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Opening Day Agenda

Monday, October 19th, 2015

Special Events at Digital Hollywood

 

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

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

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

Ron Miller, CEO, StartEngine

David Albert Pierce, Esq., Managing Member, Pierce Law Group LLP

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

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

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

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

Mara Winokur, Senior Vice President, Starz Digital

TJ Lubinsky, Executive Producer/Director, Public Broadcasting

Maria Weaver, SVP and head of sales of Interactive One (iOne), Radio One/TV One

David Hutchinson, Executive Vice President, PPI Releasing, Inc., Moderator

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Track II - Poolside Tent I

Social Content, Campaigns & Advertising - Driving Brand Awareness, Boosting Campaign ROI and Direct Response Initiatives

Andrew Solmssen, Managing Director, POSSIBLE, Los Angeles

Kirstin Benson, Editorial Director, WhoSay

Al Cadena, Senior Account Director, Beeby Clark+Meyler

Marc Karzen, CEO, RelishMIX

John Dohrmann, Director of Social Media / Digital Content, Team One

Kate Wolff, Account Director, Omelet

Tania Yuki, Founder and CEO, Shareablee, Moderator

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Track III - Poolside Tent II

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

JC Cangilla, SVP, Business Development, New Form Digital

Kris Nagel, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Field Operations, Vindicia

Alec Shankman, Head of Digital and Alternative Programming Group, Abrams Artists Agency

Jennifer McDonnell, VP, Partnerships, Kin Community

Adam Goldstein, VP, Business Development, ZEFR

Tom Sauer, VP Video Development, AT&T

Sun Jen Yung, Managing Director, Headwaters MB, Moderator

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3:45 PM - 5:00 PM - The Workshop

Track IV: The Plaza Room

Financing Virtual and Augmented Reality: CONTENT BUSINESS MODELING - An Overview of Current Monetization Models

Jordan Yospe, Of Counsel, Eisner Jaffe

Miles Feldman, Co-Managing Partner, Raines Feldman LLP

Eunice Shin, Director, Manatt Digital Media

Sunny Midha, Greycroft Partners & Amplify.LA

René Bourdages, CEO, Elevado Media, Inc. 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

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

Keith Rivers, Director, Workhouse Creative

Mark Pellington, Director/Producer, U23D, I Melt with You, Mothman Prophecies, Arlington Road

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

Michael Corrente, director and producer, Door in the Floor,  Outside Providence, Brooklyn Rules, Federal Hill and Some Velvet Morning

John Baldecchi, CEO, Digital Riot Media - producer and executive, The Mexican (2001), Conan the Barbarian (2011)

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 – 8:30 PM

Monday, October 19th - Salon II, Limited Seating

The Welcome Dinner - Hollywood & Immersive Entertainment

From Film, IMAX and 3D to Virtual Reality - From Theaters to Mobile Platforms

Dinner Speakers and Honorees:

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

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

Spencer Stephens, Chief Technology Officer, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Robert Neuman, Studio Department Leader, Stereo, Walt Disney Animation

Ethan Stearns, Studio VR Leader, Legendary Entertainment

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

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New Tracks and Themes in Development

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

II. Immersive Entertainment – From Movie Theaters to Interactive Surfaces

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

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

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

VI. Finance Hollywood - Investment - Funding - Packaging

VII. Hollywood Advertising - Brands - Agencies - Networks

VIII. Big Hollywood - Networks - Studios  - Technologies

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

X. Portada's Multicultural Influencer's Forum

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Digital Hollywood Fall

Monday, October 19th - Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Ritz Carlton in Marina del Rey, California

The Strategic Sessions - Let's Get Started!

Monday, October 19th

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Track I: Ballroom Terrace – Live Webcast from this Room

The Power of YouTube: Unlocking the Power of Programming, Premium Content and Advertising

Rebecca Donohue, Director of Digital Content & Social Media, Vin Di Bona Productions

Jeff Skaggs, SVP of Sales, Fullscreen

Tony Chen, CEO, Channel Factory

Chris Younger, Principal, Director of Strategy, Ayzenberg

Brad Gelfond, Principal, Strike Up The Brand

Bernard Gershon, President, GershonMedia, Moderator

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Track II: Poolside Tent I

Indie TV – OTT and Streaming - The Gateway to the New Hollywood of Content to Phones, Tablets, TV and PC

Todd Jackson, Senior Vice President, Screen Media Ventures

Albhy Galuten, VP of Media Technology Strategy, Sony Network Entertainment

Michael Alexander, Strategy & Growth Initiatives, IBM Global Telecommunications Industry

Brandon Eatros, CEO/Co-Founder, Yidio

Rob Gill, VP of Media, Entertainment and Publishing, Acquia

Jonas Jonsson, Founder and CEO, Ripple Networks

Bruce Eisen, founder and president, Digital Advisors, Moderator

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Track III: The Plaza Room

Making TED Talks: Applying the Principles of Content and Connection

Marla Mitchnick, Co-founding member of the TED video team

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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

Mark A. Boidman, Managing Director, PETER J SOLOMON COMPANY

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

Michael A. LaSalle, Partner, Shamrock Capital Advisors

Schuyler M. Moore, Partner, Stroock

Seth Shapiro, Governor, Interactive Media, The Television Academy

Seth M Willenson, President. Seth Willenson, Inc.

