Wednesday, May 24 (Continued from Left Column)

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

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

The VR-AR-Immersive - Innovators & Disruptors - Entertainment, Technology & Brand Vision

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

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

Peter Oberdorfer, President, Tactic

Michael Conelly, founder, Blackthorn Media

Michael Yang, Managing Director, Comcast Ventures

Euan Macdonald, CEO, Holor

Carolyn Giardina, Tech Editor, The Hollywood Reporter, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Session II: - Haas Conference Center - Room 171

Virtual Reality Transforms Entertainment and Media – TV, Movies, News, Sports & Music

Sean Charles, Vice President, Global Publisher and Developer Relations, ESL

Brad Spahr, VP Product Development, Global Digital Business, Sony Music Entertainment

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

Andy Cochrane, ‎‎Independent Digital Director

Eric W. Shamlin, Managing Director / Executive Producer, Secret Location

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

Steven Masur, Senior Partner, MG+, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

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

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

Marvin Levy, Executive Vice President of Amblin' Partners

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

3:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Track I: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast from this Room

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

Jeanne Wolf, Award-Winning Journalist and Media Coach

Jamie Elden, President, NYLON Media, Chairman of Socialyte

Jonathan Lowe, Senior VP of Marketing, AEG Sports

Petar Mandich, Chief Talent Officer, ADDITION

Noah Rubin, Editor in Chief, MERRY JANE MEDIA

Mark Wolf, Writer, Director, Producer, Change The World Productions

Tony Hoskins, Founding Partner, POP, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Sponsored by Alliance for Women in Media SoCal

The Women's Summit - By Women - For Women - About Women

Track 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

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

Jaime Burke, co-founder and President, Lifeboat Productions

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

Alicia Malone, Film Reporter, TV Host, Producer, Writer, Editor

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

Hollywood and Space: From Imagination to Reality - Crafting Reality through Imagination and Engineering

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

Daniel Faber, Pioneer of Space Technologies and Mining

John Panek, Aerospace Engineer, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc. & Mission Systems Engineer, NASA

Sascha Paladino, Emmy Nominated, Creator/Executive Producer, Miles from Tomorrowland

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

Johannes Saam, Senior Creative Developer, Framestore

Peter Akemann, President of Skydance Interactive

Sandy Smolan, Film & Television Director

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

Clay Weishaar, creative director at Tool of North America

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

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

Curtis Hickman, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer, VOID

Doug Griffin, Founder and CEO, Nomadic VR

Ashley Crowder, CEO, Co-Founder, VNTANA

Lou Pizante, CFO and Head of Corporate Development, Two-Bit Circus

Anthony Borquez, Founder and CEO, Grab

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Haas Conference Center, Room 171

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

David Kostiner, Managing Partner, Counsel LLP

Gaynell Rogers, Director/Partner, Alternative Health & Wellness Division, Bond Moroch Agency

Jim Lewi, ‎Manager, Red Light Management

Joshua Otten, Founder PRØHBTD Media

Susan Soares, Executive Director, C.A.R.E.

Caroline Rustigian Bruderer, founder, K-Line & Company, Moderator

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

 

Evening Event - Open to All Attendees

6:15 PM – 8:00 PM, Ahmanson Hall

Co-Sponsored by the TV Academy, Interactive Peer Group

Keynote Event and Evening Host

Seth Shapiro, Governor, Interactive Media, The Television Academy

A Celebration of the Best in VR/AR - Immersive Experiences of Mind, Time and Space

Eric Darnell, Chief Creative Officer, Baobab Studios

Maureen Fan, Chief Executive Officer, Baobab Studios
Ted Schillowitz, Futurist, 20th Century Fox and Chief Creative Officer Barco Escape

Eric W. Shamlin, Managing Director / Executive Producer, Secret Location

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

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Thursday, May 25th

Special Workshop

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

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

Brian Mac Mahon, Chief Community Officer, Expert DOJO

Speakers to be announced

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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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

Matt Leardini, Vice President, Search & Advertising, Synacor

Jason Bercovici, Director, Creative Strategy, Exponential

Matt Wilkinson, CSO, Mirriad

Zak Soreff, President, Sawyer Studios

Aimee Helfand, founder and CEO, FamiLeague

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Sponsored by the Casting Society of America

Track II: Haas Conference Center - Room 171

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

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

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

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

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

Rob Vickery, Co-Founder, Stage Venture Partners

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

Alexis Macklin, Analyst, Greenlight VR

Sonata Taman, CEO & Principal Advisor, Luminaire Advisors

Francis Yip, Advisory Board Chairperson and Vice President/CBDO, VaranIDEA LLC.

