New 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 California Education Summit: Public Private Partnerships & Student Creativity Summit

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

V. Finance Hollywood - Investment - Funding - Packaging

VI. The Women's Summit & Festival - Content - Discussion - Recognition

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

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

IX. The High School Music Company Project

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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

Andy Beach, Developer Account Manager, Xbox Live, Microsoft

Tom Burns, CTO, Media & Entertainment, EMC/Isilon

Erick Opeka, EVP/Digital Networks, Cinedigm

Jay Samit, Chief Executive Officer, SeaChange

Frank Sinton, CEO, Beachfront

JD Tengberg, Principal, Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP, Moderator

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

The VR-AR-Holography Innovators & Disruptors - Entertainment, Technology & Advertising - A Redefinition of the Industry

Jeff Nicholas, EVP, Strategy, Creative & Growth, vantage.tv and EP & Director, VEHICLEvr

Morris May, founder/CTO, Specular Theory

Alki David, founder, HologramUSA

Tom Wright, founder of Tactic and Managing Director, Ntropic

Andrew Shulkind, Cinematographer and Co-Founder, Headcase

Micah Ainsley Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Filmfundr, Moderator

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Track IV: Guerin B, in Herscher Hall

Women in Television and Film: From OTT and OVNs to Cable, Broadcast, Advertising and Film

Cristina Malavenda, Head of Production at Feeln, Hallmark Channel

Joanne Rubino, Senior Vice President of Production, Thinkfactory Media

Naseem Sayani, Group Vice President, Strategy, Huge

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

Kim Getty, President, Deutsch LA

Shauna Phelan, Head of Development and Production, AwesomenessTV

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

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Session II: Haas Conference Center - Room 171

VR & The Future of the Web - UIX, Content & Advertising Experience

Dekker Dryer, Chief Creative Officer, CleverFox

Ceci Mourkogiannis, Co-Founder, Metta VR

Christine Lee, Vice President, Business, Immersv

Tony Parisi, Virtual Reality pioneer and co-creator of Virtual Reality Modeling Language, Moderator

Speakers to be announced

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

Session I: The Guerin C, in Herscher Hall

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

David Rosenbaum, Director, Humble

Brad Herman, ‎Head of DreamLab, DreamWorks Animation

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

Tino Schaedler, Art Director, "Harry Potter," "V for Vendetta," "Real Steel"

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

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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

Justin Hochberg, CEO, Just Entertainment

Jonathan Lowe, Senior VP of Marketing, AEG Sports

Bill Sanders, Senior Vice President, Athlete & Talent Marketing, Excel Sports Management

Dina Mallin, SVP Talent, United Entertainment Group, a DJE Company

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

Steven Masur, Senior Partner, Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP, Moderator

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Track II: Guerin B, in Herscher Hall

Original Internet TV - The Cross Platform Explosion

Kai Hasson, Creative Director, Portal A

Scott Ehrlich, Chief Executive Officer, QYOUTV

Rafi Mamalian, Chief Revenue Officer, theAmplify

Jody Simon, Partner, Fox/Rothchild

David Tochterman, Co-Founder, Canvas Media Studios, Moderator

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Track III: Haas Conference Center, Room 172-173

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

Mimi Steinbauer, President and CEO, Radiant Films International

Kara Holden, Actress and Screenwriter

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

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

Marsha Oglesby, Producer, Indigenous Media, TV Producer, “Blue,” “Paloma,” “Kendra,” “Susanna”

Melissa Schneider, SVP Development and Production, New Form Digital

Sun Jen Yung, Managing Director, Headwaters MB, Moderator

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

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

Immersive Entertainment in the Out of Home Market, Theme Park - VR-AR, Cinematic, 360 Video and More

Dan Jamele, Vice President/CTO, MediaMation

Sang Cho, Chief Content Officer, CJ 4DPLEX Am

Jim Stewartson, CEO, Awesome Rocketship

Chris Ellis, Executive Director, RGH

Kevin Althans, Commercial/VR Director, Reel FX

Michael Tolkin, Founder and CEO, Ultro Labs

Marty Perlmutter, Early VR/3D Technology Leader, Moderator

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Session II: The Guerin C, in Herscher Hall

