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Digital Hollywood Events at CES
January 7 - 9, 2013
Tuesday, January 8th
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Track II - DH9
- Digital Hollywood
Location: North Hall N258
Original Video Programming - Streaming and Live Broadband: TV-Tablets-Smartphones-PCs - The Video Explosion

It's happening and it's premiering on the Net. Original web programming is coming from Netflix, Amazon, DirecTV, Discovery, of course from YouTube, Turner and MTV! Is it starting to sound familiar? The web is delivering mainstream entertainment and all the mainstream media companies are chiming in. We might call the new movement in web video as “Digital Hollywood!”
Gregg Bernard, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Vimeo
Steve Woolf, President, Blip Studios, SVP of Content, Blip
David Austin, Sr. Director of Emerging Technology, Turner Broadcasting
Barry Blumberg, EVP, Alloy Digital and President, Smosh
Rob Barnett, Founder/CEO, My Damn Channel
Evan Bregman, Director of Digital Media, Electus
Benny Fine, Founder & Creator of Fine Brothers Productions
Mariana Danilovic, CEO, Hollywood Portfolio, Moderator

Steve Woolf, Senior Vice President, Content, President, Blip Studios: Steve Woolf has dual and complementary roles at Blip as senior vice president of content and president of Blip Studios. Woolf oversees all original content development, production, acquisition, and strategic content partnerships for Blip, in addition to managing the newly-minted Blip Studios which develops, produces and distributes high-quality, original web series. As one of the true pioneers of the web video industry, Woolf is uniquely positioned to cultivate, curate and expand Blip's content library and creative community. Woolf aims to help talented independent producers find their audience, expand their distribution, and build their brands with Blip. Based in Blip's Los Angeles offices, Woolf oversees a growing content team in both that office and in New York. For more than a decade, Woolf has worked in the online media field as a producer, director, writer, technologist, and entrepreneur. With the success of his award-winning and wildly popular online web series Epic Fu, Woolf is living proof that building a sustainable independent show is possible. Woolf is a sought-out commentator on the topic of web video and community building, and has spoken at numerous industry events including SXSW, Digital Hollywood, the Producer's Guild, and the Writer's Guild. Woolf is considered an expert resource by the media and has shared his expertise with CBS Radio, TV Guide Channel, GigaOm, G4 and others. He is an inaugural member of the International Academy of Web Television and is a member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, the Webby Awards voting body.

Gregg Bernard, Senior Vice President of Business Development - Vimeo: Gregg joined Vimeo in March 2011 as the Senior Vice President of Business Development. He is responsible for all strategic business development activities worldwide. Gregg's team focuses on establishing partnerships related to Vimeo's core subscription products, platform distribution, and product development initiatives. Prior to joining Vimeo, Gregg spent 10 years at Sony Corporation, where he held various strategic and development roles, most recently overseeing its Business Development Group. His team identified new business opportunities and developed strategic alliances for Sony's various U.S. operating companies in the Electronics, Gaming, and Entertainment space. He joined Bear, Stearns & Co. in 1999 as an Equity Research Associate in the Media & Entertainment Group, where he analyzed the television and radio broadcasting sector, and was involved in several IPO's, mergers, and acquisitions. Gregg started his career in the media and entertainment industry at MTV Networks. Over the course of five years, he served as a Business Manager overseeing Financial and Strategic Planning for various operations including Original Programming, Production, Marketing, Programming Acquisitions, Ad Sales, and Network Operations. Gregg received a B.S. in Television, Radio and Film Management from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. He attended New York University Stern School of Business and received an MBA in Finance and International Business.


David Austin, Sr. Director of Emerging Technology, Turner Broadcasting: David Austin has o
ver 25 years of extensive product and corporate development experience in bringing a multitude of amazing products to consumer markets as well as identifying, acquiring and integrating a wealth of intellectual property, products and teams. Prior to coming to Turner to help shape the future of media he was a Senior Director at Apple Inc for two stints totaling over 17 years. During his time there, David delivered a broad swath of consumer products working extensively with Senior Executive Management (including working directly with the late Steve Jobs on the original Keynote and iWork products). In between stints at Apple he co-founded a startup and worked for a boutique venture capital firm. Since leaving Apple in 2009 he has had the privilege of being an investor, advisor, and board member to many angel and venture-backed startups. David has a BS in Math and Computer Science and holds three patents.



