New 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: Public Private Partnerships & Student Creativity Summit

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

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, Guerin B, in Herscher Hall

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

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

Marlon Schulman, Founder and CEO, Horror Equity Fund LLC

Josh Amster, Business Development Director, StartEngine Crowdfunding

Ash Kumra, Ash Kumra, Co-Founder, Youngry.com & White House Award Winner Moderator

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ThinkTank - Workshop

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, Haas Center - Room 172 & 173: Live Webcast

Amazon Echo & Alexa – Amazon’s Vision for AI & the Connected Home

Michael Francisco, Alexa Partnerships and Business Development, Amazon

Andrew Howlett, Partner and Chief Digital Officer, Rain

Ethan Grey, Chief Strategy Officer, Slate Studio

Brett Worthington, General Manager for Americas and Vice President of Global Business Development, Samsung SmartThings

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3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Cable, TV, Film and Broadband - New Content - New Networks - Streams, Platforms, Devices

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

Amit Ziv, ‎Vice President, Business Operations, Development, and Strategy, EPIX

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

Kurt Smith, General Manager, Media and Entertainment/Digital, Infor

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

Joe Friend, Vice President, Ad Technology Systems, Fox Broadcasting Company

David Cutbill, Media & Entertainment Advisory Leader, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Moderator

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Track II: Haas Conference Center - Room 171

Social Content, Viral Campaigns & Advertising - Driving Brand Awareness, Boosting Campaign ROI and Direct Response Initiatives

JR Griffin, Vice President, Digital Marketing & Business Development, FremantleMedia North America

Ty Jones, Senior Director of Celebrity Talent Management, WhoSay

Maria Weaver, SVP and head of sales of Interactive One (iOne), Radio One/TV One

Adam Wilensky, Executive Director, Marketing, Fox Digital Entertainment

Andrew Solmssen, Managing Director, POSSIBLE, Los Angeles

Tania Yuki, CEO, Shareablee

Marc Karzen, CEO, RelishMIX, Moderator

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

VR-AR - Financing the Imagination: Funding and Business Development in Immersive Entertainment & Technology – From VCs and Kickstarter to Corporate Investments

Richard Yen, Managing Director, Private Equity, Saban Capital Group

Sivan Iram, General Manager, River Studios

Eunice Shin, Managing Director, Manatt Digital Media. Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Fryd Ovcaric, General Manager and Head of Business Devleopment, 8i Studios

Scott Lenet, President, Touchdown Ventures

Jon Goldman, Venture Partner, Greycroft Partners

Joe Michaels, Former Senior Director, Business Development, Microsoft, Moderator

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

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM: Guerin B, in Herscher Hall

The TV/Film/Video - Developing Strategies and Partnerships - Developing Hollywood Content as Brand and Franchise

Scott Weintrob, Director, Top Gear (TV Series), Commercials for Audi, Ford

Brandon Schultz, President, Street Legends Ink

Basil Shadid, Executive Producer of Video, Rational Interaction

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

Saul Goldberg, Vice President, Head of Unscripted Television, Covert Media

John Attanasio, Co-Founder, Feldspar Ventures

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

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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, Ahmanson Hall

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 & Visual Effects, Warner Bros.

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

Paula Kupfer, SVP, Worldwide Promotion & Consumer Products, Lionsgate

Josh McLaughlin, EVP, Production, Focus Features

Paula Kupfer, SVP, Worldwide Promotion & Consumer Products, Lionsgate

Rami Yanni, SVP, Legal Affairs, Saban Brands, LLC

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

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Digital Hollywood Spring

May 3-6, 2016, New Larger Location

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

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: Haas Conference Center, Room 171

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

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

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

Jennifer Cooper, Director of Industry Strategy in Media and Entertainment, Adobe

Nick Soares, Chief Executive Officer, GoDigital

Dan Goman, Founder & CEO, OWNZONES

David Fannon, EVP, Screen Media

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

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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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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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

Jason Sklar, Managing Director, Shamrock Capital Advisors

Seth Shapiro, Governor, Interactive Media, The Television Academy

Larry Gerbrandt, Managing Director, Janas Group & principal, Media Valuation Partners, Moderator

