Special Events at Digital Hollywood

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Virtual Reality - AR/MR - Internet TV - Advertising

Comedy Festival - The DigiFest - Social Media

 

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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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

Nash Parker, Director, IoT Ecosystem Development, Marketing & Corporate Affairs, Nokia

Nick Colsey, Business Development, Sony Electronics

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

Erik Ramberg, Director of Product Management for TV & Media, Ericsson

Robin Wilson, ITV Technology Consultant

Mark Donnigan, Vice President, Marketing, Beamr, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

John J. Petrocelli, CEO, Bulldog Digital Media

Peter Csathy, founder & chairman, CREATV Media

Jason Beukema, CEO/ Founder, Whet Travel - GROOVE Cruise

Brian Anderson, Global Music Sponsorships Lead, YouTube

Kim Garner, Content Development and Acquisitions, TV Partnerships, AEG Presents

Devon Copley, Product Management, Nokia Ozo

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

Session I: Ahmanson Hall

The Future of Entertainment: VR Story Architects and Experience Designers

Celine Tricart, Stereoscopic 3D and Virtual Reality, founder, Lucid Dreams Productions, Moderator

Jenn Duong, Director of Virtual Reality 1215creative

Najeeb Khuda, founder & CEO Endless Media

Alex Pearce, VR Producer, Jaunt Studios

Dylan Roberts, war zone VR filmmaker, Freelance Society

Thomas Wallner, Founder / CEO, Deep, Inc.

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

David Traub, Co-Founder, Epiphany Film Fund, Moderator

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)

Jacquie Barnbrook, Co-Founder/Executive Jester, VRiety Shows (The Martian VR Experience, Jungle Book, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales)

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

Joseph A. Zaki, Founder and CEO, VRTUALITY, VFX - (Pan, Ant-Man, Interstellar)

Thomas Polson, CEO, 3DPaint/FX

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The Comedy Festival at Digital Hollywood, Presented by David Zucker and Circa Laughs - Full Info Click Here

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

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

 

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

Blair Harrison, CEO, Frequency

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

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

Jonathan Anastas, CMO, TEN: The Enthusiast Network

Jeffrey Stansfield, President and CEO, Advantage Video Systems

Peter Dawidzik, VP of Media and Service Providers, Qello Media Solutions

Fredrik Anderson, co-founder and SVP, Accedo

Lauren Cole, President, Cole Media, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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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The Women's International Music Network and

Daisy Rock Girl Guitars Present

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

Women in Action: Disrupting Gender Norms in Music & Media

Laura B. Whitmore, Owner, Mad Sun Marketing, Moderator

Tish Ciravolo, President and Founder, Daisy Rock Girl Guitars

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

Amberly Crouse-Knox, Senior Director - Creative & Marketing, BMG Production

Laura Nickerson, Host/Producer/Video Content Creator

Kat Corbett, DJ, KROQ
Leslie Frank, Partner, King, Holmes, Paterno & Soriano

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Session I: Haas Conference Center, Room 172 & 173: Webcast

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

Daniel Kenyon, Founder/CEO, Furious M

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

Louis Cacciuttolo, CEO, VRrOOm

Marco Rosado, Creative Director, , ModeSelect

Jake Sally, Director of Development, Two Bit Circus VR

Ryan Moore, CEO, Experience 360°

Larry Rosenthal, President, Creative Director, CubeVR, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin C

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

Scripted & Fiction

1. MY BFF (teaser) - Created by April Wright, Sarah Agor & Jennifer Jarrett

2. ONE HALLOWEEN (short) - Created by Rebecca Murga and Karen Kraft

3. Sweet Dream (short) - Created by Maya Cryor

5. FAUK MY LIFE (pilot) - Created by Stephanie Neroes, Rick Telles

Nominee Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The Comedy Festival at Digital Hollywood, Presented by David Zucker and Circa Laughs - Full Info Click Here

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin A

100 Year Comic Evolution: From Chaplin to Digital

 

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, Presented by David Zucker and Circa Laughs - Full Info Click Here

5:15 PM - 7:15 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin A

Comedy Cocktail & LOLY Awards Party

The Best in Comedy – Performance – Screenings - Awards

 

The Digital Hollywood DigiFest

Awards Celebration

6:15 PM – 8:00 PM, Ahmanson Hall

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

 

Thursday, May 25th

Special Event Dinner, Tickets Required - Full Information and Buy Tickets Here

6:15 PM - 8:30 PM, Guerin Ballroom B

"An Evening on Mars" - Mars City Fundraising Dinner

Hosted by by Vera Mulyani, Mars City Design

Space Master of Ceremony, Gray Bright, Host, The Tomorrow Show

Guest Speaker, Mayor Jennifer Wood, California City, Mojave

VIP GUESTS:

Pete Worden, Chairman, Breakthrough Prize Foundation, (Brig. Gen., USAF, Ret., PhD) Former Director of NASA's Ames Research Center and US Air Force

David Bearden, General Manager - NASA & Civil Space Programs at The Aerospace Corporation

Loretta Whitesides, Founder Astronaut and Consultant at Virgin Galactic, Founder of Yuri's night, Mentor and Master of Space Jedi

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Digital Hollywood Spring, May 23-25 2017

Skirball Center, 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles

Registration Page - Click Here

 

The Comedy Festival at Digital Hollywood, Presented by David Zucker and Circa Laughs - Click Here

 

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

Curated and Co-Hosted by:

I. Women in Film

II. NALIP - The National Association of Latino Producers

III. HollyShorts

 

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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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

Matt Leardini, Vice President, Search & Advertising, Synacor

Jason Bercovici, Director, Creative Strategy, Exponential

Matt Wilkinson, CSO, Mirriad

John Derham, Head of Innovation and Co-Founder, IQ Media

Zak Soreff, President, Sawyer Studios

Aimee Helfand, founder and CEO, FamiLeague

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Sponsored by the Casting Society of America

Track II: Haas Conference Center - Room 171

The Casting Process for Immersive Media - CGI-VR-Games etc.

