Dan Cohen AUTHOR Are you interested in joining a forum devoted to promoting sustainable installations and defense communities through advances in energy? Then consider joining ADC’s Defense Energy Infrastructure and Sustainability Council.The council is made up of energy industry experts interested in exploring new opportunities in defense energy partnerships and building awareness of best practices.Open to all ADC members, the council serves as forum to facilitate the exchange of industry feedback on energy project development with the military services. Other goals include:sharing best practices, challenges and issues among industry leaders and identifying ways to improve renewable energy project development;exchanging lessons learned and recommendations for improvement with DOD leaders; andproviding feedback to the ADC Board of Directors on ways the association can advance the development of renewable energy projects.The council’s co-chairs are Anita Molino, president of Bostonia Partners, and Gerard Nolan, senior director for government energy solutions for EDF Renewable Energy.If you are interested in joining the council, please contact Matt Borron, chief operating officer, at [email protected] The council will next meet during the 2015 Defense Communities National Summit later this month.
It should come as no surprise that, in its quest to become a full-blown entertainment ecosystem, Netflix has built a roster of podcast programming to complement its scores or original series and films.The programs recruit top talent and hosts to hang out and talk about the streaming giant’s TV and film content. It’s a savvy extension of marketing, but Netflix podcasts could also eventually become a source of original content. And though it’s still branded content, each one of the company’s podcasts tries to put a fresh spin on the show-related interviews and breakdowns.Take the recently launched “Present Company with Krista Smith,” wherein the former Vanity Fair west coast editor and newly-minted Netflix consultant sits with megastars and tastemakers like Eddie Murphy, Marta Kauffman, Mary J. Blige and TED Talk supernova Brene Brown. The program gives the kind of lush editorial flourish Smith was known for in magazines and reinforces why the streamer got into business with those bold names in the first place. Related ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Creator Jenji Kohan and Star Uzo Aduba Bid Farewell Then there’s “Strong Black Legends,” where podcast star Tracy Clayton talks to formative black creators and icons like comedian Jackée Harry and director Robert Townsend, as well a self-interview series where stars pick from a fishbowl of questions called “I Hate Talking About Myself.” A second run of the latter kicks off on Monday, and will feature Jonathan Groff and Cameron Britton of “Mindhunter,” and Ben Platt and Zoey Deutch of Ryan Murphy’s inaugural Netflix series “The Politician.”The most effective podcast tie-in for Netflix as a brand might be “You Can’t Make This Up,” which gives a behind-the-scenes look at how nonfiction filmmakers got their compelling true crime stories. As a genre, true crime accounts for four of the top ten podcasts in the country, according to online ranker Chartable. The number one most downloaded in the country is the Parcast Network’s “Today in True Crime.”“We are always looking for different ways to engage with people,” said Rae Votta, podcast lead for the Netflix brand and editorial team. “We’re talking a lot with our documentary team about what opportunities are out there, as we are with scripted.”Lexi Nsita, a director in Votta’s group, said the internal desire is “to get good at deepening the space around our shows.”The pair acknowledged how many reported and scripted podcasts are being adapted, and said they were open to the idea of developing original ideas that their development teams could later use for films and series.“We’re taking nothing off the table. We have a deeply engaged audience, a curious audience, who is always looking for more,” said Votta. What’s Coming to Netflix in September 2019 Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15