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

Artificial Intelligence in SmartPhones - Film - TV - Games:  From Software in 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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The Stakeholders Summit: Private – Public Partnerships in Higher Education

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

12 Noon – 1:00 PM Guerin B, in Herscher Hall

The DealMaking Process: From Feature Film, Reality TV & Specials to Web Series and Indie Film Making

Adam Reed, President, Thinkfactory Media

Jane E. Durkee, COO, Tremendous! Entertainment

Robert (Leo) Rodgers, MBA, Sr. VP & Label Liaison, Bungalo Records/Universal Music Group

Kevin Iwashina, Founder & CEO, Preferred Content, (Producer, "Frank & Lola,” “Little Birds,” “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” )

Ilyssa Goodman, Producer/Director, Director, Distribution RGH Entertainment

Melisse Lewis, Entertainment Attorney, Moderator

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1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

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

The Power of YouTube: Unlocking the Power of Programming, Premium Content and Advertising

Rebecca Donohue, Director of Digital Content & Social Media, Vin Di Bona Productions

John Fitzpatrick, Producer & Talent Manager, Studio71, ProSiebenSat.1 Group

James Creech, Co-Founder and CEO, Paladin Software

Alex Lewis, YouTube Personality, “Let’s Just Be Friends”

Michael Gaston, Chief Executive Officer, Cut

Juan Bruce, CEO, Epoxy

Kelli Richards, President & CEO, The All Access Group, LLC, Moderator

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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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Track III: Haas Conference Center, Room 172-173

Live Streaming – Social Streaming – The Video Phenomenon of Everything

Andy Swanson, VP of E-Sports and Events, Twitch

Will Keenan, President & Co-Founder of Streamup,

Gregory Strompolos, Director of Business Development, YouNow,

Caroline Lesley, producer, actor, host and entrepreneur, Parachute TV

Nick Crooks, Director, Business Operations, Fullscreen

Karen Allen, President, Karen Allen Consulting, Moderator

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ThinkTank - Workshop

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Haas Conference Center, Room 171

Programmatic Buying and Targeting: Strategies in Cross Platform Advertising

Kiki Burton, Senior Manager of Product Strategy, Adobe

Rich Sutton, Chief Revenue Officer, North America, Trusted Media Brands

Lewis Rothkopf, Chief Revenue Officer, AdsNative

James Zayti, Group Director, Hyundai Media, INNOCEAN USA

Mark Goldman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, ZypMedia

Juan Suarez, Vice President, Xaxis West, Xaxis

Jeff Hochberg, General Manager, Enterprise Business Development, The Trade Desk, Moderator

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

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Guerin B, in Herscher Hall

The Hollywood Masterclass: TV, Film and Video - Packaging - Producing - Bundling - Distributing in a Cross-Platform World

Bill Taub, WGA Award for 101 Best Written TV Series including Barney Millerand Hill Street Blues

Marilyn Anderson, Writer-Producer, "How to Beat a Bully," TV Writer, "FAME," "Friday the 13th - the Series," "Sherman Oaks," "Murphy Brown"

Darrell Miller, Partner/Chair, Entertainment Department, Fox Rothschild LLP

Brian Herskowitz, CCO, Horror Equity Fund (HEF)

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

Additional speakers to be announced

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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, Producer/actor, Defrost (VR Narrative Film)

Louisa Spring, CEO, Spring Alliance, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

Allie Greenwald, West Coast Sales & Brand Partnerships, Fullscreen

Anthony Layser, Head of US Content Development, Dailymotion

Valerie Voci, Chief Marketing Officer, OWNZONES Media Network

Adam Goldstein, VP, Business Development, ZEFR

Larry Laboe, President of Production, SXM

Michael Kernan, Chief Executive Officer, NuMedia Studios & Management

Steve Bradbury, Principal, Vlocity Digital, Moderator

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Track III: Haas Conference Center - Room 171

Esports: The Hottest Sector in Entertainment, Monetization and Games

Andrew Schneider, Co-Founder, Board Director eSports Hero

Ian Sharpe, CEO, Azubu

Jeff Browning, Senior Vice President of Sales, Legends Of Gaming, Endemol Beyond USA

Stan Press, Managing Director, Digital and Gaming, Magid Advisors, Moderator

Additional speakers to be announced

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