The Organizing Committee

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

 

Special Event at Digital Hollywood Fall - Click Here

Tuesday, October 18th - Friday, October 21st

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

The University Project

A Celebration of Education, Technology and Entertainment

 

Registration for the The University Project  - for Students & Faculty Only

Registration for Everyone Else - Click Here

 

The Vision: The University Project at Digital Hollywood represents an ongoing commitment to supporting the research, development and investment in technology and entertainment and it’s intersection with Universities nationwide.  Colleges and Universities represent the foundation, the starting line in the nation’s investment in technology and advancement in education.  And through year-round programs at Digital Hollywood, we will bring the greatest and most creative minds from technology, entertainment and educational institutions together – both online and face-to-face at our conferences.

The Goal: Digital Hollywood Fall will Celebrate the best in Entertainment & Technology innovation through AR-VR-MR-Apps, Entertainment Production and other Specialities.

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.

Tuesday, October 18th, The Skirball Center

The Strategic Sessions - Let's Get Started!

Tuesday, October 18th

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

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

Pokemon GO - The Phenomenon of AR Gets Real - Gateway to the Future

Don Daglow, CEO Daglow Entertainment (Games Industry Leader: La Russa Baseball, Madden NFL, NASCAR Racing)

Jules Urbach, CEO, Otoy

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

Dmitry Shapiro, CEO, GoMeta

Anjali Shastri, Senior Director, Design Strategy, Client Computing Group, Intel

Nancy King, Consultant, NewView Marketing, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track II: Haas Conference Center, Room 171

The Psychology of Audience Engagement: Film/TV, AR, VR and Real Time Media - Balancing Fan Desires and Producer Vision in the Age of Entitlement

Jerri Lynn Hogg, Director, Media Psychology PhD Program, Fielding Graduate University, Moderator

Pamela Rutledge, Director, Media Psychology Research Center

Lara Hoefs, StoryDisruptive, Audience Insight Analyst and Strategist

Jason James, Chief Digital Officer, The Recording Academy

Cynthia Vinney, Independent Researcher, Audience and Fan Psychology

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

The Augmented Reality Experience: Implementing the Next Generation of AR into Application: From Education to Entertainment and Games

Jim Marggraff, CEO, Eyefluence

David Weinstein, Director for Professional Virtual Reality, nVidia

Roy Ashok, ‎Chief Product Officer, DAQRI

Brian Blau, Research Vice President, Gartner

Ronen Horovitz, Founder and CEO, EyeCue Vision Technologies

Michael Leventhal, Partner, Holmes Weinberg, P.C., former, Chief Legal Officer and VP, Magic Leap

Bill Newell, President, North South Studios LLC, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

12 Noon – 1:00 PM, Herscher Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 202

Audience Intelligence at the Frontier: How AI and Neuroscience will Change the Game

Jason Jercinovic, Global Head of Marketing Innovation & Global Brand Director, Havas

Justin Herz, Senior Vice President, Digital, Warner Bros.

Yves Bergquist, Project Director, Data & Analytics, Entertainment Technology Center | University of Southern California, Moderator

Speakers to be announced

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1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Track II:  Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast

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

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

Ariella Lehrer, Ph.D., CEO and President, Legacy Interactive and Legacy Games

Eric Gradman, ‎Chief Technology Officer, Two Bit Circus

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

Lynn Rogoff, founder, AMERIKIDS USA

Tai Crosby, Founder & CEO, SilVR Thread

Sun Jen Yung, Managing Director, Headwaters MB, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

Rick Rosner, Writer, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Man Show, Crank Yankers, The Grammys, The Emmys

Bill Wheeler, Writer, “Queen of Katwe”, “Ray Donovan”, “The Reluctant Fundamentalist”, “The Hoax”, “The Prime Gig”

Jonathan Fernandez, Writer/Producer, “Rob the Mob,” Writer “Star Trek: Enterprise,” Writer, “WRESTLING MOSES for HBO”

Jaydi Samuels, Writer, "Salem," "Celebrity Death Match," and "Family Guy"

Hal Lieberman, Program Director, The Los Angeles Film School, former president of production, Universal Pictures

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

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

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

Tanna Frederick, Producer/actor, Defrost (VR Narrative Film)

Christina Heller, CEO & Co-founder, VR Playhouse

Ryan Pulliam, CMO, Specular Theory

Rachel Skidmore, ‎Director of Media Development, ‎Skybound Entertainment

Anarghya Vardhana, Senior Associate, Maveron VC

Catherine Day, Head of Unscripted/EP, Jaunt VR

Louisa Spring, Head of Business Development, Innerspace VR, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey P Jones, Director, The Peabody Awards

