Wednesday, October 11th - Continued from Left Column

 

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

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

Daniel Tibbets, CEO, EL Rey Networks

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

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

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

Allison Dollar, CEO, Interactive Television Alliance

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

Lori Kozlowski, Virtual Reality Producer, Project Empathy

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

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

Christina Heller, CEO & Co-founder, VR Playhouse

Peter Akemann, President, Skydance Interactive

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

Patrick Meegan, Creative Director, Jaunt Studios

David Levitt, CEO and President, Pantomime Corporation

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

Kymber Lim, CCO + Head of Studio, Holor

Carolyn Giardina, Tech Editor, The Hollywood Reporter, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

3:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Track I: Haas Conference Center, Room 171

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

Jeanne Wolf, Award-Winning Journalist and Media Coach

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

Jonathan Lowe, Senior VP of Marketing, AEG Sports

Mark Wolf, Producer and CEO, Change The World Productions

Russ Axelrod, Co-Founder, Pitchmen

Adrian Sexton, CEO, TiTAN Platform, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Sponsored by Alliance for Women in Media SoCal

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

Women in the Industry: Developing Film, Television & OTT About Women - A Golden Age in Hollywood and Indie Production

Jaime Burke, co-founder and President, Lifeboat Productions

Laverne McKinnon, Executive Producer, Netflix comedy series, Girlboss Studios USA

Tineka Becker, Independent Casting Director

Katrina Wolfe, President of Production, AG Studios

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

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

Margaret Laney, Co-Head, Marketing, Gunpowder & Sky

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

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

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

Jen Dennis, Head of VR, RSA Films

Peter Oberdorfer, President, Tactic

Jubin Dave, Corporate Strategy, Blackthorn Media

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

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

Johannes Saam, Senior Creative Developer, Framestore

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

VR-AR Everywhere! - Planes, Theaters, Hotels, Arcade & Theme Parks

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

Jim Preston, Executive Producer, Nomadic VR

Robin Alter, VP, Strategic Partnerships, Ultrahaptics

Nick Risher, President U.S. Operations, Hologate

Nanea Reeves, CEO & Co-Founder, TRIPP Inc.

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

End-of-Day Reception – Taper Courtyard

Outdoor Area In Front of Haas Conference Center

 

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

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

Caroline Rustigian Bruderer, Founder, K-Line Productions

Susan Soares, Founder, JUSTCare, Green Oasis

Michel Shane, Managing Partner, The Handpicked Company

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

Dean Arbit, Founder, TruMedia

Joshua Otten, Co-Founder, PRØHBTD Media

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM - Haas Conference Center, Room 171

Alliance for Women in Media SoCal

Membership Meeting/Mixer

Open to AWM SoCal Members + a guest. RSVP - Click Here

 

Evening Dinner Event

6:15 PM – 8:00 PM, Ahmanson Hall, Additional Ticket Required

Co-Sponsored by the TV Academy, Interactive Peer Group

Keynote Dinner Event and Evening Host

Seth Shapiro, Governor, Interactive Media, The Television Academy

A Celebration - The Unlimited Imagination

VR/AR - Film/TV - Space Architecture

Astronaut Greg Chamitoff, Space Missions: STS-134, STS-127, STS-124, STS-126, Expedition 18, Expedition 17

Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens, Film/TV, Writers, SciFi Novels and Non-Fiction Best Sellers – Star Trek Enterprise, Race to Mars, Authors, Icefire, Star Trek Books, Mars: The Stories of the People Behind NASA’s Mars Missions, Past, Present, and Future

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

Liam Young, founder, Thomorrows Thoughts Today

Moderator, Marty Perlmutter, Technologist & Social Activist

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Thursday, October 12th

Special Workshop

9:00 AM - 11:15 AM, Guerin A, Herscher Hall

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

Brian Mac Mahon, Chief Community Officer, Expert DOJO

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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

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

Jonas Halpren, Director of Monetization, Synacor

Aimee Helfand, founder and CEO, FamiLeague

Isak Yahav, EVP, Operations, BGB Group

Josh Lamb, Founder and CEO, Multipop

Zachary Soreff, President, Sawyer Studios

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

9 AM - 10 AM, Magnin Auditorium

Documentary Shorts / HollyShorts Awards Winners

Screening + Q&A

Winners and Finalists:

"The Tables", Q&A with Director

Prince of Smoke, Q&A with director Matthew Gelb

"Revolution in The Ring", Q&A with Director

Steven Reich, Rigler Creative, Moderator.

