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Special Event at Digital Hollywood

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Creative Workshops

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Digital Hollywood Fall

Monday, October 19th - Thursday, October 22nd

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The Women's Summit

Tuesday, October 20th

10:45 AM - Noon - The Women's Creativity Workshops Poolside Tent I

Living the Life: Women Entrepreneurs, Lifestyle Innovators and Disrupters

Miss Kris Turner, Fashion + Lifestyle + DIY Blogger

Katie Elmore Mota, Co-President and Executive Producer, Wise Entertainment

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

Dr. Meghana Bhatt, Co-founder & VP, Data Science, FEM Inc.

Joanne Rubino, Senior Vice President of Production, Thinkfactory Media

Lisa Kraynak, Founding partner, Propelle partners, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM - The Women's Creativity Workshops The Plaza Room

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

Kayo Washio, Head of U.S. Operations, WOWOW

Kylie Sparks, actor/producer, "Squaresville"

Valerie Voci, Chief Marketing Officer, OWNZONES Media Network

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

Sunni Pavlovic, Studio Manager, thatgamecompany

Perrin Kaplan, Principal, Zebra Partners, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

Workshop: Sponsored by Women in Film

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM - The Directors Room

“How Do You Go from Idea to Pitch?”
1. Creation – You have a great idea; now what? How do you develop an idea into a project; what format to choose, what platform, where to find your audience? What is your long term plan for your project?

2. Building Traction – Before you go to the networks (or studios), how do you make your project stands out? Develop a marketing plan.  How can you get your content stand out?  Maximize social media exposure: develop followers/fan base on social media?

3. Pitching – How do you put all the chances on your side? How to make a successful pitch.  What are networks looking for?  What is going to make your content stands out from the others?

Mhairi Morrison, Creator of Feathers & Toast

Holly Payberg, Producer of Feathers & Toast

Leah Cevoli, Producer and Actor

Brittany Turner, Vice President of Digital Video at Adaptive Studios

Angela Wilson Gyetvan, Founder & President of Digital Whisper

Laura Fischer, Head of Production at Yahoo!

Melissa Schneider, SVP of Development & Production at New Form Digital, and

Ellen Pittleman, President at Hybrid Entertainment

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM - The Women's Creativity Workshops The Admiralty Room

Women Entertainment & Technology Innovators: Addressing a Balance in Content, Branding & Strategy

Elizabeth Braman, Chief Production Officer, Realty Mogul

Pauline Malcolm, Vice President of Agency Strategy and Development, Maker Studios

Marjorie DeHey, J.D./MBA, Head of Entertainment, Bishop-Lyons Entertainment

Allison Dollar, CEO / Founder, ITV Alliance

Krista Thomas, Vice President, Product Marketing, Mobile & Video, Rubicon Project

Susan Miller, author, columnist, TV personality, and founder, Astrology Zone®

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

Additional speakers to be announced

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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Poolside Reception at the Ritz

 

Wednesday, October 21st

10:45 AM - Noon - The Women's Creativity Workshops Poolside Tent I

Women Entrepreneurs: Sharing Experience - Real Life Stories - Building the Brand, the Personal and the Company Identity

Sharon Rechter, EVP Business Development & Marketing, BabyFirst

Tish Ciravolo, President and Founder, Daisy Rock Girl Guitars

Erin Kapczynski, Vice President, Marketing, Purch

Kirsty Spraggon, Author, Motivational Expert, Kirsty Spraggon TV

Julie Spira, CEO, Cyber-Dating Expert and Social Media and More

Beth Cleveland, Managing Director, Praytell Strategy

Debra Fine, CEO, I Have A Dream, Board of Directors Maple Center

Linda Sherman, Co-Founder, The Courage Group, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM - The Women's Creativity Workshops The Admiralty Room

The Women's VC Funding Roundtable: From Private Equity to Crowdfunding

Renata RA Akhunova, Partner, Formula VC, Venture Fund, Moderator

George Stephan, Shareholder and Chair, Buchalter Nemer

Leslie Fishlock, CEO & Founder of Geek Girl Corporation

Silvia Mah, CEO, Hera-Labs

Alyssa Bereznak, National Correspondent, Yahoo News

Julia Neznanova, Entrepreneur, journalist, cofounder, Hakka Labs

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Sponsored by: Alliance for Women in Media

