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Digital Hollywood Spring, May 21-23, 2019

Skirball Center, 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles

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Tracks and Themes

I. The Artistic Creators: Directors – Technologists – Actors – Producers – Performers - Writers

II. The Wellness Experience = Nutrition + Fitness + Sports + Beauty + Mindfulness

III. Finance Hollywood: Investment - Packaging - Blockchain - ICOs

IV. Food Innovation + Wellness: Food Culture - Food Industry

V. The Micro Influencers - The Two Day Intensive & Luncheon

VI. Advertising Hollywood: Brand and Influencer Marketing

VII. California Cannabis Forum - Medical - Wellness - Science

VIII. Beauty Innovation & Wellness: Health + Fitness + Mindfulness

IX. Immersive Hollywood - VR/AR-MR-XR

X. Internet TV: The Disruption - OTT: Phones - Tablets - PC - TV

XI. The Women's Summit & Workshops - Content - Discussion - Recognition

XII. The Athlete & Wellness: Fitness, Peak Performance, Nutrition & Food

XIV. The University Project: Film - TV + AR-VR-Internet & Entertainment

 

Special Event - The Evening Celebration

Tuesday, May 21st, Ahmanson Hall, Skirball Center

Full Information on the Dinner and Honors - Click Here

Hollywood and Sports Honors Los Angeles based Wellness - Learning - Food Programs - Serving Families - Schools - In-Need Organizations

The Onstage Raffle - Items Confirmed: Signed Basketball from Superstar Russell Westbrook; Signed Football from Superstar Philip Rivers, Quarterback, LA Chargers; VIP Ticket Package - LA Clippers

On stage Host:

Dr. Jacqueline Sanderlin, Education Consultant & Personality, CEO/Founder, Why Not Incubator

Keynote Events

I. Andrew Whitworth, Team Captain, Los Angeles Rams, Full Info - Click Here

II. Abner Mares, Four-Time World Boxing Champion and FOX Sports boxing analyst on INSIDE PBC BOXING in Conversation with LA County Undersheriff, Timothy K. Murikami - For Full Information - Click Here

 

Mini-Roundtables

I. Entertainment, Sports & Wellness Visionaries Outreach to the Community

Dawn Wilcox, Vice President Corporate Partnerships, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Carrie Patterson, Chief Operations Director, WE Charity, WE

Victoria Lanier, Executive Director, Education Through Music-Los Angeles

Carye Parker, CEO of Branding & Entertainment, Anthem Communication

Clare Fox, Executive Director, Los Angeles Food Policy Council

Moderator - Bryce Fluellen, Community Impact Director/Chef, American Heart Association

Speaker Bios and Additional Information - Click Here

II. Entertainment Industry Outreach to Students

Stephen Galloway, Executive Editor, The Hollywood Reporter

Bettina Fisher, Director of Educational Initiatives, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Todd Johnson, President & CEO, Chamber of Commerce, Beverly Hills

Amanda Rhodes, Academy Golden Students

Yessenia Cux, Graduate of the Women in Entertainment Mentorship Program, The Hollywood Reporter

Katherine Hernandez, Graduate of the Women in Entertainment Mentorship Program, The Hollywood Reporter

Speaker Bios and Additional Information - Click Here

III. “Professional Athletes - Change Agents and Community Visionaries”

Lawrence Jackson, USC/NFL Star, Seattle SeaHawks

Marv Fleming, Four-Time Super Bowl Champion, Green Bay Packers

Bob Grant, NFL Great, Super Bowl Champion, Baltimore Colts

Ron Brown, Olympic and NFL Great, Los Angeles Rams

Candace Cable, Paralympic Superstar and Adapted Sports Activist

Natasha Whatley, Softball Star and Olympian

Moderator, Jeremy Rosenberg, VP, Marketing & Communications, LA84 Foundation

Speaker Bios and Additional Information - Click Here

IV. Entertainment, Sports & Wellness Visionaries Outreach to the Community

Soshea Leibler, Lead Communications Specialist, CEDARS-SINAI

Sarah Adolphson, co-CEO, The Artemis Agency

Vikki Karan, Director of Business Affairs, Omaze

Chelsea Paulsen, Director, Special Events, The Madison Square Garden Company

Geni Lincoln, VP of Bookings, The Madison Square Garden Company

Moderator - Victoria Lanier, Executive Director, Education Through Music-Los Angeles

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V. The Power of Sports, Healing and Building Communities

Leilanie Ayala, Manager, NPH Nursing Education, Performance Improvement and Magnet Program, UCLA-Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital

Jason Witt, Community & Citizenship Specialist, Turner Construction Company

Dr. Jonathan E. Sherin, Director, Department of Mental Health, Los Angeles County

David Siegel, President, Los Angeles Sports Council

Moderator - Peter Straus, Executive Director, Team Prime Time

Speaker Bios and Additional Information - Click Here

Full Information on the Dinner and Honors - Click Here

 

Special Event:

Wednesday, May 22nd

12:30 - 2:00 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin B

Luncheon Co-Host

Michael Miller, LA Weekly Cannabis Editor, “CannaBusiness” podcast, Ygeia Capital Partners, principal

The Cannabis - Wellness Luncheon - Two VIP Guests

Marvin Washington, NFL Star Discusses his DEA Lawsuit - A Lawsuit and a Movement Demanding Change

Jim Belushi, Actor and Cannabis Activist

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Special Event:

Thursday, May 23rd

Noon – 12:45 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin A

The Luncheon Roundtable

Fireside Chat: Enterprise Sponsorships, LinkedIn and Twitter

Winnie Sun, Managing Director, Sun Group Wealth Partners (@WinnieSun)

Goldie Chan, Founder, Warm Robots

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The Complete Three Day Agenda

The Strategic Sessions - Let's Get Started!

Tuesday, May 21st

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

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

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

Spencer McClung, Principal, Advisory Firm Three

Isaac Rosales, Sr. Manager, Partnerships & Campaigns, Univision Creator Network

Jade Sherman, Vice President, Digital Media, Abrams Artists Agency

Gregg Martin, Actor/Content Creator

Owen Leimbach, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Tiny Horse

Brian Sokolik, Talent Manager, Authentic Talent & Literary Management

Ceslie Armstrong, CEO & executive producer, NYTEX Productions LLC, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track II: Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 303-304

AR to XR – How XR is changing Retail, Fashion, Entertainment, Sports and Marketing - Use Cases and Challenges

Raffaella Camera, Head of Market & Innovation Strategy, Global, Accenture

Olivier Koelemij, Managing Director, MediaMonks L.A.

