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Wednesday, October 22nd - Click Here to see Video

6:15 PM - 8:30 PM - The HollyShorts Screenings, Marina Vista Room

Luke Wilson, Actor, Introducing and Discussing "Satellite Beach"

 

Tuesday, Day Two - October 21st

3:50 PM - 5:00 PM Marina Vista Room - Live Webcast from this Room

The Actor's Roundtable: A Strategic Consideration - Film and TV as Weapon of the Mind

Corbin Bernsen, Scorpion, LA Law, Major League, Hawaii Five-0, The Young and the Restless

Thora Birch, Actor, Ghost World, American Beauty

Gregory Harrison, Actor, Reckless,  Hot in Cleveland, Body of Proof, Trapper John, M.D.

Rusty Citron, Head of the Actors Hall of Fame, Moderator

Additional speakers to be announced

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, October 21st

Evening Keynote Roundtable, Part II

Co-Sponsored by TV Academy & Digital Hollywood"

Marina Vista Room, 7:00 PM - Live Webcast from this Room

"The Evening TV Summit - Programming Meets Technology"

Moderator - Seth Shapiro, Governor, Interactive Media, The Television Academy

Michael Lindsay-Hogg - Legendary Director

Brent Miller, Executive Producer and SVP of Development, ACTIII Productions

Davina Kent, Vice President, Sales, Comcast Media 360

Hardie Tanskersley, Vice President, Digital Product, Platforms,& Innovation, Fox Broadcasting

Thom Kozik, CEO, Village Green Network

Keyvan Peymani - Lead, Digital Strategy Division, ICM Partners

Lori H. Schwartz - Managing Partner, StoryTech

John Canning, Vice President, Interactive Experiences, NBC

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Monday, October 20th

6:15 PM - 8:00 PM

BAFTA Evening Keynote, Marina Vista Room - Click Here for VIdeo

Arash Amel, Writer, "WarGames" and upcoming TV Series "Butterfly" and "Grace of Monaco" - in Conversation with

Phil Ashcroft, BAFTA Board Member and Chair of the Digital Media Committee

 

Evening Keynote II, Ballroom Terrace - Webcast

The Evening Crowdfunding Roundtable

6:15 PM - 8:00 PM

Crowdfunding Hollywood: Strategies for Filmmakers, Studios, and Corporations

Bill Schultz, Producer of 'The Simpsons'

Michael Berk, Creator, 'Baywatch'

Kia Kiso, Producer/Line Producer

Darren Marble, Co-founder & CEO, FilmBreak

Scott Page, Technologist, Entrepreneur, Musician, and Songwriter

Taylor McPartland, Co-founder & President, FilmBreak, Moderator

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Thursday, October 23, 10 am - 12 pm.

Keynote Conversation - Click Here

Stewart Copeland (The Police, Composer, Digital Filmmaker)

 

Tuesday, October 21st

Evening Keynote Roundtable, Part I

Co-Sponsored by LIMA & Digital Hollywood"

Marina Vista Room, 6:15 PM - Webcast from this Room

“The Hollywood Brand and Licensing Global Strategy”

Roz Nowicki, Executive Vice President, Global Sales & Retail, Fox Consumer Products at Twentieth Century Fox Entertainment

Greg Economos, Senior Vice President Sony Pictures Entertainment

Brian Maeda, Vice President of Licensing, Saban Brands

Jim Fielding, Global Head Consumer Products and Retail, Awesomeness TV

Paul Flett, Licensing and Brand Management Agent, UTA, Moderator

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New this Fall:

(1) Portada's Multicultural Summit - Click Here

(2) My Brothers Keepers White House Mentoring Program - Click Here

 

 

 

 

Highlight Events

Tuesday, October 21st

Breakfast Event

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Track I: Marina Vista Room - Live Webcast from this Room

USC Annenberg Innovation Lab and The Edison Project--Reimagining The Entertainment Business
Jonathan Taplin, Director, USC Annenberg Innovation Lab

Erin Reilly, Creative Director + Research Fellow – USC Annenberg Innovation Lab, Executive Director – Blackstone LaunchPad @USC

Henry Jenkins, Provost's Professor of Communication Journalism and Cinematic Arts, USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Geoffrey Long, Technical Director & Research Fellow,  USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

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Tuesday, October 21st

Master Class in Hollywood Production

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM Marina Vista Room - Live Webcast from this Room

Hollywood Film and TV Magic! - Perfecting Content, Concept and Concept Modeling

Moderator, Winston Perez, CEO Concept Modeling, Consultant to NBC/Universal, Warner Bros. and Sony

Charles Segars, CEO Ovation TV/ Digital Strategy Advisor at DreamWorks Animation

Russell Schwartz, President of Marketing, Relativity Media

Anne Boyd, EVP Communications at Participant Media

Nick Reed, Oscar winner in 2014 for the Lady No. 6

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Tuesday, October 21st

2:15 PM- 3:30 PM

Track IV: Poolside Tent I

Dutch Digital Delight - The US - Dutch Partnerships

A discussion on successes in the Dutch Media and Entertainment industries, and where the cross sections with the American Market lie.

