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Digital Hollywood Fall

October 19th - 22nd, 2015

Ritz Carlton in Marina del Rey, California

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Winners & Nominees for the "Best of in VR-AR-Immersive"

New Tracks and Themes in Development

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

II. Winners & Nominees for the "Best of in VR-AR-Immersive"

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 - Platforms

VIII. Big Hollywood - Networks - Studios  - Technologies

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

X. The High School Music Company Project

XI. Portada's Multicultural Influencer's Forum

Monday, October 19th - The Welcome Dinner, Salon II (Seating Limited)

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.

Spencer Stephens, Chief Technology Officer, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Robert Neuman, Studio Department Leader, Stereo, Walt Disney Animation

Ethan Stearns, Studio VR Leader, Legendary Entertainment

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The Complete Agenda - Digital Hollywood Fall, October 19-22nd, 2015

The Strategic Sessions - Let's Get Started!

Monday, October 19th

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

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

Jeff Skaggs, SVP of Sales, Fullscreen

Tony Chen, CEO, Channel Factory

Chris Younger, Principal, Director of Strategy, Ayzenberg

Brad Gelfond, Principal, Strike Up The Brand

Bernard Gershon, President, GershonMedia, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track II: Poolside Tent I

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

Todd Jackson, Senior Vice President, Screen Media Ventures

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

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

Brandon Eatros, CEO/Co-Founder, Yidio

Rob Gill, VP of Media, Entertainment and Publishing, Acquia

Jonas Jonsson, Founder and CEO, Ripple Networks

Bruce Eisen, founder and president, Digital Advisors, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

 

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Track I: Ballroom Terrace – Live Webcast from this Room

Valuing and Financing Entertainment Content: Movies, Television and Online Video, From VC & Equity to Crowdfunding

Mark A. Boidman, Managing Director, PETER J SOLOMON COMPANY

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

Michael A. LaSalle, Partner, Shamrock Capital Advisors

Schuyler M. Moore, Partner, Stroock

Seth Shapiro, Governor, Interactive Media, The Television Academy

Seth M Willenson, President. Seth Willenson, Inc.

Larry Gerbrandt, Managing Director, Janas Group & principal, Media Valuation Partners, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track II: Poolside Tent I

Broadcasting without Borders: Players in the New Guard of Broadcasting, Branding and Content Networks

Oren J. Katzeff, Head of Programming & Network, Tastemade

Tom Morgan, founder and CEO, Net2TV

Ted Mico, COO, Mirriad

Shannon Gans, Co-founder and CEO, New Deal Studios

Ashley Crowder, CEO, VNTANA

Joerge Bachmaeir, VP Digital Content, Machinima

Ann Greenberg, Founder & Chief Tinkerer, Hugging Company, 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: 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

 

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Track I: Ballroom Terrace – Live Webcast from this Room

MCNS Become MPNs, Multiplatform Networks, the Next Wave in Entertainment and Media Programming, Part I

Danika Vittitoe, Director, Media Legal, YAHOO

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

Eunice Shin, Director, Manatt Digital Media

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

 

Track II: Poolside Tent I

Viral and Social Media Experiences in Entertainment, Media and Advertising: Creativity & Monetization Challenges

John Ilacqua, Director of Publisher Strategy, Jun Group

Lia Navarro, Sales Director, Entertainment Strategy, reddit, Inc.

JR Griffin, Vice President of Digital Brand Partnerships, FremantleMedia North America

Adam Wilensky, Executive Director, Mobile, Fox Digital Entertainment

Eli Weisman, VP Interactive Media, Trailer Park

Tom Edwards, Chief Digital Officer, Epsilon

Greg Portell, Partner, A.T. Kearney, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track III: Poolside Tent II

Live Streaming – Social Streaming – The Video Phenomenon of Everything

Yonatan Sela, Director of Product and Growth Strategy, YouNow

Ronald C. Pruett, Jr., Chief Advisor, Al Roker Entertainment

Matt Rednor, CEO and Founder, Decoded Advertising

Angie Behm, Director of Digital Strategy, ANT FARM

Marc Scarpa, founder and executive producer/director, Simplynew

Rob Gabel, founder and CEO, Tubular Labs, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

ThinkTank - Workshop

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - The Plaza Room

Programmatic Buying and Targeting: Strategies in Cross Platform Advertising

Lewis Rothkopf, Senior Vice President, Global Monetization Solutions, Millennial Media

Paul Haddad, SVP & GM Advanced Data Analytics, Cablevision Media Sales

Ali Bohra, Director of Product Marketing for Advertising Solutions, Adobe

Juan Suarez, Vice President, Xaxis West, Xaxis

Jeff Hochberg, General Manager, Enterprise Business Development, The Trade Desk, 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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Track I: Ballroom Terrace – Live Webcast from this Room

Social Entertainment: The Merger of Programming, Social Media and Advertising

Jim McArthur, Creative Technologist - I.D.E.A

Brian Marr, Chief Strategy Officer / smashing ideas

Judy Johnson, Director of UX & Product Innovation, AWE Division, Bottle Rocket

Meredith Gruen, Account Director, Team One

Randy Ross, Founder/CEO, Cinematique

Ted Cohen, Managing Partner, TAG Strategic llc, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track II - Poolside Tent I

MCNS Become MPNs, Multiplatform Networks, the Next Wave in Entertainment and Media Programming, Part II

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

Katie Christian, Director of Development & Original Programming, StyleHaul

John Holdridge, VP of Channel+, Fullscreen, Inc

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

Seth Jacobs, VP of Business Development & Partnerships, Victorious, Inc.

Evan Weiss, EVP of Strategic Alliances, Collective Digital Studio

David Hutchinson, Executive Vice President, PPI Releasing, Inc., Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track III - Tent II

Monetizing Entertainment Programming - Cross Platform Content: Branding, Programming and Packaging Producing Quality Content

Jonathan Skogmo, Founder and CEO, Jukin Media

Jeremy Johnson, Chief Strategy Officer, BitTorrent Inc.

