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 - Click Here

Tuesday, May 22nd - Thursday, May 24th, 2018

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.

Tuesday, May 22nd, The Skirball Center

The Strategic Sessions - Let's Get Started!

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Track I: Haas Conference Center, Room 171: Live Webcast

Augmented Reality – Innovation in Retail - Fashion - Media - Wellness - Navigating the Future

Olivier Koelemij, Managing Director, MediaMonks Los Angeles

Raffaella Camera, Head of Extended Reality Go-To-Market, Accenture

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

Christina Lee, Daydream Store Lead, Google

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

John Iaia, Strategic Account Executive - Americas - Vuforia,  PTC

Moderator - Bill Newell, CEO, North South Studios LLC

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

Andrea Kinloch, SVP Business Development, FBE, Fine Brothers Entertainment

Sybil Grieb, US Head of Influencer Strategy, Edelman

YiZhou, Influencer, Director & Founder Global Intuition

Spencer McClung, EVP Media, ipsy

Ronit Cohn, Vice President of Creator Partnerships, Fullscreen

Jennifer Perri, Vice President, Univision Creator Network - ‎Univision Communications Inc., Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

 

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Track II: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast

The Influencer Lifestyle - Defining Your Life - Your Voice - Your Future

Rebecca Zamolo, YouTube Star, 2.7 M Subs - Comedy - Lifestyle - Joy

Maryam Ghafarinia, Creator, Glam and Posh, Fashion & Beauty Micro Influencer

Roxette Arisa, Beauty & Make-up YouTube Star

Drew Baldwin, Founder and CEO, Tubefilter

Sam Leigh, Producer, Artist & Brand Manager, inArtists (iA)

Shaine Griffin, Commercial Strategist, SAG-AFTRA, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Noon – 1:00 PM

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

The Next Generation of AR/MR-Transforming Digital Interactions; Content, Devices, Platforms

Clay Weishaar, Creative Director, Tool of North America

Neil Parris, AR/VR, Entertainment Partnerships Lead, Google

Terry Schussler, Director, Immersive Technology, Immersive and Real-Time Experience, DEUTSCHE TELEKOM, INC.

Patrick Aluise, SVP, Digital Content, Moviebill (Partners with Regal Theaters)

Ariella Lehrer, Ph.D., President, HitPoint Studios

Moderator, Nancy King, Consultant, NewView Marketing

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 Makin

Kenny Christmas, EVP of Business and Legal Affairs, MarVista

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

Justin Hochberg, CEO, Just Entertainment

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

T.J. BARRACK, Founding Partner, Adaptive Studios

Linda Benjamin, COO & Head of Business Affairs, Covert Media, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

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

Adam Goldstein , SVP, Business Development, ZEFR

Jake Katz, Senior Vice President, Strategy, Trailer Park

Sarah Malkin, Vice President, Head of Content, TraceMe

George Ouzounian, aka, MADDOX, YouTube Celebrity

Fullscreen, speaker to be announced

Phil Ranta, Head of Creators, Mobcrush, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track II: Haas Conference Center, Room 171

ICOs, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency: Investing and its Impact on Entertainment, Advertising and Technology

Mike Pelletier, Blockchain & Gaming Advisor; formerly Call of Duty Marketing Director

Seth Shapiro, Head of Strategy, VideoCoin.io,

Tony Mugavero, CEO, Littlstar

David Bloom, Columnist, Tubefilter, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Guerin A, in Herscher Hall, Live Webcast

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

Julie Lawrence, Creative Executive, Playtone (Tom Hanks Production Co.)

