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Digital Hollywood Spring, May 21-23, 2019

Skirball Center, 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles

The Agenda is now in development & will be posted in Mid-January

What Follows is an Archive of the recent Digital Hollywood Fall

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Tracks and Themes - In Development for Spring

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

II. Finance Hollywood: Investment - Packaging - Blockchain - ICOs

III. Advertising Hollywood: Brand and Influencer Marketing

IV. Immersive Hollywood - VR/AR-MR-XR

V. New Track: Personal Wellness = Fitness + Sports + Nutrition + Mindfulness

VI. New Track: Beauty Innovation and Wellness

V. California Cannabis Forum - Medical - Legislation - Media - Science

VI. Food Tech + Wellness Forum: Food Culture - Food Industry

VII. The Influencers - The Two Day Intensive &Luncheon

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

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

X. The Mobile - Social Lifestyle: Tablets - Phones - Communication

XI. The University Project: Film - TV + AR-VR-Internet & Entertainment

 

What follows is the October 2018 Event

The Complete Three Day Agenda

The Strategic Sessions - Let's Get Started!

Tuesday, October 16th

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

Sybil Grieb, US Head of Influencer Strategy, Edelman

Spencer McClung, EVP Media, ipsy

Ronit Cohn, Vice President of Creator Partnerships, Fullscreen

Anne-Marie O’Neill, COO, Whalerock Industries

Will Granberry, Partnerships Manager, Brat

Ceslie Armstrong, CEO & executive producer, NYTEX Productions LLC, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track II: Haas Conference Center, Room 171: Live Webcast

AR to XR - How XR will Fundamentally Shift How Companies do Business in the Next Two Years

Raffaella Camera, Head of Market & Innovation Strategy, Global, Accenture

Nigel Tierney, Director of Development & Production at Oath//RYOT

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

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

Olivier Koelemij, Managing Director, MediaMonks L.A.

Moderator - Bill Newell, CEO, North South Studios LLC

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 Hollywood Content - Phones, Tablets, TV and PC

Daniel Tibbets, President-GM, El Rey Network

Seth Shapiro, CEO, AlphaNetworks

Nick Nelson, Head of Product Management, OWNZONES

Dan Dieffenbach, Chief Content Officer, Rebel Labs

Steve Slome, Co-Founder and CEO, CryptoCake

Colin Whelan, founder, Conveyor Media

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

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

VCs, Private Equity and Corporate Investments: The Funding and Accelerating the Content and Technology Marketplace

Pallavi Shah, Senior Vice President, HOULIHAN LOKEY

Schuyler M. Moore, Partner, Greenberg Glusker

Christopher G. Howland, Vice President | Entertainment Industries Division, PACIFIC MERCANTILE BANK

Gregory Bedrosian, Managing Partner & CEO, Drake Star Partners

Paul Hanson, founder and Chief Executive Officer, Covert Media

Megan Jones, Associate, Clark & Trevithick

Jason Anderson, founding partner, Pursuit Advisory

Larry Gerbrandt, principal, Media Valuation Partners, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Co-Sponsored by SAG-AFTRA

Track II: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast

The Influencer Lifestyle - Defining Your Life - Your Voice - Your Future

YiZhou, Influencer, Actor, Director & Founder Global Intuition

Sam Leigh, Producer, Artist & Brand Manager, inArtists (iA)

Lynette Cenée, Beauty and Make-up Influencer, 447K YouTube Subscribers

Drew Baldwin, Founder and CEO, Tubefilter

Alexandra Pickett, Account Director, RQ

Shaine Griffin, Commercial Strategist, SAG-AFTRA, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Noon – 1:00 PM

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

The Next Generation of AR/MR-Transforming Digital Interactions; Content, Devices, Platforms

Greg Potter, Analyst, Media & Communications, S&P Global Market Intelligence

Clay Weishaar, Creative Director, 3 AM / Ridley Scott Creative Group

Patrick Aluise, SVP, Digital Content, Moviebill (Partners with Regal Theaters)

Ariella Lehrer, Ph.D., President, HitPoint Studios

Robert Lester, Associate Creative Director, GLOW

Moderator, Nancy King, Brand Strategist, NewView Marketing

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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

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

Steve Foster, Head of Original Content, Adaptive Studios

Brian Beckmann, CFO, Arclight Films

Nick Vallelonga, Writer/Producer/Director/Actor, “Green Book”
Brian Currie, Writer/Producer/Actor, "Green Book"

Raúl Campos Delgado, co-founder, The Original Content Society

Michael Berk, Emmy Award Winning Producer, “Soul Surfer,” “Baywatch” TV and Movie, Moderator

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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

Women on the Creative Edge: From Cinematic Entertainment and TV to Sports, Music and VR/AR/MR: Experiences in a Changing Landscape

Jackie Guerra, Sports Engineer and CEO, Game Ready Performance

Tanna Frederick, Producer, Director, Actress, and Activist

Jennifer Palais, Chief Strategist and founder, Reveal

Dr. Fiorella Terenzi, Astrophysicist, Author, Musician and FIU CASE Board Member

Ketaki Shriram, Chief Technology Officer, Krikey

Louisa Spring, Founder, SAM-i, Moderator

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

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

Adam Goldstein , SVP, Business Development, ZEFR

Gwen Miller, Vice President, Content Strategy, Kin Community

James Norell, VP of Social Video Strategy, Fullscreen

Kevin Grosch, co-founder and CEO, Made In Network

Tom Bash, VP, Product, ChefsFeed

Phil Ranta, Head of Creators, Mobcrush, Moderator

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Track III: Haas Conference Center, Room 171

Esports – Fantasy Sports – Sports Gambling – VR/AR Games - Analytic Driven Real-Time Games

Matt Edelman, CCO, Super League Gaming

Gayle Dickie, Founder & CEO, Gamer World News Entertainment

Patrick Dees, Co-Founder & VP, Gaming, Fan Controlled Football League

J.R. McCabe, Chief Digital Officer, Poker Central, PokerGO, ESP Gaming

Don Daglow, Sr. Director for Strategic Partnerships, The Strong and President, Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Foundation

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

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CSU Media Arts Festival, Open to All Attendees

1:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Magnin Auditorium

Finalist Screening and Awards Ceremony
Names and Categories to be announced

 

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin A, Live Webcast

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

Adam Arkin, Emmy award-winning, Director, Executive Producer, Actor

Lidia Porto, Actor, co-star, GET SHORTY (Series on Epix)

Don Handfield, CEO/President, Motor, Producer, “The Founder” & “Kill The Messenger”

Dwayne Johnson-Cochran, Writer, Producer, Director, "White Water", "Be Known

Goya Robles, Actor, “Get Shorty”, “The Mentalist”

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

The Producer’s Strategic Roundtable: Film - TV - Internet

Larry Kasanoff, Producer, True Lies, Mortal Kombat, Strange Days, Co- Founder, Lightstorm Entertainment (with James Cameron)

Danny Zuker, Five Time Emmy Winner, Producer of Modern Family (ABC), Just Shoot Me, Grace Under Fire

Michael Berk, Producer and Writer Baywatch: The Movie, Soul Surfer, SPF18, Creator, Baywatch (TV Series)

Randal Kleiser, Director and Producer: Grease, Blue Lagoon, New Virtual Reality Series DEFROST VR

John Canning, Executive Producer, Digital Domain, Chair of New Media Council, Producers Guild of America, Moderator

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

The Social Differentiator: Social Data and Social Reach Partner with Hollywood

Amy Luca, President, theAmplify

Tania Yuki, CEO, Shareablee

Jason Jercinovic, Global Head of Marketing Innovation, Havas

Stephanie Gutierrez, Director, Digital & Social Marketing of Engine Content/Art Machine

Jade Sherman, Vice President, Digital Media, Abrams Artists Agency

Tim Sovay, COO, CreatorIQ

Marc Karzen, CEO, RelishMIX, Moderator

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

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

John J. Petrocelli, CEO, Bulldog Digital Media

Shawn Streiff, Lead Manager Experiential, Live Streaming, and Strategy AT&T Hello Lab

Scott Mirkin, President, ESM Productions, a ROC Nation Company

Nadine Shelton, Emerging Tech Consultant, All for One

Mazen Alawar, Brand Director, The Recording Academy

Zale Schoonboen, Founder and Executive Producer, Pickathon

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

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2:40 PM - 3:40 PM, Haas Conference Center, Room 171

The Content Development & Financing Workshop - Film – TV – Indie Production – Internet Programming

Elissa Friedman, SVP Development & Production, Covert Media

Matthew Soraci, COO, The Lagralane Group

SJ Murray, Ph.D., EMMY®-nominated filmmaker and award-winning writer, producer, director, & educator

Jim Milio, Producer/Executive Producer of Motion Pictures and Television Programming

Greg Gentschev, VP of Product, Video, Gracenote

Jamice Oxley, Associate, Pryor Cashman LLP, Moderator

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3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

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

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

David B. Williams, SVP & GM, Channels, pocket.watch

Shane Keats, Director of Industry Marketing, Media and Entertainment, Akamai

Maia McCann, Editor-in-Chief and VP of Content, RockYou Media

Darren Cross, COO, Unreel Entertainment

Zak Shaikh, Senior Consultant, Magid

Hunter Sappington, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

Mark Kapczynski, President, Storymill, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

AR/MR in Hollywood and Advertising – An Experiential Creative Platform

Mark Netter, Director, Creative Campaigns, DC Universe, Warner Bros Digital Networks

Natascha French, CMO, VNTANA

Kati Halonen, CCO and co-founder, AR Video Booth

Lynn Rosenthal, Founder/CEO, Periscape, AR/VR

Jiten Dajee, Lead Technologist, Deloitte Digital

Anthony Borquez, founder and CEO, Grab

Ted Cohen, Managing Partner, TAG Strategic llc, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track III: Herscher Hall, Guerin A, Live Webcast

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

Miriam Mintz, Director of Development, JASH (Group Nine Studios)

Mike Gabrawy, Chief Creative Officer, Arclight Films

Philip Shafran, Director, Content Activation, Brand and Business Development, America’s Funniest Home Videos

Folayo Lasaki, Head of Marketing, SoulPancake, div. of Participant Media

Larry Namer, President/CEO, Metan Global Entertainment Group

Megan Jones, Associate, Clark & Trevithick, Moderator

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

End-of-Day Reception – Tent Area

Outdoor Area In Front of Ahmanson Hall

 

CSU Media Arts Festival, Open to All Attendees

6:00 - 7:30 PMMagnin Auditorium

A Conversation with the Winners

 

Wednesday, October 17th

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

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

The Internet, OTT, Media and the Hollywood Connection

Anthony Layser, VP, Partnerships & Programming, Xumo

Neil Ishibashi, Director of Design Development, Fandango

Evan Weiss, Founding Partner/Head of Talent, Red Sun Entertainment

Damian Pelliccone, CEO, REVRY

Scott Kramer, Director of Digital, Olive Bridge Entertainment

Moderator - David Leibowitz, Managing Partner, CH Potomac

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

Dimitry Lensky, Attorney, LKP Global Law, LLP

Kevin Aratari, Head of Business Development, Troika

Muizz Kheraj, Managing Director, FocalPoint Partners LLC

Mark Linao, Principal, Akaktsuki Entertainment Tech Fund

Justin Giddings, CEO & Founder, TheKickstarterGuy.com

Marlon W. Schulman, Founder & CEO, Horror Equity Fund, Inc., Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The California Cannabis Forum: Medical - Legislative - Lifestyle

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM - Herscher Hall - Guerin B, Live Webcast

The Welcome Keynote

Cat Packer, Executive Director of the Department of Cannabis Regulation, City of Los Angeles

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Immersive Hollywood: VR – AR - MR

Session I: Herscher Hall, Guerin A, Live Webcast

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

Mark Laisure, CEO, Vortex Immersion Media

Rachel Lanham, General Manager, WunderVu, XR STUDIO, PIXVANA

Grant Ogburn, Head Of Client Services, Tiltshift Agency, Publicis Groupe

Dmitry Shapiro, founder and CEO, Metaverse

Christine Lawton, Partner, Nolan Heimann LLP

Kevin Cornish, Founder & Director, Moth + Flame & Conversive

Peter Csathy, Founder & Chairman, CREATV Media, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The California Cannabis Forum: Medical - Legislative - Lifestyle

10 AM - 10:45 AM - Herscher Hall - Guerin B, Live Webcast

The Business of Cannabis: Banking – Investment – Branding – What’s Legal and Not Legal in California

Jay Purcell, Senior Associate, Clark Neubert LLP

Senator Robert Hertzberg, California State Senate

Lillian Conroe, Small Business and Permit Specialist, Governor Brown's Office of Business and Economic Development, GO-Biz

Matthew S. Schweber, General Counsel, Avalon Bridge Capital, Inc.