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

Jim Cannella, Marketing & Strategic Alliances,  The Recording Academy (The GRAMMYs)

Philip Hickey, VP Marketing & Communications, Seriously Digital Entertainment

Alex Limberis, Digital Media Technology, Ecosystem and Business Model Expert

David Reitman, Managing Director, David Reitman Consulting, Inc., Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Track I: Ballroom Terrace – Live Webcast from this Room

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

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

Monty Sarhan, EVP & Head of Programming, Strategy & Enterprises, EPIX

Soumya Sriraman, EVP, Film, Home Entertainment & Licensing, BBC Worldwide

Mara Winokur, Senior Vice President, Starz Digital

TJ Lubinsky, Executive Producer/Director, Public Broadcasting

Maria Weaver, SVP and head of sales of Interactive One (iOne), Radio One/TV One

David Hutchinson, Executive Vice President, PPI Releasing, Inc., Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track II - Poolside Tent I

Social Content, Campaigns & Advertising - Driving Brand Awareness, Boosting Campaign ROI and Direct Response Initiatives

Andrew Solmssen, Managing Director, POSSIBLE, Los Angeles

Kirstin Benson, Editorial Director, WhoSay

Al Cadena, Senior Account Director, Beeby Clark+Meyler

Marc Karzen, CEO, RelishMIX

John Dohrmann, Director of Social Media / Digital Content, Team One

Kate Wolff, Account Director, Omelet

Tania Yuki, Founder and CEO, Shareablee, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track III - Poolside Tent II

Programming the New ‘OVN’s' (Online Video Networks: the Next Generation of Niche Video Content

JC Cangilla, SVP, Business Development, New Form Digital

Kris Nagel, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Field Operations, Vindicia

Alec Shankman, Head of Digital and Alternative Programming Group, Abrams Artists Agency

Jennifer McDonnell, VP, Partnerships, Kin Community

Adam Goldstein, VP, Business Development, ZEFR

Tom Sauer, VP Video Development, AT&T

Sun Jen Yung, Managing Director, Headwaters MB, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

Jordan Yospe, Of Counsel, Eisner Jaffe

Miles Feldman, Co-Managing Partner, Raines Feldman LLP

Eunice Shin, Director, Manatt Digital Media

Sunny Midha, Greycroft Partners & Amplify.LA

René Bourdages, CEO, Elevado Media, Inc. 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

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

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

Monday, October 19th - The Welcome Dinner, Salon II (Seating Limited)

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.

Spencer Stephens, Chief Technology Officer, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Robert Neuman, Studio Department Leader, Stereo, Walt Disney Animation

Ethan Stearns, Studio VR Leader, Legendary Entertainment

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

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

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Track II: Salon II - Live Webcast from this Room

Over the Top TV - Content and the Consumer Experience - New Technologies as Gateway to the New Hollywood

Adam Ware, SVP / Head of Digital Media, Tennis Channel

Evan Greenberg, Manager of Audience Development, TAPP

Ian Greenblatt, Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, ARRIS

Donald Wong, Global Technical Account Manager for the

21st Century Fox & News Corp Accounts, NetApp

Ben Huang, VP of Marketing, Ericsson

Angela Northington, SVP, Content Acquisitions, RLJ Entertainment & Urban Movie Channel

Steve Wong, Director Telco & Media Sales Americas, Siemens, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

Marina Lee, Chair, Founder and CEO, Women In Tech Network & MIDA

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

Session II: Ballroom Terrace

AR – VR and the Human Brain: The Impact of Neuromarketing on the Real-Time Design of Immersive Entertainment and Advertising Productions

Garry Hare, PhD. Director of the Media Psychology Graduate Program, Fielding Graduate University (Moderator)

Christophe Morin, PhD, CEO of Sales Brain and Faculty, Fielding Graduate University

Jeffrey Ventrella, Artificial Life and Virtual Worlds Innovator, Wiglets

Paul Zak PhD., CEO of ZESTxLabs and Director, Center, Neuroeconomic Studies, Claremont Graduate University

Brian Selzer, Vice President, Business and Product, Development, DAQRI

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

Session I: Salon I

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

Katie Kulik, Global SVP Sales and Marketing, CBS Interactive

Myles McGovern, President, IM360

Dr. David Levitt, co-founder and CEO, Pantomime Corporation

Daryl Sartain, Director of Virtual Reality, AMD

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

Moderator - Robert Nashak, COO, Survios

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

10:45 AM - Noon

Track I: Salon II - 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

Sharon Mussalli, US Industry Manager, Entertainment, Global Marketing Solutions Team, Facebook

Hanny Patel, Sr. Director, Revenue & Product Marketing, DIRECTV, part of the AT&T family

Keyvan Peymani, Managing Director, Digital Strategy Division, ICM Partners

Don Daglow, CEO, 4thRing Inc., President, Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Foundation

Don Levy, President, Smith Brook Farm, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track III: Salon III

Future of Film - Studio & Indie, Global Content Business, The Changing face of the Film Industry from Imax and Alternative Content to VR and other Immersive Experiences

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

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

Michael Pachter, Managing Director, Equity Research  Wedbush Securities

Chris Edwards, CEO, The Third Floor

Kyle Villella, Senior Director of Distribution, Fathom Events

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

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

Living the Life: Women Entrepreneurs, Lifestyle Innovators and Disrupters

Miss Kris Turner, Fashion + Lifestyle + DIY Blogger

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

Joanne Rubino, Senior Vice President of Production, Thinkfactory Media

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

Dr. Meghana Bhatt, Co-founder & VP, Data Science, FEM Inc.

