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Actors - Writers - Directors - Performers
Producers - Conference at Digital Hollywood

 

Special Event at Digital Hollywood

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Tracks and Themes

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

II. The Podcasting Forum: Content - Distribution - Advertising

III. Finance Hollywood: Investment - Packaging - Blockchain

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

V. Advertising Hollywood: Brand and Influencer Marketing

VI. California Cannabis Forum - Medical - Wellness - Science

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

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

IX. Food Innovation + Wellness + Beauty: Food Culture - Food Industry

X. Dr. Jackie! STEM + STEAM + Community = The Innovation Forum!

XI. PRSA Intersections Conference - Wed., Nov. 13th

XII. STEM, Space Industries and Hollywood: Educators - Space Visionaries - Students

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

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

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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 (@jz_management)

Kristie Hang, Host, Food & Travel Writer (@kristiehang)

Sarah Gim, (@thedelicious)

Tinger Hseih, (@dashofting)

Moderator - Rita Vinnik, Influencer Marketing Expert and Project Manager, CreatorIQ

 

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

Brittani Kagan, Head of Talent, Portal A

Raphael Leopold, Founder/Executive Producer, Rodeo Show

Alice Aoki, Actress, Founder & CEO, Aoki Entertainment

Greg Harrison, Executive Creative Director, MOCEAN

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

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

Tanya Wright, SAG Award Winner, Orange is the New Black; HBO’s True Blood

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

Marina Grasic, Co-Managing Partner, Oakhurst Entertainment

Jenelle Lindsay, Head of TV, Unanimous Media

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

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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

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

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

Andrew Shulkind, Director of Content Innovation & Creative Technologies, The Madison Square Garden Company, Sphere

Johannes Saam, Senior Creative Developer, Framestore

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

Stephen Powers, COO, Wisdome.LA

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

TikTok: The Explosive Nature Behind the Viral Video App

Christine Barger, (TT: @christinebarger)

Jack Jerry, (TT: @jackjerry)

Kailey Maurer, (TT: @kaileymaurer)

Marina Leigh, (TT: @uniquelymarina)

Moderator - Alex Hager, Tinysponsor, (@alexhager)

 

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

End-of-Day Reception – Tent Area

Outdoor Area In Front of Ahmanson Hall

 

Thursday, November 14th

9:00 AM - 11:15 AM, Ahmanson Hall

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

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Day-Long Event - The Podcasting Forum

9:30 AM - !0:00 AM: Breakfast, Food is Served

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Session I: Herscher Hall, Guerin B, Webcast Live

Podcasting in Hollywood: Leadership in the Industry: Content - Distribution - Advertising

Jen Sargent, Chief Operating Officer, Wondery

Tyler Moody, V.P./G.M., WarnerMedia Podcast Network, WarnerMedia

Conal Byrne, President, iHeartPodcast Network, iHeartMedia

Herb Scannell, President And Chief Executive Officer, Southern California Public Radio

N'Jeri Eaton, Director of Programming & New Audience, NPR

Brad Mielke, Host, ABC News’ ‘Start Here’, Moderator

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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

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

Rob Vickery, Co-Founder and Partner, Stage Venture Partners

Morgan Steckler, Co-Founder, iTrustCapital

VIncent Favarat, Founder, Scale-Up Factory

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

Max Brody, Founder and CEO, Cent

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The Influencer/Branding Two-Day Intensive

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

Entrepreneurs: Start-Up Tips Including Branding and Influencer Marketing

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

Erin Kapczynski, SVP Marketing, Kontrol Media, @ErinK217

Ronjini Joshua, CEO, The Silver Telegram, a media-focused PR Agency @RonjiniM

DMA, President, Planet DMA @planetdma

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

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Day-Long Event - The Podcasting Forum

