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I. Virtual and Augmented Reality - Virtual Reality - From Sense of Presence to Full Embodiment and Immersion

II. Hollywood & Space: Honoring the Greatest in Creativity

II. Internet TV: The Disruption - OTT - Phones - Tablets - PC - TV

IV. The Artistic Creators - Directors – Technologists – Actors – Producers – Performers - Writers

V. The Comedy Festival at Digital Hollywood, Presented by David Zucker and Circa Laughs

VI. The DigiFest - Sponsored by Women in Film, NALIP, HollyShorts

VII.  Finance Hollywood - Investment - Funding - Packaging

VIII. The Women's Summit & Workshops - Content - Discussion - Recognition

IX. The University Project: AR-VR-Internet & Entertainment - Accelerating the Educational Process

X. Hollywood Advertising: Brands - Agencies - Networks - Platforms

XI. Social TV - Smart Mobile: Hollywood = Tablets - Phones - TV - PCs

XII. The High School Music Company Project

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Digital Hollywood Spring, May 23-25 2017

Skirball Center, 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles

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The Strategic Sessions - Let's Get Started!

Tuesday, May 23rd

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Track I: Haas Conference Center, Room 172 & 173: Live Webcast

The Phenomenon of AR Gets Real - Entertainment, Advertising, Education - The Gateway to the Future

Don Daglow, CEO Daglow Entertainment (Games Industry Leader: La Russa Baseball, Madden NFL, NASCAR Racing)

Dmitry Shapiro, CEO, GoMeta

Anjali Shastri, Senior Director, Design Strategy, Client Computing Group, Intel

Catherine Metzner, Creative Team, Niantic, Inc.

Stephanie Gutierrez, Director, Digital & Social Marketing - ‎Art Machine / Trailer Park

Arno Hartholt, Director of Integration and Development Research Institute for Creative Technologies, USC

Nancy King, Consultant, NewView Marketing, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track II: Haas Conference Center, Room 171

The Power of Influencers: Accelerating Brand Value Across Platforms - From Internet TV - Mobile - Social Networks

Jared Heinke, President of Whalerock Digital,

Danyelle McGill, Vice President, Influencer Marketing, 87AM

Angela M. Jollivette, Senior Project Manager, The GRAMMYs/The Recording Academy

Lena Lotsey, Director of Social Media, Ignition

Nick Childs, Chief Creative Officer NA, Society (IPG Mediabrands)

Arleta Fowler, Agent, Digital Talent and Packaging group, Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

Mark Kapczynski, President, Storymill, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM, Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 303-304

Indie TV – OTT and Streaming - The Gateway to the Hollywood of Content to Phones, Tablets, TV and PC

Albhy Galuten, VP of Media Technology Strategy, Sony Network Entertainment

Scott O’Neill, SVP of North America, MPP Global

Anthony Layser, VP, Partnerships & Programming, Xumo

J​ason Friedlander, Product & Technology Evangelist, Verizon Digital Media Services

Michael Alexander, Strategy & Growth Initiatives, IBM Global Telecommunications Industry

Rich Whitman, Founder + CEO, Audience Delivered

Bruce Tuchman, former, President of AMC Global and Sundance Channel Global

Bruce Eisen, founder and president, The Law Offices of Bruce David Eisen, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Track II: Haas Conference Center, Room 171

From Demographics to Storygraphics: Applying AI for Advanced Audience Intelligence

Robin Boytos, Director, Analytics, Ayzenberg Group

Ben Tatta, Co-Founder and President, 605

Molly Lavik, Creator, #AIShowBiz

Yves Bergquist, Data Scientist, CEO, Novamente and Director, “Data & Analytics" Project, USC’s Entertainment Technology Center, Moderator

Speakers to be announced

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12 Noon – 1:00 PM

Session I: Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 303-304: Live Webcast

The Augmented Reality Experience: Implementing the Next Generation of AR into Application: From Education to Entertainment and Games

Timothy Dodd, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, Technicolor

Michael Leventhal, Partner, Holmes Weinberg, P.C., former, Chief Legal Officer and VP, Magic Leap

Mike Hildebrandt, VP Corporate Development & Strategic Partnerships, DAQRI

Eric Mizufuka, Manager New Ventures AR eyewear, Epson America Inc.

