Digital Hollywood Fall

Monday, October 19th - Thursday, October 22nd

Monday, October 19th

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Track III: The Plaza Room

Making TED Talks: Applying the Principles of Content and Connection

Marla Mitchnick, Co-founding member of the TED video team

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Artists in Hollywood - Actors - Writers - Performers - Directors - Producers

12 Noon – 1:00 PM Marina Vista Room – Live Webcast from this Room

The DealMaking Process: From Feature Film, Reality TV & Specials to Web Series and Indie Film Making

John Crye, former, Creative Director, Newmarket Films, "Memento, "Donnie Darko", "Whale Rider," "Monster," and "The Prestige"

Mike Richards, Executive Producer of The Price is Right & Let's Make a Deal

Hayley Dickson, Vice President, Television Acquisitions & Development - Global Content, FremantleMedia International

Maurício Mota, Co-President and Executive Producer, Wise Entertainment

Darrell Miller, Partner/Chair, Entertainment Department, Fox Rothschild LLP

Melisse Lewis, Entertainment Attorney, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Artists in Hollywood - Actors - Writers - Performers - Directors – Producers

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Marina Vista Room – Live Webcast from this Room

The Creative Master Class: TV, Film and Video

Kacey Arnold, Writer, Robot & Monster, Doc McStuffins, Tumbleleaf, Astroblast

Sandy Smolan, Film & Television Director

Rick Najera, Writer and Actor, Hulu, East Los High, MAD TV and In Living Color

Amy Taylor, screenwriter and producer, CHILDLESS BY CHOICE, DESERT BLOOM, THE SURROGATE

Sam Milman and Peter Vass, Bad Weather Films

Catherine Clinch, TV Writer, TV veteran, Hunter, Jake & The Fat Man, Knight Rider, Love Boat, Hart to Hart, Moderator

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Artists in Hollywood - Actors - Writers - Performers - Directors - Producers

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, Marina Vista Room - Webcasting Live from this Room

CrowdFunding Update:  Exploring Innovation in the Crowdfunding Film-TV-Start-up Process

Ron Miller, CEO, StartEngine

David Albert Pierce, Esq., Managing Member, Pierce Law Group LLP

Stephen Y. Ma, Partner, Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae LLP

Bryan M. Sullivan, Partner, Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae LLP

Samuel S. Guzik, Founder, GUZIK & ASSOCIATES

Marlon Schulman, Founder and CEO, Horror Equity Fund LLC

Ash Kumra, Co-Founder, DreamItAlive.com, Startup America California Leader, Moderator

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3:45 PM - 5:00 PM - The Workshop

Track IV: The Plaza Room

Financing Virtual and Augmented Reality: CONTENT BUSINESS MODELING - An Overview of Current Monetization Models

Miles Feldman, Co-Managing Partner, Raines Feldman LLP

Jordan Yospe, Of Counsel, Eisner Jaffe

Eunice Shin, Director, Manatt Digital Media

Sunny Midha, Greycroft Partners & Amplify.LA

René Bourdages, CEO, Elevado Media, Inc. Moderator

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Artists in Hollywood - Actors - Writers - Performers - Directors - Producers

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Track IV: Marina Vista Room – Live Webcast from this Room

The TV/Film/Video - Developing Strategies and Partnerships - Developing Hollywood Content as Brand and Franchise

John Reding, VP of Business Development, Vin Di Bona Productions

Keith Rivers, Director, Workhouse Creative

Mark Pellington, Director/Producer, U23D, I Melt with You, Mothman Prophecies, Arlington Road

Mike Rotman,  New Media Producer, TV Writer, “South Park,” “The Simple Life,” Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher”

Michael Corrente, director and producer, Door in the Floor,  Outside Providence, Brooklyn Rules, Federal Hill and Some Velvet Morning

John Baldecchi, CEO, Digital Riot Media - producer and executive, The Mexican (2001), Conan the Barbarian (2011)

Kimberly King-Burns, Partner, convergenz/solutions, Moderator

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

End-of-Day Poolside Reception - Ritz Carlton

 

6:15 PM – 8:30 PM

Monday, October 19th - The Welcome Dinner, Marina Vista Room, by invitation

The Welcome Dinner - Hollywood & Immersive Entertainment

From Film, IMAX and 3D to Virtual Reality - From Theaters to Mobile Platforms

Dinner Speakers and Honorees:

Ted Schilowitz, Futurist and VR explorer, 20th Century FOX

Chris Defaria, President Animation, Digital Production & Visual Effects, Warner Bros.