Dr. Jacqueline Landrum Sanderlin, Executive Director, School and Community Relations, Inglewood Unified School District

Sherri Williams, PhD, Anna Julia Cooper Center Post-Doctoral Fellow, Wake Forest University

Eric Fitzgerald Reed, Vice President – Entertainment & Tech Policy, Verizon Communications

Dina Ibrahim, Director, The California State University Entertainment Alliance - CSUEA, 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

 

6:15 PM – 8:30 PM, Two Dinners to Pick From - Additional Ticket Required

I. The Welcome Dinner - Guerin B - Herscher Hall

The Human and Entertainment Interface: An Object of Beauty - The Doorway to Everything

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

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

Scott Trowbridge, Portfolio Creative Executive / Studio Leader, Walt Disney Imagineering

Chris Carey, Product and Portfolio Solutions, Verizon Digital Media Services

Caitlyn Meeks-Ferragallo, Director of Content, High Fidelity

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II. The Welcome Dinner - The Keynote Roundtable, Ahmanson Hall

Bill Fay, Production Executive, “The Dark Knight,” “300,” “The Hangover,” “Clash of the Titans” "Independence Day," former President of Production Legendary Pictures

Chris Defaria, President, Animation and Technical Innovation, Warner Bros., Executive Producer, 'Gravity', 'Mad Max: Fury Road' , 'Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix' and the upcoming 'The Lego Movie Sequel'

Paul Hook, Partner/Head, Motion Picture Production, ICM Partners

Jim Mainard, EVP, Digital Strategy & New Business Development, DreamWorks Animation

Brendan Handler, SVP, New Media, 20th Century Fox

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

Wednesday, October 19th The Skirball Center

The Student Creativity Summit

A Day of Seminars, Workshops and Events

Wednesday, October 19th

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

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

Michael Pachter, Managing Director, Equity Research WEDBUSH SECURITIES

Elisabetta Romano, Vice President and Head of TV & Media, Ericsson

Darren Cross, Vice President Business & Corporate Development, Maker Studios

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

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

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9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

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

Kumar Arora, CNBC Investor on LeBron James Show "Cleveland Hustles" & Serial Entrepreneur

Josef Holm, Serial Entrepreneur, Top 100 FinTech & Crowdfunding Influencer, Founder & CEO Krowdster, Co-Founder Crowd Invest Summit

Kevin Valsi, Head of Business Development, Republic.co

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

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

Guido Voltolina, Head of Presence Capture, Nokia

Randal Kleiser, Director, "Grease," "Honey I Blew Up the Kid"

Joel Susal, Director, VR/AR, Dolby Labs

Bo Begole, Vice President and Global Head, Huawei Technologies Media Lab

Timothy Dodd, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, Technicolor

Bob Pette, Vice President, Professional Visualization, Nvidia

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

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10:45 AM - Noon

Track I: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast from this Room

Hollywood and the TV Network Experience: From Binge-Watching to the Streaming Generation

Charles Segars, CEO, Ovation TV and President and CEO, Segars Media

Maurício Mota, Co-President and Executive Producer, Wise Entertainment

Jim Amos, former, Senior Vice President Distribution, STX Entertainment & Sony Pictures Entertainment

Jeffrey Thompson, Media & Entertainment, IBM Global Business Services

Wayne Rodriguez, Vice President, Rights & Partnerships, United Entertainment Group

Don Levy, President, Smith Brook Farm, Moderator

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Track II: Haas Conference Center - Room 171

Living the Life: Women Entrepreneurs, Lifestyle Innovators and Disrupters

Kendra-Bracken Ferguson, founder, The BrainTrust

Cupid Hayes, V.P. Business Development, MCMG | Communications, Distribution

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

Cam Kashani, Godmother of Silicon Beach

Karinna Karsten, CEO, Love TV

Tania Yuki, CEO, Shareablee

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

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

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

David Bixler, Senior VP, Acquisitions, 21st Century Fox

Meyer Shwarzstein, President, Brainstorm Media

Ray Ricord, Senior Vice President, Critical Content

Barry Gordon, CEO, XLrator Media

Seth M Willenson, President. Seth Willenson, Inc., Moderator

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

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

Elijah Allan-Blitz, VR Experiences, “Ken Burns new film “Defying The Nazis,” Aloe Blac & Gina Belafonte

Jamie Wong, Creative Director/Executive Producer, The Empathy Project

Brandon Zamel, ‎Founder, CEO, Springbok Entertainment, Moderator

Speakers to be announced

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12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

