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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 University Project: AR-VR-Internet & Entertainment - Accelerating the Educational Process

IV. The Artistic Creators - Directors – Technologists – Actors – Producers – Performers - Writers

V. Music 2020 - UCLA Center for Music Innovation

VI. Finance Hollywood - Investment - Funding - Packaging

VII. The Women's Summit - Content and Technology

VIII. Hollywood Advertising - Brands - Agencies - Networks - Platforms

IX. Social TV - Smart Mobile: Hollywood = Tablets - Phones - TV - PCs

X. The High School Music Company Project

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A Major Event at Digital Hollywood Fall

Digital Hollywood Presents!

Virtual & Augmented

Reality Summit

The Special Events!

Tuesday, October 18th

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

Herve Bizira, Head of Engineering, HuffPost RYOT

Caitlyn Meeks-Ferragallo, Director of Content, High Fidelity

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

The Hollywood VR-AR State of the Union - Studios - Networks - Tech Companies - A Vision into the Future

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

Evening Event - Open to All Attendees

6:15 PM – 8:00 PM, Ahmanson Hall

Co-Sponsored by the TV Academy, Interactive Peer Group

Keynote Event and Evening Host

Seth Shapiro, Governor, Interactive Media, The Television Academy

A Celebration of the "Best of" in Virtual - Augmented - Immersive Realities

The Evening Honorees

1. “The Martian VR Experience”, 20th Century Fox and RSA Films, Jen Dennis, EP of Branded Content and VR, RSA Films, (Ridley Scott & Associates Films) - Click Here

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

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

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

5. “Halcyon” VR/TV Hybrid for Syfy Network and Oculus, Benjamin Arfmann, Director, Secret Location for “Halcyon” - Click Here

6. 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 Complete Four Day Agenda

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)

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

Jules Urbach, CEO, Otoy

Craig Allen, Digital Strategist, Creative Leader, Creative Alchemy Incorporated

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

 

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

 

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

 

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

Alethea Avramis, Producer, 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, Chief Operating Officer, Prologue Immersive, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

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

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

Andrew Shulkind, Cinematographer and Co-Founder, Headcase

Jacob Carlson, Digital Media Strategist and Consulting Manager, Manatt Digital Media

‎Sim Blaustein, Partner, BDMI - Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments

Keyvan Peymani, Partner, Touchdown Ventures

Mike Hildebrandt, VP of Corporate Development and Strategic Partnerships, DAQRI

Joe Michaels, Chief Revenue Officer, AxonVR, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, The Advertising VR-AR-Workshop, Herscher Hall, 202

360 Video and VR/AR - Content and Advertising - A Cross Platform Experience

Jess Engel, Director of Original Content, Within (Vrse)

David Birnbaum, Design Director, Immersion Corporation

Kevin Shuster, Executive Producer, Team One

Camie Baker, Director of Branded Content Partnerships, GET Creative studio, USA TODAY NETWORK

Joergen Geerds, CEO, Koncept VR

Daniel Oberlerchner, Director of Content Operations, Deluxe VR

Alejandro Dinsmore, CEO, EEVO, 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

 

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

Herve Bizira, Head of Engineering, HuffPost RYOT

Caitlyn Meeks-Ferragallo, Director of Content, High Fidelity

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

The Hollywood VR-AR State of the Union - Studios - Networks - Tech Companies - A Vision into the Future

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

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

John Corser, VP Production, NBC Universal Cable Productions

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

Aunna Bollman, Media Psychology PhD Candidate, Fielding Graduate University - Meta + UNESCO: Location based augmented reality and social advocacy

Linda Durnell, Partner, Madison Lane Consulting - The human factor in immersive interface design

Garry Hare PhD, Scepter, Inc. - Visualizing real-time environmental data

Tunisha Singleton, JabCross Media and PhD Candidate, Fielding Graduate University: 3E Immersion: Emotion, Engagement and Virtual Experience in the Sports market