Allison Huynh, Founder and CEO, MyDream Interactive

Mai-Wah Cheung, Group CIO and CTO of Digital Business, Next Digital Limited

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

Jordan Mann, VR Creator, Samsung VR Series, entitled “Gone”, "The Deepak Chopra VR Meditation Experience”

David Neyman, VP of Content, Inception VR

Sam White, Director of New Development and Strategic Partnerships, Two Bit Circus VR

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

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 Content Officer, FOTV Media Networks

Randa Minkarah, Chief Operating Officer, Transform

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

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

Keith Valory, CEO, Plex

Robert Magdien, Chief Programming Officer, Pluto TV

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

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

DMA/Donna Michelle Anderson, President, @PlanetDMA

Gladys Kong, CEO, UberMedia

Erin Kapczynski, SVP Marketing, Kontrol Media

Ronjini Joshua, Owner, The Silver Telegram

Natasha Mandich, co-founder of Citadella Media, LLC and Twins Rock Media, LLC.

Debra Chen, founder, Vanity + Trade

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

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

Lewis Smithingham, filmmaker & VR Supervisor and Editor, Doug Liman’s VR series Invisible

Mike Nichols, VP, Creative Technology, Fuel

Craig Dalton, cofounder and CEO, DODOcase

Joseph Itaya, Founder & CEO, Epicenter VR

Alex M. Calle, Chief Creative Officer, Chief Executive Officer, Entertainment Design Corporation

John Linden, President, Seismic Games

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Session II: Guerin A Live Webcast

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

BJ Schwartz, Co-Founder, Vanishing Point Media

Seth Skolnik, COO, Live Planet

Andrew Goldstein, CEO and Co-Founder, Otherworld Interactive

Bastiaan den Braber, President / COO, SAMO

Alejandro Dinsmore, CEO, EEVO

Edward Button, Award Winning Director of Photography and Director

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Noon - 7:30 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin C

The DigiFest - Sponsored by Women in Film, NALIP, HollyShorts

The Comedies

1. @GirlsIauditionwith - Created by Robin De Lano & Alexandra Case

2. The Charlie Show - Created by Charlie Gelbart

3. One Mime at a Time - Created by Mhairi Morrison & Holly Payberg

4. Hey You, It’s Me - Created by Suzanne Schmidt, Frankie Ingrassia, Kerith Lemon

5. Everybody Does it - Created by Megan Brotherton (content creator for FunnyorDie.com)

6. Matt & Dave are so Depressed - Created by David Zarif, Greg Hirsh, Matt Warren and Michael J Lambie

Nominee 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

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

Colin Zhao, VP Product Management & Market Development, NAGRA

Alex Drosin, President - North America, Massive Interactive

Sean Doherty, founder, Wurl TV

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

Steve Harnsberger, EVP Business Development and OTT Market Specialist, ColorTV Inc.

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

Jamice Oxley, Associate, Pryor Cashman LLP

Bethany Kristovich, Partner, Munger Tolles & Olson LLP

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

David Tenzer, Entertainment Attorney, formerly Generate, CAA

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

Michael Sid, CEO, Mediamorph, Moderator

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

Jillian Sidoti Esq. Crowdfunding Lawyers

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

Marlon Schulman, Founder and CEO, Horror Equity Fund LLC

Deoné Sulgatti, CEO, Tengia

Amy Wan, Esq., Founder & CEO Bootstrap Legal

Ryan Foland, Managing Partner, InfluenceTree

Richard Grover, CEO and President: VaranIDEA

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The Comedy Festival at Digital Hollywood, Presented by David Zucker and Circa Laughs - Full Info Click Here

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin A

“Hollywood? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Hollywood” A New Birth of Comic Freedom

 

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

Session I: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast

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

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

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

Nicholas Longano, Head of VR/AR, Kaleidoscope Interactive

Sara Poorsattar, Director of VR/Video, Vimeo

Jon Simon, Vice President, Integrated Marketing, Ayzenberg

Vince Cacace, Founder and CEO, Vertebrae

Todd Hooper, founder and CEO, VREAL

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

Presented by Laduma

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

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

Moderated by: Frank Radice, Expert in Residence, Definition6

Ben Smith, CEO, Laduma

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

Jesse Redniss, Chief Innovation Officer,  Turner Broadcasting

Tyson Sadler, VR Director

Dylan Southard, Creative Director, writer, VR Playhouse

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The Comedy Festival at Digital Hollywood, Presented by David Zucker and Circa Laughs - Full Info Click Here