11:15 AM - 12 Noon

Session I: Herscher Hall, Guerin B, Webcast Live

Podcast Leadership: The Industry Visionaries

Peter Morris, CEO, PodcastOne

Rob Greenlee, VP, Content and Partnerships, Libsyn

Leslie Merklinger, Senior Director, Audio Innovation, CBC Radio & Audio

Chris Bannon, Chief Content Officer, Stitcher

Todd Cochrane, CEO, Blubrry

Clint Schaff, Vice President of Strategy and Development, Los Angeles Times, (Dirty John podcast), Moderator

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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

Tema L Staig, Executive Director, Women In Media

De Ivett, CEO, Founder, 5D Spectrum

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Day-Long Event - The Podcasting Forum

Luncheon: Open to all Digital Hollywood Attendees

12:15 - 1:00 PM

Session I: Herscher Hall, Guerin B, Webcast Live

Podcasting Talent, Networks, Distribution & Advertising, Part I

Kelli Hurley, SVP Digital Partnerships, Sales, Westwood One

Kathy Doyle, Vice President of Macmillan Podcasts & QDT

Caroline Edwards, Director of the Podcast Initiatives, ICM Partners

Andy Bowers, Chief Innovation Officer, Megaphone

Claire Fanning, VP of Ad Innovation, Pandora

Rob Greenlee, VP, Content and Partnerships, Libsyn, Moderator

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12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

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

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

Nina N. Ameri, Esq., Managing Partner, Ameri Law PC

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

Michael Sid, Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Mediamorph, Moderator

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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

Mike Prasad, CEO, Tinysponsor (@mikeprasad)

Tanya Bershadsky, CEO, CastingInfluence

Tiffanie Petett, Director, Strategic Partnerships, Influential

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

 

Day-Long Event - The Podcasting Forum

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Session I: Herscher Hall, Guerin B, Webcast Live

Monetizing Podcasts – From Branded Content and Advertising to Subscriptions

Steve Pratt, Co-founder, Pacific Content

Jeanine Percival Wright, COO & CLO, Simplecast

Zachary Davis, VP, Premium Content, Himalaya Media Inc.

Matt Turck, Chief Revenue Officer, Megaphone

Jason Baron, Senior Vice President, Direct Response, WarnerMedia Ad Sales

Chris Peterson, President, Kindred Media, LionTree Advisors, Moderator

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Session II: Haas Conference Center, 3rd Fl. Room 303-304

The Podcast Production Company: From Indie Start-up to TV/Film Divisions

Aaron Hart, Vice President, TV/Film Development, Wondery

John Asante, Managing Producer, Neon Hum Media

Lee Schneider, Founder of Red Cup Agency & FutureX Podcast Network, Moderator

Speakers to be announced

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2:00 –2:45 PM, Herscher Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 202

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

Betty Gabbaie  CEO & Founder, Let’s Get Disruptive Marketing

Harry Lowell, founder, Nite Lite Pictures

Jill Johnson, General Manager, Tiny Horse

Jeffrey Duque, VP of Studio, H Code Media

Philip Nelson, President, Nelco Media, Producer, “From the Bridge”

Charles Dalaklis, President & CEO, Dalaklis Media Enterprises

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

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Day-Long Event - The Podcasting Forum

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Session I: Herscher Hall, Guerin B, Webcast Live

Podcasting Talent, Networks, Distribution & Advertising, Part II

Tim Street, Vice President, Influence & Production, Authentic

Korri Kolesa, Chief Operating Officer, ART19, Inc.

Kelly Garner, Founder and CEO, Treefort

Ryan Rose, Director of Sales & Partnership Development, DAX / Global

Dave Zohrob, co-founder and CEO, Chartable.com

Jason Z. Haikara, EVP, MediaLink, Moderator

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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

 

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 Media Strategies

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

Robin Wilson, Director, RW TV

Chris Burke, co-founder & GM, DrinkTV

Moderator - Jonathan Hurd, Director, Altman Vilandrie & Company

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Day-Long Event - The Podcasting Forum

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Session I: Herscher Hall, Guerin B, Webcast Live

Podcast Programming: Personality & Interview, Crime & Drama, Investigative Journalism, Comedy and Politics

Jane Marie, Host, "Little Everywhere" & producer, "This American Life"

