VC - Private Equity - Incubators - Angels

Hollywood Deals & Packages - Crowdfunding

The Four Day Intensive

 

New 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 California Education Summit: Public Private Partnerships & Student Creativity Summit

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

V. Finance Hollywood - Investment - Funding - Packaging

VI. The Women's Summit & Festival - Content - Discussion - Recognition

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

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

IX. The High School Music Company Project

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Digital Hollywood Spring

May 3-6, 2016, New Larger Location

Skirball Center, 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90049

The Strategic Sessions - Let's Get Started!

Tuesday, May 3rd

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

Jason Sklar, Managing Director, Shamrock Capital Advisors

Seth Shapiro, Governor, Interactive Media, The Television Academy

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 Guerin B, in Herscher Hall

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

Adam Reed, President, Thinkfactory Media

Keith Kjarval, co-founder and producer, Unified Pictures, “Rudderless,” “A Single Shot,” “The Driftless Area,” “VINCENT N ROXXY”

Jane E. Durkee, COO, Tremendous! Entertainment

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

Kevin Iwashina, Founder & CEO, Preferred Content, (Producer, "Frank & Lola,” “Little Birds,” “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” )

Ilyssa Goodman, Producer/Director, Director, Distribution RGH Entertainment

Melisse Lewis, Entertainment Attorney, Moderator

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

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, Guerin B, in Herscher Hall

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

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

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

Samuel S. Guzik, Founder, GUZIK & ASSOCIATES

Marlon Schulman, Founder and CEO, Horror Equity Fund LLC

Josh Amster, Business Development Director, StartEngine Crowdfunding

Ash Kumra, 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

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

Richard Yen, Managing Director, Private Equity, Saban Capital Group

Sivan Iram, General Manager, River Studios

Eunice Shin, Managing Director, Manatt Digital Media. Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Fryd Ovcaric, General Manager and Head of Business Devleopment, 8i Studios

Scott Lenet, President, Touchdown Ventures

Jon Goldman, Venture Partner, Greycroft Partners

Joe Michaels, Former Senior Director, Business Development, Microsoft, Moderator

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

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM: Guerin B, in Herscher Hall

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

Scott Weintrob, Director, Top Gear (TV Series), Commercials for Audi, Ford

Brandon Schultz, President, Street Legends Ink

Basil Shadid, Executive Producer of Video, Rational Interaction

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

Saul Goldberg, Vice President, Head of Unscripted Television, Covert Media

John Attanasio, Co-Founder, Feldspar Ventures

Kimberly King-Burns, Partner, convergenz/solutions, 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

 

Wednesday, May 4th

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 - Chasing the New Normal in the Entertainment & Technology Industries

Stephen Beres, Vice President, Media & Production Operations West Coast, HBO

Cathy Hetzel, Executive Vice President, Operator Sales & Business Development, comScore

James Marsh, Senior Vice President & Head of Investor Relations, Lionsgate

Laura Martin, CFA, Entertainment & Internet Analyst, Needham & Company, LLC

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

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

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9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Track II: Herscher Hall, Room 202

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

Rob Freelen, Managing Director, Silicon Valley Bank, LA

Vincent Bradley, CEO & Co-Founder, FlashFunders

Tolga Onuk, CEO, Thunderbolt Creative Digital Technologies

Andres Diana, Managing Director, SeedInvest Los Angeles

Joe Guzel, Associate, CrossCut Ventures

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

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

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

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM, Guerin B, in Herscher Hall

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

Fernando Szew, CEO, MarVista

Clark Peterson, Producer, "Monster," "The Prophet"

Todd Steiner, VP Entertainment Group, Comerica

Karen Tenkoff, Producer, The Motorcycle Diaries, Exec. at Wildwood (Spy Game, An Unfinished Life) Studio Exec., Frozen

René Bourdages, CEO, Elevado Media, Inc. Moderator

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12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Track II: Haas Conference Center - Room 171

Investment, Financing & Packaging Projects: Unique Content - Unique Technology - Funding & Monetizing Properties Across Platforms

Seth M Willenson, President. Seth Willenson, Inc.

Todd Courtney, Chairman & CEO, Mammoth Ventures, Inc.

Peg Jackson, Managing Director, Mooreland Partners

Greg Akselrud, Partner, Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP

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

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Thursday, May 5th

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Immersion – AR – VR – Holography – Taking it to the Next Level

Session I: Guerin A, in Herscher Hall

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

Sunny Dhillon, Principal, Signia Venture Partners

Ethan Gilmore, Founder, VARcrypt

Sun Jen Yung, Managing Director, Headwaters MB

Kelemen Papp, Executive Director, Mooreland Partners

Rob Vickery, co-founder and CEO, Stage Venture Partners

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

Michelle Robson, CEO, Her Inc. and EmpowHer

Clara Berta, Founder, BertaArt Studio

Tish Ciravolo, President and Founder, Daisy Rock Girl Guitars

Erin Kapczynski, Vice President, Marketing, Purch

Debra Fine, CEO, I Have A Dream, Board of Directors Maple Center

Andra Leimandt, founder and drummer, The Mrs

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

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11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

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

Hollywood and Cybercrimes: from Privacy to Piracy, Theft and the Dark Net

Frank Nein, President, 9Sight2020.com, Moderator

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12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Track II: Herscher Hall, 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

Roman Silberfeld, partner, Robins Kaplan LLP

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

Robyn R. Polashuk, Managing Partner, Los Angeles Office, Covington & Burling LLP

Michael Sid, CEO, Mediamorph, Moderator

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Track III: Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 302

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

Joanna Cronin, Director of Product, StartEngine Crowdfunding

Paige Morrow Kimball, founder, Makazan Films

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

Additional speakers to be announced

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2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leif Reinstein, Film and TV Finance Partner, Reed Smith, Moderator

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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

Mike Pusateri, Founder/CEO, Bent Pixels

Steven Polster, CEO, RIGHTSTRADE

Ori Birnbaum, Co-Founder, Whipclip

Ben Lister, COO, Rightster

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

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

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

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

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Friday, May 6th

Drill Down Day at Digital Hollywood

Four Tracks to Choose From

Special Workshop

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM, Ahmanson Tent

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

Mike Weeks, International Performance Coach and Reality TV Personality
Ryan Foland, Tedx Speaker and Communications Coach
Dustin Dye, Business Coach

Jason Fishman, Digital Marketing Specialist

Dana Weiss, Expert on Turning Clients into Loyal Fans

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Special Crowdfunding - Full Day of Sessions

Noon - 1:00 PM, Ahmanson Tent

The Crowdfunding Update: A Roundtable of Experts

Jennifer Post, Partner, Raines Feldman LLP

Taylor McPartland, Advisor, CrowdfundX

Stephen Dypiangco, Vice President, Ovation Digital Arts

Francesco Ferrazzino, CEO, Proxy42 Inc.

Adam M. Goyer, Managing Partner, The Blak Box Group

Justin Giddings, CEO and founder, The Kickstarter Guy

Ryan Foland, Assistant Director, Blackstone Launchpad, Moderator

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

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

Gregory Parker, Co-Founder, Indie Crowd Funder, LLC.

Kinsey Cronin, Business Development Director, StartEngine Crowdfunding

Jillian Sidoti Esq. Crowdfunding Lawyers

Melinda Moore, CEO, Moore Media Ventures

Vincent Bradley, CEO, FlashFunders

Geoff Campbell, President, NewsBeat Social,

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

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