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The Women's Creativity Festival at Digital Hollywood

Co-Sponsors

May 23-25, 2017
The Skirball Center

 

Digital Hollywood

Women Board of Advisors

WIF Women in Film

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

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

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

Jillian Sidoti Esq. Crowdfunding Lawyers

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

Marlon Schulman, Founder and CEO, Horror Equity Fund LLC

Amy Wan, Esq., CIPP/US, Partner, Trowbridge Sidoti LLP

Ryan Foland, Managing Partner, InfluenceTree

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

New Track: The Comedy Festival at Digital Hollywood - presented by David Zucker & Circa

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin B

“Hollywood? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Hollywood” Established stars and wannabies use new tools and platforms to create, present, pay for their comic art

 

2:00 PM - 7:30 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin C

The DigiFest - Sponsored by Women in Film, NALIP, HollyShorts

Drama and Documentaries

1. The Red Pill (documentary) - Created by Cassie Jaye

2. The List (short) - Created by Amin Jay Rupani

3. Sanvean (short) - Created by Elizabeth Yoder, Paul E Allan, Alina Patra, Jonathan Abrahams, Wolfgang Bodison, Ed Brotherton

4. SPARK (short) - Created by Juan Martinez Vera & Diego Nareja

5. DESCRY (short) - Created by David Michael Yohe, JENNA BLEECKER

Nominee 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

Women in Action: Disrupting Gender Norms in Music & Media

Laura B. Whitmore,  Founder, The Women’s International Music Network, Moderator

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

Laura Nickerson, Host/Producer/Video Content Creator

Kat Corbett, DJ, KROQ

Amberly Crouse-Knox, Senior Director - Creative & Marketing, BMG Production
Leslie Frank, Partner, King, Holmes, Paterno & Soriano

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin C

The DigiFest - Sponsored by Women in Film, NALIP, HollyShorts

Scripted & Fiction

1. MY BFF (teaser) - Created by April Wright, Sarah Agor & Jennifer Jarrett

2. ONE HALLOWEEN (short) - Created by Rebecca Murga and Karen Kraft

3. Sweet Dream (short) - Created by Maya Cryor

5. FAUK MY LIFE (pilot) - Created by Stephanie Neroes, Rick Telles

Nominee 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

 

The Comedy Festival at Digital Hollywood

6:15 PM - 8:00 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin B

The Evening Keynote Event

The Best in Comedy – Performance – Screenings - Awards

 

The Digital Hollywood DigiFest

6:15 PM – 8:00 PM, Ahmanson Hall

The Sponsors:

I. Women in Film

II. NALIP - The National Association of Latino Producers

III. HollyShorts

End-of-Day Awards Celebration

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Seminars, Screenings & Festival Celebration

Three Days of Amazing Seminars and Workshops

 

The Strategic Sessions - Let's Get Started!

Tuesday, May 23rd

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,

Adam Cunningham, founder and president, 87AM

Angela M. Jollivette, Senior Project Manager, The GRAMMYs/The Recording Academy

Lena Lotsey, Senior Social Media Manager, Ignition

Nick Childs, Chief Creative Officer NA, Society (IPG Mediabrands)

Arleta Fowler, Agent, Digital Talent and Packaging group, Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

Mark Kapczynski, President, Storymill, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

12 Noon – 1:00 PM

Session II: Guerin A, in Herscher Hall

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

Justin Hochberg, CEO, Just Entertainment

Vinay Singh, Partner, Archer Gray (producers of indie movies - 20th Century Comen, Mr. Holmes etc.

Amber Mazzola, President, Machete Productions (Producer, Pretty Wild, WAGS,The Profit, The Partner, Millionaire Matchmaker)

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

Hannah Pillemer, SVP, of Development & Production, MarVista

Melisse Lewis, Entertainment Attorney, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Track II: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast

Culture in Crisis: Docs, Nightly TV, Comedy, Drama, Social Media - Content in a 24/7 World

Speakers to be announced

 

1:00 PM - 2:00, Haas Conference Center, Room 172-173, Live Webcast

New Track: “Hollywood & Space: Honoring the Greatest in Creativity”

Hollywood & Space: Everything Starts with Arthur C. Clarke, Stanley Kubrick and Gene Roddenberry

 

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Guerin C, in Herscher Hall

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

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

Speakers to be announced

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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

