Tracks and Themes in Development

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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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

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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,

Danyelle McGill, Vice President, Influencer Marketing, 87AM

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

Lena Lotsey, Senior Social Media Manager, 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

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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, Managing Director Media and Technology, Streicher, J Streicher Capital

Schuyler M. Moore, Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan

Seth Shapiro, Governor, Interactive Media, The Television Academy

Peg Jackson, Managing Director, Mooreland Partners

Gregory Milken, co-founder, March Capital Partners

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

Owen Hurley, VP, Creative, Animation and Games Group, 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.

Bill Newell, CEO, North South Studios LLC, Moderator

Speakers to be announced

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Session II: Guerin A, in Herscher Hall

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

Justin Hochberg, CEO, Just Entertainment

Vinay Singh, Partner, Archer Gray (producers of indie movies - 20th Century Comen, Mr. Holmes etc.

Marshall Lewy, Partner, Adaptive Studios

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

Robert (Leo) Rodgers, MBA, Sr. VP & Label Liaison, Bungalo Records/Universal Music Group

Hannah Pillemer, SVP, of Development & Production, MarVista

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

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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Track II: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast

Culture in Crisis: Docs, Nightly TV, Comedy, Drama, Social Media - Content in a 24/7 World

Ashley Hasz, Sr. Director Film & Integrated Marketing, Participant Media

Ted Richane, Director of Engagement and Impact, Vulcan Productions

Dylan Byers, Senior Media Reporter for CNN Media and CNN Politics

Nicole Carrico, VP Content Collaborations, Upworthy

Carter Covington, Creator and Executive Producer, Faking It, MTV

Jeff Melvoin, Executive Producer, Designated Survivor, ABC TV

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

Lynn Gutstadt, Managing Partner, LG Communications Consulting

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

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

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

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

Adam Leipzig, CEO, Entertainment Media Partners, (Supervising Executive, Penguins, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Dead Poets Society)

Rob Edwards, Writer, THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG and TREASURE PLANET

Gary Goldberger, Law Offices of Gary G. Goldberger

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

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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 Pullliam, CMO, Speaker and Co-Founder of Specular Theory

Christina Heller, CEO & Co-founder, VR Playhouse

Jenni Ogden, President & Executive Producer, Eye Q Productions, LLC

Allison Huynh, Founder and CEO, MyDream Interactive

Kymber Lim, CCO + Head of Studio, Holor

Rachel Skidmore, ‎Director of Media Development, ‎Skybound Entertainment

Louisa Spring, Founder, Spring Alliance, 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 III: Guerin A, in Herscher Hall, Live Webcast

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

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

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

JR Yasgur, Vice President, Advanced Media Planning & Management, Universal Music Group (UMG).

Elissa Friedman, Vice President, Production and Development, Covert Media

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

Doug Dezzani, Creative Director for Integrated Marketing, Ignition Creative

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

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

The Star Trek Effect on Technology – Imagination Gets Realized – Smartphones and VR to Space Technology

Moderator - Steve Peters, Emmy-winning Experience Designer, Interactive Content Creator, AR/VR Consultant, founder, ‎No Mimes Media

Trevor Roth, COO and President of Development, Roddenberry Entertainment

Steven-Charles Jaffe, Producer, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Strange Days

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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 II: Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 305

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

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

Daniel J Cunningham, President, Busted Buggy Entertainment

Gene Massey, Chairman/CEO, MediaShares.com, Moderator

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10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – The VR - AR - Immersive Track

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

The VR-AR ThinkTank: Top Executives From Leading Technology and Entertainment Companies Assess the Current Expansion and Likely Evolution of the Industry

Fredrik Frizell, COO and EP, HERE BE DRAGONS

Niko Chauls, Director of Emerging Technology, USA Today & Gannett Network

Scot Barbour, VP:Production Technology, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Rich Flier, Managing Director, Business Development, Digital Domain

Csilla Kozma Andersen, Head of Content Relations, Nokia

Andrew Shulkind, Cinematographer and Co-Founder, HeadcaseVR

Sun Jen Yung, Managing Director, Headwaters MB, Moderator

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10:45 AM - Noon

Track II: Haas Conference Center - Room 171

Living the Life: Women Entrepreneurs, Lifestyle Innovators and Disrupters

Wendy Doulton, Managing Partner, Katalyst Group

Shannon Keith, Social Entrepreneur, Abolitionist & CEO, Sudara

Cam Kashani, Godmother of Silicon Beach

Karinna Karsten, CEO, Love TV

Tania Yuki, CEO, Shareablee

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

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

David Bixler, Senior VP, Acquisitions, 21st Century Fox

Ray Ricord, Senior Vice President, Critical Content

John Kim, President, Deep C Digital

Brian Herskowitz, CCO, Horror Equity Fund

Seth M Willenson, President. Seth Willenson, Inc., 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, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan

Bennett Pozil, Executive Vice President, East West Bank

Matthew Knowles, Actor, Model, Singer, and bilingual Television Show Host

Fan Wang, Director, Producer and scholar with Sarft

Gary Kho, Chief Marketing and Technology Officer, Wanda Studios Qingdao

David U. Lee, Founder and CEO, Leeding Media

Lora Y. Chen, CEO, China Media Consulting, 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

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!