Tom Wesselman, Senior Director, Software Group, Plantronics

Bill Newell, CEO, North South Studios LLC, Moderator

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1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Track I: Haas Conference Center, Room 172-173, Live Webcast

The Power of YouTube: Unlocking the Power of Brands, Programming, and Monetization

Jennifer Perri, Director of Partnership Development & Multi-platform Strategy, Univision

Rebecca Donohue, Director of Digital Content & Social Media, Vin Di Bona Productions

Josh Kreitzman, Senior Vice President of Publishing and Programming, Jukin Media

Reena Liebling, VP, Partner Strategy, Kin Community

James Creech, CEO, Paladin Software

Sean Horvath, Chief Innovation Officer, Stylehaul

Jeffrey Thompson, Media & Entertainment, IBM Global Business Services, Moderator

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ThinkTank - Workshop

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Haas Conference Center, Room 171

Programmatic Buying and Targeting: Strategies in Cross Platform Advertising

Tom Kelly, VP of US Sales, AOL Platforms

Lucas Krump, Director, Demand Partnerships, Brightroll, Yahoo

Lewis Rothkopf, Programmatic Expert

Jeff Hochberg, Vice President, Data Activation, ShareThis, Moderator

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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Track II: Herscher Hall, 2nd Floor,  Room 202

OTT Programming: The Multiscreen Video Experience

William H Masterson III, Co-Founder at Believe Entertainment Group

Sarah Malkin, Vice President, Programming, New Form

Xavier Kochhar, Founder and CEO, The Video Genome Project® a Division of Hulu

Steven Brown, President, SMB Consulting

Larry Laboe, President of Production, SXM

George Woolley, Head of Originals, Portal A

Steve Bradbury, President & Head Coach, Deep Sports, Moderator

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Track III: Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 303-304: Live Webcast

Social Media Transforms Entertainment Marketing = Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Linkedin

Tania Yuki, CEO, Shareablee

Scott Booth, Chairman & President, Honeycommb

Ryan Detert, CEO, Influential

Liz Stahl, President, In Haus

Darnell Brisco, VP of Accounts, McBeard

Kirstin Benson, Editorial Director, INSTANT, Time, Inc.

Marc Karzen, CEO, RelishMIX, Moderator

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3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Track I: Haas Conference Center - Room 172 & 173, Live Webcast

Cable, TV, Film and Broadband - New Content - New Networks - Streams, Platforms, Devices

Jason Henderson, Senior Manager, Contracts, DISH Network

Joe Friend, Vice President, Ad Technology Systems, Fox Broadcasting Company

Scott Brown, SVP Technology & Strategic Relations, Engineering & Technology, The Nielsen Company

Barry Loudis, Senior Director, Business Development & Digital Distribution, Turner Content Distribution

Andrew Schneider, Chief Digital Officer, Tenga

JD Tengberg, Principal, Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP, Moderator

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Track II: Haas Conference Center - Room 171

360 Video and VR/AR - Content and Advertising - A Cross Platform Experience

Matthew Seymour, Executive Producer / Business Development Director - VR & AR, Psyop

Joergen Geerds, CEO, Koncept VR

David Birnbaum, Design Director, Immersion Corporation

Cosmo Scharf, co-founder of VRLA and co-founder, Mindshow

Matt Silverman, Head of Integrated Production, Ignition

Chad Woods, Immersive Reality Designer, Team One

Ted Cohen, Managing Partner, TAG Strategic llc, Moderator

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5:00 PM - 6:15 PM Open to all attendees

End-of-Day Reception – Taper Courtyard

Outdoor Area In Front of Haas Conference Center

 

6:15 PM – 8:30 PM. Ahmanson Hall, Additional Ticket Required

The Welcome Dinner

Hollywood and Space: Honoring the Greatest in Creativity – The Artists – The Science and the Right Stuff

Jeffrey Kluger, Editor at Large, Time magazine and Time.com, Author, Apollo 13 and Apollo 8

Lynda Obst, Producer, Interstellar, Contact, Sleepless in Seattle, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Partner & Stakeholder, The Rogue Initiative

Ian Hunter, Academy Award Winner, Special Effects, “Interstellar”, - Co-Founder / Creative Director, New Deal Studios

Brian Muirhead, Project Manager, Asteroid Redirect Robotic Mission (ARRM), NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Chris deFaria, CEO, DreamWorks Animation (Executive Producer, Gravity)

