Special Events at the November Conference

I. The Podcasting Awards: Celebrating the Best in Content, Creativity and Technology - Thursday, November 14th

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Speaker Selection: To Submit a speaker, please email your speaker submission indicating panel(s) of interest along with bio of your speaker, backgrounder of your company

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The Skirball Center - See Photos of Skirball Center

I. The Influencer Awards - Voices and Vision of an Industry

II. Immersive Influencers - Awards Categories

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Digital Hollywood Fall, November 12-14, 2019

Skirball Center, 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles

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The 2019 Podcasting Forum & Podcasting Awards

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Just Added - Wednesday, November 13th

The PRSA Intersections Conference - Click Here

Tracks and Themes

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

II. The Podcasting Forum: Content - Distribution - Advertising

III. The Podcasting Awards - The Nominating Celebration

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

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

VI. The PRSA Intersections Conference - Wednesday, November 13th

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

VIII. Advertising Hollywood: Brand and Influencer Marketing

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

X. Dr. Jackie! STEM + STEAM + Hollywood + Sports + Community = The Innovation Forum and Awards!

XI. California Cannabis Forum - Medical - Wellness - Science

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

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

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

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

The Complete Three Day Agenda

The Strategic Sessions - Let's Get Started!

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

10:00 AM - 10:55 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

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

Kyle Britt, Director of Strategy, Tiny Horse

Sam Leigh, Media Strategist, inArtists (iA)

Spencer McClung, Principal, Advisory Firm Three

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

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

AR to XR -  The Explosive Impact of XR to Retail, Entertainment, Sports, and Marketing – Use Cases and More

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

Olivier Koelemij, Managing Director, MediaMonks L.A.

Nigel Tierney, Head of Content, Verizon/RYOT

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

Moderator - Bill Newell, CEO SparX Works Inc.

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM, Dr. Jackie: The Innovation Forum

Session I: Herscher Hall, Guerin B, Webcast Live

The “We Teachers Program”: Supporting Teachers – Empowering Students

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

Sonja Delafosse, Senior Manager, Educator Programs, Microsoft

Sarah Zurbuchen, National Market Director, WE Schools

Moderator, Adam Parker Goldberg, Flipgrid Creative Strategic Engagement, Flipgrid, Microsoft

Additional Speakers to be announced

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11:05 - 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

Mauricio Rios, Head of Programming and Acquisitions, El Rey Network

Tyler Winton, Vice President, Business Development, TIVO

Fern Feistel, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Content Operations, XUMO

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

Peter Nordahl-Hansen, Senior Manager, Global Distribution, Studio71, A Red Arrow Studios Company

Michael Thornton, CEO, Orby TV

Jeffrey Thompson, Senior Director, Digital Enterprise, Luxoft, a DXC Technology Company, Moderator

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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

Shane Redsar, Director, Content and Strategy, Tiny Horse

Marc Berkman, Executive Director, Organization for Social Media Safety

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

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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

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

YiZhou, Influencer, Actor, Director & Founder Global Intuition

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

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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

Adrian Alperovich, Chief Operating Officer, MWM Studios , Moderator

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Session II: 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

Megan Lubaszka, Regional Creative Media Leader, Gensler

Christine Lawton, Partner, NOLAN HEIMANN LLP

Barry Sandrew, Executive Producer, AR Studios a Division of NexTech AR Solutions and Founder, Legend3D

Moderator, Nancy King, Brand Strategist, NewView Marketing

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Track III: Food and Wellness, Innovation - Herscher Hall, Guerin C

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

Andrew Blume, co-founder, inHouse Produce, Inc.

