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I. Virtual and Augmented Reality - From Full Embodiment and Immersion to the 360 Video Experience

II. Hollywood and Space: Honoring the Greatest in Creativity – From Mars & the Moon to Exploring the Imagination – Including a University Outreach Program

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

IV. NEW - The Documentary Festival at Digital Hollywood: Non-Fiction Programming Across All Media Platforms

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

VI. NEW- VR/AR Student Hackathon – Two-Day High School Student Competition

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: Tablets - Phones - TV - PCs

XII. The Comedy Festival at Digital Hollywood

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Digital Hollywood Fall, October 10-12, 2017

Skirball Center, 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles

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The Strategic Sessions - Let's Get Started!

Tuesday, October 10th

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

Ashley Crowder, CEO, Co-Founder, VNTANA

Jonathan Dotan, Chief Strategy Officer, Otoy

Aaron Luber, Lead, AR/VR Content Partnerships, Google

Keith Soljacich, VP/Director, Technology, Digitas Studios

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

Ben Stein, General Manager of Studios, 8i

Nancy King, Consultant, NewView Marketing, Moderator

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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

Phil Ranta, Chief Operating Officer, Studio71

Jamie Elden, President, NYLON Media, Chairman of Socialyte

Danyelle McGill, Vice President, Influencer Marketing, 87AM

Maureen Polo, General Manager, Fullscreen

Nick Carreras, VP of Talent and Brand Strategy, Bent Pixels

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

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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

Valuing and Financing Entertainment Content: Film/TV, Internet and Virtual Reality - From VC, Private Equity to Corporate Investment

Diane McGrath, Chief Global Strategist, Falcon Media House

Schuyler M. Moore, Partner, Greenberg Glusker

Seth Shapiro, Governor, Interactive Media, The Television Academy

Peg Jackson, Managing Director, Mooreland Partners

Megan Lisa Jones, Associate, OLDMAN, COOLEY, SALLUS, BIRNBERG, COLEMAN & GOLD, LLP

Ryan Wang, Co-founder and General Partner, Outpost Capital

Larry Gerbrandt, principal, Media Valuation Partners, Moderator

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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

Mike Hildebrandt, VP Corporate Development & Strategic Partnerships, DAQRI

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

Leon Laroue, Manager, New Ventures, AR Eyewear, Epson

Eric Trabold, Chief Business Officer, Avegant

Soulaiman Itani, Founder and CEO, Atheer

Tom Wesselman, Senior Director, Software Group, Plantronics

Bill Newell, CEO, North South Studios LLC, Moderator

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Session II: Guerin A, in Herscher Hall, Live Webcast

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

Justin Hochberg, CEO, Just Entertainment

Andrew Sugerman, Producer, “Conviction,” “Any Day,” “The Divide,” “Prozac Nation,” and Exec. Produced, “Shopgirl”

Hannah Pillemer, SVP, of Development & Production, MarVista

Brian Beckmann, CFO, Arclight Films

Jessica Kantor, General Counsel, New Form Entertainment

Perrin Chiles, CEO/co-founder Adaptive Studios (Exec Pro. Project Greenlight)

Todd Garner, Founder & CEO, Broken Road Productions (Producer/ExecProducer, Black Hawk Down, Daddy Day Care, Con Air, 13 Going on 30)

Melisse Lewis, Entertainment Attorney, 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

John Holdridge, SVP Social Video, Strategy, Fullscreen

James Creech, Co-Founder and CEO. Paladin Software

Sarah Malkin, Vice President, Programming, New Form

George Ouzounian, aka, MADDOX, YouTube Celebrity

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

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Track II: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast

Media With Impact: Documentaries, Features, TV, & News Tackle a Culture in Crisis?

