The Digital Hollywood Experience


Next Live Event:

Digital Hollywood

Wednesday, October 11th

Live Streaming in Four Rooms

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Wednesday, October 11th

Guerin A, Live Webcast

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Session I: Guerin A, in Herscher Hall

VR/AR ThinkTank – Analyzing the Company Strategies – Google - Microsoft – Facebook - Samsung – Intel – Apple - Sony

Dylan Gale, Investment Director, Comcast Ventures

Richard Lucquet, Director, Business Development, Technology Partnerships, Verizon

Jim Preston, Executive Producer, Nomadic VR

Jay Samit, Independent Vice Chairman, Deloitte Digital, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Sivan Iram, VP of Business Development, Lumus Ltd.

Shannon Norrell, Office of the CTO / VR Evangelist, HP

David Bloom, Columnist, Tubefilter, Moderator


11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Session I: Guerin A, in Herscher Hall

Apple AR and Google AR Change Everything: AR Transforms the Immersive Space

Mike Goslin, Vice President, Advanced Development, Disney

Michael Levine, CEO, Happy Giant

Ben Taft, Co-Founder and CEO, Mira Labs

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

Debby Ruth, Senior Vice Presidents, Global Media and Entertainment, Magid

Charlie Fink, Contributor, Forbes, Moderator


2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Session I: Herscher Hall, Guerin A, Live Webcast from this Room

The VR-AR-Immersive - Innovators & Disruptors - Entertainment, Technology & Brand Vision

Christina Heller, CEO & Co-founder, VR Playhouse

Chris Hewish, Executive Vice President, Interactive, Skydance

Peter Martin, founder & CEO, V.A.L.I.S Studios

Patrick Meegan, Creative Director, Jaunt Studios

David Levitt, CEO and President, Pantomime Corporation

Jeff Nicholas, Director of VR Creative + Production, Live Nation Studios

Kymber Lim, CCO + Head of Studio, Holor

Carolyn Giardina, Tech Editor, The Hollywood Reporter, Moderator


4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Session I: The Guerin A, in Herscher Hall

The Power of VR-AR: A New Language of Artistry - A Unique Moment of Commercial Possibility and Marketplace

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

Jen Dennis, Head of VR, RSA Films

Peter Oberdorfer, President, Tactic

Jubin Dave, Corporate Strategy, Blackthorn Media

W. Joe DeMiero, Digital Management Director, Team One and President, TiltShift

Cathy Twigg, Co-Founder/Chief Content and Production Officer, The Rogue Initiative

Johannes Saam, Senior Creative Developer, Framestore

Anna Marie Piersimoni, Instructor, Department of Cinema and Television Arts, California State University, Northridge, Moderator


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Wednesday, October 11th

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

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

The Internet, OTT, Media and the Hollywood Connection

Neil Ishibashi, Director of Design Development, Fandango

Jeffrey Thompson, Media & Entertainment, IBM Global Business Services

Evan Greenberg, Manager of Audience Development, TAPP

Reza Rassool, CTO, RealNetworks

Tom Ryan, CEO, Pluto TV

Steve Wong, Director of Business Development, Media & Entertainment Group, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Moderator


12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

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

Hollywood, Internet and Media Challenge: Platforms and Convergence - from Apps, Snapchat & Facebook to OTT Networks

Alan Cannistraro, CEO, Rheo (former Apps exec, Facebook, Apple)

Ryan Nugent, ‎VP of Content Strategy, Gunpowder & Sky

Will Lee, Group Digital Director, Sports and Entertainment, Time Inc.

Fabian Birgfeld, founder and partner, W12 Studios

JR Griffin, Vice President, Digital Marketing & Business Development, FremantleMedia North America

Robert Rodriguez, CEO, Natcom

Mike Cruz, ‎Director of Digital Programming, Skybound Entertainment

Terry S. Bienstock, CEO, Mobilactive Media, LLC., Moderator


2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

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

Working in the Industry: An In-Depth Discussion with Executives and Creatives from TV, Film and Technology

Simone Nelson, Managing Director, The CSU Entertainment Alliance, Moderator

David Viviano, Chief Economist, SAG-AFTRA

Lucia Brawley, Executive Producer, The World Cup of Hip Hop & Co-Founder, Amp.It

Shannon Flynn, Television Director, Awesomeness TV, Nickelodeon & Disney

Eric Siegel, Writer/Producer/Actor

Kristin Burke, Warner Brothers Emerging Film Directors Fellow

J. Todd Harris, founder, Branded Pictures Entertainment (Producer, The Kids Are All Right, Bottle Shock, Jeepers Creepers and Piranha 3D)


4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

VR-AR Everywhere! - Planes, Theaters, Hotels, Arcade & Theme Parks

Simone Nelson, Managing Director, The CSU Entertainment Alliance, Moderator

Jim Preston, Executive Producer, Nomadic VR

Robin Alter, VP, Strategic Partnerships, Ultrahaptics

Nick Risher, President U.S. Operations, Hologate





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Wednesday, October 11th

Ahmanson Hall, Live Webcast

10:45 AM - Noon

Track I: Ahmanson Hall

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

Anathea Ruys, Managing Director, Carat LA

Ben Tatta, Co-Founder and President, 605

Will Park, Director, Brand Integrations, BEN (Branded Entertainment Network)

Darnell Brisco, Vice President, Accounts, Fullscreen

Josh Brooks, SVP, Brand Strategy & Marketing, Jam City

Ty Jones, Senior Director of Celebrity Talent - ‎WhoSay Inc.

