The Digital Hollywood Experience


Next Live Event:

Digital Hollywood

Thursday, May 25th

Live Streaming in Four Rooms

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Thursday, May 25th - Guerin

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Session II: Guerin A Live Webcast

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

BJ Schwartz, Co-Founder, Vanishing Point Media

Seth Skolnik, COO, Live Planet

Andrew Goldstein, CEO and Co-Founder, Otherworld Interactive

Bastiaan den Braber, President / COO, SAMO

Alejandro Dinsmore, CEO, EEVO

Edward Button, Award Winning Director of Photography and Director

Ben Mendelson, co-founder and president, Interactive Television Alliance, Moderator


The Comedy Festival at Digital Hollywood, Presented by David Zucker and Circa Laughs

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin A

“Hollywood? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Hollywood” A New Birth of Comic Freedom


The Comedy Festival at Digital Hollywood, Presented by David Zucker and Circa Laughs

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin A

360 Degree Comedy - Can VR/AR make content funnier?


The Comedy Festival at Digital Hollywood, Presented by David Zucker and Circa Laughs

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin A

It’s a LIVE! Everybody’s getting into the LIVE Act


The Comedy Festival at Digital Hollywood, Presented by David Zucker and Circa Laughs

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin A

100 Year Comic Evolution: From Chaplin to Digital


The Comedy Festival at Digital Hollywood, Presented by David Zucker and Circa Laughs

5:15 PM - 7:15 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin A

Comedy Cocktail & LOLY Awards Party

The Best in Comedy – Performance – Screenings - Awards






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Thursday, May 25th

10:45 AM - Noon

Track I: Herscher Hall, 303-304

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

Kim L. Hurwitz, Chief Content Officer, FOTV Media Networks

Randa Minkarah, Chief Operating Officer, Transform

Chris Wagner, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder, NeuLion

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

Keith Valory, CEO, Plex

Robert Magdien, Chief Programming Officer, Pluto TV

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


12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

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

Ultimate TV: The OTT, Cross Platform, Multiscreen Experience - Navigated by Set-top, Mobile Device or Console

Thomas K. Arnold, publisher and editorial director, Home Media Magazine

Colin Zhao, VP Product Management & Market Development, NAGRA

Alex Drosin, President - North America, Massive Interactive

Sean Doherty, founder, Wurl TV

Dan Sweeney, VP, Sales & Marketing, Nevelex Corp.

Steve Harnsberger, EVP Business Development and OTT Market Specialist, ColorTV Inc.

Jonathan Hurd, Director, Altman Vilandrie & Company, Moderator


2:30 PM - 3:30 PM,

Session II: Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, 303-304, Live Webcast

VR/AR Production: Advances in Visualization & Experimentation in Cinematic - TV – Ads - Games

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

Brett Leonard, Virtual Reality Expert/Creator - ‎VIRTUOSITY VR (Director - The Lawnmower Man)

Edward Dawson-Taylor, co-founder, Edge Visual Studios (VFX, Jurassic World & Jungle Book)

Jacquie Barnbrook, Co-Founder/Executive Jester, VRiety Shows (The Martian VR Experience, Jungle Book, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales)

Woody Schultz, Actor, Producer, Writer and President/Partner of Winning Swimmer Productions

Joseph A. Zaki, Founder and CEO, VRTUALITY, VFX - (Pan, Ant-Man, Interstellar)

Thomas Polson, CEO, 3DPaint/FX


3:50 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Video Everywhere - Technologies & Platforms - From Over-the-Top TV to 360 Video and Virtual Reality

Blair Harrison, CEO, Frequency

Nathan McGowan, Vice President, Product, The Hollywood Reporter & Billboard

Thomas K. Arnold, publisher and editorial director, Home Media Magazine

Jonathan Anastas, CMO, TEN: The Enthusiast Network

Jeffrey Stansfield, President and CEO, Advantage Video Systems

Jeff Weber, CEO, ZoneTV

Fredrik Anderson, co-founder and SVP, Accedo

Lauren Cole, President, Cole Media, Moderator



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Thursday, May 25th
- Ahmanson Hall

Special Workshop

9:00 AM - 11:20 AM, Ahmanson Hall

Strategies in Start-up Business Development: Developing Concepts, Lean Start-up Techniques and Positioning Your Company to Succeed!

Brian Mac Mahon, Chief Community Officer, Expert DOJO

Speakers to be announced


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM – The VR - AR - Immersive Track

Session I: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast

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

Chuck Peil, Head of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships, Reel FX (VR for Lionsgate, JC Penny, AT&T, Samsung)

Christine Lee, VP and GM, Global Business Development, IMMERSV INC.

