The Organizing Committee - More Information

Garrett S. Hart, Chair & Professor, Department of Cinema & Television Arts, California State University, Fullerton

Dr. David Kahn, Professor & Chair, Television, Radio, Film & Theatre, San Jose State University

Dr. Dina Ibrahim, Director, The California State University Entertainment Industry Initiative & Associate Professor, Broadcast & Electronic Media Arts, San Francisco State University

Theresa Mendoza, Senior Advisor, Campus Advancement, The California State University Chancellor’s Office

Dr. Jerry Mosher, Professor & Chair, Department of Film & Electronic Arts, California State University, Long Beach

Bridget Murnane, Associate Professor, Department of TV, Film and Media Studies, California State University, Los Angeles

Simone Nelson, Director, Marketing & Public Relations, The California State University Entertainment Industry Initiative

Victor Harwood, founder, President and Director, Digital Hollywood

 

Co-Sponsoring University



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The Skirball Center

Los Angeles, California

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Digital Hollywood Spring 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:

The Stakeholders Summit: Public Private Partnerships in Education

Student Creativity Summit - Seminars & Student Smartphone Festival

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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Tuesday, May 3rd - Friday, May 6th, The Skirball Center

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

The California Education Summit on Entertainment and Technology

Sponsored by California State University and Digital Hollywood

A Celebration of Higher Education, Entertainment & Technology

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Registration for the Education Summit  - for Students & Faculty Only

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The Vision: The California State University Entertainment Industry Initiative is proud to sponsor the Student Creativity Summit with Digital Hollywood. California stands alone as the Country's Leader in Entertainment, Technology and Higher Education.  Our state is the world's magnet for global innovators, risk takers and change agents that build the Economic Engine of the World with a foundation of Partnerships merging Creativity, Technology, Entertainment and Higher Education. It is with pride that we call California our Home.

The Goal: Digital Hollywood Spring will Celebrate Public - Private Partnerships in Higher Education and the Entertainment and Technology Industries.

Speaker Selection: To Submit a speaker, please email Victor Harwood your speaker submission indicating Day, Time and Panel(s) of interest along with bio of your speaker, backgrounder of your company/organization and appropriate links with further information.

Day One, May 3rd:

The Stakeholders Summit: Educators - Legislators - Tech Companies - Philanthropies - TV Networks - Film Studios

Day Two, May 4th:

The California Student Creativity Summit

Students from California Colleges and Universities

Tuesday, May 3rd, The Skirball Center

The Stakeholders Summit: Public - Private Partnerships in Education - Entertainment & Technology

Building A Foundation for Long-Term Economic Growth

The Strategic Sessions - Let's Get Started!

Tuesday, May 3rd

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

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

Stealth VR through the Application of Neuroscience and Cognitive Psychology

Jerri Lynn Hogg, Ph.D., Director of Media Psychology Program, Fielding Graduate University, Moderator

Shane Pase, Ph.D., Director of Technology, Lotte Project

Pamela Rutledge, Ph.D., Director, Media Psychology Research Center

Tunisha Singleton, Brand Psychology and Audience Engagement Certificate Faculty, Fielding Graduate University

Linda Durnell, Managing Partner at Madison Lane Consulting in Silicon Valley

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

Artificial Intelligence in SmartPhones - Film - TV - Games:  From Software & Devices to AI in Movies (Ex Machina, Her, AI)

Anjalis Shastri, Senior Director, Design Strategy, Mobile Group, Intel

Eyal Pfeifel, Chief Technology Officer, Imperson

Ari Popper, Founder and CEO, SciFutures

Lori H. Schwartz, Technology Catalyst, Content Strategist and Media Advisor, Moderator

Additional speakers to be announced

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10:45 AM - 11:45 AM, Herscher Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 202

Accelerating Education Innovation Through Media-Entertainment-Technology

Hall Davidson, Senior Director for Global Learning Initiatives, Discovery Education (Discovery Communications)

