VC - Private Equity - Incubators - Angels

Hollywood Deals & Packages - Crowdfunding

The Four Day Intensive

 

Tracks and Themes in Development

I. Virtual and Augmented Reality - From Sense of Presence to Full Embodiment

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

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

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

V. Music 2020 - UCLA Center for Music Innovation

VI. Finance Hollywood - Investment - Funding - Packaging

VII. The Women's Summit - Content and Technology

VIII. Hollywood Advertising - Brands - Agencies - Networks - Platforms

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

X. The High School Music Company Project

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Digital Hollywood Fall, October 18-21, 2016

Skirball Center, 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles

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The Strategic Sessions - Let's Get Started!

Tuesday, October 18th

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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

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

Patrick Russo, Partner, Shamrock Capital Advisors

Larry Gerbrandt, Managing Director, Janas Group & principal, Media Valuation Partners, Moderator

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12 Noon – 1:00 PM Guerin A, in Herscher Hall

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

Jaime Burke, co-founder and President, Lifeboat Productions

Harrison Land, Vice President, Development, Jupiter Entertainment

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

Ryan P. Hall, Head of Development, Rooster Teeth

Mimi Steinbauer, President and CEO, Radiant Films International

Ilyssa Goodman, Producer/Director/Sales Agent, DunGood Entertainment

Mark Kapczynski, President, Storymill, Moderator

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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

CrowdFunding Update:  Exploring Innovation in the Crowdfunding Film-TV-Start-up Process

Jason Cooper, producer, documentary filmmaker and founder, King Toledo Entertainment

Josh Chapman, CFO, Filmfundr

Marlon Schulman, Founder and CEO, Horror Equity Fund LLC

Sam Blan, Founder and CEO, Blak Box Group

Dan Cunningham, President and Head of Physical Production, Busted Buggy Entertainment

Ash Kumra, Co-Founder, Youngry.com & White House Award Winner Moderator

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3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

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

VR-AR - Financing the Imagination: Funding and Business Development in Immersive Entertainment & Technology – From VCs and Kickstarter to Corporate Investments

Andrew Shulkind, Cinematographer and Co-Founder, Headcase

Jacob Carlson, Digital Media Strategist and Consulting Manager, Manatt Digital Media

‎Sim Blaustein, Partner, BDMI - Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments

Keyvan Peymani, Partner, Touchdown Ventures

Mike Hildebrandt, VP of Corporate Development and Strategic Partnerships, DAQRI

Joe Michaels, Chief Revenue Officer, AxonVR, Moderator

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

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

Allison Wallach, president, Jupiter Entertainment

Mike Richards, Executive Producer, The Price Is Right and Let’s Make A Deal

Lemuel Plummer, president and CEO, L. Plummer Media

Linda Ong, Chief Culture Officer, Civic Entertainment Group

Philip Shafrin, Senior Manager, Content Activation, Production & Brand Management, Vin Di Bona Productions

David Bloom, Columnist, Tubefilter, Moderator

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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, Two Dinners to Pick From - Additional Ticket Required

I. The Welcome Dinner - Guerin B, Herscher Hall

The Human and Entertainment Interface: An Object of Beauty - The Doorway to Everything

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

Ted Schilowitz, Futurist and VR explorer, 20th Century FOX

Scott Trowbridge, Portfolio Creative Executive / Studio Leader, Walt Disney Imagineering

Herve Bizira, Head of Engineering, HuffPost RYOT

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II. The Welcome Dinner - Ahmanson Hall

The Hollywood VR-AR State of the Union - Studios - Networks - Tech Companies - A Vision into the Future

Bill Fay, Producer/Executive Producer, “The Dark Knight,” “300,” “The Hangover,” “Clash of the Titans” "Independence Day," former President of Production Legendary Pictures

Chris Defaria, President Animation, Digital Production & Visual Effects, Warner Bros.

Paul Hook, Partner/Head, Motion Picture Production, ICM Partners

Jim Mainard, EVP, Digital Strategy & New Business Development, DreamWorks Animation

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

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Wednesday, October 19th

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

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

Michael Pachter, Managing Director, Equity Research WEDBUSH SECURITIES

Ted Malone, Vice President of Planning and Strategy, TV & Media, Ericsson

Darren Cross, Vice President Business & Corporate Development, Maker Studios

John Corser, VP Production, NBC Universal Cable Productions

Gene Munster, Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst, Piper Jaffray

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

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9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

Ash Kumra, Co-Founder, Youngry.com & White House Award Winner Moderator

Kumar Arora, CNBC Investor on LeBron James Show "Cleveland Hustles" & Serial Entrepreneur

Josef Holm, Serial Entrepreneur, Top 100 FinTech & Crowdfunding Influencer, Founder & CEO Krowdster, Co-Founder Crowd Invest Summit

Kevin Valsi, Head of Business Development, Republic.co

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10:45 AM - Noon

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

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

David Lyle, President, Pact US (former CEO, National Geographic Channel)

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

Meyer Shwarzstein, President, Brainstorm Media

Ray Ricord, Senior Vice President, Critical Content

Barry Gordon, CEO, XLrator Media

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

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12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

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

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

Fan Wang, Director, Producer and scholar with Sarft

JANET YANG, Managing Director, Tang Media Partners

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

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

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Session II: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast from this Room

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

Chris Edwards, CEO, The Third Floor and Chief Production Officer, The Virtual Reality Company (VRC)

