ENGAGEIA Leads Social Media & Entertainment Panel at TIFF with Adrian Grenier

Teenage Paparazzo film screening and panel on Social Media and Film Distribution.


September 1, 2011 – Calgary – Engageia, an innovative technology incubation, interactive and intelligence agency, is pleased to participate in the Teenage Paparazzo film screening and panel on Social Media and Entertainment, taking place Thursday September 8th, the opening night of Toronto International Film Festival. The film was produced by Adrian Grenier (star of Entourage) and Evan Ferrante (producer at Reckless Productions) and stars Grenier as he documents the true story of his relationship with a 13 year-old paparazzo, Austin Visschedyk.

Following the screening there will be a Q&A session and panel discussion on how social media and Apps are changing the way we watch and interact with our favorite shows and celebrities. Grenier, one of social media and a technology enthusiast along with Kent Speakman, Engageia President and Managing Partner, Trevor Doerksen, Mobovivo’s founder and CEO, and Evan Ferrante, Reckless Production Producer, will discuss with other panel guests and the audience how technology is empowering independent film producers and fans in the App age.

“I am looking forward to this discussion with thought leaders in production and distribution arenas, who both embrace and foster building communities and engage in audience building strategies utilizing Social Media” said Kent Speakman in Regards to Grenier, Ferrante and Doerksen. “I have long been a strong advocate of independent producers having both the responsibility and gift of leveraging social media to build a following in Pre-Production, Production and then throughout the films lifecycle.”

The Teenage Paparazzo Experience is also providing an occasion for students, the next generation of filmmakers, to participate in a film screening and Q&A on the film, Adrian’s experiences as an actor and producer and future of the industry.

“We are very excited to be back in Toronto and able to share the Teenage Paparazzo Experience with film students and industry leaders” said Adrian Grenier. “We are really looking forward to having a great discussion on where the movie business is going with new technology and social media.”


About ENGAGEIA – Engageia is an interactive, social media and technology agency who believes in thinking differently, challenging the status quo and delivering results through thought leadership and innovation. Kent Speakman is the President and Managing Partner and recently was honored on the iMedia List of the Top Ten Digital Marketers of 2011.

Visit Engageia.com or follow @Engageia @KentSpeakman

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About Kent Speakman

Kent Speakman is a producer & entrepreneur who is experienced on both sides of the camera, for the big screen, small screen and the second screen. Examiner.com has called him one of the most influential entrepreneurs in the entertainment industry and has won the iMedia Entertainment Marketing Award for best digital campaign. He writes for trade publications, speaks at conferences and film festivals as well sharing knowledge through media interviews.
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