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

Elizabeth Bowman, Director, Farmers’ Market Operations, SEE-LA - Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles

Mark Anderson, CEO, Farmer Mark

Sabrina Williams, CEO, SEED

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

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

Meredith Scott Lynn, President & CEO, WRiTE BRAiN

Michael Son, Editor-in-Chief, Tapas

Winston Perez, founder, Concept Modeling, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

Creative Data: How Hollywood Uses Data to Make Creative Decisions for Movies, Television and Streaming

Tania Yuki, CEO, Shareablee

Derek Forbes, Founder & CEO, Stardust

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

Talin Koutnouyan, Director, Research & Analytics, Influential

Brooke Hennon. Senior Director Customer Success, CreatorIQ

Marc Karzen, CEO, RelishMIX, Moderator

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Track II: Haas Conference Center, Room 171

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

Gayle Dickie, Founder & CEO, Gamer World News Entertainment

Christian Bishop, WSOE Commissioner and VP of Business Development, Estars Studios

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

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, Senior 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

Meia Johnson, Senior Program Associate, LA County Department of Arts and Culture

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

Tina Walsh, VP, Content Strategy, Tongal

Glenn Ginsburg, SVP of Global Partnerships, QYOU Media

Mike Skogmo, SVP, Head of Marketing & Communications, 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

Lidia Porto, co-star, GET SHORTY

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

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

Lauren Appelbaum, Vice President, Communications, RespectAbility

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

Tanna Frederick, Producer, Director, Actress, and Activist, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

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

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

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

 

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Track II: Food, Fitness, Sports and Wellness, Ahmanson Hall

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

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

Elina Fuhrman, founder, CEO + Chef, Soupelina

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

Alex Canter, CEO, Ordermark

Clayton Wood, CEO, Picnic

Perrin Davidson, Publisher, LAeats, 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

Tantoo Cardinal, Award-Winning Métis/First Nations Actress

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, Senior Vice President of Partnership Activation, LA Kings (NHL)

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

Armando Yee Jr., Producer/Director, FOX Sports

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

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

 

4:10 PM - 5:00 PM, Dr. Jackie: The Innovation Forum

Session I: Herscher Hall, Guerin B, Webcast Live

The Why Not Challenge: A National Literacy Innovation Program – Failure is Not an Option!

Genethia Hudley-Hayes, Education and Social Services Deputy, LA County Supervisor

Daeus Brown, MBA, District Manager, Retail and Pharmacy, Operation, Los Angeles Hollywood, Walgreen Co.

Dee Dee Small-Hayes, Executive Board Member, and Scholastic Director, Snoop Youth Football League (Snoop Dogg)

Brian Chernow, Vice President, West Region, Scholastic Education

Duran Bowie, founder, im a movement not a monument

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

TJ Loftin, Motivational Speaker

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

5:00 PM - 5:45 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin B, Webcast Live

Dr. Jackie Community Service and Achievement Awards Presentation

 

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 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

Nick Galante, VP of Media and Growth, Direct Agents

Joy Tang, CEO and founder, Markable.ai

Damian Pelliccione, CEO & Co-Founder, Revry.TV

Scott Kramer, Digital Video Producer and Executive

John Francis, Director of Digital Strategy, Hawthorne

Moderator - David Leibowitz, Managing Partner, CH Potomac

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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

 

PRSA - The Intersections Conference

Interactive Neuro-technology demos (open all day)

1) Eye Tracking – Message response and preference

2) Galvanic Skin Response (wrist watch) -  Emotional arousal to message exposure

3) Facial Expression Analysis – Track emotional responses and reactions to messages and communication stimuli

 

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM, Ahmanson Hall

The Opening Keynote Session

The Secret Formula Behind High-Conversion Communication: Neuropsychological Engagement

Elizabeth Edwards, Founder, Volume PR

 

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

Caryn Wiley-Rapoport, SVP of Consumer Insight, Canvas Worldwide

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

Dean Waters, CEO, FLOWERTOWN

Alasdair Lennox, Executive Creative Director, FITCH

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

Karin Clarke, Owner, Mosaic Wellness

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

Marty Perlmutter, President, Multisensory Interactive Learning Institute (MILI), Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

PRSA - The Intersections Conference

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

Track I: Ahmanson Hall

A Larger Slice of the Pie: Using Neuro-Technology to Decode Human Behavior

Dr. Brendan Murray, Vice President, Client Services, iMotions A/S (formerly with Nielsen Consumer Neuroscience and Harvard University)

 

