Content for Women • About Women • By Women

The Women's Creativity Festival at Digital Hollywood

Co-Sponsors

May 22-24, 2018
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, May 22nd

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Track I: Haas Conference Center, Room 171: Live Webcast

Augmented Reality – Innovation in Retail - Fashion - Media - Wellness - Navigating the Future

Olivier Koelemij, Managing Director, MediaMonks Los Angeles

Raffaella Camera, Head of Extended Reality Go-To-Market, Accenture

Leon Laroue, Product Manager, New Ventures, AR Eyewear, Epson

Christina Lee, Daydream Store Lead, Google

Michael Leventhal, Partner, Holmes Weinberg, P.C., former, Chief Legal Officer and VP, Magic Leap

John Iaia, Strategic Account Executive - Americas - Vuforia,  PTC

Moderator - Bill Newell, CEO, North South Studios LLC

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

Andrea Kinloch, SVP Business Development, FBE, Fine Brothers Entertainment

Sybil Grieb, US Head of Influencer Strategy, Edelman

YiZhou, Influencer, Director & Founder Global Intuition

Spencer McClung, EVP Media, ipsy

Ronit Cohn, Vice President of Creator Partnerships, Fullscreen

Anne-Marie O’Neill, COO, Whalerock Industries

Jennifer Perri, Vice President, Univision Creator Network - ‎Univision Communications Inc., Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Track II: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast

The Influencer Lifestyle - Defining Your Life - Your Voice - Your Future

Rebecca Zamolo, YouTube Star, 2.7 M Subs - Comedy - Lifestyle - Joy

Maryam Ghafarinia, Creator, Glam and Posh, Fashion & Beauty Micro Influencer

Roxette Arisa, Beauty & Make-up YouTube Star

Drew Baldwin, Founder and CEO, Tubefilter

Soffi Dossi, Content Creator and Actress

Adam Wescott, Partner/Co-Founder, Select Management Group

Sam Leigh, Producer, Artist & Brand Manager, inArtists (iA)

Shaine Griffin, Commercial Strategist, SAG-AFTRA, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Noon – 1:00 PM

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

The Next Generation of AR/MR-Transforming Digital Interactions; Content, Devices, Platforms

Clay Weishaar, Creative Director, Tool of North America

Neil Parris, AR/VR, Entertainment Partnerships Lead, Google

Terry Schussler, Director, Immersive Technology, Immersive and Real-Time Experience, DEUTSCHE TELEKOM, INC.

Patrick Aluise, SVP, Digital Content, Moviebill (Partners with Regal Theaters)

Ariella Lehrer, Ph.D., President, HitPoint Studios

Moderator, Nancy King, Consultant, NewView Marketing

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

Linda Benjamin, COO & Head of Business Affairs, Covert Media

Kenny Christmas, EVP of Business and Legal Affairs, MarVista

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

Justin Hochberg, CEO, Just Entertainment

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

T.J. BARRACK, Founding Partner, Adaptive Studios

Melisse Lewis, Entertainment Attorney, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

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

Adam Goldstein , SVP, Business Development, ZEFR

Jake Katz, Senior Vice President, Strategy, Trailer Park

George Ouzounian, aka, MADDOX, YouTube Celebrity

James Norell, VP of Social Video Strategy, Fullscreen

Rhea Woods, Vice President of Influencer Marketing, Praytell

Phil Ranta, Head of Creators, Mobcrush, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Guerin A, in Herscher Hall, Live Webcast

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

Julie Lawrence, Creative Executive, Playtone (Tom Hanks Production Co.)

Negin Salmasi, VP Creative Affairs, See-Saw Films

Lezlie Wills, Creative Executive, Get Lifted Film Co. (John Legend’s Production Company)

Jessica Pavão, Director, Development, Television, 3Pas Studios (Eugenio Derbez’s Production Company)

Don Handfield, CEO/President, Motor, Producer, “The Founder” & “Kill The Messenger”

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 on the Creative Edge: From Cinematic Entertainment to VR/AR/MR: Experiences in a Changing Landscape

Beatie Wolfe, Singer/Songwriter, Technology Innovator

Tanna Frederick, Producer/actor, Defrost (VR Narrative Film)

Julia Hamilton Trost, Business Development & Content Partnerships, Google VR/AR

Holly Gordon, Chief Impact Officer, Participant Media

Kim Adams, former, VFX Producer, Pixar, Google and Oculus

Kayla Tabish, Director/Producer

Emily Cooper, Chief Content Officer, SAM Immersive, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

2:40 PM - 3:40 PM, Haas Conference Center, Room 171

The Content Development & Financing Workshop - Film – TV – Indie Production – Internet Programming