Moderators: Kerry Edelstein, President, Research Narrative, Inc. and

Lynn Gutstadt, Managing Partner, LG Communications Consulting

Speakers to be announced

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1:15 PM - 2:15 PM, Haas Conference Center, Room 171

“Hollywood & Space: Honoring the Greatest in Creativity”

Hollywood, Space Science and Entertainment ThinkTank: Writers, Directors, Producers

Ben West, Creative Director, Framestore

Z. Nagin Cox, Tactical Mission Lead : Curiosity Rover Flight Team, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Kieran Dickson, Editorial Director, Comet TV

John Alan Simon, Writer - Director - Producer, "“Radio Free Albemuth”, "The Getaway"

Dr. Armin T. Ellis, Founder, Exploration Institute, Inventor of i2i Method™, Moderator

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1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Guerin A, in Herscher Hall, Live Webcast

The Hollywood Masterclass: TV, Film and Video - Packaging - Producing - Bundling - Distributing in a Cross-Platform World

Jim Amos, former, President of Distribution, Sony Pictures and SVP Head of Sales, STX Entertainment

Paul Hanson, CEO, Covert Media

Charlie Tabesh, Senior Vice President of Programming and Production, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and Filmstruck, Turner Entertainment

Xavier Savant, founder and creative director, Glassell House

Nancy Nayor, President, Nancy Nayor Casting (former SVP, Casting, Universal Pictures)

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

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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Track I: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast

Women in Virtual Reality and Immersive Entertainment: Experiencing New Dimensions and Creative Experience

Ryan Pulliam, CMO, Speaker and Co-Founder, Specular Theory

Kimberly Cooper, CEO and Co-Founder, Spatialand

Allison Huynh, Founder and CEO, MyDream Interactive

Kiernan Kit, CEO, Truth for Gold

Evelyne Ouellet, Chief Marketing Consultant, SAFIRA Entertainment Marketing

Louisa Spring, Founder, Spring Alliance, Moderator

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3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Track III: Guerin A, in Herscher Hall, Live Webcast

The TV/Film/Video - Platforms and Partnerships - Developing Hollywood Content as Brand and Distribution Package

Gretchen McCourt, Executive Vice President of ArcLight Cinemas

Phil Lott, Co-Founder and President, AMPLE (Showrunner, The Pitch; Director, Undercover Boss)

Brant Pinvidic, television producer and the founder and CEO, INvelop Entertainment

Philip Shafran, Director of Content Activation, Brand and Rights Management, Vin Di Bona Productions

Lemuel Plummer, CEO, L. Plummer Media (Producer, The Preachers of L.A, Mo'Nique Show  and The Family Crews)

Harmon Kaslow, President, Atlas Distribution Company

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

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3:45 PM - 5:00 PM. Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 303-304, Live Webcast

“Hollywood & Space: Honoring the Greatest in Creativity”

“2001 A Space Odyssey” & “Star Trek” – The Science, The Technology – The Visionary Genius - Imagination Gets Realized

Marc Zicree, Written & Produced Episodes,  Star Trek – The Next Generation, Sliders, Babylon 5, Deep Space Nine

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

Dr. Pascal Lee, Chairman, Mars Institute, Planetary Scientist, SETI Institute, Director of the NASA Haughton-Mars Project at NASA Ames Research Center

Marty Perlmutter, Technologist & Social Activist, Moderator

Speakers to be announced

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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

 

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Haas Conference Center, Room 172-173

The Challenge of Piracy: A Clear and Present Danger

Spencer Stephens, former, Chief Technology Officer, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Rick Lane, former Senior Vice President, Government Relations, 21st Century Fox

Tara Swaminatha, Partner, Data Privacy & Cybersecurity, Squire, Patton, Boggs

Ben de Bont, Vice President & CISO, IBM Cloud & IBM Watson

Denise Muyco, co-founder and CEO, StratusCore

Hemanshu (Hemu) Nigam, CEO, SSP Blue, Moderator

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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

 

Wednesday, October 11th

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

Michael Pachter, Managing Director, Equity Research, Wedbush Securities

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

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

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

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9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

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

Crowdfunding, Start-ups & Angels: The Financing the Entertainment and Technology Industries

Dimitry Lensky, Associate, Greenberg, Whitcombe, Takeuchi, Gibson & Grayver,  LLP