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

Julia Moonves, Vice President of Sales & Business Development, pocket.watch

Andrew Solmssen, President, California, Wunderman Thompson, 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

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

Yan Cui, Producer/Director

Gary Kho, Partner, XBG Consulting, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

Ariel Rubin, co-Founder, The Wild Optimists

Dan Rutstein, President, Laduma

Natascha French, Chief Marketing Officer, VNTANA

Cynthia Feemster, Creative Lead, Advanced Advertising Innovation Products, Viacom

Barry Sandrew, Executive Producer, AR Studios a Division of NexTech AR Solutions and Founder, Legend3D

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

Tim Blake, Founder and Producer, The Emerald Cup

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

Cameron Keluche, President and CEO, KelSie Biotech

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

John H. Powers, PhD, MBA., CEO and President, RXRemedies

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

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)

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

PRSA - The Intersections Conference

Noon – 1:00 PM

Track I: Ahmanson Hall

Technology Panel Topic: AI & Machine Learning in Communication - Steroids or Replacements for Human Brains?

Natasha Kennedy, TRUE Global Intelligence, FleishmanHillard

Lucas Doub, Enterprise Agency Director, Signal AI

Todd Grossman, CEO Americas, Talkwalker

Dr. Brendan Murray, Vice President, Client Services, iMotions A/S

Moderator, Elizabeth Edwards, Volume PR

 

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

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

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

Jourdan Guyton, Co-Creator, “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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The California Cannabis Forum: Medical - Wellness - Lifestyle

12:30 - 2:00 PM, Herscher, Guerin B, The Cannabis Luncheon, Webcast

Cannabis Injustice and Social Equity: From Schedule I to Addressing the Human Cost of Prohibition and Criminalization

Senator Steven Bradford, California State Senate

Steve DeAngelo, Chairman Emeritus, Harborside

Courtney Eder, President, Shelf Life Distributing

Al Harrington, Founder, Viola Inc., former NBA Star

Katrina Rosseini, founder, BlunTv

David Welch, Attorney, D|R Welch, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The Influencer/Branding Two-Day Intensive

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

How To Diversify Influencer Revenues

Diego Vargas, CEO, GOAT Marketing (@diegovargas)

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

Megan Niquette, Creator Partnerships Coordinator, IPSY

Alex Hager, (@alexhager)

Lisa Valerie Morgan, Co-Creator/Producer of The Fash Life series (@lisavmorgan)

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

1:50 PM – 2:40 PM

Session I:  Haas Conference Center, Room 172-173

The Immersive Media Think Tank: AR-VR-MR - The Expanding Vision of an Industry
Christina Lee Storm, Vice President of Business Operations, Strategy, & Emerging Technology, Advanced Creative Technology, DreamWorks Animation

Laura Hertzfeld, XR Partnerships, Yahoo News/Verizon Media Group

Patrick Costello, Senior Director of Business Development, Qualcomm

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

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

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

Ted Schilowitz, Futurist in Residence, Paramount Pictures

Peter Csathy, Founder & Chairman, CREATV Media, Moderator

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

Austin Hare, (@austinxhare)

Donnoven Nguyen, (@donnoven)

Sara Mills, (@saraontheinternet)

Serena Laurel, (@serenalaurel)

Moderator - Alex Hager, Tinysponsor, (@alexhager)

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

PRSA - The Intersections Conference

2 PM – 3:00 PM

Track I: Ahmanson Hall

Communications Driving Culture: A look at three defining communications and activation campaigns in Entertainment, Sports and eSports from the execs who did it.