Moderator - Steve Schklair, founding principal and CEO, 3ality & 3mersiv

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Wednesday, May 24th

7:45 AM - 9:00 AM, Breakfast Session

Track I: Haas Conference Center - Room 172 & 173, Live Webcast

Future of TV - Wall St. Analysts Meet Industry Executives - It's All About innovation and Disruption - Moving into the Next Wave

Ben Bloom, Service Line Director, Technologies Media + Gaming, Akamai

John Corser, VP Production at NBCUniversal Cable Productions

Gene Munster, Managing Partner, Loup Ventures, previously managing director and senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray

Larry Namer, President/CEO, Metan Global Entertainment Group, Founder E! Entertainment

Lindsay A. Gardner, Chief Content Officer, Layer3TV

Marty Shindler, CEO, The Shindler Perspective, Inc., Moderator

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9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Track I: Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 303-304, Webcasting Live

The Internet, OTT, Media and the Hollywood Connection

Evan Greenberg, Manager of Audience Development, TAPP

Stephen Strong, Vice President, Head of Revenue, Newsy, an E.W. Scripps Company

Peter Drinkwater, CEO, SARA Screen Audience Research America

Reza Rassool, CTO, RealNetworks

Sandip Sarda, CEO, Quiptel Ltd

Neil Ishibashi, Director of Design Development, Fandango

Jeffrey Thompson, Media & Entertainment, IBM Global Business Services, Moderator

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9:45 AM – 11:00 AM – The VR - AR - Immersive Track

Session II: Haas Conference Center - Room 172 & 173, Live Webcast

Inside the Experience: The Psychology of Immersive Design

Tai Crosby, Founder and CEO, SilVR Thread

Jerri Lynn Hogg, Director, Media Psychology PhD Program, Fielding Graduate University, Moderator

Speakers to be announced

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10:45 AM - Noon

Track I: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast from this Room

Branded Entertainment Marketing - Across Platforms - Leveraging Image, Content and Celebrity

Andrew Solmssen, Managing Director, POSSIBLE, Los Angeles

Alison Hoffman, Chief Marketing Officer, Starz

Anathea Ruys, Managing Director, Carat LA

Michael Bertolina, Vice President of Client Development, Branded Entertainment Network (BEN)

Ty Jones, Senior Director of Celebrity Talent - ‎WhoSay Inc.

Josh Brooks, SVP, Brand Strategy & Marketing, Jam City

David Leibowitz, Managing Partner, CH Potomac, Moderator

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12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Track I: Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 303-304, Live Webcast

Hollywood, Internet and Media Challenge: Platforms and Convergence - from Apps, Snapchat & Facebook to OTT Networks

Mike Cruz, ‎Director of Digital Programming, Skybound Entertainment

Alan Cannistraro, CEO, Rheo (former Apps exec, Facebook, Apple)

Ryan Nugent, ‎VP of Content Strategy, Gunpowder & Sky

Adam Duritza, Senior Director of Global Partnerships, Video & Distribution, Yahoo

Harry Lang, Vice President of Product, Feeln, Hallmark Labs

JR Griffin, Vice President, Digital Marketing & Business Development, FremantleMedia North America

Arthur Wang, Chief Marketing Officer, Super Deluxe, a division of Turner

Terry S. Bienstock, CEO, Mobilactive Media, LLC., Moderator

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Track III: Herscher Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 202

Women & Original Content: From Internet Video and Advertising to TV, Games and Film

Sarah Hawkins, Actor/Producer (Or Die Trying)

Marlene Sharp, Producer, TV Series, Sonic, Sega of America

Kylie Sparks, actor/producer, “Squaresville"

Cupid Hayes, V.P. Business Development, MCMG | Communications, Distribution

Caryn Ward Ross, Actress (BET's The Game and He's Mine Not Yours)

Perrin Kaplan, Principal, Zebra Partners, Moderator

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1:00 PM – 2:00 PM  – The VR - AR - Immersive Track

Session II: - Haas Conference Center - Room 172 & 173, Live Webcast

New Track: “Hollywood & Space: Honoring the Greatest in Creativity”

Virtual Reality as Technology/Content for Entertainment, Space Science and Visual Exploration

Jen Dennis, EP of Branded Content and VR, RSA Films, (Ridley Scott & Associates Films)

