VC - Private Equity - Incubators - Angels

Hollywood Deals & Packages - Crowdfunding

The Four Day Intensive

 

Digital Hollywood Fall

Monday, October 20th - Thursday, October 23rd

The Four Day Intensive

Monday, October 20th
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Track II: Poolside Tent I

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

Mike LaSalle, Partner, Shamrock Capital Advisors

Seth Shapiro, President, New Amsterdam Media LLC

René Bourdages, CEO, Elevado Media, Inc.

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

Larry Gerbrandt, Managing Director, Janas Group & principal, Media Valuation Partners, Moderator
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12 Noon - 1:00 PM Marina Vista Room - Live Webcast from this Room

The TV/Film/Video - Developing Strategies and Partnerships - Developing Hollywood Content as Brand and Franchise

Liz Coughlin, EVP, Head, MATTER West

Rebecca Donohue, Director of Digital Content & Social Media, Vin Di Bona Productions (VDBP), producers of “America's Funniest Home Videos,”

Brendan Burch, CEO, Co-Founder and Executive Producer, Six Point Harness (6PH), Fox's Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

Daniel Knauf, CEO, Bxx, LLC, Creator & Executive Producer, “CARNIVÁLE” (HBO Emmy Winning Series)

Mike Rotman, New Media Producer, Director, TV Writer

Nicholas Reed, Academy Award Winner, The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life, Moderator
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1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Track I: Poolside Tent I

The New Hollywood Equation - Content Owners, Networks, New Platforms, Agents & Commerce

Schuyler M. Moore, Partner, Stroock

Eunice Shin, Director, Manatt Digital Media

Andrew Stalbow, Co-Founder and CEO, Seriously

Lisa Black, SVP Business Development and Enterprises, Vin Di Bona Productions (VDBP)

Jeffrey Binder, General Partner, Genovation Capital

Mark J. Kapczynski, Chief Operating Officer, Kontrol Media, Moderator
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1:15 PM - 2:15 PM - Marina Vista Room – Live Webcast from this Room

Multichannel Networks, the Next Wave in Entertainment and Media Programming, Part I

John W. Ferrie, Senior Counsel, YouTube/Google

Alan Friel, partner,  Baker Hostetler

Yemi Adegbonmire, Associate Principal Counsel, Walt Disney Company

Thom Zadra, Head of Business Development for Video at Yahoo!

Dan Schechter, Managing Director and Partner, Global Media, Entertainment & Technology practice, L.E.K. Consulting

Judith Dornstein, Esq., Law Offices of Judith C. Dornstein, Moderator

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2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Track II - Poolside Tent I

Multichannel Networks, the Next Wave in Entertainment and Media Programming, Part II

Peter Morris, Vice President, Business Affairs & Development, Funny or Die

Danika Vittitoe, Director, Media Legal, YAHOO

David Ho, Senior Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs and General Counsel, Fullscreen

Chris Riley, General Counsel, Machinima

Kenneth N. Swezey, Partner, Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP

Judith Dornstein, Esq., Law Offices of Judith C. Dornstein, Moderator

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Track III - Tent II

Monetizing Entertainment Programming - Exploring Business Models: Branding, Advertising, Subscription, Syndication - Video Across Platforms

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

Thomas Pinter, Business Development Digital Entertainment, paysafecard

Ken Goldstein, Board of Directors, Good Men Media, Inc. and Thrift Books LLC

Jeremy Levine, SVP of Digital Sales, Live Nation

David Reitman, VP, Global Head, Media, Entertainment, Software & Online Services industries, hybris Software

Tim Sovay, SVP of Entertainment and Sports, theAudience

Rory J. Cutaia, CEO & Chairman, bBooth

Peter Woelflein, Senior Manager, Sports & Entertainment Valuation, Deloitte, Moderator

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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

ThinkTank I: Admiralty Room

Packaging, Funding and Distributing: From Reality TV & Specials to Web Series and Indie Film Making

Jon Hotchkiss, Emmy-nominated producer

Uri Fleming, partner, Kleinberg Lange Cuddy & Carlo, LLP

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

Evette Vargas, CEO, Writer, Director, Producer, Multiplatform Content Creator, Digital-Reign Productions

Mariana Danilovic, Managing Director, Hollywood Portfolio, Moderator
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3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Track I - Ballroom Terrace - Live Webcast from this Room

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

Dave Baldwin, EVP, Program Planning, Starz

Paul Colichman, Chief Executive Officer, Here Media

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

Smokey Fontaine, Chief Content Officer, Interactive One

John Reding, VP of Business Development, Vin Di Bona Productions

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

TJ Lubinsky, Executive Producer of PBS Pledge-driven Programs, My Music & Radio Host

Mark J. Kapczynski, Chief Operating Officer, Kontrol Media, Moderator
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3:45 PM - 4:45 PM - The Workshop

Track IV: The Admiralty Room

The New Wave in Investing: Angels-Incubators-Accelerators-Labs-CrowdFunding

Janet Tsai Dargan, Founder & CEO, Pentafoglio Media, LLC

Ron Miller, CEO, StartEngine Crowdfunding, Inc.