Nigel Tierney, Head of Content, Verizon/RYOT

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

Silke Meixner, Partner, Digital business strategy, IBM Global business

Tony Parisi, Head of AR/VR Ad Innovation, Unity Technologies

Moderator - Bill Newell, CEO, North South Studios LLC

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11:00 - 11:50 AM, Film-TV-Production Track - Herscher, Room 303-304

Streaming, OTT & Indie TV - The Gateway to Hollywood Content - Phones, Tablets, TV and PC

Daniel Tibbets, President-GM, El Rey Network (former SVP, Bunim/Murray)

Tyler Winton, Vice President, Business Development, TIVO

Anthony Layser, VP, Partnerships & Programming, Xumo

Kayvan Ghavim, Head of Content and Brand Strategy, Vertical Networks

Seth Shapiro, CEO, AlphaNetworks

Dana Golden, VP of Sales and Marketing, Syancor

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

11:00 AM - Noon

Track II: Food Innovation and Wellness, Herscher Hall, Guerin C, Webcast

The Power of Food, Wellness and Innovation: Wellness – Lifestyle – Technology

Bryce Fluellen, Community Impact Director/Chef, American Heart Association

Sara Neff, Senior Vice President, Sustainability, Kilroy Realty  Corporation

Dr. Christopher Vincent, co-founder & CEO, Altus Health

Elliot Roth, founder, Spira

Michele Stueven, Food Editor, L.A. Weekly, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Track I: Finance - Film-TV-Production Track - Haas, Rm. 172 & 173: Webcast

VCs, Private Equity and Corporate Investments: The Funding and Accelerating the Content and Technology Marketplace

Schuyler M. Moore, Partner, Greenberg Glusker

Zach Katz, CEO, Raised In Space Enterprises

Christopher G. Howland, Vice President | Entertainment Industries Division, PACIFIC MERCANTILE BANK

Gregory Bedrosian, Managing Partner & CEO, Drake Star Partners

Megan Jones, Attorney, Withers Bergman LLP

Paul Hanson, founder and Chief Executive Officer, Covert Media

Moderator - Mike Vorhaus, CEO, Vorhaus Advisors

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Track II: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast

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

Goldie Chan, Founder, Warm Robots, Leading Linkedin Influencer

Eylul Savas, Founder, Lw/ND Media, Influencer, “Llama With No Drama”

YiZhou, Influencer, Actor, Director & Founder Global Intuition

Sam Leigh, Media Strategist, inArtists (iA)

Brendan Kane, Author, Best Selling Book, “One Million Followers”

David Bloom, Columnist/Contributor, TVRev / Tubefilter / Forbes, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Noon – 1:00 PM

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

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

Clay Weishaar, Creative Director, Unit 9

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

Jordan Newman, Head of Business Development and Marketing, Jaunt

Christine Lawton, Partner, NOLAN HEIMANN LLP

Michael Ludden, Principal AR Evangelist, Bose

Patrick Costello, Senior Director of Business Development, Qualcomm

Moderator, Nancy King, Brand Strategist, NewView Marketing

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Session II: Film-TV-Production Track - Guerin A, in Herscher Hall, Webcast

The DealMaking Process: From Feature Film, TV & OTT to Branded Content, Internet and Indie Film Making

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

Justin Hochberg, CEO, Just Entertainment

Darrell Miller, Chair, Entertainment Department, Fox Rothschild LLP

Efe Akbulut, Head of Analytics, BritBox (BBC and ITV Joint Venture)

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

Melisse Lewis, Entertainment Attorney, Moderator

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Track II: Food Innovation and Wellness, Herscher Hall, Guerin C, Webcast

The Farm to Table Transformation - The Food & Wellness Ecosystem - The Home - The Restaurant - The Institution

Melisa Nicola, renown restaurateur, co-owner, Nic's Beverly Hills, President, Culinary Arts Kids Eat (C.A.K.E.)

Mark Anderson, CEO, Farmer Mark

James Bell, Associate Director of Programs, Los Angeles, Common Threads

Sabrina Williams, CEO, SEED

Trevor Hudson, Founder, inHouse Produce

Nicole Landers, co-founder, Community Healing Gardens (CHG)

Susan Haymer, Eco-Food Specialist, 360 Degree Communications, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

Women on the Creative Edge: From Film & TV to Athletes, Wellness and Technology: Experiences in a Changing Landscape

Dr. Jacqueline Sanderlin, Education Consultant, CEO/Founder, Why Not Incubator

Tanna Frederick, Producer, Director, Actress, and Activist

Dr. Fiorella Terenzi, Astrophysicist, Author, Musician and FIU CASE Board Member

Julia Hunter, President, Jenni Kayne

Tracey S. Kardash, Deputy Director Development Los Angeles, PEN America Los Angeles

Susan Campos, Media Consultant, former Reporter, KABC-TV, MSNBC Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track III: Haas Conference Center, Room 171

Esports – Fantasy Sports – Sports Gambling – VR/AR Games - Analytic Driven Real-Time Games

Kevin Rosenblatt, VP Product & Content, ESL North America

Arabian Prince, Founder/Chief Innovator, Inov8 Next Open Labs & Co-Founder, N.W.A.

Gayle Dickie, Founder & CEO, Gamer World News Entertainment

Don Daglow, CEO, Daglow Entertainment (Games Industry Leader: La Russa Baseball, Madden NFL, NASCAR Racing)

Matt Edelman, CCO, Super League Gaming

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

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

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

Gwen Miller, Vice President, Content Strategy, Kin Community

Evan Weiss, Consulting Partner, Bottle Rocket Management

David B. Williams, SVP & GM, Channels, pocket.watch

Christopher Rudy, Chief Strategy Officer and co-founder, Cut.com

Tina Walsh, VP, Content Strategy, Tongal

Jonathan Skogmo, CEO, Jukin Media

Will Campbell, CEO and founder, Quantasy, Moderator

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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Track I: Ahmanson Hall, Video

Investments and Partnerships in Wellness - Sports - Athletes - Science Companies

Kristina Serafim, Director, Verizon Ventures

Paul Sterling, Vice President of Emerging Products, UnitedHealthcare

Derrick Morgan, NFL Star, Tennessee Titans, Managing Partner, Huddle Ventures

Angela Abshier, CMO, Flote CBD and Board member, Freedom Football League

Moderator - Gregory Bedrosian, Managing Partner & CEO, Drake Star Partners

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track II: Food, Nutrition and Fitness - Herscher, Guerin C, Video

Food as Medicine: Food for the Body – Food for the Soul - Food as a Creative Experience

Serena Poon, Nutritionist and Celebrated Chef & founder, Just Add Water™

Annie Vonheim, Wellness Expert, Creator, Smart Pressed Juice

Stephanie Kordan, The Sensual Foodie®

Kanchan Koya, Tasty Creator and founder, Spice Spice Baby

Dr. Rahi, M.D., Dr. Raheleh Sarbaziha, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM, Film-TV-Production Track - Herscher, Guerin A, Webcast

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

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

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

Tim Zajaros, co-founder, Armory Films (“El Tonto,” “The Peanut Butter Falcon,” “The Dark Age,” “Arctic,” “Mudbound”

