#DH2010 Content Executive Get Thee To Digital Hollywood

03May10

Digital Hollywood, the mecca for content executives kicks off today at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel with a myriad of choices of things to do and people to see. Here is just Day One, the pre-conference day.  Just try choosing between the Variety Entertainment Summit (VES), the Gerber Rigler Hollywood Content Summit, and then all the tracks of Digital Hollywood itself, and you’re head will spin.  Our top picks at VES today are the 9:15am Keynote with Joe Roth, Revolution Studios and the Noon pre-Lunch with Illeana Douglas of Easy To Assemble and Kevin Pollak of Mahalo’s Kevin Pollak Chat Show and Babelgum’s Vamped Out. Regardless of what you choose you’re sure to come home with enough cards to fill your rolodex, monetization opportunities galore, and all the killer content that’s fit to ingest.

Variety Entertainment and Technology Summit
Hollywood Content Summit

Monday, May 3rd
10:00 AM – 11:15 AM
Track I:
H2.0, SmPh, HGmz, APPs
The iPad-Tablet-SmartPhone Immersive Consumer Experience – Exploring Content and Apps in a 24/7 User Environment – Entertainment, Information, Games & Advertising
Ted Cohen, Managing Partner, TAG Strategic llc
Rana Sobhany, Technology Innovator
Brenda Walker, Vice President, Marketing, The Zumobi Network
Brad Gelfond, Principal Strike up the Brand
Dan Palmer, VP, Business Development, Atigeo
Igor Pusenjak, President and Founder, Lima Sky
Mark J. Kapczynski, Chief Operating Officer, Kontrol Media, Moderator
For Session Description & Speaker Bios Click Here

Track II: DHFi-1
Media & Entertainment Valuation Symposium
Hosted by: Media Valuation Partners
Larry Gerbrandt, Principal, Media Valuation Partners
Brian Marler, Senior Vice President, Houlihan Lokey (LA)
Jeremy Miller, Principal, Strategic Game Consulting
Stephen Prough, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Salem Partners
James Roberts III, Esq., Founder, Global Capital Law Group PC
Seth Shapiro, Principal, New Amsterdam Media LLC
For Session Description & Speaker Bios Click Here

10:15 AM – 11:00 AMHwdSummit
Comedy Masters: Superstars and Hidden Gems
Success & Failure:
Why and how comedy works online – Writing, producing, developing for the Superbad / Funny or Die – Generation 
Glasgow Phillips,
Author, The Royal Nonesuch, Moderator
Mike Farah, Head of Production, Funny or Die
Eric Spiegelmann, Producer, Old Jews Telling Jokes
Brian Aldrich, director, Furlined
Oren Katzeff, CEO, Cracked.com
Presented by Funny or Die

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM HwdSummit
Comedy Crossovers: Sitcoms, Virals, Pilot Season
The YouTube generation on their way to world comedy domination in the name of low-budget quirkiness.
Kevin Winston, Founder, Digital LA, Moderator
Amber J Lawson, Head of Comedy, Babelgum
Mike Polk, Comedy, Break.com
Danny Leiner, director, Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle, Backwash / Crackle
Barry Katz, Executive Producer, Last Comic Standing, New Wave Entertainment
Presented by Babelgum

12:45 PM – 1:30 PM HwdSummit
State of the Indie Film World – Lunch Session
Rick Allen, CEO, SnagFilms and indieWIRE
Leonard Maltin, noted film critic and historian
Kevin Iwashina, principal, Parlay Media and former CAA agent
Angela Shelton, Award-winning filmmaker, “Finding Angela Shelton”
A discussion of “The State of the Indie Union” from the perspectives of distribution, journalism, and financing – with extensive Q&A.
Lunch and presentation courtesy of SnagFilms / IndieWire

1:00 PM – 2:15 PM
Track I:
DHFi-2, H2.0-1
The New Hollywood Equation – Content Owners, New Platforms, Agents & Commerce
Douglas De Luca, Co-Executive Producer, “Jimmy Kimmel Live”
Dave Martin, SVP, Media, ignited
Jerry Kowal, Senior Vice President, Digital Media, Endemol USA
Carlson Choi, Senior Director of Interactive Marketing, Activision
Lori H. Schwartz, Senior Vice President, Director of Emerging Media, Interpublic Emerging Media Lab
Oren Katzeff, Vice President and General Manager, Demand Media Entertainment, Cracked.com
Mark J. Kapczynski, Chief Operating Officer, Kontrol Media, Moderator
For Session Description & Speaker Bios Click Here