Tiffany Shinn, Amazon Prime Video(EMMYs 2019/The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)

Freddie Georges, Founder/CEO, FGPG (Fortnite live event)

Shakeemah Simmons-Winter, ESPN (Little League World Series, NBA, MLB)

Moderator: Michael Klastorin, ICG Publicist (“Office Space,” “Zombieland”), Author (Back the the Future: The Ultimate Visual History)

 

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

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 – The Effects of Banking, Federal, and Local Policies on the Industry

Jackie Rocco, Business Development Manager, West Hollywood City Council

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

Elizabeth Ashford, Senior Director, Corporate Communications, Eaze

Jack Jacobson, Advisor, Thompson Coburn

Bryan Bergman, Esq. | Partner. NOLAN HEIMANN LLP, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Track I: Herscher Hall, Guerin C, Live Webcast

The Future of Brand Partnerships and Influencer Marketing

Jen Garcia Allen, Head of Editorial & Programming, 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 - Erin Kapczynski, SVP Marketing, Kontrol Media

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

Leslie Grandy, Advisor, Heyou Media

Jim Jermanok, Award-Winning Writer, Director, Producer

Jason Brooks, Founding Partner, AltView Law Group, LLP

Elsa Ramo, Managing Partner, Ramo Law PC, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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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The Podcasting Awards Click Here

Celebrating the Best in Content and Creativity

Thursday, Nov. 14th, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

The Categories to be Honored with Mini-Roundtables

On-Stage Host:

Randy Thomas, Voice-Over Artist, Voice of the Oscars, Tonys. Kennedy Center Honors

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

Category Host: Norm Pattiz, Founder and Executive Chairman, PodcastOne

Elizabeth Baquet, Head of Production, PodcastOne

Dr. Drew Pinsky, Host of The Adam and Dr. Drew Show and Dr. Drew Show

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

Category Host: Ceslie Armstrong, CEO, NYTEX Productions LLC

Kim Coles, Actress, Comedienne, Author

Kara Mayer Robinson, Journalist, Host of "Really Famous" podcast

Lilian Garcia, host of "Chasing Glory"

III. Investigative Journalism, True Crime, Justice & The Bizarre

Host - Clint Schaff, Vice President of Strategy and Development, Los Angeles Times, (Dirty John producer)

"Dirty John", by Christopher Goffard

“Once Upon a Crime” Esther Ludlow, host

"The Undercovers" - Jeff Schmidt Productions, Narrated by Ed O’Neill

IV. Hollywood & Indie Drama, Literary Fiction, Comedy & the Arts

Host - John Asante, Managing Producer, Neon Hum Media

America 2.0, co-created by J.S. Mayank and David Carlyle

Something Scary, co-hosts Sapphire Sandalo and Markeia McCarty, Studio71, Gayle Gilman, CEO and co-founder, Ripple Entertainment

V. Comedy, Fun Loving Talk & the Insane

Host: Colin Anderson, Vice President, Comedy, Earwolf

Bikram Chatterji, Managing Director, Maximum Fun Inc., “My Brother, My Brother and Me”

Shane Powers of The Shane Show

Additional Nominees to be announced

Science + Wellness + Legislation + Investment + Lifestyle

Strategies in Content - Distribution - Advertising

The Digital Hollywood Experience

2:50 PM – 3:30 PM - Haas Conference Center, Room 172-173

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

Boo Wong, Global Director of Emerging Technology, The Mill

Christina Heller, CEO, Metastage

Ed Lantz, President & CTO, VORTEX Immersion Media, Inc.

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

Dan Ferguson, Co-Founder, EVP Digital, Groove Jones

Piotr Uzarowicz, Head of Partnerships, Arcturus

Steven Masur, Senior Partner, MGA, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The California Cannabis Forum: Medical - Wellness - Lifestyle

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

Craft Cannabis - Family Farms - The Art and Science of the Cannabis Experience

Justin Calvino, co-founder, Emerald Exchange

Michael Katz, co-founder, Emerald Exchange

Richard Tran, Director of Retail Operations, Growth Network Holdings

Tim Blake, Founder and Producer, The Emerald Cup

Shawn Gold, CEO, Pilgrim Soul, 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, Creator Coach / JZ Management (@CreatorCoach)

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

Sarah Gim, (@thedelicious)

Tinger Hseih, (@dashofting)

Moderator - Rita Vinnik, Digital Strategist, CreatorIQ

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

PRSA - The Intersections Conference

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM General Session

Track I: Ahmanson Hall

Who Owns Content: A Look at Media, Feeds and Platforms and the Journalists, Personalities and PR Execs Feeding Them ”