Rob Barnett is the Founder/CEO of My Damn Channel is an entertainment studio
and distributor of premium original programming by established and emerging talent from film, TV, and the Internet. Rob was a production and a programming executive at MTV and VH1 for over 11 years. He served tours of duty in rock radio in Boston, Dallas, and Los Angeles and was President of Programming for CBS Radio. Rob has produced radio, television, film, and new media with hundreds of diverse communicators including President Bill Clinton, Mick Jagger, Martin Scorsese, Jimmy Kimmel, Adam Carolla, Penn Jillette, Harry Shearer, Oprah Winfrey, and Johnny Rotten. My Damn Channel launched in 2007 and consistently produces and distributes hit comedy series including Wainy Days, Gigi: Almost American, Daily Grace, Horrible People and You Suck at Photoshop. The My Damn Channel Distribution Network reaches over 50 million unique visitors monthly. My Damn Channel co_creates branded entertainment and custom, targeted distribution campaigns for companies like Subway, IKEA, IFC, Adult Swim, PUMA, Trident, Southern Comfort, Fiat and Lincoln. The My Damn Channel Blog Network and the My Damn Channel Talent Network launched in July 2011.



Evan Bregman is currently Director of Digital Media at Electus, where
he oversees creative, production, and audience development for all of the Electus digital properties, including their three premium YouTube channels. A founding member of the Electus team, Bregman previously worked with Electus' founder and chairman Ben Silverman at NBC. Prior to that, Bregman was an independent web producer with his production team Half Day Today!, whose creations continue to receive millions of views. Evan holds a BA in Film from USC, where he was also among the first to graduate with Honors in Multimedia Scholarship, a four-year interdisciplinary program through USC's Institute for Multimedia Literacy.











Benny Fine, Founder & Creator of Fine Brothers Productions: The Fine Brothers recently won the Daytime Emmys for their Kids React series and are one of the pioneering transmedia comedy writer/director/producer duo with over 500 million views across content online. They have collaborated with major networks and companies including Warner Bros, Comedy Central, BBC America, MTV etc. The Brothers and their work have been frequently spotlighted in various consumer and trade media like AdWeek, Variety, TV Guide, The New York Times, Time Magazine, HuffingtonPost, Deadline, The TODAY show, to name a few.










Mariana Danilovic, Managing Director, Hollywood Portfolio: Ms. Danilovic is the Founder and Managing Director of Hollywood Portfolio, a developer, owner and operator of transmedia companies. Through Hollywood Portfolio, Ms. Danilovic launched and helped develop several transmedia companies and serves as the President and CEO and on the Board of Directors of ultralivetv, on the Board of Directors of griddeo, reframeIt (observer), and on the Advisory Board of alphabird. Ms. Danilovic was the EVP Business Development for transmedia entertainment company NTN Buzztime, Inc. (AMEX:NTN) and VP Business Development, Content Aggregation and Programming for MediaZone, broadband video company owned by NASPERS media conglomerate. She also founded and directed the Digital Media Incubator at KPMG LLP, which developed about two dozen digital media companies. The companies Ms. Danilovic helped develop received institutional funding from KPCB, Sequoia Capital, Hummer-Winblad, Constellation Partners, Softbank, North Star Ventures, HP, and Intel. Prior to joining KPMG, Ms. Danilovic headed business development for Peter Guber's Mandalay Entertainment and served on the management team of the venture fund at Sony Pictures Entertainment investing in media companies worldwide. Ms. Danilovic also worked for Michael Milken's Knowledge Exchange and at the Twentieth Century Fox International Television Group. She serves on the New Media Council of the Producers' Guild of America and is a member of ATAS. She previously served on the Board of Directors of Tim Draper's Zone Club and was a member of former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan's Digital Coast Roundtable. Mariana earned a Masters in Business Administration from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA, and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from University of California, San Diego.