David Karlak, Director, VR experience for Alien:Covenant, RSA Films

Kalan Ray, Lead Experience Designer, Magnopus, Mission: ISS

Danilo Moura, Strategy, Business Development & VR Creative Services - ‎LOOT Interactive, LLC - VR Production Partner for 8i and Time Inc.’s LIFE VR “Buzz Aldrin: CYCLING PATHWAYS TO MARS”

Christian Laursen, Creative Director & VR Creative Services - ‎LOOT Interactive, LLC - VR Production Partner for 8i and Time Inc.’s LIFE VR “Buzz Aldrin: CYCLING PATHWAYS TO MARS”

David Bloom, Columnist, Tubefilter, Moderator

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2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Track I: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast from this Room

The Future of Brand Partnerships: Message, Technology, Media, Entertainment & Advertising

Simon Kelly, Co-CEO and Chief Enthusiasm Officer, Story Worldwide

Beau Avril, Global Head of Product Commercialization, Google

Lee Zellweger, Publisher, Reader’s Digest Brands

Jamie Woglom, Vice President, Marketing, Fathom Events

Marci Dobrow, SVP, Advertising, HYFN

Steven Haft, Producer Dead Poets Society/MADtv, SVP Innovation, Time Inc.

Adrian Sexton, CEO, TiTAN Platform, Moderator

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Track II:  Haas Conference Center - Room 172-173, Live Webcast

Video Anytime Anywhere: Video Across Platforms - TV, Internet and Mobile

Scott Barton, Senior Vice President, Branded Digital Content and Products, Starz

Mitch Weinraub, Director - Advanced Video Products, Dish Network

Rick Capstraw, Director Media & Entertainment Sales, Verizon Digital Media Services

Neil Deiter, Content/Technology, Cisco

Robert Rodriguez, CEO, Natcom

Clint Schaff, VP, Strategy + Development, Los Angeles Times

Shannon Kramer, Principal, Media & Entertainment, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Moderator

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Track IV: Herscher Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 202

Women in the Creative Zone: Film & Virtual Reality to the TV Series and Advertising

Joanne Rubino, executive vice president of production, Thinkfactory Media

Ariella Lehrer, Ph.D., CEO and President, Legacy Interactive and Legacy Games

Genevieve Jones, Manager of Production and Digital Development, Skybound

Lori Kozlowski, Virtual Reality Producer, Project Empathy

Kim Getty, President, Deutsch LA

Marjorie Dehey, VP Content Development, Lyons Bishop

Lauri Brown, Executive Vice President & Creative Director of A/V, Ignition Creative

Sarah Miller, CEO, Axis PR & Entertainment, Inc. Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM - The VR - AR - Immersive Track

Session I: Herscher Hall, Guerin A, Live Webcast from this Room

The VR-AR-Immersive - Innovators & Disruptors - Entertainment, Technology & Brand Vision

Jeff Nicholas, Director of VR Creative + Production, Live Nation Studios

Tanna Frederick, Producer/actor, Defrost (VR Narrative Film)

Tom Wright, founder of Tactic and Managing Director, Ntropic

Michael Conelly, founder, Blackthorn Media

Michael Yang, Managing Director, Comcast Ventures

Euan Macdonald, CEO, Holor

Carolyn Giardina, Continuing Tech Editor, The Hollywood Reporter, Moderator

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Session II: - Haas Conference Center - Room 171

Virtual Reality Transforms Entertainment and Media – TV, Movies, News, Sports & Music

Sean Charles, Vice President, Global Publisher and Developer Relations, ESL

Brad Spahr, VP Product Development, Global Digital Business, Sony Music Entertainment

Ted Kenney, Director, Field and Technical Operations, Fox Sports

Andy Cochrane, ‎‎Independent Digital Director

Eric W. Shamlin, Managing Director / Executive Producer, Secret Location

Christopher Bellaci, Head of Business Development, Proof, Inc.