Jordan Berg, Digital Talent and Packaging, Creative Artists Agency

Adam Leipzig, Founder & CEO, MediaU

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: Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 303-304

The Social Differentiator: Social Data and Social Reach Partner with Hollywood

Tania Yuki, CEO, Shareablee

Jason Jercinovic, Global Head of Marketing Innovation, Havas

Tim Sovay, COO, CreatorIQ

Lindsay Fultz, VP, Strategy and Brand Partnerships, TheAmplify

Jeff Rosenfeld, SVP of Product and Technology, Music Audience Exchange

Marc Karzen, CEO, RelishMIX, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

Track I: Finance - Film-TV-Production Track - Haas, Room 171

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

Elissa Friedman, SVP Development & Production, Covert Media

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

Elizabeth Blake-Thomas, Director/Writer

Tobias Queisser, co-founder & CEO, Cinelytic

Karen M. Robson, Partner, Pryor Cashman, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Track II: Food, Fitness, Sports and Wellness, Herscher Hall, Guerin C, Webcast

Food Innovators, Disruptors & Influencers: The Industry Change Agents and Start-Up Pioneers

Elina Fuhrman, founder, CEO + Chef, Soupelina

Chef Charity Morgan, Plant Based Culinary Innovator

Justin Jarmin, Director of Business Development, Everytable

Andreas Wuerfel, Director US Strategic Partnerships, METRO Group

Poull Brien, Partner/Co-founder, Wild Fish Direct

Moderator - David J. Whelan, Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Rebel Labs Inc.

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Brand Partnerships in Sports - Wellness - Celebrity - Strategies with Media/Entertainment/Technology Partners

Brian Kelly, SVP of Sales, Bleacher Report

Anne-Marie O’Neill, COO, Whalerock Industries

Ashley McCollum, General Manager, Tasty, BuzzFeed

Jesse Nunez, CEO, PopFlyXP

Art Sims, CEO, 1124 Design, Inc.

Moderator - Mark Kapczynski, President, Storymill

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track III: Finance - Film-TV-Production Track, Herscher, Guerin A, Webcast

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

Ed Rivero, Executive Producer, Havoc Content/ The Cortez Brothers

Folayo Lasaki, Head of Marketing, SoulPancake, div. of Participant Media

Larry Namer, President/CEO, Metan Global Entertainment Group

Rachel Meskin, director of editorial video and social, Gamma Ray

Jessica Lacy, Partner/Head of International and Independent Film Finance, ICM Partners

Stuart McLean, founder and president, Content & Co.

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Track I:  Herscher Hall, Guerin C, Webcast

The Technology - Innovation in Sports Performance Data and Display  – from Biometrics to AR/XR - In-Venue and Broadcast

Aaron Stanton, founder & Director, Virtual Reality Institute of Health and Exercise

Courtney M. Brunious, Associate Director of the University of Southern California's Sports Business Institute

Dave Anderson, Former NFL Player/Co-Founder, Gains Group

Coach Tim Adams, SuperCoach behind Olympic, NFL, NHL, Super Bowl All Stars

Jeb Terry, NFL Alum, President, Double Seven Sports, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Session II: Herscher Hall, Room 303-304

Wellness. Nutrition and Mindfullness: A Transformative Lifestyle: From the Palate to a State of Wellbeing

Melissa Mayo, Food Network Chef, Author and Motivational Speaker

Dr. Ethan Weiss, Co-Founder and Medical Advisor, Keyto

Sophia Cavalli, President, Intuitive Mind Strategies

Matthew Supkoff, Director of Marketing and Sales,, Continental Vitamin Company

Iyan M. Bruce, Owner / Sound Therapist, Inner Harmonic – Neuroacoustic Medicine

Ceslie Armstrong, CEO & executive producer, NYTEX Productions LLC, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

End-of-Day Reception – Tent Area

Outdoor Area In Front of Ahmanson Hall

 

Special Event - The Evening Celebration

6:15 PM - 8:30 PM Ahmanson Hall, Additional ticket required

Hollywood and Sports Honors Los Angeles based Wellness - Learning - Food Programs - Serving Families - Schools - In-Need Organizations

The Onstage Raffle - Items Confirmed: Signed Basketball from Superstar Russell Westbrook; Signed Football from Superstar Philip Rivers, Quarterback, LA Chargers; VIP Ticket Package - LA Clippers

On stage Host:

Dr. Jacqueline Sanderlin, Education Consultant & Personality, CEO/Founder, Why Not Incubator

Keynote Events

I. Andrew Whitworth, Team Captain, Los Angeles Rams, Full Info - Click Here

II. Abner Mares, Four-Time World Boxing Champion and FOX Sports boxing analyst on INSIDE PBC BOXING in Conversation with LA County Undersheriff, Timothy K. Murikami - For Full Information - Click Here

Mini-Roundtables

I. Entertainment, Sports & Wellness Visionaries Outreach to the Community

Dawn Wilcox, Vice President Corporate Partnerships, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Carrie Patterson, Chief Operations Director, WE Charity, WE

Victoria Lanier, Executive Director, Education Through Music-Los Angeles

Carye Parker, CEO of Branding & Entertainment, Anthem Communication

Clare Fox, Executive Director, Los Angeles Food Policy Council

Moderator - Bryce Fluellen, Community Impact Director/Chef, American Heart Association

Speaker Bios and Additional Information - Click Here

II. Entertainment Industry Outreach to Students

Stephen Galloway, Executive Editor, The Hollywood Reporter

Bettina Fisher, Director of Educational Initiatives, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Todd Johnson, President & CEO, Chamber of Commerce, Beverly Hills

Amanda Rhodes, Academy Golden Students

Yessenia Cux, Graduate of the Women in Entertainment Mentorship Program, The Hollywood Reporter

Katherine Hernandez, Graduate of the Women in Entertainment Mentorship Program, The Hollywood Reporter

Speaker Bios and Additional Information - Click Here

III. “Professional Athletes - Change Agents and Community Visionaries”

Lawrence Jackson, USC/NFL Star, Seattle SeaHawks

Marv Fleming, Four-Time Super Bowl Champion, Green Bay Packers

Bob Grant, NFL Great, Super Bowl Champion, Baltimore Colts

Ron Brown, Olympic and NFL Great, Los Angeles Rams

Candace Cable, Paralympic Superstar and Adapted Sports Activist

Natasha Whatley, Softball Star and Olympian

Moderator, Jeremy Rosenberg, VP, Marketing & Communications, LA84 Foundation

Speaker Bios and Additional Information - Click Here

IV. Entertainment, Sports & Wellness Visionaries Outreach to the Community

Soshea Leibler, Lead Communications Specialist, CEDARS-SINAI

Sarah Adolphson, co-CEO, The Artemis Agency

Vikki Karan, Director of Business Affairs, Omaze

Chelsea Paulsen, Director, Special Events, The Madison Square Garden Company

Geni Lincoln, VP of Bookings, The Madison Square Garden Company

Moderator - Victoria Lanier, Executive Director, Education Through Music-Los Angeles

