Digital Hollywood Spring

April 27th - 30th, 2015

 

The Strategic Sessions - Let's Get Started!

Monday, April 27th

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Track I: Ballroom Terrace – Live Webcast from this Room

The Power of YouTube: Unlocking the Power of Programming, Premium Content and Advertising

Kai Hasson, Partner and Creative Director, Portal A

Adam Wescott, Partner/Co-Founder, Select Management Group

Chris Younger, Principal, Director of Strategy, Ayzenberg

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

Khudor Annous is VP of Integrated Marketing & Promotions, Fullscreen

Jody Stark, Senior Vice President, Global Commercial Strategy, Piksel

Tony Chen, CEO, Channel Factory

Mike Vorhaus, President, Magid Advisors, Moderator

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: Producers, Showrunners, Actors, Directors, Agents, Lawyers - Who’s in Charge Here!

Steven Hein, Vice President, Fox Digital Entertainment, Fox Digital Studios

Adam Reed, EVP, Thinkfactory Media

Jesse Sisgold, COO, Skydance Productions

Harrison Kordestani, President, Main Street Films

Harold Brook, founder, The Point Media, Entertainment Law

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

Melisse Lewis, Entertainment Attorney, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Track I: Ballroom Terrace – Live Webcast from this Room

MCNs, Multichannel Networks, the Next Wave in Entertainment and Media Programming, Part I

Peter Morris, Vice President, Business Affairs & Development, Funny or Die

Rozanna Tesler Fried, Vice President (VP) of Business and Legal Affairs, Fullscreen

Chris Riley, General Counsel, Machinima

Alan Friel, partner,  Baker Hostetler

Judith Dornstein, Esq., Law Offices of Judith C. Dornstein, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

The TV Writers Roundtable:  Creative Master Class: TV, Film & Video

Margaret Dunlap, writer, director, and co-executive producer, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

Margaret Schrader, producer, directer "Dancing With the Stars: All Access"

David J. North, Writer/Producer, "Rizzoli & Isles", "NCIS: Los Angeles"

Adam Fratto, producing scripted drama, Pukeko Pictures

Christopher Silber, Writer and Producer, Cold Case, CSI:NY

Sam Miller, staff writer, CBS sitcom Mom

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

Packaging, Funding and Distributing: From Reality TV & Specials to Web Series and Indie Film Making

Mark Ordesky, Executive Producer, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Jane Fleming, Producer/Executive Producer, The Quest (TV), The Frozen Ground

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

Uri Fleming, Partner, Kleinberg Lange Cuddy & Carlo

Craig Ross Jr., Director (NCIS, Bones, Blue Hill Ave)

Gary Goldberger, Law Offices, Gary G. Goldberger, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track II - Poolside Tent I

MCNs, Multichannel Networks, the Next Wave in Entertainment and Media Programming, Part II

John Holdridge, VP of Channel+, Fullscreen, Inc

Patrick Cole, Director of Marketing, AwesomenessTV]

Evan Weiss, SVP of Strategic Alliances, Collective Digital Studio

Jody Simon, Partner. Entertainment Department Production Practice Chair, Fox Rothschild

Kathleen Hahn, Director, Creator and Business Development, Victorious, Inc.

Alan H. Resnikoff, Principal, Shamrock Capital Advisors

Sam Gilchrist, CEO, PluraVida

Mark J. Kapczynski, Chief Operating Officer, Kontrol Media, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

Troy Byer, director/writer/executive producer, "I Really Hate My Ex," writer, “B*A*P*S*

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

Courtney B. Vance, Actor, “State of Affairs,” “Masters of Sex,” “Revenge,” “Law & Order”

Charles Como, CEO, Underground Network

Gary Benz, founder, GRB Entertainment (Princes of Malibu, Alter-Eco with Adrian Grenier, A&E’s Intervention

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

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 – 9:00 PM, Marina Vista Room

The Digital Hollywood Welcome Dinner, In Honor of:

The High School Music Company: The Industry – Compton High School Outreach Partnership to Make Dreams Happen!