Additional Title to be announced

 

10 AM - 11 AM, Magnin Auditorium

The Documentary and Public Television:

The Program Pipeline for Filmmakers Exploring Personal -

Political - Change Agent - Environment

Juan Devis, CCO, KCET

Kelly Parker, producer The Migrant Kitchen

Justin Cram, producer, City Rising

Matt Crotty, producer, LOST LA

Simon Kilmurry, Executive Director, IDA International Documentary Association, Moderator

 

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

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

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

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

Alexandra Tynion, Principal, SeedInvest

Alexis Macklin, Analyst, Greenlight VR

Kinsey Cronin, Director of Business Development, StartEngine

Rob Vickery, Co-Founder, Stage Venture Partners

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

360 Video and VR/AR - Content and Advertising - A Cross Platform Experience

Greg Bond, SVP, Commercial Partnerships, Blend Media

Shelley Andagan, Head of Post-Production & Operations, 3DPaint/FX

Matthew Cook, Director Business Development and Content Acquisition, Autumn VR

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

Michaella Vu, VR Producer, founder, Vunous VR

Richard Fendelman, Producer/Director, Expect A Miracle Productions, Inc.

Joanna Popper, Media and Tech Executive and Advisor

Seth A. Schachner, Managing Director, Strat Americas, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

10:45 AM - Noon

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

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

Kim L. Hurwitz, Chief Marketing Officer, KOKO Sports Management

Randa Minkarah, Chief Operating Officer, Transform

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

Alia J Daniels, COO and co-founder, REVRY

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

Michael Downing, Chief Executive Officer, President and Director, Tout Inc.

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track II: Haas Conference Center - Room 171

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

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

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

Erin Kapczynski, SVP Marketing, Kontrol Media

Ronjini Joshua, Owner, The Silver Telegram

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

Elizabeth Barrutia, CEO, BARU Marketing & Media

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

ThinkTank I: Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 305

Hollywood and Cybercrimes: from Privacy to Piracy, Theft and the Dark Net

Frank Nein, President, 9Sight2020.com, Moderator

Darren Manners, Lead Penetration Tester, SyCom Technologies

Newton Lee, Author, Educator, Futurist - ‎Institute for Education, Research, and Scholarships

Rob Holmes, Founder & CEO, IPCybercrime

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM, Magnin Auditorium

Feature Screening

"FOOD EVOLUTION" Narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Q&A with Academy Award-nominated Director, Scott Hamilton Kennedy

Interviewed by: Chris Taylor, Director, Food Fight

 

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

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

Advertising, Live Events and Brands in VR-AR-360 Video – from Mobile & Immersive to Experiential

Craig Dalton, co-founder and CEO, DODOcase

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

David Birnbaum, Design Director, Immersion Corporation

Nicholas F. Longano, Partner, Hourglass Interactive LLC

Annie Lukowski, co-founder, Vanishing Point Media

Lewis Smithingham, ‎President and Partner, 30 Ninjas

Malia Probst, VR/AR Producer & Connector, Director of Brand Strategy, VRScout, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Session II: Herscher Hall, Guerin A Live Webcast

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

Justin Molinari, CTO, Otherworld Interactive

Edward Button, Award Winning Director of Photography and Director

Alejandro Dinsmore, CEO, EEVO

Seth Skolnik, COO, Live Planet

Bastiaan den Braber, President / COO, SAMO

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

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Track I: Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, 303-304, Webcast

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

Erik Ramberg, Head of Product Management, TV Platforms, Media Solutions, Ericsson

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

Virginia Juliano, CEO & Founder, CobbleCord

Nick Colsey, Business Development, Sony Electronics

Robin Wilson, Director, RW TV

Jonathan Hurd, Director, Altman Vilandrie & Company, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

Jason Henderson, Senior Manager, Contracts, DISH Network

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

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

Anjan Choudhury, Partner, Munger Tolles & Olson LLP

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

Karen M. Robson, Partner, Pryor Cashman

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

Michael Sid, CEO, Mediamorph, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

Francis Pollara, Strategy & Venture Manager, Launch

Ethan Gilmore, founder and CEO, VARcrypt

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

Jillian Sidoti Esq. Crowdfunding Lawyers

Richard Grover, CEO and President: VaranIDEA

Corey Epstein, Co-CEO, DSTLD

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

Presented by Laduma

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

Moderated by: Frank Radice, Expert in Residence, Definition6

Jason Farkas, Vice President of Premium Content Video, CNN

Jesse Redniss, Chief Innovation Officer, Turner Broadcasting

Tyson Sadler, VR Director

Joel Douek, ECCO VR and chief scientist, ManMadeMusic

Michael Santiago, Vice President, LadumaVR

Michael Dutton, SVP Strategy & Content Partnerships, Mesmerise Global VR

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Session II: Herscher Hall, Guerin A, Live Webcast

VR/AR as a Branding/Advertising Strategy: The Immersive Experience as Image Maker - Movies/TV/Brand

Julie Shumaker, Vice President, Business Development of Advertising, Unity Technologies

Tom Flanagan, Chief Content and Innovation Officer, Big Block

Christine Lee, VP and GM, Global Business Development, IMMERSV INC.