Brian Lowry, Senior Writer, CNN

Angel Rodriguez, Assistant Managing Editor, Los Angeles Times

Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times (Staff Writer - Baseball and Sports Business, California Sports Writer of the Year honoree)

David Bloom, Forbes/TubeFilter/TV Rev

Ann Donahue, IndieWire (Executive Editor, TV)

Amanda Samaan, Revolver PR, moderator

 

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

Sandra Lord, Founder/CEO, Creative Career Strategies | Women Helping Women in Entertainment | Lord Entertainment Group

Marilyn Anderson, Award-Winning Film & TV Writer, Author and Playwright

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

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 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

Erin Gore, Founder, Garden Society

Madison Margolin, cofounder, DoubleBlind - Freelance Writer, Rolling Stone & Vice Media

Courtney Dorne, President, Vertical Brands

Elisabeth Baron, Chief Marketing Officer, Stiiizy

Nicole Fox, RD & MPH, founder & CEO, Aeon Botanika

Brooke Burgstahler, Actress, Comedian, On-Camera Host and Producer from Everywhere, U.S.A., 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)

Kelianne Stankus, (TT: @keliannestankus)

Marina Leigh, (TT: @marinaleigh)

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

 

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

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

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

Helen Sartory, Head of Growth, The Rattle

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, FITE

Alia J. Daniels, Esq., Co-Founder | COO, Revry

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

Charles Dalaklis, President & CEO, Dalaklis Media Enterprises

David B. Williams, GM/SVP of Channels for pocket.watch

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The Influencer/Branding Two-Day Intensive

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM - 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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

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

Piracy, Privacy, PII, IP: Why it is Important to You

Rob Holmes, Founder & CEO, IPCybercrime
Daniel Rozansky, Partner, Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP

Stan Stahl, Ph.D., President, SecureTheVillage and President, Citadel Information Group

M.F. (MicheLe) Fogel, Founder and CEO, Your Moral Compass Counts, LLC, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Day-Long Event - The Podcasting Forum

11:15 AM - 12 Noon

Session I: Herscher Hall, Guerin B, Webcast Live

Podcast Leadership: The Industry Visionaries

Norm Pattiz, Founder and Executive Chairman, 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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Immersive Hollywood: VR – AR - MR

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

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

Nicole Meighan, Qualitative Analyst, Magid

Demetrio Cuzzocrea, Partner + CIO, Hourglass Technologies

Michael McGar, President, QuantumERA

Taylor Patchen, Account Manager, Trigger Global, The Mixed Reality Agency®

James Giglio, CEO and Founder, MVP Interactive

Cynthia Lieberman, Marketing and Media Strategist, LieberComm, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The California Cannabis Forum: Medical - Wellness - Lifestyle

11:30 AM - 12:30 - Herscher Hall - Guerin C

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

Kim Barker, VP of Sales and Marketing, CannaKids

Robert Schubring, Co-Founder, Give Pain a Voice

Dr. Robb Flannery, CEO, Dr. Robb Farms

Dr. Paula Shore, Medical Cannabis/Family Medicine Specialist

Keith Spears, Managing Partner, Skytree Capital Partners

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

STEM, Space Industries and Hollywood

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM, Ahmanson Hall
Our Space Future: A Five-Year Moon and Mars Strategy and the K-12 Space Education Adventure

Z. Nagin Cox, Tactical Mission Lead : Curiosity Rover Flight Team, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Ben Dickow, President and Executive Director, Columbia Memorial Space Center

Rod Pyle, Author, Journalist, and Editor-In-Chief, Ad Astra magazine, National Space Society

Marty Perlmutter, President, Multisensory Interactive Learning Institute (MILI), 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

Tema L Staig, Executive Director, Women In Media

De Ivett, CEO, Founder, 5D Spectrum

Irina Shames, Chief Revenue Officer, Obsesh

Katheryne KTEE Thomas, Filmmaker and CEO, In Ohm Entertainment

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 Keynote

Mike Prasad, CEO of Tinysponsor will talk about the current state of the Industry.