 

Tuesday, April 28th

Breakfast Session Ballroom Terrace, Live Webcast from this Room

7:45 AM - 9:00 AM (Open to All Attendees)

The Future of TV: From Primetime to MultiPlatforms: Wall Street Analysts Meet Entertainment Executives

Michael Pachter, Managing Director, Equity Research  Wedbush Securities

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

David Harrington, Managing Partner, EFA Partners

Todd Supplee, Senior Director, Entertainment and Media, PriceWaterhouseCoopers

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

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

ThinkTank I, Poolside Tent I

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

Brian Mac Mahon, Chief Community Officer, Pay it Forward Labs & 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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

10:45 AM - Noon

Track I: Salon I - Live Webcast from this Room

Hollywood and the Digital Consumer: How Technology, Content and Services Establish the Next Level of Consumer Entertainment Experience

John Rubey, CEO, Fathom Events

Scott Greenberg, co-founder and CEO, Bento Box Entertainment

Jim Mainard. Head, Digital Strategy & New Business Development, DreamWorks Animation SKG

Mark Ordesky, Executive Producer, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Jane Fleming, Producer/Executive Producer, The Quest (TV), The Frozen Ground

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

Don Levy, President, Smith Brook Farm, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track II: Salon II

Hollywood Strategies - The Multi-Platform Brand - Theatrical, Video, TV & Mobile - Multiple Screens are the Future - the 360 Degree Marketplace

Claudio Ludovisi, SVP of Operational Strategy, Marketing & Digital, NBC Entertainment

Phil Groves, Senior Vice President, IMAX Corp & Executive Vice President, Global Distribution, IMAX Entertainment

Steve Wong, Heads the Media & Entertainment Division, Siemens in the Americas

Bruce Nash - Founder and President, Nash Information Services, LLC

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track VI: The Plaza Room

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

René Bourdages, CEO, Elevado Media, Inc. Moderator

Sandy Smolan, Film & Television Director

Jane Goldenring, President, Goldenring Productions

Chuck Bush Jr, CEO, Great Road Capital

Randy Greenberg, CEO, The Greenberg Group

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Track I: Salon I - Live Webcast from this Room

Hollywood and Media Challenge: Platforms and Convergence - Programming and  Monetization in a Cross Platform Universe

John Penney, Chief Strategy Officer, Starz

Joel Kuwahara, co-founder and principal, Bento Box Entertainment

Richard Berger, SVP Worldwide Digital Strategy and Advanced Platforms, SPHE

Josh Entman, Cofounder and Chief Development Officer, Jukin Media

Hilary Perchard, Vice President - Business Development, BSkyB (Sky)

Lila King, Senior Director for Product and Partnerships, HLN (Turner Broadcasting System)

Shawn Gold, Advisor, Wattpad.com, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track II: Salon II

The Internet - Media - Hollywood Connection - Ubiquitous Broadband - Ubiquitous Content

Mike Murphy, Head of Media & Entertainment Partnerships at Intel Corporation

Jeff Shultz, VP, Business Development, CBS Interactive

Damon Berger, VP, Business Development, Fullscreen

Sam Notowitz, Executive Director Marketing & Distribution, Feeln, a Hallmark Company

Jeffrey Binder, CEO, Layer3 TV, Inc.

Beth Troutman, Executive Producer, RightThisMinute

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track V: The Ballroom Terrace - Live Webcast from this Room

Health Media & Technology Track

Women, Health, Wellness and Media: The Constituency of Care: From TV to the Internet – Apps to Websites

Dr. Jenny M. Jaque, Keck School of Medicine of USC, co-founder, Health Goes Female

Nancy M. Green, Global Practice Lead – Healthcare Marketing & Thought Leadership, Commercial Channels Marketing, Verizon Enterprise Solutions

Dr. Preeti Parikh, Chief Medical Editor, HealthiNation

Michelle Levander, Director, USC Annenberg/California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships

Leslie Acoca, founder, Girls Health Screen and president of the National Girls Health and Justice Institute