Speaker Bios and Additional Information - Click Here

V. The Power of Sports, Healing and Building Communities

Leilanie Ayala, Manager, NPH Nursing Education, Performance Improvement and Magnet Program, UCLA-Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital

Jason Witt, Community & Citizenship Specialist, Turner Construction Company

Dr. Jonathan E. Sherin, Director, Department of Mental Health, Los Angeles County

David Siegel, President, Los Angeles Sports Council

Moderator - Peter Straus, Executive Director, Team Prime Time

Speaker Bios and Additional Information - Click Here

Full Information on the Dinner and Honors - Click Here

 

Wednesday, May 22nd

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

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

The Internet, OTT, Media and the Hollywood Connection - Programming, Content & Advertising

Neil Ishibashi, Director of Design Development, Fandango

Scott Kramer, Director of Digital, Olive Bridge Entertainment

George Leon, Chief Strategy Officer, Hawthorne

Darren Cross, COO, Unreel Entertainment

Nicholas Galante, VP of Media and Growth, Direct Agents

Damian Pelliccone, CEO, REVRY

Moderator - David Leibowitz, Managing Partner, CH Potomac

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

Funding, Start-ups & Angels - Financing the Entertainment, Tech, Wellness & Sports Industries

Richard Greenberg, Motion Picture Financier

Marc Deschenaux, Founder & Managing Partner, Deschenaux, Hornblower & Partners LLP

Bastiaan den Braber, Venture Advisor, Lumo Labs

Keith Newman, Mentor/Advisor, Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Session II: Haas Conference Center, Room 173

AR-VR-MR Science & Technology – Disrupting Wellness - Healthcare - Sports

Albert “Skip” Rizzo, Director for Medical Virtual Reality, Institute for Creative Technologies

Newton Lee, Author/Editor, #1 New Release in Preventive Medicine: "The Transhumanism Handbook"

Vanessa Camones, Venture Principal, West Coast, TechWildcatters

Dorote Weyers-Lucci, ITP Foundation, Assistant professor Sofia U

Mary Poffenroth, STEM Faculty Lecturer, San Jose State University

Jerri Lynn Hogg PhD., Director, Media Psychology Graduate Program, Fielding Graduate University, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The California Cannabis Forum: Medical - Wellness - Lifestyle

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM - Herscher Hall - Guerin B, Live Webcast

The Cannabis Wellness Culture: A Lifestyle of  Innovation - Healing, Beauty and Relaxation to Massage Therapy

Jessica Assaf, Founder, Cannabis Feminist, co-founder, Hempia

Varuni Palacios, Head of Growth, Miss Grass

Andrea Drummer, Food Editor, CannabisMD

Aaron Ramirez, founder, Bodywork by Aaron

Dan Braunstein, founder, Grassfed

Dean Waters, CEO, FLOWERTOWN

Dr. Jacqueline Nguyen, Founder, Dr. J’s Natural and Ensohara, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

Track I: Influencer - Hollywood Advertising - Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast

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

Kirstin Benson, VP of Global Entertainment, Getty Images

Gina Jorge, Head of Acura National Advertising, American Honda Motor Co.

Jason Jercinovic, Global Head of Marketing Innovation, Havas

Veronica Belmont, Podcaster and Product Manager for Adobe Spark

Hilary Williams, SVP of Talent, Digital Brand Architects

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track II: Finance - Film-TV-Production Track, Herscher Hall, Room 202

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

Bob Emmer, Co-Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Shout! Factory

John Kim, President, Deep C Digital

Jonathan Schwartz, SVP, Scripted Television and Films, Apiary Entertainment

Meyer Shwarzstein, President, Brainstorm Media

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track III: Haas Conference Center, Room 171

Living the Life: Entrepreneurs, Lifestyle Innovators and Disrupters

Cam Kashani, Godmother of Silicon Beach

Heidi-Marie Ferren, Award Winning Writer and Content Creator

Nechelle Vanias, Chief Solutions Officer, Six Degrees of Influence

Katharina Baron, Founder & Owner, House of Baron

Renee Rossi, founder and CEO, Relativity Ventures

Michelle Wong, Managing Partner, Dailey

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

11:15 AM -12:15 PMHaas Conference Center, Room 172-173

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

Jesse J. Weiner, Of Counsel, Yingke Law Firm

Yan Cui, Producer/Director

Michael Berry, Professor of Contemporary Chinese Cultural Studies, UCLA

Bennett Pozil, Executive Vice President, East West Bank

Matt William Knowles, Actor and Producer

Lora Y. Chen, President, iQicai, Inc., Moderator, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM – Immersive Hollywood: VR – AR - MR

Session I: Herscher Hall - Guerin C, Live Webcast

AR/VR/MR as a Branding/Advertising Strategy: The Immersive Experience as Image Maker - Movies/TV/Brand/Experiential/LBE

Juliana Patel, Creator of Fun, The Wild Optimists

Dan Rutstein, President, Laduma

Natascha French, Chief Marketing Officer, VNTANA

Barry Sandrew, Ph.D., COO/Executive Producer, Southbay Feature Film Technologies

Grant Ogburn, Head Of Client Services, Tiltshift Agency, Publicis Groupe

Ted Cohen, Managing Partner, TAG Strategic llc, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The California Cannabis Forum: Medical - Wellness - Lifestyle

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM - Herscher Hall - Guerin B, Live Webcast

The Science of Medical Cannabis: Matching Strains, Potency and Dosage to Specific Diseases and Disorders

Dr. Andrea Small-Howard, Chief Science Officer, GB Sciences (GBS)

Michael Backes, Scientific and Medical Advisory Board, Maui Grown Therapies

Tim Blake, Founder and Producer, The Emerald Cup

Sundarajan Mutialu, Chief Technology Officer and Co-CEO, AZENTIVE

Cameron Keluche, President and CEO, KelSie Biotech

David C. Traub, Co-Founder, Epiphany Film Fund, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The Influencer/Branding Two-Day Intensive

Noon – 12:45 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin A, Live Webcast

Influencer Brand Building Workshop: Finding Your Voice and Design a Strategy to Create the Right Content

Alex Diehl, (@therealalexdiehl)

Ashwin Jacob, Entertainment & Brand Consultant, New Hollywood  (@ashwinjacob)

Amanda Marzolf, Agent, Abrams Artists Agency

Marissa Meizz, (@MarissaMeizz)

Peter Van Voorhis, Chief Strategist, Magnum Strategies (@petervanvoorhis)

Moderator - Marsha Collier, Marketing Futurist & Radio Host, President, The Collier Company (@marshacollier)

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

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

Hollywood - The Disruption: The OTT Multiscreen Experience Goes Mainstream

Matthew Van Houten, Vice President, Advertising Product Development, AT&T’s Xandr

Robert Rodriguez, CEO, Natcom

Erik Ramberg, VP Head of Global Business Development, MediaKind

Matt Smith, Executive Director, Business Development & Strategy, Comcast Technology Solutions

Joerg Bachmaier, SVP, Head of Premium Studios, Rooster Teeth/ Warner Bros

Moderator - Terry S. Bienstock, CEO, Mobilactive Media, LLC.