Elissa Friedman, SVP Development & Production, Covert Media

Ethan Goldman, Partner, Anchor Worldwide

Yvonne Huff Lee, co-founder, The Lagralane Group

Jim Milio, Producer/Executive Producer of Motion Pictures and Television Programming

Jill Gilbert, Head of Animated Content, Luma

Jamice Oxley, Associate, Pryor Cashman LLP, 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

Shannon Lords, Managing Executive Producer, Great Bowery Film

Mickey Meyer, President, Group Nine's Network and co-founder, JASH

Gretchen McCourt, Executive Vice President of ArcLight Cinemas

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

Daniel Tibbets, CEO, EL Rey Networks

Jim Amos, founder, Scout53, former, President of Distribution, Sony Pictures and SVP Head of Sales, STX Entertainment

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

 

Wednesday, May 23rd

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

Amy Wan, Esq., Founder & CEO Bootstrap Legal

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

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

David Willis, CEO, “That Christmas Movie” – Successfully Crowdfunded

John Alan Simon, Writer - Director - Producer, "“Radio Free Albemuth”, "The Getaway"

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

Track I: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast from this Room

Branded & Influencer Entertainment Marketing - Across Platforms - Leveraging Image, Content and Celebrity

Matt Lawler, Director of Digital Media for the Global Partnerships, AEG

Jennifer Palais, Cannes Lion Winner, Strategist, Content Director, “The Lada GaGa Experience,” “Apple - 30 Years of Mac Celebration”

Melissa Anderson, President and co-founder, Public Good

Cameron Partridge, Head of Digital Partnerships, Branded Entertainment Network (BEN), a Bill Gates Company

Paul Spriggs, President of Americas, System1 Agency

Moderator, Andrew Solmssen, Managing Director, POSSIBLE, Los Angeles

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track II: Haas Conference Center - Room 171

Living the Life: Entrepreneurs, Lifestyle Innovators and Disrupters

Valerie Alexander, CEO, Goalkeeper, Inc.

Cam Kashani, Godmother of Silicon Beach

Amanda Bradford, Founder and CEO, The League

Tania Yuki, CEO, Shareablee

Wendy Doulton, Managing Partner, Katalyst Group

Heidi-Marie Ferren, Award Winning Writer and Content Creator

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track III: Herscher Hall, Room 202

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

Brian Beckmann, CFO, Arclight Films

John Kim, President, Deep C Digital

Seth M Willenson, President. Seth Willenson, Inc., Moderator

Speakers to be announced

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Track II: Haas Conference Center, Room 171

The China - Entertainment Industry Roundtable: A Discussion with China Experts - Investment, Joint Ventures, and Productions

Bennett Pozil, Executive Vice President, East West Bank

Robb Klein, Partner, Entertainment, Technology and Advertising Practice Group, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Daxing Zhang, Actor and Producer

Lianne Hu, President & CEO, Hus Entertainment

Larry Namer, President/CEO, Metan Global Entertainment Group

Lora Y. Chen, CEO, China Media Consulting, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

Women & Original Content: From Film/TV, Internet Video and Influencer Campaigns to Games

Claire Wingate, Vice President of Production and Operations, Pulse Films

Talia Veronica Kocar, Vice President of Content, Mammoth Media

Mira Crisp, Creative Director, Ayzenberg Group

Greta McAnany, Award-Winning Filmmaker and founder, Blue Fever, Inc.

Marlene Sharp, Director, Production, LEVEL-5 abby

Gwen Miller, Vice President, Content Strategy, Kin Community

Moderator, Karinna Karsten, CEO, Love TV

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

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

Laura Rodriguez, Marketing Coordinator, Social Media, The Recording Academy

Derrick N. Ashong, Emmy Nominated, TV Host/Producer/Activist & Co-Founder Amp.it

Lucia Brawley, Executive Producer, The World Cup of Hip Hop & Co-Founder, Amp.It

Nick Vallelonga, Writer/Producer/Director/Actor, “Green Book”

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

3:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Track I: Haas Conference Center, Room 171

Leveraging Content and Celebrity For Cross-Platform Success: From TV, Mobile & Internet to Social Media

Evan Sroka, Co-Head, Global Client Strategy, Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

Jason Schlossberg, Managing Director, Huge

Jeanne Wolf, Award-Winning Journalist and Media Coach

Michael D. Ratner, CEO, OBB Pictures, Creator/Producer, “Cold as Balls” starring Kevin Hart

Perrin Kaplan, Principal, Zebra Partners, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

Laverne McKinnon, Executive Producer, Netflix comedy series, Girlboss Studios USA

Eileen Grubba, Actor & Activist

Katrina Wolfe, President of Production, AG Studios

Wendy Sweetmore, Founder/CEO, networkBe (former Senior Exec. MGM/Mark Burnett Productions)

Christine Lawton, Digital and Emerging Media Executive, 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

 