Jon Simon, Vice President, Integrated Marketing, Ayzenberg

Guy Bedov, CEO and Co-Founder, Sidekick VR

Danilo Moura, Strategy, Business Development & VR Creative Services - ‎LOOT Interactive, LLC - VR Production Partner for 8i and Time Inc.’s LIFE VR

Cynthia Lieberman, Media & Marketing Strategist, Lieberman Communications, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM, Magnin Auditorium

Presented by PGA Documentary / Non-Fiction Committee

The Documentary Today: Expanding Technique and Form

Robert Kenner (Academy Award-nominated director, Command and Control, Merchants of Doubt, Food, Inc.)

Domini Hofmann (Producer/Director/Showrunner CNN’s Declassified Series)

Christopher Leggett (producer, Becoming Bond, The Short Game)

Grace Lee, Director, K-TOWN ‘92, American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

Svetlana Cvetko (Cinematographer, Inside Job, Red Army, Silicon Cowboys)

Lesley Chilcott, PGA Documentary / Non-fiction Committee, Moderator

 

Sponsored by Women in Film and Digital Hollywood

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Herscher Hall, Room 302

The ABC of Branding"

Whether you are looking to brand a production company, films and content, products or even yourself, what you must know about branding.

Hosted by Karene Jullien

Part I: 2 PM: BRANDING STRATEGY - What is a brand? Where do I start?

Marlene Sharp, Producer TV Series - SEGA America

Holly Payberg, Producer Feathers & Toast

Mhairi Morrisson, Actress & Creator of Feathers & Toast

Estella Gabriel, Founder & CEO of Second Screen, Inc.

Arati Misro, Founding Member at Second Screen, Inc.

Session Information - Click Here

Part II: 3PM: BRANDING CAMPAIGNS – How do I give my brand a voice?

Michellene DeBonis, Founder of Zeste Consulting

Alex Zeldin, Co-Founder and Executive Producer of French Mustache

KT McBratney, Head of Product Marketing – Seed & Spark

Cary Grant, Founder & CEO, Premo Media

Session Information - Click Here

Part III: 4PM: PROTECTING MY BRAND

Ghen Laraya, Intellectual property attorney and Board Member of WIF

Angela Gyetvan, Founder of Digital Whisper

Michael Turner, VP of Business & Legal Affairs, Discovery Communications

Session Information - Click Here

 

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

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

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

Dan Goman, CEO, OWNZONES Media Network

Scott Hancock, Vice President, Marketing, Plex

Joey Fulcher, Director of Media Logistics across the Americas, Ooyala

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

Alex Drosin, President - North America, Massive Interactive

Dan Sweeney, VP, Sales & Marketing, Nevelex Corp.

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track II: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast

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

Raymond Leon Roker, Head of AEG Studioss

Eddie Vaca, CEO, Amp Live

Juan Santillan, CEO, Vantage TV

Marc Scarpa, founder and Executive Producer / Director, Simplynew

Brian Anderson, Global Music Sponsorships Lead, YouTube

John J. Petrocelli, CEO, Bulldog Digital Media

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

Amy Wan, Esq., Founder & CEO Bootstrap Legal

Diane McGrath, Chief Global Strategist, Falcon Media House

Greg Akselrud, Partner, Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP

Jason Scoggins, President & COO of Slated, Inc.

Jennifer Post, Partner, Thompson Coburn

Mark Jeffrey, CEO & Founder, Guardian Circle Inc.

Brett M. Brown, Managing Partner, Xsolla Capital

Steven Masur, Senior Partner, MG+, Moderator

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 Future of Entertainment: VR Story Architects and Experience Designers

Jake Sally, Director of Immersive Development, RYOT

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

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

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

Chad Woods, Immersive Reality Designer, Team One

Chris Prynoski, founder/president, Titmouse

Maggie Lane, VR/AR Designer, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

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

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

Thomas Polson, CEO, 3DPaint/FX

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

Adam Geoghegan, CEO, Immersia Enterprises Pty, Ltd

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM, Magnin Auditorium

The Feature Documentary Roundtable

Workshopping the Process - Development - Production - Post - Distribution - Marketing

Scott Hamilton Kennedy, Academy Award-nominated director, Food Evolution

Jon Shenk, Bonni Cohen, Co-Directors, An Inconvenient Sequel

Jennifer Brea, Director, Unrest

Ceyda Torun, Director, Kedi

Erica Sardarian, Co-Director/Writer/Producer, Company Town

Dave Adelson, Executive Producer, Getty Images, Moderator

 

3:50 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Video Everywhere - Technologies & Platforms - From Over-the-Top TV to 360 Video and Virtual Reality

Nathan McGowan, Vice President, Product, The Hollywood Reporter & Billboard

Paul Canetti, founder and CEO, MAZ

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

Steven Harnsberger, President, ‎OTT Digital Services, Inc.

