Special Events at Digital Hollywood

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Virtual Reality - AR/MR - Internet TV - Advertising

Comedy Festival - Space/Mars - Social Media

 

Tracks and Themes in Development

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I. Virtual and Augmented Reality - From Full Embodiment and Immersion to the 360 Video Experience

II. Hollywood and Space: Honoring the Greatest in Creativity – From Mars & the Moon to Exploring the Imagination – Including a University Outreach Program

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

IV. NEW - The Documentary Festival at Digital Hollywood: Non-Fiction Programming Across All Media Platforms

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

VI. NEW- VR/AR Student Hackathon – Two-Day High School Student Competition

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: Tablets - Phones - TV - PCs

XII. The Comedy Festival at Digital Hollywood

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Sponsored by Women in Film and Digital Hollywood

Sponsored by Women in Film and Digital Hollywood

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Herscher Hall, Room 302

The ABC of Branding"

Whether you are looking to brand a production company, films and content, products or even yourself, what you must know about branding.

Hosted by Karene Jullien

Part I: 2 PM: BRANDING STRATEGY - What is a brand? Where do I start?

Marlene Sharp, Producer TV Series - SEGA America

Holly Payberg, Producer Feathers & Toast

Mhairi Morrisson, Actress & Creator of Feathers & Toast

Estella Gabriel, Founder & CEO of Second Screen, Inc.

Arati Misro, Founding Member at Second Screen, Inc.

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Part II: 3PM: BRANDING CAMPAIGNS – How do I give my brand a voice?

Michellene DeBonis, Founder of Zeste Consulting

Alex Zeldin, Co-Founder and Executive Producer of French Mustache

KT McBratney, Head of Product Marketing – Seed & Spark

Cary Grant, Founder & CEO, Premo Media

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Part III: 4PM: PROTECTING MY BRAND

Ghen Laraya, Intellectual property attorney and Board Member of WIF

Angela Gyetvan, Founder of Digital Whisper

Michael Turner, VP of Business & Legal Affairs, Discovery Communications

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2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

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

Hybrid TV - Delivering the Ultimate TV Experience: Broadcast, Cable, Premium & OTT Content

Dan Goman, CEO, OWNZONES Media Network

Scott Hancock, Vice President, Marketing, Plex

Joey Fulcher, Director of Media Logistics across the Americas, Ooyala

Josette Bonte, Chief Strategy Officer, CTM: Institute for Communication Technology Management, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California

Alex Drosin, President - North America, Massive Interactive

Dan Sweeney, VP, Sales & Marketing, Nevelex Corp.

Thomas K. Arnold, publisher and editorial director, Home Media Magazine, Moderator

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Track II: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast

Live Stream of Music Festivals and Concerts: Brands, Bands and New Technologies

Raymond Leon Roker, Head, AEG Studios

Eddie Vaca, CEO, Amp Live

Juan Santillan, CEO, Vantage TV

Brian Anderson, Global Music Sponsorships Lead, YouTube

Marc Scarpa, founder and Executive Producer / Director, Simplynew

John J. Petrocelli, CEO, Bulldog Digital Media

Kim Owens, Founding Editor | Digital Media & Entertainment Researcher, Kaffeine Buzz, Moderator

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

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

Amy Wan, Esq., Founder & CEO Bootstrap Legal

Diane McGrath, Chief Global Strategist, Falcon Media House

Greg Akselrud, Partner, Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP

Jason Scoggins, President & COO of Slated, Inc.

Jennifer Post, Partner, Thompson Coburn

Mark Jeffrey, CEO & Founder, Guardian Circle Inc.

Brett M. Brown, Managing Partner, Xsolla Capital

Steven Masur, Senior Partner, MG+, Moderator

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

Session I:Herscher Hall, Guerin A, Live Webcast from this Room

The Future of Entertainment: VR Story Architects and Experience Designers

Jake Sally, Director of Immersive Development, RYOT

Eduardo Yeh, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, SELVZ

Penka Kouneva, Leading Games Composer, “NASA AR installations”, “The Mummy VR at IMAX VR

Ilya Rozhkov, film and VR director Agent Emerson VR Film Experience

Chad Woods, Immersive Reality Designer, Team One

Chris Prynoski, founder/president, Titmouse

Maggie Lane, VR/AR Designer, Moderator

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

VR/AR Production: Advances in Visualization & Experimentation in Cinematic - TV – Ads - Games

Brett Leonard, Virtual Reality Expert/Creator - ‎VIRTUOSITY VR (Director - The Lawnmower Man)

Edward Dawson-Taylor, co-founder, Edge Visual Studios (VFX, Jurassic World & Jungle Book)

