The Digital Hollywood Experience


Next Live Event:

Digital Hollywood

Tuesday, October 10th

Live Streaming in Four Rooms

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Tuesday, October 10 - Guerin A

12 Noon – 1:00 PM

Session II: Guerin A, in Herscher Hall, Live Webcast

The DealMaking Process: From Feature Film, Reality TV & Specials to Web Series and Indie Film Making

Justin Hochberg, CEO, Just Entertainment

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

Hannah Pillemer, SVP, of Development & Production, MarVista

Brian Beckmann, CFO, Arclight Films

Jessica Kantor, General Counsel, New Form Entertainment

Perrin Chiles, CEO/co-founder Adaptive Studios (Exec Pro. Project Greenlight)

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

Melisse Lewis, Entertainment Attorney, Moderator


1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Guerin A, in Herscher Hall, Live Webcast

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

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

Paul Hanson, CEO, Covert Media

Charlie Tabesh, Senior Vice President of Programming and Production, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and FilmStruck

Xavier Savant, founder and creative director, Glassell House

Nancy Nayor, President, Nancy Nayor Casting (former SVP, Casting, Universal Pictures)

Moderator, Catherine Clinch, TV Writer, TV veteran, Hunter, Jake & The Fat Man, Knight Rider, Love Boat, Hart to Hart


3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Track III: Guerin A, in Herscher Hall, Live Webcast

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

Gretchen McCourt, Executive Vice President of ArcLight Cinemas

Phil Lott, Co-Founder and President, AMPLE (Showrunner, The Pitch; Director, Undercover Boss)

Brant Pinvidic, television producer and the founder and CEO, INvelop Entertainment

Philip Shafran, Director of Content Activation, Brand and Rights Management, Vin Di Bona Productions

Lemuel Plummer, CEO, L. Plummer Media (Producer, The Preachers of L.A, Mo'Nique Show  and The Family Crews)

Harmon Kaslow, President, Atlas Distribution Company

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



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Tuesday, October 10
- Herscher, 303-4

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM, Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 303-304, Webcast

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

Albhy Galuten, VP of Media Technology Strategy, Sony Network Entertainment

Sundance Feniger, Vice President and General Manager, Boomerang

Jason Friedlander, Product & Technology Evangelist, Verizon Digital Media Services

Robert Binning, CEO, StreamSpace

Stefan Van Engen, SVP of Partnerships & Programming, Xumo

Rich Whitman, Founder + CEO, Audience Delivered

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


12 Noon – 1:00 PM

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

The Augmented Reality Experience: Implementing the Next Generation of AR into Application: From Education to Entertainment and Games

Mike Hildebrandt, VP Corporate Development & Strategic Partnerships, DAQRI

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

Leon Laroue, Product Manager, New Ventures, AR Eyewear, Epson

Eric Trabold, Chief Business Officer, Avegant

Soulaiman Itani, Founder and CEO, Atheer

Tom Wesselman, Senior Director, Software Group, Plantronics

Bill Newell, CEO, North South Studios LLC, Moderator


2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

Social Media Transforms Entertainment Marketing = Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Linkedin

Angela M. Jollivette, Senior Project Manager, The GRAMMYs/The Recording Academy

Tania Yuki, CEO, Shareablee

Liz Stahl, President, In Haus

Alec Shankman, SVP and Head of Alternative Programming, Digital Media and Licensing, Abrams Artists Agency

Ryan Detert, CEO, Influential

Michael Hess, Global Head of Marketing, Storyful

Marc Karzen, CEO, RelishMIX, Moderator


3:45 PM - 5:00 PM. Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 303-304, Live Webcast

“Hollywood & Space: Honoring the Greatest in Creativity”

“2001 A Space Odyssey” & “Star Trek” – The Science, The Technology – The Visionary Genius - Imagination Gets Realized

Michael Nankin, Writer – Director - Producer, (Battlestar Galactica, CSI, Taken, Van Helsing, Black Sails)

Dr. Pascal Lee, Chairman, Mars Institute, Planetary Scientist, SETI Institute, Director of the NASA Haughton-Mars Project at NASA Ames Research Center

Mark Murphy, Founding Partner, Voyager Media Company (Producer, Space Odyssey Adventure with Neil deGrasse Tyson)

Allison Huynh, Founder and CEO, MyDream Interactive

Frank Pietronigro, Co-Founder and Chief Visionary Officer, Zero Gravity Arts Consortium (ZGAC),

