Digital Hollywood Special Event!

Celebrate on Thursday, October 12th, Magnin Auditorium, Skirball Center

Presented by: KCET Link Media Group; Producers Guild of America, Documentary / Non-fiction Committee HollyShorts Film Festival; IndieWire


Participating Industry Organizations: Black Valley Films, Oscilloscope / YouTube RED, Shella Films, Tastemade, Indigenous Media, 60 Second Docs, Dirty Robber, Uproxx, Omnicom Media Group, Participant Media

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Curated by: Rigler Creative 'Handcrafted Digital’


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 Thursday, October 12th

The Documentary Festival

9 AM - 10 AM, Magnin Auditorium

Documentary Shorts / HollyShorts Awards Winners

Screening + Q&A

Winners and Finalists:

"The Tables", Q&A with Director

Prince of Smoke, Q&A with director Matthew Gelb

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

Steven Reich, Rigler Creative, Moderator


10 AM - 11 AM, Magnin Auditorium

The Documentary and Public Television:

The Program Pipeline for Filmmakers and the commitment to presenting critical issues to audiences in a long-form, comprehensive documentary format.

Juan Devis, CCO, KCET

Kelly Parker, producer The Migrant Kitchen

Justin Cram, producer, City Rising

Matt Crotty, producer, LOST LA

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


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

Feature Screening

"FOOD EVOLUTION" Narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson

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

Interviewed by: Chris Taylor, Director, Food Fight


1:45 PM - 2:30 PM, Magnin Auditorium

Presented by PGA Documentary / Non-Fiction Committee

The Documentary Today: Expanding Technique and Form

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

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

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

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

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

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


3:00 PM - 3:45 PM, Magnin Auditorium

The Feature Documentary Roundtable

Workshopping the Process - Development - Production - Post -

Distribution - Marketing

Scott Hamilton Kennedy, Academy Award-nominated director Food Evolution

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

Jennifer Brea, Director, Unrest

Ceyda Torun, Director, Kedi

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

Dave Adelson, Executive Producer, Getty Images, Moderator


4:15 PM - 5:00 PM, Magnin Auditorium

The Documentary Market Roundtable

New Platforms, Branded Content, Cutting Edge Technologies and

Audience Impact.

Oren Katzeff, Head of Programming, Tastemade

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

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

Chris Uettwiller, CEO, Dirty Robber

Ryan Templeton, Head of Content, Not Impossible Labs

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

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


5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Open to all Attendees

Reception - Taper Courtyard - In front of Haas Conference Center/Magnin Auditorium


6:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Magnin Auditorium

Presented by PGA Documentary / Non-Fiction Committee

Feature Screening


Paramount Pictures, Participant Media

Q&A with Directors Jon Shenk and Bonni Cohen

Participant Media, speaker to be announced








Special Thanks: Paramount Pictures, Participant Media, Black Valley Films, HollyShorts Film Festival, Dish Communications, International Documentary Association, Producers Guild of America, IndieWire

AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL with former Vice President Al Gore