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

Mira Crisp, Creative Director, Ayzenberg Group

Katie Koeblitz, Head of Independent Content apparentlyjack, (Producer, Galveston)

Audrey Povar, Development Producer, WhoHaha

Anastasia Ashman, Cofounder & COO, 10 Block

Sarah Penna, co-founder, Frolic

Karinna Karsten, CEO, Love TV

Marlene Sharp, Director, Production, LEVEL-5 abby, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The California Cannabis Forum: Medical - Wellness - Lifestyle

12:30 - 2:00 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin B, Live Webcast

Luncheon Co-Host

Michael Miller, LA Weekly Cannabis Editor, “CannaBusiness” podcast, Ygeia Capital Partners, principal

The Cannabis - Wellness Luncheon - Two VIP Guests

Marvin Washington, NFL Star Discusses his DEA Lawsuit - A Lawsuit and a Movement Demanding Change

Jim Belushi, Actor and Cannabis Activist

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The Influencer/Branding Two-Day Intensive

1:00 – 1:45 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin A, Live Webcast

Because You Can't Pay Your Rent With Free Product: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Finding and Navigating Deals

Kasia Szarek, Casting Director, Harlowe Casting (@kasia)

Mahzad Babayan, Director of Talent, Fullscreen

Diego Vargas, CEO, GOAT Marketing (@diegovargas)

Peggy Glenn, (@GrannyPottymouth)

YeeLi Lee, CEO, 4MeGlam (@4meglamsg)

Moderator - Mike Prasad, CEO, Tinysponsor (@mikeprasad)

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

1:50 PM – 2:40 PM – Immersive Hollywood: VR – AR - MR

Session I: Haas Conference Center, Room 172 & 173

The Immersive Media Think Tank: AR-VR-MR - The Expanding Vision of an Industry

Philip Lelyveld, VR/AR Program Manager, USC Entertainment Technology Center

Christina Lee Storm, Vice President of Business Operations, Strategy, & Emerging Technology, Advanced Creative Technology, DreamWorks Animation

Julian Sarmiento - Chief Creative Officer (CCO), Iconic Engine by Digital Domain

Diego Prilusky, Head of Intel Studios, Los Angeles, USA

Tony Parisi, Head of AR/VR Ad Innovation, Unity Technologies

Stephen Powers, COO, Wisdome Immersive Art Park

Moderator - Steven Masur, Senior Partner, MG+

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The Influencer/Branding Two-Day Intensive

2:00 – 2:45 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin A, Live Webcast

Instagram: A Deep Dive

Ayoub Omar, Co-Founder, GOAT Marketing, (@clips)

Donnoven Nguyen, (@donnoven)

Robert Palmer Watkins, (@robertpalmerwatkins)

Sara Mills, (@saraontheinternet)

Serena Laurel, (@serenalaurel)

Colby Jackson, (@outcastcity)

Moderator - Alex Hager, Tinysponsor, (@alexhager)

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, May 21st - The Dinner Celebration - Click Here

Hollywood and Sports Honors the Kids

Wednesday, May 22nd - The Cannabis Luncheon - Click Here

Thursday, May 23rd - The Influencer Luncheon - Click Here

Personal Wellness = Fitness + Sports + Beauty + Food + Nutrition

Science + Wellness + Beauty + Legislation + Investment + Lifestyle

Wellness + Nutrition + Lifestyle + Farm/Table + Science + Technology

Reception Sponsor

Health + Fitness + Media + Mindfulness + Technology

The Digital Hollywood Experience

Wednesday, Continued from Left Column

Beauty, Food Innovation & Wellness: An Industry - A Lifestyle

2:00 - 2:45 PM: Herscher Hall, Guerin C, Live Webcast

The Wellness Entrepreneur – Beauty – Fitness – Food – Fashion – Media - Tech

Courtney Casgraux, Founder, GBY BEAUTY

Amanda Russell, founder, The Influencer Code and Founder + Chief Editor, Fit Strong and Sexy

Rob Jacobs, co-founder and Chief UnSitter, UnSit

Ken Rosenblood, CEO and Founder, obVus Solutions

KJ Matthews, Emmy Winning Journalist, (CNN, ABC, CBS, FOX), Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The California Cannabis Forum: Medical - Wellness - Lifestyle

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM - Herscher Hall, Guerin B

The Cannabis Legal Barometer – FDA Rulings – Hemp – CBDs – Banking and Local

Jackie Rocco, Business Development Manager, West Hollywood City Council

Bruce Margolin, Director, Los Angeles Chapter, NORML, National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

Peter Gigante, Head of Policy Research, Eaze

Ariel Clark, founder, Clark Neubert, LLP

Derek Riedle, founder and Publisher, Civilized

Mitchell Berman, Managing Partner, Rise Entertainment, LLC, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Track I: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast

The Future of Brand Partnerships and Influencer Marketing

Kendra Bracken-Ferguson, Founder, BrainTrust

Sybil Grieb, US Head of Influencer Strategy, Edelman

Lisa Bilgrei, Head of Branded Content, Google/YouTube

Twitter, speaker to be announced

Kyle Cushman, VP of Strategy, Fullscreen

Simon Kelly, Co-CEO and Chief Enthusiasm Officer, Story Worldwide

Moderator - Mark Kapczynski, President, Storymill

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track II: Haas Conference Center, Room 171

Content Strategies in Hollywood: TV - Film - Internet - Branding & Influencers

JR Griffin, Vice President, Digital Marketing & Business Development, FremantleMedia North America

Chris Borelli, Vice President, Brand Partnerships, IMGN Media

Marlina Fletcher, Managing Director, Stink Studios

Mike Esola, CEO & co-founder, Fiction Riot

Elsa Ramo, founder, Ramo Law PC, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

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

Working in the Industry: An In-Depth Discussion with Executives and Creatives from TV, Film and Technology

Neilda Pacquing, Founder & CEO, Mindglow

Jay Tucker, Executive Director, Center for MEMES, UCLA Anderson School of Management

Bill Thompson, Executive Director, Young Storytellers

Maikiko James, Director of Programs, Women in Film

Rebecca Wray, Executive Producer, Durable Goods

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

2:50 PM – 3:30 PM - Immersive Hollywood: VR – AR - MR

Session I: Haas Conference Center, Room 172 - 173

The VR-AR-Immersive - Innovators & Disruptors - Entertainment, Technology & Brand Vision

Christina Heller, CEO, Metastage

Dane Smith, Vice President, THE THIRD FLOOR, INC.