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

Miles Perkins, Vice President, Marketing Communications, JauntVR

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

Aruna Inversin, VR Supervisor, Digital Domain

Dario Raciti. Director Zero Code OMD

Sandy Smolan, Film & Television Director

Ryan Pamplin, VP, Partnerships & Sales, Meta

Bruce Greenberg, Founder, iCinema Ventures, Moderator

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Session III: Haas Conference Center, Room 171

The Human Brain Controller: Storytelling in the Sensory Entertainment Experience

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

Speaker to be announced

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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Session I: Webcast, Guerin A, in Herscher Hall

Hollywood as the Entertainment Capital of the World: Executives from Film Studios and Television Discuss the Industry & It's Future

Amy Lemisch, Executive Director, California Film Commission

Kim Roberts Hedgpeth, Executive Director, Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund, former Ex. Director, AFTRA

Juan Camacho, Vice President of Government Affairs, Fox Entertainment Group

Sandy Climan, CEO and Representative Board Director, All Nippon Entertainment Works (ANEW) - Former EVP, Universal Studios & founding head, CAA

Kevin James, Chief Film Laison, City of Los Angeles, Moderator

 

5:00 PM - 6:15 PM Open to all attendees

End-of-Day Reception – Taper Courtyard

Outdoor Area In Front of Haas Conference Center

 

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

Moderator: Sarah Miller, CEO, Axis PR/Entertainment Founder, Mobile Excellence Awards

Co-Moderator, Allison Dollar, CEO, Founder, Interactive Television Alliance

Speakers:

Amy Reinhard, President, Worldwide TV Licensing and Distribution, Paramount Pictures

Jim Cannella, Executive Producer, VP Digital Media and Strategy, The Recording Academy ( The GRAMMYS)

Jonathan Lowe, Senior VP of Marketing, AEG Sports

Anjalis Shastri, Senior Director, Design Strategy, Mobile Group at Intel

Kim Getty, President, Duetsch LA

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Evening Event - Open to All Attendees

6:15 PM – 8:00 PM, Ahmanson Hall

Co-Sponsored by the TV Academy, Interactive Peer Group

Keynote Roundtable and Reception

Visions of Immersion: Virtual Reality as an Expression of the Cinematic & Personal Experience

Chris Edwards, CEO, THE THIRD FLOOR & CPO, VRC: The Virtual Reality Company

Imraan Ismail, Director, Vrse.works and VFX, Hunger Games and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Jacqueline Bošnjak, CEO, Q Department & Mach1™

Ryan Horrigan,  Chief Content Officer, Felix & Paul Studios

Eric W. Shamlin, Managing Director / Executive Producer, Secret Location

Seth Shapiro, Governor, Interactive Media, The Television Academy, Moderator

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Digital Hollywood Spring

May 3-6, 2016, New Larger Location

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

Wednesday, May 4th

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

Stephen Beres, Vice President, Media & Production Operations West Coast, HBO

James Marsh, Senior Vice President & Head of Investor Relations, Lionsgate

Cathy Hetzel, Executive Vice President, Operator Sales & Business Development, comScore

Laura Martin, CFA, Entertainment & Internet Analyst, Needham & Company, LLC

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

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

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9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

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

The Internet, OTT, Media and the Hollywood Connection

Evan Greenberg, Manager of Audience Development, TAPP

Will Marks, VP of Business Development, Ovation

Spencer Stephens, Chief Technology Officer, Sony Pictures

Erik Ramberg, Director of Product Management for TV  & Media, Ericsson

Ian Greenblatt, former, Vice President, Strategy & Business Development at ARRIS

Joseph Hopkins, Vice President Global M&E Sales, Verizon Digital Media Services

Bernie Laramie, Producer, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”