Marty Perlmutter, Technologist & Social Activist, Moderator


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Tuesday, October 10,
Ahmanson Hall

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Track II: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast

Mobile First: The Lifestyle Differentiator - Content, Advertising & Technology

Kimberly Smith, Director of Brand Partnership, Foursquare

Pete Stein, General Manager, Fullscreen

Erick Brownstein, Partner and Chief Strategy Officer, SHAREABILITY

Owen Geddes, Vice President, Market Development, Devicescape

Laura Williams Argilla, Director of Product, Video for Creative Cloud, Adobe

Stephanie Guitierrez, Director, Digital & Social Marketing, Art Machine

Mike Vorhaus, President, Magid Advisors, Moderator


2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Track I: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast

Women in Virtual Reality and Immersive Entertainment: Experiencing New Dimensions and Creative Experience

Ryan Pulliam, CMO, Speaker and Co-Founder, Specular Theory

Anna Rosa Lappalainen, COO and Co-Founder, Vizor

Allison Huynh, Founder and CEO, MyDream Interactive

Kiernan Kit, CEO, Truth for Gold

Evelyne Ouellet, Chief Marketing Consultant, SAFIRA Entertainment Marketing

Louisa Spring, Founder, Spring Alliance, Moderator

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Tuesday, October 10th

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

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

The Phenomenon of AR Gets Real - Entertainment, Advertising, Education - The Gateway to the Future

Ashley Crowder, CEO, Co-Founder, VNTANA

Jonathan Dotan, Chief Strategy Officer, Otoy

Neil Parris, AR/VR, Entertainment Partnerships Lead, Google

Keith Soljacich, VP/Director, Technology, Digitas Studios

Arno Hartholt, Director of Research and Development Integration, USC Institute for Creative Technologie

Ben Stein, General Manager of Studios, 8i

Nancy King, Consultant, NewView Marketing, Moderator


11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

Valuing and Financing Entertainment Content: Film/TV, Internet and Virtual Reality - From VC, Private Equity to Corporate Investment

Diane McGrath, Chief Global Strategist, Falcon Media House

Schuyler M. Moore, Partner, Greenberg Glusker

Seth Shapiro, Governor, Interactive Media, The Television Academy

Peg Jackson, Managing Director, Mooreland Partners


Ari Eisenstat, Co Executive Director, UN Global Sustainability Index Institute

Larry Gerbrandt, principal, Media Valuation Partners, Moderator


1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

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

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

Jennifer Perri, Director of Partnership Development & Multi-platform Strategy, Univision

Rebecca Donohue, Director of Digital Content & Social Media, Vin Di Bona Productions

John Holdridge, SVP Social Video, Strategy, Fullscreen

James Creech, Co-Founder and CEO. Paladin Software

Sarah Malkin, Vice President, Programming, New Form

George Ouzounian, aka, MADDOX, YouTube Celebrity

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


2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

OTT Programming: The Multiscreen Video Experience

George Woolley, Head of Originals, Portal A

Galen D’Attilio, Business Development, Daily Motion

Harry Lang, Vice President of Product, Feeln, Hallmark Labs

David Tochterman, CEO, Canvas Media Studios

Xavier Kochhar, Founder and CEO, The Video Genome Project® a Division of Hulu

Adam Goldstein, VP, Business Development, ZEFR

Mark Kapczynski, President, Storymill, Moderator


3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

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

The Ultimate TV Experience: Cable, Premium & OTT Content & Advertising

Barry Loudis, Senior Director, Business Development & Digital Distribution, Turner Content Distribution

Joerg Bachmaier, SVP, Content Strategy and Co-Productions, Machinima, A Warner Bros. Company

Robb Miller, Global Senior Director, Media & Entertainment, Swrve

Scott Brown, SVP Technology & Strategic Relations, Engineering & Technology, The Nielsen Company

Adam Cunningham, founder and president, 87AM

Ron Bloom, co-founder, ReachMe.TV

Danny Ledger, Principal and US leader, Digital Offerings, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Moderator


5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Haas Conference Center, Room 172-173

The Challenge of Piracy: A Clear and Present Danger

Spencer Stephens, former, Chief Technology Officer, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Rick Lane, former Senior Vice President, Government Relations, 21st Century Fox

Ben de Bont, Vice President & CISO, IBM Cloud & IBM Watson

Denise Muyco, co-founder and CEO, StratusCore

Hemanshu (Hemu) Nigam, CEO, SSP Blue, Moderator