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM - Haas Conference Center, Room 171

Alliance for Women in Media SoCal

Membership Meeting/Mixer

Open to to All Digital Hollywood attendees and

AWM SoCal Members + a Guest - Click Here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, May 24th

Special Workshop

9:00 AM - 11:15 AM, Guerin C, Herscher 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

 

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM – Immersive Hollywood: VR – AR - MR

Session I: Haas Conf. Ctr. - Rm. 172 & 173

Funding and Business Development in ICOs, Blockchain, AR/VR, AI and Immersion – From VCs to Kickstarter and Corporate Investments

Sohrob Farudi, CEO, Fanchise

Peter Pham, co-founder, Science

Mike Parker, Partner, AGC Partners

Valentin Preobrazhenskiy, ceo & Founder, LATOKEN

Matthew Nolan, CEO & Founder, Menlo One

Kinsey Cronin, Director of Business Development, StartEngine

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Track II: Haas Conference Center - Room 171

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

Elizabeth Barrutia, CEO, BARU Marketing & Media

Ronjini Joshua, Owner, The Silver Telegram

Erin Kapczynski, SVP Marketing, Kontrol Media

Debra Chen, founder, Vanity + Trade

DMA/Donna Michelle Anderson, President, @PlanetDMA

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The California Cannabis Entertainment and Technology Forum

Noon - 12:45 - Herscher Hall - Guerin C

Meet the Women of Weed: The Pioneers Who Are Elevating the Cannabis Industry

Alice Moon, "The Edible Expert"

Rosie Rothrock, VP Branding/Marketing, Caliva

Tracy Ryan, CEO, CannaKids

Jen Lujan, Director of Social Impact, eaze, Inc.

Charlo Greene, Weed Activist and Host, “The Weed Show”

Madison Margolin, Journalist, Motherboard/VICE, Playboy, LA Weekly and Rolling Stone, Moderator

 

Noon - 1:00 PM, Sponsored: Women’s International Music Network

Session II: Haas Conference Center - Room 171

Influencing Diversity in Media: The Voices of Change in the Entertainment, Content and Technology Industries

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

Laura Nickerson, Content Creator and Brand Manager, America’s Funniest Home Video

Morgan Rhodes, Music Supervisor, Middle of Nowhere, Selma, Queen Sugar S1

Natalee Geldert, Director of Brand & Media Partnerships, PMG

Alece Oxendine, Director of Digital Sales, Good Deed Entertainment

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

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

Producing for Film/TV, Branded Entertainment and Influencer Marketing Programming

Mike Gabrawy, Chief Creative Officer, Arclight Films

George Leon, Senior VP of Media/Account Management, Hawthorne

Caressa Douglas, SVP of Global Strategic Partnerships, Branded Entertainment Network (BEN), a Bill Gates Company

Charles Dalaklis, President & CEO, Dalaklis Media Enterprises

Kevin Aratari, Head of Business Development, Troika

Frank Donner, Founder and CEO, BLKBX Creative Group

Ceslie Armstrong, Executive Content Producer, Quarter Moon Productions & Noisy Trumpet, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track II: Haas Conference Center - Room 171

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

Jason Henderson, Sr. Manager, Business Development, DISH Network

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

Karen M. Robson, Partner, Pryor Cashman

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

David Tenzer, Entertainment Attorney, formerly Generate, CAA

Ryan P. Hall, Head of Development, Rooster Teeth

Michael Sid, CEO, Mediamorph, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Sponsored by Women in Film and Digital Hollywood

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin C

The ABC of Branding"

Hosted by Karene Jullien

Part I: 2 PM: BRANDING STRATEGY - What is a brand? Where do I start?

Part II: 3PM: BRANDING CAMPAIGNS – How do I give my brand a voice?

Part III: 4PM: PROTECTING MY BRAND

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

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

Internet TV Packages: Innovation in the Package – Innovation in the Technology – The One-Three Year OTT Outlook

Julian March, Managing Director Games, Entertainment, Music and Video, Future plc

Josette Bonte, Chief Strategy Officer, CTM: Institute for Communication Technology Management, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California

Dan Goman, Founder and CEO, OWNZONES Media Network

Robin Wilson, Director, RW TV

Moderator, Patrick Redmond, Altman Vilandrie & Company

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

3:50 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Producing Video OTT/Social Content - YouTube - FaceBook - Snapchat - Influencer - Advertiser - Series

Fullscreen, speaker to be announced

Neil Davis, Chief Business Officer, uCast

Steven Harnsberger, President, Universal Search and Discovery (USAND LLC)

Catherine Gudvangen, Executive Producer, Schiefer Chopshop

Jeffrey Stansfield, President and CEO, Advantage Video Systems

Lauren Cole, President, Cole Media, 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 – 8:00 PM

Evening Event (to be announced)