News Release from Christian Women in Media Association – For Immediate Release
DALLAS, TX (ANS – March 30, 2016) — Top media professionals from around the globe will share their industry knowledge and current trends during the Global Media Summit (GMS) slated for April 28-30, 2016, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Near the Galleria, 4099 Valley View Lane in Dallas, Texas.
The Global Media Summit is the result of Christian media organizations combining their efforts to create a forum to discuss media topics from a global perspective. The theme of the summit is Commissioned for Media.
“Participants can drill down in four different tracks of Digital Media, Film, Writing, and Broadcast or sample seminars across the board,” said Suellen Roberts, President of Christian Women in Media Association (https://cwima.org), which is coordinating GMS. “Well-established, successful media leaders have coordinated each track.”
Bob Higley, CEO of Parables TV and Upliftv, coordinated the Broadcast seminar track. “Whether you are in front of a camera or a microphone or behind the scenes, this track will both inspire and challenge you to excellence in broadcasting,” said Bob Higley. “Professionals from television, both broadcast and on-line, will help you navigate and improve your on-air presence.” Panel experts will also share up-to-date techniques, tools of technology, and provide tips on how to both serve and grow an audience.
The Broadcast track topics include:
-Television, is it fading or here to stay?
-What’s Trending in TV Programming?
-Taking the leap to National TV
-Where should your budget go: Distribution or Content?
Writer’s track head moderator Lisa Burkhardt-Worley coordinated the seminars for writers. Attendees who follow this track can learn how to write, publish, and market a book. “Experts on this track will not only share how to hone and develop writing skills, but also deliver insight into how to get your book noticed and publicized,” said Lisa Burkhardt-Worley, the author of several books including the four-time award winning If I Only Had…Wrapping Yourself in God’s Truth During Storms of Insecurity. “While a lot of people are self-publishing these days, our panelists will also explain how to write and market a book so that traditional publishers will take notice.”
The Writer’s track topics include:
-What’s Hot and What’s Not
-A Speaker’s Dilemma: Publish or Perish?
-The Cover Story: How a Cover and Title Steer Your Book’s Success
-The Land of Brand: Discover the Most Effective Ways to Market Your Book, Ministry or Business.
PGA member & independent filmmaker Rick Garside has been creating award-winning films for many years, and has spent a lot of his career in the faith-based arena. He is heading up the film track and those seminars will focus on the essentials of writing, producing and distributing projects.
The film track seminars include:
-The Myth of the Distribution Knight in Shining Armor-Taking control of your film’s future
-I’ve Ready to Make My Movie, Now What? How to avoid potential disaster
-How Digital FX Has Transformed the Way Films Are Made-Plan, budget, and preproduction
-How World View Affects Your Writing, Your Films, Your Life
FrontGate Media Chief Engagement Officer Scott A. Shuford, is leading the digital media track. FrontGate Media is the largest Internet & event media network and marketing service reaching the faith and family audience. Scott firms has been recognized in the Internet Advertising Competition and the WebAwards. Track participants will learn tips and trends from top digital specialists in Social Marketing, Blog Marketing, Content Strategy, and Direct Response.
The digital track seminars include:
-Public Relations: It’s Who You Want in Your Corner
-Social Marketing: Harness the Hype – The Things That Work
-Advertising: Paid Placements Give You Control
-LIVE THROWDOWN: Media & Marketing Go the Mat – Real Talk about Real Projects in the Real World.
Professionals who work in media for their career or ministry are welcome to attend the Global Media Summit; this includes print, broadcast, film, social media, performing artists, and authors.
Registrants will save $50 by registering before April 1, 2016.
The First 100 People to Register by April 1 Will Receive a Complimentary 60-page CMA MEDIA DIRECTORY a Priceless Value for Networking!
Those who stay at the conference hotel, The Double Tree Hotel by Hilton near the Galleria, will receive a full breakfast buffet every morning with their room reservation.
For registration details on the Global Media Summit visit www.gmssummit.com.
About Global Media Summit:
The Global Media Summit 2016 (GMS) provides a platform for media professionals to be empowered to move forward in the secular and Christian media arenas. Christian Women in Media Association President Suellen Roberts, Christian Media Association Co-director Tim Shields, and Christians in Communications President David Adcock plan to provide a premiere experience for all attendees. Two and a half days are set aside for spiritual renewal, professional equipping and connecting with leaders in the industry.
GMS provides the opportunity for men and women to be inspired by talented musical artists and keynote speakers who are globally recognized for biblically based teaching. The outstanding seminar faculty will equip each attendee to go to the next level. The Global Media Summit 2016 will present on the main stage an international program, which will garner talent from around the world and present to the attendees a vision of what God is doing globally in media. The media seminars will provide equipping from successful leaders in the industry here in America. Through this summit life-long relationships will be formed to unify Christians who are empowered to be a positive influence in our culture through media domestically and internationally.
Photo captions: 1) Suellen Roberts. (Photo credit: Sylvia Dunnavant). 2) Bob Higley. 3) Lisa Burkhardt-Worley. 4) Rick Garside. 5) Scott A. Shuford.
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