Shirin Laor-Raz Salemnia, Founder and CEO, PlayWerks, Founder WhizGirlsAcademy

Don Levy, President, Smith Brook Farm, Moderator

Additional Speakers to be announced

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12 Noon – 1:00 PM Guerin A, in Herscher Hall: Live Webcast

Partnerships in Education - Underwriting the Future: Public/Private Investments in Media, Entertainment and Technology - The Vision, the Impact and the Long Term Result

Dr. Jacqueline Sanderlin, Office of Special Programs, Community and Collaborative Partnerships, Compton Unified School District

Courtney Appell, ‎Coordinator, WME Foundation

Jon P. Goodman, Phd., Pioneer in Pubic-Private Partnerships in Higher Ed, founder, EC2, USC and Professor

David Hankin, Chief Executive Officer, The Alfred Mann Foundation

Clint Schaff, Professor, Professor, Online Communities/Digital Social Media Program, USC Annenberg, Moderator

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1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Track II: Live Webcast, Ahmanson Hall

Unlocking Intelligence: Education within Technology and Virtual Worlds - VR-AR-Immersive

Shauna Heller, founder, Clay Park VR

Albert “Skip” Rizzo, Ph.D., Director, Medical Virtual Reality - Institute for Creative Technologies, USC

Julian Sarmiento, Creative Director & VR Content Creator for Digital Domain

Mason Williams, Senior Manager, Mattel Digital Play Production, Mattel, Inc.

Brent Bushnell, co-founder, Two Bit Circus

Caroline Strzalka, EVP, Partnerships, Sandbox & Co, Moderator

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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Track I: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast

Women in Virtual Reality and Immersive Entertainment: Experiencing New Dimensions and Creative Experience

Nancy Bennett, Chief Content Officer and Head of VR, Two Bit Circus

Ryan Pulliam, CMO, Specular Theory

Jacki Morie, Founder / Chief Scientist, All These Worlds, LLC.

Janet. H. Murray, VR Visionary, Associate Dean and Professor, Georgia Tech

Irad Eyal, President, Better VR

Tanna Frederick, film actress, Defrost (VR Narrative Film)

Louisa Spring, CEO at Bipolar ID - ‎Bipolar ID, Moderator

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The Stakeholders Summit: Private – Public Partnerships in Higher Education

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, The Guerin A, Live Webcast

Investing in Diversity: The Social Impact in Higher Education & The Entertainment Industry

Joely Proufit, Director California Indian Culture & Sovereignty Center, CSU San Marcos

Henry Puente, Associate Professor, Entertainment Studies, CSU Fullerton

Nate Thomas, Professor, Cinema & TV Arts, CSU Northridge

Darnell Hunt, Director, UCLA Bunche Center for African American Studies

Erika Alexander, Actress, Writer/Producer, Activist

Chris Eyre, Director/Producer

Tim McNeal, VP of Creative Talent Development & Inclusion, Disney/ABC Television Group

Moderator: Norma Provincio Pichardo, Executive Director, TV Academy Foundation

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The Stakeholders Summit: Private – Public Partnerships in Higher Education

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, The Guerin A, Live Webcast

The University as Industry Partner: Building Entertainment Programs as a Foundation for California’s Leadership in Innovation

Peter McAllister, Dean, College of Letters & Arts, CSU Los Angeles

Debra Valencia L. Valencia Laver, Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Nicole Méndez Dial, University Relations, Dreamworks Animation

Moderator: Dina Ibrahim, Director, CSU Entertainment Industry Initiative

 

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 -  The Welcome Dinner

The Welcome Dinner Roundtable + Presentations to Honorees in Public Private University Contributions

The Entertainment Industry: The Story of Everything – from Franchise Movies and TV to Virtual Reality and Smartphones

Chris Defaria, President Animation, Digital Production Warner Bros and Executive Producer of Mad Max: Fury Road, Gravity, The Lego Movie Sequel

Charles Segars, CEO, Ovation TV, Executive Producer,  National Treasure Franchise & Advisor, DreamWorks Animation

Tammy Glover, Production Executive, Turner Broadcasting (Murder in the First, Last Ship, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee)