Mitchell Berman, Managing Partner, Rise Entertainment, LLC, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM – Immersive Hollywood: VR – AR - MR

Session I: Haas Conference Center, Room 172 & 173

AR-VR Verticals – Disrupting Healthcare

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

Linda Durnell PhD, Managing Partner, Madison Lane Venture Group

Lauren Evanow, CEO, Lia, Inc.

Celine Tien, founder & CEO, Tamadé

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

Track I: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast from this Room

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

Kirstin Benson, VP of Global Entertainment, Getty Images

Ed Beadle, Senior Manager Integrated Marketing, American Honda Motor Company

Lissy L'Amoreaux, EVP, Digital/Social, IGNITION

Jason Jercinovic, Global Head of Marketing Innovation, Havas

Gregg Martin, Actor/Social Media Influencer

Cindy Kaplan, Product Placement Manager, Signal Entertainment Marketing, a WME Company

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track II: Haas Conference Center, Room 171

Living the Life: Entrepreneurs, Lifestyle Innovators and Disrupters

Cam Kashani, Godmother of Silicon Beach

Tania Yuki, CEO, Shareablee

Wendy Doulton, Managing Partner, Katalyst Group

Heidi-Marie Ferren, Award Winning Writer and Content Creator

Mishawn Nolan, Partner, NOLAN HEIMANN LLP

Michele Leung, Global Brand Marketing Advisor

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track III: Herscher Hall, Room 202

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

Bob Emmer, Co-Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Shout! Factory

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

Brian Beckmann, CFO, Arclight Films

John Kim, President, Deep C Digital

Jonathan Schwartz, SVP of Scripted Content, Apiary Entertainment

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The California Cannabis Forum: Medical - Legislative - Lifestyle

11 AM - 11:45 - Herscher Hall - Guerin B, Live Webcast

The California Cannabis Industry: Year One of Legalization - From LA to Sacramento - The Rules & Regulations - The Supply Chain and Demand Curve and how it Serves the Consumer

Bruce Margolin, Director, Los Angeles Chapter, NORML, National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

Amanda Ostrowitz, Esq., Founder & Chief Executive Officer, CannaRegs

Dennis O’Malley, CEO, Caliva

Lori Glauser, Co-Founder, Chief Operations Officer, and Director, EVIO Labs

Peter Gigante, Head of Policy Research, Eaze

Jocelyn Kane, Legislative Director, CVCAN Coachella Valley Cannabis Alliance Network, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM – Immersive Hollywood: VR – AR – MR - XR

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

2018-2019: The Year Augmented Reality Changes Everything - The Next 12 Months Change the industry

Patrick Costello, Senior Director of Business Development, Qualcomm

Aruna Inversin, Creative Director, VFX, Digital Domain

Tom Wesselman, VP/GM, Enterprise Software Group, Plantronics

Barry Sandrew, Ph.D., CEO, SocialRecall AR, Founder, Legend3D

Philip Lelyveld, VR/AR Program Manager, USC Entertainment Technology Center

Dan Philips, Global Head of Innovation, MPC

Moderator - Jay Samit, Best-Selling Author and Digital Disrupter

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The Luncheon - The California Cannabis Forum: Medical - Legislative

Co-Sponsored by: Live Webcast

Los Angeles NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws)

Noon - 1:30 PM - Herscher Hall, Guerin B, Additional Ticket Required

On the Forefront of Medical Cannabis Innovation: The Struggles & Triumphs of Major Medical Pioneers - Cancer, Epilepsy, PTSD and other Life Threatening Diseases

Welcome: Bruce Margolin, Director, Los Angeles Chapter, NORML

Tracy Ryan, CEO, CannaKids

Eben Britton, Board Member, Athletes for Care & Former NFL Offensive Linesman

Dr. Sue Sisley, MD & Principal Investigator for the only FDA-Approved Study of Safety/Efficacy of Cannabis and Combat Veterans

Michael Backes, Scientific and Medical Advisory Board, Maui Grown Therapies

Moderator - Marty Perlmutter, President, Multisensory Interactive Learning Institute (MILI

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The Micro-Influencer/Branding Two-Day Intensive

Noon – 12:45 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin C, Live Webcast

What's my Brand? Finding Your Voice, Building a Strategy, and Creating the Right Content

Alex Diehl (@therealalexdiehl)

Joe Saladino (@joeysalads)

Julie Spira, CEO and founder, Cyber-Dating Expert, LLC, @JulieSpira

Tay Zonday, Actor, Voice Talent, Digital Media Expert (@TayZonday)

Winnie Sun, Managing Director, Sun Group Wealth Partners (@WinnieSun)

Marsha Collier, Marketing Futurist & Radio Host (@marshacollier), Moderator

 

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

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

Hollywood - The Disruption: The OTT Multiscreen Experience Goes Mainstream

Ryan Nugent, ‎VP of Content Strategy, Gunpowder & Sky

Robert Rodriguez, CEO, Natcom

Brendon Thomas, Vice President of Distribution, Pluto TV

James Heath, Director of Analytics and Audience Development, Univision Creator Network

Matt Smith, Executive Director, Business Development & Strategy, Comcast Technology Solutions

Yarom Boss, CTO, StratusCore

Andrew Einaudi, Co-Founder and CEO, Caavo Inc

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

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

Bennett Pozil, Executive Vice President, East West Bank

Debra Chinn, Director, International Dubbing, Netflix

Robb Klein, Partner, Entertainment, Technology and Advertising Practice Group, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

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

Larry Namer, President/CEO, Metan Global Entertainment Group

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

12:40 PM - 1:45 PM

Track III: Herscher Hall, Guerin A, Live Webcast

Women & Original Content: From Film/TV, Internet Video and Influencer Campaigns to Games

Talia Veronica Kocar, Vice President of Content, Mammoth Media

Katie Koeblitz, Head of Independent Content apparentlyjack, (Producer, Galveston)

Estella Gabriel, Founder, Second Screen

Greta McAnany, Award-Winning Filmmaker and founder, Blue Fever, Inc.

