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Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Special Events at Digital Hollywood

 

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

Workshop: Sponsored by Women in Film

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM - The Directors Room

“How Do You Go from Idea to Pitch?”
1. Creation – You have a great idea; now what? How do you develop an idea into a project; what format to choose, what platform, where to find your audience? What is your long term plan for your project?

2. Building Traction – Before you go to the networks (or studios), how do you make your project stands out? Develop a marketing plan.  How can you get your content stand out?  Maximize social media exposure: develop followers/fan base on social media?

3. Pitching – How do you put all the chances on your side? How to make a successful pitch.  What are networks looking for?  What is going to make your content stands out from the others?

Mhairi Morrison, Creator of Feathers & Toast

Holly Payberg, Producer of Feathers & Toast

Leah Cevoli, Producer and Actor

Brittany Turner, Vice President of Digital Video at Adaptive Studios

Angela Wilson Gyetvan, Founder & President of Digital Whisper

Laura Fischer, Head of Production at Yahoo!

Melissa Schneider, SVP of Development & Production at New Form Digital, and

Ellen Pittleman, President at Hybrid Entertainment

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Track I: Salon II- Live Webcast from this Room

Internet TV - The Mainstreaming of the Entertainment Industry: Video Anytime Anywhere: Video Across Platforms - TV, Internet and Mobile

Tom Adams, President, Tom Adams Research

Spencer Stephens, Chief Technology Officer, Sony Pictures

Andy Beach, Developer Account Manager, Xbox Live, Microsoft

Christophe Louvion, COO, M-GO

Fabian Birgfeld, founder and partner, W12 Studios

Steve Bradbury, Chief Operating Officer, Zazoom Media Group

Steve Wong, Director Telco & Media Sales Americas, Siemens, Moderator

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Track II: Marina Vista - Live Webcast from this Room

The Future of Enhanced Advertising: Addressing Brands, Message, Technology, Media and Entertainment

Jason Jercinovic, President, Havas Worldwide Digital

Josh Kruter, SVP, Digital Product, Clear Channel Outdoor

Joakim “Jay” Baage, Executive Director, [a]listdaily / Ayzenberg

Otto Bell, Vice President, Group Creative Director & Founder, Courageous, Turner Broadcasting

Ari Avishay, Executive at CAA Marketing, Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

Jeff Hurlow, Head of BCF Brand Content Fund, Vimeo

Tom Flanagan, (former) EVP, Entertainment, Leo Burnett, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track III: The Plaza Room

Big Data Revolution for Digital Marketing: From TV Networks and Studios to Games and the Scalable Web

Shawndra Hill, Operations and Info Management Dept., The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Researcher, Microsoft

Richard S Maraschi, Global Solutions Leader, Big Data & Analytics IBM

Daniel Webster, Managing Director, Kaltura

David Shor, CEO, Prove

Yves Bergquist, Senior Director of Business Development, Ranker, Moderator

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Track IV: The Admiralty Room

Women Entertainment & Technology Innovators: Addressing a Balance in Content, Branding & Strategy

Elizabeth Braman, Chief Production Officer, Realty Mogul

Marjorie DeHey, J.D./MBA, Head of Entertainment, Bishop-Lyons Entertainment

Pauline Malcolm, Vice President of Agency Strategy and Development, Maker Studios

Allison Dollar, CEO / Founder, ITV Alliance

Susan Miller, author, columnist, TV personality, and founder, Astrology Zone®

Krista Thomas, Vice President, Product Marketing, Mobile & Video, Rubicon Project

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

Session I: Salon I

Killer Apps for VR Gaming and Beyond--Where Entertainment, Technology and Immersion Meet

Bryan Rowles, Partner/Executive Creative Director, 72andSunny (VR for The Avengers: Age of Ultron & Ad Agency for Call of Duty)

Richard Marks, Director, PlayStation Magic Labs, Sony Playstation

Amir Rubin, founder & CEO, Sixense

Kevin Bachus, SVP, Entertainment and Game Strategy, Dave & Buster's, Xbox co-creator

Pete Moss, VR Dude and Lead Engineer, Creative Content Studio, Unity Technologies
Moderator - Jason Jerald, Ph.D., Co-Founder and Principal Consultant, NextGen Interactions

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Session II: Ballroom Terrace

Advertising and Brands in AR-VR – from Experiential and Mobile to Retail

Miles Perkins, Vice President, Marketing Communications, JauntVR

Guy Primus, co-founder + CEO, The VR Company

Greg Roberts, CEO, dSky

Gary Koepke, Chief Creative Officer, North America, SapientNitro

Bertrand “Bruce” Wooden, Developer & Community Relations, AltspaceVR (Co-Chair SVVR)

