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

 

 

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 Fall - Click Here

Tuesday, October 10th - Thursday, October 12th, 2017

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

 

Note: Registrants to The University Project can attend any of the three days of Digital Hollywood sessions.  Seating is open.  The sessions listed on this page are strictly a guide - but not a limitation.

 

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.

Just Added - A Digital Hollywood Special Event

Wednesday, October 11th

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin C

Establishing a National VR/AR Design Competition

Astronaut Greg Chamitoff Presents:

SpaceCRAFT: The VR/AR Collaborative Space System and Mission Design Project - To Engage with a Future in Space

Bringing together Partners from:

1) Universities, 2) Technology Companies, 3) Government Agencies,

4) Mentors

Complete Session Information - Click Here

Tuesday, October 10th, The Skirball Center

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

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

The Phenomenon of AR Gets Real - Entertainment, Advertising, Education - The Gateway to the Future

Ashley Crowder, CEO, Co-Founder, VNTANA

Jonathan Dotan, Chief Strategy Officer, Otoy

Aaron Luber, Lead, AR/VR Content Partnerships, Google

Keith Soljacich, VP/Director, Technology, Digitas Studios

Arno Hartholt, Director of Research and Development Integration, USC Institute for Creative Technologie

Nancy King, Consultant, NewView Marketing, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track II: Haas Conference Center, Room 171

The Power of Influencers: Accelerating Brand Value Across Platforms - From Internet TV - Mobile - Social Networks

Jared Heinke, President of Whalerock Digital

Phil Ranta, Chief Operating Officer, Studio71

Jamie Elden, President, NYLON Media, Chairman of Socialyte

Danyelle McGill, Vice President, Influencer Marketing, 87AM

Maureen Polo, General Manager, Fullscreen

Nick Carreras, VP of Talent and Brand Strategy, Bent Pixels

Steve Bradbury, President & Head Coach, Deep Sports, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

12 Noon – 1:00 PM

Session I: 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

Mike Hildebrandt, VP Corporate Development & Strategic Partnerships, DAQRI

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

Leon Laroue, Manager, New Ventures, AR Eyewear, Epson

Eric Trabold, Chief Business Officer, Avegant

Soulaiman Itani, Founder and CEO, Atheer

Tom Wesselman, Senior Director, Software Group, Plantronics

Bill Newell, CEO, North South Studios LLC, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

Justin Hochberg, CEO, Just Entertainment

Andrew Sugerman, Producer, “Conviction,” “Any Day,” “The Divide,” “Prozac Nation,” and Exec. Produced, “Shopgirl”

Hannah Pillemer, SVP, of Development & Production, MarVista

Brian Beckmann, CFO, Arclight Films

Jessica Kantor, General Counsel, New Form Entertainment

Perrin Chiles, CEO/co-founder Adaptive Studios (Exec Pro. Project Greenlight)

Todd Garner, Founder & CEO, Broken Road Productions (Producer/ExecProducer, Black Hawk Down, Daddy Day Care, Con Air, 13 Going on 30)

Melisse Lewis, Entertainment Attorney, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

12 Noon - 1:00 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin C

“Hollywood & Space: Honoring the Greatest in Creativity”

VR & AR in Space – Mars – Moon – Space Habitats - From Simulation and Training to Space Themed Cinema

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

Marijke Jorritsma, UX/UI Designer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Louis Cacciuttolo, CEO, VRrOOm (French Astronaut Thomas Pesquet on the ISS)

Nick DeMartino, Managing Director, Startupbootcamp MediaTech, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

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

The Power of YouTube: Unlocking the Power of Brands, Programming, and Monetization

Jennifer Perri, Director of Partnership Development & Multi-platform Strategy, Univision

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

John Holdridge, SVP Social Video, Strategy, Fullscreen

James Creech, Co-Founder and CEO. Paladin Software

Sarah Malkin, Vice President, Programming, New Form

George Ouzounian, aka, MADDOX, YouTube Celebrity

Jeffrey Thompson, Media & Entertainment, IBM Global Business Services, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track II: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast

Media With Impact: Documentaries, Features, TV, & News Tackle a Culture in Crisis?