Jeanne Wolf, Award-Winning Journalist and Media Coach

Marlene Sharp, Director, Production, LEVEL-5 abby

Katharina Baron, Founder & Owner, Netwok KO, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Immersive Hollywood: VR – AR - MR

Session I: Haas Conference Center, Room 172 & 173

The Immersive Media Think Tank: VR-AR-MR - The Expanding Vision of an Industry

Dane Smith, Global Head of Business Development, THE THIRD FLOOR, INC.

Tim Dillon, Head of VR & Immersive Content, MPC

Jennifer Chavarria, Head of Studio, Kite and Lightning

Ethan Stearns, Executive Producer, MWM Immersive (Madison Wells Media)

Cary Granat, CEO, Immersive Artistry

Geoffrey Bund, Head of Business Development, Varjo

Steven Masur, Senior Partner, MG+, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The Micro-Influencer/Branding Two-Day Intensive

1:00 – 1:45 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin C, Live Webcast

Marketing You - A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Finding and Navigating Deals

Amy Roiland (@afashionnerd)

Anais Ganouna, Brand & Marketing Strategist (@AnaisGanouna)

Andrea Okeke (@dreaknowsbest)

Cat Mendez, Social Media & Influencer Marketing Strategist

Diomi Cordero, Talent Manager

Mike Prasad, CEO, Tinysponsor (@mikeprasad), Moderator

 

The California Cannabis Forum: Medical - Legislative - Lifestyle

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM, Herscher Hall - Guerin B, Live Webcast

The Science of Medical Cannabis: Matching Strains, Potency and Dosage to Specific Diseases and Disorders

Dr. Andrea Small-Howard, Chief Science Officer, GB Sciences (GBS)

Jessica Assaf, Founder, Cannabis Feminist, co-founder, Hempia

Tim Blake, Founder and Producer, The Emerald Cup

Dr. Catherine Jacobson, Director of Clinical Research, Tilray

Sundarajan Mutialu, Chief Technology Officer and Co-CEO, AZENTIVE

Mowgli Holmes, PhD, co-founder, CEO, Phylos Bioscience

David Traub, Global Ambassador, Unify.Earth, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The Micro-Influencer/Branding Two-Day Intensive

2:00 – 2:45 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin C, Live Webcast

For the Gram: A Deep Dive into Instagram

Alex Dry (@alexndry)

Colton Pappas (@coltonpappas)

Sara Mills (@saraontheinternet)

Sarah Gim (@thedelicious)

Ron Roecker, Chief Brand Influencer, Be Differently, Moderator

 

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Track I: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast from this Room

The Future of Brand Partnerships and Influencer Marketing

Kendra Bracken-Ferguson, Chief Digital Officer, CAA-GBG, a division of CAA

Beau Avril, Global Head of Business Operations, FameBit By YouTube

Maude Standish, VP of Programming, Fullscreen

Natasha Vaquer, Vice President of Talent Partnerships & Influencer Strategy, Refinery29

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

Dan Ghosh-Roy, SVP Audience Development, Complex Network

Corey Weiss, Head of Business Development, ipsy, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track II: Haas Conference Center, Room 171

Content Strategies in Hollywood: TV - Film - Internet - Branding & Influencers

Jim Amos, founder, Scout53, former, President of Distribution, Sony Pictures and SVP Head of Sales, STX Entertainment

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

Barak Shragai, CEO, IMGN Media

Stuart McLean, President, Content & Co.

Marlina Fletcher, Managing Director, Stink Studios

Elsa Ramo, Managing Partner, Ramo Law PC, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

Yadira Harrison, Co-Founder, Verb

Natascha French, Chief Marketing Officer, VNTANA

Vance Garrett, Vice President, Experiential Global Entertainment, Westfield

Daniel Talbott, Writer, Director, Actor, Producer

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM - Immersive Hollywood: VR – AR - MR

Session I: Haas Conference Center, Room 172-173

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

Scott Squires, Oscar nominated, Creative Director and Co-Founder, PIXVANA (former CTO, ILM)

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

Johannes Saam, Senior Creative Developer, Framestore

Kalan Ray, Development Supervisor, Magnopus & co-founder, VKTRY Creative Studios

Erik Murphy-Chutorian, founder and CEO, 8th Wall

Guy Constantini, Vice President, Global Interactive Marketing, Skydance Interactive

Shelley Andagan, Chief Operating Officer, 3DPaint/FX, Moderator

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

Future of Film - Transitioning - a New and Challenging Environment Amidst the Burgeoning Streamers, New Tech and AR

Paul Dergarabedian, Senior Media Analyst, comScore

Heather Blair, VP Entertainment, Extended Cinema

Chris Fenton, Media Strategist and Dealmaker; Former President of DMG Entertainment

Robert Lenihan, president US programming, AMC Theatres

John Rubey, CEO, Rubey Entertainment LLC.