Todd Hoddick, CEO, Barco Escape

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

Kyle Villella, Vice President of Distribution, Fathom Events

Ted Schillowitz, Futurist, 20th Century Fox and Chief Creative Officer Barco Escape

Heather Blair, Head of Cinema Sales, MediaMation

Chris White, Vice President Business Development, Osterhout Design Group

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

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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 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

Shannon Flynn, Television Director, Nickelodeon, The Disney Channel

Gretchen McCourt, Executive Vice President of Cinema Programming, Pacific Theatres Entertainment Corporation

Heather Marion, Writer, "Better Call Saul"

Gregg Katano, VR Ambassador, MaiTaiGlobal & Partner/Chief Business Strategist, Unofficial Cardboard, Inc

Evette Vargas, Writer, Director, Producer, Multiplatform and Virtual Reality Creator

Darlene Hunt, Actor/Writer Producer (“Good Girls Revolt,” “The Big C,” “I Heart Huckabees”)

Simone Nelson, Managing Director, The CSU Entertainment Alliance, 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

Lori Kozlowski, Virtual Reality Producer, Project Empathy

Kim Getty, President, Deutsch LA

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, Tech Editor, The Hollywood Reporter, Moderator

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2:30 PM – 3:30 PM - Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 305

Space as Portal to our Humanity: Cinema as Vehicle for Exploration

Exploring "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and "ET"

A Conversation: Don Levy, President, Smith Brook Farm and

Marvin Levy, Executive Vice President of Amblin' Partners

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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

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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

Johannes Saam, Senior Software Developer, Framestore

Peter Akemann, President of Skydance Interactive

Neil Mandt, founder and CEO, Mandt Bros Productions & Mandt VR.

Clay Weishaar, creative director at Tool of North America

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

Sandy Smolan, Film & Television Director

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

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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

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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

 

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

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Thursday, May 25th

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

Speakers to be announced

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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Sponsored by the Casting Society of America

Track II: Haas Conference Center - Room 171

The Casting Process for Immersive Media - CGI-VR-Games etc.

Suzanne Goddard-Smythe, CSA, Casting Director, Interactive, Quantic Dream for Sony

Ivy Isenberg, CSA, VR and Gaming (Call of Duty:Black Ops 1, 2 & 3, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare)

Emily Schweber, CSA, Video Games, (Battlefield Franchise, Wolfenstein and Killzone)

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

Rob Vickery, Co-Founder, Stage Venture Partners

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

Alexis Macklin, Analyst, Greenlight VR

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

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

DMA/Donna Michelle Anderson, President, @PlanetDMA

Gladys Kong, CEO, UberMedia

Erin Kapczynski, SVP Marketing, Kontrol Media

Ronjini Joshua, Owner, The Silver Telegram

Natasha Mandich, founder, Citadella Media

Debra Chen, founder, Vanity + Trade

Linda Sherman, Co-Founder, The Courage Group, 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 II: Herscher Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 202

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

Jamice Oxley, Associate, Pryor Cashman LLP

Bethany Kristovich, Partner, Munger Tolles & Olson LLP

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

David Tenzer, Entertainment Attorney, formerly Generate, CAA

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

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

Jillian Sidoti Esq. Crowdfunding Lawyers

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

Marlon Schulman, Founder and CEO, Horror Equity Fund LLC

Amy Wan, Esq., CIPP/US, Partner, Trowbridge Sidoti LLP

Ryan Foland, Managing Partner, InfluenceTree

Richard Grover, CEO and President: VaranIDEA

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

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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

Presented by Laduma

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

VR, The Directors Cut: Part of “The New Normal”

Moderated by: Frank Radice, Expert in Residence, Definition6

Ben Smith, CEO, Laduma

Joel Douek, Co-Founder, ECCO VR, Chief Scientist, Man Made Music

Jesse Redniss, Chief Innovation Officer,  Turner Broadcasting

Tyson Sadler, Emmy Award Winning Director, Ryot

Dylan Southard, Creative Director, writer, VR Playhouse

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 III: Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 305

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

Steven Masur, Senior Partner, MG+

Diane McGrath, Managing Director Media and Technology, Streicher, J Streicher Capital

Greg Akselrud, Partner, Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP

Nick Davidov, Co-Founder, Gagarin Capital

Jason Scoggins, President & COO of Slated, Inc.

Joey Tamer, President, S.O.S. Inc., Moderator

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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?

 

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

Celine Tricart, Stereoscopic 3D and Virtual Reality, founder, Lucid Dreams Productions, Moderator

Jenn Duong, Director of Virtual Reality 1215creative

Najeeb Khuda, founder & CEO Endless Media

Alex Pearce, VR Producer, Jaunt Studios

Dylan Roberts, war zone VR filmmaker, Freelance Society

Thomas Wallner, Founder / CEO, Deep, Inc.

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Session II: Guerin A, Live Webcast

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

David Traub, Co-Founder, Epiphany Film Fund, Moderator

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)

Jacquie Barnbrook, Co-Founder/Executive Jester, VRiety Shows (The Martian VR Experience, Jungle Book, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales)

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

Joseph A. Zaki, Founder and CEO, VRTUALITY, VFX - (Pan, Ant-Man, Interstellar)

Thomas Polson, CEO, 3DPaint/FX

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

 

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

Comp Passes for Limited & Qualified Attendees - Click Here

Special Event at Digital Hollywood

Media Sponsor

Actors - Writers - Directors - Performers
Producers - Conference at Digital Hollywood