Shelley Andagan,  Senior Creative Tech Producer, Activision

Aurelien Simon, Executive Producer of Emerging Technology, The Mill

Jesse Ignjatovic, co-founder, Den of Thieves

Kate McCallum, Producer, MESMERICA, Vortex Immersion Media

Moderator - John Canning, Executive Producer – New Media & Experiential, Digital Domain

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Session I: Herscher Hall, Guerin C, Webcast

Simply Genius - Beauty – Skincare – Wellness - Fitness – Brains Behind the Lifestyle Industry

Michael Bumgarner, CEO, Cannuka

Yanni Hufnagel, CEO, Perfect Lemon

Kane Sarhan, CEO, The Well

Ashley Lewis, CEO, Fleur Marche

Billy Hawkins, CEO, Arsenic

Corey Weiss, Head of Business Development, ipsy, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM - Herscher Hall, Guerin B

Cannabis Medical Efficacy, Cannabis Innovation and Investment: Medicine, Research & Technology

Dr. Sue Sisley, MD & Principal Investigator for the only FDA-Approved Study of Safety/Efficacy of Cannabis and Combat Veterans

Julie Raque, Vice President of Marketing, Cannabistry Labs

Matthew Nordgren, CEO and Founder, ARCADIAN Fund and ARCADIAN Capital Management

Boone Cutler, Author, Columnist and Warfighter Rights leader

Steve Albarran, CEO & Co-Founder, Confident Cannabis

Keith Spears, Managing Partner, Skytree Capital Partners

David C. Traub, Co-Founder, Epiphany Film Fund, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The Influencer/Branding Two-Day Intensive

3:00 – 3:45 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin A, Live Webcast

Eat, Pray, Post - Inside the Lives of Food & Travel Influencers

Josh Zimmerman, JZ Management / Creator Coach

Mona Molayem, (@monacorona)

Sarah Gim, (@thedelicious)

Sondra Barker, (@cuisineandtravel)

Tinger Hseih, (@dashofting)

Moderator - Lindsay Hoffman, Host/Reporter (@lindsaybhoffman)

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

Evelyne Ouellet, CEO, SAFIRA, a Cirque du Soleil company

Raphael Leopold, Founder/Executive Producer, Rodeo Show

Sarah Malkin, Industry Expert, (TraceMe, New Form Digital, Maker Studios)

Alice Aoki, Actress, Founder & CEO, Aoki Entertainment

Brittani Kagan, Head of Talent, Portal A

Adam Boorstin, Chief Business Officer, Studio71

Marlene Sharp, Director, Production, LEVEL-5 abby, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Sponsored by Alliance for Women in Media SoCal

Track II: Haas Conference Center, Room 172-173

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

Wendy Sweetmore, Executive Producer, Dreamtime Entertainment (former Senior Exec. MGM/Mark Burnett Productions)

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

Amber Raspberry Mayo, founder, WYD

Tara August, Vice President of Talent Relations and Special Projects, Turner Sports

Marina Grasic, Co-Managing Partner, Oakhurst Entertainment

Jenelle Lindsay, Head of TV, Unanimous Media

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM - Immersive Hollywood: VR – AR - MR

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

Exploring the Language and Artistry of VR-MR-AR in the Cinematic Experience

Celine Tricart, founder, Lucid Dreams Productions

Johannes Saam, Senior Creative Developer, Framestore

Andrew Shulkind, Director of Future Imaging and Content Innovation, M. Bonnieux, Inc.

Matthias Wittmann, VR Supervisor, Method EXP

Kalan Ray, Development Supervisor, Magnopus & co-founder, VKTRY Creative Studios

Cliff Spence, Head of Creative Technology, Whalerock Industries

Anna Marie Piersimoni, Instructor, Department of Cinema and Television Arts, California State University, Northridge, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The California Cannabis Forum: Medical - Wellness - Lifestyle

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM - Herscher Hall - Guerin B, Live Webcast

The Women Cannabis Entrepreneur – Wellness – Scientist – Activist - Personality

Allison Margolin, co-founder & Partner, Margolin & Lawrence

Felicia Carbajal, Executive Director, The Social Impact Center

Madison Margolin, Features Editor, Civilized, Freelance Rolling Stone, Playboy & Vice

Anna Duckworth, co-founder + chief content officer, Miss Grass

Amanda Chicago Lewis, Columnist, Rolling Stone

Dr. Sandra Carrillo, Medical Doctor and Medical Cannabis Expert

Ariel Clark, founder, Clark Neubert, LLP, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The Influencer/Branding Two-Day Intensive

4:00 – 4:45 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin A, Live Webcast

Short-Form Video: The explosive nature behind Tik Tok

Christine Barger, (@christinebarger)

Jack Jerry, (@jackjerry)

Kailey Maurer, (@kaileymaurer)

Kelianne Stankus, (@keliannestankus)

Marina Leigh, (@uniquelymarina)

Moderator - Alex Hager, Tinysponsor, (@alexhager)

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

4:45 PM - 6:00 PM Open to all attendees

End-of-Day Reception – Tent Area

Outdoor Area In Front of Ahmanson Hall

 

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

Sponsored by: Alliance for Women in Media SoCal

Diversity & Inclusion: Elevating the Workspace & Identifying New Talent in this Movement for Positive Change

Moderator: Jeanette DePatie, Award Winning Media Producer (PGA) and author for “The Fat Chick”

Kristena D. Hatcher, HR Executive Diversity and Inclusion CAA

Arlene Krantz, Author, World Women Foundation

Sahar Andrade, MBBch Diversity, Leadership Success Coach TEDtalk

Jay Francis, VP - Current Series, Diversity & Inclusion, Disney Television Animation

Tery Lopez, Director of Inclusion and Equity, Writers Guild of America West

Dr. Michael V. Nguyen, Cross-cultural psychologist with expertise in the areas of diversity and inclusion (D&I), cultural change, and organizational development.