Brad Wyman, Chief Creative Officer, FundAnything

Doug Barry, Co-Founder & Advisor, Selby Ventures and Managing Director, Artist Capital

Stephen Y. Ma, Partner, Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae LLP

Bryan M. Sullivan, Partner, Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae LLP

Art Chang, Founder and CEO, Tipping Point Partners, LLC

Ash Kumra, Co-Founder, DreamItAlive.com, Startup America California Leader, Moderator

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3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Track V: Marina Vista Room - Live Webcast from this Room

The DealMaking Process: Producers, Showrunners, Actors, Directors, Agents, Lawyers - Who’s in Charge Here!

Nesim Hason, President and founder, New Films International

Harrison Kordestani, President, Main Street Films

Todd Shepherd, Co-founder/producer, International Film Trust

Harold Brook, founder, The Point Media

Chad Fitzgerald, Partner, Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert LLP

Sandy Smolan, Film & Television Director - “brothers & sisters” , “ally mcbeal”, "everwood", “the o.c.”, “Dawson’s Creek"

Gary Goldberger, Law Offices, Gary G. Goldberger, Moderator
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5:00 PM - 6:15 PM Open to all attendees
End-of-Day Poolside Reception - Ritz Carlton

Evening Keynote II, Ballroom Terrace

The Evening Crowdfunding Roundtable

Crowdfunding Hollywood: Strategies for Filmmakers, Studios, and Corporations

Darren Marble, Co-founder & CEO, FilmBreak

Richard Swart, PhD, Director of Research, UC Berkeley

Scott Page, Technologist, Entrepreneur, Musician, and Songwriter

Sunny Jenkins, VP Global PR, BCBGMAXAZRIA

Taylor McPartland, Co-founder & President, FilmBreak, Moderator

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Tuesday, October 21st
Breakfast Session Ballroom Terrace

Live Webcast from this Room

7:45 AM - 9:00 AM (Open to All Attendees)

The Future of TV: From Primetime to MultiPlatforms: Wall Street Analysts Meet Entertainment Executives

Cindy McKenzie, Managing Director, Entertainment, Media and Communications, US, PwC

David Watkins, Senior Director - Connected Home Devices, Digital Consumer Practice, Strategy Analytics

Larry Namer, President, Metan Development; Founder of E! Entertainment

Michael Pachter, Managing Director, Equity Research  Wedbush Securities

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

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

 



 

(Tuesday - Continued from Left Column)

 

Breakfast Event - (Open to All Attendees)

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Track I: Marina Vista Room - Live Webcast from this Room

USC Annenberg Innovation Lab and The Edison Project--Reimagining The Entertainment Business

Jonathan Taplin, Director, USC Annenberg Innovation Lab

Erin Reilly, Creative Director + Research Fellow – USC Annenberg Innovation Lab, Executive Director – Blackstone LaunchPad @USC

Henry Jenkins, Provost's Professor of Communication Journalism and Cinematic Arts, USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Geoffrey Long, Technical Director & Research Fellow,  USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

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9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

ThinkTank I, Poolside Tent I

Silicon Beach Strategies: Accelerate, Incubate, Crowdfunding, Start-ups & Angels

William Hsu, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, MuckerLab

Brian Mac Mahon, founder and community maker, Pay It Forward Labs

John Shiple, founder, FreelanceCTO.com

Roger Pavane, Managing Partner, Fractionality

Addison McCaleb, Founder and CEO, MediaHound

Victoria Silchenko, Ph.D., Chair of Global LAVA, Los Angeles Venture Association, Moderator
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10:45 AM - Noon
Track VI: Admiralty Room

Investment, Funding Strategies and Deal Flow - A Primer for Content and Technology Companies - Understanding Funding and Strategy

Sun Jen Yung, Managing Director, Headwaters MB

Alex Niehenke, Principal, Scale Venture Partners

Greg Akselrud, Partner, Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP

Michael Terpin, CEO, SocialRadius/Transform

Mark J. Landay, Managing Director, Dynamic Synergy

Aidan Foley, CEO,  Eclipse

Muizz Kheraj, Senior Vice President, Technology, Media and Telecom, FocalPoint

Joey Tamer, President, S.O.S. Inc., Moderator
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Track IV: Poolside Tent II

Investment, Funding Strategies and Deal Flow: Digital Media Venture, Investment and Funding: New Business Models in Entertainment, Media and Technology - From Funds to Crowdfunding

Mike Lee, General Partner, Rogers Venture Partners

Jay MacDonald, CEO and Co-Founder, Digital Capital Advisors

Richard Wolpert, Managing Director, Amplify.la

Erik Rannala, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, MuckerLab

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

Kelemen Papp, Executive Director, Mooreland Partners

Tim Hanlon, Founder and CEO, The Vertere Group, LLC, Moderator

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2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Track II: Salon II
The Hollywood and Media Challenge: Mergers, Consolidations and Convergence Trends
Will Keenan, President, Endemol Beyond