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin A

360 Degree Comedy - Can VR/AR make content funnier?

 

2:00 PM - 7:30 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin C

The DigiFest - Sponsored by Women in Film, NALIP, HollyShorts

Drama and Documentaries

1. The Red Pill (documentary) - Created by Cassie Jaye

2. The List (short) - Created by Amin Jay Rupani

3. Sanvean (short) - Created by Elizabeth Yoder, Paul E Allan, Alina Patra, Jonathan Abrahams, Wolfgang Bodison, Ed Brotherton

4. SPARK (short) - Created by Juan Martinez Vera & Diego Nareja

5. DESCRY (short) - Created by David Michael Yohe, JENNA BLEECKER

Nominee Bios and 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

Nick Colsey, Business Development, Sony Electronics

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

Erik Ramberg, Director of Product Management for TV & Media, Ericsson

Mark Donnigan, Vice President, Marketing, Beamr, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

John J. Petrocelli, CEO, Bulldog Digital Media

Peter Csathy, Founder & Chairman, CREATV Media

Jason Beukema, CEO/ Founder, Whet Travel - GROOVE Cruise

Brian Anderson, Global Music Sponsorships Lead, YouTube

Kim Garner, Content Development and Acquisitions, TV Partnerships, AEG Presents

Devon Copley, Product Management, Nokia Ozo

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

Steven Masur, Senior Partner, MG+

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

Greg Akselrud, Partner, Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP

Nick Davidov, Co-Founder, Gagarin Capital

Jason Scoggins, President & COO of Slated, Inc.

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

Session I: Ahmanson Hall

The Future of Entertainment: VR Story Architects and Experience Designers

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

Jenn Duong, Director of Virtual Reality 1215creative

Najeeb Khuda, founder & CEO Endless Media

Alex Pearce, VR Producer, Jaunt Studios

Dylan Roberts, war zone VR filmmaker, Freelance Society

Thomas Wallner, Founder / CEO, Deep, Inc.

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thomas Polson, CEO, 3DPaint/FX

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The Comedy Festival at Digital Hollywood, Presented by David Zucker and Circa Laughs - Full Info Click Here

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin A

It’s a LIVE! Everybody’s getting into the LIVE Act

 

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

Blair Harrison, CEO, Frequency

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

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

Jonathan Anastas, CMO, TEN: The Enthusiast Network

Jeffrey Stansfield, President and CEO, Advantage Video Systems

Peter Dawidzik, VP of Media and Service Providers, Qello Media Solutions

Fredrik Anderson, co-founder and SVP, Accedo

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

Steven Polster, CEO, RIGHTSTRADE

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

Bill Woods, SVP, MediaMorph

Christina Smith, SVP of Content Acquisitions, Jukin Media

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

Women in Action: Disrupting Gender Norms in Music & Media

Laura B. Whitmore, Founder, The Women’s International Music Network, Moderator

Tish Ciravolo, President and Founder, Daisy Rock Girl Guitars

Janet Billig Rich, Artist Manager, Music Supervisor, Producer, and Tony Award-nominated Broadway theater producer

De Ivett, CEO + Biz Dev,  5D Spectrum

Laura Nickerson, Host/Producer/Video Content Creator

Kat Corbett, DJ, KROQ

Amberly Crouse-Knox, Senior Director - Creative & Marketing, BMG Production
Leslie Frank, Partner, King, Holmes, Paterno & Soriano

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Session I: Haas Conference Center, Room 172 & 173: Webcast

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

Daniel Kenyon, Founder/CEO, Furious M

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

Louis Cacciuttolo, CEO, VRrOOm

Marco Rosado, Creative Director, , ModeSelect

Jake Sally, Director of Development, Two Bit Circus VR

Ryan Moore, CEO,Experience 360°

Larry Rosenthal, President, Creative Director, CubeVR, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin C

The DigiFest - Sponsored by Women in Film, NALIP, HollyShorts

Scripted & Fiction

1. MY BFF (teaser) - Created by April Wright, Sarah Agor & Jennifer Jarrett

2. ONE HALLOWEEN (short) - Created by Rebecca Murga and Karen Kraft

3. Sweet Dream (short) - Created by Maya Cryor

5. FAUK MY LIFE (pilot) - Created by Stephanie Neroes, Rick Telles

Nominee Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The Comedy Festival at Digital Hollywood, Presented by David Zucker and Circa Laughs - Full Info Click Here