Ralf Verhoef, CEO and Co Founder Angry Bytes/Two Screen

Atilla Meijs, CEO Corrino Media Group

Femke Wolting, Co Founder Submarine

Jeroen de Cloe, CEO and Founder of Sticky Studios

Hans Disch, Co-Founder, 24i Media

Olivier Koelemij, SVP Business Development USA, Media Monks

Evert Larooij, Sales Director Content Distribution, Infostrada

George Freriks, chairman of the Holland Hollywood Connection, moderator

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Tuesday, October 21st

Breakfast Event Open to All Attendeees

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM – Ballroom Terrace - Webcast Live from This Room

Enhancing the Role of Women in Technology, Entertainment and Entrepreneurship: The Challenge of the Industry and Government:

Laura Z. Rosenthal. Councilmember, City of Malibu

Meghan Sahli-Wells, Mayor of Culver City

Carolyn Ramsay, Chief of Staff LA Councilmember Tom LaBong and Candidate for LA Council

Madeline Di Nonno, CEO, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and See Jane

Amanda Morgan McAllister, ‎Head of MSN Global Marketing, Microsoft

Josie Roman, Founder and Managing Director, Sealight Enterprises, Moderator

Introduction by: Laura (Behrman) Stotland, Executive Director, Alliance for Women in Media, Southern California

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Tuesday, October 21st

10:45 AM - Noon

Track I: Salon I - Live Webcast from this Room

Hollywood and the Digital Consumer: How Technology, Content and Services Establish the Next Level of Consumer Entertainment Experience

Mike Richards, Executive Producer, THE PRICE IS RIGHT and LET'S MAKE A DEAL

Richard Goldsmith, Executive Vice President, Global Distribution, The Jim Henson Company

Eric Carr, VP Exhibitor Relations, Fathom Events

Keyvan Peymani, Managing Director, Digital Strategy Division, ICM Partners

Eric Fitzgerald Reed, Vice President - Entertainment & Tech Policy, Verizon

Richard Berger, SVP Worldwide Digital Strategy and Advanced Platforms, SPHE

Don Levy, President, Smith Brook Farm, Moderator

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Tuesday, October 21st

10:45 AM - Noon

Track II: Salon II

Hollywood Strategies - The Multi-Platform Brand - Theatrical, Video, TV & Mobile - Multiple Screens are the Future - the 360 Degree Marketplace

Mitch Singer, President, Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem and former Chief Digital Officer, Sony

Bob Lenihan, President of Programming, AMC Theaters

Phil Groves, Senior Vice President, IMAX Corp & Executive Vice President, Global Distribution, IMAX Entertainment

Andrew Solmssen, Managing Director, POSSIBLE, LOS ANGELES

Kevin Lin, CTO, YOD.com

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

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Tuesday, October 21st

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Track I: Salon I - Live Webcast from this Room

Hollywood and Media - Always Connected - Always On - Traditional Media Transformed! Tablets, SmartPhones to Cable and TV

Jason Rovou, Vice President of Content and Development, Ora TV

Jeff Shultz, VP of Business Development, CBS Interactive's Media group

Adam Ware, Senior Vice President, Head of Digital Media, Tennis Channel

Greg Portell, Partner, A.T. Kearney

Kurt Knutsson, CyberGuy, Author, Investor, Broadcaster

AUDRA PRILUCK, Vice President, Media & Entertainment, GfK North America

Shawn Gold, Advisor, Wattpad.com, Moderator

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Tuesday, October 21st

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Track II: Salon II

Hollywood Brand Power: Strategic Concepts in Celebrity and Creativity Across Platforms

Brad Spahr, Senior Vice President, Sony Music

Justin Hochberg, CEO, Just Entertainment

Aaron Meyerson, President, bBooth (former President of Programming and Development, CBS Television)

Bill Sanders, SVP, Personal Brand Management, PMK*BNC

Melinda Moore, President, Moore Media Ventures (Advisor for Breakr & BOOMiO)

Dominic Sandifer, President of GreenLight Media & Marketing

Alex Ben Block, Senior Editor, The Hollywood Reporter, Moderator

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Tuesday, October 21st

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Track IV: The Ballroom Terrace - Live Webcast from this Room

Entertainment & Media Women in Leadership: Building and Defining the Women’s Base of Power in Media and Hollywood - Definitely Not the Boy’s Club