Lisa Kraynak, Founding partner, Propelle partners, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

Session I: Poolside Tent II

VR for Everyone: Mobile VR and AR – Compelling Experience - Opening the Doorway to the Consumer

Aaron Luber, Head of Partnerships, Google Cardboard

Andy Cochrane, ‎‎Interactive and New Media Director, Special Projects Lead, Mirada

Michael Yang, Managing Director, Comcast Ventures

Joel Susal, Director, VR/AR, Dolby Labs

Scott Broock, VP of Content, Jaunt

Daniel Surya, Group CEO of WIR, Co-Founder & Chairman of AR&Co

Moderator, Craig Dalton, cofounder and CEO, DODOcase

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Session II: Salon I

The VR-AR Innovators & Disruptors - Entertainment, Technology & Advertising - A Redefinition of the Industry

Morris May, founder/CTO, Specular Theory

Micah Brown, Senior Product Manager, Premier Digital Properties, NBC (VR for SNL)

Thomas Jorian, Innovation & Strategy, Havas Media, N.A

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

Jeffrey Greller, Agent, Virtual Reality & Digital Media, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment (WME)

Jay Williams, CEO/Chief Content Officer/Exec Producer, Legion of Creatives

Kurt Knutsson, CyberGuy, Author, Investor, Broadcaster, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Track I: Salon II - Live Webcast from this Room

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

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

Lisa Meier, Group Vice President, Time Warner Cable Media Sales

Jason Henderson, Attorney, Sr. Contracts Manager, Video Entertainment and Marketing, Dish Networks

Tyler Slocum, Director of Connected TV Platforms and Mobile, NFL

David Lyle, President, Pact US (former CEO, National Geographic Channel)

Michael Kohn, General Counsel & Executive Vice President, Dick Clark Productions

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track III: Salon III

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

Don Wilcox, Vice President, Digital Marketing and Services, PBS

Anjalis Shastri, Senior Director, Design Strategy, Mobile Group, Intel

Beth Clearfield, SVP, Digital Distribution & Business Development BBC Worldwide Americas

Jeff Shultz, VP, Business Development, CBS Interactive

Sam Notowitz, Vice President, Distribution & Content Acquisitions, Feeln, a Hallmark Company

Darren Lepke, Product Line Manager - OTT Video Applications, Verizon Digital Media Services

Bill Woods, VP Sales, Mediamorph, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track IV: The Workshop - Poolside Tent I -

Investment, Financing & Packaging Projects: Unique Content - Unique Technology - Funding & Monetizing Properties Across Platforms

Kelemen Papp, Executive Director, Mooreland Partners

Leif Reinstein, Head of Entertainment, Rosenfeld Meyer & Susman

David O. Higley, Managing Partner, Bond Lane Merchant Bank

Greg Akselrud, Partner, Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP

Brandon Quartararo, Director, Digital Capital Advisors

Hamet Watt, Venture Partner, Upfront Ventures

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track V: The Women's Creativity Workshops The Plaza Room

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

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

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

Session I: Poolside Tent II

VR and Live Events - News, Sports & Music

Guido Voltolina, Head of Presence Capture, Nokia

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

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

Niko Chauls, Director Applied Technology, Gannett Digital, USA Today

Brad Spahr, Vice President, Product Development, Global Digital Business, Sony Music Entertainment

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

David S. Cohen, Senior Editor, Features, Variety , Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

Andrew Brown, Director of Strategy, Holovis

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

Moderator - Jim Stewartson, Founder and CEO, RIDES.tv

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Track I: Salon II - Live Webcast

Internet TV - The Mainstreaming of the Entertainment Industry: Video Anytime Anywhere: Video Across Platforms - TV, Internet and Mobile

Spencer Stephens, Chief Technology Officer, Sony Pictures

Andy Beach, Developer Account Manager, Xbox Live, Microsoft

Christophe Louvion, COO, M-GO

Fabian Birgfeld, founder and partner, W12 Studios

Tom Adams, President, Tom Adams Research

Steve Bradbury, Chief Operating Officer, Zazoom Media Group

Steve Wong, Director Telco & Media Sales Americas, Siemens, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track II: Marina Vista - Live Webcast from this Room

The Future of Enhanced Advertising: Addressing Brands, Message, Technology, Media and Entertainment

Jason Jercinovic, President, Havas Worldwide Digital

Josh Kruter, SVP, Digital Product, Clear Channel Outdoor

Joakim “Jay” Baage, Executive Director, [a]listdaily / Ayzenberg

Otto Bell, Vice President, Group Creative Director & Founder, Courageous, Turner Broadcasting

Ari Avishay, Executive at CAA Marketing, Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

Jeff Hurlow, Head of BCF Brand Content Fund, Vimeo

Tom Flanagan, (former) EVP, Entertainment, Leo Burnett, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track III: The Plaza Room

Big Data Revolution for Digital Marketing: From TV Networks and Studios to Games and the Scalable Web

Shawndra Hill, Operations and Info Management Dept., The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Researcher, Microsoft

Richard S Maraschi, Global Solutions Leader, Big Data & Analytics IBM

Daniel Webster, Managing Director, Kaltura

David Shor, CEO, Prove

Yves Bergquist, Senior Director of Business Development, Ranker, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track IV: The Admiralty Room

Women Entertainment & Technology Innovators: Addressing a Balance in Content, Branding & Strategy

Elizabeth Braman, Chief Production Officer, Realty Mogul

Marjorie DeHey, J.D./MBA, Head of Entertainment, Bishop-Lyons Entertainment

Pauline Malcolm, Vice President of Agency Strategy and Development, Maker Studios

Allison Dollar, CEO / Founder, ITV Alliance

Krista Thomas, Vice President, Product Marketing, Mobile & Video, Rubicon Project

Susan Miller, author, columnist, TV personality, and founder, Astrology Zone®

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

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

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

Session I: Salon I

Killer Apps for VR Gaming and Beyond--Where Entertainment, Technology and Immersion Meet

Bryan Rowles, Partner/Executive Creative Director, 72andSunny (VR for The Avengers: Age of Ultron & Ad Agency for Call of Duty)

Richard Marks, Director, PlayStation Magic Labs, Sony Playstation

Amir Rubin, founder & CEO, Sixense

Kevin Bachus, SVP, Entertainment and Game Strategy, Dave & Buster's, Xbox co-creator