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

Michael Jenson, Strategy and Operations Consulting, Deloitte, Adjunct Professor USC Cinema

Christopher White, Vice President Business Development, Osterhout Group

Gene Munster, Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst, Piper Jaffray

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

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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

 

Sponsored by: Mobile Excellence Awards and the Interactive Television Alliance

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

Pitch, Pass or Play: Interactive Start–Up Showcase Competition

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

Chris Denson, Director, Ignition Factory, OmnicomMediaGroup USA

Jonathan Lowe, VP Marketing, AEG Sports

Lance Robbins, Senior VP  and Producer, AnEFX

John P. Roberts, Chief Digital Officer, Bunim-Murray Productions

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

Adam Wilensky, Director of Business Development, Fox Digital Entertainment

 

Evening Event - Open to All Attendees

6:15 PM – 8:00 PM, Ahmanson Hall

Co-Sponsored by the TV Academy, Interactive Peer Group

Keynote Roundtable and Reception

Seth Shapiro, Governor, Interactive Media, The Television Academy, Evening Host

A Celebration of the "Best of" in Virtual - Augmented - Immersive Realities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, October 20th

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

Session I: The Guerin A, Live Webcast

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

Ankur Prakash, Vice President, Liberty Global Ventures

Mark Linao, Associate, Technicolor Ventures

Mary Ermitanio, Manager, Manatt Digital Media

Rob Vickery, Co-Founder, Stage Venture Partners

Larry Braitman, Partner, Virtual Reality Investments, LLC

Kelemen Papp, Executive Director, Mooreland Partners

Tom K. Ara, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

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

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10:45 AM - Noon

Track II: Haas Conference Center - Room 171

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

Tish Ciravolo, President and Founder, Daisy Rock Girl Guitars

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

DMA/Donna Michelle Anderson, President, @PlanetDMA

Julie Spira, CEO, Cyber-Dating Expert and Social Media and More

Ana Flores, Founder + CEO, Latina Bloggers Connect

Erin Kapczynski, SVP Marketing, Kontrol Media

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

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12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

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

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

Karen M. Robson, Partner, Pryor Cashman

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

Simon N. Pulman, Associate, Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP

Christopher Rudy, Head of Partnerships, Cut

Michael Sid, CEO, Mediamorph, Moderator

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Track III: Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 305, Women's Creativity

Funding Women's Projects: Film/TV Packaging to Tech Start-ups - VC - Private Equity and Crowdfunding

Nancy Duitch, CEO and Founder, Visionworx Branding

Joanna Cronin, Director of Product, StartEngine Crowdfunding

Magdalena Segieda, co-director, FrackNation and co-producer, Gosnell: America's Biggest Serial Killer

Renata RA Akhunova, Partner, Formula VC, Venture Fund, Moderator

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2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

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

Investment, Financing & Packaging Projects: Unique Content - Unique Technology

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

Greg Akselrud, Partner, Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP

Monica Dodi, Managing Director, Women's Venture Capital Fund

Josh Stein, Special Counsel, MG+

Michael Terpin, CEO, Transform Group

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

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2:15 PM - 3:30 PM - Haas Conference Center - Room 171

Women in Media - Personal Branding and Niche Marketing

Laura Nickerson, Media Host/Producer and On-Camera

De Ivett, President, CEO, 5D Spectrum

Randy Lane, President, The Randy Lane Company

Stephanie Weier, founder and CEO, BrandwoodGlobal.com

Anna Ibbotson, President, Deep Focus LA

Speakers to be announced

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3:50 PM - 5:00 PM

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

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

James Creech, CEO, Paladin Software

Steven Polster, CEO, RIGHTSTRADE

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

Pablo Argon, Senior Director of Technical Strategy, Ericsson TV Platforms

Bill Woods, SVP, MediaMorph

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

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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Session II: Haas Conference Center - Room 172-173

Business Reality for Virtual Creatives: VR Law, Agents, Contracts, and Unions

David Marlett, Founder / CEO, CINEMERSIA, Moderator

Additional speakers to be announced

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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 - 8:00 PM Open to all attendees

Special Evening Event, to be announced

 

Friday, October 21st

Drill Down Day at Digital Hollywood

Special Workshop

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM, Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast

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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Virtual Reality Production Roundtable

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM, Haas Conf. Center, Room 173

VIRTUAL CINEMA: Writing, Directing and Acting for Live Action VR

David Marlett, CEO & Founder, CINEMERSIA

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Special Crowdfunding - Full Day of Sessions

Noon - 1:00 PM, Ahmanson Hall

The Crowdfunding Update: A Roundtable of Experts

Jennifer Post, Partner, Raines Feldman LLP

Justin Giddings, CEO and founder, The Kickstarter Guy

Adam M. Goyer, Chief Strategy Officer. The Blak Box Group

Ryan Foland, Managing Partner, InfluenceTree, Moderator

Speakers to be announced

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1:15 PM - 2:15 PM, Ahmanson Hall

Crowdfunding Breakthrough: Access to Capital Meritocracy through Reg A+ -- How is Raising Money from Consumers, Including Non-Accredited Investors Changing the Funding Marketplace

Ron Miller, co-founder and CEO, StartEngine

Gene Massey, Chairman/CEO, MediaShares.com & CinemaShares.com

Jillian Sidoti Esq. Crowdfunding Lawyers

Joshua Sessler, Partner, Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP

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

Speakers to be announced

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