Sim Sarna, Founder and CEO, Cloud10 Media, Producer of “Work in Progress with Sophia Bush” and “Sibling Revelry with Kate Hudson and Oliver Hudson”

Jonathan Hirsch, founder, Neon Hum Media

Arielle Nissenblatt, Founder, Earbuds Podcast Collective, Marketing and Business Development, Castbox, Moderator

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3:50 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Producing Video OTT/Social Content, Podcasts - 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

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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Session I: Herscher Hall, Guerin B, Webcast Live

Podcast Producers, Content Programmers & Influencers: Creativity in an Evolving Artform

Arwen Champion Nicks, Head of Podcasting, Southern California Public Radio

Alexandra August, Podcast Producer, Skybound Entertainment

Christopher Kenneally, Director, Content Marketing, Copyright Clearance Center, Host, CCC’s Beyond the Book podcast series

Stephen Perlstein, Director, Podcasts, Studio71, Moderator

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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

 

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Session I: Herscher Hall, Guerin B, Webcast Live

The Podcasting Awards: Celebrating the Best in Content, Creativity and Technology

The Categories to be Honored with Mini-Roundtables

I. Raconteurs, Personalities, Talk, Celebrity & the Weird

II. The Voice of Women: Politics, The Arts, Feminism, Technology, Family and Work, A Day in the Life

III. Investigative Journalism, Documentary and Cultural Commentary

IV. News, Public Affairs, Observations and Analysis

V.  LGBTQ – The Culture – The Politics – The Arts – The Personalities

VI. The Modern Lifestyle: From the Fast Lane and Coping to Trauma and Depression

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Digital Hollywood Fall, November 12-14, 2019

Skirball Center, 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles

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The Complete Three Day Agenda

The Strategic Sessions - Let's Get Started!

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

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

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

Angela B. Turner, SVP, Affiliate & Consumer Marketing, Revolt Media

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

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

Sam Leigh, Media Strategist, inArtists (iA)

Spencer McClung, Principal, Advisory Firm Three

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here


11:10 AM - 12 Noon, Dr. Jackie: The Innovation Forum

Session I: Herscher Hall, Guerin B, Webcast Live

Social Media and Social Change: Developing Ideas and Movements for a More Just World  – Exploring the Possible!

Lina Renzina, Leader, Creators for Good, The Ad Council

Donna Lamar, Global Executive Creative Director, Twitter

Zoe Katz, Director of Entertainment Philanthropy, WCPG

Marc Berkman, Executive Director, Organization for Social Media Safety

Nancy Yoon, Founder of Asians in LA/CEO, Yooniq Media, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Track I: Finance - Film-TV - Innovation - Haas, Room. 172 & 173: Webcast

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

Scott Brown, VP of Ventures & Outreach, CableLabs/UpRamp

Seth Shapiro, CEO, AlphaNetworks

Gregory Bedrosian, Managing Partner & CEO, Drake Star Partners

Megan Jones, Attorney, Withers Bergman LLP

Larry Gerbrandt, principal, Media Valuation Partners, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Track II: Ahmanson Hall

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

Shaine Griffin, Associate Commercials Strategist, SAG-AFTRA

Bruna Nessif, Influencer and Author, “Let That Shit Go: A Journey to Forgiveness, Healing & Understanding Love” & founder, “The Problem With Dating"

Gregg Martin, Actor/Content Creator

Chris Denson, Host, Innovation Crush podcast (over 750,000 subscribers)

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

YiZhou, Influencer, Actor, Director & Founder Global Intuition

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Noon – 1:00 PM

Session I: 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

Darrell Miller, Chair, Entertainment Department, Fox Rothschild LLP

Brian Beckmann, CFO, Arclight Films

Jeanette B. Milio, Producer / Executive Producer, Alliance Cinema

Stephen P. Jarchow, Chairman, Here Media

Dominque Telson, SVP of Development and Production, Astute Films LLC

Justin Hochberg, CEO, Just Entertainment

Melisse Lewis, Entertainment Attorney, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