Moderators: Kerry Edelstein, President, Research Narrative, Inc. and

Lynn Gutstadt, Managing Partner, LG Communications Consulting

Speakers to be announced

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Guerin A, in Herscher Hall, Live Webcast

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

Jim Amos, former, President of Distribution, Sony Pictures and SVP Head of Sales, STX Entertainment

Paul Hanson, CEO, Covert Media

Charlie Tabesh, Senior Vice President of Programming and Production, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and Filmstruck, Turner Entertainment

Xavier Savant, founder and creative director, Glassell House

Nancy Nayor, President, Nancy Nayor Casting (former SVP, Casting, Universal Pictures)

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The University Project at Digital Hollywood - CSU

2:00 - 5:00 PM, Guerin C, Herscher Hall

Innovation Showcase & Networking Presentation

 

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

Ryan Pullliam, CMO, Speaker and Co-Founder, Specular Theory

Kimberly Cooper, CEO and Co-Founder, Spatialand

Allison Huynh, Founder and CEO, MyDream Interactive

Kiernan Kit, CEO, Truth for Gold

Evelyne Ouellet, Chief Marketing Consultant, SAFIRA Entertainment Marketing

Louisa Spring, Founder, Spring Alliance, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

“Hollywood & Space: Honoring the Greatest in Creativity”

Humans & Exploration to Mars, The Moon & Near Earth Asteroids -

The Near Future, The Future and The Extended Future

Z. Nagin Cox, Tactical Mission Lead : Curiosity Rover Flight Team, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Connie Reese, Civil Space Communications, Space Systems Division Public Relations, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Track III: Guerin A, in Herscher Hall, Live Webcast

The TV/Film/Video - Platforms and Partnerships - Developing Hollywood Content as Brand and Distribution Package

Gretchen McCourt, Executive Vice President of ArcLight Cinemas

Phil Lott, Co-Founder and President, AMPLE (Showrunner, The Pitch; Director, Undercover Boss)

Brant Pinvidic, television producer and the founder and CEO, INvelop Entertainment

Philip Shafran, Director of Content Activation, Brand and Rights Management, Vin Di Bona Productions

Lemuel Plummer, CEO, L. Plummer Media (Producer, The Preachers of L.A, Mo'Nique Show  and The Family Crews)

Harmon Kaslow, President, Atlas Distribution Company

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM. Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 303-304, Live Webcast

“Hollywood & Space: Honoring the Greatest in Creativity”

“2001 A Space Odyssey” & “Star Trek” – The Science, The Technology – The Visionary Genius - Imagination Gets Realized

Marc Zicree, Written & Produced Episodes,  Star Trek – The Next Generation, Sliders, Babylon 5, Deep Space Nine

Jeffrey Kluger, Editor at Large, Time magazine and Time.com, Author, Apollo 13 and Apollo 8

Dr. Pascal Lee, Chairman, Mars Institute, Planetary Scientist, SETI Institute, Director of the NASA Haughton-Mars Project at NASA Ames Research Center

Speakers to be announced

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

 

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Haas Conference Center, Room 172-173

The Challenge of Piracy: A Clear and Present Danger

Speakers to be announced

 

6:15 PM – 8:30 PM. Ahmanson Hall, Additional Ticket Required

The Welcome Dinner

Hollywood and Space: Honoring the Greatest in Creativity – The Artists – The Science and the Right Stuff

Jeffrey Kluger, Editor at Large, Time magazine and Time.com, Author, Apollo 13 and Apollo 8

 

Wednesday, October 11th

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 - Moving into the Next Wave

Michael Pachter, Managing Director, Equity Research, Wedbush Securities

Gene Munster, Managing Partner, Loup Ventures, previously managing director and senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray

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

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

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

Crowdfunding, Start-ups & Angels: The Financing the Entertainment and Technology Industries

Dimitry Lensky, Associate, Greenberg, Whitcombe, Takeuchi, Gibson & Grayver,  LLP

Mark Landay, Managing Director, Dynamic Synergy Corporation

Kumar Arora, Serial Entrepreneur & Professional Daydreamer. Investor on CNBC's "Cleveland Hustles"

Amy Wan, Esq., Founder & CEO Bootstrap Legal

Adam Marsh, Entertainment/Media/Sports, Huntington Technology Finance

Gene Massey, Chairman/CEO, MediaShares.com, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

Inside the Experience: The Psychology of Immersive Design

 

10:45 AM - Noon

Track II: Haas Conference Center - Room 171

Living the Life: Entrepreneurs, Lifestyle Innovators and Disrupters

Wendy Doulton, Managing Partner, Katalyst Group

Cam Kashani, Godmother of Silicon Beach

Amanda Bradford, Founder and CEO, The League

Tania Yuki, CEO, Shareablee

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

Tess Cacciatore, CEO, Global Women’s Empowerment Network (GWEN), Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track III: Herscher Hall, Room 202

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

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

Michele Sanchez Arteaga, Director of Acquisitions, Starz

Kevin Kasha, Co Founder, Three Bridges Entertainment, former, Head of Acquisition, Starz and New Line Cinema

John Kim, President, Deep C Digital

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: Guerin A, in Herscher Hall, Live Webcast

Apple AR Changes Everything: The iPhone Transforms the Immersive Space

Mike Goslin, Vice President, Advanced Development, Disney

Mike Levin, Producer, and Developer, Hologrid Monster

Charlie Fink, Contributor, Forbes, Moderator

Speakers to be announced

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Session II Haas Conference Center - Room 172 & 173, Live Webcast

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

Kate Wurzbacher, VR Pioneer, Here Be Dragons

Cassandra Herrman, Producer / Director - ‎Emblematic Group, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, PBS, MSNBC, and Al Jazeera

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Track II: Haas Conference Center, Room 171

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, Director, Producer and scholar with Sarft

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

Speakers to be announced

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

Audrey Povar, Development Producer, Digital Media Management, WhoHaha (co-owned by Elizabeth Banks)

Karinna Karsten, CEO, Love TV

Katharina Kowalewski, Founder & Owner, Netwok KO

Kari Hodes, Vice President of Digital Content and Audience Development, Trusted Media Brands, Inc.

Marlene Sharp, Producer, TV Series, Sonic, Sega of America

Kylie Sparks, actor/producer, “Squaresville"

Ellie Shoja, Head of Production, Embold Media, LLC.

Perrin Kaplan, Principal, Zebra Partners, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

Session I: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast from this Room

Future of Film - From Cinema and Immersive Entertainment to VR/AR and Theme Parks - The Franchise Expands!

Heather Blair, Head of Cinema Sales, MediaMation, Inc.

Gene Munster, Managing Partner, Loup Ventures, previously managing director and senior research analyst, Piper Jaffray

Bob Lenihan, president programming, AMC Theaters

Paul Dergarabedian, Senior Media Analyst, comScore

Matthew Bakal, co-founder + Chairman, Atom Tickets

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

VR/AR: The Creators - Transforming Entertainment, Media & Advertising – TV, Movies, News, Sports & Music

Dane Smith, Head of Business Development, The Third Floor

Scott Francis, Chief Technology Officer, THX

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

Adam Myhill, Head of Cinematics, Unity Technologies

Christopher Bellaci, Head of Business Development, Proof, Inc.