Mark Landay, Managing Director, Dynamic Synergy Corporation

Kumar Arora, Serial Entrepreneur & Professional Daydreamer. Investor on CNBC's "Cleveland Hustles"

Amy Wan, Esq., Founder & CEO Bootstrap Legal

Adam Marsh, Entertainment/Media/Sports, Huntington Technology Finance

Gene Massey, Chairman/CEO, MediaShares.com, 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

Immersive Media and the Social Entrepreneur

Linda Durnell, Adjunct Faculty, Media Psychology Graduate Program. Fielding Graduate University (Advocacy Media and VR: A Different Approach to Behavioral Change)

Garry Hare PhD. Faculty, Media Psychology Doctoral Program, Fielding Graduate University (The Emotional Impact of Real Time Information)

Jimmy Giliberti, Director of Sales and Business Development, WorldViz

Josephine Munis, CMO, Candy Lab AR (Location-based Augmented Reality)

Lori Kozlowski, Producer + Editorial Director, Project Empathy (Project Empathy - a VR series about the U.S. prison system)

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

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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

Anathea Ruys, Managing Director, Carat LA

Ben Tatta, Co-Founder and President, 605

Will Park, Director, Brand Integrations, BEN (Branded Entertainment Network)

Darnell Brisco, Vice President, Accounts, Fullscreen

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

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

David Leibowitz, Managing Partner, CH Potomac, Moderator

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Track II: Haas Conference Center - Room 171

Living the Life: Entrepreneurs, Lifestyle Innovators and Disrupters

Wendy Doulton, Managing Partner, Katalyst Group

Cam Kashani, Godmother of Silicon Beach

Amanda Bradford, Founder and CEO, The League

Tania Yuki, CEO, Shareablee

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

Casey Cowan, Communications Director, Sudara, Inc.

Tess Cacciatore, CEO, Global Women’s Empowerment Network (GWEN), Moderator

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Track III: Herscher Hall, Room 202

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

Meyer Shwarzstein, President, Brainstorm Media

Kevin Kasha, Co Founder, Three Bridges Entertainment, former, Head of Acquisition, Starz and New Line Cinema

John Kim, President, Deep C Digital

Robert Binning, CEO, StreamSpace

Seth M Willenson, President. Seth Willenson, Inc., Moderator

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

Session I: Guerin A, in Herscher Hall, Live Webcast

Apple AR and Google AR Change Everything: AR Transforms the Immersive Space

Mike Goslin, Vice President, Advanced Development, Disney

Michael Levine, CEO, Happy Giant

Ben Taft, Co-Founder and CEO, Mira Labs

Charlie Fink, Contributor, Forbes, Moderator

Speakers to be announced

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

VR/AR as Change Agent: Social, News, Documentary and Political Media

Kate Wurzbacher, VR Pioneer, Here Be Dragons

Cassandra Herrman, Producer / Director - ‎Emblematic Group, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, PBS, MSNBC, and Al Jazeera

BC Biermann, Founder, The Heavy Projects

Carole Chainon, co-founder & COO, JYC

Laura Hertzfeld, Program Director, Journalism 360, Moderator

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12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Track II: Haas Conference Center, Room 171

The China - Entertainment Industry Roundtable: A Discussion with China Experts - Investment, Joint Ventures, and Productions in Film - TV - Technology

Schuyler M. Moore, Partner, Greenberg Glusker

Bennett Pozil, Executive Vice President, East West Bank

Fan Wang, Director, Producer and scholar with Sarft

Lora Y. Chen, CEO, China Media Consulting, Moderator

Speakers to be announced

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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

Audrey Povar, Development Producer, Digital Media Management, WhoHaha (co-owned by Elizabeth Banks)

Karinna Karsten, CEO, Love TV

Katharina Baron Kowalewski, Founder & Owner, Netwok KO

Sally Jones, Digital Editorial Director, Trusted Media Brands, Inc.