Cynthia Lieberman, Principal, Lieberman Communications

Bruce Greenberg, Founder, iCinema Ventures, Moderator

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3:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Track I: Salon II - Live Webcast from this Room

Leveraging Content and Celebrity For Cross-Platform Success: Brands and Entertainers Collaborate

Justin Hochberg, CEO, Just Entertainment

Jesse Uram, Brand Partnerships and Digital Content, Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

Adam Smith, President, Entertainment, United Entertainment Group (UEG)

Bill Sanders, Senior Vice President, Athlete & Talent Marketing, Excel Sports Management

Rob Lee, President and Founder, Bayonne Entertainment

Hiram Garcia, Producing Partner, Seven Bucks Productions

Steven Masur, Senior Partner, Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP, Moderator

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Track II: Marina Vista- Live Webcast from this Room

Original Internet TV - The Cross Platform Explosion

Scott Ehrlich, Chief Executive Officer, QYOUTV

Evan Bregman, Head of Original Content, Portal A

Andrew Graham, Senior Talent Manager, Big Frame

Rafi Mamalian, Chief Revenue Officer, theAmplify

Damon Berger, VP, Business Development, Fullscreen

David Tochterman, Co-Founder and CEO, Canvas Media Studios, Moderator

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

Session I: Salon III

Immersive Entertainment in the Out of Home Market - VR-AR, 360 Video and More

Tony Christopher, CEO/President and Founder, Landmark Entertainment Group

Ken Bretschneider, co-founder and CEO, The VOID

Brent Young, Principal and Creative Director, Super 78

Mats Johansson, President and CEO, EON REALITY

Brent Bushnell, CEO, Two Bit Circus

Kevin Williams, Consultant and writer, KWP, Moderator (former Imagineer)

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Session II: Ballroom Terrace

The Power of VR-AR: A New Language of Artistry - A Unique Moment of Commercial Possibility and Marketplace

Jarrell Pair, Sr. Manager, Digital Ideation, Digital Entertainment Product Group, DLab, DIRECTV

Rich Flier, Managing Director of Business Development for Digital Domain Holdings Limited

Michael T. Jones, President and CEO, Wearality

Cameron Curtis, Director of Digital Marketing, Universal Pictures

Christine Cattano, Executive Producer, VR Studio, Framestore

Tom Saachi, co-founder, UNIT9

Moderator - Shawn Gold, Advisor, Wattpad.com

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5:00 PM - 6:15 PM, Open to All Attendees

End-of Day Poolside Reception - Ritz Carlton

 

Special Session in the Poolside Tent I

Sponsored by: Mobile Excellence Awards and the Interactive Television Alliance

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Pitch, Pass or Play: Interactive Start–Up Showcase Competition

Chris Denson, Director, OMD/Ignition Factory

Eli Weisman, VP Interactive Media, Trailer Park.

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

Brad Spahr, Vice President, Product Development, Global Digital Business, Sony Music Entertainment

Jonathan Lowe, VP Marketing Sports, AEG Wordwide

Adam Wilensky, Executive Director, Mobile, Fox Digital Entertainment

Moderator: Sarah Miller, CEO, Axis PR/Entertainment Founder, Mobile Excellence Awards

Co-Moderator, Allison Dollar, CEO, Founder, Interactive Television Alliance

 

6:15 PM – 8:30 PM, Marina Vista Room

Virtual Reality Entertainment Festival at Digital Hollywood

co-sponsored by TV Academy, Interactive Peer Group

Seth Shapiro, Governor, Interactive Media, The Television Academy

An Evening Honoring the Best in VR, AR and Immersive

On the Dais - Evening VIP Commentators Include:

Grant Anderson, Head of Studio. JauntVR

Aaron Luber, Head of Partnerships, Google Cardboard

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

Amir Rubin, founder & CEO, Sixense

Nathan Burba, co-founder & CEO, Survios

Neville Spiteri, co-founder and CEO, WEVR

Peter Levin, President Lionsgate Interactive Ventures & Games

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

6:15 PM – 8:30 PM, Salon I

Special VIP Dinner:

The Immersive Entertainment and Technology Track

The Interface: An Object of Beauty: The Doorway to Everything

Moderator: Philip Lelyveld, VR/AR Program Manager, USC Entertainment Technology Center

John Underkoffler, CEO & Chief Scientist, Oblong Industries (Designer, Computer interfaces for Steven Spielberg's Minority Report

Richard Marks, Director, PlayStation Magic Labs, Sony Playstation

Philip Rosedale, CEO, High Fidelity (founder, Linden Lab)

Jack J. McCauley, Founder & President, McCauley Labs (Co-Founder and Chief Engineer,Oculus VR)

