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The Women's Creativity Festival at Digital Hollywood

Co-Sponsors

October 18-21, 2016
The Skirball Center

 

Digital Hollywood

Women Board of Advisors

WIF Women in Film

 

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The Women's Summit
Content for Women • About Women • By Women

Seminars, Screenings & Festival Celebration

Three Days of Amazing Seminars and Workshops

 

The Strategic Sessions - Let's Get Started!

Tuesday, October 18th

12 Noon – 1:00 PM Guerin A, in Herscher Hall

The DealMaking Process: From Feature Film, Reality TV & Specials to Web Series and Indie Film Making

Jaime Burke, co-founder and President, Lifeboat Productions

Harrison Land, Vice President, Development, Jupiter Entertainment

Robert (Leo) Rodgers, MBA, Sr. VP & Label Liaison, Bungalo Records/Universal Music Group

Ilyssa Goodman, Producer/Director, Director, Distribution RGH Entertainment

Melisse Lewis, Entertainment Attorney, Moderator

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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

Sun Jen Yung, Managing Director, Headwaters MB, Moderator

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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

Ryan Pulliam, CMO, 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, Head of Business Development, Innerspace VR, Moderator

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3:45 PM - 5:00 PM, Guerin A, in Herscher Hall, Live Webcast

The TV/Film/Video - Developing Strategies and Partnerships - Developing Hollywood Content as Brand and Franchise

Allison Wallach, president, Jupiter Entertainment

Mike Richards, Executive Producer, The Price Is Right and Let’s Make A Deal

Adam Reed, President, Thinkfactory Media

Lemuel Plummer, president and CEO, L. Plummer Media

Linda Ong, CEO and Founder, TruthCo

Philip Shafrin, Senior Manager, Content Activation, Production & Brand Management, Vin Di Bona Productions

Kimberly King-Burns, Partner, convergenz/solutions, Moderator

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

End-of-Day Reception – Taper Courtyard

Outdoor Area In Front of Haas Conference Center

 

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

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

Speakers to be announced

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10:45 AM - Noon

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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12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

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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2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

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

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

Joaane Waage, Senior Vice President, Partnerships & Programming, Viki

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

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3:50 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Dannielle Dormer, Executive Producer, Physical Production, Ignition

Laverne McKinnon, Head of Television, Denver & Delilah Films

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

Sun Jen Yung, Managing Director, Headwaters MB, Moderator

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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

 

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

 

Thursday, October 20th

10:45 AM - Noon

Track II: Haas Conference Center - Room 171

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

Tish Ciravolo, President and Founder, Daisy Rock Girl Guitars

Debra Fine, CEO, "I Have a Dream" Foundation - Los Angeles

DMA/Donna Michelle Anderson, President, @PlanetDMA

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

Ana Flores, Founder + CEO, #WeAllGrow Latina Network

Erin Kapczynski, SVP Marketing, Kontrol Media

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

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11:30 AM – 12:30 PM, 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

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

Speakers to be announced

 

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Track III: Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 305, Women's Creativity

Funding Women's Projects: Film/TV Packaging to Tech Start-ups - VC - Private Equity and Crowdfunding

Nancy Duitch, CEO and Founder, Visionworx Branding

Joanna Cronin, Director of Product, StartEngine Crowdfunding

Magdalena Segieda, co-director, FrackNation and co-producer, Gosnell: America's Biggest Serial Killer

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

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Sponsored by Women in Film and Digital Hollywood

2:15 PM - 5:00 PM, Herscher Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 202

“I have an idea for an app, so how do I start?”

1. Part 1 - Where to start?

2. Part 2 – How to market and exploit an app?

Angela Wilson Gyetvan, Founder and President, Digital Whisper

David Waldman, CEO & Co-founder of StyleMD

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2:15 PM - 3:30 PM - Haas Conference Center - Room 171

Women in Media - Personal Branding and Niche Marketing

Laura Nickerson, Media Host/Producer and Video Consultant, The Randy Lane Company

De Ivett, President, CEO, 5D Spectrum

Randy Lane, President, The Randy Lane Company

Stephanie Weier, founder and CEO, BrandwoodGlobal.com

Nick Panella, Media Analyst, Workhouse Media

Aimee Helfand, founder and CEO, FamiLeague

Anna Ibbotson, President, Deep Focus LA, Moderator

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5:00 PM - Member's Organizational Meeting, Haas Center, 171

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

For membership information, please visit www.AWMSocal.org

 

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 - 8:00 PM Open to all attendees

The Evening Event & Reception - Haas Center, 172-3

Sponsored by "The Women's Summit at Digital Hollywood"

The Numbers Don’t Lie - Gender Equality in Content, Production and Advertising

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

Melinda Moore, Social Entrepreneur, Moore Media Ventures

Shirin Laor-Raz Salemnia, Founder and CEO, PlayWerks

Amber J. Lawson, founder, CEO, Good Amplified

Dea Lawrence, Chief Marketing Officer, Variety

Erin Kapczynski, SVP Marketing, Kontrol Media

Shira Lazar, Co-Founder/CEO, What's Trending

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