The Digital Hollywood Experience


Next Live Event:

Digital Hollywood

Wednesday, October 17th

Live Streaming in Four Rooms

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Wednesday, October 17th

Guerin A, Live Webcast

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Immersive Hollywood: VR – AR - MR

Session I: Herscher Hall, Guerin A

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

Mark Laisure, CEO, Vortex Immersion Media

Rachel Lanham, General Manager, WunderVu, XR STUDIO, PIXVANA

Grant Ogburn, Head Of Client Services, Tiltshift Agency, Publicis Groupe

Dmitry Shapiro, founder and CEO, Metaverse

Christine Lawton, Partner, Nolan Heimann LLP

Kevin Cornish, Founder & Director, Moth + Flame & Conversive

Peter Csathy, Founder & Chairman, CREATV Media, Moderator


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

Session I: Guerin A, in Herscher Hall

2018-2019: The Year Augmented Reality Changes Everything - The Next 12 Months Change the industry

Patrick Costello, Senior Director of Business Development, Qualcomm

Aruna Inversin, Creative Director, VFX, Digital Domain

Tom Wesselman, VP/GM, Enterprise Software Group, Plantronics

Barry Sandrew, Ph.D., CEO, SocialRecall AR, Founder, Legend3D

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

Dan Philips, Global Head of Innovation, MPC

Moderator - Jay Samit, Best-Selling Author and Digital Disrupter


12:40 PM - 1:45 PM

Track III: Herscher Hall, Guerin A

Women & Original Content: From Film/TV, Internet Video and Influencer Campaigns to Games

Talia Veronica Kocar, Vice President of Content, Mammoth Media

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

Estella Gabriel, Founder, Second Screen

Greta McAnany, Award-Winning Filmmaker and founder, Blue Fever, Inc.

Jeanne Wolf, Award-Winning Journalist and Media Coach

Marlene Sharp, Director, Production, LEVEL-5 abby

Katharina Baron, Founder & Owner, Netwok KO, Moderator


2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Session II: Herscher Hall, Guerin A

Future of Film - Transitioning - a New and Challenging Environment Amidst the Burgeoning Streamers, New Tech and AR

Paul Dergarabedian, Senior Media Analyst, comScore

Heather Blair, VP Entertainment, Extended Cinema

Chris Fenton, Media Strategist and Dealmaker; Former President of DMG Entertainment

Robert Lenihan, president US programming, AMC Theatres

John Rubey, CEO, Rubey Entertainment LLC.

Ted Schillowitz, Futurist, Paramount Pictures

Marty Shindler, CEO, The Shindler Perspective, Moderator



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Wednesday, October 17th
, Guerin C

Noon – 12:45 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin C

What's my Brand? Finding Your Voice, Building a Strategy, and Creating the Right Content

Alex Diehl (@therealalexdiehl)

Joe Saladino (@joeysalads)

Julie Spira, CEO and founder, Cyber-Dating Expert, LLC, @JulieSpira

Tay Zonday, Actor, Voice Talent, Digital Media Expert (@TayZonday)

Winnie Sun, Managing Director, Sun Group Wealth Partners (@WinnieSun)

Marsha Collier, Marketing Futurist & Radio Host (@marshacollier), Moderator


1:00 – 1:45 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin C

Marketing You - A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Finding and Navigating Deals

Amy Roiland (@afashionnerd)

Andrea Okeke (@dreaknowsbest)

Cat Mendez, Social Media & Influencer Marketing Strategist

Diomi Cordero, Talent Manager

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


2:00 – 2:45 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin C

For the Gram: A Deep Dive into Instagram

Alex Dry (@alexndry)

Colton Pappas (@coltonpappas)

Sara Mills (@saraontheinternet)

Sarah Gim (@thedelicious)

Ron Roecker, Chief Brand Influencer, Be Differently, Moderator


3:00 – 3:45 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin C

Embrace Your Uniqueness - Monetizing What Makes You Special

Cheyenne Brink, Agent, Bella Agency (@bellaagencyla)

Chris Saint (@saintpiercing)

Christine Barger, Ventriloquist (@christinebargerofficial on Instagram)

Hayley Herms (@hayleyhermsofficial)

Vivian Nweze, TV Host + Producer (@vivaciouslyviv), Moderator


4:00 – 4:45 PM, Herscher Hall, Guerin C

It’s Not Just Social - Leveraging Social Media to Achieve Your Dreams

Hailey Bright, TV Host, Comedy Actor, Lifestyle Expert (@haileybright)

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

Kristie Hang, Host, Food & Travel Writer (@kristiehang)

Marcel Williams, Social Media Manager, Creative Strategist, Journalist

Tiffany Rivera-DeGuzman, Event Producer, DJ, & Productivity Consultant, Moderator

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Wednesday, October 17th, Guerin B

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM - Herscher - Guerin B

The Welcome Keynote

Cat Packer, Executive Director of the Department of Cannabis Regulation, City of Los Angeles


10 AM - 10:45 AM - Herscher - Guerin B

The Business of Cannabis: Banking – Investment – Branding – What’s Legal and Not Legal in California

Jay Purcell, Senior Associate, Clark Neubert LLP

Senator Robert Hertzberg, California State Senate

Lillian Conroe, Small Business and Permit Specialist, Governor Brown's Office of Business and Economic Development, GO-Biz

Matthew S. Schweber, General Counsel, Avalon Bridge Capital, Inc.