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin A

100 Year Comic Evolution: From Chaplin to Digital

 

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

End-of-Day Reception – Taper Courtyard

Outdoor Area In Front of Haas Conference Center

 

The Comedy Festival at Digital Hollywood, Presented by David Zucker and Circa Laughs - Full Info Click Here

5:15 PM - 7:15 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin A

Comedy Cocktail & LOLY Awards Party

The Best in Comedy – Performance – Screenings - Awards

 

The Digital Hollywood DigiFest

The Awards Celebration

6:15 PM – 8:00 PM, Ahmanson Hall

The DigiFest - Sponsored by Women in Film, NALIP, HollyShorts

 

"Hollywood and Space Event"

Thursday, May 25th

Special Event Dinner, Tickets Required - Full Information and Buy Tickets Here

6:15 PM - 8:30 PM, Guerin Ballroom B

"An Evening on Mars" - Mars City Fundraising Dinner

Hosted by by Vera Mulyani, Mars City Design

Space Master of Ceremony, Gray Bright, Host, The Tomorrow Show

Guest Speaker, Mayor Jennifer Wood, California City, Mojave

VIP GUESTS:

Pete Worden, Chairman, Breakthrough Prize Foundation, (Brig. Gen., USAF, Ret., PhD) Former Director of NASA's Ames Research Center and US Air Force

David Bearden, General Manager - NASA & Civil Space Programs at The Aerospace Corporation

Loretta Whitesides, Founder Astronaut and Consultant at Virgin Galactic, Founder of Yuri's night, Mentor and Master of Space Jedi

At Digital Hollywood Spring

"The Hollywood & Space Seminars & Dinner" - Click Here

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

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

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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

Los Angeles, California

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Digital Hollywood Spring, May 23-25, 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 - Virtual Reality - From Sense of Presence to Full Embodiment and Immersion

II. Hollywood & Space: Honoring the Greatest in Creativity

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

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

V. The Comedy Festival at Digital Hollywood, Presented by David Zucker and Circa Laughs

VI. The DigiFest - Sponsored by Women in Film, NALIP, HollyShorts

VII.  Finance Hollywood - Investment - Funding - Packaging

VIII. The Women's Summit & Workshops - Content - Discussion - Recognition

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

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

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

XII. The High School Music Company Project

New Events for Digital Hollywood Spring

I. The Comedy Festival at Digital Hollywood, Presented by David Zucker and Circa Laughs - Festival Info Click Here

II. The DigiFest at Digital Hollywood - Nominee - Click Here

 

Just Added - New Session

Tuesday, May 23rd

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

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

Kath Lingenfelter, Co-Executive Producer, WESTWORLD

Jason Brown, Executive Producer, THE EXPANSE

Rick Loverd, Program Director, Science & Entertainment Exchange, National Academy of Sciences, Moderator

Speakers to be announced

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Tuesday, May 23rd

6:15 PM – 8:30 PM. Ahmanson Hall, Additional Ticket Required

The Welcome Dinner

Hollywood and Space: Honoring the Greatest in Creativity – The Artists – The Science and the Right Stuff

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

Lynda Obst, Producer, Interstellar, Contact, Sleepless in Seattle, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Partner & Stakeholder, The Rogue Initiative

Ian Hunter, Academy Award Winner, Special Effects, “Interstellar”, - Co-Founder / Creative Director, New Deal Studios

Brian Muirhead, Project Manager, Asteroid Redirect Robotic Mission (ARRM), NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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

Introduction by: Marty Perlmutter, Technologist & Social Activist

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Wednesday, May 24th

The Evening Celebration - Open to All Attendees

6:15 PM – 8:00 PM, Ahmanson Hall

Co-Sponsored by the TV Academy, Interactive Peer Group

Keynote Event and Evening Host

Seth Shapiro, Governor, Interactive Media, The Television Academy

A Celebration of the Best in VR/AR - Immersive Experiences of Mind, Time and Space

Eric Darnell, Chief Creative Officer, Baobab Studios

Maureen Fan, Chief Executive Officer, Baobab Studios
Ted Schillowitz, Futurist, 20th Century Fox and Chief Creative Officer Barco Escape

Eric W. Shamlin, Managing Director / Executive Producer, Secret Location

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

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

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The Complete Three Day Agenda

The Strategic Sessions - Let's Get Started!