12:15 - 1:00 PM, Dr. Jackie: The Innovation Forum

Session I: Herscher Hall, Guerin B, Webcast Live

Inspiration Workshop – Freedom to Write – Let’s Get Going - Educators Meet Hollywood Professionals

Stephen Galloway, Executive Editor, The Hollywood Reporter

Michelle Franke, Executive Director, PEN America Los Angeles

Rhona Cleary, Director of Program Development, WRiTE BRAiN

Michael Son, Editor-in-Chief, Tapas

Natacha Rousseau, Founder, Diplomatiq.io, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Track II: Haas Conference Center, Room 171

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

Christian Volk, Director eFootball & Gaming, Digital Transformation & Innovation Division, FIFA

Gayle Dickie, Founder & CEO, Gamer World News Entertainment

J.R. McCabe, Chief Digital Officer of Poker Central, PokerGO and ESP Gaming

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM, Dr. Jackie: The Innovation Forum

Session I: Herscher Hall, Guerin B, Webcast Live

Women in Investment, Education, Technology & Entertainment: Investing in Women – Investing in the Future

Beth Kearns, Venture Partner, Touchdown Ventures

Sonja Delafosse, Senior Manager, Educator Programs, Microsoft

Barbara Bickham, CTO, Managing Director, Women’s Innovation Fund

Nam McGrail, Vice President of Partnership Activation, LA Kings (NHL)

Valeria Velazquez-Duenas, Senior Manager, SEE-LA - Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles

Hanna Bolte, Chair, Entertainment & Sports section, PRSA and, CEO, Bolte Media, Moderator

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Session II: Herscher Hall, Guerin C

Music, Film, the Arts and Sports! Creativity and Wellness as the Foundation of Education

Frank Guttler, Program Director, Mobile Film Classroom

Sergio Cuculiza, Executive Director and co-founder of Beautify Earth; Founder of Beautify Education

Johnathan Franklin, Manager of Community Affairs and Engagement, Los Angeles Rams

Nadine Levitt, CEO and founder, WURRLYedu

Shannon McLemore, Actor, Writer, Producer, and Educator

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

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

Jenny Weiner, VP of Brand Partnerships, Fullscreen

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

Chad Nelson, Chief Creative Director, TopGolf Media

Tina Walsh, VP, Content Strategy, Tongal

Glenn Ginsburg, SVP of Global Partnerships, QYOU Media

Jonathan Skogmo, CEO, Jukin Media

Greg Kampanis, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Digital, Omnia Media, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

1:30 PM - 2:20 PM

Track I: Food - Wellness - Innovation - Ahmanson Hall

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

Jeff Witzeman, writer/producer/director, “Cancer Can Be Killed”

Meredith Cochran, coo-founder and CEO, The Osso Good Co.

Julie Ward, Plant–Based Nutritionist, Fresh Food Alchemy

Ryan Rondeno, Legendary Master Chef and Sustainable Cuisine Advocate

Lindsay Kinder, Founder, FOOD LA LA

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

Marc Guggenheim, Writer/Producer, “Arrow”, “DE Legends of Tomorrow”, “Supergirl’, “Troll Hunters”, “Carnival Row”

Adam Kolbrenner, Manager, Producer and Founder, Lit Entertainment Group (“Prisoners”, “Deadfall”, “Atlantic Wall”, “Free Guy”, “The Christmas Chronicles”, “Ghost Draft”

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

Tim Zajaros, Producer and Co-Founder, Armory Films, Producer, "The Peanut Butter Falcon" & "Arctic"

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

 

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM, Dr. Jackie: The Innovation Forum

Session I: Herscher Hall, Guerin B, Webcast Live

Innovation, Partnerships & Investment in Education - STEM/STEAM Programs on the Leading Edge

Todd Johnson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce

Tim Greenleaf, President & Chairman of the Board, BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

Chris Baccus, M.Ed, Co- Founder Limitless Stem Initiative

Warren Holden, Chief Executive Officer, Clesports Academy

Derek Steele, Asst. Director of Operations & Finance, Social Justice Learning Institute