Corey Turner, VP Post Production, Paramount

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

Additional Speakers to be announced

 

Tuesday, October 20th

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

Track I: Ballroom Terrace, Live Webcast from this Room

Future of TV - Wall St. Analysts Meet Industry Executives - It's All About innovation and Disruption - Chasing the New Normal in the Entertainment & Technology Industries

Michael Pachter, Managing Director, Equity Research  Wedbush Securities

Dounia Turrill, former, Senior Vice President, Client Insights, The Nielsen Company

Gene Munster, Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst, Piper Jaffray

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

Justin Liu, Lead Engagement Manager, Media + Gaming - Akamai Technologies

Tom Burns, CTO, Media & Entertainment, EMC/Isilon

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

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9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Track III, Poolside Tent I

Silicon Beach Strategies: Accelerate, Incubate, Crowdfunding, Start-ups & Angels

Brian Mac Mahon, Chief Community Officer, Expert DOJO

Andrew Heckler, founder and CEO, Hone

John Shiple, founder, FreelanceCTO.com

Addison McCaleb, Founder and CEO, MediaHound

Victoria Silchenko, Ph.D., Chair of Global LAVA, Los Angeles Venture Association, Moderator

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10:45 AM - Noon

Track IV: The Women's Creativity Workshops  Poolside Tent I

Living the Life: Women Entrepreneurs, Lifestyle Innovators and Disrupters

Melissa Palazzo, President, Ant Farm

Miss Kris Turner, Fashion + Lifestyle + DIY Blogger

Katie Elmore Mota, Co-President and Executive Producer, Wise Entertainment

Elizabeth Kiehner, Senior Design Manager/Chief of Staff, IBMiX

Lisa Kraynak, Founding partner, Propelle partners, Moderator

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Artists in Hollywood - Actors - Writers - Performers - Directors - Producers

Track V: Marina Vista Room

Investment & Funding of Indie Film and TV: from Theatrical Features to Cable Networks, Netflix and Amazon

René Bourdages, CEO, Elevado Media, Inc., Moderator

Micah Green, Co-Head of financing, CAA

Bryan Smiley, Manager Home Entertainment & New Business Development initiatives, New Regency

Chuck Bush Jr, CEO, Great Road Capital

Aaron Meyerson, Managing Director, Qualia Legacy Advisors, LLC

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12:30 PM - 1:45 PM - The Women's Creativity Workshops The Director’s Room

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

Kayo Washio, Head of U.S. Operations, WOWOW

Teri Schwartz, Dean of UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television

Kylie Sparks, actor/producer, "Squaresville"

Valerie Voci, Chief Marketing Officer, OWNZONES Media Network

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

Sunni Pavlovic, Studio Manager, thatgamecompany

Perrin Kaplan, Principal, Zebra Partners, Moderator

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

Session II: Ballroom Terrace

The Contours and Technology of VR-AR-Immersive: It Feels Like Magic - Doorway to New Environments

Jeff Nicholas, Co-Founder and President, The Uprising Creative (Videos for Beats By Dr. Dre, Bud Light Platinum,  Justin Timberlake, Rihanna and Shakira

David Rosenbaum, Director, Creative Director, JauntVR, Director, Humble, The Recruit, VR

Peter Oberdorfer, ‎President, Tactic

Jay Harwood, VFX & CG Supervisor, Firstborn (VR for Patrón and Mountain Dew)

Moderator - Joanna Peña-Bickley, Global Chief Creative Officer, IBM Interactive Experience

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Artists in Hollywood - Actors - Writers - Performers - Directors - Producers

Workshop: Sponsored by Women in Film

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM - The Directors Room

“How Do You Go from Idea to Pitch?”
1. Creation – You have a great idea; now what? How do you develop an idea into a project; what format to choose, what platform, where to find your audience? What is your long term plan for your project?

2. Building Traction – Before you go to the networks (or studios), how do you make your project stands out? Develop a marketing plan.  How can you get your content stand out?  Maximize social media exposure: develop followers/fan base on social media?

3. Pitching – How do you put all the chances on your side? How to make a successful pitch.  What are networks looking for?  What is going to make your content stands out from the others?