Peter Dawidzik, Vice President of Media and Service Providers, Qello

Jeffrey Stansfield, President and CEO, Advantage Video Systems

Phoenix Gonzalez, co-founder and President of Sales, dotstudioPRO

Lauren Cole, President, Cole Media, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

Robin Wilson, Director, RW TV

Tamerlin Godley, Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson

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

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

Bill Woods, SVP, MediaMorph, Moderator

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

Real World Solutions for Creating Inclusive Content

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

Amberly Crouse, Senior Director, Creative and Marketing, BMG Production Music

Evelyne Ouellet, Chief Marketing Consultant, SAFIRA Entertainment Marketing

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Session I: Herscher Hall, Guerin A, Live Webcast from this Room

Innovating in VR-AR-Immersive Production - The Amazing Journey of Imagination, Gear and Innovation

Daniel Kenyon, Founder/CEO, Furious M

Ryan Moore, CEO,Experience 360°

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

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

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

BJ Schwartz, co-founder, Vanishing Point Media

Jessie Kim, CEO, Prosper VR

Larry Rosenthal, President, Creative Director, CubeVR, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM, Magnin Auditorium

The Documentary Market Roundtable

New Platforms, Branded Content, Cutting Edge Technologies and Audience Impact.

Oren Katzeff, Head of Programming, Tastemade

Dan Leonard, Supervising Producer, Indigenous Media, 60 Second Docs

John Zhang, EVP Marketing, Indigenous Media, 60 Second Docs

Chris Uettwiller, CEO, Dirty Robber

Ryan Templeton, Head of Content, Not Impossible Labs

Chris Denson, Director, Ignition Factory, Omnicom Media Group, Host, Innovation Crush

Mark Vega, CKR LAW, Partner, Entertainment, Technology & New Media, Moderator

 

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

End-of-Day Reception – Taper Courtyard

Outdoor Area In Front of Haas Conference Center

 

5:30 PM - Check In - Haas Conference Center, Room 171

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

AWM SoCal Celebrates: Scholarship Recipients & Film Winners - Open to Digital Hollywood attendees and AWM SoCal members + guest. RSVP - Click Here

 

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

Presented by PGA Documentary / Non-Fiction Committee

Feature Screening

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Magnin Auditorium

 AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL with former Vice President Al Gore

Paramount Pictures, Participant Media

Q&A with Directors Jon Shenk and Bonni Cohen

Participant Media, speaker to be announced

 

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Herscher Hall, Guerin C, Additional Ticket Required

Hosted by: by Mars City Design LLC & Mars City Foundation

Mars City Gala Award Ceremony 2017
For More Information - Click Here

 

 

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The Greatest in Creativity - The Future of Space Technology and the Entertainment Visionaries Join Together

Archive of Spring, 2017 - Digital Hollywood Spring

Archive of Fall, 2016 - Digital Hollywood Fall

Archive of Spring, 2016 - Digital Hollywood Spring

Archive of October, 2015 - Digital Hollywood Fall

Archive of Digital Hollywood Events at CES 2017

Archive of Media Summit New York, March 7-8, 2017

See Photos from Digital Hollywood - 2017

Speaker Selection: To Submit a speaker, please email your speaker submission indicating panel(s) of interest along with bio of your speaker, backgrounder of your company

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The Skirball Center - See Photos of Skirball Center

Watch Videos From Digital Hollywood

Digital Hollywood Fall, October 10-12, 2017

Skirball Center, 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles

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Tracks and Themes in Development

Complete Conference Agenda - Click Here

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

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

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

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

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

VI. Finance Hollywood: Investment - Funding - Packaging

VII. The Women’s Summit & Workshops - Content - Discussion - Recognition

VIII. The University Project: AR-VR-Internet & Entertainment - Accelerating the Educational Process

IX. Hollywood Advertising: Brands - Agencies - Networks - Platforms

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

 

Updated Listing - Wednesday, October 11th, 12:30 PM

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

Rob Minkoff, Director, The Lion King

Schuyler M. Moore, Partner, Greenberg Glusker

Bennett Pozil, Executive Vice President, East West Bank

Fan Wang, Director, Producer and scholar with Sarft

Nick Conti, Vice President of Business Development, GDC Technology

Debra K. Chinn, Head of International Localization and Creative Services, Dreamworks Animation, Worldwide

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Just Added - Tuesday, October 10th

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

The Challenge of Piracy: A Clear and Present Danger

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

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

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

Denise Muyco, co-founder and CEO, StratusCore

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

A Digital Hollywood Special Event:

Thursday, October 12th

The Documentary Festival at Digital Hollywood

Screenings - Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Sequel" - "Food Evolution" Narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson - and More!

