June is rapidly approaching and we’re heading into a busy month here at BEN! But don’t worry, we’ve covered everything below for you so that you don’t miss a beat.
The following weekend, we’ll be back at the 10th Annual Produced By Conference in Los Angeles as proud Platinum Sponsors. On June 9th and 10th, BEN will have a designated lounge space just off the main lobby at Paramount Studios.
The Produced By Conference, a signature event of the PGA, showcases influential decision-makers in the entertainment industry who represent the best of the vibrant and diverse Hollywood creative community working in film, television, and digital. Attendees have the opportunity to network with Oscar-winning filmmakers, Emmy-winning showrunners, and the next generation of creative entrepreneurs during a full weekend of panel discussions, group mentoring sessions, and networking opportunities.
We invite those attending to come to the BEN area and enjoy a refreshing Jose Cuervo and/or Freixenet beverage with us!
June 14th is the busiest day of them all! For starters, our CEO, Ricky Ray Butler will be speaking on a panel at Social Media Week LA with Chris Mancil and Markus Frieske from Electronic Arts (EA). The panel, How Gaming Brands Can Empower Creators, will take place at 2pm on The Broad Stage in Santa Monica, CA.
The theme of the event this year is “Closer” and will explore the intensifying conflict between individualism and community and will tackle three big sub-themes including The YouUniverse, The Social Divide and AI vs Humanity.
We’ll wrap up the June events with four days at VidCon in Anaheim, CA. VidCon is an event made for both the creators and viewers of the online video industry. In 2017, the event saw over 30,000 fans, creators, and industry leaders. This year is expected to be even bigger and better!
BEN will have a space at the Hyatt Creator’s Lounge. The space will feature an open-air photobooth with a custom backwall, as well as a place to charge your phones and relax. Our lush tropic greens and subtle pops of peachy oranges will send you on a vacation without actually leaving the building. We’ll be waiting for you and your selfie!