Special Events at Digital Hollywood

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Influencer & Brand - AR/VR/MR - Social Media - Beauty

Internet TV - Packaging & Financing - Cannabis + Wellness

 

Complete Conference Agenda - Click Here

Tracks and Themes

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

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

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

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

V. The Influencers - The Two Day Intensive & Luncheon

VI. Advertising Hollywood: Brand and Influencer Marketing

VII. California Cannabis Forum - Medical - Wellness - Science

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

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

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

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

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

XIII. The University Project: Film - TV - Technology

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2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Track I: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast

The Future of Brand Partnerships and Influencer Marketing

Kendra Bracken-Ferguson, Founder, BrainTrust

Sybil Grieb, US Head of Influencer Strategy, Edelman

Lisa Bilgrei, Head of Branded Content, Google/YouTube

Twitter, speaker to be announced

Kyle Cushman, VP of Strategy, Fullscreen

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

Moderator - Mark Kapczynski, President, Storymill

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Track II: Haas Conference Center, Room 171

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

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

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

Chris Borelli, Vice President, Brand Partnerships, IMGN Media

Marlina Fletcher, Managing Director, Stink Studios

Mike Esola, CEO & co-founder, Fiction Riot

Elsa Ramo, founder, Ramo Law PC, Moderator

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2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

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

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

Neilda Pacquing, Founder & CEO, Mindglow

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

Bill Thompson, Executive Director, Young Storytellers

Maikiko James, Director of Programs, Women in Film

Rebecca Wray, Executive Producer, Durable Goods

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

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2:45 PM – 3:30 PM - Immersive Hollywood: VR – AR - MR

Session I: Haas Conference Center, Room 172 - 173

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

Christina Heller, CEO, Metastage

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

Shelley Andagan,  Senior Creative Tech Producer, Activision

Aurelien Simon, Executive Producer of Emerging Technology, The Mill

Jesse Ignjatovic, co-founder, Den of Thieves

Kate McCallum, Producer, MESMERICA, Vortex Immersion Media

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

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3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Session I: Herscher Hall, Guerin C, Webcast

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

Michael Bumgarner, CEO, Cannuka

Yanni Hufnagel, CEO, Perfect Lemon

Kane Sarhan, CEO, The Well

Ashley Lewis, CEO, Fleur Marche

Billy Hawkins, CEO, Arsenic

Corey Weiss, Head of Business Development, ipsy, Moderator

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

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

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

Julie Raque, Vice President of Marketing, Cannabistry Labs

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

Boone Cutler, Author, Columnist and Warfighter Rights leader

Steve Albarran, CEO & Co-Founder, Confident Cannabis

Keith Spears, Managing Partner, Skytree Capital Partners

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

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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

Mona Molayem, (@monacorona)

Sarah Gim, (@thedelicious)

Sondra Barker, (@cuisineandtravel)

Tinger Hseih, (@dashofting)

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

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3:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Track I: Haas Conference Center, Room 171

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

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

Raphael Leopold, Founder/Executive Producer, Rodeo Show

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

Alice Aoki, Actress, Founder & CEO, Aoki Entertainment

Brittani Kagan, Head of Talent, Portal A

Adam Boorstin, Chief Business Officer, Studio71

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

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Sponsored by Alliance for Women in Media SoCal

Track II: Haas Conference Center, Room 172-173

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

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

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

Amber Raspberry Mayo, founder, WYD

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

Marina Grasic, Co-Managing Partner, Oakhurst Entertainment

Jenelle Lindsay, Head of TV, Unanimous Media

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

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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

Celine Tricart, founder, Lucid Dreams Productions

Johannes Saam, Senior Creative Developer, Framestore

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

Matthias Wittmann, VR Supervisor, Method EXP

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

Cliff Spence, Head of Creative Technology, Whalerock Industries

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

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The California Cannabis Forum: Medical - Wellness - Lifestyle

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

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

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

Felicia Carbajal, Executive Director, The Social Impact Center

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

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

Amanda Chicago Lewis, Columnist, Rolling Stone

Dr. Sandra Carrillo, Medical Doctor and Medical Cannabis Expert

Ariel Clark, founder, Clark Neubert, LLP, Moderator

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The Influencer/Branding Two-Day Intensive

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

Short-Form Video: The explosive nature behind Tik Tok

Christine Barger, (@christinebarger)

Jack Jerry, (@jackjerry)

Kailey Maurer, (@kaileymaurer)

Kelianne Stankus, (@keliannestankus)

Marina Leigh, (@uniquelymarina)

Moderator - Alex Hager, Tinysponsor, (@alexhager)

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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

 

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

Sponsored by: Alliance for Women in Media SoCal

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

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

Kristena D. Hatcher, HR Executive Diversity and Inclusion CAA

Arlene Krantz, Author, World Women Foundation

Sahar Andrade, MBBch Diversity, Leadership Success Coach TEDtalk

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

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

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

Honored Guests - Exceptional Minds

Expert On-Hand - Jennifer Lenze/Lenze Lawyers

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Digital Hollywood, May 21-23, 2019