A Special Dinner Event at Digital Hollywood

Wednesday, October 11th

6:15 PM – 8:00 PM, Ahmanson Hall, Additional Ticket Required

Co-Sponsored by the TV Academy, Interactive Peer Group

Keynote and Dinner

Seth Shapiro, Governor, Interactive Media, The Television Academy

A Celebration - The Unlimited Imagination

VR/AR - Film/TV - Space Architecture

Astronaut Greg Chamitoff, Space Missions: STS-134, STS-127, STS-124, STS-126, Expedition 18, Expedition 17

Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens, Film/TV, Writers, SciFi Novels and Non-Fiction Best Sellers – Star Trek Enterprise, Race to Mars, Authors, Icefire, Star Trek Books, Mars: The Stories of the People Behind NASA’s Mars Missions, Past, Present, and Future

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

Liam Young, founder, Thomorrows Thoughts Today

Moderator, Marty Perlmutter, Technologist & Social Activist

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

A Digital Hollywood VR Special Event

Wednesday, October 11th - 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin C

Establishing a National VR/AR Design Competition

Astronaut Greg Chamitoff Presents:

SpaceCRAFT: The VR Collaborative Space System and Mission Design Project - To Engage with a Future in Space

Bringing together Partners from:

1) Universities, 2) Technology Companies, 3) Government Agencies, 4) Mentors

Vera Mulyani, Founder & CEO, Mars City Design

Moderator - Andrew Shulkind, Cinematographer and Co-Founder, HeadcaseVR

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The Complete Three Day Agenda

The Strategic Sessions - Let's Get Started!

Tuesday, October 10th

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

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

The Phenomenon of AR Gets Real - Entertainment, Advertising, Education - The Gateway to the Future

Ashley Crowder, CEO, Co-Founder, VNTANA

Jonathan Dotan, Chief Strategy Officer, Otoy

Neil Parris, AR/VR, Entertainment Partnerships Lead, Google

Keith Soljacich, VP/Director, Technology, DigitasLBi

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

Ben Stein, General Manager of Studios, 8i

Nancy King, Consultant, NewView Marketing, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track II: Haas Conference Center, Room 171

The Power of Influencers: Accelerating Brand Value Across Platforms - From Internet TV - Mobile - Social Networks

Jared Heinke, President of Whalerock Digital

Phil Ranta, Chief Operating Officer, Studio71

Larry Shaipro, CEO, Ensemble Digital Studios

Danyelle McGill, Vice President, Influencer Marketing, 87AM

Maureen Polo, General Manager, Fullscreen

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

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM, Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 303-304, Webcast

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

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

Sundance Feniger, Vice President and General Manager, Boomerang

Jason Friedlander, Product & Technology Evangelist, Verizon Digital Media Services

Robert Binning, CEO, StreamSpace

Stefan Van Engen, SVP of Partnerships & Programming, Xumo

Rich Whitman, Founder + CEO, Audience Delivered

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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

Diane McGrath, Chief Global Strategist, Falcon Media House

Schuyler M. Moore, Partner, Greenberg Glusker

Seth Shapiro, Governor, Interactive Media, The Television Academy

Peg Jackson, Managing Director, Mooreland Partners

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

Ari Eisenstat, Co Executive Director, UN Global Sustainability Index Institute

Larry Gerbrandt, principal, Media Valuation Partners, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track II: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast

Mobile First: The Lifestyle Differentiator - Content, Advertising & Technology

Kimberly Smith, Director of Brand Partnership, Foursquare

Pete Stein, General Manager, Fullscreen

Erick Brownstein, Partner and Chief Strategy Officer, SHAREABILITY

Owen Geddes, Vice President, Market Development, Devicescape

Laura Williams Argilla, Director of Product, Video for Creative Cloud, Adobe

Stephanie Guitierrez, Director, Digital & Social Marketing, Art Machine

Mike Vorhaus, President, Magid Advisors, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