John Evershed, CEO, Mondo Media

Evan Weiss, Manager / Producer, The Collective

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

Moderator:  Darrell D. Miller, Chair, Entertainment Law Department and Managing Partner, Fox Rothschild

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3:50 PM - 5:00 PM
Track IV: Poolside Tent I

The Hollywood Producer - The Real Deal - Projects, Strategies - The Creative Community Looks at the Future

Damon Berger, CEO, Co-Founder, What's Trending

Melissa Schneider, Senior Vice President of Creative Development and Production, New Form Digital Studios

Scott Ehrlich, CEO Agility Studios

Rafi Mamalian, EVP, Collective Digital Studios

David Tochterman, President, Versatility Media, Moderator

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Digital Hollywood - Day Three
Wednesday, October 22nd

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM - Marina Vista Room
The Art of the Deal: Pointers, Advice and Hands-on Tools from Master Negotiators

Moderator: David Tenzer, Entertainment Lawyer and Talent Manager

Speakers:

David Straus, Co-Founder, Critical Mass Studios

Michael Tenzer, former VP Business Development, Comedy Central
 
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Track IV: Poolside Tent I

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

Vanessa Del Muro, Head of Global Talent, StyleHaul

Russell Schwartz, Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, Starz

David Shall, COO & General Counsel, Vuguru

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

Lucy Goldenhersh, Principal, IP Digital

Cleveland O'Neal, President/CEO, Connection III Entertainment Corp.

Darren Cross, VP, Business and Corporate Development, Maker Studios

Michael Sid, CEO, Mediamorph, Moderator
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2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Track III: Poolside Tent I

Venture Funding, Investment & Mergers - Leadership in the Entertainment & Technology Space: Broadband, Social, Mobile

Elgin Thompson, Managing Director, Digital Capital Advisors, LLC

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

Pilar Stella Ingargiola, co-founder & Managing Partner, Alchemy P4 Fund

Renata RA Akhunova, Partner, Formula VC, Venture Fund

Nasser Batley, Senior Director of Corporate Development and M&A, Groupon

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

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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

ThinkTank A: The Director's Room

Congrats, You've Got a New Media Hit-- Where's The Upside?  What is Your Film, Your YouTube, YourVideo Worth?

Christopher Kenneally, Director, Business Development, Copyright Clearance Center

Vince Muscarella, Vice President, Studio Digital Services, Rentrak

Chris Horton, Director of Artist Services, Sundance Institute

Meyer Shwarztein, Founder, Brainstorm Media

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3:50 PM - 5:00 PM
Track II: Poolside Tent I

Monetizing Entertainment Programming - Exploring Business Models: Branding, Advertising, Subscription, Syndication - Video Across Platforms

Greg Galloway, CEO, iflixtv, LLC

Tina (Ialongo) Hoover, VP Marketing & Interactive Experiences at Scientific Games

Jeff Roach, Chief Strategy Officer, Fuel Youth

Jonathan Tavss, President, Scarlet Strategic

Miguel Santos, General Manager, Myx TV

Messiah Jacobs, founder and President, Four Screens Production

Arlene Zeichner, Principal, Selavy Associates, Moderator

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Track III: Salon III,

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

John Gildred, Vice President of Product Management, Intertrust

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

Thomas Siegman, Executive Vice President, Innovation, Strategy & Client Relations, RSG Media

Julia Goodwin, Sr. Manager, Optimity Advisors

Thomas Siegman, Executive Vice President, Innovation, Strategy & Client Relations, RSG

Ken Rudman, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Civolution

Rajan Samtani, SVP Sales and Marketing, Peer Media Technologies, Moderator
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Special Evening Event
Wednesday, October 22nd - Ballroom Terrace
Reception and Special Event
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Live Webcast from this Room
to be announced
 
Thursday, October 23rd
ThinkTank Day - Intensive Sessions
Crowdfunding - Social Media - Video Innovation
 
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM - Marina Vista Room

The Crowdfunding State of the Union

 

10:00 AM -  Noon

Keynote Conversation

Stewart Copeland (The Police, Composer, Digital Filmmaker)

Lifefeed with Kevin Godley (formerly of 10cc and Godley & Creme) in Ireland, to introduce the collaborative music app “Whole World Band.”

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM - Marina Vista
Crowdfunding: More Money, More Problems?

Moderator: John Heinsen, Principal, Bunnygraph Entertainment; New Media Council, Producers Guild of America
 
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM - Marina Vista
The Great, Big Crowdfunding Action Plan Workshop for Actors, Directors, Producers, and Distributors
Seed&Spark presents the popular SF&NY workshop for the first time in LA.

Moderator: Max Silverman, Seed & Spark