Negin Salmasi, VP Creative Affairs, See-Saw Films

Lezlie Wills, Creative Executive, Get Lifted Film Co. (John Legend’s Production Company)

Jessica Pavão, Director, Development, Television, 3Pas Studios (Eugenio Derbez’s Production Company)

Don Handfield, CEO/President, Motor, Producer, “The Founder” & “Kill The Messenger”

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

 

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Track I: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast

Women on the Creative Edge: From Cinematic Entertainment to VR/AR/MR: Experiences in a Changing Landscape

Beatie Wolfe, Singer/Songwriter, Technology Innovator

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

Julia Hamilton Trost, Business Development & Content Partnerships, Google VR/AR

Holly Gordon, Chief Impact Officer, Participant Media

Kim Adams, former, VFX Producer, Pixar, Google and Oculus

Kayla Tabish, Actor/Producer, Films: “Culture of Fear”, “Loren Cass”

Emily Cooper, Chief Content Officer, SAM Immersive, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

The Social Differentiator: Social Data and Social Reach Partner with Hollywood

Amy Luca, President, theAmplify

Tania Yuki, CEO, Shareablee

Alec Shankman, SVP and Head of Alternative Programming, Digital Media and Licensing, Abrams Artists Agency

Benoit Vatere, CEO/Co-Founder, Mammoth Media

Ryan Detert, CEO, Influential

Lyle Stevens, Co-Founder & CEO, Mavrck

Marc Karzen, CEO, RelishMIX, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

2:40 PM - 3:40 PM, Haas Conference Center, Room 171

The Content Development & Financing Workshop - Film – TV – Indie Production – Internet Programming

Elissa Friedman, SVP Development & Production, Covert Media

Ethan Goldman, Partner, Anchor Worldwide

Yvonne Huff Lee, co-founder, The Lagralane Group (“Served Like a Girl”, “Unrest”, “Lucky”)

James, Bills, President & Partner, Gas Money Pictures

Jamice Oxley, Associate, Pryor Cashman LLP, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

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

AR/MR Brings Movies, TV, Games, and Advertising to the Real World

Natascha French, CMO, VNTANA

Michael Cummings, former Licensing Head, Amazon Studios

Joel Newton, co-founder, CityLights (Distributor of Darren Aronofsky  Produced, VR Series, “Spheres”

Lynn Rosenthal, Founder/CEO, Periscape, AR/VR

Jiten Dajee, Lead AR/VR Analyst, Deloitte

Moderator - Johnny Monsarrat, CEO, Monsarrat, Inc.

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

Shannon Lords, Executive Producer, Great Bowery Film

Mickey Meyer, President, Group Nine's Network and co-founder, JASH

Gretchen McCourt, Executive Vice President of ArcLight Cinemas

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

Ari Mark, founder, AMPLE

Jim Amos, founder, Scout53, former, President of Distribution, Sony Pictures and SVP Head of Sales, STX Entertainment

Kimberly King-Burns, Partner, convergenz/solutions, 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

 

A Special Dinner Event at Digital Hollywood

Tuesday, May 22nd - Ahmanson Hall, Additional Ticket Required

6:15 – 8:30 PM, The Awards Dinner Celebration

The Influencer Awards – The Nominees Dinner

Awards Information - Click Here

 

Wednesday, May 23rd

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

Amy Wan, Esq., Founder & CEO Bootstrap Legal

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

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

David Willis, CEO, “That Christmas Movie” – Successfully Crowdfunded

John Alan Simon, Writer - Director - Producer, "“Radio Free Albemuth”, "The Getaway"

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Immersive Hollywood: VR – AR - MR

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

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

Tony Parisi, Head of AR/VR Strategy, Unity Technologies

Jenna Seiden, President, Vertically Coastal, Inc.

Madelaine Guppy, Chief Commercial Officer, Here Be Dragons

W. Joe DeMiero, Digital Management Director, Team One and President, TiltShift

Andrew Shulkind, Cinematographer and Co-Founder, HeadcaseVR

Arlene Wszalek, Vice President, Strategy & Delivery, 87AM

Moderator, Ted Cohen, Managing Partner, TAG Strategic llc

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

Track II: Haas Conference Center - Room 171

Living the Life: Entrepreneurs, Lifestyle Innovators and Disrupters

Valerie Alexander, CEO, Goalkeeper, Inc.