Pete Moss, VR Dude and Lead Engineer, Creative Content Studio, Unity Technologies
Moderator - Jason Jerald, Ph.D., Co-Founder and Principal Consultant, NextGen Interactions

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Session II: Ballroom Terrace

Advertising and Brands in AR-VR – from Experiential and Mobile to Retail

Miles Perkins, Vice President, Marketing Communications, JauntVR

Guy Primus, co-founder + CEO, The VR Company

Greg Roberts, CEO, dSky

Gary Koepke, Chief Creative Officer, North America, SapientNitro

Bertrand “Bruce” Wooden, Developer & Community Relations, AltspaceVR (Co-Chair SVVR)

Cynthia Lieberman, Principal, Lieberman Communications

Bruce Greenberg, Founder, iCinema Ventures, Moderator

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3:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Track I: Salon II - Live Webcast from this Room

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

Justin Hochberg, CEO, Just Entertainment

Jesse Uram, Brand Partnerships and Digital Content, Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

Adam Smith, President, Entertainment, United Entertainment Group (UEG)

Bill Sanders, Senior Vice President, Athlete & Talent Marketing, Excel Sports Management

Rob Lee, President and Founder, Bayonne Entertainment

Hiram Garcia, Producing Partner, Seven Bucks Productions

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

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Track II: Marina Vista - Live Webcast from this Room

Original Internet TV - The Cross Platform Explosion

Scott Ehrlich, Chief Executive Officer, QYOUTV

Evan Bregman, Head of Original Content, Portal A

Andrew Graham, Senior Talent Manager, Big Frame

Rafi Mamalian, Chief Revenue Officer, theAmplify

Damon Berger, VP, Business Development, Fullscreen

David Tochterman, Co-Founder and CEO, Canvas Media Studios, Moderator

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

Session I: Salon III

Immersive Entertainment in the Out of Home Market - VR-AR, 360 Video and More

Tony Christopher, CEO/President and Founder, Landmark Entertainment Group

Ken Bretschneider, co-founder and CEO, The VOID

Brent Young, Principal and Creative Director, Super 78

Mats Johansson, President and CEO, EON REALITY

Brent Bushnell, CEO, Two Bit Circus

Kevin Williams, Consultant and writer, KWP, Moderator (former Imagineer)

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Session II: Ballroom Terrace

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

Jarrell Pair, Sr. Manager, Digital Ideation, Digital Entertainment Product Group, DLab, DIRECTV

Rich Flier, Managing Director of Business Development for Digital Domain Holdings Limited

Michael T. Jones, President and CEO, Wearality

Cameron Curtis, Director of Digital Marketing, Universal Pictures

Christine Cattano, Executive Producer, VR Studio, Framestore

Tom Saachi, co-founder, UNIT9

Moderator - Shawn Gold, Advisor, Wattpad.com

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

End-of Day Poolside Reception - Ritz Carlton

 

Special Session in the Poolside Tent I

Sponsored by: Mobile Excellence Awards and the Interactive Television Alliance

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Pitch, Pass or Play: Interactive Start–Up Showcase Competition

Chris Denson, Director, OMD/Ignition Factory

Eli Weisman, VP Interactive Media, Trailer Park.

Anjalis Shastri, Senior Director, Design Strategy, Mobile Group, Intel;

Brad Spahr, Vice President, Product Development, Global Digital Business, Sony Music Entertainment

Jonathan Lowe, VP Marketing Sports, AEG Wordwide

Adam Wilensky, Executive Director, Mobile, Fox Digital Entertainment

Moderator: Sarah Miller, CEO, Axis PR/Entertainment Founder, Mobile Excellence Awards

Co-Moderator, Allison Dollar, CEO, Founder, Interactive Television Alliance

 

6:15 PM – 8:30 PM, Marina Vista Room

Virtual Reality Entertainment Festival at Digital Hollywood

Winners & Nominees for the "Best of in VR-AR-Immersive"

co-sponsored by TV Academy, Interactive Peer Group

Seth Shapiro, Governor, Interactive Media, The Television Academy

On the Dais - Evening VIP Commentators Include:

Grant Anderson, Head of Studio. JauntVR

Aaron Luber, Head of Partnerships, Google Cardboard

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

Amir Rubin, founder & CEO, Sixense

Nathan Burba, co-founder & CEO, Survios

Neville Spiteri, co-founder and CEO, WEVR

Peter Levin, President Lionsgate Interactive Ventures & Games

Andy Cochrane, ‎‎Interactive and New Media Director, Special Projects Lead, Mirada Studios

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Honoring the Best in VR, AR and Immersive

Winners & Nominees for the "Best of in VR-AR-Immersive"

1. Best in VR Storytelling - The Narrative Experience

2. Best in VR Gaming – Entertainment Experience – VR-AR-Immersive

3. Best in Storytelling in Advertising - VR-AR-Immersive

4. Best in Live VR Broadcast – News, Sports, Music, Special Event

5. Best in Technology Innovation – VR - AR - Holography – Interactive

6. Best in User Interface - Navigating the Experience - AR-VR-Immersive

7. Best in Music Experience – VR – Music Video – 180 Video

8. Best in Kids Entertainment Experience – VR-AR-Game-IoT

9. Best in Animation - in VR-AR-Immersive-Out of Home

10. Best in Total Immersive - From Theme Park to Domes

11. Best in VR-AR Retail Advertisement – Branded Entertainment

 

6:15 PM – 8:30 PM, Salon I

Special VIP Dinner (Seating Limited)

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

Richard Marks, Director, PlayStation Magic Labs, Sony Playstation

Philip Rosedale, CEO, High Fidelity (founder, Linden Lab)

Jack J. McCauley, Founder & President, McCauley Labs (Co-Founder and Chief Engineer,Oculus VR)

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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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Track I: Salon II - Live Webcast from this Room