Tuesday, May 23rd

Opening Breakfast Event

8:00 AM - 10 AM, Ahmanson Hall, Open to All Attendees

Sponsored by Shareablee

Social Media Monetization

Tania Yuki, CEO and Founder, Shareablee

Speakers to be announced

 

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

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

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

Don Daglow, CEO Daglow Entertainment (Games Industry Leader: La Russa Baseball, Madden NFL, NASCAR Racing)

Dmitry Shapiro, CEO, GoMeta

Anjali Shastri, Senior Director, Design Strategy, Client Computing Group, Intel

Catherine Metzner, Creative Team, Niantic, Inc.

Arno Hartholt, Director of Research and Development Integration, Creative Technologies, USC

Nancy King, Consultant, NewView Marketing, Moderator

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Track II: Haas Conference Center, Room 171

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

Jared Heinke, President of Whalerock Digital,

Danyelle McGill, Vice President, Influencer Marketing, 87AM

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

Lena Lotsey, Director of Social Media, Ignition

Nick Childs, Chief Creative Officer NA, Society (IPG Mediabrands)

Arleta Fowler, Agent, Digital Talent and Packaging group, Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

Mark Kapczynski, President, Storymill, Moderator

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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

Scott O’Neill, SVP of North America, MPP Global

Anthony Layser, VP, Partnerships & Programming, Xumo

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

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

Rich Whitman, Founder + CEO, Audience Delivered

Bruce Tuchman, former, President of AMC Global and Sundance Channel Global

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

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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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

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

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

Seth Shapiro, Governor, Interactive Media, The Television Academy

Peg Jackson, Managing Director, Mooreland Partners

Gregory Milken, co-founder, March Capital Partners

Larry Gerbrandt, principal, Media Valuation Partners, Moderator

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Track II: Haas Conference Center, Room 171

From Demographics to Storygraphics: Applying AI for Advanced Audience Intelligence

Robin Boytos, Director, Analytics, Ayzenberg Group

Ben Tatta, Co-Founder and President, 605

Molly Lavik, Creator, #AIShowBiz

Yves Bergquist, Data Scientist, CEO, Novamente and Director, “Data & Analytics" Project, USC’s Entertainment Technology Center, Moderator

Speakers to be announced

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12 Noon – 1:00 PM

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

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

Timothy Dodd, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, Technicolor

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

Mike Hildebrandt, VP Corporate Development & Strategic Partnerships, DAQRI

Eric Mizufuka, Manager New Ventures AR eyewear, Epson America Inc.

Tom Wesselman, Senior Director, Software Group, Plantronics

Bill Newell, CEO, North South Studios LLC, Moderator

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Session II: Guerin A, in Herscher Hall

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

Justin Hochberg, CEO, Just Entertainment

Vinay Singh, Partner, Archer Gray (producers of indie movies - 20th Century Comen, Mr. Holmes etc.
Andrew Sugerman, Producer, “Conviction,” “Any Day,” “The Divide,” “Prozac Nation,” and Exec. Produced, “Shopgirl.”

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

Hannah Pillemer, SVP, of Development & Production, MarVista

Marshall Lewy, Partner, Adaptive Studios

Melisse Lewis, Entertainment Attorney, Moderator

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1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

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

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

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

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

Josh Kreitzman, Senior Vice President of Publishing and Programming, Jukin Media

Reena Liebling, VP, Partner Strategy, Kin Community

James Creech, CEO, Paladin Software

Sean Horvath, Chief Innovation Officer, Stylehaul

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

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Track II: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast

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

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

Ted Richane, Director of Engagement and Impact, Vulcan Productions

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

Nicole Carrico, VP Content Collaborations, Upworthy

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

Jeff Melvoin, Executive Producer, Designated Survivor, ABC TV

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

Lynn Gutstadt, Managing Partner, LG Communications Consulting

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

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

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

Kath Lingenfelter, Co-Executive Producer, WESTWORLD

Jason Brown, Executive Producer, THE EXPANSE

Rick Loverd, Program Director, Science & Entertainment Exchange, National Academy of Sciences, Moderator

Speakers to be announced

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ThinkTank - Workshop

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Haas Conference Center, Room 171