Epix, speaker to be announced

Steven Masur, Senior Partner, MG+, Moderator

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Wednesday, May 24 (Continued from Left Column)

3:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Track I: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast from this Room

Leveraging Content and Celebrity For Cross-Platform Success: From TV, Mobile & Internet to Social Media and Virtual Reality

Jeanne Wolf, Award-Winning Journalist and Media Coach

Jamie Elden, President, NYLON Media, Chairman of Socialyte

Jonathan Lowe, Senior VP of Marketing, AEG Sports

Petar Mandich, Chief Talent Officer, ADDITION

Noah Rubin, Editor in Chief, MERRY JANE MEDIA

Mark Wolf, Writer, Director, Producer, Change The World Productions

Tony Hoskins, Founding Partner, POP, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Sponsored by Alliance for Women in Media SoCal

The Women's Summit - By Women - For Women - About Women

Track III: Haas Conference Center, Room 172-173, Live Webcast

Women in the Industry: Developing Film, Television & OTT About Women - A Golden Age in Hollywood and Indie Production

Sophia Dilley, Vice President of Production and Development, Route One (Tallulah, Colossal, Landline)

Jaime Burke, co-founder and President, Lifeboat Productions

Rachel Feldman, Director/Writer - Film/TV/Digital. FAIR FIGHT, KINKS

Alicia Malone, Film Reporter, TV Host, Producer, Writer, Editor

Denise Muyco, co-founder and CEO, StratusCore, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM - The VR - AR - Immersive Track

Session II: Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 303-304, Live Webcast

VR-AR Everywhere! - Planes, Theaters, Hotels, Arcade & Theme Parks

Simone Nelson, Managing Director, The CSU Entertainment Alliance, Moderator

Cliff Plumer, CEO, THE VOID

Doug Griffin, Founder and CEO, Nomadic VR

Ashley Crowder, CEO, Co-Founder, VNTANA

Lou Pizante, CFO and Head of Corporate Development, Two-Bit Circus

Anthony Borquez, Founder and CEO, Grab

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Haas Conference Center, Room 171

Entertainment and Cannabis: Who, What, Where, Why and How Much?

David Kostiner, Managing Partner, Counsel LLP

Gaynell Rogers, Director/Partner, Alternative Health & Wellness Division, Bond Moroch Agency

Jim Lewi, ‎Manager, Red Light Management

Joshua Otten, Founder PRØHBTD Media

Susan Soares, Executive Director, C.A.R.E.

Caroline Rustigian Bruderer, founder, K-Line & Company, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

5:00 PM - 6:15 PM Open to all attendees

End-of-Day Reception – Taper Courtyard

Outdoor Area In Front of Haas Conference Center

 

The Evening Celebration - Open to All Attendees

6:15 PM – 8:00 PM, Ahmanson Hall

Co-Sponsored by the TV Academy, Interactive Peer Group

Keynote Event and Evening Host

Seth Shapiro, Governor, Interactive Media, The Television Academy

A Celebration of the Best in VR/AR - Immersive Experiences of Mind, Time and Space

Eric Darnell, Chief Creative Officer, Baobab Studios

Maureen Fan, Chief Executive Officer, Baobab Studios
Ted Schillowitz, Futurist, 20th Century Fox and Chief Creative Officer Barco Escape

Eric W. Shamlin, Managing Director / Executive Producer, Secret Location

Anthony Batt, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, WEVR

Peter Martin, founder & CEO, V.A.L.I.S Studios

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Thursday, May 25th

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Track I: Haas Conference Center, Room 172-173, Live Webcast

Innovation in Video Advertising: Enhancing Brand Experience - Maximizing Revenue in Syndication, Ad Insertion and Live Streaming

Matt Leardini, Vice President, Search & Advertising, Synacor

Jason Bercovici, Director, Creative Strategy, Exponential

Matt Wilkinson, CSO, Mirriad

Zak Soreff, President, Sawyer Studios

Aimee Helfand, founder and CEO, FamiLeague

Tracey McCormack, Founder & President, McCormack Media Services, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM – The VR - AR - Immersive Track

Session II: Herscher Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 202

360 Video and VR/AR - Content and Advertising - A Cross Platform Experience

Greg Bond, SVP, Commercial Partnerships, Blend Media

Jordan Mann, VR Creator, Samsung VR Series, entitled “Gone”, "The Deepak Chopra VR Meditation Experience”

Benny Arbel, CEO, Inception VR

Sam White, Director of New Development and Strategic Partnerships, Two Bit Circus VR

Matthew Cook, Director Business Development and Content Acquisition, Autumn VR

Seth A. Schachner, Managing Director, Strat Americas, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

10:45 AM - Noon

Track I: Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, 303-304, Live Webcast

Indie TV – OTT and Streaming - The Gateway to the New Hollywood of Content to Phones, Tablets, TV and PC

