VC - Private Equity - Incubators - Angels

Hollywood Deals & Packages - Crowdfunding

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Tracks and Themes in Development

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

II. Hollywood & Space: Honoring the Greatest in Creativity

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

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

V. The Comedy Festival at Digital Hollywood, Presented by David Zucker and Circa Laughs

VI. The DigiFest - Sponsored by Women in Film, NALIP, HollyShorts

VII.  Finance Hollywood - Investment - Funding - Packaging

VIII. The Women's Summit & Workshops - Content - Discussion - Recognition

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

X. Hollywood Advertising: Brands - Agencies - Networks - Platforms

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

XII. The High School Music Company Project

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Digital Hollywood Spring, May 23-25 2017

Skirball Center, 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles

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The Strategic Sessions - Let's Get Started!

Tuesday, May 23rd

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

Valuing and Financing Entertainment Content: Film/TV, Internet and Virtual Reality - From VC, Private Equity to Corporate Investment

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

Gregory Milken, co-founder, March Capital Partners

Larry Gerbrandt, principal, Media Valuation Partners, Moderator

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12 Noon – 1:00 PM

Session II: Guerin A, in Herscher Hall

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

Justin Hochberg, CEO, Just Entertainment

Vinay Singh, Partner, Archer Gray (producers of indie movies - 20th Century Comen, Mr. Holmes etc.

Andrew Sugerman, Producer, “Conviction,” “Any Day,” “The Divide,” “Prozac Nation,” and Exec. Produced, “Shopgirl.”

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

Hannah Pillemer, SVP, of Development & Production, MarVista

Marshall Lewy, Partner, Adaptive Studios

Melisse Lewis, Entertainment Attorney, Moderator

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1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Guerin A, in Herscher Hall

The Hollywood Masterclass: TV, Film and Video - Packaging - Producing - Bundling - Distributing in a Cross-Platform World

Steven Haft, Producer Dead Poets Society/MADtv, SVP Innovation, Time Inc.

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

Adam Leipzig, CEO, Entertainment Media Partners, (Supervising Executive, Penguins, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Dead Poets Society)

Catherine Clinch, TV Writer, TV veteran, Hunter, Jake & The Fat Man, Knight Rider, Love Boat, Hart to Hart, Moderator

Speakers to be announced

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3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

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

The TV/Film/Video - Platforms and Partnerships - Developing Hollywood Content as Brand and Distribution Package

Phil Lott, Co-Founder and President, AMPLE (Showrunner, The Pitch; Director, Undercover Boss)

Brant Pinvidic, television producer and the founder and CEO, INvelop Entertainment

Elissa Friedman, Vice President, Production and Development, Covert Media

Philip Shafran, Director of Content Activation, Brand and Rights Management, Vin Di Bona Productions

Doug Dezzani, Creative Director for Integrated Marketing, Ignition Creative

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

 

6:15 PM – 8:30 PM. Ahmanson Hall, Additional Ticket Required

The Welcome Dinner

Hollywood and Space: Honoring the Greatest in Creativity – The Artists – The Science and the Right Stuff

Jeffrey Kluger, Editor at Large, Time magazine and Time.com, Author, Apollo 13 and Apollo 8

Lynda Obst, Producer, Interstellar, Contact, Sleepless in Seattle, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Partner & Stakeholder, The Rogue Initiative

Ian Hunter, Academy Award Winner, Special Effects, “Interstellar”, - Co-Founder / Creative Director, New Deal Studios

Brian Muirhead, Project Manager, Asteroid Redirect Robotic Mission (ARRM), NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Chris deFaria, CEO, DreamWorks Animation (Executive Producer, Gravity)

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

Speakers to be announced

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Wednesday, May 24th

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

Ben Bloom, Service Line Director, Technologies Media + Gaming, Akamai

John Corser, VP Production at NBCUniversal Cable Productions

Gene Munster, Managing Partner, Loup Ventures, previously managing director and senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray

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

Lindsay A. Gardner, Chief Content Officer, Layer3TV

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

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9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

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

Crowdfunding, Start-ups & Angels: The Financing the Entertainment and Technology Industries

Mark Landay, Managing Director, Dynamic Synergy Corporation

Kumar Arora, Serial Entrepreneur & Professional Daydreamer. Investor on CNBC's "Cleveland Hustles"

Amy Wan, Esq., Founder & CEO Bootstrap Legal

Adam Marsh, Entertainment/Media/Sports, Huntington Technology Finance

Daniel J Cunningham, President, Busted Buggy Entertainment

Gene Massey, Chairman/CEO, MediaShares.com, Moderator

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10:45 AM - Noon

Track III: Herscher Hall, Room 202

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

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

Ray Ricord, Senior Vice President, Critical Content

John Kim, President, Deep C Digital

Brian Herskowitz, CCO, Horror Equity Fund

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

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12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Track II: Haas Conference Center, Room 171

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

Matthew Knowles, Actor, Model, Singer, and bilingual Television Show Host

Fan Wang, Director, Producer and scholar with Sarft

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

David U. Lee, Founder and CEO, Leeding Media

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

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2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Track I: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast from this Room

The Future of Brand Partnerships: Message, Technology, Media, Entertainment & Advertising

Simon Kelly, Co-CEO and Chief Enthusiasm Officer, Story Worldwide

Beau Avril, Global Head of Product Commercialization, Google

Rich Sutton, Chief Revenue Officer, North America, Trusted Media Brands

Jason Jercinovic, Global Head of Marketing Innovation, Havas

Steven Haft, Producer Dead Poets Society/MADtv, SVP Innovation, Time Inc.

