Opening Day Agenda

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Special Events at Digital Hollywood

 

Digital Hollywood Spring

Monday, April 27th - Thursday, April 30th

 

Monday - Day One - April 27th

The Strategic Sessions - Let's Get Started!

Monday, April 27th

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

Kai Hasson, Partner and Creative Director, Portal A

Adam Wescott, Partner/Co-Founder, Select Management Group

Chris Younger, Principal, Director of Strategy, Ayzenberg

Rebecca Donohue, Director of Digital Content & Social Media, Vin Di Bona Productions (VDBP), producers of “America's Funniest Home Videos,”

Khudor Annous is VP of Integrated Marketing & Promotions, Fullscreen

Jody Stark, Senior Vice President, Global Commercial Strategy, Piksel

Tony Chen, CEO, Channel Factory

Mike Vorhaus, President, Magid Advisors, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track II: Poolside Tent I

Over the Top TV - Gateway to the New Hollywood of Streaming Content to TV, Tablets and PC

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

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

Garson Foos, President, General Manager & Co-Founder, Shout Factory

Todd Viegut, CEO, Kannuu

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

Bruce Eisen, founder and president, Digital Advisors, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track II: Poolside Tent I

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

Mike Davis, Chief Operating Officer, Brand Arc

Sharon Mussalli, Business Lead, Entertainment, Facebook

Michael Suggett, VP/Executive Producer-Original Programming for Mind Over Eye/TEN: The Enthusiast Network

Mark Marraccini, Head of Development, Kids at Play

Conrad L. Ricketts, Executive Producer and founding partner, Proven Entertainment

Tom Morgan, CEO + Founder, Net2TV Corporation

Ann Greenberg, Founder & Chief Tinkerer, Hugging Company, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track II: Poolside Tent I

Native & Contextual Strategies: From Youtube & Facebook Programming and OTT Delivery to Mobile

Andrew Solmssen, Managing Director, POSSIBLE, Los Angeles

Aron Levitz, SVP, Wattpad

John Kottcamp, Chief Marketing Technologist, Tahzoo

Wikia, speaker to be announced

Perry Tell, Co-Founder and COO, Inmoji

Sam Levine, Director, Brand Partnerships, Fuel Industries

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track III: Poolside Tent II

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

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

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

Bladimiar Norman, SVP of Marketing, Skydance Productions

Adam Wilensky, Executive Director, Mobile, Fox Digital Entertainment

Kirstin Benson, Editorial Director, WhoSay

John Montgomery, CEO and Chief Creative Officer, Threshold Interactive

Alan Wolk, Senior Analyst, tdg the diffusion group, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

ThinkTank - Workshop

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

Programmatic Buying and Targeting: Strategies in Cross Platform Advertising

Brian Tomasette, Adx Global Strategy, Google

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

Troels Smit, Head of LiveRail Sales, Facebook

Dan Mosher, Senior Vice President of Business Operations  Brightroll, Yahoo

Michael Treon, Vice President of Platform Strategy, AOL Networks

Pete Kluge, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Advertising Solutions, Adobe

Jeff Hochberg, VP BD, Audience Science, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

The TV Writers Roundtable:  Creative Master Class: TV, Film & Video

Margaret Dunlap, writer, director, and co-executive producer, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

Margaret Schrader, producer, directer "Dancing With the Stars: All Access"

David J. North, Writer/Producer, "Rizzoli & Isles", "NCIS: Los Angeles"

Adam Fratto, producing scripted drama, Pukeko Pictures

Christopher Silber, Writer and Producer, Cold Case, CSI:NY

Sam Miller, staff writer, CBS sitcom Mom

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

Shawndra Hill, Operations and Information Management Department, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Liz Teschler, Marketing Director, SMOSH brands,  DEFY Media

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

Josh Gottheimer, General Manager, Corporate Strategy, Microsoft

Jim McArthur, SVP, Global Business Development & Strategic Partnerships, Digitaria

Anthony Layser, Content Director, Dailymotion

Brian Marr, Chief Strategy Officer, Smashing Ideas

Ted Cohen, Managing Partner, TAG Strategic llc, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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, EVP of Strategic Alliances, Collective Digital Studio

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

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

Alan H. Resnikoff, Principal, Shamrock Capital Advisors

Sam Gilchrist, CEO, PluraVida

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Track III - Tent II

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

Jonathan Tavss, Head of Original Content Production, 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

Lara Hoefs, CEO, StoryDisruptive, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

David Baldwin, EVP, Program Planning, Starz

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

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

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

Paul Colichman, Chief Executive Officer, Here Media

Monty Sarhan, Executive Vice President of Programming, Acquisitions, Strategy and Enterprises, EPIX

Tiran Dagan, Partner, Strategy & Analytics, Media & Entertainment, IBM Global Business Services

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track II - Poolside Tent I

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

Jeff Holman, Associate Creative Director, Omelet

Dustin Bomar, Head of Mobile/Digital, Hilton Worldwide

Justin Rezvani, CEO of theAmplify

Charlie Neer, SVP Revenue, North America, Adaptly

Alex Stone, Co-founder, Imagewiki

Marc Karzen, CEO, RelishMIX, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track III - Poolside Tent II

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

Byron Austen 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 Plaza Room

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

Ron Miller, CEO, StartEngine Crowdfunding, Inc.

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

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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*

Charles Como, CEO Underground Network

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

Jon Taffer, Star and Executive Producer, Spike TV's Bar Rescue

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

Brandon Schultz, President, Street Legends Ink

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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, by invitation

In Honor of:

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

 

The Welcome Dinner - The Health Media & Technology Summit

Monday, April 27th

The Welcome Dinner, by invitation

6:15 PM – 8:30 PM, Ballroom Terrace, Live Webcast From this Room

An Evening Honoring the Leaders in Health Media and Technology:  An Industry With Purpose: Technology and Media that Save Lives

Dr. Bruce Hensel, Chief Health, Medical and Science Editor/Correspondent for NBC4 Southern California, Moderator

Kate Langrall Folb, Director, Hollywood, Health & Society, USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center

Matt Paxton, A&E’s Hoarders

Sandra de Castro Buffington, Founding Director, Global Media Center for Social Impact, UCLA's Fielding School of Public Health

Patrick Vogt, CEO and Director, HealthiNation

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

Register for Digital Hollywood - Click Here

Attendee List from the Last Event - 2014 - Click Here

Sponsor and Exhibitor Information - Click Here

Discount Hotel Sleeping Rooms at the Ritz Carlton - Click Here