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Track I: Herscher Hall, Guerin C, Webcast Live

Women on the Creative Edge: From Film & TV to Innovative Lifestyle & Technology: Experiences in a Changing Landscape

Terry Hurlbutt, Vice President and Executive Editor, ABC News Digital

Tanna Frederick, Producer, Director, Actress, and Activist

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

Patrika Darbo, 2016 Primetime Emmy winning actress, TV Academy Governor

Shelley Andagan, Director, Game Studio Relations & Executive Producer, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

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

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

Melanie Capacia Johnson, co-founder & Managing Partner, Tiny Horse

Elizabeth Blake-Thomas, Director/Writer

Michael Feifer, Producer-Director-Writer

Doug Shinsato, CEO, Heyou Media

Tobias Queisser, co-founder & CEO, Cinelytic

Karen M. Robson, Partner, Pryor Cashman, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Dr. Jackie: The Innovation Forum, Guerin B

Movies, TV, Technology & Music that Matter: Meet the Educators – A Creativity Exchange

Moderator, Armine Kourouyan, MPH Senior Project Manager, Hollywood, Health & Society, USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center

Shish Aikat, co-founder and Head of Global Learning, John Hughes Institute & Head of Global Learning, Tau Films

Eva Bitar, Motion Picture and Television Manager, City of Los Angeles

Akira Nakano, Founder and President, Los Angeles Inception Orchestra

Scilla Andreen, CEO & Co-Founder IndieFlix Group 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 - Content - Celebrity - Strategies with Media/Entertainment/Technology Partners

Beckley Mason, Executive Director Brand Partnerships, Bleacher Report

Autumn Nazarian, Senior Vice President Content+ // Sponsorship & Partnerships, Mindshare

Nam McGrail, Vice President of Partnership Activation, LA Kings (NHL)

Henry Watson, Vice President, Distribution and Partnership Marketing, Pac-12 Networks

Sharad Devarajan, co-creator, with Cristiano Ronaldo, Striker Force 7 - Animated Series

Armando Yee Jr., Producer/Director, FOX Sports

Moderator, Mark Kapczynski, President, Storymill

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

Colby Smith, Senior Vice President and General Manager, ABC News Digital and Live Streaming, Disney DTCI

Stuart McLean, founder and president, Content & Co.

Larry Namer, President/CEO, Metan Global Entertainment Group

Daniel Cohan, Agent, ICM Partners

Peter T. Cohen, SVP Programming Strategy & Content Development, Anthem Sports & Entertainment

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Session I: Herscher Hall, Room 303-304

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

Dr. Coco Cabrel, MD, Reiki Master, Founder, L!festorm Calms

Sophia Cavalli, President, Intuitive Mind Strategies

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

Anne Stockwell, MFA. Author, Coach, Cancer Veteran and Founder, Well Again

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

 

Wednesday, November 13th

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM, Breakfast Roundtable: Herscher - Guerin B, Webcast

Women Leadership in Cannabis: Medical - Science - Leisure - Technology

Host: Simone Cimiluca-Radzins, co-founder, Kadin's List

Lori Ajax, Chief of Bureau of Cannabis Control, State of California

Sara Lasner, Director of Community Affairs, Eaze

Whitney Beatty, Founder/Chief Executive Officer, Apothecarry Brands, Inc.

Jazmín Aguiar, President, The Working Group

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

Jen Rudolph, founder, The Actor’s Greenroom

Brian Herskowitz, CCO, Horror Equity Fund

Nicholas Tana, CEO, Smart Media

Keith Newman, Mentor/Advisor, Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center

Sydney Armani, President and CEO, Fintech World Group

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 172-173

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

Dr. Pamela Rutledge, Director of the Media Psychology Research Center, Fielding Graduate University

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

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

Track I: Influencer - Advertising - Herscher Hall, Guerin C, Live Webcast

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

Hannah E. Taylor, Partner, Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations Group, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC

Vanessa Flaherty, partner and SVP, DBA

Kirstin Benson, VP of Global Entertainment, Getty Images

Amber Raspberry Mayo, founder, WYD

Jenn Fink, Director Digital & Social Strategy, GLOW

Andrew Solmssen, President, California, Wunderman Thompson, Moderator

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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

Mike Gabrawy, Chief Creative Officer, Arclight Films

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

Jonathan Schwartz, CCO, New Dimension

Kevin Kasha, Co Founder, Three Bridges Entertainment, former, Head of Acquisition, Starz and New Line Cinema

Michael Rosenberg, Untitled Entertainment

John Kim, President, Deep C Digital

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

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Track III: Haas Conference Center, Room 171

Living the Life: Entrepreneurs, Lifestyle Innovators and Disrupters

Kelly Bayett, Co-Founder & Creative Director, Barking Owl

Jiffy Iuen, co-founder and CEO, Frank Collective

Michelle Wong, President, Dailey LA

Stefanie Nissen, founder, TRVL Porter

William Rassman, CFP®, Founder, Wealth Thought Out

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

Joleen Hughes, Founder & Principal, Hughes Media Law Group, Moderator

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11:15 AM -12:15 PM

Session I: Haas 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

Bennett Pozil, Executive Vice President, East West Bank

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

Larry Namer, President/CEO, Metan Global Entertainment Group

Matt William Knowles, Actor and Producer

Gary Kho, Partner, XBG Consulting, Moderator

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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

Amanda Marzolf, Agent, Abrams Artists Agency

Ben Ganz, President, Vego Pictures

Marissa Meizz, (@MarissaMeizz)

Jessica Lee, (@the_jessica_lee)

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

 

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

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

Hollywood - The Disruption: The OTT Multiscreen Experience Goes Mainstream

Colby Smith, Senior Vice President and General Manager, ABC News Digital and Live Streaming, Disney DTCI

Chris Carey, Chief Revenue Officer and Managing Director for the Americas, IYUNO Media Group

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

Robert Rodriguez, CEO, Natcom

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

Jason Henderson, Director of Engagement, ActiveVideo, LLC.

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

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

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

Jourdan Guyton, co-creator/Diretor, “Two Grown”, A BET Digital Original

Mira Crisp, former, Creative Director, Ayzenberg Group

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

Gwen Miller, VP of Content Strategy, Kin Community

Giovannie Espiritu, Nominated, Best Supporting Actress, MethodFest, Board of Director, C.O.R.A. (Domestic Violence Agency)

Marlene Sharp, Director, Production, LEVEL-5 abby

Katharina Baron, Founder & Owner, House of Baron, Moderator

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

2:00 - 2:45 PM: Haas Conference Center, Room 171

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

Courtney Casgraux, co-Founder, GBY BEAUTY

Kendra Studdert, co-Founder, GBY BEAUTY

Ishmael Mayhew, founder, Savish

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

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2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Track I: Herscher Hall, Guerin C, Live Webcast

The Future of Brand Partnerships and Influencer Marketing

Jason Jercinovic, Vice President Technology, Northhighland

Anne-Marie O’Neill, COO, Whalerock Industries

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

Ron Bloom, CEO, Reach TV

Sybil Grieb, former, US Head of Influencer Strategy, Edelman

Corey Weiss, Head of Business Development, ipsy

Moderator - Mark Kapczynski, President, Storymill

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

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

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

Doug Shinsato, CEO, Heyou Media

Chris Borelli, Vice President, Brand Partnerships, IMGN Media

Glenn Bartlett, VP Creative, Creative Center | Sony Pictures Television

Elsa Ramo, Managing Partner, Ramo Law PC, Moderator

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

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

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

Nichelle S. Carr, Lead Producer, West City One Studios

Emilienne Gray, EVP of Original Content & Programming, Tiny Horse

Jaena Sta. Ana, Line Producer, DreamWorks Animation

Evan Shapiro, President, National Lampoon

Billy Sprout, Collegiate esports, Blizzard Entertainment

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