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

Rachel Spiegelman, President, Pitch

Ian Greenblatt, Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, ARRIS

Offer Yehudai, President, Inneractive

Ross McCray, CEO and co-founder, VideoAmp

Jeroen Wijering, co-founder and Creator, JW Player

Neil Patel, SVP | Business Strategy and Innovation, The Martin Agency

Robert Cain, Partner, Pacific Bridge Pictures, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track III: The Plaza Room

Growing Revenue & Users: Marketing+Tech Trends across Social (FB,YT, TW, IG), Mobile, MCNs and Influencers

Georgii Speakman, formerly Director Business Development, IZEA

Dhruv Joshi, Chief Evangelist | Full Stack Marketer | Growth Hacker | Data Analyst, Social Rockfish

Colette Dill-Lerner, Managing Partner at Steel & Pepper

Narb Avedissian, CEO/Co-Founder, HaulStars - Interactive Video Technology

Moderator - Juston Brommel, Founder, Advisor, CXO, Growth Strategist

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

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

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, Managing Director, Private Equity, Saban Capital Group

Sunny Dhillon, Principal, Signia Venture Partners

Alex Rosenfeld, Founder & CEO, Vrideo

Ankur Prakash, Vice President, Liberty Global Ventures

Scott Levine, Managing Director, Time Warner Investments

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Session II: Ballroom Terrace

Navigating and Transporting in a VR-AR-Immersive Universe: Pathways of the Imagination

Moderator, Eduardo Yeh, Co-Founder, CEO, Selvz

Kuangwei Hwang, Founder & CTO, Vrideo

Vincent John Vincent, CEO, Co-founder, GestureTek Systems

David Birnbaum, Design Director, Immersion Corporation

Jill DaSilva, Head of UX Strategy and Co-Founder, Digital Karma

Andrew Beall, co-founder, WorldViz

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

10:45 AM - Noon

Track I: Salon I

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

Kim Hurwitz, SVP, Programming for FilmOn.TV

Randa Minkarah, Venture Partner, Transform (formerly OneAccord Digital)

Yahav Isak, EVP of Client Operations, Manifest

Matt Smith, VP of Product Line Management, Concurrent

Jim O’Neill, Principal Industry Analyst, Ooyala

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

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track II: The Women'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

Beth Cleveland, Managing Director, Praytell Strategy

Debra Fine, CEO, I Have A Dream, Board of Directors Maple Center

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

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

Session I: Marina Vista Room

VR-AR Production on the Edge - The Amazing Journey of Imagination, Gear and Innovation

Moderator - Marty Perlmutter, Early VR/3D Technology Leader

Andrew Shulkind, co-founder & Director of Photography, HeadcaseVR

Lucas Wilson, VR Producer

David Stern, founder and President, Create Advertising Group (VR for The Walk)

Kevin Althans, Director, DP, and VFX Supervisor, Reel FX

Alex Barder, Co-Managing Partner, Beast Media Group

Stephen Fromkin, Head of Production, 360Heros

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Session II: Salon I

Multi-Level Entertainment Experiences - Transmedia - Video - Games - Books - 3D Web - Audio Environments

Moderator: Behnam Karbassi, Founder - President - CEO, No Mimes Media

Jay Bushman, Emmy winner, Writer of Terminator Genisys: The YouTube Chronicles and The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.

Hal Hefner, Creative Strategist, Ridley Scott’s  3AM, “The Martian,” Consultant to Endgame universe

Joe LeFavi, Creative Director, Psyop (from Happiness Factory of Coca Cola to the PR machine of Clash of Clans)

James Waugh, Director of Story Development, Blizzard Entertainment

Tre Azam, founder and CEO, MyndPlay

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Session III: Ballroom Terrace

The Total Immersive Entertainment Experience –  Theme Parks to Live Theater Environments to Domes

Ed Lantz, President and CEO, Vortex Immersion Media; Immersive Spectaculars for Nike, NBC, Turner, Xbox, MTV

Jenni Ogden, Producer EyeQ Productions

Eric Hanson, VFX Producer/Director, X Rez Studios - “I Wei Wei” 360, VFX "The Day After Tomorrow”, “Cast Away”, “Mission to Mars”

Dina Benadon, CEO, Super78 Studios, Spongebob 4D: DreamWorks’ Donkey Live! & Madagascar: A Crate Adventure, VFX

Stacy Burstin, President, Eevolver Inc, VFX, Fulldome; VFX Life of Pi, Night at the Museum, Happy Feet, Snow White and the Huntsman

Moderator - Kate McCallum, Producer, PGA: Producers Guild of America, National Board Member & New Media Council Delegate

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Track I: Salon II

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

Mike Earle, CEO, aioTV Inc.

Nick Colsey, Vice President, Television Division, Sony Corporation

Nash Parker, Director, Emerging Technologies & Market Development, Alcatel-Lucent

Robin Wilson, VP of Business Development, NAGRA

Ty Roberts, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Gracenote

Dana Forte, Vice President of Product Management, Vubiquity

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

David Leibowitz, Managing Partner, CH Potomac, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track II: Poolside Tent I

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

Michael Kernan, Chief Executive Officer, NuMedia Studios & Management

Neema Sahni, Associate, 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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

George Stephan, Shareholder and Chair, Buchalter Nemer

Leslie Fishlock, CEO & Founder of Geek Girl Corporation

Silvia Mah, CEO, Hera-Labs

Julia Neznanova, Entrepreneur, journalist, cofounder, Hakka Labs

Alyssa Bereznak, National Correspondent, Yahoo News

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Session I: Marina Vista Room

VR Game Creation – The Deep Dive – Immersing in a Virtual Experience – Thinking and Breathing in a Cyber Universe

James Iliff, CCO & Co-Founder, Survios

James Chung, CEO & Co-Founder, Reload Studios

Michael Murdock, Creative Director & Co-Founder, Otherworld Interactive

Emmanuel Marquez, CTO, Starbreeze Studios

Anthony Borquez, Founder and CEO, Grab, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Session II: Salon I

Mobile Social AR and VR – Social Media Meets Augmented and Virtual Reality – The Facebook – Google - Global Interface

Brett Durrett, Chief Executive Officer, IMVU

Mark Schoennagel, 3D Evangelist, Unity

Michael Zyda, Director, USC GamePipe Laboratory

Matt Johnson, EVP of Innovation, Bottle Rocket & GM of Thruster

Tom Impallomeni, CEO, Virtually Live

David Bloom, Digital content production and partnerships, Deadline.com, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Session III: Ballroom Terrace

The Immersive World of Kids – A Wonderland of VR-AR-Immersive - Games, Toys, Rides and Apps

Mason Williams, Senior Manager, Mattel Digital Play Production, Mattel, Inc.