Thomas Polson, CEO, 3DPaint/FX

Woody Schultz, Actor, Producer, Writer and President/Partner of Winning Swimmer Productions

Adam Geoghegan, CEO, Immersia Enterprises Pty, Ltd

James Dowaliby, Studio and Broadcast Executive, Light & Edge, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The Comedy Festival at Digital Hollywood

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin A

It’s a LIVE! Everybody’s getting into the LIVE Act

 

The Documentary Festival at Digital Hollywood

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM, Magnin Auditorium

The Feature Documentary Roundtable

Workshopping the Process - Development - Production - Post -

Distribution - Marketing

Scott Hamilton Kennedy, Academy Award-nominated director, Food Evolution

Jon Shenk, Bonni Cohen, Co-Directors, An Inconvenient Sequel

Jennifer Brea, Director, Unrest

Ceyda Torun, Director, Kedi

Erica Sardarian, Co-Director/Writer/Producer, Company Town

Dave Adelson, Executive Producer, Getty Images, Moderator

 

3:50 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Video Everywhere - Technologies & Platforms - From Over-the-Top TV to 360 Video and Virtual Reality

Nathan McGowan, Vice President, Product, The Hollywood Reporter & Billboard

Paul Canetti, founder and CEO, MAZ

Thomas K. Arnold, publisher and editorial director, Home Media Magazine

Steven Harnsberger, President, ‎OTT Digital Services, Inc.

Peter Dawidzik, Vice President of Media and Service Providers, Qello

Jeffrey Stansfield, President and CEO, Advantage Video Systems

Phoenix Gonzalez, co-founder and President of Sales, dotstudioPRO

Lauren Cole, President, Cole Media, Moderator

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

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

Robin Wilson, Director, RW TV

Tamerlin Godley, Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson

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

Joe Moschella, Head of Business and Legal Affairs, Jukin Media

Corey Epstein, Co-CEO, DSTLD, Moderator

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The Women's International Music Network and

Daisy Rock Girl Guitars Present

3:50 PM - 5:00 PM - Haas Conference Center - Room 171

Real World Solutions for Creating Inclusive Content

Tish Ciravolo, President and Founder, Daisy Rock Girl Guitars

Janet Billig Rich, Artist Manager, Music Supervisor, Producer, and Tony Award-nominated Broadway theater producer

De Ivett, CEO + Biz Dev, 5D Spectrum

Amberly Crouse, Senior Director, Creative and Marketing, BMG Production Music

Evelyne Ouellet, Chief Marketing Consultant, SAFIRA Entertainment Marketing

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Session I: Herscher Hall, Guerin A, Live Webcast from this Room

Innovating in VR-AR-Immersive Production - The Amazing Journey of Imagination, Gear and Innovation

Daniel Kenyon, Founder/CEO, Furious M

Ryan Moore, CEO,Experience 360°

Keram Malicki Sanchez, Executive Director, VRTO Virtual & Augmented Reality World Conference & Expo (Toronto), Director, FIVARS

Matthew Celia, Managing Partner and Creative Director, Light Sail VR

Amanda Shelby, VR Producer, (Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Red Carpet Show, Obama’s Farewell Address, Hyundai SB 2017 Commerical

BJ Schwartz, co-founder, Vanishing Point Media

Jessie Kim, CEO, Prosper VR

Larry Rosenthal, President, Creative Director, CubeVR, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The Documentary Festival at Digital Hollywood

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM, Magnin Auditorium

The Documentary Market Roundtable

New Platforms, Branded Content, Cutting Edge Technologies and Audience Impact

Oren Katzeff, Head of Programming, Tastemade

Dan Leonard, Supervising Producer, Indigenous Media, 60 Second Docs

John Zhang, EVP Marketing, Indigenous Media, 60 Second Docs

Chris Uettwiller, CEO, Dirty Robber

Ryan Templeton, Head of Content, Not Impossible Labs

Chris Denson, Director, Ignition Factory, Omnicom Media Group

Mark Vega, CKR LAW, Partner, Entertainment, Technology & New Media, Moderator

 

5:00 PM - 6:15 PM Open to all attendees

End-of-Day Reception – Taper Courtyard

Outdoor Area In Front of Haas Conference Center

 

5:30 PM - Check In - Haas Conference Center, Room 171

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

AWM SoCal Celebrates: Scholarship Recipients & Film Winners - Open to Digital Hollywood attendees and AWM SoCal members + guest. RSVP - Click Here

 