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

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

Timothy Dodd, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, Technicolor

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

Bob Pette, Vice President, Professional Visualization, Nvidia

Shawn Gold, Corporate Marketing Officer, JustFab 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

Lori Kozlowski, Producer, Project Empathy

Joey Caroni, Director of Digital Media, KCRW

Ian Forester, CCO, Co-Founder, VR Playhouse

Brandon Zamel, ‎Founder, CEO, Springbok Entertainment

Steven-Charles Jaffe, COO and Co-Founder of Springbok Entertainment, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

Virtual and Augmented Reality: The Technology that will Change Everything: Cinematic, Games, Advertising, TV and Social Media

Kimberly Cooper, co-founder, Prologue Immersive

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

Jean-Colas Prunier, Creative Director, Film Engine VR, VFX, Life of Pi, Avatar, The Lord of the Rings and Guardians of the Galaxy

Joe Chen, Executive Technical Producer, Within (vrse.works), Here Be Dragons

Joerg Bachmaier, SVP, Content Strategy and Co-Productions, Machinima

Sivan Iram, General Manager, UploadVR

Moderator - Robert Nashak, COO, Survios

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Noon - 12:45 PM - Guerin C - Herscher Hall

VR-AR ThinkTank - Deep Dive - Creative - Visionary Presentation

"Incorporated - VR Experience" - SyFy Networks - Aruna Inversin, VR Supervisor, Digital Domain, SyFy Networks - Incorporated.- Executive Producers by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck

Moderator, Lori H. Schwartz, Technology Catalyst, Content Strategist, Media Advisor, Radio Host, Managing Partner @StoryTech

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

Virtual Reality Transforms Entertainment and Media – TV, Sports & Music

DJ Roller, co-founder, NextVR

Steven Haft, SVP Innovation, Time Inc.

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

Shane Lindley, Senior Director, Digital Programming and Product, Epix

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

Sami Ramly, Product & Program Manager, Virtual Reality, Wevr

Chuck Dalaklis, CEO, Dalaklis Media Enterprises (DME), Moderator, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Session II: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast from this Room

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

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

Ted Schilowitz, Futurist, 20th Century Fox and Chief Creative Officer Barco Escape

Michael Jenson, Strategy and Operations Consulting, Deloitte, Adjunct Professor USC Cinema

Christopher White, Vice President Business Development, Osterhout Group

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

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

1 PM - 1:45 PM - Guerin C - Herscher Hall

VR-AR ThinkTank - The Deep Dive - Creative -Visionary Presentation

Project Empathy - A Virtual Reality Film Series

Created by:

Jamie Wong, Creative Director/Executive Producer and

Van Jones, CNN Commentator, former Obama White House advisor

Lori Kozlowski, Producer, Project Empathy

V Bozeman, Grammy-nominated Singer, Actress “Empire,” Lead, "Left Behind" in Project Empathy, VR

Tim Johnson, VR Producer, LEGEND

Ryan Cummins, VR Supervisor, LEGEND

Andrew Shulkind, Cinematographer and Co-Founder, Headcase

Moderator - Marty Perlmutter, Technologist & Social Activist

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

Tim Dillon, Executive Producer, MPC VR

Jeff Nicholas, EP, Creative Director, CREATE+DESTROY

Tom Wright, founder of Tactic and Managing Director, Ntropic

Michael Conelly, founder, Blackthorn Media

Morris May, founder/CTO, Specular Theory

Ben Reiss, Director of Business Development, Hologram USA

Micah Ainsley Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Filmfundr, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

Maureen Fan, CEO and Co-Founder, Baobab Studios

Dave Taylor, Video Game Programming Legend, Doom & Quake

Reed Fehr, Program Director, Idean

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

3 PM - 3:45 PM - Guerin C - Herscher Hall

VR-AR ThinkTank - The Deep Dive - Creative - Visionary Presentation

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

Moderator, Logan Mulvey, Vice President, Content, STRIVR

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, October 19th

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

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

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

Ola Björling, Global Director of VR, MediaMonks

Spencer Hunt, Senior Vice President, Games and Interactive Entertainment, Skydance