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

Kylie Sparks, actor/producer, “Squaresville"

Ellie Shoja, Head of Production, Embold Media, LLC.

Perrin Kaplan, Principal, Zebra Partners, Moderator

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

Session I: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast from this Room

Future of Film - From Cinema and Immersive Entertainment to VR/AR and Theme Parks - The Franchise Expands!

Heather Blair, Head of Cinema Sales, MediaMation, Inc.

Craig Dehmel, EVP, Head of Global Distribution, iMAX

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

Bob Lenihan, president programming, AMC Theaters

Paul Dergarabedian, Senior Media Analyst, comScore

Matthew Bakal, co-founder + Chairman, Atom Tickets

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

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

VR/AR: The Creators - Transforming Entertainment, Media & Advertising – TV, Movies, News, Sports & Music

Dane Smith, Head of Business Development, The Third Floor

Scott Francis, Chief Technology Officer, THX

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

Adam Myhill, Head of Cinematics, Unity Technologies

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

Andy Cochrane, ‎‎Independent Digital Director

Moderator, Steven Masur, Senior Partner, MG+

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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

Janett Kennedy Haas, SVP Brand Solutions & Strategic Partnerships, Forbes Media

Beau Avril, Global Head of Product Commercialization, Google

Tara DeVeaux, Chief Marketing Officer, BBDO New York

Jason Jercinovic, Global Head of Marketing Innovation, Havas

Rick Eiserman, North American CEO, Engine Group & CEO, Trailer Park

Andrew Solmssen, Managing Director, POSSIBLE, Los Angeles, Moderator

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

Working in the Industry: An In-Depth Discussion with Executives and Creatives from TV, Film and Technology

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

David Viviano, Chief Economist, SAG-AFTRA

Lucia Brawley, Executive Producer, The World Cup of Hip Hop & Co-Founder, Amp.It

Eric Siegel, Writer/Producer/Actor

Shannon Flynn, Television Director, Awesomeness TV, Nickelodeon & Disney

Kristin Burke, Warner Brothers Emerging Film Directors Fellow

J. Todd Harris, founder, Branded Pictures Entertainment (Producer, The Kids Are All Right, Bottle Shock, Jeepers Creepers and Piranha 3D)

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

In the Creative Zone: Film & TV to Virtual Reality and Advertising

Nancy Nayor, President, Nancy Nayor Casting (former SVP, Casting, Universal Pictures)

Daniel Tibbets, CEO, EL Rey Networks

Mark Deetjen, Senior Vice President, Programming & Operations, FremantleMedia North America

Jim Cannella, Executive Producer, The Recording Academy (GRAMMYs)

John P. Roberts, Chief Content Officer, Pure Imagination Studios

Allison Dollar, CEO, Interactive Television Alliance

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

Lori Kozlowski, Virtual Reality Producer, Project Empathy

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

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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

Christina Heller, CEO & Co-founder, VR Playhouse

Chris Hewish, Executive Vice President, Interactive, Skydance

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

Patrick Meegan, Creative Director, Jaunt Studios

David Levitt, CEO and President, WovenAR

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

Kymber Lim, CCO + Head of Studio, Holor

Carolyn Giardina, Tech Editor, The Hollywood Reporter, Moderator

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Wednesday, October 11th - Continued from Left Column

3:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Track I: Haas Conference Center, Room 171

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

Alex da Kid, founder and CEO, KIDinaKORNER (Written/Produced Rihanna, Eminem, Dr. Dre)

Jeanne Wolf, Award-Winning Journalist and Media Coach

Evan Sroka, Corporate Finance Executive, Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

Jonathan Lowe, Senior VP of Marketing, AEG Sports

Mark Wolf, Producer and CEO, Change The World Productions

Russ Axelrod, Co-Founder, Pitchmen

Adrian Sexton, CEO, TiTAN Platform, Moderator

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Sponsored by Alliance for Women in Media SoCal