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

The China - Entertainment Industry Roundtable: A Discussion with China Experts - Investment, Joint Ventures, and Productions in Film - TV - Technology

Schuyler M. Moore, Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan

Bennett Pozil, Executive Vice President, East West Bank

Fan Wang (Michelle Wang), President, Beijing Film Co-Production Company

JANET YANG, Managing Director, Tang Media Partners

Gary Kho, Chief Marketing and Technology Officer, Wanda Studios Qingdao

Lora Y. Chen, CEO, China Media Consulting, Moderator

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2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

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

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

Shannon Flynn, Television Director, Nickelodeon, The Disney Channel

Maya Zuckerman, Multiplatform Transmedia Producer & Culture Hacker

David Viviano, Chief Economist, SAG-AFTRA

Daniel Tibbets, President and General Manager, Robert Rodriguez's El Rey network

Brandon Lawrence, Television group, CAA

Nicholas Pepper, Head of Television, The Mark Gordon Company

Sam Hanson, Creative Executive, FOCUS FEATURES

Simone Nelson, Director, Marketing & PR, California State University Entertainment Alliance, Moderator

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

Women in TV, Film & Immersive Innovation: From OTT and OVNs to Cable, Broadcast, Advertising and Features

Molly Dowd, Managing Director, Odopod - Agency for Tesla, Google, Dish

Marjorie Dehey, VP Strategy and Content, Bishop Lyons

Margaret Czeisler, Chief Strategy Officer, Wildness, AwesomenessTV

Nancy Nayor, President, Nancy Nayor Casting

Daniella Kuhn, Actress & Writer

Joaane Waage, Senior Vice President, Partnerships & Programming, Viki

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

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

Session II: Haas Conference Center - Room 171

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

Nathalie Mathé, founder, NativeVR (former, Director of Creative Technology, Jaunt)

Anthony Borquez, Founder and CEO, Grab

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

Dave Taylor, Video Game Programming Legend, Doom & Quake

Risto Lähdesmäki, CEO and co-founder, Idean (interface design)

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

3:50 PM - 5:00 PM

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

The Women's Summit - By Women - For Women - About Women

Women in the Industry: Developing Film, Television & OTT About Women - A Golden Age in Hollywood and Indie Production

Amy Kim, Co-Founder & President of Lifeboat Productions

Karen Bailey, SVP, Original Programming, Starz

Shannon Keenan Demers, SVP of Production and Creative, Tremendous! Entertainment

Karen Tenkhoff, Producer, The Motorcycle Diaries, Exec. at Wildwood (Spy Game, An Unfinished Life) Studio Exec., Frozen

Dannielle Dormer, Executive Producer, Physical Production, Ignition

Laverne McKinnon, Head of Television, Denver & Delilah Films

Sun Jen Yung, Managing Director, Headwaters MB, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

The "Best of" Awards Celebration

The Evening Honorees

1. "Samsung’s GONE VR experience", David Alpert, CEO, Skybound Entertainment; Executive Producer, The Walking Dead franchise, Oucast - Click Here

2. "Project Empathy" Jamie Wong, Creative Director/Executive Producer, co-creator, Van Jones, Political Analyst, CNN - Click Here

3. “Incorporated” - Executive Producers by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, Aruna Inversin, VR Supervisor, Digital Domain, SyFy Networks -  Click Here

4. “Halcyon” VR/TV Hybrid for Syfy Network and Oculus, Eric W. Shamlin, Managing Director / Executive Producer, Secret Location - Click Here

5. Ken Burns and TIME Present “Defying the Nazis VR” for PBS, Producer, Christina Heller, CEO & Co-founder, VR Playhouse; Director, Elijah Allan-Blitz - Click Here

Additional Honorees to be Announced

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

 

 

 

 

The University AR-VR-MR Consortium

Extending Innovation in VR-AR-MR to Universities Nationwide

Submit Your University - Click Here - Universities nationwide can join in with the University AR-VR-MR Consortium at Digital Hollywood. The Consortium will bring together AR-VR-MR experts from Universities, Technology and Entertainment and Education Organizations in Seminars, Workshops and Retreats

Special Event at Digital Hollywood

• Accelerating Education through Entertainment and Technology

• AR - VR - MR and Technology in Education

• Student Creativity Summit - Entertainment - Technology - Innovation

The Skirball Center

Los Angeles, California

October 18th - 21st, 2016

 

Participating Universities

 

This Discount Extends to

other UCLA schools as well - Register Here