Keynote Presenter - Mike Prasad, CEO, Tinysponsor (@mikeprasad)

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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
Kristen Muller, Chief Content Officer, Southern California Public Radio

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The California Cannabis Forum: Medical - Wellness - Lifestyle

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

Two Issues in Discussion

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

II. Cannabis Advocacy and Social Equity

 

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

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

Timothy E. Burke, Co-Founder | CCO || RUON AI™

Stuart Bullard, CEO, Airthereum

RB Botto, Founder & CEO, Stage32

Jim Sellers, Co-Founder & CEO, Buttrfly

Euan Macdonald, CEO & co-founder, Dreamview Studios

Jason Hicks, Chief Security Officer, Kudelski

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

STEM, Space Industries and Hollywood

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Sesson I: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast

Space Educators: From Space Scientists to Creative Visionaries

Marc Zicree, TV, Writer/Producer, Star Trek – The Next Generation, Sliders, Babylon 5, Deep Space Nine

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

Z. Nagin Cox, Tactical Mission Lead : Curiosity Rover Flight Team, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Rod Pyle, Author, Journalist, and Editor-In-Chief, Ad Astra magazine, National Space Society

Marty Perlmutter, President, Multisensory Interactive Learning Institute (MILI), Moderator

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

Mike Prasad, CEO, Tinysponsor (@mikeprasad)

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

Samantha Gorman, Co-Founder and Director, Tender Claws

Mark Rickard, Founder, Executive Producer, Virtuality

David Gull, CEO, Outer Realm

Rene Amador, Chief Executive Officer, ARwall

David Brady, Chief Executive Officer, Cream Productions

David Birnbaum, Design Director, Immersion Corporation, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

Session II: Herscher Hall, 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

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)

Anais Ganouna, Brand & Marketing Strategist (@anaisganouna)

Cheyenne Brink, Talent Manager, Gleam Futures

Laura Elise Barrett, (@thelaurabarrett)

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The California Cannabis Forum: Medical - Wellness - Lifestyle

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

Medicine or Poison: How Well Do You Know Your Cannabis?

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

Tanner Budde, co-founder and former General Manager, Good Weed

Dr. Robb Flannery, CEO, Dr. Robb Farms

Dr. Paula B. Shore, D.O.

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

Crossing the Digital Divide: Using Digital Tools to Be Relevant in Hollywood

Host - Angela Wilson Gyetvan, Head of Community, Influence.co

Panel 1:  The Digital Natives - 2:15 - 3 pm

Meredith Riley Stewart, Actor, Flip the Script

Cassidy Gyetvan, Actor, Principal in Rebel Casting

Nic Mora, TV host, influencer

Brandi Marie King, Actor, influencer

Panel 2:  Experienced Explorers - 3:15 - 4pm

Tessa Bell, Producer and Filmmaker

Frankie Frankeny, Partner, LabraDoxie Studios

Lori Schwartz, Technology Catalyst

Taryn O'Neill, Actor,Writer, Co-founder, Scirens

Panel 3:  The Innovators - 4:15 - 5 pm

Ayelette Robinson, Founder, ActorsGuru

Drew Doyon, Founder, UpCast

Kym Jackson, Founder, Secret Actors Society

 

STEM, Space Industries and Hollywood

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Sesson I: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast

Space Innovators: VR/AR/XR - Experiments in Technology & Design

Rob Ray, Senior Designer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

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

Susan Ip-Jewell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mars Academy USA

David Birnbaum, Design Director, Immersion Corporation, Moderator

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

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

Doug Shinsato, CEO, Heyou Media

Steven Masur, Senior Partner, MGA

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

Bastiaan den Braber, President / COO, SAMO

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

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

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

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

Keram Malicki-Sanchez, Executive Director/Founder, VRTO

Eduardo Yeh, Co-Founder, CEO, Selvz

Brian Weiner, Founder and CEO, The Illusion Factory

Robert Watts, Managing Partner, Light Sail VR

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

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

Danilo Moura Silva, CEO, SIMULATED REALITY LLC, Moderator

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The Influencer/Branding Two-Day Intensive

