VC - Private Equity - Incubators - Angels

Hollywood Deals & Packages - Crowdfunding

The Four Day Intensive

 

Digital Hollywood Spring

Monday, April 27th - Thursday, April 30th

Monday, April 27th

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Track I: Ballroom Terrace – Live Webcast from this Room

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

Seth Shapiro, Governor, Interactive Media, The Television Academy

Daniel Wagner, Co-founder, FORTITUDE FILMS INTERNATIONAL

Seth M Willenson, President. Seth Willenson, Inc.

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

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

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Artists in Hollywood - Actors - Writers - Performers - Directors - Producers

12 Noon – 1:00 PM Marina Vista Room – Live Webcast from this Room

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

Steven Hein, Vice President, Fox Digital Entertainment, Fox Digital Studios

Adam Reed, EVP, Thinkfactory Media

Jesse Sisgold, COO, Skydance Productions

Harrison Kordestani, President, Main Street Films

Harold Brook, founder, The Point Media, Entertainment Law

‎Darrell Miller, Partner/Chair, Entertainment Department, Fox Rothschild LLP

Melisse Lewis, Entertainment Attorney, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Track I: Ballroom Terrace – Live Webcast from this Room

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

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

Rozanna Tesler Fried, Vice President (VP) of Business and Legal Affairs, Fullscreen

Chris Riley, General Counsel, Machinima

Alan Friel, partner,  Baker Hostetler

Thom Zadra, Executive Vice President, Relativity Digital Studios

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

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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, Marina Vista Room - Webcasting Live from this Room

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

Mark Ordesky, Executive Producer, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Jane Fleming, Producer/Executive Producer, The Quest (TV), The Frozen Ground

Adam Reed, EVP, Thinkfactory Media

Hayley Dickson, Vice President, Television Acquisitions & Development - Global Content at FremantleMedia International

Uri Fleming, Partner, Kleinberg Lange Cuddy & Carlo

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

Gary Goldberger, Law Offices, Gary G. Goldberger, Moderator

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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Track II - Poolside Tent I

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

John Holdridge, VP of Channel+, Fullscreen, Inc

Patrick Cole, Director of Marketing, AwesomenessTV]

Evan Weiss, SVP of Strategic Alliances, Collective Digital Studio

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

Alan H. Resnikoff, Principal, Shamrock Capital Advisors

Kathleen Hahn, Director, Creator and Business Development, Victorious, Inc.

Sam Gilchrist, CEO, PluraVida

Mark J. Kapczynski, Chief Operating Officer, Kontrol Media, Moderator

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Track III - Tent II

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

Jonathan Tavss, Head of Content Creation, OwnZones

Michael Knott, Founder / Managing Partner, Gazer Media

Rovi, speaker to be announced

David Reitman, Managing Director, David Reitman Consulting, Inc.

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

Jeff Skaggs, RVP, West Coast Sales, Fullscreen

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

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3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Track III - Poolside Tent II

Programming the New ‘OVN’s' (Online Video Networks: the Next Generation of Niche Video Content

Byron Austin Ashley, Senior Talent Manager, Big Frame

Jennifer McDonnell, VP, Partnerships, Kin Community

Adam Goldstein, Director of Business Development, ZEFR

Eunice Shin, Director, Manatt Digital Media

Richard Cusick. General Manager, Video, Gracenote

Sun Jen Yung, Managing Director, Headwaters MB, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM - The Workshop

Track IV: The Admiralty Room

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

Ron Miller, CEO, StartEngine Crowdfunding, Inc.

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

Samuel S. Guzik, Founder, GUZIK & ASSOCIATES

Rafe Furst, co-founder & Chief Investment Officer, Crowdfunder

Marlon Schulman, Founder and CEO, Horror Equity Fund LLC

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

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Artists in Hollywood - Actors - Writers - Performers - Directors - Producers

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Track IV: Marina Vista Room – Live Webcast from this Room

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

Troy Byer, director/writer/executive producer, "I Really Hate My Ex," writer, “B*A*P*S*

Mike Rotman,  New Media Producer, TV Writer, “South Park,” “The Simple Life,” Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher”

Courtney B. Vance, Actor, “State of Affairs,” “Masters of Sex,” “Revenge,” “Law & Order”

Gary Benz, founder, GRB Entertainment (Princes of Malibu, Alter-Eco with Adrian Grenier, A&E’s Intervention)

Brandon Schultz, President, Street Legends Ink

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

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

End-of-Day Poolside Reception - Ritz Carlton

 

6:15 PM – 9:00 PM, Marina Vista Room, Webcast from this Room

The Digital Hollywood Welcome Dinner

In Honor of:

The High School Music Company: The Industry – Compton High School Outreach Partnership to Make Dreams Happen!