Ted Schillowitz, Futurist, Paramount Pictures

Marty Shindler, CEO, The Shindler Perspective, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The California Cannabis Forum: Medical - Legislative - Lifestyle

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM - Herscher Hall - Guerin B, Live Webcast

Meet the Women of Weed: The Pioneers Who Are Elevating the Cannabis Industry

Rosie Rothrock, VP Branding/Marketing, Caliva

Madison Margolin, Journalist, Merry Jane, Rolling Stone, & Playboy

Kate Miller, Co-Founder & CEO, Miss Grass

Alice Moon, "The Edible Expert"

Andrea Drummer, Renowned Cannabis Chef, Director of F&B, Elevation VIP Cooperative

Katie Labrie, EVP, Civilized Studios

Ariel Clark, founder, Clark Neubert, LLP, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The Micro-Influencer/Branding Two-Day Intensive

3:00 – 3:45 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin C, Live Webcast

Embrace Your Uniqueness - Monetizing What Makes You Special

Cheyenne Brink, Agent, Bella Agency (@bellaagencyla)

Chris Saint (@saintpiercing)

Christine Barger, Ventriloquist (@christinebargerofficial on Instagram)

Hayley Herms (@hayleyhermsofficial)

Vivian Nweze, TV Host + Producer (@vivaciouslyviv), Moderator

 

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

Evan Sroka, Co-Head, Global Client Strategy, Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

Marcus Glover, Partner, Southbox Ventures (former Consultant to Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, 50 Cent, Shakira)

Sarah Malkin, Head of Content, TraceMe (Russell Wilson Founder)

Matt Lawler, Director of Digital Media for the Global Partnerships, AEG

Nate Houghteling, co-founder and Executive Producer, Portal A

Mahzad Babayan, Director of Talent, Fullscreen Media

Perrin Kaplan, Principal, Zebra Partners, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Sponsored by Alliance for Women in Media SoCal

Track II: Haas Conference Center, Room 172-173

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

Wendy Sweetmore, Founder/CEO, networkBe (former Senior Exec. MGM/Mark Burnett Productions)

Raelle Tucker, Producer/Writer, True Blood, Jessica Jones, Sacred Lies

Linda Benjamin, COO & Head of Business Affairs, Covert Media

Jeanette B. Milio, President, Alliance Cinema

Michelle Crispin, Founder, mediaHo Marketing & Entertainment

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM - Immersive Hollywood: VR – AR - MR

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

Exploring the Language and Artistry of VR-MR-AR in the Cinematic Experience

Mike Monello, co-founder, Campfire, Collaborator, The Mill & Producer, Blair Witch Project

Celine Tricart, founder, Lucid Dreams Productions

Andrew Shulkind, Director of Future Imaging and Content Innovation, M. Bonnieux, Inc.

Kirk Miller, Director of Media Programming, MediaMation

Daniel Oberlerchner, Director of Content Operations, Method EXP

Johannes Saam, Senior Creative Developer, Framestore

Skylar Sweetman, Stage Manager, Metastage

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The California Cannabis Forum: Medical - Legislative - Lifestyle

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Herscher Hall - Guerin B, Live Webcast

The Cannabis/CBD Technology Innovators: Science - Medicine - Investment

Julie Raque, Vice President of Marketing, Cannabistry Labs

Robert Schubring, Co-Founder, Give Pain a Voice

Cameron Keluche, President and CEO, KelSie Biotech

Elizabeth Ashford Davis, Principal, CERES Strategies

Matthew Nordgren, CEO and Founder, ARCADIAN Fund and ARCADIAN Capital Management

David Traub, Global Ambassador, Unify.Earth, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The Micro-Influencer/Branding Two-Day Intensive

4:00 – 4:45 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin C, Live Webcast

It’s Not Just Social - Leveraging Social Media to Achieve Your Dreams

Hailey Bright, TV Host, Comedy Actor, Lifestyle Expert (@haileybright)

Kasia Szarek, Casting Director, Harlowe Casting (@kasia)

Kristie Hang, Host, Food & Travel Writer (@kristiehang)

Marcel Williams, Social Media Manager, Creative Strategist, Journalist

Tiffany Rivera-DeGuzman, Event Producer, DJ, & Productivity Consultant, Moderator

 

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

End-of-Day Reception – Tent Area

Outdoor Area In Front of Ahmanson Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Digital Hollywood Experience

Medical & Wellness - Legislation - Investment - Lifestyle - Science

Wellness - Nutrition - Lifestyle - Bio Hacking - Science

Reception Sponsor

Wednesday, Continued from Left Column

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

Sponsored by: Alliance for Women in Media SoCal

"Becoming a Master Negotiator: An Insider View from Power Players"

Joel Eisenberg, Partner, Council Tree Productions

Dr. Raye Mitchell, CEO and founder of The Winning Edge Institute, Inc

Sandy Abrams, TheCEOm.com

Moderator, K.J. Matthews, Award-Winning Entertainment Journalist

Click Here for More Information

 

The End-of-Day Keynote Event

6:00 PM - 7:45 PM, Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast

“Honoring Women in the Cannabis Industry and the film “Mary Janes: The Women of Weed”

Evening co-Host, Windy Borman, Award Winning Filmmaker

a) The Medicine and Science of Cannabis

Dr. Sue Sisley, MD & Principal Investigator for the only FDA-Approved Study of Safety/Efficacy of Cannabis and Combat Veterans

Brandie Cross, PhD: Chief Scientific Officer, Smart Pharm Research Group

Swetha Kaul, PhD: Chief Scientific Officer, Cannalysis

Heather Manus, RN: Founding Member, Cannabis Nurses Network

b) Social Justice and Cannabis Legalization

Betty Aldworth: Executive Director, Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Fanny Guzman: Co-Founder, Latinos for Cannabis

Karen O’Keefe: Director of State Policies, Marijuana Policy Project

Janve Judasha Praise Sobers: CEO and Founder, Born + Bred

c) The Business of Cannabis: From Cultivation to Dispensaries to Media

Felicia Carbajal: Community Engagement Director, Smart Pharm Research Group

Tiffany Chin: Co-Founder and President, Leafs By Snoop

Ophelia Chong: Founder, Stock Pot Images

Jeanine Moss: CEO, AnnaBis

Priscilla Vilchis: CEO, Premium Produce

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Thursday, October 18th

9:00 AM - 11:15 AM, Herscher Hall, Guerin C, Live Webcast

Zero to One – Grow your business at Digital Hollywood with those who have already done it before

Brian Mac Mahon, Chief Community Officer, Expert DOJO

Ryan Foland, Managing Partner of InfluenceTree

Page Ostrow, President, Ostrow and Company

Sean McSweeney, founder and CEO, Apache Health

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM – Immersive Hollywood: VR – AR - MR

Session I: Haas Conference Center, Rm. 172 & 173

Funding and Business Development in ICOs, Blockchain, AR/VR, AI and Immersion – From VCs to Kickstarter and Corporate Investments

