioneering media and entertainment company that boasts more than 26.5 million subscribers and 5.6 billion video views across its YouTube network. He serves as Executive Producer of all of the company's marquee productions, including RWBY, the first... Read More →

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Thursday October 13, 2016 1:00pm - 2:15pm CDT
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Bethell Hall