What happened at AT&T SHAPE: Technology and Entertainment Expo?

 

Lisa Niver at the Warner bros AT&T SHAPE EXPOWhat was the AT&T SHAPE: Tech and Entertainment Expo 2017?

(see my article about ATT SHAPE 2018) (ATT SHAPE 2019)

With AT&T increasingly focused on creating content, Los Angeles is emerging as one of the most important business hubs for the company. In that spirit, AT&T is hosting its first tech and entertainment expo – AT&T SHAPE – on the Warner Brothers lot!

When was the AT&T SHAPE: Tech and Entertainment Expo?

I went to the Expo on Saturday July 15, 2017. It started on Friday July 14.

 Where was the AT&T SHAPE: Tech and Entertainment Expo?

It was at Warner Brothers Studio and including the studio tour. Sara and I loved sitting on the Friends Couch and holding cups for coffee! We tested out green screen and perspective table. I loved seeing the back lots where they film so many movies and television shows.

What panels did you attend at AT&T SHAPE?

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Moderator:  AT&T Entertainment Group CEO John Stankey

Panelists:

Kate Hudson, Actor

Michael Kives, Agent, Creative Artists Agency

Van Toffler, CEO and Co-Founder Gunpowder and Sky

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What other panels were there?

  • A Conversation with director Kathryn Bigelow at 6 pm on Friday
  • Late Shift: An Interactive Cinematic Experience featuring Chief Technology Officer of CtrlMovie Tobias Weber at 8 pm on Friday
  • Next-Generation Advertising featuring President and CEO of BBDO Worldwide Andrew Robertson at 12 pm on Saturday
  • Untold Stories Panel: Finding the Million Dollar Film featuring actor Jeffrey Wright, Tribeca Film Institute Executive Director Amy Hobby and AT&T’s Chief Brand Officer Fiona Carter at 5 pm on Saturday
  • Future of Storytelling Presents: Perception and Reality In the Digital Age featuring neuroscientist and entrepreneur Dr. Beau Lotto at 6 pm on Saturday

What was the AT&T Entertainment Project?
It was an open challenge for over 1,000 talented storytellers across the U.S. who submitted their short film for the competition. Finalists will be determined before the event and a winner chosen on stage at the event, with their original story potentially airing on AT&T’s AUDIENCE® Network at a later date.

Friends! On the couch at Warner Brothers
During the Warner Brothers Studio Tour, you can sit on the couch from FRIENDS with your friends!

What else was there?

Additional activities included the AT&T Creator Camp for kids 8-14 years old offering tips and tricks for video and film production, the chance to shoot a short film on the Warner Bros. studio lot through the AT&T Create-a-thon and engaging exhibits throughout the expo. A few notable exhibits included:

  • Ericsson will showcase how “5G amps up VR Auto Racing experience,” an auto race like no other with a multi-view perspective from the track & inside the car.
  • Baobob Studios will show INVASION!, a 2017 Daytime Emmy winner for “Outstanding Interactive”. From the director of Madagascar and narrated by Ethan Hawke, comes a colorful VR story about Mac and Cheez, two bumbling aliens with grand ambitions to take over the world.
  • Positron, a virtual reality studio, will present Voyager™ a full-motion platform for premium cinematic VR experiences. The chair provides a highly comfortable, fully integrated personal experience that incorporates robotic rotation and reclining, haptic feedback, spatial audio, scent technology, and specialized seating for motion-synchronized theaters.
  • DJI, as the market leader in easy-to-fly drones and aerial photography systems, will demo their latest professional and consumer technologies.
  • AfterNow is an agile development agency specializing in mixed reality. They will demo a Hololens collaboration tool, including tips on creating user interfaces in AR/VR/MR.
Do you want to have a coffee break at central perk?
Lisa and Sara loved the day at Warner Brothers Studio Tour and AT&T SHAPE EXPO! Will we see you for coffee at Central Perk next year?

Thank you to AT&T, Warner Brothers and everyone who helped make this day of Technology and Entertainment a reality! All of my photos and video were filmed on #LGV20. I was excited to meet the LG Team at the Expo. Lisa Niver

 

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 countries and six continents. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on cruise ships for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. She is the founder of the website WeSaidGoTravel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. With more than 150,000 followers across social media, she has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and listed on IMDb, and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. You can find Lisa Niver talking travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, Satellite Media Tours, The Jet Set TV and Orbitz travel webisodes as well as her YouTube channel, where her WeSaidGoTravel videos have over 1.5 million views. After three months on TikTok, Instagram Reels, Facebook Reels and YouTube Shorts, she had over 500,000 (1/2 million) views. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors and been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She has been a judge for the Gracie Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media, and has run 15 travel competitions on her website, publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards.   Niver has published more than 2000 articles, in more than three dozen magazines and journals including National Geographic, Wired, Teen Vogue, HuffPost Personal, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, AAA Explorer Magazine, American Airways, Delta Sky, enRoute (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, BuzzFeed, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, USA Today, TODAY, Wharton Magazine, and Yahoo. Awards National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards 2021 Winner: Book Critic: Ms. Magazine “Untamed: Brave Means Living From the Inside Out” 2019 Winner: Soft News Feature for Film/TV: KTLA TV “Oscars Countdown to Gold with Lisa Niver” 2019 Finalist for: Soft News, Business/Music/Tech/Art Southern California Journalism Awards 2021 Winner: Technology Reporting 2021 Finalist: Book Criticism 2020 Winner: Print Magazine Feature: Hemispheres Magazine, “Painter by the Numbers, Rembrandt” 2020 Finalist: Online Journalist of the Year, Activism Journalism, Educational Reporting, Broadcast Lifestyle Feature 2019 Finalist: Broadcast Television Lifestyle Segment for “Ogden Ski Getaway” 2018 Finalist: Science/Technology Reporting, Travel Reporting, Personality Profile 2017 Winner: Print Column “A Journey to Freedom over Three Passovers”

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