The Documentary Festival at Digital Hollywood

Presented by PGA Documentary / Non-Fiction Committee

Feature Screening

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Magnin Auditorium

AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL with former Vice President Al Gore

Paramount Pictures, Participant Media

Q&A with Director Jon Shenk

Participant Media, speaker to be announced

 

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Herscher Hall, Guerin C, Additional Ticket Required

Hosted by: by Mars City Design LLC & Mars City Foundation

Mars City Gala Award Ceremony 2017
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Digital Hollywood Fall, October 10-12, 2017

Skirball Center, 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles

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Thursday, October 12th

Special Workshop

9:00 AM - 11:20 AM, Guerin A, Herscher 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

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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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

Innovation in Video Advertising: Enhancing Brand Experience - Maximizing Revenue in Syndication, Ad Insertion and Live Streaming

Jonas Halpren, Director of Monetization, Synacor

Aimee Helfand, founder and CEO, FamiLeague

Isak Yahav, EVP, Operations, BGB Group

Josh Lamb, Founder and CEO, Multipop

Zachary Soreff, President, Sawyer Studios

Tracey McCormack, Founder & President, McCormack Media Services, Moderator

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The Documentary Festival at Digital Hollywood

9 AM - 10 AM, Magnin Auditorium

Documentary Shorts / HollyShorts Awards Winners

Screening + Q&A

Winners and Finalists:

"The Tables", Q&A with Director

Prince of Smoke, Q&A with director Matthew Gelb

"Revolution in The Ring", Q&A with Director

Steven Reich, Rigler Creative, Moderator

Additional Title to be announced

 

10 AM - 11 AM, Magnin Auditorium

The Documentary and Public Television:

The Program Pipeline for Filmmakers Exploring Personal -

Political - Change Agent - Environment

Juan Devis, CCO, KCET

Kelly Parker, producer The Migrant Kitchen

Justin Cram, producer, City Rising

Matt Crotty, producer, LOST LA

Simon Kilmurry, Executive Director, IDA International Documentary Association, Moderator

 

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

Michael Ludden, Director of Product, IBM’s Watson Developer Labs & AR/VR Labs

Alexandra Tynion, Principal, SeedInvest

Alexis Macklin, Analyst, Greenlight VR

Kinsey Cronin, Director of Business Development, StartEngine

Rob Vickery, Co-Founder, Stage Venture Partners

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

360 Video and VR/AR - Content and Advertising - A Cross Platform Experience

Shelley Andagan, Head of Post-Production & Operations, 3DPaint/FX

Matthew Cook, Director Business Development and Content Acquisition, Autumn VR

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

Greg Bond, SVP, Commercial Partnerships, Blend Media

Michaella Vu, VR Producer, founder, Vunous VR

Richard Fendelman, Producer/Director, Expect A Miracle Productions, Inc.

Joanna Popper, Media and Tech Executive and Advisor

Seth A. Schachner, Managing Director, Strat Americas, Moderator

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10:45 AM - Noon

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

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

Kim L. Hurwitz, Chief Marketing Officer, KOKO Sports Management

Randa Minkarah, Chief Operating Officer, Transform

Chris Wagner, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder, NeuLion

Alia J Daniels, COO and co-founder, REVRY

Frank Chindamo, President & Chief Creative Officer, Fun Little Movies

Michael Downing, Chief Executive Officer, President and Director, Tout Inc.

James M. Burger, Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track II: Haas Conference Center - Room 171

Women Entrepreneurs: Sharing Experience - Real Life Stories - Building the Brand, the Personal and the Company Identity

Marsha Collier, Marketing Futurist & Radio Host, President, The Collier Company

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

Erin Kapczynski, SVP Marketing, Kontrol Media

Ronjini Joshua, Owner, The Silver Telegram

Susan Miller, Author, Writer & Founder, Astrology Zone®

Elizabeth Barrutia, CEO, BARU Marketing & Media

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The Documentary Festival at Digital Hollywood

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM, Magnin Auditorium

Feature Screening

"FOOD EVOLUTION" Narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Q&A with Academy Award-nominated Director Scott Hamilton Kennedy

Interviewed by: Chris Taylor, Director, Food Fight

 

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

Darren Manners, Lead Penetration Tester, SyCom Technologies

Newton Lee, Author, Educator, Futurist - ‎Institute for Education, Research, and Scholarships

Rob Holmes, Founder & CEO, IPCybercrime

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

Session I: Haas Conference Center, Room 172-173, Live Webcast

Advertising, Live Events and Brands in VR-AR-360 Video – from Mobile & Immersive to Experiential

