Has meeting someone online dramatically affected your life? We want to hear your story for a new HBO documentary!
What do we mean by "meeting online"? It could be anything from Internet dating to making a significant personal or professional connection. In short, we want good stories that revolve around connections made on the Internet. If you've met someone online and the relationship deeply affected you (positively or negatively), then we want to hear from you! You might get the chance not only to tell it, but to have it featured on a new HBO show respectfully sharing some of these tales.
The show will be directed by Emmy Award winning, Oscar-nominated director Robert Kenner(Food, Inc.) and produced by Marc Weiss, creator of the critically-acclaimed public TV series P.O.V. To hear more from them about this project, and watch a sample from the show, go here
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Marc spent a lot of time in old media -- a lot of time -- before new media came along to make life interesting again. Beginning in 1969 -- and well into the 90's -- Marc was involved in the production, distribution, programming and promotion of independent documentaries. He created P.O.V., the award-winning public TV series, in 1987 and was its executive producer through 1995, when he founded P.O.V. Interactive, one of the first sites to experiment with what's now called Web 2.0 -- encouraging user-generated content.
A site Marc produced in 1996, Re: Vietnam: Stories Since the War received wide media coverage and was nominated for several international awards. Twelve years later, the site still comes up high on the list of Google search results for "Vietnam stories." Inspired by the success of that site as a meeting ground for people with widely divergent perspectives on the legacy of the war, Marc founded Web Lab in 1997.
In addition to his responsibilities at Web Lab, and involvement in several independent documentaries now in production, Marc was a development consultant to David E. Kelley Productions, originators of popular TV series such as Boston Legal, Allie McBeal, and The Practice.
Robert Kenner's most recent film, Food, Inc. has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary. It is one of the most celebrated documentaries of 2009, and certainly one of the most widely-seen, as it played in hundreds of theaters during the summer of 2009. In Food, Inc., Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that's been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA.
Kenner has a long history as director of award-winning films. Two Days in October, a PBS American Experience special, received the 2006 Peabody Award, an Emmy, and the Grierson Award. His other works include The Road to Memphis, co-made with Richard Pearce as part of Martin Scorcese's TV series, "The Blues;" Influenza 1918, John Brown's Holy War, and War Letters for American Experience, as well as numerous specials for National Geographic.
His film, Don't Say Goodbye, was screened at the White House and received an Emmy, the Cable Ace, the Genesis, and the International Documentary Award.
Global Kids’ mission is to educate and inspire urban youth to become successful students, global citizens and community leaders by engaging them in academically rigorous, socially dynamic, content-rich learning experiences.
Global Kids, Inc. is a nationally recognized leader in using digital media to promote global awareness and youth civic engagement. Global Kids’ Online Leadership Program (OLP) integrates a youth development approach and international and public policy issues into youth media programs that build digital literacy, foster substantive online dialogues, develop resources for educators, and promote civic participation.
Owner of www.Find-a-Sweetheart.com
Kathryn Lord brings a unique blend of personal and professional experience to "Meeting Online." Kathryn has had a long career as a psychotherapist, owning her own private practices in Maine, Florida, and Mississippi. She met her now-husband Drew on Match.com in 1998, when Internet dating was in its infancy. Combining her professional skills of working with individuals and couples with her own experience of finding love through Internet dating, in 2002 Kathryn became a Romance Coach and founded her web site and business www.Find-a-Sweetheart.com.
Since then, Kathryn has helped thousands of people in their own quest for love. She publishes a twice monthly newsletter *eMAIL to eMATE*, has written several books (including Find a Sweetheart Soon! Your Love Trip Planner for Women and Looking for Action? The Find a Sweetheart Party Planner ) and hundreds of articles, all available on the Web. Yahoo! Personals has published her articles and featured them on the Yahoo! home page. Kathryn is currently writing a comprehensive Internet dating book "A Sweetheart for Keeps! The absolutely, positively last dating book you’ll ever buy." Her most recent project to help singles is Your Sweetheart School, free online classes teaching Internet dating skills.
Kathryn and her husband Drew live in Florida and Maine. They work together in Amberstar Glass with studios in both their Maine and Florida homes.
We'd love to get your story in writing or on video if you have the time, but if you don't we have an offer you can't refuse: For a limited time, you can TELL us your story. Just click on the link below. You'll get a call right away and will have up to 2 1/2 minutes to record your story. We won't use the audio file without your permission. But if we want to add your story to this site, we'll transcribe and edit it.
Thanks, and have fun!