Nicholas Longano, Head of VR/AR, Kaleidoscope Interactive

Sara Poorsattar, Director of VR/Video, Vimeo

Jon Simon, Vice President, Integrated Marketing, Ayzenberg

Vince Cacace, Founder and CEO, Vertebrae

Todd Hooper, founder and CEO, VREAL

Cynthia Lieberman, Media & Marketing Strategist, Lieberman Communications, Moderator


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

Session I: Ahmanson Hall

The Future of Entertainment: VR Story Architects and Experience Designers

Celine Tricart, Stereoscopic 3D and Virtual Reality, founder, Lucid Dreams Productions, Moderator

Jenn Duong, Director of Virtual Reality 1215creative

Najeeb Khuda, founder & CEO Endless Media

Alex Pearce, VR Producer, Jaunt Studios

Dylan Roberts, war zone VR filmmaker, Freelance Society

Thomas Wallner, Founder / CEO, Deep, Inc.



The Digital Hollywood DigiFest

The Awards Celebration

6:15 PM – 8:00 PM, Ahmanson Hall

DiGiFest - Sponsored by Women in Film, NALIP, HollyShorts




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Thursday, May 25th

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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

Innovation in Video Advertising: Enhancing Brand Experience - Maximizing Revenue in Syndication, Ad Insertion and Live Streaming

Matt Leardini, Vice President, Search & Advertising, Synacor

Jason Bercovici, Director, Creative Strategy, Exponential

Matt Wilkinson, CSO, Mirriad

Zak Soreff, President, Sawyer Studios

Aimee Helfand, founder and CEO, FamiLeague

Tracey McCormack, Founder & President, McCormack Media Services, Moderator


10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Session I: Haas Conf. - Rm. 172 & 173

Financing the Imagination: Funding and Business Development in AR, VR and Immersion – From VCs to Kickstarter and Corporate Investments

Rob Vickery, Co-Founder, Stage Venture Partners

Ryan Wang, Co-founder and General Partner, Outpost Capital

Alexis Macklin, Analyst, Greenlight VR

Sonata Taman, CEO & Principal Advisor, Luminaire Advisors

Francis Yip, Advisory Board Chairperson and Vice President/CBDO, VaranIDEA LLC.

Allison Huynh, Founder and CEO, MyDream Interactive

Mai-Wah Cheung, Group CIO and CTO of Digital Business, Next Digital Limited

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


11:30 AM – 12:30 PM – The VR - AR - Immersive Track

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

Advertising, Live Events and Brands in VR-AR-360 Video – from Mobile & Immersive to Experiential

Lewis Smithingham, filmmaker & VR Supervisor and Editor, Doug Liman’s VR series Invisible

Mike Nichols, VP, Creative Technology, Fuel

Craig Dalton, cofounder and CEO, DODOcase

Joseph Itaya, Founder & CEO, Epicenter VR

Alex M. Calle, Chief Creative Officer, Chief Executive Officer, Entertainment Design Corporation

John Linden, President, Seismic Games

Malia Probst, VR/AR Producer & Connector, Director of Brand Strategy, VRScout, Moderator


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - The VR-AR Immersive Track

Presented by Laduma

Session II: Haas Conf., Room 172-173

VR, The Directors Cut: Part of “The New Normal”

Moderated by: Frank Radice, Expert in Residence, Definition6

Ben Smith, CEO, Laduma

Joel Douek, Co-Founder, ECCO VR, Chief Scientist, Man Made Music

Jesse Redniss, Chief Innovation Officer,  Turner Broadcasting

Tyson Sadler, Emmy Award Winning Director, Ryot

Dylan Southard, Creative Director, writer, VR Playhouse


2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Track I: Haas Conference, Room 172-173

Hybrid TV - Delivering the Ultimate TV Experience: Broadcast, Cable, Premium & OTT Content

Nash Parker, Director, IoT Ecosystem Development, Marketing & Corporate Affairs, Nokia

Nick Colsey, Business Development, Sony Electronics

Josette Bonte, Chief Strategy Officer, CTM: Institute for Communication Technology Management, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California

Erik Ramberg, Director of Product Management for TV & Media, Ericsson

Robin Wilson, ITV Technology Consultant

Mark Donnigan, Vice President, Marketing, Beamr, Moderator


4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

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

Daniel Kenyon, Founder/CEO, Furious M

Keram Malicki Sanchez, Executive Director, VRTO Virtual & Augmented Reality World Conference & Expo (Toronto), Director, FIVARS

Louis Cacciuttolo, CEO, VRrOOm

Marco Rosado, Creative Director, , ModeSelect

Jake Sally, Director of Development, Two Bit Circus VR

Ryan Moore, CEO,Experience 360°

Larry Rosenthal, President, Creative Director, CubeVR, Moderator