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

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Track II: Poolside Tent I

Broadcasting without Borders: Players in the New Guard of Broadcasting, Branding and Content Networks

Oren J. Katzeff, Head of Programming & Network, Tastemade

Tom Morgan, founder and CEO, Net2TV

Ted Mico, COO, Mirriad

Shannon Gans, Co-founder and CEO, New Deal Studios

Ashley Crowder, CEO, VNTANA

Ann Greenberg, Founder & Chief Tinkerer, Hugging Company, 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: From Feature Film, Reality TV & Specials to Web Series and Indie Film Making

John Crye, former, Creative Director, Newmarket Films, "Memento, "Donnie Darko", "Whale Rider," "Monster," and "The Prestige"

Mike Richards, Executive Producer of The Price is Right & Let's Make a Deal

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

Maurício Mota, Co-President and Executive Producer, Wise Entertainment

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

Melisse Lewis, Entertainment Attorney, Moderator

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1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Track I: Ballroom Terrace – Live Webcast from this Room

MCNS Become MPNs, Multiplatform Networks, the Next Wave in Entertainment and Media Programming, Part I

Danika Vittitoe, Director, Media Legal, YAHOO

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

Eunice Shin, Director, Manatt Digital Media

Chris Riley, General Counsel, Machinima

Alan Friel, Partner, Baker Hostetler

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

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Track II: Poolside Tent I

Viral and Social Media Experiences in Entertainment, Media and Advertising: Creativity & Monetization Challenges

John Ilacqua, Director of Publisher Strategy, Jun Group

Lia Navarro, Sales Director, Entertainment Strategy, reddit, Inc.

JR Griffin, Vice President of Digital Brand Partnerships, FremantleMedia North America

Adam Wilensky, Executive Director, Mobile, Fox Digital Entertainment

Eli Weisman, VP Interactive Media, Trailer Park

Tom Edwards, Chief Digital Officer, Epsilon

Greg Portell, Partner, A.T. Kearney, Moderator

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Track III: Poolside Tent II

Live Streaming – Social Streaming – The Video Phenomenon of Everything

Yonatan Sela, Director of Product and Growth Strategy, YouNow

Ronald C. Pruett, Jr., Chief Advisor, Al Roker Entertainment

Matt Rednor, CEO and Founder, Decoded Advertising

Angie Behm, Director of Digital Strategy, ANT FARM

Marc Scarpa, founder and executive producer/director, Simplynew

Rob Gabel, founder and CEO, Tubular Labs, Moderator

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ThinkTank - Workshop

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - The Plaza Room

Programmatic Buying and Targeting: Strategies in Cross Platform Advertising

Lewis Rothkopf, Senior Vice President, Global Monetization Solutions, Millennial Media

Paul Haddad, SVP & GM Advanced Data Analytics, Cablevision Media Sales

Ali Bohra, Director of Product Marketing for Advertising Solutions, Adobe

Juan Suarez, Vice President, Xaxis West, Xaxis

Jeff Hochberg, General Manager, Enterprise Business Development, The Trade Desk, Moderator

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

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Marina Vista Room – Live Webcast from this Room

The Creative Master Class: TV, Film and Video

Kacey Arnold, Writer, Robot & Monster, Doc McStuffins, Tumbleleaf, Astroblast

Sandy Smolan, Film & Television Director

Rick Najera, Writer and Actor, Hulu, East Los High, MAD TV and In Living Color

Amy Taylor, screenwriter and producer, CHILDLESS BY CHOICE, DESERT BLOOM, THE SURROGATE

Sam Milman and Peter Vass, Bad Weather Films

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

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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Track I: Ballroom Terrace – Live Webcast from this Room

Social Entertainment: The Merger of Programming, Social Media and Advertising

Jim McArthur, Creative Technologist - I.D.E.A

Brian Marr, Chief Strategy Officer / smashing ideas

Judy Johnson, Director of UX & Product Innovation, AWE Division, Bottle Rocket

Meredith Gruen, Account Director, Team One

Randy Ross, Founder/CEO, Cinematique

Ted Cohen, Managing Partner, TAG Strategic llc, Moderator

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Track II - Poolside Tent I

MCNS Become MPNs, Multiplatform Networks, the Next Wave in Entertainment and Media Programming, Part II

Jennifer Perri, Director of Partnership Development & Multi-platform Strategy, Univision

Katie Christian, Director of Development & Original Programming, StyleHaul

John Holdridge, VP of Channel+, Fullscreen, Inc

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

Seth Jacobs, VP of Business Development & Partnerships, Victorious, Inc.

Evan Weiss, EVP of Strategic Alliances, Collective Digital Studio

David Hutchinson, Executive Vice President, PPI Releasing, Inc., Moderator

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Track III - Tent II

Monetizing Entertainment Programming - Cross Platform Content: Branding, Programming and Packaging Producing Quality Content

Jonathan Skogmo, Founder and CEO, Jukin Media

Jeremy Johnson, Chief Strategy Officer, BitTorrent Inc.

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

Jim Cannella, Marketing & Strategic Alliances,  The Recording Academy (The GRAMMYs)

Alex Limberis, Digital Media Technology, Ecosystem and Business Model Expert

Philip Hickey, VP Marketing & Communications, Seriously Digital Entertainment

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

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