Cam Kashani, Godmother of Silicon Beach

Amanda Bradford, Founder and CEO, The League

Tania Yuki, CEO, Shareablee

Wendy Doulton, Managing Partner, Katalyst Group

Heidi-Marie Ferren, Award Winning Writer and Content Creator

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

Brian Beckmann, CFO, Arclight Films

John Kim, President, Deep C Digital

Meyer Shwarzstein, President, Brainstorm Media

Bob Emmer, Co-Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Shout! Factory

Ray Ricord, SVP, Scripted Development, Critical Content

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Immersive Hollywood: VR – AR – MR - XR

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

2018: The Year Augmented Reality Changes Everything - The Next 12 Months Change the industry

Michael Ludden, Director of Product, IBM’s Watson Developer Labs & AR/VR Labs

Tom Wesselman, Senior Director, Software Group, Plantronics

Moderator - Jay Samit, Independent Vice Chairman, Deloitte Digital, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Speakers to be announced

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

Exploring the Language and Artistry of VR-MR-AR in the Cinematic Experience

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

Johannes Saam, Senior Creative Developer, Framestore

Christina Heller, CEO & Co-founder, VR Playhouse

Mike Conelly, President, Blackthorn Media

Pete Blumel, Co-Founder, CEO and Creative Director, The Rogue Initiative

Lily Baldwin, VR Project, “THROUGH YOU” – Premiered at Sundance

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

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

The Disruption: The OTT Multiscreen Experience – Internet TV Goes Mainstream

Pallavi Shah, Senior Vice President, HOULIHAN  LOKEY

Ryan Nugent, ‎VP of Content Strategy, Gunpowder & Sky

Robert Rodriguez, CEO, Natcom

Eric Berman, Head of Business Development and Partnerships for VRV, Ellation

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track II: Haas Conference Center, Room 171

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

Bennett Pozil, Executive Vice President, East West Bank

Robb Klein, Partner, Entertainment, Technology and Advertising Practice Group, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Peter Shiao, CEO of Orb Media Group and founder of the US-China Film Summit

Daxing Zhang, Actor and Producer

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

Women & Original Content: From Film/TV, Internet Video and Influencer Campaigns to Games

Claire Wingate, Vice President of Production and Operations, Pulse Films

Talia Veronica Kocar, Vice President of Content, Mammoth Media

Mira Crisp, Creative Director, Ayzenberg Group

Greta McAnany, Award-Winning Filmmaker and founder, Blue Fever, Inc.

Gayle Gilman, CEO and co-founder, Ripple Entertainment

Moderator, Karinna Karsten, CEO, Love TV

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Immersive Hollywood: VR – AR - MR

Session I: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast from this Room

The Immersive Media Think Tank: VR-AR-MR - The Expanding Vision of an Industry

Roy Taylor, Los Angeles Board Member, BAFTA

Joanna Popper, Global Head of VR, Location Based Entertainment, HP

Lora Feinman, Vice President, Business Development, Jaunt VR

Jeff Nicholas, VP, Creative Director, Director, XR Creative + Production, Live Nation LIVE

Camille Cellucci, Head of Production, The Void

Joel Douek, Co-founder EccoVR, Creative Director Man Made Music

Moderator - Frank Radice, Expert in Residence, Definition6

Speaker Bios and 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

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

Eric Siegel, Writer/Producer/Actor

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

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Session II: Herscher Hall, Guerin C

Future of Film - Transitioning - a New and Challenging Environment Amidst the Burgeoning Streamers, New Tech and AR

Matthew Bakal, co-founder + Chairman, Atom Tickets

Craig Dehmel, EVP, Head of Global Distribution, IMAX

Ted Schilowitz, Futurist, Paramount Pictures

Paul Dergarabedian, Senior Media Analyst, comScore

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

John Rubey, CEO Rubey Entertainment LLC

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

May 22-24, 2018

 

Participating Universities

 

This Discount Extends to

other UCLA schools as well - Register Here