 

Tuesday, April 28th

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

Michael Pachter, Managing Director, Equity Research  Wedbush Securities

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

David Harrington, Managing Partner, EFA Partners

Todd Supplee, Senior Director, Entertainment and Media, PriceWaterhouseCoopers

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

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

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9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

ThinkTank I, Poolside Tent I

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

Brian Mac Mahon, Chief Community Officer, Pay it Forward Labs & Expert DOJO

Andrew Heckler, founder and CEO, Hone

John Shiple, founder, FreelanceCTO.com

Addison McCaleb, Founder and CEO, MediaHound

Andrés Diana, Managing Director, SeedInvest Los Angeles

Victoria Silchenko, Ph.D., Chair of Global LAVA, Los Angeles Venture Association, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

10:45 AM - Noon

Track VI: Admiralty Room

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

René Bourdages, CEO, Elevado Media, Inc. Moderator

Sandy Smolan, Film & Television Director

Jane Goldenring, President, Goldenring Productions

Chuck Bush Jr, CEO, Great Road Capital

Randy Greenberg, CEO, The Greenberg Group

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

10:45 AM – Noon, Live Webcast from this Room

The MusicNext Forum Track: Marina Vista Room

Moneyball, Music & Commerce – Digging into the Stats: What Facebook, Mobile Technology, YouTube, Spotify, Pandora, Social Media, Charting, Ticketing and other Stats Mean

Marc Ruxin, CMO. Rdio

Jason Feinberg, Head of Artist Marketing, Pandora

Ethan Kaplan, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Music, Gracenote

Michael Drexler, Executive Director, Business Development, Digital Licensing & Strategic Development, Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)

Cheryl Lucanegro, Vice President of Advertising Strategy and Sales, SoundHound

Rell LaFargue, COO, Reservoir, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

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

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

Jay C. MacDonald, CEO-Managing Partner, Digital Capital Advisors

Jonathan Skogmo, Founder and CEO, Jukin Media

Greg Akselrud, Partner, Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP

Muizz Kheraj, Director, FocalPoint Partners, LLC

Sun Jen Yung, Managing Director, Headwaters MB

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

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The Workshops

Track V: The Admiralty Room – The MusicNext Form

The New World of Music Licensing in the Digital Age:  What you need to know about licensing music in the digital space as well as traditional film and TV

Todd Brabec, Executive Vice President and Worldwide Director of Membership, ASCAP

Jeff Brabec, Vice President of Business Affairs, BMG Chrysalis

Steve Winogradsky, Co-Founder/Partner, WINOGRADSKY/SOBEL

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

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3:50 PM - 5:00 PM, Live Webcast from this Room

Art of the Sports Deal - Packaging, Funding and Distributing Programming: Jonathan Loew, ‎ Vice President of Marketing, AEG Sports

David Lehanski, SVP of Integrated Sales, NHL

David Katz Founder CEO ThePostGame, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The Workshops

3:50 - 5:00 PM – Admiralty Room, MusicNext Forum

Investing and Funding in Music & Music Technology – Looking at Venture Capital, Private Equity and Crowdfunding

Fred Goldring, Co-Founder and Chairman, Aficionado Media

T. Hale Boggs, Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips

Harry DeMott, General Partner, Raptor Ventures

Reza Rassool, CTO, Kwaai Oak

Dick Wingate. Principal/DEV Advisors, President/BHi Music Group, Moderator

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5:00 PM - 6:15 PM, Open to All Attendees

End-of Day Poolside Reception - Ritz Carlton

 

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Marina Vista Room, Live Webcast from this Room

The Virtual Reality Evening Summit

Three 40 Minute Sessions:

I. The Rise of Virtual Reality: The Industry Visionaries and Innovators

II. Virtual Reality: Technologies, Platforms and Projects

III. Hollywood & Virtual Reality: Opportunities at the Intersection of Content and Technology

 

Wednesday, April 29th

Noon - 12:45 PM

ThinkTank A: The Directors Room

Maximizing New Media Distribution Revenues: Windows, Exclusivity and Global Platforms

