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Marla Schulman

CEO/Founder
Dvin/Ideas
Marla is an award-winning writer/producer/director who has worked in all genres of television production, daily talk shows, reality entertainment, traditional news, as well as creative advertising, marketing and promotion for all four major television networks, cable and local television stations for over 20 years. In 2009, after a ten year stint at the local Los Angeles Fox Affiliate, she was downsized and spent a year immersing herself in the world of social media and deciding what to do with the next phase of her career and life. At the same time, she started her first blog, "Life After Kids" to deal with her own feelings of loss when both sons left her "nest" but found she had many readers and fans in the same boat. In June of 2010, she launched a weekly live web series on Mingle Media TV, "Life After Kids," based on her blog. Her goal - to inform, entertain, and inspire mid-lifers and empty-nesters to follow their bliss as she is doing as a citizen journalist, blogger and new business owner. In October 2010, armed with her new understanding and appreciation of the Web 2.0 culture and tools, she launched her own Production/Marketing & Branding Company, DVIN/IDEAS. Her goal is to use traditional and social media marketing best practices to assist her clients reach their branding and business goals. Marla states that her "...personal crusade is to enlist those resistant to social media marketing tools and have them embrace them with true engagement." This past October, she attended BlogWorld 2010 as a reporter/correspondent for Mingle Media TV and interviewed such luminaries as Producer Mark Burnett, former Kodak CMO Jeffrey Hayzlett and Tech Guru/TwitTV Founder Leo LaPorte. In addition, to her weekly show, you can also find her on the red carpet to interviewing celebrities and newsmakers at Los Angeles area charity and celebrity events. Marla joined the Executive Board of Girls in Tech LA this past September and has done pro-bono media consulting for the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research and several animal rescue organizations. With all her career and personal successes, she says her greatest productions are her two sons; Zachary a budding filmmaker and Joshua, a musician and college student.

My Speaker Sessions

Sunday, March 13
 

5:00pm CDT