Kim L. Hurwitz, Chief Content Officer, FOTV Media Networks

Randa Minkarah, Chief Operating Officer, Transform

Chris Wagner, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder, NeuLion

Frank Chindamo, President & Chief Creative Officer, Fun Little Movies

Keith Valory, CEO, Plex

Robert Magdien, Chief Programming Officer, Pluto TV

James M. Burger, Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM – The VR - AR - Immersive Track

Session I: Haas Conference Center, Room 172-173, Live Webcast

Advertising, Live Events and Brands in VR-AR-360 Video – from Mobile & Immersive to Experiential

Lewis Smithingham, filmmaker & VR Supervisor and Editor, Doug Liman’s VR series Invisible

Mike Nichols, VP, Creative Technology, Fuel

John Linden, President, Seismic Games

Craig Dalton, cofounder and CEO, DODOcase

Joseph Itaya, Founder & CEO, Epicenter VR

Alex M. Calle, Chief Creative Officer, Chief Executive Officer, Entertainment Design Corporation

Malia Probst, VR/AR Producer & Connector, Director of Brand Strategy, VRScout, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Session II: Guerin A Live Webcast

VR-AR/MR ThinkTank - The Deep Dive - Creative - Visionary Experiental Content and Technology

Annie Lukowski, co-founder, Vanishing Point Media,

Seth Skolnik, COO, Live Planet

Andrew Goldstein, CEO and Co-Founder, Otherworld Interactive

Bastiaan den Braber, President / COO, SAMO

Alejandro Dinsmore, CEO, EEVO

Edward Button, Award Winning Director of Photography and Director

Ben Mendelson, co-founder and president, Interactive Television Alliance, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Noon - 7:30 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin C

The Digital Hollywood DigiFest

The Sponsors:

I. Women in Film

II. NALIP - The National Association of Latino Producers

III. HollyShorts

First Presentations - Screening - Q&A

End-of-Day Awards Celebration

 

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Track I: Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, 303-304, Webcast

Ultimate TV: The OTT, Cross Platform, Multiscreen Experience - Navigated by Set-top, Mobile Device or Console

Thomas K. Arnold, publisher and editorial director, Home Media Magazine

Colin Zhao, VP Product Management & Market Development, NAGRA

Alex Drosin, President - North America, Massive Interactive

Sean Doherty, founder, Wurl TV

Dan Sweeney, VP, Sales & Marketing, Nevelex Corp.

Steve Harnsberger, EVP Business Development and OTT Market Specialist, ColorTV Inc.

Jonathan Hurd, Director, Altman Vilandrie & Company, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

New Track: The Comedy Festival at Digital Hollywood - presented by David Zucker & Circa

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin B

“Hollywood? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Hollywood” Established stars and wannabies use new tools and platforms to create, present, pay for their comic art

 

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM – The VR - AR - Immersive Track

Session I: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast

VR/AR as a Branding/Advertising Strategy: The Immersive Experience as Image Maker - Movies/TV/Brand

Chuck Peil, Head of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships, Reel FX (VR for Lionsgate, JC Penny, AT&T, Samsung)

Christine Lee, VP and GM, Global Business Development, IMMERSV INC.

Nicholas Longano, Head of VR/AR, Kaleidoscope Interactive

Sara Poorsattar, Director of VR/Video, Vimeo

Jon Simon, Vice President, Integrated Marketing, Ayzenberg

Vince Cacace, Founder and CEO, Vertebrae

Todd Hooper, founder and CEO, VREAL

Cynthia Lieberman, Media & Marketing Strategist, Lieberman Communications, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

2:00 PM - 7:30 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin C

The Digital Hollywood DigiFest

The Sponsors:

I. Women in Film

II. NALIP - The National Association of Latino Producers

III. HollyShorts

First Presentations - Screening - Q&A

End-of-Day Awards Celebration

 

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Track I: Haas Conference Center, Room 172-173, Live Webcast

Hybrid TV - Delivering the Ultimate TV Experience: Broadcast, Cable, Premium & OTT Content

Nash Parker, Director, IoT Ecosystem Development, Marketing & Corporate Affairs, Nokia

Nick Colsey, Business Development, Sony Electronics

Josette Bonte, Chief Strategy Officer, CTM: Institute for Communication Technology Management, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California