Andy Cochrane, ‎‎Independent Digital Director

Moderator, Steven Masur, Senior Partner, MG+

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

A Digital Hollywood Special Event

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin C

Establishing a National VR Design Competition

Astronaut Greg Chamitoff Presents:

SpaceCRAFT: The VR/AR Collaborative Space System and Mission Design Project - To Engage with a Future in Space

Bringing together Partners from:

1) Universities, 2) Technology Companies, 3) Government Agencies, 4) Mentors

Complete Session Information - Click Here

 

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

Simone Nelson, Managing Director, The CSU Entertainment Alliance, Moderator

David Viviano, Chief Economist, SAG-AFTRA

Lucia Brawley, Executive Producer, The World Cup of Hip Hop & Co-Founder, Amp.It

Shannon Flynn, Television Director, Awesomeness TV, Nickelodeon & Disney

Eric Siegel, Writer/Producer/Actor

Kristin Burke, Warner Brothers Emerging Film Directors Fellow

J. Todd Harris, founder, Branded Pictures Entertainment (Producer, The Kids Are All Right, Bottle Shock, Jeepers Creepers and Piranha 3D)

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

In the Creative Zone: Film & TV to Virtual Reality and Advertising

Daniel Tibbets, CEO, EL Rey Networks

Mark Deetjen, Senior Vice President, Programming & Operations, FremantleMedia North America

Jimmy Messer, CEO, Parts + Labor Records (Producer, Enrique Inglesias, Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus)

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

Lori Kozlowski, Virtual Reality Producer, Project Empathy

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

The VR-AR-Immersive - Innovators & Disruptors - Entertainment, Technology & Brand Vision

Christina Heller, CEO & Co-founder, VR Playhouse

Chris Hewish, Executive Vice President, Interactive, Skydance

Peter Martin, founder & CEO, V.A.L.I.S Studios

Andrew Shulkind, Cinematographer and Co-Founder, HeadcaseVR

David Levitt, CEO and President, WovenAR

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

Kymber Lim, CCO + Head of Studio, Holor

Carolyn Giardina, Tech Editor, The Hollywood Reporter, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

3:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Track I: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast from this Room

Leveraging Content and Celebrity For Cross-Platform Success: From TV, Mobile & Internet to Social Media and Virtual Reality

Alex da Kid, founder and CEO, KIDinaKORNER (Written/Produced Rihanna, Eminem, Dr. Dre)

Jeanne Wolf, Award-Winning Journalist and Media Coach

Evan Sroka, Corporate Finance Executive, Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

Jonathan Lowe, Senior VP of Marketing, AEG Sports

Mark Wolf, Producer and CEO, Change The World Productions

Russ Axelrod, Co-Founder, Pitchmen

Adrian Sexton, CEO, TiTAN Platform, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Sponsored by Alliance for Women in Media SoCal

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

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

Jaime Burke, co-founder and President, Lifeboat Productions

Laverne McKinnon, Executive Producer, Netflix comedy series, Girlboss

Studios USA

Tineka Becker, Independent Casting Director

Katrina Wolfe, President of Production, AG Studios

Sophia Dilley, Vice President of Production and Development, Route One (Tallulah, Colossal, Landline)

Rachel Feldman, Director/Writer - Film/TV/Digital. FAIR FIGHT, KINKS

Katrina Frolov, Senior Manager of Programming, Comcast’s Watachable

Denise Muyco, co-founder and CEO, StratusCore, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

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

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

Jen Dennis, Head of VR, RSA Films

Peter Oberdorfer, President, Tactic

Michael Conelly, founder, Blackthorn Media

Clay Weishaar, creative director at Tool of North America

Cathy Twigg, Co-Founder/Chief Content and Production Officer, The Rogue Initiative

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

VR-AR Everywhere! - Planes, Theaters, Hotels, Arcade & Theme Parks

Simone Nelson, Managing Director, The CSU Entertainment Alliance, Moderator

Jim Preston, Executive Producer, Nomadic VR

Speakers to be announced

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

University Project attendees may attend for full agenda - including Thursday, October 12th - Click Here for Full Agenda

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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 10-12, 2017

 

Participating Universities

 

This Discount Extends to

other UCLA schools as well - Register Here