Content for Women • About Women • By Women

The Women's Creativity Festival at Digital Hollywood

Co-Sponsors

October 10-12, 2017
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 10th

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Track II: Haas Conference Center, Room 171

The Power of Influencers: Accelerating Brand Value Across Platforms - From Internet TV - Mobile - Social Networks

Jared Heinke, President of Whalerock Digital

Phil Ranta, Chief Operating Officer, Studio71

Jamie Elden, President, NYLON Media, Chairman of Socialyte

Danyelle McGill, Vice President, Influencer Marketing, 87AM

Maureen Polo, SVP Influencer Marketing, Fullscreen

Bent Pixels, speaker to be announced

Steve Bradbury, President & Head Coach, Deep Sports, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

12 Noon – 1:00 PM

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

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

Justin Hochberg, CEO, Just Entertainment

Andrew Sugerman, Producer, “Conviction,” “Any Day,” “The Divide,” “Prozac Nation,” and Exec. Produced, “Shopgirl”

Hannah Pillemer, SVP, of Development & Production, MarVista

Brian Beckmann, CFO, Arclight Films

Jessica Kantor, General Counsel, New Form Entertainment

Perrin Chiles, CEO/co-founder Adaptive Studios (Exec Pro. Project Greenlight)

Todd Garner, Founder & CEO, Broken Road Productions (Producer/ExecProducer, Black Hawk Down, Daddy Day Care, Con Air, 13 Going on 30)

Melisse Lewis, Entertainment Attorney, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

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

The Power of YouTube: Unlocking the Power of Brands, Programming, and Monetization

Jennifer Perri, Director of Partnership Development & Multi-platform Strategy, Univision

Rebecca Donohue, Director of Digital Content & Social Media, Vin Di Bona Productions

John Holdridge, SVP Social Video, Strategy, Fullscreen

James Creech, Co-Founder and CEO. Paladin Software

Sarah Malkin, Vice President, Programming, New Form

George Ouzounian, aka, MADDOX, YouTube Celebrity

Jeffrey Thompson, Media & Entertainment, IBM Global Business Services, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track II: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast

Media With Impact: Documentaries, Features, TV, & News Tackle a Culture in Crisis?

Moderators: Kerry Edelstein, President, Research Narrative, Inc. and

Lynn Gutstadt, Managing Partner, LG Communications Consulting

Speakers to be announced

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Guerin A, in Herscher Hall, Live Webcast

The Hollywood Masterclass: TV, Film and Video - Packaging - Producing - Bundling - Distributing in a Cross-Platform World

Jim Amos, former, President of Distribution, Sony Pictures and SVP Head of Sales, STX Entertainment

Paul Hanson, CEO, Covert Media

Charlie Tabesh, Senior Vice President of Programming and Production, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and Filmstruck, Turner Entertainment

Negin Salmasi, VP Creative Affairs, See-Saw Films

Moderator, Catherine Clinch, TV Writer, TV veteran, Hunter, Jake & The Fat Man, Knight Rider, Love Boat, Hart to Hart

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

Ryan Pulliam, CMO, Speaker and Co-Founder, Specular Theory

Kimberly Cooper, CEO and Co-Founder, Spatialand

Allison Huynh, Founder and CEO, MyDream Interactive

Kiernan Kit, CEO, Truth for Gold

Evelyne Ouellet, Chief Marketing Consultant, SAFIRA Entertainment Marketing

Louisa Spring, Founder, Spring Alliance, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Track III: Guerin A, in Herscher Hall, Live Webcast

The TV/Film/Video - Platforms and Partnerships - Developing Hollywood Content as Brand and Distribution Package

Gretchen McCourt, Executive Vice President of ArcLight Cinemas

Phil Lott, Co-Founder and President, AMPLE (Showrunner, The Pitch; Director, Undercover Boss)

Brant Pinvidic, television producer and the founder and CEO, INvelop Entertainment

Philip Shafran, Director of Content Activation, Brand and Rights Management, Vin Di Bona Productions

Lemuel Plummer, CEO, L. Plummer Media (Producer, The Preachers of L.A, Mo'Nique Show  and The Family Crews)

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM. Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 303-304, Live Webcast

“Hollywood & Space: Honoring the Greatest in Creativity”

“2001 A Space Odyssey” & “Star Trek” – The Science, The Technology – The Visionary Genius - Imagination Gets Realized

Marc Zicree, Written & Produced Episodes,  Star Trek – The Next Generation, Sliders, Babylon 5, Deep Space Nine

Jeffrey Kluger, Editor at Large, Time magazine and Time.com, Author, Apollo 13 and Apollo 8