Ryan Pullliam, CMO, Speaker and Co-Founder of Specular Theory

Christina Heller, CEO & Co-founder, VR Playhouse

Jenni Ogden, President & Executive Producer, Eye Q Productions, LLC

Allison Huynh, Founder and CEO, MyDream Interactive

Kymber Lim, CCO + Head of Studio, Holor

Rachel Skidmore, ‎Director of Media Development, ‎Skybound Entertainment

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

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

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

Elissa Friedman, Vice President, Production and Development, Covert Media

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

Doug Dezzani, Creative Director for Integrated Marketing, Ignition Creative

Kimberly King-Burns, Partner, convergenz/solutions, 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

 

6:15 PM – 8:30 PM. Ahmanson Hall, Additional Ticket Required

The Welcome Dinner

Hollywood and Space: Honoring the Greatest in Creativity – The Artists – The Science and the Right Stuff

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

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

Speakers to be announced

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Wednesday, May 24th

10:45 AM - Noon

Track II: Haas Conference Center - Room 171

Living the Life: Women Entrepreneurs, Lifestyle Innovators and Disrupters

Wendy Doulton, Managing Partner, Katalyst Group

Shannon Keith, Social Entrepreneur, Abolitionist & CEO, Sudara

Cam Kashani, Godmother of Silicon Beach

Karinna Karsten, CEO, Love TV

Tania Yuki, CEO, Shareablee

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

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

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

Sarah Hawkins, Actor/Producer (Or Die Trying)

Audrey Marco, Lead Business Development & Marketing Partnerships, WhoHaha (co-owned w/Elizabeth Banks)

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

Kylie Sparks, actor/producer, “Squaresville"

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

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 IV: Herscher Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 202

Women in the Creative Zone: Film & Virtual Reality to the TV Series and Advertising

Joanne Rubino, executive vice president of production, Thinkfactory Media

Genevieve Jones, Manager of Production and Digital Development, Skybound

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

Lori Kozlowski, Virtual Reality Producer, Project Empathy

Kim Getty, President, Deutsch LA

Marjorie Dehey, VP Content Development, Lyons Bishop

Lauri Brown, Executive Vice President & Creative Director of A/V, Ignition Creative

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

The Women's Summit - By Women - For Women - About Women

Track III: 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

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

Jaime Burke, co-founder and President, Lifeboat Productions

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

Alicia Malone, Film Reporter, TV Host, Producer, Writer, Editor

Denise Muyco, co-founder and CEO, StratusCore, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Haas Conference Center, Room 171

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

 

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

End-of-Day Reception – Taper Courtyard

Outdoor Area In Front of Haas Conference Center

 

Thursday, May 25th

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

Speakers to be announced

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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Sponsored by the Casting Society of America

Track II: Haas Conference Center - Room 171

The Casting Process for Immersive Media - CGI-VR-Games etc.

Suzanne Goddard-Smythe, CSA, Casting Director, Interactive, Quantic Dream for Sony

Ivy Isenberg, CSA, VR and Gaming (Call of Duty:Black Ops 1, 2 & 3, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare)

Emily Schweber, CSA, Video Games, (Battlefield Franchise, Wolfenstein and Killzone)

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

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

DMA/Donna Michelle Anderson, President, @PlanetDMA

Gladys Kong, CEO, UberMedia

Erin Kapczynski, SVP Marketing, Kontrol Media

Ronjini Joshua, Owner, The Silver Telegram

Natasha Mandich, founder, Citadella Media

Debra Chen, founder, Vanity + Trade

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Noon - 7:30 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin C

The DigiFest - Sponsored by Women in Film, NALIP, HollyShorts

The Comedies

1. @GirlsIauditionwith - Created by Robin De Lano & Alexandra Case

2. The Charlie Show - Created by Charlie Gelbart

3. One Mime at a Time - Created by Mhairi Morrison & Holly Payberg

4. Hey You, It’s Me - Created by Suzanne Schmidt, Frankie Ingrassia, Kerith Lemon

5. Everybody Does it - Created by Megan Brotherton (content creator for FunnyorDie.com)

6. Matt & Dave are so Depressed - Created by David Zarif, Greg Hirsh, Matt Warren  and Michael J Lambie

Nominee Bios and Session Information - Click Here