Ron Fischer, Motion Capture Developer, WETA, (Movies: Alice in Wonderland), UVS-1 (NBC/Universal)

Hamilton Brown, Brand Marketing Executive for Procter & Gamble (Old Spice, Tag, Gain) and Taco Bell

Moderator, Winston Perez, CEO Concept Modeling, Consultant to NBC/Universal, Warner Bros. and Sony

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Wednesday, May 4th, The Skirball Center

The California Student Creativity Summit

A Day of Seminars, Workshops and Festival Awards

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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

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: Haas Conference Center - Room 171

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

Rob Freelen, Managing Director, Silicon Valley Bank, LA

Vincent Bradley, CEO & Co-Founder, FlashFunders

Tolga Onluk, 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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10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – The VR - AR - Immersive Track

Session I: The Guerin A, in Herscher Hall

The VR-AR ThinkTank: Top Executives From Leading Technology and Entertainment Companies Access the Current Expansion and Likely Evolution of the Industry

Andy Cochrane, ‎‎Interactive and New Media Director, Special Projects Lead, Mirada

Jesse Sisgold, Chief Operating Officer, Skydance Media

Guido Voltolina, Head of Presence Capture, Nokia

Joel Susal, Director, VR/AR, Dolby Labs

Joel Breton, ‎Vice President VR Content, HTC Vive - ‎HTC America

Michael Yang, Managing Director, Comcast Ventures

Moderator - Robert Nashak, COO, Survios

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10:15 AM – 11:15 AM, Ahmanson Tent

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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10:45 AM - Noon

Track II: Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 303-304

Future of Film - Studio & Indie, Global Content Business, The Changing face of the Film Industry from Imax and Alternative Content to VR and other Immersive Experiences

Robert J. Lenihan, President, Programming, AMC Entertainment Inc.

Phil Groves, Senior Vice President, IMAX Corp & Executive Vice President, Global Distribution, IMAX Entertainment

Chris Edwards, CEO, THE THIRD FLOOR & CPO, VRC: The Virtual Reality Company

Duncan Stewart, Director of Research, Deloitte Canada

Doug Darrow, Senior Vice President, Cinema Business Group, Dolby Laboratories

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

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Track III: Haas Conference Center - Room 171

Living the Life: Women Entrepreneurs, Lifestyle Innovators and Disrupters

Elizabeth Kiehner, Global Design Services Director/Chief of Staff, IBMiX

Malinda Sanna, founder and CEO, SPARK

Valerie Alexander, author, How Women Can Succeed in the Workplace (Despite Having "Female Brains")

Tania Yuki, CEO, Shareablee

Karinna Karsten, CEO, Love TV

Lisa Kraynak, Founding partner, Propelle partners, Moderator

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11:30 AM – 12:30 PM – The VR - AR - Immersive Track

Session I: Haas Conference Center - Room 172 & 173

VR/AR as Change Agent: Social, News, Documentary and Political Media

Molly Swenson, COO, RYOT

Nonny de la Peña, CEO Emblematic Group and Annenberg Fellow, USC School of Cinematic Arts

Lyman Missimer, Strategic Business Development and Partnerships, Education, Google

Phil McNally, Stereoscopic VFX Supervisor, Condition One

Kaj Larsen, Producer/Journalist/Correspondent, VICE

Steven-Charles Jaffe, COO & Co-Founder, Springbok Entertainment,

Jennifer Ferro, President, KCRW, Moderator

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11:45 AM - 12:45 AM

Session I: Live Webcast,  The Guerin A, in Herscher Hall

Virtual and Augmented Reality: The Technology that will Change Everything: Narrative Entertainment, Games, Advertising, TV and Social Media

Dr. David Levitt, co-founder and CEO, Pantomime Corporation

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

Roy Taylor, Corporate Vice President and Head of Alliances, AMD

Joe Chen, Executive Technical Producer, Vrse.works

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

Shawn Gold, Corporate Marketing Officer, JustFab Inc., Moderator

Additional speakers to be announced

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1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Session I: Live Webcast, The Guerin A, in Herscher Hall