Craig Dalton, co-founder and CEO, DODOcase

Jeff Nicholas, Director of VR Creative + Production, Live Nation Studios

David Birnbaum, Design Director, Immersion Corporation

Nicholas F. Longano, Partner, Hourglass Interactive LLC

Annie Lukowski, co-founder, Vanishing Point Media

Lewis Smithingham, ‎President and Partner, 30 Ninjas

Malia Probst, VR/AR Producer & Connector, Director of Brand Strategy, VRScout, Moderator

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Session II: Guerin A Live Webcast

VR-AR/MR ThinkTank - The Deep Dive - Creative - Visionary Experiential Content and Technology

Justin Molinari, CTO, Otherworld Interactive

Edward Button, Award Winning Director of Photography and Director

Alejandro Dinsmore, CEO, EEVO

Seth Skolnik, COO, Live Planet

Bastiaan den Braber, President / COO, SAMO

Robert Watts, Co-founder and Executive Producer, Light Sail VR

Ben Mendelson, co-founder and president, Interactive Television Alliance, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Track I: Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, 303-304, Webcast

Ultimate TV: The OTT, Cross Platform, Multiscreen Experience - Navigated by Set-top, Mobile Device or Console

Erik Ramberg, Head of Product Management, TV Platforms, Media Solutions, Ericsson

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

Virginia Juliano, CEO & Founder, CobbleCord

Nick Colsey, Business Development, Sony Electronics

Robin Wilson, Director, RW TV

Jonathan Hurd, Director, Altman Vilandrie & Company, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

Digital Deals - Networks, Studios and Producers - Monetizing Content Across Platforms

Jason Henderson, Senior Manager, Contracts, DISH Network

Russell Schwartz, Senior Vice President and Head, Original Programming Business & Legal Affairs, Starz

Cupid Hayes, V.P. Business Development, MCMG – SAG-AFTRA Hollywood Board of Directors

Anjan Choudhury, Partner, Munger Tolles & Olson LLP

Vishal Panchal, Director, Digital & Theatrical Distribution - Shout! Factory

Karen M. Robson, Partner, Pryor Cashman

Bruce Eisen, founder and president, The Law Offices of Bruce David Eisen

Michael Sid, CEO, Mediamorph, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

Francis Pollara, Strategy & Venture Manager, Launch

Deoné Sulgatti, CEO, Tengia

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

Jillian Sidoti Esq. Crowdfunding Lawyers

Richard Grover, CEO and President: VaranIDEA

Corey Epstein, Co-CEO, DSTLD

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM – The VR - AR - Immersive Track

Session I: Haas Conf. Center, Room 172-173, Live Webcast

Presented by Laduma

VR/AR: The Next Normal for News and Non Scripted Content

Moderated by: Frank Radice, Expert in Residence, Definition6

Jason Farkas, Vice President of Premium Content Video, CNN

Jesse Redniss, Chief Innovation Officer, Turner Broadcasting

Tyson Sadler, VR Director

Joel Douek, ECCO VR and chief scientist, ManMadeMusic

Michael Santiago, Vice President, LadumaVR

Michael Dutton, SVP Strategy & Content Partnerships, Mesmerise Global VR

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Session II: Herscher Hall, Guerin A, Live Webcast from this Room

VR/AR as a Branding/Advertising Strategy: The Immersive Experience as Image Maker - Movies/TV/Brand

Julie Shumaker, Vice President, Business Development of Advertising, Unity Technologies

Tom Flanagan, Chief Content and Innovation Officer, Big Block

Christine Lee, VP and GM, Global Business Development, IMMERSV INC.

Jon Simon, Vice President, Integrated Marketing, Ayzenberg

Guy Bedov, CEO and Co-Founder, Sidekick VR

Danilo Moura, Strategy, Business Development & VR Creative Services - ‎LOOT Interactive, LLC - VR Production Partner for 8i and Time Inc.’s LIFE VR

Cynthia Lieberman, Media & Marketing Strategist, Lieberman Communications, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The Documentary Festival at Digital Hollywood

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM, Magnin Auditorium

Presented by PGA Documentary / Non-Fiction Committee

The Documentary Today: Expanding Technique and Form

Robert Kenner (Academy Award-nominated director, Command and Control, Merchants of Doubt, Food, Inc.)

Domini Hofmann (Producer/Director/Showrunner CNN’s Declassified Series)

Christopher Leggett (producer, Becoming Bond, The Short Game)

Grace Lee, Director, K-TOWN ‘92, American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

Svetlana Cvetko (Cinematographer, Inside Job, Red Army, Silicon Cowboys)

Lesley Chilcott, PGA Documentary / Non-fiction Committee, Moderator