June 2017

Awesome Con

Washington DC

Spoke on panel "Awesome Filmmakers Making it Happen"

June 2017

Die Seriale Festival

Gießen, Germany

Spoke on panels and gave "Wild West of Web Series" presentation.

April 2017

LA Web Fest

Los Angeles, CA

Spoke on various panels, “How We Made Our Web Series... IN COLLEGE!,” “Women Warriors of the Web Series World,” “Web Series Fad or Trend,” and award ceremony honoree. 

April 2017

5th Annual DC Web Fest

Washington, DC

Worked as festival director and founder for the 5th Annual DC Web Fest, panelist and presenter.

April 2017

Picture Lock

Arlington, VA

Interview feature for the 5th Annual DC Web Fest.

April 2017

Click on This

Washington, DC

Interview Feature for the 5th Annual DC Web Fest.

April 2017

Seriesly Podcast

Washington, DC

Interview Feature for the 5th Annual DC Web Fest.

March 2017

Washington Post

Washington, DC

DC Web Fest featured in Things to Do for March 2017. 

March 2017

DCist

Washington, DC

As the Media Landscape Evolves, So does DC Web Fest. 

March 2017

On Tap Magazine

Washington, DC

Featured DC Web Fest Unveils Unseen Realities.

March 2017

Reel Talk for DC OCTFME

Washington, DC

Interviewed for DC Film Office podcast, “Reel Talk."

January 2017

National Museum of Women in the Arts

Washington, DC

Led a Culture Capital “State of the Union” discussion on the role of Women in the Media, in addition to screening video art. 

September 2016

Roma Web Fest

Rome, Italy

Spoke for an international panel on new media, directed a workshop on creating web series, and presented an award. Interviewed by the radio 108 Network, Academia Radio Televise Di Roma, Radio Godot, Youbee Italia Magazine, and 2 Qualunque Radio. 

July 2016

Picture Lock Radio

Arlington, VA

Radio interview and podcast for “Picture Lock Radio: Ep. 11 - Peter Sampson, Danielle Vega & Otessa Ghadar.

June 2016

Awesome-con

Washington, DC

Panelist for “Awesome Film Makers Making it Happen.” 

2016

Reel Talk for DC OCTMFE

Washington, DC

Featured interview on “Reel Talk”, live-to-tape television interview and podcast. 

April 2016

Quiet on the Set

Washington, DC

Interview feature for the DC Web Fest.

March 2016

Picture Lock

Arlington, VA

Live-to-tape television episode, podcast, and blog interview for the “Picture Lock: Ep. 41 - DC Web Fest 2016” podcast. 

2015-2016

Rosebud Film Fest

Washington, DC

Judged over 100 submissions and helped select festival winners. Participated as an award presenter and speaker. 

2015-2016

DC Shorts Film Festival

Washington, DC

Judged festival submissions. In 2016 operated a web series workshop, and host open discussion as a panelist in addition to judging duties. 

2014-2016

Skillshare

 

Online Skillshare class based on my textbook : “How to Create Your Own Web Series.” 

April 2015

Tagg Magazine

Washington, DC

Interview and feature: “The Woman Behind DC Web Fest: Otessa Ghadar.” 

April 2015

American University

Washington, DC

Guest lectured for Capstone Graduate Film class. 

April 2015

Genretainment

Los Angeles, CA

Feature and podcast interview: “Genretainment — Featuring DC Web Fest Founder Otessa Ghadar.” 

February 2015

Experience Ambition

United Kingdom

Feature and interview: “Moving away from traditional routes to market.” 

January 2015

San Jose Mercury News

San Jose, CA

Quotes and interview with me about the film "The Interview" and non-traditional distribution: “'The Interview' elevates YouTube to top-tier streaming club.” 

August 2014

Reel Talk for DC OCTFME

Washington, DC

Interviewed for podcast: Reel Talk.

April 2014

Saudi Aramco

Washington, DC

Lectured to top executives at Saudi Aramco about taking control of your online representation: “Social Media and Online Representation for Corporate and Personal Use."

January 2014

Huffington Post

 

Full feature article and interview — made it to the front page of Huffington Post: “Youth Unite: How Entrepreneur Otessa Marie Ghadar Created an International Community Through Cyber Streaming.” 

November 2013

Curve Magazine 

Featured Article- Full featured article and interview, and nationally distributed print magazine "Fresh Squeezed: Orange Juice in Bishop's Garden brings back 90's grunge"

October 2013

Global Kids DC

Washington, DC

Textbook presentation: "The Wild West of Film."

August 2013

 TIVA Television, Internet, & Video Association of DC

Washington, DC

Judge for 2013 TIVA Awards.

July 2013

She Magazine

Write-Up and nationally distributed print magazine.

April 2013

27th Annual FilmFest DC

Washington, DC

Curated a New Media showcase and lead panel discussion, organized first ever showcase, planned and hosted a panel discussion, covered by major media sources, including The Washington Post.

April 2013

1st Annual DC Web Fest

Washington, DC

Founder and Host. Organized and executed the first Mid Atlantic and Southern USA Digital Arts and Webseries showcase.

February 2013

Artisphere

Arlington, VA

Presenter and Q&A Leader at Artisphere.

February 2013

Reeltalk for DC OCTFME

Washington, DC

Featured Fimmaker for podcast. Broadcast interview: FilmDC Podcast & Reeltalk.

January 2013

DCTV

Washington, DC

Featured Filmmaker for broadcast episode. Broadcast interview, live-to-tape "Diversity and Tolerance."

January 2013

The Washington Post

Washington, DC

Orange Juice in Bishop's Garden Season 7 Premier was featured as a part of a February events publication. Newspaper, Print, Digital Editions.

2013

The Washington Post

Washington, DC

First Annual DC Web Fest featured "Going Out, Guide, Event Calendar." Newspaper, Print, Digital Editions.

September 2012

George Mason University: GMU TV "Studio A"

Fairfax, VA

Featured Fimmaker, for previous episode. Broadcast interview, live-to-tape: "Studio A."

May 2012

The Advocate

Baton Rouge, LA

Feature in article: "Reasons to Have Pride in 2012." Online Magazine.

April 2012

American University

Washington, DC

Master Class Speaker: "Future Trends in Filmmaking: the Web and Beyond."

February 2012

Source Theater Lead Panelist

Washington, DC

Lead panelist: "How to Make a Webseries in Washington DC 101."

November 2011

The Washington Post

Washington, DC

Full feature article about webseries in DC - highlighting Anacostia and 20/20's Orange Juice in Bishop's Garden. Newspaper, Print, and Digital Editions

September 2011

Art Alliance Guest Speaker

Baltimore, MD

"New Media - Webseries as the Wild West of Fimmaking" at the Baltimore screenwriters/Coffee Club. Discussion of the new media process, from script-to-screen, with particualr focus on craft and story.

August 2011

Interface Media

Washington, DC

"How to Produce a Webseries," professional roundtable, Women in Film in Video + DC Film Alliance.

November 2010

Brightest Young Things

Washington, DC

Feature and Interviewed in article and Photoshoot: Orange Juice in Bishop's Garden Online Magazines.