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

Shannon Flynn, Director, Nickelodeon

Robert Ramirez, Digital Media Producer, Netflix

Jon Reiss, Filmmaker/Author/Digital Strategist

Hank Chilton, Television Writer/Producer, "Ash Vs. Evil Dead" on Starz, "Nip/Tuck", "Covert Affairs," "Ringer"

Kaj Larsen, Producer/Journalist/Correspondent, VICE

Dennis Radeke, Senior Strategic Development Manager, Adobe

JOSHUA LEVINE, Entertainment & Technology Marketing – Writer, Producer & Creative Director

Simone Nelson, Director, Marketing & Public Relations, The California State University Entertainment Industry Initiative, Moderator

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2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Track IV: Ahmanson Tent

Women in Television: From OTT and OVNs to Cable, Broadcast and Advertising

Cristina Malavenda, Head of Production at Feeln, Hallmark Channel

Joanne Rubino, Senior Vice President of Production, Thinkfactory Media

Naseem Sayani, Group Vice President, Strategy, Huge

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

Kim Getty, President, Deutsch LA

Sarah Miller, CEO, Axis PR & Entertainment, Inc. Moderator

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2:30 PM – 3:30 PM - The VR - AR - Immersive Track

Session I: The Guerin C, in Herscher Hall

The Language & Aesthetics of VR:  The Challenge of Creating TV-Movies, Advertising & Other Experiential Programming

David Rosenbaum, Director, Humble

Brad Herman, ‎Head of DreamLab, DreamWorks Animation

Lex Halaby, Director, Funny Or Die VR, Music Videos & Commericals

Lewis Smithingham, filmmaker & VR Supervisor and Editor, Doug Liman’s VR series Invisible

Tino Schaedler, Art Director, "Harry Potter," "V for Vendetta," "Real Steel"

Moderator - Anna Marie Piersimoni, Instructor, Department of Cinema and Television Arts, California State University, Northridge

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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM - The VR - AR - Immersive Track

Session III: Haas Conference Center, Room 171

The Human Brain Controller: Storytelling in the Sensory Entertainment Experience

Brian Selzer, Vice President, Business and Product, Development, DAQRI, Moderator

Speaker to be announced

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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Session I: Webcast, Guerin A, in Herscher Hall

Hollywood as the Entertainment Capital of the World: Executives from Film Studios and Television Discuss the Industry & It's Future

Amy Lemisch, Executive Director, California Film Commission

Kim Roberts Hedgpeth, Executive Director, Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund, former Ex. Director, AFTRA

Juan Camacho, Vice President of Government Affairs, Fox Entertainment Group

Sandy Climan, CEO and Representative Board Director, All Nippon Entertainment Works (ANEW) - Former EVP, Universal Studios & founding head, CAA

Joe Byron, Director of Student and Alumni Engagement, The Los Angeles Film School

Kevin James, Chief Film Laison, City of Los Angeles, 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

 

Evening Event - Open to All Attendees

6:15 PM – 8:00 PM, Ahmanson Hall

Keynote Roundtable

Visions of Immersion: Virtual Reality as an Expression of the Cinematic Experience

Chris Edwards, CEO, THE THIRD FLOOR & CPO, VRC: The Virtual Reality Company

Seth Shapiro, Governor, Interactive Media, The Television Academy, Moderator

Speakers to be announced

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Photos - Fall 2015 - Click Here

Welcoming Students to Digital Hollywood - Over 250 Students in Sessions & Workshops

Webcasting Live to Over 10,000 Students on 23 CSU Campuses

Student SmartPhone Film Festival & Evening Awards Celebration

 

California State University

Special Event at Digital Hollywood with the California State University

California Education Summit:

Entertainment & Technology

Day One, Tuesday, May 3rd

Public - Private Partnerships in Higher Education

Educators - Legislators - Technology Companies - Philanthropies - TV Networks - Film Studios

Day Two, Wednesday, May 4th

Skirball Cultural Center

May 3-4, 2016