Dr. Pascal Lee, Chairman, Mars Institute, Planetary Scientist, SETI Institute, Director of the NASA Haughton-Mars Project at NASA Ames Research Center

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

 

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

The Challenge of Piracy: A Clear and Present Danger

Speakers to be announced

 

Wednesday, October 11th

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

Michael Pachter, Managing Director, Equity Research, Wedbush Securities

Gene Munster, Managing Partner, Loup Ventures, previously managing director and senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray

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

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

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

Crowdfunding, Start-ups & Angels: The Financing the Entertainment and Technology Industries

Dimitry Lensky, Associate, Greenberg, Whitcombe, Takeuchi, Gibson & Grayver,  LLP

Mark Landay, Managing Director, Dynamic Synergy Corporation

Kumar Arora, Serial Entrepreneur & Professional Daydreamer. Investor on CNBC's "Cleveland Hustles"

Amy Wan, Esq., Founder & CEO Bootstrap Legal

Adam Marsh, Entertainment/Media/Sports, Huntington Technology Finance

Gene Massey, Chairman/CEO, MediaShares.com, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

10:45 AM - Noon

Track II: Haas Conference Center - Room 171

Living the Life: Entrepreneurs, Lifestyle Innovators and Disrupters

Wendy Doulton, Managing Partner, Katalyst Group

Cam Kashani, Godmother of Silicon Beach

Amanda Bradford, Founder and CEO, The League

Tania Yuki, CEO, Shareablee

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

Casey Cowan, Communications Director, Sudara, Inc.

Claudia Rosa, Managing Director, Idea Farmer

Tess Cacciatore, CEO, Global Women’s Empowerment Network (GWEN), Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

Kate Wurzbacher, VR Pioneer, Here Be Dragons

Cassandra Herrman, Producer / Director - ‎Emblematic Group, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, PBS, MSNBC, and Al Jazeera

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Track III: Herscher Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 202

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

Audrey Povar, Development Producer, Digital Media Management, WhoHaha (co-owned by Elizabeth Banks)

Karinna Karsten, CEO, Love TV

Katharina Baron Kowalewski, Founder & Owner, Netwok KO

Sally Jones, Digital Editorial Director, Trusted Media Brands, Inc.

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

Kylie Sparks, actor/producer, “Squaresville"

Ellie Shoja, Head of Production, Embold Media, LLC.

Perrin Kaplan, Principal, Zebra Partners, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

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

Simone Nelson, Managing Director, The CSU Entertainment Alliance, Moderator

David Viviano, Chief Economist, SAG-AFTRA

J. Todd Harris, founder, Branded Pictures Entertainment (Producer, The Kids Are All Right, Bottle Shock, Jeepers Creepers and Piranha 3D)

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track IV: Herscher Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 202

In the Creative Zone: Film & TV to Virtual Reality and Advertising

Nancy Nayor, President, Nancy Nayor Casting (former SVP, Casting, Universal Pictures)

Daniel Tibbets, CEO, EL Rey Networks

Mark Deetjen, Senior Vice President, Programming & Operations, FremantleMedia North America

Jim Cannella, Executive Producer, The Recording Academy (GRAMMYs)

John P. Roberts, Chief Content Officer, Pure Imagination Studios

Allison Dollar, CEO, Interactive Television Alliance

Ariella Lehrer, Ph.D., CEO and President, Legacy Interactive and Legacy Games

Lori Kozlowski, Virtual Reality Producer, Project Empathy

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

3:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Sponsored by Alliance for Women in Media SoCal

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

Women in the Industry: Developing Film, Television & OTT About Women - A Golden Age in Hollywood and Indie Production

Jaime Burke, co-founder and President, Lifeboat Productions

Laverne McKinnon, Executive Producer, Netflix comedy series, Girlboss

Studios USA

Tineka Becker, Independent Casting Director

Katrina Wolfe, President of Production, AG Studios

Sophia Dilley, Vice President of Production and Development, Route One (Tallulah, Colossal, Landline)

Rachel Feldman, Director/Writer - Film/TV/Digital. FAIR FIGHT, KINKS

Katrina Frolov, Senior Manager of Programming, Comcast’s Watchable

Denise Muyco, co-founder and CEO, StratusCore, 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

 

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

Entertainment and Cannabis: Who, What, Where, Why and How Much?

Speakers to be announced

 

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM - Haas Conference Center, Room 171

Alliance for Women in Media SoCal

Membership Meeting

 

The 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 in VR/AR - Immersive Experiences of Mind, Time and Space

 

Thursday, October 12th

Special Workshop

9:00 AM - 11:20 AM, Ahmanson Hall

Strategies in Start-up Business Development: Developing Concepts, Lean Start-up Techniques and Positioning Your Company to Succeed!