Amy Beecroft, ‎CEO, New Films International

Shalini Govil-Pai, Director and Global Head for Partner Product Solutions, YouTube

Thora Birch, Actor, Ghost World, American Beauty

Sharon Kopp, General Manager, Moviefone

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

Troy Byer, director/writer/executive producer, "I Really Hate My Ex," writer, “B*A*P*S*

Perrin Kaplan, Principal, Zebra Partners, Moderator

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Tuesday, October 21st

3:50 PM -5:00 PM

Track V: The Ballroom Terrace - Live Webcast from this Room

Young Women In Hollywood: The Next Wave in TV, Film, Music, and Digital

Tiffany Ariany, Actor/Producer/Social Media Producer, "LA Girls," "Dish Nation"

Meghan Tonjes, Singer/Songwriter/YouTuber, "Booty Revolution"

Kathryn Gallagher, Singer/Songwriter/Actor, "Thanks For Sharing," Deaf West's "Spring Awakening"

Lauren Schacher, Actor/Writer, "Chicks Who Script" podcast, "Untitled Schacher Project"

Shilpi Roy, Writer/Director/Producer, Creator of "Hipsterhood,"

Julia Cho, Actor/Writer/Producer, "The Lizzie Bennet Diaries," "Scandal," "Hipsterhood."

Kylie Sparks, actor/producer, "Squaresville", Moderator

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More Highlight Events:

Wednesday, October 22nd

Breakfast Event - Ballroom Terrace

7:45 AM - 9:00 AM, Live Webcast from this Room

Co-Sponsored by MHL Consortium and ARRIS

Establishing the UltraHD 4K TV Marketplace: Strategies in Technology and Content Innovation

Rob Tobias, President, MHL Consortium

Nick Colsey, Vice President, Television Division, Sony Corporation

Dr. Sean McCarthy, Fellow of the Technical Staff, ARRIS

Steve Silver, Director, Technical Business Development, Mobile & Connected Solutions Group, Sandisk

James M. Burger, Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP, Moderator

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"My Brother's Keeper's Mentors Program"

1:00 PM – 2:15 PM   – Salon I

Bridging the Gap: Digital Media Monetization for Creators

Discussion Hosted By:

Terrence Coles, Head of Ad Products, Victorious, Inc.

Jon Katzman, Executive Director, “Semester in LA” Program for Columbia College Chicago

Richard Gant, Actor, Producer, Director

Keone Chong, Founder, Culture Architect, Modus Studium

Tommy Alastra, TAP INC | 13th SIGN PICTURES, LLC | distribulous, LLC

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"My Brother's Keeper's Mentors Program"

2:45 PM – 4 PM, Salon I

Dakar Media Academy Launches Mentorship Initiative for Compton Unified Schools

Hosted By: Richard Gant - Actor, Producer, Activist, Mentor

Jay Tucker, Chief Marketing Officer & Head of Programs, Institute for Communication Technology Management (CTM)

Robert (Leo) Rodgers, Sr. VP & Label Liaison, Bungalo Records

Jerry Sherk, Mentoring.org – Group Mentoring Expert

Representative from White House Office of Engagement (Skype)

Ryan Whetstone, Compton Unified School District, Director - ROP, CTE & Adult Ed Programs

Juan Reynoso, Compton High School, ROP/CTE Teacher

Roger Alcosar, Station Manager, CUSD/Channel 26

Kevin Clark, Dakar Foundation for the Performing Arts

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Breakfast Session Ballroom Terrace

Live Webcast from this Room

7:45 AM - 9:00 AM (Open to All Attendees)

The Future of TV: From Primetime to MultiPlatforms: Wall Street Analysts Meet Entertainment Executives

Cindy McKenzie, Managing Director, Entertainment, Media and Communications, US, PwC

Larry Namer, President, Metan Development; Founder of E! Entertainment

Michael Pachter, Managing Director, Equity Research  Wedbush Securities

Dounia Turrill, Senior Vice President, Client Insights, The Nielsen Company

David Watkins, Director - Connected Home Devices, Digital Consumer Practice, Strategy Analytics

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

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Monday, October 20th

Marina Vista Room – Live Webcast from this Room

Multichannel Networks, the Next Wave in Entertainment and Media Programming, Part I

John W. Ferrie, Senior Counsel, YouTube/Google

Alan Friel, partner,  Baker Hostetler

Yemi Adegbonmire, Associate Principal Counsel, Walt Disney Company

Thom Zadra, Head of Business Development for Video at Yahoo!