Andrew McGovern: Vice President of VR/AR Productions, Digital Domain

Dario Raciti. Director Zero Code OMD

BC Biermann, Founder, The Heavy Projects

Sandy Smolan, Film & Television Director, The Click Effect

Carolyn Giardina, Continuing Tech Editor at The Hollywood Reporter, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

Amazing Immersive Realities - VR-AR - CG - VFX - Live Action - Arcade & Theme Park Experiences

Jason Schugardt, Visual Effects Supervisor, MPC VR

Michael Tolkin, Founder and CEO, Ultro Labs

Ed Lantz, MEE, PGA, Founder, Vortex Immersion Media

Dave Cobb, Vice President, Creative Development, Thinkwell Group

Jim Stewartson, CEO, Awesome Rocketship

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

Moderator - Kate McCallum, Producer, PGA: Producers Guild of America, National Board Member & New Media Council Delegate

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

Co-Sponsored by the TV Academy, Interactive Peer Group

Keynote Event and Evening Host

Seth Shapiro, Governor, Interactive Media, The Television Academy

A Celebration of the "Best of" in Virtual - Augmented - Immersive Realities

The Evening Honorees

1. “The Martian VR Experience”, 20th Century Fox and RSA Films, Jen Dennis, EP of Branded Content and VR, RSA Films, (Ridley Scott & Associates Films) - Click Here

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

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

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

5. “Halcyon” VR/TV Hybrid for Syfy Network and Oculus, Benjamin Arfmann, Director, Secret Location for “Halcyon” - Click Here

6. 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

 

Thursday, October 20th

The Immersive Breakfast Roundtable

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Haas Conf. Ctr. - Rm. 172, Live Webcast

The VR Narrative: Immersive Theater and Language of VR: Story Architects and Experience Designers

Nick Bicanic, founder, RVLVR

Jenni Ogden, President & Executive Producer, Eye Q Productions, LLC

Monika Bielskyte, founder, AFE Media

Evette Vargas, CEO, Storyteller, DIGITAL • REIGN PRODUCTIONS

Nick DeMartino, Chair, IDEABOOST Accelerator, Moderator

Speakers to be announced

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Track II: Haas Conference Center - Room 171

The Social Phenomenon of Pokemon Go: Tracking and Monitizing the Real-Time Social Graph

Mark Carlson, CEO, SimpleFeed, Inc.

Chuck Fishman, Director, Media, Entertainment and Publishing, Acquia

Teri Thompson, President, Rocky Peak Enterprises, LLC

Lindsey Buchanan, Director of Social Media, Ayzenberg

Terry Redfield, CEO and Founder, Wicked Fun

Nancy King, Consultant, NewView Marketing, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM – The VR - AR - Immersive Track

Session I: The Guerin A, Live Webcast

Financing the Imagination: Funding and Business Development in AR, VR and Immersion – From VCs to Kickstarter and Corporate Investments

Ankur Prakash, Vice President, Liberty Global Ventures

Mark Linao, Associate, Technicolor Ventures

Mary Ermitanio, Manager, Manatt Digital Media

Rob Vickery, Co-Founder, Stage Venture Partners

Kelemen Papp, Executive Director, Mooreland Partners

Tom K. Ara, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Mariana Danilovic, Founder and Managing Director, Hollywood Portfolio, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

360 Video and VR/AR - Content and Advertising - A Cross Platform Experience

Michael Rucker, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Omnivirt

Craig Dalton, cofounder and CEO, DODOcase

Jon Simon, VP of Integrated Marketing, Ayzenberg Group

Matt Silverman, Head of Integrated Production, Ignition

Radu B. Rusu, CEO and Co-Founder, Fyusion

Kuangwei Hwang, co-founder and CTO, Vrideo

Ted Cohen, Managing Partner, TAG Strategic llc, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