Brian Mac Mahon, Chief Community Officer, Expert DOJO

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

Marsha Collier, Marketing Futurist & Radio Host, President, The Collier Company

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

Erin Kapczynski, SVP Marketing, Kontrol Media

Ronjini Joshua, Owner, The Silver Telegram

Susan Miller, Author, Writer & Founder, Astrology Zone®

Elizabeth Barrutia, CEO, BARU Marketing & Media

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

 

 

 

 

 

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

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

Digital Deals - Networks, Studios and Producers - Monetizing Content Across Platforms

Jason Henderson, Senior Manager, Contracts, DISH Network

Russell Schwartz, Senior Vice President and Head, Original Programming Business & Legal Affairs, Starz

Cupid Hayes, V.P. Business Development, MCMG – SAG-AFTRA Hollywood Board of Directors

Anjan Choudhury, Partner, Munger Tolles & Olson LLP

Vishal Panchal, Director, Digital & Theatrical Distribution - Shout! Factory

Karen M. Robson, Partner, Pryor Cashman

Bruce Eisen, founder and president, The Law Offices of Bruce David Eisen

Michael Sid, CEO, Mediamorph, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track III: Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 305

Crowdfunding Breakthrough: Access to Capital Meritocracy through Reg A+ to Crowdfunding Campaigns for Film - TV - Technology

Francis Pollara, Strategy & Venture Manager, Launch

Deoné Sulgatti, CEO, Tengia

Phil Ashcroft, founder and chief creative, RTSTRY, Board Member at BAFTA Los Angeles

Jillian Sidoti Esq. Crowdfunding Lawyers

Richard Grover, CEO and President: VaranIDEA

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

Presented by Laduma

VR/AR: The Next Normal for News and Non Scripted Content

Moderated by: Frank Radice, Expert in Residence, Definition6

Jason Farkas, Vice President of Premium Content Video, CNN

Jesse Redniss, Chief Innovation Officer, Turner Broadcasting

Tyson Sadler, VR Director

Joel Douek, ECCO VR and chief scientist, ManMadeMusic

Ben Smith, CEO, Laduma

Andrew Hawken, CEO, Mesmerise

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Sponsored by Women in Film and Digital Hollywood

2:15 PM - 5:00 PM, Herscher Hall, Room 302

The ABC of Branding"

Whether you are looking to brand a production company, films and content, products or even yourself, what you must know about branding.

 

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Track III: Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 305

Financing, Packaging & Investment: From Entertainment & Indie Project to Technology & Startups

Amy Wan, Esq., Founder & CEO Bootstrap Legal

Diane McGrath, Chief Global Strategist, Falcon Media House

Greg Akselrud, Partner, Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP

Jason Scoggins, President & COO of Slated, Inc.

Jennifer Post, Partner, Raines Feldman LLP

Steven Masur, Senior Partner, MG+, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

3:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Track II: Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 305

Content Rights, Licensing and Technology Solutions in Media and Entertainment: Implementation of Technology Strategies

Robin Wilson, Director, RW TV

Tamerlin Godley, Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson

Graham M Oakes, CEO, Media Science International, Chairman - Digital Watermarking Alliance

Joe Moschella, Head of Business and Legal Affairs, Jukin Media

Rajan “Raj” Samtani, Founder and Vice President of Business Development, Tengence LLC, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The Women's International Music Network and

Daisy Rock Girl Guitars Present

3:50 PM - 5:00 PM - Haas Conference Center - Room 171

Real World Solutions for Creating Inclusive Content

Tish Ciravolo, President and Founder, Daisy Rock Girl Guitars

Janet Billig Rich, Artist Manager, Music Supervisor, Producer, and Tony Award-nominated Broadway theater producer

De Ivett, CEO + Biz Dev, 5D Spectrum

Amberly Crouse, Senior Director, Creative and Marketing, BMG Production Music

Evelyne Ouellet, Chief Marketing Consultant, SAFIRA Entertainment Marketing

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

 

5:30 PM - Check In - Haas Conference Center, Room 171

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

AWM SoCal Celebrates: Scholarship Recipients & Film Winners - Open to Digital Hollywood attendees and AWM SoCal members + guest. RSVP - Click Here

 

6:00 - 8:30 PM, Guerin C, Herscher Hall

New Track: The Documentary Festival at Digital Hollywood

I.  The Documentary - Technologies and Impact - VR / AR - Digital - Youtube - iPhone - goPro - Google Eart

II. Documentary Screening and Q&A with Filmmakers: Digital Hollywood Documentary Honoree and Master Class