Natalie Barandes, Founder and CEO, get it…pictures

Sue Cross, founder and principal, Cross Strategy (former SVP, The Associated Press), Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

3:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Track I: Salon I - Live Webcast from this Room

Leveraging Content and Celebrity For Cross-Platform Success: Brands and Entertainers Collaborate

Justin Hochberg, CEO, Just Entertainment

Bill Sanders, SVP, Personal Brand Management, PMK*BNC

Sara Cummings, Advertising Solutions, Microsoft

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

Scott Manson, Chief Operating Officer, SB Projects

Rob Lee, President and Founder of Bayonne Entertainment

Steven Masur, Senior Partner, Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track II: Salon II

Hollywood Does Cutting Edge: VR-AR-Immersive - Film - Video - Advertising - Interactive Experiential

Aron Hjartarson, Executive Creative Director, Framestore

Andy Cochrane, ‎Interactive and New Media Director, DFX Supervisor, Mirada Studios

Mike Rubenstein, VP, Broadcast Production, Integrated Operations, Hill Holliday

Rich Flier, President, Advertising and Games, Digital Domain

Geoffrey Long, Technical Director & Research Fellow,  USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

 

Track IV: The Plaza Room

Original Internet TV - The Cross Platform Explosion

Nicholas Longano, CEO, OTT Networks (Paula Deen Network)

Evan Bregman, Head of Original Content, Portal A

Scott Ehrlich, CEO Agility Studios

Rafi Mamalian, EVP, Collective Digital Studios

Andrew Graham, Senior Talent Manager, Big Frame

Michael Greer, co-founder and CTO, TAPP

David Tochterman, President, Versatility Media, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

End-of Day Poolside Reception - Ritz Carlton

 

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Marina Vista Room

The Virtual & Augmented Reality Evening Summit

Two 50 Minute Sessions:

 

Session I: Marina Vista Room

Virtual Reality - The Industry Visionaries and Innovators

Donnie Keller, Global Director, Xbox, Skype, & Holographic Media Solutions, Microsoft

Amir Rubin, founder & CEO, Sixense

Nathan Burba, co-founder & CEO, Survios

Nonny de la Peña, CEO Emblematic Group and Annenberg Fellow, USC School of Cinematic Arts

Neville Spiteri, CEO, WEVR

Moderator - Seth Shapiro, Governor, Interactive Media, The Television Academy

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Session II: Marina Vista Room

Hollywood & Virtual Reality: Opportunities at the Intersection of Content and Technology

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

Peter Levin, President Lionsgate Interactive Ventures & Games

Brad Herman, ‎Head of DreamLab, DreamWorks Animation

Morris May, founder/CTO, Specular Theory

Moderator - Robert Nashak, COO, Survios

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Wednesday, April 29th

The Breakfast Roundtable

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM - Open to all attendees

Track IV: The Ballroom Terrace - Live Webcast from this Room

Sponsored by Alliance for Women in Media, Southern California

Bring the Sizzle--How Your Sizzle Reel Sells Your Brand

Speakers to be announced

 

Track III: The Plaza Room

The Power of Pinterest:  Enhancing Brand and Customer Engagement

Kevin Lorenz, Director of Agency & Brand Relations, Tailwind

Rachel Faucett from "Handmade Charlotte", Pinterest influencer

Shelley Zallis, CEO Ipsos OTX and Ipsos Girls Lounge

Jessica Bailey, Senior Manager of Art Direction, Evite

Dave Weinberg, CEO, loop88, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

10:45 AM – Noon

SportsNext Workshop - The Plaza Room

The Long-tail of Live Sports - How to Make it Great; How to Get an Audience; How to Pay for It

Brian Ring, President Ring Digital llc, Moderator

Philip Nelson, SVP/CRO NewTek

Ryan Zander, SVP/GM Sportvision

Additional speaker to be announced

 

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM - The Admiralty Room

Women in Film Mini-Fest - Screenings and Discussion

Speakers and Content to be announced

 