Dan Schechter, Managing Director and Partner, Global Media, Entertainment & Technology practice, L.E.K. Consulting

Judith Dornstein, Esq., Law Offices of Judith C. Dornstein, Moderator

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Monday, October 20th

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Track II - Poolside Tent I

Multichannel Networks, the Next Wave in Entertainment and Media Programming, Part II

Peter Morris, Vice President, Business Affairs & Development, Funny or Die

Danika Vittitoe, Director, Media Legal, YAHOO

David Ho, Senior Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs and General Counsel, Fullscreen

Chris Riley, General Counsel, Machinima

Kenneth N. Swezey, Partner, Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP

Judith Dornstein, Esq., Law Offices of Judith C. Dornstein, Moderator

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Monday, October 20th

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Track V: Marina Vista Room - Live Webcast from this Room

The DealMaking Process: Producers, Showrunners, Actors, Directors, Agents, Lawyers - Who’s in Charge Here!

Nesim Hason, President and founder, New Films International

Harrison Kordestani, President, Main Street Films

Todd Shepherd, Co-founder/producer, International Film Trust

Harold Brook, founder, The Point Media

Chad Fitzgerald, Partner, Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert LLP

Sandy Smolan, Film & Television Director - “brothers & sisters” , “ally mcbeal”, "everwood", “the o.c.”, “Dawson’s Creek"

Gary Goldberger, Law Offices, Gary G. Goldberger, Moderator

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Tuesday, October 21st

9:00 AM, Salon III

Marcos Baer, publisher, Portada

Track III: Salon III

Why Successful Marketing Means Multicultural Marketing

Jill Byron, SVP, Marketing & Communications, Glam Media

Monica Gadsby, CEO, Americas, Starcom MediaVest Group

Zach Rosenberg, EVP, Chief Growth Officer, Horizon Media

Joseph Schiltz, SVP, Marketing and Targeted Media, Chicago Tribune Media Group

Roberto Orci, CEO Acento Advertising, MODERATOR

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Tuesday, October 21st

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Track I: Salon I - Live Webcast from this Room

Video Anytime Anywhere: Video Across Platforms - Television, Broadband and Mobile - Understanding the Value Proposition

Jason Henderson, Senior Interactive TV Product Manager, Dish Network

JR Grant, Vice President, Product and Technology, Digital Media, Disney/ABC Television Group

Emil Rensing, Chief Digital Officer, EPIX

Doug Rosen, Head of Partnerships, TV Everywhere, NBCUniversal

Uday Navile, North America Business Development Leader for Telecom, Media and Entertainment, HCL America

Shahid Khan, Chairman and Chief Strategist, MediaMorph, Inc., Moderator

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Tuesday, October 21st

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Track II: Salon II

The Hollywood and Media Challenge: Mergers, Consolidations and Convergence Trends

David Williams, Chief Content and Technology Strategist, Endemol and Beyond

Evan Weiss, Manager, Collective Digital Studio

John Evershed, CEO, Mondo Media

Jody Simon, Partner, Entertainment Department Production Practice Chair, Fox Rothschild

Moderator:  Darrell D. Miller, Chair, Entertainment Law Department and Managing Partner, Fox Rothschild

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Tuesday, October 21st

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Track III: Poolside Tent II

The Future of Enhanced Advertising: Addressing Brands, Message, Technology, Media and Entertainment

Randy Shaffer, West Region Sales Director, Xbox Advertising

Charles Riotto, President & CEO, LIMA

Chris Denson, Director, Ignition Factory, Omnicom Media Group

Christian Hughes, Principal & President, Cutwater

Jamie Reilly, Chief Creative Officer, Kastner & Partners

Mark Cibort, President of Digital, Trailer Park

Tom Flanagan, (former) EVP, Entertainment, Leo Burnett, Moderator

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Tuesday, October 21st

3:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Track I: Salon I - Live Webcast from this Room

Leveraging Content and Celebrity For Cross-Platform Success: Brands and Entertainers Collaborate

Jen O'Connell, Head of U.S. TV, CORE Media Group

Jon Housman, Chief Executive Officer, Ora.TV

Christina Martin, CEO, Backstage Artist Lounge

Adam Smith, Regional Vice President & National Automotive Sales, Vevo

Jeff Rose, CEO, The Rose Group

Steven Masur, Senior Partner, Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP, Moderator

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Track II: Salon II

Hollywood Rules: Tech is Good, But Content and Brand are Great! Producing on All Platforms

Kesila Childers, VP, Digital Media, Bunim/Murray Productions

Katie Lavin, Vice President, Digital Marketing, Twentieth Century Fox Domestic Theatrical Marketing

Matthew Evans, SVP, Digital, Nickelodeon

Sebastien Perioche, Chairman/CEO, Eurocinema

Melanie Reardon, Senior Director of Development, Jupiter Entertainment

Jay Samit, Serial Entrepreneur & Author, Moderator

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