Programmatic Buying and Targeting: Strategies in Cross Platform Advertising

Tom Kelly, VP of US Sales, AOL Platforms

Lucas Krump, Director, Demand Partnerships, Brightroll, Yahoo

Lewis Rothkopf, Programmatic Expert

Jeff Hochberg, Vice President, Data Activation, ShareThis, Moderator

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The University Project at Digital Hollywood

An Immersive Workshop Experience with Oracle & The CSUEA

1:00 - 1:25 PM, Guerin C, Herscher Hall

Skills for the New California Digital Economy

Dr. Dina Ibrahim, Director, The California State University Entertainment Industry Initiative

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gary Goldberger, Law Offices of Gary G. Goldberger

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

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The University Project at Digital Hollywood

An Immersive Workshop Experience with Oracle & The CSUEA

1:15 PM - 2:45 PM, Guerin C, Herscher Hall

Shrinking the Skills Gap in Mobile & VR Education

Angela Haddad, Creative Director & VR Producer, OneThirdBlue

Chris Hewish, EVP Games & Interactive, Skydance Media

Dakota Ortiz, Events & Strategic Partnerships Manager, Bixel Exchange

Richard Marks, Research Fellow & Head of Sony PlayStation Magic Lab, Sony Interactive Entertainment

Stephen Ip, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, ADVR

Anna Marie Piersimoni, Instructor, Digital Media, CSU Northridge, Moderator

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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Track I: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast

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

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

Christina Heller, CEO & Co-founder, VR Playhouse

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

Kymber Lim, CCO + Head of Studio, Holor

Allison Huynh, Founder and CEO, MyDream Interactive

Rachel Skidmore, ‎Director of Media Development, ‎Skybound Entertainment

Louisa Spring, Founder, Spring Alliance, Moderator

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

OTT Programming: The Multiscreen Video Experience

William H Masterson III, Co-Founder at Believe Entertainment Group

Sarah Malkin, Vice President, Programming, New Form

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

Steven Brown, President, SMB Consulting

Larry Laboe, President of Production, SXM

George Woolley, Head of Originals, Portal A

David Tochterman, CEO, Canvas Media Studios

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

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

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

Tania Yuki, CEO, Shareablee

Scott Booth, Chairman & President, Honeycommb

Ryan Detert, CEO, Influential

Liz Stahl, President, In Haus

Darnell Brisco, VP of Accounts, McBeard

Kirstin Benson, Editorial Director, INSTANT, Time, Inc.

Marc Karzen, CEO, RelishMIX, Moderator

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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, Haas Conference Center, Room 172 & 173: Live Webcast

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

Space Habitats and Living Environments vs. Hollywood Fiction - The Designs for the Future

Jacki Morie, Founder / Chief Scientist, All These Worlds, LLC.
Jon Arenberg, Chief Systems Engineer, James Webb Space Telescope, Northrop Grumman

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

Pete Blumel, co-founder, CEO, and Creative Director, The Rogue Initiative (former DREAMWORKS SKG and Amblin Entertainment Animation Executive)

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

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The University Project at Digital Hollywood

An Immersive Workshop Experience with Oracle & The CSUEA

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Guerin C, Herscher Hall

Mobile Cloud Technology Showcase

Mobile & Bots in the Cloud with Serge Leontiev, Infrastructure Architect, Oracle

Designing Next-Gen Digital Experiences with Francisco Brito, UX UI Mobile Engineering Specialist, Oracle

Cultural and Digital Preservation in the Cloud with Brian Campanotti, Global Director, Digital Media Solution, Oracle

 

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

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

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

Jason Henderson, Senior Manager, Contracts, DISH Network

Joe Friend, Vice President, Ad Technology Systems, Fox Broadcasting Company

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

Andrew Schneider, Chief Digital Officer, TENGA Media

JD Tengberg, Principal, Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP, Moderator

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Track II: Haas Conference Center - Room 171

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

Matthew Seymour, Executive Producer / Business Development Director - VR & AR, Psyop

Joergen Geerds, CEO, Koncept VR

David Birnbaum, Design Director, Immersion Corporation

Cosmo Scharf, co-founder of VRLA and co-founder, Mindshow

Matt Silverman, Head of Integrated Production, Ignition

Chad Woods, Immersive Reality Designer, Team One

Ted Cohen, Managing Partner, TAG Strategic llc, Moderator

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

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

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

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

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

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

Doug Dezzani, Creative Director for Integrated Marketing, Ignition Creative

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trevor Roth, COO and President of Development, Roddenberry Entertainment