Honored Guests - Exceptional Minds

Expert On-Hand - Jennifer Lenze/Lenze Lawyers

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Thursday, May 23rd

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

Zero to One – Grow your business at Digital Hollywood with those who have already done it before

Brian Mac Mahon, Chief Community Officer, Expert DOJO

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Session I: Haas Conference Center, Rm. 172-173, Webcast

Funding and Business Development in ICOs, Blockchain, AR/VR, AI and Immersion

Michael Terpin, Founder and CEO, Transform Grou

Hrish Lotikar, Founder and CEO, SuperWorld

Elizabeth Kukka, Program Director, ETC Labs

Maxim Wheatly, Founder & CEO, WeScreen

Max Brody, Founder and CEO, Cent

Benjamin Tsai, President & Managing Partner, Wave Financial Group and Co-Founder & CFO, LA Blockchain Lab

Randall Crowder, Chief Operating Officer, Phunware

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

Indie TV – OTT and Streaming - The Gateway to the New Hollywood of Content to Phones, Tablets, TV and PC

Frank Chindamo, President & Chief Creative Officer, Fun Little Movies

Kim L. Hurwitz, Chief Marketing Officer, Karate Combat

Alia J. Daniels, co-founder & COO, REVRY

Gene Pao, Senior Vice President, Digital Enterprises, Shout! Factory

Claude Shires, CEO, LaughLounge

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The Influencer/Branding Two-Day Intensive

10:45 AM - Noon - Herscher Hall, Guerin A, Webcast Live

Entrepreneurs and Innovators: Sharing Experience - Real Life Stories - Lifestyle Choices and Lifestyle Alternatives

Leah Caplanis, founder and CEO, Social Sparkling Sake @SocialSparkling

Julie Spira, CEO, Cyber-Dating Expert; Author @JulieSpira

Debra Fine, CEO, Fine Line Accelerator; Founder, Well Healed @DebraLynnFine

John Parks, CEO O2 Health Lab, @O2HealthLab

Elizabeth Barrutia, CEO, BARU Marketing & Media @BaruAdvertising

Erin Kapczynski, SVP Marketing, Kontrol Media, @ErinK217

Linda Sherman, Managing Editor, Boomer Tech Talk, @LindaSherman, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

ThinkTank I: Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 305

Anti-piracy: Protecting Creativity in Hollywood

Susan Johnston - Founder/Director, New Media Film Festival

Ken Gerstein, Senior Sales Director, NAGRA

M.F. Fogel (‘Michele’), Founder and CEO, Your Moral Compass Counts, LLC

Lima Mora, founder and Managing Director, The Last Star

Rob Holmes, Founder & CEO, IPCybercrime

Dennis Yu, Chief Technology Officer, BlitzMetrics

Newton Lee, Author, Educator, Futurist - ‎Institute for Education, Research, and Scholarships, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

11:30 AM – 12:30 PMImmersive Hollywood: VR – AR - MR

Session I: Haas Conference Center, Rm. 172-173, Webcast

VR/AR as a Branding/Advertising Strategy: The Immersive Experience as Image Maker - Movies/TV/Brand

Jason Yim, CEO and Executive Creative Director, Trigger

Marcy Boyle, CEO, Hot Bit VR

Nicole Meighan, Qualitative Analyst, Magid

Demetrio Cuzzocrea, Partner + CIO, Hourglass Technologies

Michael McGar, President, QuantumERA

James Giglio, CEO and Founder, MVP Interactive

Cynthia Lieberman, Marketing and Media Strategist, LieberComm, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

11:30 AM - 12:30 - Herscher Hall - Guerin B, Live Webcast

On the Forefront of Medical Cannabis Innovation: The Struggles & Triumphs in Transforming “The Wellness Industry”

David C. Traub, Co-Founder, Epiphany Film Fund

Robert Schubring, Co-Founder, Give Pain a Voice

Janice Hardoon, Owner, KTown Collective, The Antidote CBD and Elevate CBD Skin Care

Nancy Duitch, Founder & CEO, Sera Labs

Mskindness B. Ramirez, MA.Ed., Founder/CEO, Club Kindness and Elixirs by Kindness

Dr. Robb Flannery, CEO, Dr. Robb Farms

Merrill Shindler, Executive Producer and Host of High on the Hog, The Potcast, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

Session II: Haas Conference Center, Room 171

How To Reach Diverse Audiences Across The Entertainment Industry

Tammy Glover Park, VP Production TNT/TBS, a division of Turner Broadcasting, Inc.

Ursula Kneller, Director of Global Process Innovation, Universal Music Group

Karen D. Webb, founder, PR Squared

Veline Mojarro, Director of Equity, Safety and Inclusion for Goldenvoice's Every One Initiative

MARQUETTA MOORE, VP, Music & Celebrity Relations, REVOLT

Lisa Margolis, former Senior Vice President Chief Music Counsel & Business Affairs, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The Influencer/Branding Two-Day Intensive

Noon – 12:45 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin A, Webcast Live

The Luncheon Roundtable

Fireside Chat: Enterprise Sponsorships, LinkedIn and Twitter

Winnie Sun, Managing Director, Sun Group Wealth Partners (@WinnieSun)

Goldie Chan, Founder, Warm Robots

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin B

The Luncheon Roundtable - Two Issues in Discussion

I. Veterans and Cannanbis - Veteran Access to Cannabis, Wellness and Quality of Life - A Nationwide Challenge

II. Cannabis Advocacy and Legal Jeopardy

Sarah Stenuff, founder, Veterans Ananda

Ryan Miller, Director, Operation EVAC

Sean Kiernan, President, Weed For Warriors Project

Todd Scattini, “The Hemp Colonel”, Moderator

Dr. Sue Sisley, MD & Principal Investigator for the only FDA-Approved Study of Safety/Efficacy of Cannabis and Combat Veterans

Mieko Hester-Perez, International Autism & Healthcare Cannabis Advocate

Michael Miller, LA Weekly Cannabis Editor, “CannaBusiness” podcast, Ygeia Capital Partners, principal

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, Sr. Manager, Business Development, DISH Network

Thomas Vidal, Partner, Pryor Cashman

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

Gary Goldberger, Law Offices, Gary G. Goldberger

David Tenzer, Entertainment Attorney, formerly Generate, CAA

Stuart Arbury, Director of TV and Episodic Content, Ramo Law PC

Michael Sid, CEO, Mediamorph, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

ICOs, Blockchain and Alternative Financing for Film, TV, Games AR/VR, Music, and Media Ventures

Enzo Villani, Managing Partner, Transform Group

Chaitanya, Founder & CEO, Scanta

Mark Blinder, Founder, Aikon

Vanessa Camones, Venture Principal, West Coast, TechWildcatters

Stuart Bullard, CEO, Airtherium

Jerry Kowal, Founder and Chief Creative Officer, BitMovio

Timothy E. Burke, Co-Founder | RUON™

Hrish Lotikar, Founder and CEO of SuperWorld

Moderator - Mariana Danilovic, Founder and Managing Director, Hollywood Portfolio & Managing Director, Transform Group

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The Influencer/Branding Two-Day Intensive

1:00 –1:45 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin A, Webcast Live

Do’s & Don’ts of Influencer Marketing

Cat Mendez, Social Media & Influencer Marketing Strategist

Philip Hickey, EVP, Brand & Marketing, Seriously Digital

Simon Kelly, CEO, Story Worldwide

Tanya Bershadsky, CEO, CastingInfluence

Tiffanie Petett, Director, Strategic Partnerships, Influential

Moderator - Anais Ganouna, Brand & Marketing Strategist (@anaisganouna)

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM – Immersive Hollywood: VR – AR - MR

Session I: Haas Conference Center, Room 172-173, Webcast

VR-AR/MR ThinkTank - The Deep Dive - Creative - Visionary Experiential Content and Technology

Evette Vargas, Writer, Director, Producer, Multiplatform and Virtual Reality Creator

