The Digital Hollywood Experience


Next Live Event:

Digital Hollywood

Tuesday, May 23rd

Live Streaming in Four Rooms

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Tuesday, May 23rd - Guerin A

12 Noon – 1:00 PM

 Session II: Guerin A, in Herscher Hall

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

Justin Hochberg, CEO, Just Entertainment

Vinay Singh, Partner, Archer Gray (producers of indie movies - 20th Century Comen, Mr. Holmes etc.

Amber Mazzola, President, Machete Productions (Producer, Pretty Wild, WAGS,The Profit, The Partner, Millionaire Matchmaker)
Andrew Sugerman, Producer, “Conviction,” “Any Day,” “The Divide,” “Prozac Nation,” and Exec. Produced, “Shopgirl.”

Robert (Leo) Rodgers, MBA, Sr. VP & Label Liaison, Bungalo Records/Universal Music Group

Hannah Pillemer, SVP, of Development & Production, MarVista

Melisse Lewis, Entertainment Attorney, Moderator


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

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

Steven Haft, Producer Dead Poets Society/MADtv, SVP Innovation, Time Inc.

Craig Ross Jr., Director (NCIS, Bones, Blue Hill Ave):

Adam Leipzig, CEO, Entertainment Media Partners, (Supervising Executive, Penguins, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Dead Poets Society)


Gary Goldberger, Law Offices of Gary G. Goldberger

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


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

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

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

Elissa Friedman, Vice President, Production and Development, Covert Media

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

Doug Dezzani, Creative Director for Integrated Marketing, Ignition Creative

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



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Tuesday, May 23rd
- 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

Scott O’Neill, SVP of North America, MPP Global

Anthony Layser, VP, Partnerships & Programming, Xumo

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

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

Rich Whitman, Founder + CEO, Audience Delivered

Bruce Tuchman, former, President of AMC Global and Sundance Channel Global

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

Timothy Dodd, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, Technicolor

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

Mike Hildebrandt, VP Corporate Development & Strategic Partnerships, DAQRI

Eric Mizufuka, Manager New Ventures AR eyewear, Epson America Inc.

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

Tania Yuki, CEO, Shareablee

Scott Booth, Chairman & President, Honeycommb

Ryan Detert, CEO, Influential

Liz Stahl, President, In Haus

Darnell Brisco, VP of Accounts, McBeard

Kirstin Benson, Editorial Director, INSTANT, Time, Inc.

Marc Karzen, CEO, RelishMIX, Moderator

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

New Track: “Hollywood & Space: Honoring the Greatest in Creativity”

The Star Trek Effect on Technology – Imagination Gets Realized – Smartphones and VR to Space Technology

Moderator - Steve Peters, Emmy-winning Experience Designer, Interactive Content Creator, AR/VR Consultant, founder, ‎No Mimes Media

Marijke Jorritsma, UX/UI Designer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Trevor Roth, COO and President of Development, Roddenberry Entertainment

Steven-Charles Jaffe, Producer, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Strange Days

David Delgado, Visual Strategist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory


Dr. Randii Wessen, The Architecture-Team Lead Study Architect, Jet Propulsion Laboratory - ‎Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA





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Tuesday, May 23rd,
Ahmanson Hall

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Track II: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast

Culture in Crisis: Docs, Nightly TV, Comedy, Drama, Social Media - Content in a 24/7 World

Ashley Hasz, Sr. Director Film & Integrated Marketing, Participant Media

Ted Richane, Director of Engagement and Impact, Vulcan Productions

Dylan Byers, Senior Media Reporter for CNN Media and CNN Politics

Nicole Carrico, VP Content Collaborations, Upworthy

Carter Covington, Creator and Executive Producer, Faking It, MTV

Jeff Melvoin, Executive Producer, Designated Survivor, ABC TV

Moderators: Kerry Edelstein, President, Research Narrative, Inc. and

Lynn Gutstadt, Managing Partner, LG Communications Consulting


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 Pullliam, CMO, Speaker and Co-Founder of Specular Theory

Christina Heller, CEO & Co-founder, VR Playhouse

Jenni Ogden, President & Executive Producer, Eye Q Productions, LLC

Kymber Lim, CCO + Head of Studio, Holor

Allison Huynh, Founder and CEO, MyDream Interactive

Rachel Skidmore, ‎Director of Media Development, ‎Skybound Entertainment

Louisa Spring, Founder, Spring Alliance, Moderator


6:15 PM – 8:30 PM. Ahmanson Hall

The Welcome Dinner

Hollywood and Space: Honoring the Greatest in Creativity – The Artists – The Science and the Right Stuff

Jeffrey Kluger, Editor at Large, Time magazine and, Author, Apollo 13 and Apollo 8

Lynda Obst, Producer, Interstellar, Contact, Sleepless in Seattle, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Partner & Stakeholder, The Rogue Initiative

Ian Hunter, Academy Award Winner, Special Effects, “Interstellar”, - Co-Founder / Creative Director, New Deal Studios

Brian Muirhead, Project Manager, Asteroid Redirect Robotic Mission (ARRM), NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Chris deFaria, CEO, DreamWorks Animation (Executive Producer, Gravity)

Moderator - Steve Schklair, founding principal and CEO, 3ality & 3mersiv

Introduction by: Marty Perlmutter, Technologist & Social Activist

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Tuesday, May 23rd

Haas Conference, Room 172-173

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

Don Daglow, CEO Daglow Entertainment (Games Industry Leader: La Russa Baseball, Madden NFL, NASCAR Racing)

Dmitry Shapiro, CEO, GoMeta

Anjali Shastri, Senior Director, Design Strategy, Client Computing Group, Intel

Catherine Metzner, Creative Team, Niantic, Inc.

Arno Hartholt, Director of Research and Development Integration, Creative Technologies, USC

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, Managing Director Media and Technology, Streicher, J Streicher Capital

Schuyler M. Moore, Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan

Seth Shapiro, Governor, Interactive Media, The Television Academy

Peg Jackson, Managing Director, Mooreland Partners

Gregory Milken, co-founder, March Capital Partners

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

Josh Kreitzman, Senior Vice President of Publishing and Programming, Jukin Media

Reena Liebling, VP, Partner Strategy, Kin Community

James Creech, CEO, Paladin Software

Sean Horvath, Chief Innovation Officer, Stylehaul

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


2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, Haas Conference Center, Room 172 & 173: Live Webcast

New Track: “Hollywood & Space: Honoring the Greatest in Creativity”

Space Habitats and Living Environments vs. Hollywood Fiction - The Designs for the Future

Jacki Morie, Founder / Chief Scientist, All These Worlds, LLC.
Jon Arenberg, Chief Systems Engineer, James Webb Space Telescope, Northrop Grumman

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

Pete Blumel, co-founder, CEO, and Creative Director, The Rogue Initiative (former DREAMWORKS SKG and Amblin Entertainment Animation Executive)

Connie Reese, Civil Space Communications, Space Systems Division Public Relations, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, Moderator


3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Cable, TV, Film and Broadband - New Content - New Networks - Streams, Platforms, Devices

Jason Henderson, Senior Manager, Contracts, DISH Network

Joe Friend, Vice President, Ad Technology Systems, Fox Broadcasting Company

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

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

Andrew Schneider, Chief Digital Officer, TENGA Media

JD Tengberg, Principal, Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP, Moderator