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

David Delgado, Visual Strategist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Mark Haynes, Co-Writer, STARGATE ATLANTIS and STARGATE UNIVERSE, Co-Creator, HYPERLOOP

Dr. Randii Wessen, The Architecture-Team Lead Study Architect, Jet Propulsion Laboratory - ‎Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA

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The University Project at Digital Hollywood

An Immersive Workshop Experience with Oracle & The CSUEA

4:00 - 5:00 PM, Guerin C, Herscher Hall

Innovation Showcase & Networking Presentation

Deone Zell, Associate Vice President, Academic Technology, Cal State University, Northridge

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

End-of-Day Reception – Taper Courtyard

Outdoor Area In Front of Haas Conference Center

 

6:15 PM – 8:30 PM. Ahmanson Hall, Additional Ticket Required

The Welcome Dinner

Hollywood and Space: Honoring the Greatest in Creativity – The Artists – The Science and the Right Stuff

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

Lynda Obst, Producer, Interstellar, Contact, Sleepless in Seattle, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Partner & Stakeholder, The Rogue Initiative

Ian Hunter, Academy Award Winner, Special Effects, “Interstellar”, - Co-Founder / Creative Director, New Deal Studios

Brian Muirhead, Project Manager, Asteroid Redirect Robotic Mission (ARRM), NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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

Introduction by: Marty Perlmutter, Technologist & Social Activist

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Wednesday, May 24th

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

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

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

Ben Bloom, Service Line Director, Technologies Media + Gaming, Akamai

John Corser, VP Production at NBCUniversal Cable Productions

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

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

Lindsay A. Gardner, Chief Content Officer, Layer3TV

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

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9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

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

The Internet, OTT, Media and the Hollywood Connection

Evan Greenberg, Manager of Audience Development, TAPP

Stephen Strong, Vice President, Head of Revenue, Newsy, an E.W. Scripps Company

Peter Drinkwater, CEO, SARA Screen Audience Research America

Reza Rassool, CTO, RealNetworks

Sandip Sarda, CEO, Quiptel Ltd

Neil Ishibashi, Director of Design Development, Fandango

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

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

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

Mark Landay, Managing Director, Dynamic Synergy Corporation

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

Amy Wan, Esq., Founder & CEO Bootstrap Legal

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

Daniel J Cunningham, President, Busted Buggy Entertainment

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

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

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

Inside the Experience: The Psychology of Immersive Design

Tai Crosby, Founder and CEO, SilVR Thread

Pamela Rutledge, Director, Media Psychology Research Center

Linda Durnell, Managing Partner at Madison Lane Consulting

Tunisha Singleton, Consulting Partner at Reality Science

Shane Pase, Director of Technology, The Lotte Project

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

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

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

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

Fredrik Frizell, COO and EP, HERE BE DRAGONS

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

Scot Barbour, VP:Production Technology, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Andrew McGovern, Vice President Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality Productions, Digital Domain

Csilla Kozma Andersen, Head of Content Relations, Nokia

Andrew Shulkind, Cinematographer and Co-Founder, HeadcaseVR

Sun Jen Yung, Managing Director, Headwaters MB, Moderator

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10:45 AM - Noon

Track I: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast from this Room

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

Andrew Solmssen, Managing Director, POSSIBLE, Los Angeles

Alison Hoffman, Chief Marketing Officer, Starz

Anathea Ruys, Managing Director, Carat LA

Michael Bertolina, Vice President of Client Development, Branded Entertainment Network (BEN)

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

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

David Leibowitz, Managing Partner, CH Potomac, Moderator

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Track II: Haas Conference Center - Room 171

Living the Life: Women Entrepreneurs, Lifestyle Innovators and Disrupters

Wendy Doulton, Managing Partner, Katalyst Group

Shannon Keith, Social Entrepreneur, Abolitionist & CEO, Sudara

Cam Kashani, Godmother of Silicon Beach

Karinna Karsten, CEO, Love TV

Tania Yuki, CEO, Shareablee

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

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

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Track III: Herscher Hall, Room 202

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

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

Ray Ricord, Senior Vice President, Critical Content

John Kim, President, Deep C Digital

Brian Herskowitz, CCO, Horror Equity Fund

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

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

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

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

Kevin Tsukii, Immersive Video Lead, Emblematic Group

Angel Manuel Soto, Creative Filmmaker™ - ‎RYOT

Dylan Roberts, war zone VR filmmaker, Freelance Society

BC Biermann, Founder, The Heavy Projects

Moderators - Robert Hernandez, Associate Professor of Professional Practice, USC Annenberg School of Journalism and

Stuart Sender, President, Balcony Films, Inc.