Sherry Gunther Shugerman, CEO, Popstar Club, Inc. / The Beatrix Girls (Emmy Winnier, The Simpsons)

Tony Christopher, CEO/President and Founder, Landmark Entertainment Group

Lynn Rogoff, founder, AMERIKIDS USA

Elsie Mullers, Director of International Business Development and Partnerships, WIR Group

Moderator, Adam Berns, COO and Co-Founder, Brainrush, Inc.

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Track I: Salon II

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

Todd Viegut, CEO, Kannuu

Freyr Thor, Senior Vice President, Product Management, Alchemy

Priya Rajagopalan, VP of Product Management, Rovi

Jim Monroe, Founder, OTT Age Industries

Mark Vena, Worldwide VP Marketing, Sling Media

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

Mark Donnigan, Vice President Sales & Strategy, Beamr, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track II: Salon III

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

Andrew Klein, SVP Global Partnerships AEG

Brian Anderson, Music Sponsorships, YouTube

Hank Neuberger, President of Springboard Productions

Allen Sanford, co-founder, Livelist

Thomas Constabile, Associate Director, Strategic Marketing & Development, Verizon Ventures

John J. Petrocelli, CEO, Bulldog Digital Media, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track III: The Plaza Room

Investment, Financing & Packaging Projects: Unique Content - Unique Technology - Funding & Monetizing Properties Across Platforms

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

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

Pilar Stella, CoFounder and Managing Director, Alchemus Capital

Juston Brommel, Founder, Advisor, CEO, CMTO, Free(dom) Agent

Monica Dodi, Managing Director, Women's Venture Capital Fund

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Sponsored by: Alliance for Women in Media

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

The Powerful Female Consumer Demographic and How It Influences Digital Media--Breaking Stereotypes and Clichés to Deliver Better Content

Ashkan Sobhe, CEO and Founder, ITC—Digital Marketing Agency

Marta Ferro, Chief Executive Officer, Pink51 and President, Starfish Impact

Michele Edelman, Executive Vice President of Marketing & Communications, VUBIQUITY

Nicole Smith, Vice President, Brand New Media US

Georgii Speakman, Director of Business Development, IZEA

Desiree Duffy, Vice President, ITC Firm

Alex Cohen, co-host of Radio Show "Take Two," 89.3 FM KPCC, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Immersion – AR – VR – Holography – To the Next Level

Session I: Marina Vista Room

Virtual and Augmented Reality: A Five Year Projection:  What Will Emerge?  An Investment in Time and Space

Randal Kleiser, Noted Hollywood Director and VR consultant to the U.S. Army

Ed Lantz, CEO, Vortex Immersive Media

Don Brittain, President and CEO, Instant Effects and principal architect for Autodesk’s 3DSMax

Brian Seth Hurst, Chief StoryTeller and Co-Founder StoryTech, Managing Partner, StoryTech™

Matt Liszt, VP of Marketing at MasterImage 3D, Inc., member, Board of Directors, International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society

Amir Rubin, CEO Sixense, Inc

Bruce Greenberg, Founder, iCinema Ventures, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Session II: Ballroom Terrace

Immersive Cinema in Out of Home:  From Theme Parks to Movie Theaters and Amusement Parks

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

Dan Jamele, Vice President/CTO, MediaMation

Chris Ratner. Founder, reelXperience Entertainment, LLC

Sang Cho, Chief Content Officer, CJ 4DPLEX America

Kevin Williams, Consultant and writer, KWP, Moderator (former Imagineer)

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Session III: Poolside Tent I

VR-AR - Dynamic Innovation in Technology and User Experience - Designing and Producing the Next Generation in Entertainment and Advertising Experience

Richard Cummings, President, Two Goats (Immersive for Absolut, Diageo, SAP, Foot Locker, Playstation, MTV)

Jake Lee-High, CEO/Creative Director, Future Colossal (Immersive for BMW, Showtime, Jay Z, Disney, and Citi Bank )

Anush Elangovan, CEO, Nod Labs

Nancy Bennett, Chief Content Officer and Head of VR, Two Bit Circus

Dustin Callif, Managing Partner, Tool of North America

Chris Ellis, Director of Themed Entertainment / Senior Creative Director, RGH

Patrick Aluise, VP, Head of Media and Entertainment Partnerships, Blippar, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

3:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Track I: Salon II, Live Webcast

Video Everywhere - Technologies & Platforms - Enabling the Next Generation of Over-the-Top TV

Alex Drosin, President - North America, Massive Interactive

Campbell Foster, Director of Product Marketing, Video Solutions, Adobe

Xavier Kochhar, President and CEO, The Video Genome Project, Structured Data Intelligence (SDI)

Dan Sweeney, Western Division Vice President, The Allant Group

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

Andy Shenkler, EVP, Chief Solutions and Technology Officer, Sony DADC New Media Solutions

Jonathan Hurd, Director, Altman Vilandrie & Company, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track II, Salon III

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

Larry Laboe, President of Production, SXM

Scott Carlis, VP, Digital and Social Media, AEG Global Partnerships

Raymond Pettit, Chief Analytics Officer, Rentrak

Andy Marks, President, Marks Entertainment + Media

Keith Newman, Strategic Media and Technology Advisor

Tirrell D. Whittley, CEO / Principal, LIQUID SOUL

Frank Nein, President, 9Sight2020.com

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track III: The Plaza Room

Content Rights and Technology Solutions in Media and Entertainment: Implementation of Technology Strategies - Protecting the Product

Steven Polster, CEO, RIGHTSTRADE

Ori Birnbaum, Co-Founder, Whipclip

Ben Lister, COO, Rightster

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

Tom Carroux, Director of Business Development, Cryptography Research, Inc.

