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VBJ March 18 online THE VALLEY BUSINESS JOURNAL 28 March 2018

March 2018 Digifest Temecula Brings Innovation and Hollywood to the Temecula Valley What upcoming festival celebrates Riverside County’s Innovation Month and also attracts renowned speakers from Hollywood? The answer is JDS Creative Academy’s second annual Digifest Temecula, which takes place April 13th –15th at JDS Studios on 28069 Diaz Rd in Temecula, as well as other key locations. This exciting event features all things digital including film, video, animation, music, games, photography, graphics and comics. Renowned guest speakers from the digital media field will offer thought-provoking special presentations and workshops throughout the weekend. In addition, in celebration of Riverside County’s Innovation Month, the City of Temecula will be present the winner of the Temecula City Science Fair free all-access passes to Digifest Temecula and a special Digital Innovator’s award during Digifest’s awards banquet. Confirmed speakers include John Corser from NBCUniversal, Disney Animation Developer Mike Morris, David Tobin, Television Producer/President & Developer of the Audiojack app, Creative Suite Trainer David Creamer who will present an Adobe After Effects workshop and Corinne Massiah from Fox’s TV Show 911. The event will also feature a special presentation of the film Marsha Hunt’s Sweet Adversity: The Documentary along with competition entry screenings, digital exhibits, entertainment, and expo vendors. The event concludes with an industry panel, an awards dinner and entertainment held at Temecula City Hall conference center. Community support for this event includes: Mt. San Jacinto College, Abbott Vascular, The Geek Store, JDS Video & Media Productions, Inc., The City of THE VALLEY BUSINESS JOURNAL Temecula, DCH Auto Group Temecula, Alta Pacific Bank, Lake Elsinore Storm, Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce, The Economic Development Commission, The Law Offices of Rosenstein & Associates, Verily Imagery, The Valley Business Journal, Neighbors Newspaper, Murrieta Chamber of Commerce, and Starway Productions. JDS Creative Academy is still offering sponsorship opportunities and all donations are 100% tax deductible. Tickets to the event can be purchased via or at the door. Ticket fees are: $15.00 for day pass, $25.00 for day pass and workshop, $45 for the awards banquet (which includes industry panel and after-party), $125.00 for an all-access pass. ABOUT JDS CREATIVE ACADEMY - The mission of the 501c3 nonprofit JDS Creative Academy is to advance education and training in the arts, theatre, music, creative writing, fine art and production art. Their objective is to fulfill the Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) requirement per the California Education Core Standard for the Home School, Online School, Traditional School and Trade School populations. JDSCA’s purpose is to enhance the future of the Southwest California Area, our youth, and the arts, as well as the engineering and technological workforce in California and throughout the nation through education, training, and apprenticeship. For more information on JDSCA go to, contact via email, or phone 951 296-6715. 29 Moyer Entertainment Group MEG (Moyer Entertainment Group, Inc.), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was born from a desire to give back by providing much needed support of music education while helping to raise local recognition of the hard working, amazingly talented artists that populate our Valley. MEG works to support students who represent the future of music in the Valley and around the world. Founder Tim Moyer says, “I have seen firsthand how a music education can change a young student’s life, with my son’s four years on the drumline in marching band at Vista Murrieta”. Temecula Valley is unique in that it’s music community bands together to support, encourage, and share its resources with one another on all levels. As an active part of this growing music community, MEG seeks to provide a forum of recognition and a lunching point for the careers of many emerging artists of all ages. MEG raises funding that goes directly to local school music programs, as well as personal scholarships for gifted hard-working music students in need, through music events including Temecula Valley Bluegrass Festival, Temecula Valley Music Association, and more.