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

Virtual and Augmented Reality: The Technology that will Change Everything: Cinematic, Games, Advertising, TV and Social Media

Jeb Terry, VP, Partner and Program Development, FOX Sports

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

Dylan Flinn, Agent, Virtual Reality and Business Development, Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

Jason Fiber, Head of Business Products, THX Ltd

Dane Smith, Head of Business Development, The Third Floor

Joerg Bachmaier, SVP, Content Strategy and Co-Productions, Machinima

Shawn Gold, Corporate Marketing Officer, TechStyle Fashion Group, Moderator

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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

Mike Cruz, ‎Director of Digital Programming, Skybound Entertainment

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

Ryan Nugent, ‎VP of Content Strategy, Gunpowder & Sky

Adam Duritza, Senior Director of Global Partnerships, Video & Distribution, Yahoo

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

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

Arthur Wang, Chief Marketing Officer, Super Deluxe, a division of Turner

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

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Track II: Haas Conference Center, Room 171

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

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

Bennett Pozil, Executive Vice President, East West Bank

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

Fan Wang, Director, Producer and scholar with Sarft

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

David U. Lee, Founder and CEO, Leeding Media

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

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

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

Sarah Hawkins, Actor/Producer (Or Die Trying)

Audrey Marco, Lead Business Development & Marketing Partnerships, WhoHaha (co-owned w/Elizabeth Banks)

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

Kylie Sparks, actor/producer, “Squaresville"

Cupid Hayes, V.P. Business Development, MCMG | Communications, Distribution

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

Perrin Kaplan, Principal, Zebra Partners, Moderator

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

Session I: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast from this Room

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

Todd Hoddick, CEO, Barco Escape

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

Kyle Villella, Vice President of Distribution, Fathom Events

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

Heather Blair, Head of Cinema Sales, MediaMation

Chris White, Vice President Business Development, Osterhout Design Group

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

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

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

Virtual Reality as Technology/Content for Entertainment, Space Science and Visual Exploration

Jen Dennis, Head of RSA VR, RSA Films (Ridley Scott & Associates Films)

David Karlak, Director, VR experience for Alien:Covenant, RSA Films

Kalan Ray, Lead Experience Designer, Magnopus, Mission: ISS

Danilo Moura, Strategy, Business Development & VR Creative Services - ‎LOOT Interactive, LLC - VR Production Partner for 8i and Time Inc.’s LIFE VR “Buzz Aldrin: CYCLING PATHWAYS TO MARS”

Christian Laursen, Creative Director & VR Creative Services - ‎LOOT Interactive, LLC - VR Production Partner for 8i and Time Inc.’s LIFE VR “Buzz Aldrin: CYCLING PATHWAYS TO MARS”

David Bloom, Columnist, Tubefilter, Moderator

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2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Track I: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast from this Room

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

Simon Kelly, Co-CEO and Chief Enthusiasm Officer, Story Worldwide

Beau Avril, Global Head of Product Commercialization, Google

Lee Zellweger, Publisher, Reader’s Digest Brands

Jamie Woglom, Vice President, Marketing, Fathom Events

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

Marci Dobrow, SVP, Advertising, HYFN

Adrian Sexton, CEO, TiTAN Platform, Moderator

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

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

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

Mitch Weinraub, Director - Advanced Video Products, Dish Network

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

Neil Deiter, Content/Technology, Cisco

Robert Rodriguez, CEO, Natcom

Clint Schaff, VP, Strategy + Development, Los Angeles Times

Shannon Kramer, Principal, Media & Entertainment, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Moderator

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

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

Shannon Flynn, Television Director, Nickelodeon, The Disney Channel

Gretchen McCourt, Executive Vice President, Cinema Programming and Communications, ArcLight Cinemas

Heather Marion, Writer, "Better Call Saul"

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

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

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

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

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

Women in the Creative Zone: Film & Virtual Reality to the TV Series and Advertising

Joanne Rubino, executive vice president of production, Thinkfactory Media

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

Genevieve Jones, Manager of Production and Digital Development, Skybound

Lori Kozlowski, Virtual Reality Producer, Project Empathy

Kim Getty, President, Deutsch LA

Lauri Brown, Executive Vice President & Creative Director of A/V, Ignition Creative

Marjorie Dehey, VP Content Development, Lyons Bishop

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

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