Steve Wong, Director Telco & Media Sales Americas, Siemens, Moderator

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Track II: Haas Conference Center - Room 171

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

Rob Freelen, Managing Director, Silicon Valley Bank, LA

Vincent Bradley, CEO & Co-Founder, FlashFunders

Tolga Onuk, CEO, Thunderbolt Creative Digital Technologies

Andres Diana, Managing Director, SeedInvest Los Angeles

Joe Guzel, Associate, CrossCut Ventures

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

Victoria Silchenko, Ph.D., Chair of Global LAVA, Los Angeles Venture Association, Moderator

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

Session II: Haas Conference Center - Room 172 & 173

VR Design with the Mind in Mind: Presence and Reality

Cynthia Lieberman, Media & Marketing Strategist, Lieberman Communications

Barry Sandrew, Founder & President/CEO, Graffiti Video and Founder, Legend3D

Jimmy Giliberti, Director, Americas Business Development, Worldviz

Mathew Price, Global Director Media & Technology, Nielsen Consumer Neuroscience

Garry Hare, PhD, Fielding Graduate University, Moderator

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

Session I: The Guerin A, in Herscher Hall

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

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

Guido Voltolina, Head of Presence Capture, Nokia

Joel Susal, Director, VR/AR, Dolby Labs

Joel Breton, ‎Vice President VR Content, HTC Vive - ‎HTC America

Michael Yang, Managing Director, Comcast Ventures

Moderator - Robert Nashak, COO, Survios

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Artists in Hollywood - Actors - Writers - Performers - Directors - Producers

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM, Ahmanson Tent

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

Fernando Szew, CEO, MarVista

Clark Peterson, Producer, "Monster," "The Prophet"

Todd Steiner, VP Entertainment Group, Comerica

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

René Bourdages, CEO, Elevado Media, Inc. Moderator

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10:45 AM - Noon

Track I: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast from this Room

Hollywood and the Digital Consumer: How Technology, Content and Services Establish the Next Level of Consumer Entertainment Experience

John Rubey, CEO, Fathom Events

Jonathan Perelman, Department Head of Digital Ventures, ICM Partners

Evan Greene, CMO, The Recording Academy

David Viviano, Chief Economist, SAG-AFTRA

Rona Mercado, Vice President, Client Services, Cashmere Agency

Don Levy, President, Smith Brook Farm, Moderator

Additional speakers to be announced

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

Future of Film - Studio & Indie, Global Content Business, The Changing face of the Film Industry from Imax and Alternative Content to VR and other Immersive Experiences

Robert J. Lenihan, President, Programming, AMC Entertainment Inc.

Phil Groves, Senior Vice President, IMAX Corp & Executive Vice President, Global Distribution, IMAX Entertainment

Chris Edwards, CEO, THE THIRD FLOOR & CPO, VRC: The Virtual Reality Company

Duncan Stewart, Director of Research, Deloitte Canada

Doug Darrow, Senior Vice President, Cinema Business Group, Dolby Laboratories

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

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Track III: Haas Conference Center - Room 171

Living the Life: Women Entrepreneurs, Lifestyle Innovators and Disrupters

Susan Brazer, CEO, LionShare Media

Malinda Sanna, founder and CEO, SPARK

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

Lisa Kraynak, Founding partner, Propelle partners, Moderator

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

Session I: Haas Conference Center - Room 172 & 173

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

Molly Swenson, COO, RYOT

Nonny de la Peña, CEO Emblematic Group and Annenberg Fellow, USC School of Cinematic Arts

Lyman Missimer, Strategic Business Development and Partnerships, Education, Google

Phil McNally, Stereoscopic VFX Supervisor, Condition One

Kaj Larsen, Producer/Journalist/Correspondent, VICE

Steven-Charles Jaffe, COO & Co-Founder, Springbok Entertainment,

Joey Caroni, Director of Digital Media, KCRW, Moderator

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11:45 AM - 12:45 AM

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

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

Dr. David Levitt, co-founder and CEO, Pantomime Corporation

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

James Knight, Virtual Production Director, AMD

Joe Chen, Executive Technical Producer, Vrse.works

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

Shelley Midthun, Executive Director, Oregon Story Board

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

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12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