Suzanne Goddard-Smythe, CSA, Casting Director, Interactive, Quantic Dream for Sony

Ivy Isenberg, CSA, VR and Gaming (Call of Duty:Black Ops 1, 2 & 3, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare)

Emily Schweber, CSA, Video Games, (Battlefield Franchise, Wolfenstein and Killzone)

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

Greg Bond, SVP, Commercial Partnerships, Blend Media

Jordan Mann, VR Creator, Samsung VR Series, entitled “Gone”, "The Deepak Chopra VR Meditation Experience”

David Neyman, VP of Content, Inception VR

Sam White, Director of New Development and Strategic Partnerships, Two Bit Circus VR

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

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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 Content Officer, FOTV Media Networks

Randa Minkarah, Chief Operating Officer, Transform

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

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

Keith Valory, CEO, Plex

Robert Magdien, Chief Programming Officer, Pluto TV

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

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, co-founder of Citadella Media, LLC and Twins Rock Media, LLC.

Debra Chen, founder, Vanity + Trade

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

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

John Linden, President, Seismic Games

Mike Nichols, VP, Creative Technology, Fuel

Craig Dalton, cofounder and CEO, DODOcase

Joseph Itaya, Founder & CEO, Epicenter VR

Alex M. Calle, Chief Creative Officer, Entertainment Design Corporation

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Session II: Guerin A Live Webcast

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

BJ Schwartz, Co-Founder, Vanishing Point Media

Seth Skolnik, COO, Live Planet

Andrew Goldstein, CEO and Co-Founder, Otherworld Interactive

Bastiaan den Braber, President / COO, SAMO

Alejandro Dinsmore, CEO, EEVO

Edward Button, Award Winning Director of Photography and Director

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Noon - 7:30 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin C

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

The Comedies

1. @GirlsIauditionwith - Created by Robin De Lano & Alexandra Case

2. The Charlie Show - Created by Charlie Gelbart

3. One Mime at a Time - Created by Mhairi Morrison & Holly Payberg

4. Hey You, It’s Me - Created by Suzanne Schmidt, Frankie Ingrassia, Kerith Lemon

5. Everybody Does it - Created by Megan Brotherton (content creator for FunnyorDie.com)

6. Matt & Dave are so Depressed - Created by David Zarif, Greg Hirsh, Matt Warren and Michael J Lambie

Nominee 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

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

Colin Zhao, VP Product Management & Market Development, NAGRA

Alex Drosin, President - North America, Massive Interactive

Sean Doherty, founder, Wurl TV

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

Steve Harnsberger, EVP Business Development and OTT Market Specialist, ColorTV Inc.

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

Karen M. Robson, Partner, Pryor Cashman

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

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

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The Comedy Festival at Digital Hollywood, Presented by David Zucker and Circa Laughs - Full Info Click Here

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin A

“Hollywood? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Hollywood” A New Birth of Comic Freedom

 

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

Session I: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast

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

Chuck Peil, Head of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships, Reel FX (VR for Lionsgate, JC Penny, AT&T, Samsung)

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

Nicholas Longano, Head of VR/AR, Kaleidoscope Interactive

Sara Poorsattar, Director of VR/Video, Vimeo

Jon Simon, Vice President, Integrated Marketing, Ayzenberg

Vince Cacace, Founder and CEO, Vertebrae

Todd Hooper, founder and CEO, VREAL

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

Presented by Laduma

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

VR, The Directors Cut: Part of “The New Normal”

Moderated by: Frank Radice, Expert in Residence, Definition6

Ben Smith, CEO, Laduma

Joel Douek, Co-Founder, ECCO VR, Chief Scientist, Man Made Music

Jesse Redniss, Chief Innovation Officer,  Turner Broadcasting

Tyson Sadler, VR Director

Dylan Southard, Creative Director, writer, VR Playhouse

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The Comedy Festival at Digital Hollywood, Presented by David Zucker and Circa Laughs - Full Info Click Here

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin A

360 Degree Comedy - Can VR/AR make content funnier?

 

2:00 PM - 7:30 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin C

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

Drama and Documentaries

1. The Red Pill (documentary) - Created by Cassie Jaye

2. The List (short) - Created by Amin Jay Rupani

3. Sanvean (short) - Created by Elizabeth Yoder, Paul E Allan, Alina Patra, Jonathan Abrahams, Wolfgang Bodison, Ed Brotherton

4. SPARK (short) - Created by Juan Martinez Vera & Diego Nareja

5. DESCRY (short) - Created by David Michael Yohe, JENNA BLEECKER

Nominee Bios and Session Information - Click Here