Sohrob Farudi, CEO, Fanchise

Robert Binning, CEO, StreamSpace

Mike Parker, Partner, AGC Partners

Michael Terpin, founder and CEO, Transform Group

Tom K. Ara, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Grant Cohen, GM, Kochava Collective

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Food Tech + Wellness Forum: Food Culture - Food Industry

The Morning Keynote, Live Webcast

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Ahmanson Hall, Webcast Live

Fran Drescher, Wellness Activist and Global Celebrity

One-on-One with:

Moderator - Clare Fox, Executive Director, Los Angeles Food Policy Council

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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

Rich Affannato, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, STAGE

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

Kim L. Hurwitz, Chief Marketing Officer, Karate Combat

Enrique Olives, Global Business Development Head and Business Unit Head, ABS-CBN Global

Larry Baird, Chief Marketing Officer, TV4 Entertainment

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

Elizabeth Barrutia, CEO, BARU Marketing & Media

Jameela Jackson, Director, Startup Grind powered by Google

Erin Kapczynski, SVP Marketing, Kontrol Media

Heather Blair, President, Heather Blair Consulting (a division of OuiMarket4U,Inc)

Natasha Miller, Founder/CEO, Entire Productions

Jen Proctor, CEO, Cultivated Entertainment

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Food Tech + Wellness Forum: Food Culture - Food Industry

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM - The Welcoming Plenary, Ahmanson Hall, Webcast

The Power of Food: Wellness – Lifestyle – Technology

Matthew Kenney, Celebrated Plant-Based Chef, CEO

Chef Kerry Heffernan, Grand Banks NYC, Renown Chef, Top Chef Master, TV)

Bryce Fluellen, Community Impact Director/Chef, American Heart Association

Moderator - Clare Fox, Executive Director, Los Angeles Food Policy Council

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The California Cannabis Forum: Medical - Legislative - Lifestyle

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Session II: Herscher Hall, - Guerin B, Live Webcast

Doctors, Researchers, the Medical Profession and Cannabis: Cannabis Efficacy, Cannabis Innovation and Medical Leadership

Dr. Sue Sisley, MD & Principal Investigator for the only FDA-Approved Study of Safety/Efficacy of Cannabis and Combat Veterans

Dr. Allan I. Frankel, Founder, GreenBridge Medical, Inc.

Dr. Philip Oubre, MD, Oubre Medical, Austin, TX

Karen Mo, MD, Cannabis Advocate and Expert

Moderator, Laura Braden, Vice President of Communications, California Medical Association

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

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

Anti-piracy: Protecting Creativity in Hollywood

Daniel Rozansky, Partner, Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP

Harrie Tholen, VP of Sales, NAGRA Anti-Piracy & NexGuard

M.F. Fogel (‘Michele’), Founder and CEO, Your Moral Compass Counts, LLC

Lima Mora, founder and Managing Director, The Last Star

Rob Holmes, Founder & CEO, IPCybercrime

Frank Nein, President, 9Sight2020.com

Dennis Yu, Chief Technology Officer, BlitzMetrics

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Immersive Hollywood: VR – AR - MR

Session I: Haas Conference Center, Room 172-173

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

David Birnbaum, Design Director, Immersion Corporation

Jeffrey Travis, Founder & CEO, Positron/ Creator, Voyager®

Ricardo Diaz, Executive Director of Digital, Omelet

Shelley Andagan, Chief Operating Officer, 3DPaint/FX

Laura Barton, Senior Vice President of Marketing & Strategic Development, Advrtas

Marcy Boyle, CEO, Hot Bit VR

Demetrio Cuzzocrea, Partner + CIO, Hourglass Technologies

Cynthia Lieberman, Marketing and Media Strategist, LieberComm, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Noon - 1:00 PM, Sponsored: Women’s International Music Network

Session II: Haas Conference Center, Room 171

How To Reach Diverse Audiences Across The Entertainment Industry

Lisa Cecchini, VP of Media Analytics, Situation

Mike Monello, co-founder, Campfire, Collaborator, The Mill & Producer, Blair Witch Project

Pamela Abdy, Head of Film, Makeready

Joy Gorman Wettels, Producer, Anonymous Content

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Food Tech + Wellness Forum: Food Culture - Food Industry

Noon - 12:45 PM, Live Webcast

Track I: Transforming the Food Culture and Food Industry, Ahmanson Hall

Food Science & Sustainability Pioneers: Plant Based, Seafood & Protein Enhanced - Creating the Future of Food & Nutrition

Chef Kerry Heffernan, Grand Banks NYC, Renown Chef, Top Chef Master, TV)

Poull Brien, Partner/Co-founder, Wild Fish Direct

Brian Halweil, Publisher and editor-in-chief, Edible Communities

Adrian Grant-Alfieri, Venture Partner, Babel Ventures

Moderator - Elina Fuhrman, founder, CEO + Chef, Soupelina

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track II: Transforming the Personal Food & Wellness Lifestyle, Herscher, Guerin C

Food, Nutrition and Lifestyle - Cleansing and Nurturing the Body and Mind, Live Webcast

Anna Getty, Chef, Author, “Easy Green Organic,” Exec. Producer, “Food Forward” on PBS

Martin Tobias, CEO, Bulletproof Labs

Charles Haston, co-founder, CEO, Rebel Labs

Moderator, KJ Matthews, Emmy Winning Journalist, (CNN, ABC, CBS, FOX)

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The Luncheon - The California Cannabis Forum: Medical - Legislative

12:15 PM - 1:45 PM - Herscher, Guerin B, Additional Ticket, Webcast

Native American Leadership in the Cannabis Industry

Tina Braithwaite, former, Chairwoman, Benton Paiute Tribe

David Vilapondo, Executive Director, Ilpay Nation, Santa Ysabel Tribal Cannabis Regulatory Agency and Interim Executive Director, California Native American Cannabis Association (CNACA)

John Poss, CEO, GB Sciences

Cameron Keluche, President and CEO, KelSie Biotech

Moderator - Amanda Chicago Lewis, Columnist, Rolling Stone

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The Micro-Influencer/Branding Two-Day Intensive

Noon – 1:45 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin A, Webcast Live

The Luncheon Roundtable

Do’s & Don’ts of Influencer Marketing

Ashlie Daubert, Director of Branded Content, Collab, Inc.

