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March 25, 2024

Cutting-Edge Technology Mixes with the Entertainment Industry

One of the panels, titled “The Convergence of Tech and Storytelling,” was moderated by Justin Trevor Winters, an assistant professor for the School of Film and Television (SFTV). Winters — recently featured as a member of the University's “LMU Ignite” program — has been at the forefront of implementing artificial intelligence in the classroom. Starting in the fall 2024 semester, Winters will instruct an SFTV course titled “Producing and Screenwriting with AI” — the first of its kind in the department.

March 19, 2024

LMU’s Third Innovation Symposium Will Explore How Technology Can Empower the Entertainment Industry

LMU School of Film and Television professor Justin Trevor Winters panel, The Convergence of Tech and Storytelling, will explore how businesses and creators can leverage cutting-edge technology successfully throughout the storytelling process. The futurist and CEO of the Web3 agency, Verified Labs, cements the importance of focusing on these issues. “Technology has the power to change the way we develop, produce, distribute, and monetize stories,” he says. “It levels the playing field and democratizes access, allowing more voices and perspectives to be heard in ways never before possible.”

March 07, 2024

Tech & Kids – What is Immersive Learning in the Metaverse?

“As the metaverse continues to evolve,” says Justin Trevor Winters, “children can look forward to a number of groundbreaking experiences.” These virtual experiences can blend education, entertainment and social interactions through virtual field trips to distant planets, time travel adventures, interactive wildlife safaris, underwater explorations and more, says Winters. “The future of the metaverse holds the potential to revolutionise how we learn, making the digital world an even more integral part of a child’s development and exploration.”

March 07, 2024

Tech & Kids – Virtual Events and Entertainment in the Metaverse

Gen Z and Gen Alpha like to immerse themselves in digital worlds like Roblox, Fortnite and Minecraft. They tend to prefer these environments to traditional film and television, says lecturer Justin Trevor Winters. Many children and young people also dedicate hours to these spaces every day. “This trend underscores the metaverse’s role as a vibrant digital playground, offering a wide array of entertainment beyond gaming that nurtures creativity, learning and social connections.”

February 21, 2024

Jon Heder Talks Tigons and 90’s Nostalgia

Jon Heder, best known for his role as the title character of the 2004 comedy film Napoleon Dynamite will be joining us for a LiveStream on February 21, 2024 at 1pm EST along with Justin Trevor Winters, Kyler Frisbee, and Rob Feldman to talk about their new project with 90's icon brand, POG!

February 14, 2024

The Squad Podcast with Jordan Bayne

Not sure there's a more epic Valentine's Day line up than this... Tap into the show to get all the hot male alpha with Jon Heder, Justin Trevor Winters, Rob Feldman, and Kyler Frisbee as they discuss their upcoming POG TIGON Nostalgic Collaboration and Digital Art Collection... Comic Book... and Animated Series.

February 07, 2024

For Content Creators Who Use AI, Experts Say Disclosure Is Key

As with most conferences, SEG3 Los Angeles was buzzing with talk of artificial intelligence and its impact on media makers. If you can't beat AI, join it—but be transparent about the alliance. That's the takeaway from both on-stage and hallway conversations about the emerging technology at SEG3 Los Angeles.

January 16, 2024

Jon Heder Talks Tigons – The POGCAST

Jon Heder Talks Tigons | The POGCAST - Join us for a dynamite chat with the iconic Jon Heder as we discuss his legendary Order of the Tigons and their upcoming collection of POGS!

January 01, 2024 Launches FYI, The World’s First AI-Powered Messenger For Creative Collaboration has a vision for the future of creative collaboration. As a rapper, producer, tech mogul, and philanthropist, working with other creators has always been his source of inspiration — now he’s delivering a tool to help fuel the next wave of creative innovation.

November 04, 2023

CYKO KO Premieres at ThetaCon23

A Saturday morning-style kids cartoon with a new vibe, the series is about a rebellious stunt motorcyclist, Cyko KO, who is sent to SuperEarth to protect the colonies against giant monsters and crazy characters. Along with the sassy and super smart Peachy Keen and their cutest-pet-ever Meemop, Cyko does his best to defend SuperEarth, but only wants to play pinball and eat cereal. Starring the incredible talents of the cast of Napoleon Dynamite.