Adrian Sexton, CEO, TiTAN Platform, Moderator

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

Working in the Industry: An In-Depth Discussion with Executives and Creatives from TV, Film and Technology

Shannon Flynn, Television Director, Nickelodeon, The Disney Channel

Gretchen McCourt, Executive Vice President of Cinema Programming, Pacific Theatres Entertainment Corporation

Heather Marion, Writer, "Better Call Saul"

Gregg Katano, VR Ambassador, MaiTaiGlobal & Partner/Chief Business Strategist, Unofficial Cardboard, Inc

Evette Vargas, Writer, Director, Producer, Multiplatform and Virtual Reality Creator

Darlene Hunt, Actor/Writer Producer (“Good Girls Revolt,” “The Big C,” “I Heart Huckabees”)

Simone Nelson, Managing Director, The CSU Entertainment Alliance, Moderator

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Wednesday, May 24 (Continued from Left Column)

3:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Sponsored by Alliance for Women in Media SoCal

The Women's Summit - By Women - For Women - About Women

Track III: Haas Conference Center, Room 172-173, Live Webcast

Women in the Industry: Developing Film, Television & OTT About Women - A Golden Age in Hollywood and Indie Production

Sophia Dilley, Vice President of Production and Development, Route One (Tallulah, Colossal, Landline)

Laverne McKinnon, Head of Television, Charlize Theron's Denver & Delilah Films (“Hatfields & McCoys” "DARK PLACES")

Jaime Burke, co-founder and President, Lifeboat Productions

Rachel Feldman, Writer/Director, LEDBETTER, Lizzie McGuire, Dr. Quinn, Med Woman, Doogie Howser, MD

Alicia Malone, Film Reporter, TV Host, Producer, Writer, Editor

Denise Muyco, co-founder and CEO, StratusCore, Moderator

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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Haas Conference Center, Room 171

Entertainment and Cannabis: Who, What, Where, Why and How Much?

David Kostiner, Managing Partner, Counsel LLP

Gaynell Rogers, Cannabis Media/PR

Jim Lewi, ‎Manager, Red Light Management

Joshua Otten, Founder PRØHBTD Media

Michel Shane, founder, The Handpicked Company, LLC (Producer, Catch Me if you Can)

Susan Soares, Executive Director, C.A.R.E.

Caroline Rustigian Bruderer, founder, K-Line & Company, 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

 

The Evening Celebration - Open to All Attendees

6:15 PM – 8:00 PM, Ahmanson Hall

Co-Sponsored by the TV Academy, Interactive Peer Group

Keynote Event and Evening Host

Seth Shapiro, Governor, Interactive Media, The Television Academy

A Celebration of the Best in VR/AR - Immersive Experiences of Mind, Time and Space

Eric Darnell, Chief Creative Officer, Baobab Studios

Maureen Fan, Chief Executive Officer, Baobab Studios
Ted Schillowitz, Futurist, 20th Century Fox and Chief Creative Officer Barco Escape

Eric W. Shamlin, Managing Director / Executive Producer, Secret Location

Anthony Batt, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, WEVR

Peter Martin, founder & CEO, V.A.L.I.S Studios

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Thursday, May 25th

Special Workshop

9:00 AM - 11:20 AM, Ahmanson Hall

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

Session I: Haas Conf. Ctr. - Rm. 172 & 173

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

Rob Vickery, Co-Founder, Stage Venture Partners

Ryan Wang, Co-founder and General Partner, Outpost Capital

Alexis Macklin, Analyst, Greenlight VR

Sonata Taman, CEO & Principal Advisor, Luminaire Advisors

Francis Yip, Advisory Board Chairperson and Vice President/CBDO, VaranIDEA LLC.

Allison Huynh, Founder and CEO, MyDream Interactive

Mai-Wah Cheung, Group CIO and CTO of Digital Business, Next Digital Limited

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

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

DMA/Donna Michelle Anderson, President, @PlanetDMA

Gladys Kong, CEO, UberMedia

Erin Kapczynski, SVP Marketing, Kontrol Media

Ronjini Joshua, Owner, The Silver Telegram

Natasha Mandich, founder, Citadella Media

Debra Chen, founder, Vanity + Trade

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

Jamice Oxley, Associate, Pryor Cashman LLP

Bethany Kristovich, Partner, Munger Tolles & Olson LLP

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

Michael Sid, CEO, Mediamorph, Moderator

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

Crowdfunding Breakthrough: Access to Capital Meritocracy through Reg A+ to Crowdfunding Campaigns for Film - TV - Technology

Jillian Sidoti Esq. Crowdfunding Lawyers

Phil Ashcroft, founder and chief creative, RTSTRY, Board Member at BAFTA Los Angeles

Marlon Schulman, Founder and CEO, Horror Equity Fund LLC

Deoné Sulgatti, CEO, Tengia

Amy Wan, Esq., Founder & CEO Bootstrap Legal

Ryan Foland, Managing Partner, InfluenceTree

Richard Grover, CEO and President: VaranIDEA

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

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2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

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

Financing, Packaging & Investment: From Entertainment & Indie Project to Technology & Startups

Steven Masur, Senior Partner, MG+

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

Greg Akselrud, Partner, Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP

Nick Davidov, Co-Founder, Gagarin Capital

Jason Scoggins, President & COO of Slated, Inc.

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

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3:50 PM - 5:00 PM

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

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

Steven Polster, CEO, RIGHTSTRADE

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

Bill Woods, SVP, MediaMorph

Robin Wilson, VP of Business Development, NAGRA

Christina Smith, SVP of Content Acquisitions, Jukin Media

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

 

The Comedy Festival at Digital Hollywood

6:15 PM - 8:00 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin B

The Evening Keynote Event

The Best in Comedy – Performance – Screenings - Awards