Christopher Kenneally, Director, Business Development, Copyright Clearance Center

Additional speakers to be announced

 

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Track IV: Poolside Tent I

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

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

David Shall, COO & General Counsel, Tornante Television

David Tenzer, Entertainment Attorney, formerly Generate, CAA

Corey Davis, Vice President of Marketing, ClickBank

Bruce Perlmutter, Multi-Platform Development Exec, former SVP programming Revolt Media

Michael Sid, CEO, Mediamorph, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM, Live Webcast from this Room

The MusicNext Forum Track: Marina Vista Room

The JayZing of the Entertainment Industry: Deal-Making and Management in the Next Generation of the Entertainment Industry

Leslie Zigel, Principal, Founder, Ziglaw

Ryan Ford, Executive Vice President  and Chief Creative Officer, Cashmere Agency

Darin Wolf, EVP of National Alliances, Live Nation

Seth Schachner, Managing Director of Strat Americas, Moderator

Additional speakers to be announced

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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

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

Juston Brommel, Founder, Advisor, CEO, CMTO, Free(dom) Agent

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

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The MusicNext Forum Track IV:  Salon I

Music in Internet and Streaming, TV, Films and Games: Rights & Licensing on All Platforms - Including Rates for Songwriters, Publishers & Record Companies

Jared Gutstadt, co-founder, Jingle Punks (creating scores for Pawn Stars, The Voice, The Taste)

Scott Cresto, Executive Vice President of Synchronization and Marketing, Reservoir

Daniel Indart, Composer, Jane The Virgin(ABC), Forever (ABC) and The Blacklist (NBC)

Bill Brown, Award Winning Composer

Brooke Wentz, founder, The Rights Workshop

Simone Benyacar, Head of the Music Department, Ant Farm

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

3:50 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Tom Carroux, Director of Business Development, Cryptography Research, Inc.

Brian Felsen, President, AdRev

Sam Gilchrist, CEO, PluraVida

Barry Snyder, founder/CEO, MediaMine

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

George Hood VP North America Sales and Business Development, Arxan Technologies

Rajan Samtani, SVP Sales and Marketing, Peer Media Technologies, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Poolside Recepiton at the Ritz

 

Thursday - Day Four - April 30th
Drill Down Day at Digital Hollywood

Special Workshop

10:00 AM - 12:45 PM

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

Moderated by Brian Mac Mahon, CEO, Expert DOJO

Daniel Miller, Marketing & Partnership Director, Benchmark Email

Arturo Perez. CEO & Founder, Kluge Design

Dustin Luther, ‎Director of Engagement, Dun & Bradstreet Credibility

Erik Huberman, CEO and Founder, Hawke Media

Evan Ferrante, Partner at Reckless Productions

and Finally the Dream Team in the Fund World

Ryan Foland and David Ochi from Blackstone Launchpad

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Special Afternoon Events

The Crowdfunding Workshops

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Crowdfunding Tips, Tricks and Trends

Darren Marble, CEO, FilmBreak

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1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Crowdfunding Marketing Strategies for Success: Expert industry panel and Audience Pitches to Industry Experts

Gregory Parker, Ph.D., Co-founder & CEO, IndieCrowdFunder.com

Ivan Van Norman, CEO, Create Crowd Sorcery

Melinda Moore, CMO, Crowdfunder

Jill Calcaterra, CMO, Cinedigm

Moderated by Amanda Coolong, Founder, Context & Narrative

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

ThinkTank I: Admiralty Room

Growing Revenue & Users: Marketing+Tech Trends across Social (FB,YT, TW, IG), Mobile, MCNs and Influencers

Juston Brommel, Founder, Advisor, CEO, CMTO, Free(dom) Agent, Moderator

 

New Tracks at Digital Hollywood Spring:

Virtual & Augmented Reality Summit - Click Here

Sports NEXT at Digital Hollywood: TV - Analytics, Games - Wearables - Fitness

The Women's Summit - Click Here

Financing & Investment - Click Here

The Health Summit - Media & Technology that Save Lives - Click Here

Music Special Event - The High School Music Company

MusicNEXT - IdeaFest - Los Angeles

A Celebration of Women - An Evening of Great Ideas & Entertainment

Internet TV - The Distruption - Tablets - TV - Smartphones - PC

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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