Rebekah Radice, Founder, RadiantLA

Kathryn Vanderveen Drake, Founder, Createology

Tanya Bershadsky, CEO, CastingInfluence

Anais Ganouna, Brand & Marketing Strategist (@AnaisGanouna), Moderator

 

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

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

Producing for Film/TV, Branded Entertainment and Influencer Marketing Programming

Darnell Brisco, VP of Accounts, Fullscreen

Lindsay Stewart, founding CEO, Stringr

George Leon, Chief Strategy Officer, Hawthorne

Charles Dalaklis, President & CEO, Dalaklis Media Enterprises

Frank Donner, Founder and CEO, BLKBX Creative Group

Parker Williams, CEO/ Founding Partner, Wheelhouse

Ceslie Armstrong, CEO & executive producer, NYTEX Productions LLC, 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

Karen M. Robson, Partner, Pryor Cashman

Tiffany Boyle, President, Ramo Law PC

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

Gary Goldberger, Law Offices, Gary G. Goldberger

David Tenzer, Entertainment Attorney, formerly Generate, CAA

Michael Sid, CEO, Mediamorph, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

ICOs, Blockchain and Alternative Financing for Film, TV, Games AR/VR, Music, and Media Ventures

Joe Mohen, CEO, Chimes

Enzo Villani, Managing Partner, Transform Group

Mark Blinder, Founder, Aikon

Vanessa Camones, Venture Principal, West Coast, TechWildcatters

Heidi Pease, CEO and Cofounder, Los Angeles Blockchain Lab

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM – Immersive Hollywood: VR – AR - MR

Session I: Haas Conference Center, Room 172-173

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

Kelsey Wong, Experience Producer, Magnopus, Production Lead, “Coco VR”

Katja Rasi, CEO and founder, AR Video Booth

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

Bastiaan den Braber, President / COO, SAMO

David Gull, CEO, Outer Realm

Eden Chen, co-founder, Fishermen Labs

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Food Tech + Wellness Forum: Food Culture - Food Industry

1:00 - 1:45 PM, Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast

Track I: Transforming the Food Culture and Food Industry

The Farm to Table Transformation - The Food & Wellness Ecosystem - The Home - The Restaurant - The Institution

Wendy Coleman, founder, LA Urban Farms

Christian Titze, Head of Brand & Marketing, The Farm Project & Lettuce Grow

Melisa Nicola, renown restaurateur, co-owner, Nic's Beverly Hills, President, Culinary Arts Kids Eat (C.A.K.E.)

Ryland Engelhart, Co-Founder, Kiss The Ground & CIO, Cafe Gratitude

Mark Anderson, CEO, Farmer Mark

Moderator - Mark Kapczynski, President, Storymill

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track II: Transforming the Personal Food & Wellness Lifestyle, Herscher, Guerin C

What to Eat - Wellness and Nutrition: A Transformative Palate - Plant-Based-Vegan, Paleo, Ketogenic and Whole30

Arasia Alkemia Earth, Vegan Chef, Lifestyle Visionary, co-founder, VitaEarth Foundation

Dr Ietef VIta, The Vegan Chef & Rapper, co-founder, VitaEarth Foundation

Laura Calleia, Master Nutrition and Fitness Expert

Jeff Witzeman, Award-Winning Filmmaker, “Cancer Can Be Killed"

Moderator, Nancy King, Brand Strategist, NewView Marketing

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

2:00 - 2:45 PM, Ahmanson Hall

Track I: Transforming the Food Culture and Food Industry, Live Webcast

Food Innovators, Disruptors & Influencers: The Industry Change Agents and Start-Up Pioneers

Sam Polk, Co-Founder & CEO, Everytable, Founder, Feast

Ren Ostry, founder, Trashfish

Dhinakar S. Kompala, Ph.D., Founder & CEO, Sudhin Biopharma Co.

Rohit Shukla, CEO, Larta Institute

Moderator - Lee Schneider, Editor-In-Chief, Red Cup Agency, podcast producer and author of Future of Food

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track II: Transforming the Personal Food & Wellness Lifestyle, Herscher, Guerin C

Food as Medicine: Food for the Body – Food for the Soul - Food as a Creative Experience, Live Webcast

Serena Poon, Nutritionist and Celebrated Chef

Chef Debbie Lee, Culinary Visionary and Author

Richard Ayoub, Executive Director, Project Angel Food

Dr. Patricia Wynnjones, MD, Expert in Epigenetics

Dr. Philip Oubre, MD, Oubre Medical, Austin, TX, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The California Cannabis Forum: Medical - Legislative - Lifestyle

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Herscher Hall, Guerin B, Live Webcast

Cannabis in California - Wellness Lifestyle and Programs for Innovation - from Foods to Massage Therapy and Relaxation

Jackie Rocco, Business Development Manager, West Hollywood City Council

Aaron Ramirez, founder, Bodywork by Aaron

Dan Braunstein, founder, Grassfed

Anna Duckworth, co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Miss Grass

Rob Rosenheck, founder and CEO, Lord Jones

Chef Luke Reyes, founder, La Hoja

Moderator, Brad Davis, Product Category Manager, Acorn Paper Cannabis Packaging (APCP)

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The Micro-Influencer/Branding Two-Day Intensive

2:00 –2:45 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin A, Webcast Live

#sponsored: How To Make Money Through Brand Sponsorships

Amanda Russell, Entrepreneur, Marketing & Branding Strategist (AmandaRussell on Youtube)

Marie Cravens, Senior Account Manager, Beach House PR (@melbatoastmarie)

Megan Niquette, Influencer Marketing Professional

Zack James (Yomama on Youtube)

Zedakiah Koterba, Actor/Influencer (@zedakiah)

Mike Prasad, CEO, Tinysponsor (@mikeprasad), Moderator

 

Sponsored by Women in Film and Digital Hollywood

2:15 PM - 5:00 PM, Haas Center, Room 172-173

Unlocking the Social Intelligence of Content

A workshop illustrating the critical role of online data and social media analytics and the insights they provide on the funding, development, marketing and distribution of content

