The Digital Hollywood Experience


Next Live Event:

Digital Hollywood

Tuesday, May 22nd

Live Streaming in Four Rooms

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Tuesday, May 22nd - 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

Linda Benjamin, COO & Head of Business Affairs, Covert Media

Kenny Christmas, EVP of Business and Legal Affairs, MarVista

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

Justin Hochberg, CEO, Just Entertainment

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

T.J. BARRACK, Founding Partner, Adaptive Studios

Melisse Lewis, Entertainment Attorney, Moderator


1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Guerin A, in Herscher Hall, Live Webcast

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

Julie Lawrence, Creative Executive, Playtone (Tom Hanks Production Co.)

Lezlie Wills, Creative Executive, Get Lifted Film Co. (John Legend’s Production Company)

Jessica Pavão, Director, Development, Television, 3Pas Studios (Eugenio Derbez’s Production Company)

Don Handfield, CEO/President, Motor, Producer, “The Founder” & “Kill The Messenger”

Lidia Porto, Actor, co-star, GET SHORTY (Series on Epix)

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

Shannon Lords, Executive Producer, Great Bowery Film

Mickey Meyer, President, Group Nine's Network and co-founder, JASH

Gretchen McCourt, Executive Vice President of ArcLight Cinemas

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

Daniel Tibbets, CEO, EL Rey Networks

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

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

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Tuesday, May 22nd
- 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

Adam Rymer, President, Legendary Digital Networks

Anthony Layser, VP, Partnerships & Programming, Xumo

Peter Leeb, Executive Vice President, Head of US Partnerships + Operations, Studio71, LP | A division of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE

Alex Nahai, founding partner, 420TV

Darren Cross, COO, Unreel Entertainment

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


Noon – 1:00 PM

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

The Next Generation of AR/MR-Transforming Digital Interactions; Content, Devices, Platforms

Clay Weishaar, Creative Director, Tool of North America

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

Pete Peterson, former Senior Director, Immersive and Real-time Experiences, Deutsche Telekom AG

Patrick Aluise, SVP, Digital Content, Moviebill (Partners with Regal Theaters)

Ariella Lehrer, Ph.D., President, HitPoint Studios

Moderator, Nancy King, Consultant, NewView Marketing


2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

The Social Differentiator: Social Data and Social Reach Partner with Hollywood

Amy Luca, President, theAmplify

Tania Yuki, CEO, Shareablee

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

Benoit Vatere, CEO/Co-Founder, Mammoth Media

Ryan Detert, CEO, Influential

Lyle Stevens, Co-Founder & CEO, Mavrck

Marc Karzen, CEO, RelishMIX, Moderator


3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

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

AR/MR Brings Movies, TV, Games, and Advertising to the Real World

Natascha French, CMO, VNTANA

Michael Cummings, former Licensing Head, Amazon Studios

Alina Mikhaleva, Co-Founder & Managing partners, Spherica

Joel Newton, co-founder, CityLights (Distributor of Darren Aronofsky  Produced, VR Series, “Spheres”

Lynn Rosenthal, Founder/CEO, Periscape, AR/VR

Ryan Faber, ‎Consultant, Deloitte Digital

Moderator - Johnny Monsarrat, CEO, Monsarrat, Inc.





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Tuesday, May 22nd

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Track I: Haas Center, Room 171

Augmented Reality – Innovation in Retail - Fashion - Media - Wellness - Navigating the Future

Olivier Koelemij, Managing Director, MediaMonks Los Angeles

Raffaella Camera, Head of Extended Reality Go-To-Market, Accenture

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

Christina Lee, Daydream Store Lead, Google

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

John Iaia, Strategic Account Executive - Americas - Vuforia,  PTC

Moderator - Bill Newell, CEO, North South Studios LLC


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11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Co-Sponsored by SAG-AFTRA

Track II: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast

The Influencer Lifestyle - Defining Your Life - Your Voice - Your Future

Rebecca Zamolo, YouTube Star, 2.7 M Subs - Comedy - Lifestyle - Joy

Maryam Ghafarinia, Creator, Glam and Posh, Fashion & Beauty Micro Influencer

Roxette Arisa, Beauty & Make-up YouTube Star

Soffi Dossi, Content Creator and Actress

Adam Wescott, Partner/Co-Founder, Select Management Group

Drew Baldwin, Founder and CEO, Tubefilter

Sam Leigh, Producer, Artist & Brand Manager, inArtists (iA)

Shaine Griffin, Commercial Strategist, SAG-AFTRA, Moderator


2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Track I: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast

Women on the Creative Edge: From Cinematic Entertainment to VR/AR/MR: Experiences in a Changing Landscape

Beatie Wolfe, Singer/Songwriter, Technology Innovator

Tanna Frederick, Producer/actor, Defrost (VR Narrative Film)

Julia Hamilton Trost, Business Development & Content Partnerships, Google VR/AR

Holly Gordon, Chief Impact Officer, Participant Media

Kim Adams, former, VFX Producer, Pixar, Google and Oculus

Kayla Tabish, Director/Producer

Emily Cooper, Chief Content Officer, SAM Immersive, Moderator




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Tuesday, May 22nd

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

The Power of Influencers: Accelerating Brand Value Across Platforms - From Internet TV - Mobile - Social Networks

Andrea Kinloch, SVP Business Development, FBE, Fine Brothers Entertainment

Sybil Grieb, US Head of Influencer Strategy, Edelman

YiZhou, Influencer, Director & Founder Global Intuition

Spencer McClung, EVP Media, ipsy

Ronit Cohn, Vice President of Creator Partnerships, Fullscreen

Anne-Marie O’Neill, COO, Whalerock Industries

Jennifer Perri, Vice President, Univision Creator Network - ‎Univision Communications Inc., Moderator


11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

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

VCs, Private Equity and Corporate Investments: The Funding and Accelerating the Content and Technology Marketplace

Graham Brown, Partner, Lerer Hippeau

Schuyler M. Moore, Partner, Greenberg Glusker

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

Gregory Bedrosian, Managing Partner & CEO, Drake Star Partners

Paul Hanson, founder and Chief Executive Officer, Covert Media

Mike Vorhaus, President, Magid Advisors, Moderator


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

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

Adam Goldstein , SVP, Business Development, ZEFR

Jake Katz, Senior Vice President, Strategy, Trailer Park

George Ouzounian, aka, MADDOX, YouTube Celebrity

James Norell, VP of Social Video Strategy, Fullscreen

Rhea Woods, Vice President of Influencer Marketing, Praytell

Steven S. Oh, Chief Business Officer, The Young Turks (“TYT”), Moderator


2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

Live Stream of Music Festivals and Concerts: Brands, Bands and New Technologies

John J. Petrocelli, CEO, Bulldog Digital Media


Chris Hassell, Founder, Ralph

Brian Anderson, Global Music Sponsorships, Google/YouTube

Annie Lei, Chief Revenue Officer, AmpLive

Kim Owens, Founding Editor | Digital Media & Entertainment Researcher, Kaffeine Buzz, Moderator


3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

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

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

Ivy Sheibar, VP of Business Development, Eko

Robert Steele, Head of Strategy & Operations, Machinima

Arvin Patel, Chief Intellectual Property Officer, TiVo

David B. Williams, SVP & GM, Channels,

Fabian Birgfeld, founder and partner, W12 Studios

Heather Johns, Executive Director, Development, Laugh Out Loud Network

Mark Kapczynski, President, Storymill, Moderator