WOW, when people ask how long I've been in the Internet and new media business, I often hear my colleagues say "Joyce Schwarz was in new media before it was new media".
Why because I truly saw it all coming in the future! It was the perfect fit for my varied background in journalism (on the staff of New York magazines), in advertising with major agencies like Foote Cone & Belding as an executive, specializing in new product/company launches and first of its kind products! Plus a masters degree in film from USC's School of Cinema & Entertainment & hands on production experience in the areas of TV, Film & CD ROM promo.
A few people look at me skeptical and ask -- was I really there and I often feel like I need to PROVE I WAS around in 90 and by 92 was not onlly writing about the new tech but producing and hosting a cable TV SHOW called "TURNED ON HOLLYWOOD" about Hollywood meets Silicon Valley in Los Angeles.
Sorting through some old files, I found a newsletter I had started back in 1992 called LA INSIDE/OUT and I saw that it talks about the first TV SHOW of TURNED ON HOLLYWOOD and gives some fascinating stats. The newsletter and show both had their debut in June, 1992 just after I conducted the very first workshops on new media for the DGA (Directors Guild of America WEST) and then was flown to NYC to do another private workshop for the DIRECTORS GUILD OF AMERICA EAST.
Enjoy these JPEGS and if you want more info on what was happening in 1992 -- email Joyceschwarz (at) gmail.com and check out my firm JCOM and see what we're doing in 2009! www.joycecom.com 200 articles & 6 books later!
THIS IS THE FRONT PAGE of Joyce Schwarz newsletter (first issue) in June, 1992 on new media & technology for HOLLYWOOD and her upcoming cable show TURNED ON HOLLYWOOD...click on JPEG to read or email joyceschwarz (at)gmail.com for more info.
SOME INTERESTING FACTS & FIGURES from Joyce Schwarz newsletter on new media & technology that she shared back in 1992 at the first DGA (Directors Guild of America) workshops she conducted on new media. Yep- only 70 million people had computers back then! To see more info on what's happening now -- sign up for Joyce's quarterly newsletters & get more info about her monthly forecasts for what's next in new media & technology!