David Leibowitz, Managing Partner, CH Potomac, Moderator


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Session I: Ahmanson Hall

Future of Film - From Cinema and Immersive Entertainment to VR/AR and Theme Parks - The Franchise Expands!

Heather Blair, Head of Cinema Sales, MediaMation, Inc.

Craig Dehmel, EVP, Head of Global Distribution, IMAX Entertainment

Gene Munster, Managing Partner, Loup Ventures, previously managing director and senior research analyst, Piper Jaffray

Robert J Lenihan, president US programming, AMC

Paul Dergarabedian, Senior Media Analyst, comScore

Matthew Bakal, co-founder + Chairman, Atom Tickets

Marty Shindler, CEO, The Shindler Perspective, Inc., Moderator


2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Track I: Ahmanson Hall

The Future of Brand Partnerships: Message, Technology, Media, Entertainment & Advertising

Beau Avril, Global Head of Product Commercialization, Google

Tara DeVeaux, Chief Marketing Officer, BBDO New York

Jason Jercinovic, Global Head of Marketing Innovation, Havas

Rick Eiserman, North American CEO, Engine Group & CEO, Trailer Park

John Rubey, former President, AEG Network Live, former CEO, Fathom Events

Mark Howard, Chief Revenue Officer, Forbes Media

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

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Wednesday, October 11th

7:45 AM - 9:00 AM, Breakfast Session

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

Future of TV - Wall St. Analysts Meet Industry Executives - It's All About innovation and Disruption - Moving into the Next Wave

Michael Pachter, Managing Director, Equity Research, Wedbush Securities

Gene Munster, Managing Partner, Loup Ventures, previously managing director and senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray

Larry Namer, President/CEO, Metan Global Entertainment Group, Founder E! Entertainment

Justin Liu, Lead Engagement Manager, Media + Gaming, Akamai Technologies

Darren Cross, Former Vice President, Business and Corporate Development, Maker Studios

Marty Shindler, CEO, The Shindler Perspective, Inc., Moderator


9:45 AM – 11:00 AM

Session II: Haas Conference Center - Room 172 & 173

Immersive Media and the Social Entrepreneur

Linda Durnell, Adjunct Faculty, Media Psychology Graduate Program. Fielding Graduate University

Garry Hare PhD. Faculty, Media Psychology Doctoral Program, Fielding Graduate University

Jimmy Giliberti, Director of Sales and Business Development, WorldViz

Josephine Munis, CMO, Candy Lab AR

Lori Kozlowski, Producer + Editorial Director, Project Empathy

Jerri Lynn Hogg PhD. Director, Media Psychology Graduate Program, Fielding Graduate University, Moderator


11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Session II Haas Conference Center - Room 172 & 173, Live Webcast

VR/AR as Change Agent: Social, News, Documentary and Political Media

Kate Wurzbacher, VR Pioneer, Here Be Dragons

Cassandra Herrman, Producer / Director - ‎Emblematic Group, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, PBS, MSNBC, and Al Jazeera

BC Biermann, Founder, The Heavy Projects

Carole Chainon, co-founder & COO, JYC

Laura Hertzfeld, Director, Journalism 360, Moderator


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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

VR/AR: The Creators - Transforming Entertainment, Media & Advertising – TV, Movies, News, Sports & Music

Dane Smith, Head of Business Development, The Third Floor

Jason Fiber, Head of Business Products, THX Ltd.

Ted Kenney, Director, Field and Technical Operations, Fox Sports

Adam Myhill, Head of Cinematics, Unity Technologies

Christopher Bellaci, Head of Business Development, Proof, Inc.

Andy Cochrane, ‎‎Independent Digital Director

Moderator, Steven Masur, Senior Partner, MG+


2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Track II:  Haas Conference Center - Room 172-173

Video Anytime Anywhere: Video Across Platforms - TV, Internet and Mobile

Scott Barton, Senior Vice President, Branded Digital Content and Products, Starz

Rick Capstraw, Director Media & Entertainment Sales, Verizon Digital Media Services

Neil Deiter, Content/Technology, Cisco

Hillary Henderson, Senior Director of Product Strategy and Management, IBM Cloud Video

Shahruz Shaukat, EVP of Creative Technology, Super Deluxe, Turner Entertainment

Todd Beilis, Partner, Deloitte LLP, Moderator


3:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Sponsored by Alliance for Women in Media SoCal

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

Women in the Industry: Developing Film, Television & OTT About Women - A Golden Age in Hollywood and Indie Production

Jaime Burke, co-founder and President, Lifeboat Productions

Laverne McKinnon, Executive Producer, Netflix comedy series, Girlboss Studios USA

Tineka Becker, Independent Casting Director

Katrina Wolfe, President of Production, AG Studios

Sophia Dilley, Vice President of Production and Development, Route One (Tallulah, Colossal, Landline)

Rachel Feldman, Director/Writer - Film/TV/Digital. FAIR FIGHT, KINKS

Margaret Laney, Co-Head, Marketing, Gunpowder & Sky

Denise Muyco, co-founder and CEO, StratusCore, Moderator


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

Entertainment and Cannabis: Who, What, Where, Why and How Much?

Caroline Rustigian Bruderer, Founder, K-Line Productions

Susan Soares, Founder, JUSTCare, Green Oasis

Michel Shane, Managing Partner, The Handpicked Company

Shanan Sabin, Partner, Sales & Marketing, Right Side Consulting Group

Dean Arbit, Founder, TruMedia

Joshua Otten, Co-Founder, PRØHBTD Media