Here’s my buddy Tony Perkins, founder of Upside, Red Herring and the AlwaysOn Network, a social network and conference business created around the digital elite of Silicon Valley, Hollywood and beyond.

We spoke with him at the conclusion of his super successful conference in Hollywood on Thursday. Tony believes the film and television industry can learn from the mistakes of the music business and prosper in this digital era — if they do it right. We shall see.

Tony’s conference was extremely well programmed and informative. We will publish a number of interviews taped at the conference over the next week. 

The last time I was with Tony in LA was at the big Red Herring Hollywood conference in 2000. My PR firm handled Red Herring in those heady days. Things have definitely come back from the dot-com collapse with new technology, energy and capital. It’s wonderful to see Tony back in middle of it. Congrats, Dude.

TonyghostHere’s Tony with chattig with star rapper Ghostface Killah at the opening night poolside party at the Roosevelt Hotel on Tuesday evening.

— Andy Plesser

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