Erik Ramberg, Director of Product Management for TV & Media, Ericsson

Robin Wilson, ITV Technology Consultant

Mark Donnigan, Vice President, Marketing, Beamr, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track II: Herscher Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 202

Live Stream of Music Festivals and Concerts: Brands, Bands and New Technologies

John J. Petrocelli, CEO, Bulldog Digital Media

Peter Csathy, founder & chairman, CREATV Media

Jason Beukema, CEO/ Founder, Whet Travel - GROOVE Cruise

Brian Anderson, Global Music Sponsorships Lead, YouTube

Kim Garner, Content Development and Acquisitions, TV Partnerships, AEG Presents

Devon Copley, Product Management, Nokia Ozo

Kim Owens, Founding Editor | Digital Media & Entertainment Researcher, Kaffeine Buzz, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

New Track: The Comedy Festival at Digital Hollywood - presented by David Zucker & Circa

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin B

Classic Coke v. New Coke: What forms of comedy works best in this fast paced, digital world?  What's new?

 

3:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Track I: Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 303-304, Live Webcast

Video Everywhere - Technologies & Platforms - From Over-the-Top TV to 360 Video and Virtual Reality

Blair Harrison, CEO, Frequency

Nathan McGowan, Vice President, Product, The Hollywood Reporter & Billboard

Thomas K. Arnold, publisher and editorial director, Home Media Magazine

Jonathan Anastas, CMO, TEN: The Enthusiast Network

Jeffrey Stansfield, President and CEO, Advantage Video Systems

Peter Dawidzik, VP of Media and Service Providers, Qello Media Solutions

Fredrik Anderson, co-founder and SVP, Accedo

Lauren Cole, President, Cole Media, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track II: Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 305

Content Rights, Licensing and Technology Solutions in Media and Entertainment: Implementation of Technology Strategies

Steven Polster, CEO, RIGHTSTRADE

Graham M Oakes, CEO, Media Science International, Chairman - Digital Watermarking Alliance

Bill Woods, SVP, MediaMorph

Robin Wilson, ITV Technology Consultant

Christina Smith, SVP of Content Acquisitions, Jukin Media

Rajan “Raj” Samtani, Founder and Vice President of Business Development, Tengence LLC, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The Women's International Music Network and

Daisy Rock Girl Guitars Present

3:50 PM - 5:00 PM - Haas Conference Center - Room 171

Women in Action: Disrupting Gender Norms in Music & Media

Laura B. Whitmore,  Founder, The Women’s International Music Network, Moderator

Tish Ciravolo, President and Founder, Daisy Rock Girl Guitars

Janet Billig Rich, Artist Manager, Music Supervisor, Producer, and Tony Award-nominated Broadway theater producer

De Ivett, CEO + Biz Dev,  5D Spectrum

Laura Nickerson, Host/Producer/Video Content Creator

Kat Corbett, DJ, KROQ
Leslie Frank, Partner, King, Holmes, Paterno & Soriano

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Session I: Haas Conference Center, Room 172 & 173: Webcast

Innovating in VR-AR-Immersive Production - The Amazing Journey of Imagination, Gear and Innovation

Daniel Kenyon, Founder/CEO, Furious M

Keram Malicki Sanchez, Executive Director, VRTO Virtual & Augmented Reality World Conference & Expo (Toronto), Director, FIVARS

Louis Cacciuttolo, CEO, VRrOOm

Marco Rosado, Creative Director, , ModeSelect

Jake Sally, Director of Development, Two Bit Circus VR

Ryan Moore, CEO,Experience 360°

Jim McArthur, Customer Experience, Creative Cloud, Adobe, Moderator

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New Track: The Comedy Festival at Digital Hollywood - presented by David Zucker & Circa

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin B

Comedy in 360 & Virtual Reality - Turning the World into an Upside Down Space

 

5:00 PM - 6:15 PM Open to all attendees

End-of-Day Reception – Taper Courtyard

Outdoor Area In Front of Haas Conference Center

 

The Comedy Festival at Digital Hollywood

6:15 PM - 8:00 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin B

The Evening Keynote Event

The Best in Comedy – Performance – Screenings - Awards

 

The Digital Hollywood DigiFest

6:15 PM – 8:00 PM, Ahmanson Hall

The Sponsors:

I. Women in Film

II. NALIP - The National Association of Latino Producers

III. HollyShorts

End-of-Day Awards Celebration