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM - The Women's Creativity Workshops The Admiralty Room

The Powerful Female Consumer Demographic and How It Influences Digital Media--Breaking Stereotypes and Clichés to Deliver Better Content

Ashkan Sobhe, CEO and Founder, ITC—Digital Marketing Agency

Marta Ferro, Chief Executive Officer, Pink51 and President, Starfish Impact

Michele Edelman, Executive Vice President of Marketing & Communications, VUBIQUITY

Nicole Smith, Vice President, Brand New Media US

Georgii Speakman, Director of Business Development, IZEA

Desiree Duffy, Vice President, ITC Firm

Alex Cohen, co-host of Radio Show "Take Two," 89.3 FM KPCC, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

3:50 PM - 5:00 PM - The Women's Creativity Workshops The Admiralty Room

A Women’s Vision of Wellness: Empowering Lifestyle through Community - From Social Media & Internet to Film and TV

Kate Neligan, Founder/CEO of Synergy TV - a Mindful Media Entertainment company

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

Tina Hoover, VP Marketing & Interactive Experiences, Scientific Games

Damona Hoffman, Founder, Dates & Mates

Karinna Karsten, Founder/CEO, LOVE TV

Justine Lassoff, Cofounder, LOVE GOODLY and Cofounder, Tuesdaynights

Mariana Danilovic, Managing Director, Hollywood Portfolio, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Poolside Reception at the Ritz

 

5:00 PM – Salon II, Member's Only Meeting

Alliance for Women in Media, SoCal's Annual Member's Meeting

For membership information, please visit www.AWMSocal.org

 

Wednesday, October 21st

6:15 PM - 8:30, Salon II, Open to All Attendees

An Evening of Women's Media

Hosted By: Lori H. Schwartz, Technology Catalyst, Content Strategist and Media Advisor, Radio Host: The Tech Cat Show, Managing Partner @StoryTech, Adjunct Prof at LMU

Session I

Alliance for Women in Media, SoCal's Salute to Excellence

LaFern Cusack, Host/Sr. Producer, ESPN LA/PromaxBDA

Lisa Foxx, iHeart Radio Personality

Mary Beth Garber, EVP/Marketing Strategy, Katz Radio Group

Tish Ciravolo, President and Founder of Daisy Rock Girl Guitars

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Session II

We Came, We Saw, We Kicked Ass.  -  Chatting with Woman Visionaries, Leaders and Tech Mavens

Bettina Sherick, Be in Touch Advisors, Founder Hollywood in Pixles, SVP, Digital Strategic Marketing 20th Century Fox International, Storyteller

Jacquie Barnbrook, Reel Vox, Virtual Reality Producer, VRC, Sony Visual Effects Producer, Storyteller

Shannon Blake Gans, CEO & Co-Founder New Deal Studios , Storyteller

Julia Frey, Executive Producer at Baraboom! Studios, VFX Producer, Storyteller

Sandy Abrams,  Founder, Moisture Jamzz; Author, YourIdeaInc;  Social Influencer and Entrepreneurial Enthusiast.

Hosted By:

Lori H. Schwartz, Technology Catalyst, Content Strategist and Media Advisor, Radio Host: The Tech Cat Show, Managing Partner @StoryTech, Adjunct Prof at LMU

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Before there was social media, chief digital officers and virtual reality film festivals, there were visionaries, who operationalized new tech platforms, created new products and engaged new consumer behaviors against the popular tide. While the dialogue has been, there aren’t enough woman in tech, business and leadership roles,  these woman were there from the beginning, breaking ground and making shit happen.  Join Lori H. Schwartz,  leading tech strategist, speaker and radio host (The Tech Cat Show) as she chats with 5 woman

on how they’ve forged ahead, creating their own companies and initiatives to blow the status quo up. Join the conversation, bring your war stories and saddle up for a great night of dialogue on how we can keep the mometum going.

 

 



 

 

 





 

 



 

 

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