Track II: 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

Jaime Burke, co-founder and President, Lifeboat Productions

Laverne McKinnon, Executive Producer, Netflix comedy series, Girlboss

Studios USA

Tineka Becker, Independent Casting Director

Katrina Wolfe, President of Production, AG Studios

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

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

Katrina Frolov, Senior Manager of Programming, Comcast’s Watchable

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM - Haas Conference Center, Room 171

“Hollywood & Space: Honoring the Greatest in Creativity”

From Imagination to Reality - Crafting Reality through Imagination and Engineering

 

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

Session I: The Guerin A, in Herscher Hall, Live Webcast

The Power of VR-AR: A New Language of Artistry - A Unique Moment of Commercial Possibility and Marketplace

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

Jen Dennis, Head of VR, RSA Films

Peter Oberdorfer, President, Tactic

Jubin Dave, Corporate Strategy, Blackthorn Media

W. Joe DeMiero, Digital Management Director, Team One and President, TiltShift

Cathy Twigg, Co-Founder/Chief Content and Production Officer, The Rogue Initiative

Anna Marie Piersimoni, Instructor, Department of Cinema and Television Arts, California State University, Northridge, 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

 

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Haas Conference Center, Room 172-173

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

Caroline Rustigian Bruderer, Founder, K-Line Productions

Susan Soares, Founder, JUSTCare, Green Oasis

Michel Shane, Managing Partner, The Handpicked Company

Shanan Sabin, Partner, Sales & Marketing, Right Side Consulting Group

Dean Arbit, Founder, TruMedia

Joshua Otten, Co-Founder, PRØHBTD Media

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM - Haas Conference Center, Room 171

Alliance for Women in Media SoCal

Membership Meeting

 

The Evening Event - 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

 

Thursday, October 12th

Special Workshop

9:00 AM - 11:20 AM, Ahmanson Hall

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

Brian Mac Mahon, Chief Community Officer, Expert DOJO

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

Session I: Haas Conf. Ctr. - Rm. 172 & 173

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

Michael Ludden, Director of Product, IBM’s Watson Developer Labs & AR/VR Labs

Ryan Wang, Co-founder and General Partner, Outpost Capital

Alexis Macklin, Analyst, Greenlight VR

Norman Liang, Venture Partner, WI Harper

Rob Vickery, Co-Founder, Stage Venture Partners

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

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10:45 AM - Noon

Track II: Haas Conference Center - Room 171

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

Marsha Collier, Marketing Futurist & Radio Host, President, The Collier Company

Debra Fine, CEO, "I Have a Dream" Foundation - Los Angeles

Erin Kapczynski, SVP Marketing, Kontrol Media

Ronjini Joshua, Owner, The Silver Telegram

Susan Miller, Author, Writer & Founder, Astrology Zone®

Elizabeth Barrutia, CEO, BARU Marketing & Media

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

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

Session II: Guerin A Live Webcast

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

Andrew Goldstein, CEO and Co-Founder, Otherworld Interactive

Edward Button, Award Winning Director of Photography and Director

Alejandro Dinsmore, CEO, EEVO

Seth Skolnik, COO, Live Planet

Bastiaan den Braber, President / COO, SAMO

Robert Watts, Co-founder and Executive Producer, Light Sail VR

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

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12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

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

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

Jason Henderson, Senior Manager, Contracts, DISH Network

Russell Schwartz, Senior Vice President and Head, Original Programming Business & Legal Affairs, Starz

Cupid Hayes, V.P. Business Development, MCMG – SAG-AFTRA Hollywood Board of Directors

Anjan Choudhury, Partner, Munger Tolles & Olson LLP

Vishal Panchal, Director, Digital & Theatrical Distribution - Shout! Factory

Karen M. Robson, Partner, Pryor Cashman

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

Michael Sid, CEO, Mediamorph, Moderator

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

Crowdfunding Breakthrough: Access to Capital Meritocracy through Reg A+ to Crowdfunding Campaigns for Film - TV - Technology

