BELMONT, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 18, 2013) - BlogHer, Inc., the premium cross-platform media network and publisher for women, announced today that Gale Anne Hurd will be a featured keynote speaker at BlogHer '13 on Saturday, July 27, 2013 in Chicago.
With her films having won Academy Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, and Sundance Film Festival honors throughout her three decades as a film Producer, Hurd entered the television market with a bang, as Producer of the record-breaking AMC series, "The Walking Dead." "The Walking Dead" currently reigns as the most-watched scripted drama, beating all broadcast and cable series, and is the #1 television series among adults 18-49.
The 9th annual BlogHer Conference will host 5,000 attendees, the largest gathering of influential online women, major brand name sponsors and top national media. Three months ahead of the launch of Season Four of "The Walking Dead," Hurd will talk about sustaining creativity and innovation for the long-term, and what it has taken to succeed in the highly competitive (and male-dominated) environment of action entertainment.
"Gale Anne Hurd is a trailblazer, creative powerhouse, business-savvy head of her own production company, and dedicated user of social media to connect with her shows' fans," said Elisa Camahort Page, BlogHer co-founder and COO. "Her experience and vision should resonate deeply with BlogHer's community of creative, entrepreneurial women at the forefront of social media."
"As an avid supporter of women in the media, I am honored to be part of this year's BlogHer Convention, the world's largest conference for women in social media," said Hurd. "I look forward to sharing my career with these amazing women and, in turn, learning something from them."
BlogHer '13 takes place from July 25th to July 27th at the Sheraton Chicago and McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. To register for the conference, please visit: http://www.blogher.com/blogher-13
Reaching 55 million U.S. women each month (Nielsen Site Census, January 2013), BlogHer (www.blogher.com) is the leading cross-platform media network created by, for and with women social media leaders. BlogHer developed and leads the marketplace with the most robust economic and networking opportunities for women in social media, as well as brands seeking to engage in authentic and persuasive dialogue with those women. Founded in February 2005 by Elisa Camahort Page, Jory Des Jardins and Lisa Stone, BlogHer publishes and syndicates news, information, advice and recommendations to and from more than 7,000 influencers across premium blogs, Pinterest™, Facebook®, Twitter™ and social media. The Company also delivers uniquely insightful research on women in social media across interest areas, hosts the world's largest conferences for women in social media, and curates the daily news service, BlogHer.com.