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

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

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

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Digital Hollywood Fall

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

Ritz Carlton in Marina del Rey, California

Tuesday, October 20th

7:45 AM - 9:00 AM, Breakfast Session

Track I: Ballroom Terrace, Live Webcast from this Room

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

Michael Pachter, Managing Director, Equity Research  Wedbush Securities

Dounia Turrill, former, Senior Vice President, Client Insights, The Nielsen Company

Gene Munster, Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst, Piper Jaffray

Larry Namer, President/CEO, Metan Global Entertainment Group, Founder E! Entertainment

Justin Liu, Lead Engagement Manager, Media + Gaming - Akamai Technologies

Tom Burns, CTO, Media & Entertainment, EMC/Isilon

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Track II: Salon II - Live Webcast from this Room

Over the Top TV - Content and the Consumer Experience - New Technologies as Gateway to the New Hollywood

Adam Ware, SVP / Head of Digital Media, Tennis Channel

Evan Greenberg, Manager of Audience Development, TAPP

Ian Greenblatt, Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, ARRIS

Donald Wong, Global Technical Account Manager for the

21st Century Fox & News Corp Accounts, NetApp

Ben Huang, VP of Marketing, Ericsson

Angela Northington, SVP, Content Acquisitions, RLJ Entertainment & Urban Movie Channel

Steve Wong, Director Telco & Media Sales Americas, Siemens, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track III, Poolside Tent I

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

Brian Mac Mahon, Chief Community Officer, Expert DOJO

Andrew Heckler, founder and CEO, Hone

John Shiple, founder, FreelanceCTO.com

Addison McCaleb, Founder and CEO, MediaHound

Marina Lee, Chair, Founder and CEO, Women In Tech Network & MIDA

Victoria Silchenko, Ph.D., Chair of Global LAVA, Los Angeles Venture Association, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

9:45 AM – 11:00 AM – The VR - AR - Immersive Track

Session II: Ballroom Terrace

AR – VR and the Human Brain: The Impact of Neuromarketing on the Real-Time Design of Immersive Entertainment and Advertising Productions

Garry Hare, PhD. Director of the Media Psychology Graduate Program, Fielding Graduate University (Moderator)

Christophe Morin, PhD, CEO of Sales Brain and Faculty, Fielding Graduate University

Jeffrey Ventrella, Artificial Life and Virtual Worlds Innovator, Wiglets

Paul Zak PhD., CEO of ZESTxLabs and Director, Center, Neuroeconomic Studies, Claremont Graduate University

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

Session I: Salon I

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

Katie Kulik, Global SVP Sales and Marketing, CBS Interactive

Myles McGovern, President, IM360

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

Daryl Sartain, Director of Virtual Reality, AMD

Anthony Batt, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, WEVR

Moderator - Robert Nashak, COO, Survios

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

10:45 AM - Noon

Track I: Salon II - Live Webcast from this Room

Hollywood and the Digital Consumer: How Technology, Content and Services Establish the Next Level of Consumer Entertainment Experience

John Rubey, CEO, Fathom Events

Sharon Mussalli, US Industry Manager, Entertainment, Global Marketing Solutions Team, Facebook

Hanny Patel, Sr. Director, Revenue & Product Marketing, DIRECTV, part of the AT&T family

Keyvan Peymani, Managing Director, Digital Strategy Division, ICM Partners

Don Daglow, CEO, 4thRing Inc., President, Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Foundation

Don Levy, President, Smith Brook Farm, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track III: Salon III

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

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

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

Michael Pachter, Managing Director, Equity Research  Wedbush Securities

Chris Edwards, CEO, The Third Floor

Kyle Villella, Senior Director of Distribution, Fathom Events

Gene Munster, Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst, Piper Jaffray

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

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Track IV: The Women's Creativity Workshops  Poolside Tent I

Living the Life: Women Entrepreneurs, Lifestyle Innovators and Disrupters

Miss Kris Turner, Fashion + Lifestyle + DIY Blogger

Katie Elmore Mota, Co-President and Executive Producer, Wise Entertainment

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

Joanne Rubino, Senior Vice President of Production, Thinkfactory Media

Dr. Meghana Bhatt, Co-founder & VP, Data Science, FEM Inc.

Lisa Kraynak, Founding partner, Propelle partners, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

Track V: Marina Vista Room

Investment & Funding of Indie Film and TV: from Theatrical Features to Cable Networks, Netflix and Amazon

René Bourdages, CEO, Elevado Media, Inc., Moderator

Micah Green, Co-Head of financing, CAA

Bryan Smiley, Manager Home Entertainment & New Business Development initiatives, New Regency

Chuck Bush Jr, CEO, Great Road Capital

Aaron Meyerson, Managing Director, Qualia Legacy Advisors, LLC

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

Session I: Poolside Tent II

VR for Everyone: Mobile VR and AR – Compelling Experience - Opening the Doorway to the Consumer