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

Hollywood, Internet and Media Challenge: Platforms and Convergence - Ubiquitous Broadband - Ubiquitous Content

Samuel Notowitz, Vice President, Distribution & Content Acquisitions, Feeln - a Hallmark Company

Rich Hull, Chairman, Latin Everywhere

Jake Avnet, Chief Operating Officer, Indigenous Media

David A. Goldsmith, Chief Strategy Officer and Head Corporate Development, FilmOn TV Networks

Lora Y. Chen, CEO, China Media Consulting

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track II: Haas Conference Center - Room 171

Investment, Financing & Packaging Projects: Unique Content - Unique Technology - Funding & Monetizing Properties Across Platforms

Seth M Willenson, President. Seth Willenson, Inc.

Todd Courtney, Chairman & CEO, Mammoth Ventures, Inc.

Peg Jackson, Managing Director, Mooreland Partners

Greg Akselrud, Partner, Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP

Jay MacDonald, CEO and Co-Founder, Digital Capital Advisors, LLC

Joey Tamer, President, S.O.S. Inc., Moderator

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Track III: Guerin B, in Herscher Hall

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

Kylie Sparks, actor/producer, "Squaresville"

Anna Prosser Robinson, Programming Manager, Twitch

Chris Murphy, SVP, Creative Lab, Studio71, Los Angeles

Maia McCann, Editor-in-Chief, LittleThings

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

Nika Offenbac, Executive Producer, META

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

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: Haas Conference Center - Room 172 & 173

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

Matt Collado, co-founder and Chief Content Officer, Littlstar (VR for Showtime, Esquire, Discovery)

DJ Roller, co-founder, NextVR

Steven Haft, SVP Innovation, Time Inc.

Chris Thomes, Vice President, Digital Media Studios, Disney/ABC Television Group

Marcie Jastrow, Head of Business Development, VR/AR Production Services, SVP Sales, Production Services, Technicolor

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

Dr. Sankar Jayaram, President and CEO, VOKE

Kurt Knutsson, CyberGuy, Author, Investor, Broadcaster, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Session II: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast from this Room

The Making of a Hollywood VR Narrative Experience

"Defrost" - A Roundtable with the Creators

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

Tanna Frederick, Producer/actor

Carl Weathers, Actor

Bruce Davison, Actor

Mario Kenyon, Head of Production, Furious M (VR Services)

Moderator - David Bloom, Digital content production and partnerships, Deadline.com

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

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

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

Shannon Flynn, Director, Nickelodeon

Robert Ramirez, Digital Media Producer, Netflix

Jon Reiss, Filmmaker/Author/Digital Strategist

Hank Chilton, Television Writer/Producer,  "Ash Vs. Evil Dead" on Starz, "Nip/Tuck", "Covert Affairs," "Ringer"

Kaj Larsen, Producer/Journalist/Correspondent, VICE

Dennis Radeke, Senior Strategic Development Manager, Adobe

Simone Nelson, Director, Marketing & Public Relations, The California State University Entertainment Industry Initiative, Moderator

 

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Track I: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast from this Room

The Future of Enhanced Advertising: Addressing Brands, Message, Technology, Media and Entertainment

Carol Chung, SVP, Media Tech, DigitasLBi

Penny Baldwin, Vice President, Global Marketing and Communications, General Manager, Brand, Reputation and Partner Marketing, Intel

Lori Tabb, Marketing Executive, Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

Jason Jercinovic, President, Havas Worldwide Digital

Liz Wilson, Director of Media and Strategic Partnerships, Under Armour

Steven Haft, SVP Innovation, Time Inc.

Tom Flanagan, Partner, Nut + Bolt, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Virtual Reality - Internet TV - Advertising

Financing Hollywood - Video Production

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