12 Noon – 1:00 PM

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

The Augmented Reality Experience: Implementing the Next Generation of AR into Application: From Education to Entertainment and Games

Mike Hildebrandt, VP Corporate Development & Strategic Partnerships, DAQRI

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

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

Eric Trabold, Chief Business Officer, Avegant

Soulaiman Itani, Founder and CEO, Atheer

Tom Wesselman, Senior Director, Software Group, Plantronics

Bill Newell, CEO, North South Studios LLC, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

Justin Hochberg, CEO, Just Entertainment

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

Hannah Pillemer, SVP, of Development & Production, MarVista

Brian Beckmann, CFO, Arclight Films

Jessica Kantor, General Counsel, New Form Entertainment

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

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

Melisse Lewis, Entertainment Attorney, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

12 Noon - 1:00 PM, Haas Conference Center, Room 171

“Hollywood & Space: Honoring the Greatest in Creativity”

VR & AR in Space – Mars – Moon – Space Habitats - From Simulation and Training to Space Themed Cinema

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”

Marijke Jorritsma, UX/UI Designer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Daniel Schechter, Head of Development, 8i , “VR legacy experience for Buzz Aldrin”

Louis Cacciuttolo, CEO, VRrOOm (French Astronaut Thomas Pesquet on the ISS)

Bud Myrick, VR Supervisor / CG Supervisor, FuseFX / FuseVR, Buzz Aldrin: Cycling Pathways to Mars

Marcus Anzengruber, founder, ARVR Ventures

Nick DeMartino, Managing Director, Startupbootcamp MediaTech, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

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

The Power of YouTube: Unlocking the Power of Brands, Programming, and Monetization

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

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

John Holdridge, SVP Social Video, Strategy, Fullscreen

James Creech, Co-Founder and CEO. Paladin Software

Sarah Malkin, Vice President, Programming, New Form

George Ouzounian, aka, MADDOX, YouTube Celebrity

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

“Hollywood & Space: Honoring the Greatest in Creativity”

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

Ben West, Creative Director, Framestore

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

Kieran Dickson, Editorial Director, Comet TV (Home of Classics: Star Gate, Mystery Science Theater, Invasion of the Body Snatchers)

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

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

ThinkTank - Workshop

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Herscher Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 202

The Art and Science of Influence: THE ROLE OF NEUROSCIENCE IN UNDERSTANDING EMOTIONAL VERSUS RATIONAL DECISIONS

Jason Jercinovic, Global Head of Marketing Innovation, Havas

Liz Lundy, Senior Researcher, Netflix

Chris Nicholson, co-founder and CEO, Skymind

Spencer Gerrol, CEO of SPARK Neuro

Curt Doty, President/Founder, CurtDoty.co, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

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

Paul Hanson, CEO, Covert Media

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

Xavier Savant, founder and creative director, Glassell House

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

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Track I: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast

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

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

Anna Rosa Lappalainen, COO and Co-Founder, Vizor

Allison Huynh, Founder and CEO, MyDream Interactive

Kiernan Kit, CEO, Truth for Gold

Evelyne Ouellet, Chief Marketing Consultant, SAFIRA Entertainment Marketing

Maggie Lane, VR/AR Designer, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

OTT Programming: The Multiscreen Video Experience

George Woolley, Head of Originals, Portal A

Galen D’Attilio, Business Development, Daily Motion

Harry Lang, Vice President of Product, Feeln, Hallmark Labs

David Tochterman, CEO, Canvas Media Studios

Xavier Kochhar, Founder and CEO, The Video Genome Project® a Division of Hulu

Adam Goldstein, VP, Business Development, ZEFR

Mark Kapczynski, President, Storymill, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

Social Media Transforms Entertainment Marketing = Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Linkedin

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

Tania Yuki, CEO, Shareablee

Liz Stahl, President, In Haus

Alec Shankman, SVP and Head of Alternative Programming, Digital Media and Licensing, Abrams Artists Agency

Ryan Detert, CEO, Influential

Marc Karzen, CEO, RelishMIX, Moderator

 Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, Haas Conference Center, Room 171

“Hollywood & Space: Honoring the Greatest in Creativity”

Humans & Exploration to Mars, The Moon & Near Earth Asteroids -

The Near Future, The Future and The Extended Future

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

Vera Mulyani, Founder & CEO, Mars City Design LLC

Dr. Susan Jewell MD, Founder/ Mars Academy USA

Rod Pyle, Space Author, Journalist and Historian

Northrop Grumman, speaker to be announced

Connie Reese, Civil Space Communications, Space Systems Division Public Relations, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, Moderator

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3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

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

The Ultimate TV Experience: Cable, Premium & OTT Content & Advertising

Barry Loudis, Senior Director, Business Development & Digital Distribution, Turner Content Distribution