Aaron Luber, Head of Partnerships, Google Cardboard

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

Michael Yang, Managing Director, Comcast Ventures

Joel Susal, Director, VR/AR, Dolby Labs

Scott Broock, VP of Content, Jaunt

Daniel Surya, Group CEO of WIR, Co-Founder & Chairman of AR&Co

Moderator, Craig Dalton, cofounder and CEO, DODOcase

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Session II: Salon I

The VR-AR Innovators & Disruptors - Entertainment, Technology & Advertising - A Redefinition of the Industry

Morris May, founder/CTO, Specular Theory

Micah Brown, Senior Product Manager, Premier Digital Properties, NBC (VR for SNL)

Thomas Jorian, Innovation & Strategy, Havas Media, N.A

Mike Rubenstein, VP, Broadcast Production, Integrated Operations, Hill Holliday

Jeffrey Greller, Agent, Virtual Reality & Digital Media, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment (WME)

Jay Williams, CEO/Chief Content Officer/Exec Producer, Legion of Creatives

Kurt Knutsson, CyberGuy, Author, Investor, Broadcaster, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Track I: Salon II - Live Webcast from this Room

Hollywood and Media Challenge: Platforms and Convergence - Programming and Monetization in a Cross Platform Universe

Scott Barton, Senior Vice President, Branded Digital Content and Products, Starz

Lisa Meier, Group Vice President, Time Warner Cable Media Sales

Jason Henderson, Attorney, Sr. Contracts Manager, Video Entertainment and Marketing, Dish Networks

Tyler Slocum, Director of Connected TV Platforms and Mobile, NFL

David Lyle, President, Pact US (former CEO, National Geographic Channel)

Michael Kohn, General Counsel & Executive Vice President, Dick Clark Productions

Terry S. Bienstock, CEO, Mobilactive Media, LLC., Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track III: Salon III

The Internet - Media - Hollywood Connection - Ubiquitous Broadband - Ubiquitous Content

Don Wilcox, Vice President, Digital Marketing and Services, PBS

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

Beth Clearfield, SVP, Digital Distribution & Business Development BBC Worldwide Americas

Jeff Shultz, VP, Business Development, CBS Interactive

Sam Notowitz, Vice President, Distribution & Content Acquisitions, Feeln, a Hallmark Company

Darren Lepke, Product Line Manager - OTT Video Applications, Verizon Digital Media Services

Bill Woods, VP Sales, Mediamorph, Moderator

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Track IV: The Workshop - Poolside Tent I -

Investment, Financing & Packaging Projects: Unique Content - Unique Technology - Funding & Monetizing Properties Across Platforms

Kelemen Papp, Executive Director, Mooreland Partners

Leif Reinstein, Head of Entertainment, Rosenfeld Meyer & Susman

David O. Higley, Managing Partner, Bond Lane Merchant Bank

Greg Akselrud, Partner, Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP

Brandon Quartararo, Director, Digital Capital Advisors

Hamet Watt, Venture Partner, Upfront Ventures

Joey Tamer, President, S.O.S. Inc., Moderator

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Track V: The Women's Creativity Workshops The Admiralty Room

Women & Original Content: From Internet Video and Advertising to TV and Film

Kayo Washio, Head of U.S. Operations, WOWOW

Teri Schwartz, Dean of UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television

Kylie Sparks, actor/producer, "Squaresville"

Valerie Voci, Chief Marketing Officer, OWNZONES Media Network

Caryn Ward Ross, Actress (BET's The Game and He's Mine Not Yours)

Sunni Pavlovic, Studio Manager, thatgamecompany

Perrin Kaplan, Principal, Zebra Partners, Moderator

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

Session I: Poolside Tent II

VR and Live Events - News, Sports & Music

Guido Voltolina, Head of Presence Capture, Nokia

Ted Kenney, Director, Field and Technical Operations, Fox Sports

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

Niko Chauls, Director Applied Technology, Gannett Digital, USA Today

Brad Spahr, Vice President, Product Development, Global Digital Business, Sony Music Entertainment

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

David S. Cohen, Senior Editor, Features, Variety , Moderator

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Session II: Ballroom Terrace

The Contours and Technology of VR-AR-Immersive: It Feels Like Magic - Doorway to New Environments

Jeff Nicholas, Co-Founder and President, The Uprising Creative (Videos for Beats By Dr. Dre, Bud Light Platinum,  Justin Timberlake, Rihanna and Shakira

David Rosenbaum, Director, Creative Director, JauntVR, Director, Humble, The Recruit, VR

Peter Oberdorfer, ‎President, Tactic

Andrew Brown, Director of Strategy, Holovis

Jay Harwood, VFX & CG Supervisor, Firstborn (VR for Patrón and Mountain Dew)

Moderator - Jim Stewartson, Founder and CEO, RIDES.tv

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