Session I: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast

Advertising, Live and Brands in VR-AR-360 Video – from Mobile & Immersive to Experiential

Lex Halaby, Director, Funny Or Die VR, Music Videos & Commercials

Chuck Peil, Head of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships, Reel FX (VR for Lionsgate, JC Penny, AT&T, Samsung)

Mike Nichols, VP, Creative Technology, Fuel

Joseph Itaya, Founder & CEO, Epicenter VR

Dave Curry, VP, Emerging Trends & Technology, POP

Cynthia Lieberman, Media & Marketing Strategist, Lieberman Communications, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Session II: Guerin A in Herscher Hall, Live Webcast

The Hollywood Strategy: Building the Film-TV-VR-AR-Game - The Collaborative Vision of Franchise and Brand Extension

Cristina Mancini, EVP Franchise Management, 20th Century Fox

Justin Clibborn-Booth, CMO/Head of Business Development, Psyop

Greg Coleman, VP, Worldwide Marketing & Franchise Management, Walt Disney Animation Studio

Pete Blumel, co-founder, CEO, and Creative Director, The Rogue Initiative

Geoffrey Long, Creative Director, USC, World Building Institute and World Building Media Lab

Josh Feldman, Executive Producer, Head of Television Development and Production and Strategic Advisor for Digital Media - ‎Telltale Games/Lionsgate, 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

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

Clay Weishaar, Creative Director, Tools of North America

Donny Makower, co-founder and President, RED Interactive Agency

Jennifer Richey, Co-Founder, Director of Business Development, Gravity Jack, Inc.

Christine Lee, VP and GM, Global Business Development, IMMERSV INC.

Nicholas Longano, Head of VR/AR, Manifest LLC

Michael Todd Cohen, VP / Director, Digitas Studios

Vince Cacace, Founder and CEO, Vertebrae

Malia Probst, VR/AR Producer & Connector, Director of Brand Strategy, VRScout, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Session II: Haas Conf. Center, Room 172-173, Live Webcast

Mobile AR and VR – 360 Video – Content - Advertising - Social - The Next Communications Experience

Warren Zenna, EVP, Managing Director, Mobext, Havas Media’s Global Mobile Marketing

Seth Schachner, Managing Director, Strat Americas

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

Thomas Neubert, Chief Commercial Officer, Virtually Live

Jeb Terry, VP, Partner and Program Development, FOX Sports

Alexis Macklin, Analyst, Greenlight VR, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, Ahmanson Hall

VR-AR ThinkTank - The Deep Dive - Creative - Visionary Presentation

“Halcyon” VR/TV Hybrid for Syfy Network and Oculus

Eric Shamlin, Managing Director, Secret Location

Sabrina Saccoccio, Producer, Secret Location

Stefan Grambart, Creative Director, Secret Location

Benjamin Arfmann, Director, Halcyon

Moderator, David Bloom, Columnist, Tubefilter

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

2:30 PM _ 3:30 PM

Session II: Guerin A, Live Webcast

CG Humans: Integration of the Virtual Character in Film - TV – VR - Games

Joseph A. Zaki, Founder and CEO, VRTUALITY

Marshall Millett, CEO, AeMass (Volumetric Motion/Reality Capture

Richard Taylor, Cinematics Director at Electronic Arts on Command & Conquer 3 and Red Alert 3, CEO 3SpaceVR Inc.