Joerg Bachmaier, SVP, Content Strategy and Co-Productions, Machinima, A Warner Bros. Company

Robb Miller, Global Senior Director, Media & Entertainment, Swrve

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

Adam Cunningham, founder and president, 87AM

Ron Bloom, co-founder, ReachMe.TV

Danny Ledger, Principal and US leader, Digital Offerings, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

360 Video and VR/AR - Content and Advertising - A Cross Platform Experience

Mark Netter, Vice President, Strategy, REVOLVE Agency

Brian Cavallaro, Chief Creative Officer, MANDT VR

Andy Robbins, COO and Partner, bpg

Matt Doell, Creative Director, Madison + Vine

John Montgomery, Chief Creative Officer, R&R Partners

Craig S. Phillips, Creative Director and Co-Owner, SunnyBoy Entertainment

Lawrence Jones, VP of Business and Content Development, The Future Group

Ted Cohen, Managing Partner, TAG Strategic llc, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

Gretchen McCourt, Executive Vice President of ArcLight Cinemas

Ari Mark, founder, AMPLE

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

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

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

Harmon Kaslow, President, Atlas Distribution Company

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

“Hollywood & Space: Honoring the Greatest in Creativity”

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

Michael Nankin, Writer – Director - Producer, (Battlestar Galactica, CSI, Taken, Van Helsing, Black Sails)

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

Mark Murphy, Founding Partner, Voyager Media Company (Producer, Space Odyssey Adventure with Neil deGrasse Tyson)

Allison Huynh, Founder and CEO, MyDream Interactive

Frank Pietronigro, Co-Founder and Chief Visionary Officer, Zero Gravity Arts Consortium (ZGAC),

Marty Perlmutter, Technologist & Social Activist, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

End-of-Day Reception – Taper Courtyard

Outdoor Area In Front of Haas Conference Center

 

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

The Challenge of Piracy: A Clear and Present Danger

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

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

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

Denise Muyco, co-founder and CEO, StratusCore

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Wednesday, October 11th

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

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

Future of TV - Wall St. Analysts Meet Industry Executives - It's All About innovation and Disruption - Moving into the Next Wave

Michael Pachter, Managing Director, Equity Research, Wedbush Securities

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

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

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

Darren Cross, Former Vice President, Business and Corporate Development, Maker Studios

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Track I: Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 303-304, Webcasting Live

The Internet, OTT, Media and the Hollywood Connection

Neil Ishibashi, Director of Design Development, Fandango

Jeffrey Thompson, Media & Entertainment, IBM Global Business Services

Evan Greenberg, Manager of Audience Development, TAPP

Reza Rassool, CTO, RealNetworks

Remo Gettini, SVP of Technology and Head of Digital Transformation, NOVA

Steve Wong, Director of Business Development, Media & Entertainment Group, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Moderator

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

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

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

Mark Landay, Managing Director, Dynamic Synergy Corporation

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

Amy Wan, Esq., Founder & CEO Bootstrap Legal

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

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

Immersive Media and the Social Entrepreneur

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

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

Jimmy Giliberti, Director of Sales and Business Development, WorldViz

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

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

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

VR/AR ThinkTank – Analyzing the Company Strategies – Google - Microsoft – Facebook - Samsung – Intel – Apple - Sony

Dylan Gale, Investment Director, Comcast Ventures

Richard Lucquet, Director, Business Development, Technology Partnerships, Verizon

Jim Preston, Executive Producer, Nomadic VR

Jay Samit, Independent Vice Chairman, Deloitte Digital, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Sivan Iram, VP of Business Development, Lumus Ltd.

Shannon Norrell, Office of the CTO / VR Evangelist, HP

David Bloom, Columnist, Tubefilter, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

10:45 AM - Noon

Track I: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast from this Room

Branded Entertainment Marketing - Across Platforms - Leveraging Image, Content and Celebrity

Anathea Ruys, Managing Director, Carat LA

Ben Tatta, Co-Founder and President, 605

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

Darnell Brisco, Vice President, Accounts, Fullscreen

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

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

David Leibowitz, Managing Partner, CH Potomac, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track II: Haas Conference Center - Room 171

Living the Life: Entrepreneurs, Lifestyle Innovators and Disrupters

Wendy Doulton, Managing Partner, Katalyst Group

Cam Kashani, Godmother of Silicon Beach

Amanda Bradford, Founder and CEO, The League

Tania Yuki, CEO, Shareablee

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

Casey Cowan, Communications Director, Sudara, Inc.