Mark Rickard, Founder, Executive Producer, Virtuality

Marta Ordeig, founder, Garage Stories

David Gull, CEO, Outer Realm

David Birnbaum, Design Director, Immersion Corporation

Eric Navarrette, Co-founder, Chief Marketing Officer, ARwall

Moderator, Danilo Moura Silva, VP Immersive Experiences, EXPERIUS VR

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The Influencer/Branding Two-Day Intensive

2:00 –2:45 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin A, Webcast Live

#sponsored: How To Make Money Through Brand Sponsorships

Adin Kolansky, Digital Media Strategist, Chief Creative Officer at Stealth Mode (@adin)

Cheyenne Brink, Agent, Bella Agency

Megan Niquette, Creator Partnerships Coordinator, ipsy

Morgan Harvill, (@morganharvill)

Moderator - Mike Prasad, CEO, Tinysponsor (@mikeprasad)

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

2:00 –2:45 PM, Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, 303-304

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

Charles Dalaklis, President & CEO, Dalaklis Media Enterprises

Frank Donner, Founder and CEO, BLKBX Creative Group

Philip Nelson, President, Nelco Media, Producer, "From the Bridge"

Jill Johnson, General Manager, Tiny Horse

Ceslie Armstrong, CEO & executive producer, NYTEX Productions LLC, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM - Herscher Hall, Guerin B, Webcast

Back to the Future - Using Landrace Genetics and Biomimicry to Produce Safe Medicine

Sundarajan Mutialu, Chief Technology Officer and Co-CEO, AZENTIVE

Brett Leonard, Award-Winning Filmmaker/Futurist

Michael Angelotti, Geneticist and Product Developer, Emerald Cup Products

Jeff Lowenfels, Lawyer and Award Winning Author, "Teaming With Microbes: The Organic Gardener's Guide to The Soil Food Web"

Dr. Kat A. Donnelly, Founder and Co-CEO, AZENTIVE, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Sponsored by Women in Film and Digital Hollywood

2:15 PM - 5:00 PM, Haas Center, Room 172-173, Webcast

PARTNERING BRANDS WITH HOLLYWOOD CONTENT & HOW TO MAKE IT HAPPEN

Stacy Jones, CEO of Hollywood Branded, Moderator

Alma Bogdan-Turner, Founder and owner of ÜberPRomo, Film Producer

Courtney Jackson, Senior Integrations Producer of Steve Harvey's talk show "STEVE"

Daniela Polk, Producer, Marketing Consultant at Chapo, LLC.

Michael Mihail, Director and Executive Producer of Guerilla Hollywood

Mimi Slavin, Head of Marketing & Business Development at Greenfence Consumer, Former Head of Global Marketing Partnerships at DreamWorks Animation

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Track I: Haas Conference Center, Room 171

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

Josette Bonte, Ph.D., Managing Director, Digital Content Strategy, LLC

Michael Alexander, Strategy & Growth Initiatives, IBM Global Telecommunications Industry

Robin Wilson, Director, RW TV

Stuart Arbury, Director of TV and Episodic Content. Remo Law PC

Chris Burke, co-founder & GM, DrinkTV

Moderator - Jonathan Hurd, Director, Altman Vilandrie & Company

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

Cecile Baird, co-founder, Decentrl & Blockchain For Good

Michael Leventhal, Partner, Holmes Weinberg, P.C.

Steven Masur, Senior Partner, MG+

Kelly Siobhan Laffey, Associate and Director of Business Affairs, Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP

Joey Tamer, President, S.O.S. Inc., Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM - The VR-AR Immersive Track

Session I: Herscher Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 202

The Power of VR-AR: A New Language of Artistry - A Unique Moment of Commercial Possibility and Marketplace

Eduardo Yeh, Co-Founder, CEO, Selvz

Matthew Celia, co-founder and Creative Director, Light Sail VR

Penka Kouneva, Leading Games Composer, “NASA AR installations”, “The Mummy VR at IMAX VR

Travis Cloyd, CEO-Founder, Observe Media Inc.(Speed Kills VR), CEO Observe Media (VR, The Humanity Bureau, starring Nicolas Cage)

Danilo Moura Silva, VP Immersive Experiences, EXPERIUS VR

Ilya Rozhkov, Award Winning VR Director, “Agent Emerson”

Jason Yim, CEO and Executive Creative Director, Trigger, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The Influencer/Branding Two-Day Intensive

3:00 –3:45 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin A, Webcast Live

Youtube: A Deep Dive

Bailey Sarian, Bailey Sarian Channel

Madison Miller, Madison Miller Channel

Matt Gielen, President, Little Monster Media Co.

Tay Zonday, Tay Zonday Channel

Zack James, Yo Mama Channel

Moderator - Chris Saint, (@saintpiercing)

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM - Herscher Hall - Guerin B, Live Webcast

Cannabis Compatibility for the Individual Consumer: Discovering Optimal CBD, THC & Terpene Ratios and Formulas

Len May, Co-Founder/CEO, Endocanna Health

Anya Cravitz, Cannabinoid Wellness Industry Thought Leader/Director of Growth Endocanna Health

Cameron Clarke, founder and CEO, Sunderstorm

Jonathan Small, Editor in Chief, Green Entrepreneur, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

3:50 PM - 5:00 PM

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

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

Phoenix Gonzalez, co-founder and President of Sales, dotstudioPRO

Tai Greene, founder and chairman, MCMG

Ben Ganz, President, Vego Pictures

Jeffrey Stansfield, President and CEO, Advantage Video Systems

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

Jason Brooks, Partner, Altview Law Group, LLP.

Robin Wilson, Director, RW TV

Chris Parker, CEO, Story Data, LLC.

Bill Woods, SVP, MediaMorph, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Session I: Herscher Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 202

Innovating in VR-AR-Immersive Production - The Amazing Journey of Imagination, Gear and Innovation

Ryan Moore, CEO, Experience 360°

Daniel Kenyon, Founder/CEO, Furious M

Lucas Kappaz, Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer, VR Americas

BJ Schwartz, co-founder, Vanishing Point Media

Mark Murphy, President, Voyager Media  &  Partner, Space Media Ventures

Julia Zuzanna Sokolowska, co-founder, Hazard VR

Larry Rosenthal, President, Creative Director, CubeVR, Moderator

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The Influencer/Branding Two-Day Intensive

4:00 –4:45 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin A, Webcast Live

The Emergence of Gaming Influencers: YouTube Gaming, Twitch and beyond

Chris Saint, (@saintpiercing)

Mari Takahashi, (@atomicmari)

Brian Foster, Sr. Director of Creators, Mobcrush

Niles Heron, CSO, Popdog

Moderator - Michael J Lambie, Head of Product, CreatorIQ

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4:45 PM - 6:00 PM Open to all attendees

End-of-Day Reception – Tent Area

Outdoor Area In Front of Ahmanson Hall