Skirball Center, 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles

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Wednesday, May 22nd

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

Neil Ishibashi, Director of Design Development, Fandango

Scott Kramer, Director of Digital, Olive Bridge Entertainment

George Leon, Chief Strategy Officer, Hawthorne

Darren Cross, COO, Unreel Entertainment

Nicholas Galante, VP of Media and Growth, Direct Agents

Damian Pelliccone, CEO, REVRY

Moderator - David Leibowitz, Managing Partner, CH Potomac

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

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

Richard Greenberg, Motion Picture Financier

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

Bastiaan den Braber, Venture Advisor, Lumo Labs

Keith Newman, Mentor/Advisor, Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center

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

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10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Session II: Haas Conference Center, Room 173

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

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

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

Vanessa Camones, Venture Principal, West Coast, TechWildcatters

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

Mary Poffenroth, STEM Faculty Lecturer, San Jose State University

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

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The California Cannabis Forum: Medical - Wellness - Lifestyle

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

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

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

Varuni Palacios, Head of Growth, Miss Grass

Andrea Drummer, Food Editor, CannabisMD

Aaron Ramirez, founder, Bodywork by Aaron

Dan Braunstein, founder, Grassfed

Dean Waters, CEO, FLOWERTOWN

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

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10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

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

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

Kirstin Benson, VP of Global Entertainment, Getty Images

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

Jason Jercinovic, Global Head of Marketing Innovation, Havas

Veronica Belmont, Podcaster and Product Manager for Adobe Spark

Hilary Williams, SVP of Talent, Digital Brand Architects

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

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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

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

John Kim, President, Deep C Digital

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

Meyer Shwarzstein, President, Brainstorm Media

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

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Track III: Haas Conference Center, Room 171

Living the Life: Entrepreneurs, Lifestyle Innovators and Disrupters

Cam Kashani, Godmother of Silicon Beach

Heidi-Marie Ferren, Award Winning Writer and Content Creator

Nechelle Vanias, Chief Solutions Officer, Six Degrees of Influence

Katharina Baron, Founder & Owner, House of Baron

Renee Rossi, founder and CEO, Relativity Ventures

Michelle Wong, Managing Partner, Dailey

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

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

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

Jesse J. Weiner, Of Counsel, Yingke Law Firm

Yan Cui, Producer/Director

Michael Berry, Professor of Contemporary Chinese Cultural Studies, UCLA

Bennett Pozil, Executive Vice President, East West Bank

Matt William Knowles, Actor and Producer

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

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

Session I: Herscher Hall - Guerin C, Live Webcast

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

Juliana Patel, Creator of Fun, The Wild Optimists

Dan Rutstein, President, Laduma

Natascha French, Chief Marketing Officer, VNTANA

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

Ted Cohen, Managing Partner, TAG Strategic llc, Moderator

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The California Cannabis Forum: Medical - Wellness - Lifestyle

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

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

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

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

Tim Blake, Founder and Producer, The Emerald Cup

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

Cameron Keluche, President and CEO, KelSie Biotech

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The Influencer/Branding Two-Day Intensive

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

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

Alex Diehl, (@therealalexdiehl)

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

Amanda Marzolf, Agent, Abrams Artists Agency

Marissa Meizz, (@MarissaMeizz)

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

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

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

Hollywood - The Disruption: The OTT Multiscreen Experience Goes Mainstream

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

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

Robert Rodriguez, CEO, Natcom

Erik Ramberg, VP Head of Global Business Development, MediaKind

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

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

Mira Crisp, Creative Director, Ayzenberg Group

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

Audrey Povar, Development Producer, WhoHaha

Anastasia Ashman, Cofounder & COO, 10 Block

Sarah Penna, co-founder, Frolic

Karinna Karsten, CEO, Love TV

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

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The California Cannabis Forum: Medical - Wellness - Lifestyle

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

Luncheon Co-Host

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

The Cannabis - Wellness Luncheon - Two VIP Guests

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

Jim Belushi, Actor and Cannabis Activist

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

The Influencer/Branding Two-Day Intensive

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

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

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

Mahzad Babayan, Director of Talent, Fullscreen

Diego Vargas, CEO, GOAT Marketing (@diegovargas)

Peggy Glenn, (@GrannyPottymouth)

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

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

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

Session I: Haas Conference Center, Room 172 & 173

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stephen Powers, COO, Wisdome Immersive Art Park

Moderator - Steven Masur, Senior Partner, MG+

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The Influencer/Branding Two-Day Intensive

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

Instagram: A Deep Dive

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

Donnoven Nguyen, (@donnoven)

Robert Palmer Watkins, (@robertpalmerwatkins)

Sara Mills, (@saraontheinternet)

Serena Laurel, (@serenalaurel)

Colby Jackson, (@outcastcity)

Moderator - Alex Hager, Tinysponsor, (@alexhager)

Speaker Bios and Session Information - Click Here

 

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

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

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

Courtney Casgraux, Founder, GBY BEAUTY

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

Rob Jacobs, co-founder and Chief UnSitter, UnSit

Ken Rosenblood, CEO and Founder, obVus Solutions

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

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The California Cannabis Forum: Medical - Wellness - Lifestyle

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

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

Jackie Rocco, Business Development Manager, West Hollywood City Council

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

Peter Gigante, Head of Policy Research, Eaze

Ariel Clark, founder, Clark Neubert, LLP

Derek Riedle, founder and Publisher, Civilized

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

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