Pablo Argon, Senior Director of Technical Strategy, Ericsson TV Platforms

Richard Conlon, Founder and Principal, Rights Management Holdings LLC

Rajan Samtani, SVP Sales and Marketing, Peer Media Technologies, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track IV: The 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

Damona Hoffman, Founder, Dates & Mates

Karinna Karsten, Founder/CEO, LOVE TV

Justine Lassoff, Cofounder, LOVE GOODLY and Cofounder, Tuesdaynights

Mariana Danilovic, Managing Director, Hollywood Portfolio, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Immersion – AR – VR – Holography – Taking it to the Next Level

Session I: Ballroom Terrace

Innovating in VR-AR-Immersive Production - Putting the Vision into Action - Oculus Rift, Samsung GearVR, Google Cardboard & and others

Jason Yim, President and Executive Creative Director, Trigger

Rick Rey, CEO & Co-founder, Surreal

Mike Rozycki, Creative Technologist, Team One (VR for Lexus)

Jason Merkoski, Co-Founder, BeForeverMe, Early inventor of the Kindle

Mike Drachkovitch, CEO and founder, Ovrture (Lockup on MSNBC)

Mark Ladd, CEO and Founder, LyteShot

Moderator - Andy Goldstein, Executive Producer, Otherworld Interactive

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Session II: Marina Vista

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

Matthew DeMartini, Musician, Songwriter, and VR Pioneer “Galvanized Souls”

Chris Traylor, Musician, Songwriter, and VR Pioneer “Galvanized Souls”

Andrew McGovern, Vice President of Media & Entertainment, IM360

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

 

5:00 PM – Salon II, Member's Only Meeting

Alliance for Women in Media, SoCal's Annual Member's Meeting

For membership information, please visit www.AWMSocal.org

 

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

Tish Ciravolo, President and Founder, Daisy Rock Girl Guitars

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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, Moisture Jamzz; 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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Wednesday, October 21st

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

Virtual & Augmented Reality Keynote Event

An AR-VR-Hollywood Mindmeld –

Creative Artists Meet Technology Visionaries

Lucas Foster, co-founder, Headcase VR

Daniel Gregoire, co-founder, MATTERvr

Jack Pan, President of Motion Picture Marketing, STX Entertainment

Dipak Patel, Co-founder and Investor, Zeality

Jon Molod, Vice President, Product Ideation, DIRECTV, Now part of the AT&T Family

Lucas Wilson, VR Producer, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

6:15 PM - 8:00 PM, Salon I, Limited Seating

The Digital Hollywood Outreach Program

The Compton High School - Digital Hollywood Mentoring Dinner on the Music - Video - Film

 

Thursday - October 22nd

Drill Down Day at Digital Hollywood

Five Tracks to Choose From

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

ThinkTank II: Plaza Room

Managing Video Strategy: Distribution Channels, Advertising and Technology

Chris Osche, Vice President of Business Development, Multipop

David Murdico, Creative Director & Managing Partner, Supercool Creative Agency

Steve Callanan, CEO, WIREWAX

Jay Prasad, chief business officer, VideoAmp

Jason Bercovici, Senior Product Manager, Exponential

Travis Howe, Senior Vice President, Client Services & Operations, INVISION

Jeffrey Stansfield, President and CEO, Advantage Video Systems

Markus Almer, Director, VideoRx, Moderator

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ThinkTank III: Ballroom Terrace

Social Engagement - Tracking The Real-Time Social Graph - Content, Communication, Advertising

Mark Carlson, CEO, SimpleFeed, Inc.

Eron Zehavi, Chief Rewards Officer, Swagbucks.com

Ori Nakar, Chief Product Officer, Telescope

Malcolm Friedberg, Chief Marketing Officer/Head of Customer Acquisition, CleverTap

Rebecca Markarian, Senior Vice President of Social & Digital, Ayzenberg Group

Smita Saxena, founder and CEO, Stanza

Nancy King, Consultant, NewView Marketing, Moderator

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Special Workshop

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Salon III

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

Brian Mac Mahon, CEO, Expert DOJO Success Academy

Mike Weeks, Producer, Reality Star and NLP Expert

Ryan Foland, Blackstone Launchpad Accelerator

David Ochi, Blackstone Launchpad Accelerator

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10:15 AM - 11:30 AM, Marina Vista Room

Morning Virtual Reality Keynote

 

11:05 AM - 12:20 PM

ThinkTank I: Admiralty Room

Strategies in Advertising: Programmatic Buying, Targeting, Analytics and Contextual Media

Hamish Brocklebank, CEO, PortentIO Ltd

Vincent Meyer, Vice President of Business Development, adMarketplace

Jonathan Stefansky, CEO and founder, Viewbix

Mark Goldman, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, ZypMedia

Ryan Pamplin, VP, Digital Evangelist, Extreme Reach

Elizabeth Cowley, SVP Global Partnerships, Viewster AG

James Ackerman, Executive Chairman, Broadway Systems

Sean Malatesta, CEO, Marengo Knoll, Inc., Moderator

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ThinkTank II - Plaza Room

Enabling YouTube Content: Monetizing and Enhancing Distribution & Consumer Engagement

Juan Bruce, CEO and Co-Founder, Epoxy

Joshua Lennox, Co-Founder of Bulldog Digital Media

Dan Pelson, CEO, Relentless Generator

Tamoor Shafi, CEO, Omnia Media

Sam Levine, Director, Brand Partnerships, Fuel

Donald A. Jasko, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Economics, Moderator