Mhairi Morrison, Creator of Feathers & Toast

Holly Payberg, Producer of Feathers & Toast

Leah Cevoli, Producer and Actor

Brittany Turner, Vice President of Digital Video at Adaptive Studios

Angela Wilson Gyetvan, Founder & President of Digital Whisper

Laura Fischer, Head of Production at Yahoo!

Melissa Schneider, SVP of Development & Production at New Form Digital, and

Ellen Pittleman, President at Hybrid Entertainment

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

5:00 PM - 6:15 PM, Open to All Attendees

End-of Day Poolside Reception - Ritz Carlton

 

6:15 PM – 8:30 PM, Marina Vista Room

Virtual Reality Entertainment Festival at Digital Hollywood

Honoring the Best in VR & AR and Immersive - Film, TV, Games, Mobile & Technology

co-sponsored by TV Academy, Interactive Peer Group

 

6:15 PM – 8:30 PM, Ballroom Terrace

Special VIP Dinner:

The Immersive Entertainment and Technology Track

The Interface: An Object of Beauty: The Doorway to Everything

Moderator: Philip Lelyveld, VR/AR Program Manager, USC Entertainment Technology Center

John Underkoffler, CEO & Chief Scientist, Oblong Industries (Designer, Computer interfaces for Steven Spielberg's Minority Report

Speakers to be announced

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, October 21st

The Immersive Breakfast Roundtable

Immersion – AR – VR – Holography – Taking it to the Next Level

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM - Marina Vista - Webcast from this Room

Innovation from the North: A Look at VR, AR, and Immersive Entertainment in Canada

Ana Serrano, Chief Digital Officer, Canadian Film Centre

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

Sean Ramsay, Founder, Bubl Technology

Roy Taylor, Corporate Vice President and Head of Alliances, AMD

J. Lee, co-founder, 1188 Films
Moderator: Nick DeMartino, Chair, IDEABOOST Accelerator

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10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Session I: Salon I

Financing the Imagination: Funding and Business Development in AR, VR and Immersion – From VCs to Kickstarter and Corporate Investments

Sim Blaustein, Partner, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments

Richard Yen, Director, Private Equity, Saban Capital Group

Sunny Dhillon, Principal, Signia Venture Partners

Alex Rosenfeld, Founder & CEO, Vrideo

Mariana Danilovic, Founder and Managing Director, Hollywood Portfolio, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

10:45 AM - Noon

Track II: TWomen's Creativity Workshops Poolside Tent I

Women Entrepreneurs: Sharing Experience - Real Life Stories - Building the Brand, the Personal and the Company Identity

Sharon Rechter, EVP Business Development & Marketing, BabyFirst

Tish Ciravolo, President and Founder, Daisy Rock Girl Guitars

Erin Kapczynski, Vice President, Marketing, Purch

Kirsty Spraggon, Author, Motivational Expert, Kirsty Spraggon TV

Julie Spira, CEO, Cyber-Dating Expert and Social Media and More

Linda Sherman, Co-Founder, The Courage Group, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

11:00 AM - Noon

ThinkTank I: The Director's Room

What Makes The Web Viable? Funding, Producing and Distributing Original Content

Christopher Kenneally, Director, Business Development, Copyright Clearance Center

Michael Grover, founder, Siteroll and Human80

Rob H. Aft, President of Compliance Consulting LLC

Eric Mofford, Producer/Director, Unconventional Media

Kim Williams, Writer/ Producer, inkSpot Entertainment

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12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Track II: Poolside Tent I

Digital Deals - Networks, Studios and Producers - Monetizing Content Across Platforms

Michael Kernan, Chief Executive Officer, NuMedia Studios & Management

Robyn R. Polashuk, Managing Partner, Los Angeles Office, Covington & Burling LLP

Andrew Schneider, Co-Founder & President, Emergent Payments

David Tenzer, Entertainment Attorney, formerly Generate, CAA

Corey Davis, Vice President of Marketing, ClickBank

Michael Sid, CEO, Mediamorph, Moderator

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Track III: The Women's Creativity Workshops Admiralty Room

The Women's VC Funding Roundtable: From Private Equity to Crowdfunding

Renata RA Akhunova, Partner, Formula VC, Venture Fund, Moderator

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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Session I: VR Game Creation – The Deep Dive – Immersing in a Virtual Experience – Thinking and Breathing in a Cyber Universe, Marina Vista Room

 

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM - The Women's Creativity Workshops The Director’s Room

Funny Women in Internet-Film-TV - Personalities - Writers - Directors

 