Claudia Rosa, Managing Director, Idea Farmer

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

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Track III: Herscher Hall, Room 202

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

Meyer Shwarzstein, President, Brainstorm Media

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

John Kim, President, Deep C Digital

Robert Binning, CEO, StreamSpace

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

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

Mike Goslin, Vice President, Advanced Development, Disney

Michael Levine, CEO, Happy Giant

Ben Taft, Co-Founder and CEO, Mira Labs

Chuck Peil, Head of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships, Reel FX (VR for Lionsgate, JC Penny, AT&T, Samsung)

Debby Ruth, Senior Vice Presidents, Global Media and Entertainment, Magid

Charlie Fink, Contributor, Forbes, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

Kate Wurzbacher, VR Pioneer, Here Be Dragons

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

BC Biermann, Founder, The Heavy Projects

Carole Chainon, co-founder & COO, JYC

Laura Hertzfeld, Director, Journalism 360, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

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

Hollywood, Internet and Media Challenge: Platforms and Convergence - from Apps, Snapchat & Facebook to OTT Networks

Alan Cannistraro, CEO, Rheo (former Apps exec, Facebook, Apple)

Ryan Nugent, ‎VP of Content Strategy, Gunpowder & Sky

Will Lee, Group Digital Director, Sports and Entertainment, Time Inc.

Fabian Birgfeld, founder and partner, W12 Studios

JR Griffin, Vice President, Digital Marketing & Business Development, FremantleMedia North America

Robert Rodriguez, CEO, Natcom

Mike Cruz, ‎Director of Digital Programming, Skybound Entertainment

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track II: Haas Conference Center, Room 171

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

Schuyler M. Moore, Partner, Greenberg Glusker

Bennett Pozil, Executive Vice President, East West Bank

Fan Wang, Director, Producer and scholar with Sarft

Nick Conti, Vice President of Business Development, GDC Technology

Debra K. Chinn, Head of International Localization and Creative Services, Dreamworks Animation, Worldwide

Rob Minkoff, Director, The Lion King

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

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

Karinna Karsten, CEO, Love TV

Katharina Baron Kowalewski, Founder & Owner, Netwok KO

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

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

Kylie Sparks, actor/producer, “Squaresville"

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

Perrin Kaplan, Principal, Zebra Partners, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

Session I: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast from this Room

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

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

Craig Dehmel, EVP, Head of Global Distribution, IMAX Entertainment

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

Robert J Lenihan, president US programming, AMC

Paul Dergarabedian, Senior Media Analyst, comScore

Matthew Bakal, co-founder + Chairman, Atom Tickets

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

Dane Smith, Head of Business Development, The Third Floor

Jason Fiber, Head of Business Products, THX Ltd.

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

Adam Myhill, Head of Cinematics, Unity Technologies

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

Andy Cochrane, ‎‎Independent Digital Director

Moderator, Steven Masur, Senior Partner, MG+

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

A Digital Hollywood Special Event

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin C

Establishing a National VR/AR Design Competition

Astronaut Greg Chamitoff Presents:

SpaceCRAFT: The VR Collaborative Space System and Mission Design Project - To Engage with a Future in Space

Bringing together Partners from:

1) Universities, 2) Technology Companies, 3) Government Agencies, 4) Mentors

Moderator - Andrew Shulkind, Cinematographer and Co-Founder, HeadcaseVR

Complete Session Information - Click Here

 

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Track I: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast from this Room

The Future of Brand Partnerships: Message, Technology, Media, Entertainment & Advertising

Beau Avril, Global Head of Product Commercialization, Google

Tara DeVeaux, Chief Marketing Officer, BBDO New York

Jason Jercinovic, Global Head of Marketing Innovation, Havas

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

John Rubey, former President, AEG Network Live, former CEO, Fathom Events

Mark Howard, Chief Revenue Officer, Forbes Media

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

Video Anytime Anywhere: Video Across Platforms - TV, Internet and Mobile

Rick Capstraw, Director Media & Entertainment Sales, Verizon Digital Media Services

Neil Deiter, Content/Technology, Cisco

Hillary Henderson, Senior Director of Product Strategy and Management, IBM Cloud Video

Shahruz Shaukat, EVP of Creative Technology, Super Deluxe, Turner Entertainment

Todd Beilis, Partner, Deloitte LLP, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

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

David Viviano, Chief Economist, SAG-AFTRA

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

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

Eric Siegel, Writer/Producer/Actor

Kristin Burke, Warner Brothers Emerging Film Directors Fellow

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

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The Digital Hollywood Experience

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Movies - TV - Mobile - Music - Games - Sports - Advertising

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Celebrating the Greatest in Creativity, Movies-TV-Music-Space Exploration