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ThinkTank III: Ballroom Terrace

Video Innovation! Social Video, Personalized Video, Real-Time Video - Communication and Commerce

Collin Lee, Vice President, Marketing, Influxis

Philip Nelson, SVP/CRO NewTek

Nathan McGowan, Senior Director, Product, The Hollywood Reporter & Billboard

Gavin Goodvach, Head of Content, Vexigo

Ari Evans, founder and CEO, Maestro

David Rogier, CEO & co-founder, Masterclass

Andrew Sachs, CEO of Weev

Bill Newell, President, North South Studios LLC, Moderator

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11:45 AM – 12:45 PM, Marina Vista Room

VR and AR – In Gaming and Beyond

Patrick Walker, Vice President of Insights & Analytics, EEDAR

Matthew Cook, Managing Partner and Director of Business Development, Greenlight Insights (GLI)

Burnes Hollyman, Founder, Board Member and Development Director, Ghost Machine Studios

Russell Naftal, Co-Managing Partner, Beast Media

Emmanuel Marquez, CTO, Starbreeze Studios

Jason Wonacott, CEO, Wonacott Communications LLC, Moderator

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Special Crowdfunding - Full Day of Sessions

Noon - 1:00 PM, Salon III

The Crowdfunding Update: A Roundtable of Experts

Jennifer Post, Partner, Raines Feldman LLP

Justin Giddings, The Crowdfunding Coach

Stephen Dypiangco, Vice President, Ovation Digital Arts

Brian Meece, Founder and CEO, RocketHub

Sam Blan, Founder and CEO, The Blak Box Group

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12:50 PM - 2:00 PM

ThinkTank I: Admiralty Room

Twitter, Facebook & Social Media - Transforming Marketing, Transforming the World

Peg Samuel, Adjunct Professor, NYU SPS and founder, Social Diva Media

Carmen Sutter, Product Manager, Adobe Social, Digital Marketing, Adobe

Danielle Shamos, VP, West Coast, Adaptly

Jenn Deering Davis, co-founder, Union Metrics

Johnny Miller, Founder, Manumatix

Newton Lee, Author of "Facebook Nation: Total Information Awareness", Moderator

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ThinkTank II: Ballroom Terrace

The Power of YouTube: Unlocking the Power of Advertising and Programming

Cliff Baldridge, CEO and Founder, SBARTSTV Media Network

Adam Hammer, Lead Producer, Complex Media and Co-Founder, Hammer 360

Eugene Lee, co-founder and CEO, ChannelMeter

Mike Pusateri, Founder/CEO, Bent Pixels

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

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ThinkTank III. Plaza Room

TV Everywhere: The Content & Commerce Opportunity - From Live Streaming & Video Syndication to Video Ad Insertion

Dave Swartz, co-founder and chief creative officer, MEDL Mobile and co-founder & president, Hang With, Inc.

Jeffrey Stansfield, President and CEO, Advantage Video Systems

David McIntosh, VP Business Affairs, Shout Factory

Malachi Bierstein, SVP Sales & Marketing, Saffron Digital

Susan Brazer, CEO, LionShare Media

Jonathan Tavss, Founder & Chief Innovation Officer, ZettaSquared, Moderator

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Special Afternoon Event, Salon III

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM, Salon III

Crowdfunding Breakthrough: Access to Capital Meritocracy through Reg A+ -- How is Raising Money from Consumers, Including Non-Accredited Investors Changing the Funding Marketplace

John Strisower, CEO, GoChip (Has Received Reg A + SEC Approvals)

Melinda Moore, CMO, CrowdFunder

Connie Koch Harrell, Regional President. Southern California, Keiretsu Forum Southern California

Andrew Wong, founder, Coinvent

David Dobkin, president of investment banking, ASMX Capital

Mariana Danilovic, CEO, Hollywood Portfolio, Moderator

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1:15 PM - 2:15 PM, Marina Vista Room

The Language & Aesthetics of VR:  The Challenge of Creating Movies, Games & Other Experiential Programming

Celine Tricart, founder Lucid Dreams Productions and co-director, "Marriage Equality" VR film for Nokia and 3ality Technica

Jenny Carden (Zenka), Independent Artist and Futurist

Stephanie Riggs, CEO and Founder, Azimyth Creation Studios

Shane Pase, Chief Technology Officer, The Lotte Project

St. John Colon, Adjunct Professor, University of Southern California

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

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2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

ThinkTank II: Plaza Room

Advertising Innovation! Ad Targeting and Hypertargeting, Mobile, Social Networks and Video Ads

Michael Benedek, President and CEO, Datonics LLC

Eddy Widerker, Strategic Analyst, Team One

Daniel Loesch, Head of Monetization, Peel

Patrick Hopf, President & Co-Founder, SourceKnowledge

Javon Frazier, Marketing Executive, Instructor, UCLA EXTENSION

Dr. Natalie Petouhoff, Instructor, Social Media And Digital Marketing Business for Executives, UCLA Extension, Moderator

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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, Marina Vista Room

End-of-Day Keynote Roundtable

Future of VR Plus AR

Dr. David Levitt, co-founder and CEO, Pantomime Corporation

Aaron Koblin, Co-founder and CTO, Vrse

Adam Geoghegan, Managing Director and Founder, Immersia Virtual Reality

Sivan Iram, General Manager, River Studios

Tim Gedemer, Owner, Supervising Sound Designer, Supervising Sound Editor, Source Sound

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

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2:45 PM - 3:45 PM, Salon III

Crowdfunding in Practice:  An Update on Crowdfunding Campaigns and Strategies

Chris Haberi, The Grant Funding Expert

Arturo Perez, Founder & Product Design, Kluge

Tatjana Luethi, Creative UX, Brand & Design Strategist

Ronjini Joshua, President, The Silver Telegram

Jason Fishman, SVP, Digital Strategy, Digital Niche Agency

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