Francis Pollara, Strategy & Venture Manager, Launch

Deoné Sulgatti, CEO, Tengia

Phil Ashcroft, founder and chief creative, RTSTRY, Board Member at BAFTA Los Angeles

Jillian Sidoti Esq. Crowdfunding Lawyers

Richard Grover, CEO and President: VaranIDEA

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

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

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

Presented by Laduma

VR/AR: The Next Normal for News and Non Scripted Content

Moderated by: Frank Radice, Expert in Residence, Definition6

Jason Farkas, Vice President of Premium Content Video, CNN

Jesse Redniss, Chief Innovation Officer, Turner Broadcasting

Tyson Sadler, VR Director

Joel Douek, ECCO VR and chief scientist, ManMadeMusic

Ben Smith, CEO, Laduma

Andrew Hawken, CEO, Mesmerise

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2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

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

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

Raymond Leon Roker, Executive Producer / Content Creative Director, Coachella/Goldenvoice - AEG Presents

Eddie Vaca, CEO, Amp Live

Juan Santillan, CEO, Vantage TV

Marc Scarpa, founder and Executive Producer / Director, Simplynew

Brian Anderson, Global Music Sponsorships Lead, YouTube

John J. Petrocelli, CEO, Bulldog Digital Media

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

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

Financing, Packaging & Investment: From Entertainment & Indie Project to Technology & Startups

Amy Wan, Esq., Founder & CEO Bootstrap Legal

Diane McGrath, Chief Global Strategist, Falcon Media House

Greg Akselrud, Partner, Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP

Jason Scoggins, President & COO of Slated, Inc.

Jennifer Post, Partner, Thompson Coburn

Mark Jeffrey, CEO & Founder, Guardian Circle Inc.

Brett M. Brown, Managing Partner, Xsolla Capital

Steven Masur, Senior Partner, MG+, Moderator

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

Session I: Ahmanson Hall

The Future of Entertainment: VR Story Architects and Experience Designers

Jake Sally, Director of Development, Two Bit Circus VR

Eduardo Yeh, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, SELVZ

Penka Kouneva, Leading Games Composer, “NASA AR installations”, “The Mummy VR at IMAX VR

Ilya Rozhkov, film and VR director Agent Emerson VR Film Experience

Chad Woods, Immersive Reality Designer, Team One

Chris Prynoski, founder/president, Titmouse

Maggie Lane, VR/AR Designer, Moderator

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

VR/AR Production: Advances in Visualization & Experimentation in Cinematic - TV – Ads - Games

Brett Leonard, Virtual Reality Expert/Creator - ‎VIRTUOSITY VR (Director - The Lawnmower Man)

Edward Dawson-Taylor, co-founder, Edge Visual Studios (VFX, Jurassic World & Jungle Book)

Woody Schultz, Actor, Producer, Writer and President/Partner of Winning Swimmer Productions

Adam Geoghegan, CEO, Immersia Enterprises Pty, Ltd

James Dowaliby, Studio and Broadcast Executive, Light & Edge, Moderator

 

3:50 PM - 5:00 PM

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

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

Robin Wilson, Director, RW TV

Tamerlin Godley, Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson

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

Joe Moschella, Head of Business and Legal Affairs, Jukin Media

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

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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

 

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin B

New Track: The Documentary Festival at Digital Hollywood

The Documentary - The Curators - Buyers - Reps - Producers - Studios

 

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

Ryan Moore, CEO,Experience 360°

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

Matthew Celia, Managing Partner and Creative Director, Light Sail VR

Amanda Shelby, VR Producer, (Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Red Carpet Show, Obama’s Farewell Address, Hyundai SB 2017 Commerical

Larry Rosenthal, President, Creative Director, CubeVR, 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

 

6:00 - 8:30 PM, Guerin C, Herscher Hall

New Track: The Documentary Festival at Digital Hollywood

I.  The Documentary - Technologies and Impact - VR / AR - Digital - Youtube - iPhone - goPro - Google Eart

II. Documentary Screening and Q&A with Filmmakers: Digital Hollywood Documentary Honoree and Master Class

 

 

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