2 PM - 2:45 PM - Guerin C - Herscher Hall

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

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

Moderator, David Bloom, Columnist, Tubefilter

 

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Track I: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast from this Room

The Future of Brand Partnerships: Message, Technology, Media, Entertainment & Advertising

Steven Haft, SVP Innovation, Time Inc.

Stephen Tompkins, VP/Group Director, Media Tech, DigitasLBi

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

Brandon Rochon, Managing Chief Creative Officer, Kastner & Partners

Jeff Hurlow, Head of Brand Partnerships, Vimeo

Adam Duritza, Senior Director of Global Partnerships, Video & Distribution, Yahoo

Jen Dennis, EP of Branded Content and VR, RSA Films, (Ridley Scott & Associates Films)

Tom Flanagan, Partner, Nut + Bolt, Moderator

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

Video Anytime Anywhere: Video Across Platforms - TV, Internet and Mobile

Jason Henderson, Senior Contracts Manager, DISH Network

Nathan Guetta, Vice President of Product and Technology, Conde Nast Entertainment

Jay Samit, Author, Disrupt You!?

Fabian Birgfeld, founder and partner, W12 Studios

Frank Sinton, CEO, Beachfront

James Field, Product Manager, Infinite Video, Cisco

Kevin Westcott, US Media & Entertainment Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Moderator

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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

Sam Hanson, Creative Executive, FOCUS FEATURES

Nicholas Pepper, Head of Television, The Mark Gordon Company

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

Gretchen McCourt, Executive Vice President of Cinema Programming, Pacific Theatres Entertainment Corporation

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

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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

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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)

Maureen Fan, CEO and Co-Founder, Baobab Studios

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

Reed Fehr, Program Director, Idean

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

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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

 

3:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Track I: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast from this Room

Leveraging Content and Celebrity For Cross-Platform Success: Brands and Entertainers Collaborate

Ari Avishay, Marketing Executive, CAA Marketing

Justin Hochberg, CEO, Just Entertainment

Evelyne Ouellet, Chief Marketing Consultant, SAFIRA Entertainment Marketing

Devery Holmes, President & Chief Executive Officer, Spark Alliance Marketing

Jonathan Lowe, Senior VP of Marketing, AEG Sports

Mark Wolf, Writer, Director, Producer, Change The World Productions

Josh Stein, Special Counsel, MG+, Moderator

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Track II: Haas Conference Center, Room 171

Original Internet TV - The Cross Platform Explosion

Randy Sherman, Chief Operating Officer, David Zucker Entertainment

Rafi Mamalian, Chief Revenue Officer, theAmplify

Brad Gelfond, Principal, Strike up the Brand

Scott Williams, Executive Vice President Americas, Piksel

Curt Marvis, President and Co-Founder, QYOUTV, Moderator

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Sponsored by Alliance for Women in Media SoCal

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

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Sponsored by: Mobile Excellence Awards and the Interactive Television Alliance

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

Pitch, Pass or Play: Interactive Start–Up Showcase Competition

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

Chris Denson, Director, Ignition Factory, OmnicomMediaGroup USA

Jonathan Lowe, VP Marketing, AEG Sports

Lance Robbins, Senior VP  and Producer, AnEFX

John P. Roberts, Chief Digital Officer, Bunim-Murray Productions

Brad Spahr, VP Product Development, Global Digital Business, Sony Music Entertainment

Adam Wilensky, Director of Business Development, Fox Digital Entertainment

 

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)

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

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

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

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

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

Additional Honorees to be Announced

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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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Skirball Center, 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles

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Evening Special 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)

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

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

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

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

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

Additional Honorees to be Announced

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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 - Moving into the Next Wave

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

Michael Pachter, Managing Director, Equity Research WEDBUSH SECURITIES

Ted Malone, Vice President of Planning and Strategy, TV & Media, Ericsson

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

John Corser, VP Production, NBC Universal Cable Productions

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

The Internet, OTT, Media and the Hollywood Connection

Fabian Birgfeld, founder and partner, W12 Studios

Will Marks, VP, Business Development, Ovation

Stephen Strong, Vice President, Head of Revenue, Newsy, an E.W. Scripps Company

Evan Greenberg, Manager of Audience Development, TAPP

Ted Malone, Vice President of Planning and Strategy, TV & Media, Ericsson

Steve Wong, Director of Business Development

Media & Entertainment Group, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Moderator

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Jeanne Wolf, Award-Winning Journalist and Media Coach

Lissy L’Amoreaux, Head of Digital, Ignition

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

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Track III: Herscher Hall, 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

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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, Springbok Entertainment, Moderator

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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

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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

 

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

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

Hollywood, Internet and Media Challenge: Platforms and Convergence -  - from Snapchat & Facebook to OTT Networks

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

Samir Ahmed, Chief Architect, Fandango

Caroline Wilson, VP of Integrated Marketing, Pop Media Group

Pablo Argon, Senior Director of Technical Strategy , Ericsson

Joseph Hodorowicz, Talent Manager, Studio71

Jen Garcia Allen, Executive Editor, Kardashian/Jenner Apps

John Solomon, CCO, Circa, Sinclair Broadcast Group

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

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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, Director, Producer and scholar with Sarft

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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Track III: Haas Conference Center, Room 171

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

Kim Rosen, Head of Development, Astronauts Wanted

Anna Prosser Robinson, Programming Manager, Twitch

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

Kylie Sparks, actor/producer, “Squaresville"

Caryn Ward Ross, Actress (BET's The Game and He's Mine Not Yours)

Karen Morgan, Co-Founder/Creative Director, Soma Fashion Network

Perrin Kaplan, Principal, Zebra Partners, Moderator

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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

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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

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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

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