3:50 PM - 5:00 PM -

Track IV: Women's Creativity Workshops Admiralty Room

A Women’s Vision of Wellness: Empowering Lifestyle through Community - From Social Media & Internet to Film and TV

Kate Neligan, Founder/CEO of Synergy TV - a Mindful Media Entertainment company

Valerie Alexander, author, How Women Can Succeed in the Workplace (Despite Having "Female Brains")

Tina Hoover, VP Marketing & Interactive Experiences, Scientific Games

Mariana Danilovic, Managing Director, Hollywood Portfolio, Moderator

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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Session II: Salon I

Creating the VR Music Video Experience: The Creators Discuss the New Art Form: Artists - Director - Producer

Brandon Zamel, ‎Founder, CEO, Springbok Entertainment, Moderator

Matthew Gratzner, Co-Founder / Creative Director, New Deal Studios

Members of Alternative Rock Band, Galvanized Souls

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5:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Poolside Reception at the Ritz

 

Wednesday, October 21st

6:15 PM - 8:30, Salon II, Open to All Attendees

An Evening of Women's Media

Hosted By: Lori H. Schwartz, Technology Catalyst, Content Strategist and Media Advisor, Radio Host: The Tech Cat Show, Managing Partner @StoryTech, Adjunct Prof at LMU

Session I

Alliance for Women in Media, SoCal's Salute to Excellence

LaFern Cusack, Host/Sr. Producer, ESPN LA/PromaxBDA

Lisa Foxx, iHeart Radio Personality

Mary Beth Garber, EVP/Marketing Strategy, Katz Radio Group

 

Session II

We Came, We Saw, We Kicked Ass.  -  Chatting with Woman Visionaries, Leaders and Tech Mavens

Bettina Sherick, Be in Touch Advisors, Founder Hollywood in Pixles, SVP, Digital Strategic Marketing 20th Century Fox International, Storyteller

Jacquie Barnbrook, Reel Vox, Virtual Reality Producer, VRC, Sony Visual Effects Producer, Storyteller

Shannon Blake Gans, CEO & Co-Founder New Deal Studios , Storyteller

Julia Frey, Executive Producer at Baraboom! Studios, VFX Producer, Storyteller

Sandy Abrams,  Founder, MoistureJam; Author, YourIdeaInc;  Social Influencer and Entrepreneurial Enthusiast.

Hosted By:

Lori H. Schwartz, Technology Catalyst, Content Strategist and Media Advisor, Radio Host: The Tech Cat Show, Managing Partner @StoryTech, Adjunct Prof at LMU

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6:15 PM - 8:00 PM, Marina Vista Room

Virtual & Augmented Reality Keynote Event

An AR-VR-Hollywood Mindmeld –

Creative Artists Meet Technology Visionaries

 

Thursday - Day Four – October 22nd

Drill Down Day at Digital Hollywood

 

Special Workshop

10:00 AM - 12:45 PM, Salon III

Strategies in Start-up Business Development:  Developing Concepts, Lean Start-up Techniques and Positioning Your Company to Succeed!

 

Special Production in VR and AR

11:00 AM – Noon, Live Webcast

Session A: VR Cinema Workshop:  Writing and Directing

Session B: Virtual Avatar Development, Human Motion Capture and 3D Scanning

 

Special Production in VR and AR, Marina Vista Room

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Session A: VR Cinema Workshop: Post-production and Distribution

Session B: Creating in VR: The Enhanced Physical Experience & Emerging Narrative - Branching Storylines, Alternative Character Sets, Divergent Plots,  Multiplying Realities

 

Special Afternoon Events, Salon III

The Crowdfunding Workshops

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Crowdfunding Tips, Tricks and Trends

 

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM, Marina Vista Room, Live Webcast

VR and AR – In Gaming and Beyond

 

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM, Salon III

Crowdfunding Marketing Strategies for Success: Expert industry panel and Audience Pitches to Industry Experts

 

New Tracks and Themes in Development

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

II. Immersive Entertainment – From Movie Theaters to Interactive Surfaces

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

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

V. The Women's Summit & Festival - Content - Discussion - Recognition

VI. Finance Hollywood - Investment - Funding - Packaging

VII. Hollywood Advertising - Brands - Agencies - Networks

VIII. Big Hollywood - Networks - Studios  - Technologies

IX. Social TV - Smart Mobile: Hollywood = Mobile - TV - PCs

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