2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Storming The Gates of the Digital Frontier

Monday, March 16
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 18ABCD
Austin Convention Center


The digital frontier is here. Traditional media has changed, cord cutters have converted en masse and some of the best content out there is currently being produced exclusively for an online audience. But what are the advantages and disadvantages of the medium? How can creators, distributors and enthusiasts fully maximize the potential of online video? And what is the cultural shift that comes when a curatorial hand ("the gatekeeper") is removed from the equation?

Join Drunk History Creator Derek Waters whose comedy series transitioned from the internet to Comedy Central; YouTube Personality Lauren Francesca, who has eliminated the middle man altogether; and Maker Studio's Anthony Deptula who is building a bridge between digital creators and a premiere content network.


Anthony Deptula

Dir of Programming

Maker Studios

Anthony Deptula produced, co-wrote, and starred in One Too Many Mornings, which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in the inaugural Next Section. It was the first of two films to be relea...

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Derek Waters


Lauren Francesca

Lauren Francesca

Lauren Francesca

Todd Luoto


Fox Digital Studio


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