Karene Jullien, Corporate & Intellectual Property Attorney

Track 1 (1st hour) - How to Utilize Online Data and Social Media to Obtain Financing

Gerry Maravilla, Head of Crowdfunding, Seed&Spark

Trea Lachowicz, Transactional, Entertainment, and New Media Attorney, Pierce Law Group LLP

Viviana Zarragoitia, Vice President, Three Point Capital

Track 2 (2nd hour) - How to Cultivate and Grow Online Data and Social Presence to Develop/Market a Project

Alex Zeldin, Co-Founder French Mustache

Ashley Rivard, Writer/Comedian – Founder of @SomedayILLgetThere

Stephanie Bohn, Chief Marketing Officer VidMob

Track 3 (Third Hour) What Do Online Data and Social Media Mean for Distribution

Workshop Speakers

Bora Eristurk, Co-Founder, Veloxity

Isabelle LaRue, Founder Engineer, Your Space

Lisa Cecchini, Vice President of Media and Analytics, Situation

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Track I: Haas Conference Center, Room 171

Internet TV Packages: Innovation in the Package – Innovation in the Technology – The One-Three Year OTT Outlook

Dan Goman, Founder and CEO, OwnZones

Thomas K. Arnold, Publisher and Editorial Director, Media Play News

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

Jack Davis, co-founder and CEO, Crypt TV

Robin Wilson, Director, RW TV

Moderator, Patrick Redmond, Principal, Altman Vilandrie & Company

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track II: Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 303-304

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

Greg Akselrud, Partner, Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP

Jennifer Post, Partner, Thompson Coburn

Jason Scoggins, President & COO of Slated, Inc.

Brett M. Brown, Managing Partner, Dorado Peak (SFO)

Michael Leventhal, Partner, Holmes Weinberg, P.C.

Chris Ellis, CEO, Audio Cardio

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, 2nd Floor, Room 202

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

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

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

Annie Lukowski, co-founder, Vanishing Point Media

Travis Cloyd, Experience Producer/Director (Speed Kills VR), CEO Observe Media (VR, The Humanity Bureau, starring Nicolas Cage)

Danilo Moura Silva, VP Immersive Experiences, EXPERIUS VR

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Food Tech + Wellness Forum: Food Culture - Food Industry

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM, Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast

Track I: Transforming the Food Culture and Food Industry

Food Entrepreneurs, Chef/Food Kit Delivery and Food App Services to the Consumer

Michael Joseph, Co-Founder, Green Chef Corporation (Organic Meal Kit Company - Purchased by HelloFresh)

Jennifer McInnis Fadel, General Manager, Bending Branch Winery, former, Award Winning Food Writer

Nicole Centeno, Founder, Splendid Spoon

Steven Voci, Co-founder and Chief Business Officer, Appetivo

Sri Sambangi, co-founder, Clorder Online Platform

Moderator - David J. Whelan, Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Rebel Labs Inc.

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The Micro-Influencer/Branding Two-Day Intensive

3:00 –3:45 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin A, Webcast Live

What’s Next in Short-Form Video and Live Streaming

Dominique Buggs, Creative strategist, artist and songwriter (@itsdominiqueb)

Chris Saint (@saintpiercing)

Marina Leigh, Beauty Influencer (@uniquelymarina)

Mike Wann, CEO, Mobcrush

Vickie Eisenstein, (vickie4157 on Youtube)

Michael J. Lambie, Head of Product, CreatorQ, Moderator

 

The California Cannabis Forum: Medical - Legislative - Lifestyle

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM - Herscher Hall, Guerin B, Live Webcast

Cannabis and Corporate Social Responsibility: Social Equity

Adam Vine, founder, Cage Free Cannabis

Felicia Carbajal, Latinos for Cannabis / CA Cannabis Advocates

Lauren Estevez Esq, Head of the Business & Regulatory group, Margolin & Lawrence

Jake Gildea, Community Impact Director

Jennifer Lujan, Director of Social Impact, eaze, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

3:50 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Producing Video OTT/Social Content - YouTube - FaceBook - Snapchat - Influencer - Advertiser - Series

Alia J. Daniels, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Revry

Neil Davis, Chief Business Officer, uCast

Darren Cross, COO, Unreel Entertainment

Tai Greene, founder and chairman, MCMG

Ben Ganz, President, Vego Pictures

Hugh Hou, co-founder, CreatorUp

Jeffrey Stansfield, President and CEO, Advantage Video Systems, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

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

Jason Brooks, Partner, Altview Law Group, LLP.

Robin Wilson, Director, RW TV

Chris Parker, CEO, Story Data, LLC.

Bill Woods, SVP, MediaMorph, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

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

Ryan Moore, CEO, Experience 360°

Jessie Kim, Co-Founder & CEO, Prosper XR

BJ Schwartz, co-founder, Vanishing Point Media

Daniel Kenyon, Founder/CEO, Furious M

Anthony Jacobson, Chief Operating Officer, SPACES

Lucas Kappaz, Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer, VR Americas

Larry Rosenthal, President, Creative Director, CubeVR, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track II: Transforming the Personal Food & Wellness Lifestyle, Herscher, Guerin C

The Foodie Lifestyle: From Professional Influencer to Everyday Foodie Maven

Jayme Davidson, Chief Marking Officer/CoFounder LAeats

Ben Waters, Eater-In-Chief, L.A. Foodie

Stephanie Kordan, The Sensual Foodie®

Amanda Russell, Chief Marketing Officer, Valeo Fit

Adam Rubenstein, founder and content creator, Viva LA Foodies

Jackie Iadonisi, TV Host & Content Creator, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The Micro-Influencer/Branding Two-Day Intensive

4:00 –4:45 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin A, Webcast Live

Power in Numbers: The Value of Networking in Digital Media

Alex Hager (@alexhager)

Jana Shaps, Director of Digital Marketing, Lucky Break PR

Jessica Spohr (@jessicaspohr)

RKVC (RKVCviews on Youtube)

Ron Cayanan

Cynthia Lieberman, Moderator

 

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

End-of-Day Reception – Tent Area

Outdoor Area In Front of Ahmanson Hall

Reception Sponsor - WGVS