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


11 AM - 11:45 - Herscher Hall - Guerin B

The California Cannabis Industry: Year One of Legalization - From LA to Sacramento - The Rules & Regulations - The Supply Chain and Demand Curve and how it Serves the Consumer

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

Amanda Ostrowitz, Esq., Founder & Chief Executive Officer, CannaRegs

Dennis O’Malley, President, Caliva

Lori Glauser, Co-Founder, Chief Operations Officer, and Director, EVIO Labs

Peter Gigante, Head of Policy Research, Eaze

Jocelyn Kane, Legislative Director, CVCAN Coachella Valley Cannabis Alliance Network, Moderator


Co-Sponsored by:

Los Angeles NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws)

Noon - 1:30 PM - Herscher Hall, Guerin B

On the Forefront of Medical Cannabis Innovation: The Struggles & Triumphs of Major Medical Pioneers - Cancer, Epilepsy, PTSD and other Life Threatening Diseases

Welcome: Bruce Margolin, Director, Los Angeles Chapter, NORML

Tracy Ryan, CEO, CannaKids

Eben Britton, Board Member, Athletes for Care & Former NFL Offensive Linesman

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

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

Moderator - Marty Perlmutter, President, Multisensory Interactive Learning Institute (MILI


1:45 PM – 2:45 PM, Herscher Hall - Guerin B

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)

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

Tim Blake, Founder and Producer, The Emerald Cup

Dr. Catherine Jacobson, Director of Clinical Research, Tilray

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

Mowgli Holmes, PhD, co-founder, CEO, Phylos Bioscience

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


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

Meet the Women of Weed: The Pioneers Who Are Elevating the Cannabis Industry

Rosie Rothrock, VP Branding/Marketing, Caliva

Madison Margolin, Journalist, Merry Jane, Rolling Stone, & Playboy

Kate Miller, Co-Founder & CEO, Miss Grass

Alice Moon, "The Edible Expert"

Andrea Drummer, Renowned Cannabis Chef, Director of F&B, Elevation VIP Cooperative

Katie Labrie, EVP, Civilized Studios

Ariel Clark, founder, Clark Neubert, LLP, Moderator


4:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Herscher Hall - Guerin B

The Cannabis/CBD Technology Innovators: Science - Medicine - Investment

Julie Raque, Vice President of Marketing, Cannabistry Labs

Robert Schubring, Co-Founder, Give Pain a Voice

Cameron Keluche, President and CEO, KelSie Biotech

Elizabeth Ashford Davis, Principal, CERES Strategies

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

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


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Wednesday, October 17th

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

Track I: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast from this Room

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

Kirstin Benson, VP of Global Entertainment, Getty Images

Ed Beadle, Senior Manager Integrated Marketing, American Honda Motor Company

Lissy L'Amoreaux, EVP, Digital/Social, IGNITION

Jason Jercinovic, Global Head of Marketing Innovation, Havas

Gregg Martin, Actor/Social Media Influencer

Cindy Kaplan, Product Placement Manager, Signal Entertainment Marketing, a WME Company

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


2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Track I: Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast from this Room

The Future of Brand Partnerships and Influencer Marketing

Kendra Bracken-Ferguson, Chief Digital Officer, CAA-GBG, a division of CAA

Beau Avril, Global Head of Business Operations, FameBit By YouTube

Maude Standish, VP of Programming, Fullscreen

Natasha Vaquer, Vice President of Talent Partnerships & Influencer Strategy, Refinery29

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

Dan Ghosh-Roy, SVP Audience Development, Complex Network

Corey Weiss, Head of Business Development, ipsy, Moderator


The End-of-Day Keynote Event

6:00 PM - 7:45 PM, Ahmanson Hall

“Honoring Women in the Cannabis Industry and the film “Mary Janes: The Women of Weed”

Evening co-Host, Windy Borman, Award Winning Filmmaker

a) The Medicine and Science of Cannabis

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

Brandie Cross, PhD: Chief Scientific Officer, Smart Pharm Research Group

Swetha Kaul, PhD: Chief Scientific Officer, Cannalysis

Heather Manus, RN: Founding Member, Cannabis Nurses Network

b) Social Justice and Cannabis Legalization

Betty Aldworth: Executive Director, Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Fanny Guzman: Co-Founder, Latinos for Cannabis

Karen O’Keefe: Director of State Policies, Marijuana Policy Project

Janve Judasha Praise Sobers: CEO and Founder, Born + Bred

c) The Business of Cannabis: From Cultivation to Dispensaries to Media

Felicia Carbajal: Community Engagement Director, Smart Pharm Research Group

Tiffany Chin: Co-Founder and President, Leafs By Snoop

Ophelia Chong: Founder, Stock Pot Images

Jeanine Moss: CEO, AnnaBis

Priscilla Vilchis: CEO, Premium Produce



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