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

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

Amber Howard, Esports & Gaming Agent, Abrams Artists Agency

Brian Foster, Sr. Director of Creators, Mobcrush

Mari Takahashi, (@atomicmari)

Moderator - Chris Saint, (@saintpiercing)

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The California Cannabis Forum: Medical - Wellness - Lifestyle

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM - Herscher Hall - Guerin C

Cannabis Compatibility for the Individual Consumer

One-on-One Dicussion

Len May, Co-Founder/CEO, Endocanna Health

Brooke Burgstahler, Actress, Comedian, On-Camera Host and Producer from Everywhere, U.S.A.

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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, "The Dream", CEO, 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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3:15 - 4:30 PM, Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast

The XPrize/Space Medicine/Disaster Medical Challenge: The Collaboration of Space - Science, Disaster Relief and the Medical Community

Dr Susan Ip-Jewell MD ( Moderator/Speaker) - Mars Academy USA, AvatarMEDIC / Space Surgery Institute

John Hanacek MA, CEO, AvatarMEDIC / AvatarRESCUE / SAR 5G / EMPATHealth

Dr Maria Harney MD, CEO, Symbiotic / Mars Academy USA

Helena McGill, BFA, CEO, Noctvrnal / SAR5G / HighAR Ground

Amna Wozniewicz, BFA , COO, AvatarMEDIC / Noctvrnal / SAR 5G

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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

Tai Greene, founder and chairman, MCMG

Ben Ganz, President, Vego Pictures

Jeffrey Stansfield, President and CEO, Advantage Video Systems

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

Lauren Cole, President, Cole Media, Moderator

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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

Eve Weston, CEO & Creator of Realities, EXELAUNO

Julia Zuzanna Sokolowska, co-founder, Hazard VR

BJ Schwartz, co-founder, Vanishing Point Media

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

How to Maximize Your YouTube Revenues: A Tutorial

Matt Gielen, President, Little Monster Media Co.,

Zack James, Yo Mama Channel (~5M subscribers)

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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Session I: Herscher Hall, Guerin C, 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

Colin Anderson, Vice President, Comedy, Earwolf

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

Gayle Gilman, CEO and co-founder of Ripple Entertainment

Stephen Perlstein, Director, Podcasts, Studio71, Moderator

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

End-of-Day Reception – Herscher Hall, Guerin B

 

5:30 PM - 7:00 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

On-Stage Host:

Randy Thomas, Voice-Over Artist, Voice of the Oscars, Tonys. Kennedy Center Honors

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

Category Host: Norm Pattiz, Founder and Executive Chairman, PodcastOne

Elizabeth Baquet, Head of Production, PodcastOne

Dr. Drew Pinsky, Host of The Adam and Dr. Drew Show and Dr. Drew Show

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

Category Host: Ceslie Armstrong, CEO, NYTEX Productions LLC

Kim Coles, Actress, Comedienne, Author

Kara Mayer Robinson, Journalist, Host of "Really Famous" podcast

Lilian Garcia, host of "Chasing Glory"

III. Investigative Journalism, True Crime, Justice & The Bizarre

Host - Clint Schaff, Vice President of Strategy and Development, Los Angeles Times, (Dirty John producer)

"Dirty John", by Christopher Goffard

“Once Upon a Crime” Esther Ludlow, host

"The Undercovers" - Jeff Schmidt Productions, Narrated by Ed O’Neill

IV. Hollywood & Indie Drama, Literary Fiction, Comedy & the Arts

Host - John Asante, Managing Producer, Neon Hum Media

America 2.0, co-created by J.S. Mayank and David Carlyle

Something Scary, co-hosts Sapphire Sandalo and Markeia McCarty, Studio71

V. Comedy, Fun Loving Talk & the Insane

Host: Colin Anderson, Vice President, Comedy, Earwolf

Bikram Chatterji, Managing Director, Maximum Fun Inc., “My Brother, My Brother and Me”

Shane Powers of The Shane Show

Additional Nominees to be announced

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The PRSA InterSections Conference

(Public Relations Society of America)

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019