Stratford resident J. Sibley Law was selected to chair the board of directors of the International Academy of Web Television last week.
Law, who was a co-founder of the Shakespeare festival, now called Festival! Stratford, on the grounds of Stratford’s historic theatre, has also served as chair of the Stratford Arts Commission, where he helmed a project to create the first comprehensive catalog of the town’s theatre art.
In his new role chairing a new media organization, Law serves with executives from Dailymotion, Sony, United Artists, and Yahoo as well as advertising executives and independent show creators, like himself.
Law, who has been a management consultant for more than a decade, has also created more than 20 independent digital series. He has been an Official Honoree of the Webby Awards and has a series premiering at the Independent Television & Film Festival, later this month.
Locally, he has worked with Stratford Community Services to create a web series with local high school students that explores the pressure kids face to drink alcohol while underage.
Additionally, he has worked with the organization to create a documentary that explores the stereotypes that kids and cops have toward each other and one way they have overcome them.
“This is a tremendous honor and a huge responsibility,” Law said. “We have an extraordinary board of directors and I very much look forward to working with them to grow and nurture the membership as well as advancing the digital entertainment industry.” About the IAWTV
The International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV) is a nonprofit organization comprised of leaders in the field of online video, and the digital entertainment industry.
Founded in 2009, the IAWTV is helping to shape the rapidly evolving digital entertainment industry while providing a venue for the acknowledgement of artistic and technological achievement in original entertainment distributed on the open Internet.
IAWTV members include actors, agents, composers, content developers, directors, editors, producers, technology innovators, writers, and other industry professionals all of whom joined the organization based on their passion and dedication to advance the craft of digital entertainment.