Gregory Peter Panos, Founder: Persona Foundation, Futurist, VR /AR Pioneer

Woody Schultz, Actor, Producer, Writer and President/Partner of Winning Swimmer Productions

Alexx Henry, CEO, BlueVishnu/ Avatar Shepherd

David Traub, Co-Founder, Epiphany Film Fund, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Session I: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast

Innovating in VR-AR-Immersive Production - The Amazing Journey of Imagination, Gear and Innovation

Irad Eyal, President, Better VR

Alex Barder, Co-Managing Partner, VRWERX

Matthew Forrest, VP of Production and Operations, Endemol Shine Beyond USA

Dan Ferguson, EVP Digital Interactive, Groove Jones

Keram Malicki Sanchez, Executive Director, VRTO Virtual & Augmented Reality World Conference & Expo (Toronto), Director, FIVARS

James Cahall, Chief Technical Officer, Toon Goggles, Inc. & Digital Media Interactive LLC

Jefferson Wang, Senior Partner, IBB Consulting Group, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Session II: Guerin A, Herscher Hall

VR-AR ThinkTank - Deep Dive - Creative - Visionary Presentation

The VR-AR ThinkTank: ReelFX and the making of "A 360 VR tour of the Shinola factory with Luke Wilson"

Taylor Williams, Executive Producer, ReelFX

Andrew Wilson, Director "A 360 VR tour of the Shinola factory with Luke Wilson"

Chuck Peil, Head of business development and strategic partnerships - REELFX

Moderator  - Celine Tricart, Director of Photography, Lucid Dreams Productions

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Session III: Haas Conference Center - Room 172-173

Business Reality for Virtual Creatives: VR Law, Agents, Contracts, and Unions

David Marlett, Founder / CEO, CINEMERSIA, Moderator

Additional 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

 

6:15 PM - 7:30 PM, Ahmanson Hall

The Evening VR Keynote Event

CINEMATIC VR WITH JAUNT STUDIOS AND "THE GAME"

A deep dive into the creative and technical making of "The Game", a new JAUNT VR horror experience

John Grod, Director "The Game" Jaunt VR

Maceo Greenberg and Macea Greenberg, Producers Pulp Digital Productions

Dave Franks, Colorist “The Game”

Kimberly Hidalgo, Actress, “The Game”

MODERATOR: Celine Tricart - Founder, Lucid Dreams Productions

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Friday, October 21st

Virtual Reality Production Roundtable

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM, Haas Conf. Center, Room 173

VIRTUAL CINEMA: Writing, Directing and Acting for Live Action VR

David Marlett, CEO & Founder, CINEMERSIA

Nell Rutledgedleverenz, VR Actress, Writer and Producer

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10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Virtual Reality Keynote, Haas Center - Room 173

VR - Making Visions Real - At the Edge of Storytelling - Next Level of Entertainment

Daniel Kenyon, Founder/CEO, Furious M

Peter Martin, Executive Creative Director, Spectacle

Jim McArthur, Managing Partner & Chief Client Officer, FOLKLORE

Jake Dorn, President, Main Path Marketing

Eden Chen, co-founder, Fishermen Labs

Gordon Bellamy, Visiting Scholar, USC. Event Chair, VR Intelligence - ‎TheWaveVR, Moderator

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Virtual Reality Production Roundtable

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM, Haas Center - Room 173

The Future of Entertainment: VR Story Architects and Experience Designers

Celine Tricart, founder Lucid Dreams Productions and co-director, "Marriage Equality" VR film for Nokia and 3ality Technica, Moderator

Joel Douek, Co-founder, ECCO VR

Csilla Kozma Andersen, Head of Content Relations, Nokia technologies

Edward Button, Award Winning Director of Photography and Director

Andrew Wilson – Director "A 360 VR tour of the Shinola factory with Luke Wilson"

Rory Mitchell – co-founder Beard & Glasses VR

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Virtual Reality Production Roundtable

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM , Haas Center - Room 173

The Language & Aesthetics of VR:  The Challenge of Creating Movies, Games & Other Experiential Programming

Ascot Smith, Filmmaker/Writer/Game Designer

Zenka, Independent Artist and Futurist, Jenny Carden

Larry Rosenthal, founder, Designer, Director, Producer, Cube3

Shane Pase, Ph.D., founding consulting partner, Reality Science

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

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