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Track IV: Poolside Tent I

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

Russell Schwartz, Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, Starz

Vanessa Del Muro, Head of Global Talent, StyleHaul

David Shall, COO & General Counsel, Tornante Television

David Tenzer, Entertainment Attorney, formerly Generate, CAA

Corey Davis, Vice President of Marketing, ClickBank

Michael Sid, CEO, Mediamorph, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track VII:  - Live Webcast from this Room, The Plaza Room

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

Heidi E. Lehmann, Founder - SWSIMedia,  "QueenBee" on OraTV

Valerie Voci, Chief Marketing Officer, OWNZONES Media Network

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

Kylie Sparks, actor/producer, "Squaresville"

Marlene Sharp, Director Of Development, RGH Entertainment

Helenna Santos, Founder and CEO, “Ms. In The Biz”/Actress/ Producer/Writer

Perrin Kaplan, Principal, Zebra Partners, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM, Live Webcast, Marina Vista Room

The MusicNext Forum Track: Marina Vista Room

The Re-Invention of Entertainment Deal-Making: Visionaries in Managing Star Power and Global Branding

Leslie Zigel, Principal, Founder, Ziglaw

Ryan Ford, Executive Vice President  and Chief Creative Officer, Cashmere Agency

Darin Wolf, EVP of National Alliances, Live Nation

Seth Schachner, Managing Director of Strat Americas, Moderator

Additional speakers to be announced

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Track III: The Plaza Room

Branded Media Marketing - Across Platforms - Leveraging Image, Content and Celebrity - TV, Film, Broadband, Tablets and SmartPhones

Kim Hawkins, Senior Vice President, Global Partnership Sales, AEG LIVE

Dale Manning, CSO, Founder, MasterChannel

Aaron Meyerson, President, bBooth (former President of Programming and Development, CBS Television)

Bill Momary, Senior Vice President of Content, IZEA

Frank Nein, President, 9Sight2020.com

Keith Newman, Head of Business Development, Re/code

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

 

6:15 PM - 8:30, Salon III

Women in Media

A Celebration of Women’s Content and Production

Screening and Panels on Video, Web, TV, Movies and Mobile

 

Thursday - Day Four - April 30th
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM – Marina Vista Room

Special Workshop

10:00 AM - 12:45 PM

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

Moderated by Brian Mac Mahon, CEO, Expert DOJO

Ron Miller, CEO, StartEngine Crowdfunding, Inc.

Arturo Perez. CEO & Founder, Kluge Design

Dustin Luther, ‎Director of Engagement, Dun & Bradstreet Credibility

Erik Huberman, CEO and Founder, Hawke Media

Evan Ferrante, Partner at Reckless Productions

and Finally the Dream Team in the Fund World

Ryan Foland and David Ochi from Blackstone Launchpad

 

Special Afternoon Events

1:45 PM - 2:15 PM, Salon III

Crowdfunding Marketing Strategies for Success: Expert industry panel

Moderated by Amanda Coolong, Founder, Context & Narrative

 

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

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

Gregory Parker, Ph.D., Co-founder & CEO, IndieCrowdFunder.com

Ivan Van Norman, CEO, Create Crowd Sorcery

Yohei Nakajima, Disney Accelerator

Melinda Moore, CMO, Crowdfunder

Jill Calcaterra, EVP Corporate Communications and Marketing, Cinedigm

Moderated by Amanda Coolong, Founder, Context & Narrative

 

 

New Tracks at Digital Hollywood Spring:

Virtual & Augmented Reality Summit - Click Here

Sports NEXT at Digital Hollywood: TV - Analytics, Games - Wearables - Fitness

The Women's Summit - Click Here

Financing & Investment - Click Here

The Health Summit - Media & Technology that Save Lives - Click Here

Music Special Event - The High School Music Company

MusicNEXT - IdeaFest - Los Angeles

A Celebration of Women - An Evening of Great Ideas & Entertainment

Internet TV - The Distruption - Tablets - TV - Smartphones - PC

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