Track II: AdvUp-2
Hypertargeting: Ad Networks, Ad Serving and Ad Targeting
Beth Greve, Head of Display-Automotive, Google
Darren Herman, Chief Digital Media Officer. Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners
Tod M. Sacerdoti, CEO & Founder, BrightRoll, Inc.
Sean Kegelman, SVP/Partnerships and Ventures, VivaKi
James Semenak, Principal Industry Consultant, Media and e-Business Consulting, Teradata Corporation
James Colborn, Director, Microsoft Advertising
Scott Lippstreu, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Moderator
For Session Description & Speaker Bios Click Here

Track III: SmPh-1, HGmz-1, NuVIS-1, APPs-1
iPhone Apps, iPad Apps, Twitter Apps and Mini-Apps as the Next Platform: Communication, Games and Commerce in Mobile, Social Media & Broadband & Music
Jeffrey Litvack, GM, Global Product Development, Associated Press
Jason Oberfest, Vice President, Social Applications, ngmoco
Savinay Berry, Partner, Granite Ventures
Natalie Petouhoff, Industry Analyst
Cheryl Lucanegro, SVP, advertising, Pandora
Brian Wong, Business Development, Digg
Sun Jen Yung, Managing Director, Nightwood Capital, Moderator
For Session Description & Speaker Bios Click Here

2:00 PM – 2:45 PMHwdSummit
The Digital Documentarian Part 1 – DIY all the way
Adam Chapnick, Vice-President IDA, Moderator
Presented by: International Documentary Association

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM HwdSummit
The Digital Documentarian Part 2 – Crowd Funding, Alternative Distribution, Community Building and Social Marketing
David Straus, CEO, Withoutabox, Moderator
Danae Ringelmann, Co-Founder, IndieGoGo
David Gale, EVP MTV New Media
Sara Pollack, Youtube Screening Room
Christian Gaines, Withoutabox, AFI Film Fest
Laura Beatty, VP, Marketing & Distribution, Brave New Films
Presented by Withoutabox / Imdb

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Track I –
DMny-1, HGmz-2, NuVIS-2
Social Gaming: Online and Mobile – Design, Distribution, Virality, Cross-Promotion & Monetization
Michael Pole, Founder, President, Trilogy Studios
Andrew Schneider, Co-founder & President, LiverGamer
Mike Goslin, Vice President Product Development, Hangout, former VP Disney Online
Mikael Gummerus, CEO and founder, Frosmo
Kyle Laughlin, Head of Yahoo! Sports and Yahoo! Games
Steve Poehlein, Director, Media & Entertainment Solutions, Hewlett-Packard, Moderator
For Session Description & Speaker Bios Click Here

Track II – AdvUp-3
Advertising NEXT: Social Networks, TV & Video, Broadband, Mobile and Games
Simon Kelly, Chief Operating Officer, Story Worldwide
Jennifer McLean, Vice President of Marketing, Technorati Media
Louisa Shipnuck, Managing Principal, Media and Entertainment Industry, Verizon Business
Nash Parker, Director, Emerging Technology & Media, Alcatel-Lucent
Phil Miano, National Director, AOL Mobile Advertising
Shelby Cox, Director of Partnerships, Promotion + In-Game Media for 2K, Take-Two Interactive
Thomas Lemaire, Deputy VP Marketing, North America, Orange-France Telecom Group
Thomas Tafuto, CEO, Interactive Outliers (i/o inc.), Moderator
For Session Description & Speaker Bios Click Here

Track III – H2.0-2, SmPh-2, APPs-2
Merging Content with New Technologies – Content Reinvention with the Next Generation of Tablets, eReaders and Mobile Devices
Dave Ulmer, Senior Director, Entertainment Products, Motorola
Renee Plato, VP Digital Video Distribution ABC, Disney and ESPN Media Networks, The Walt Disney Company
Ramiro Sanchez, Director, Reuters Media
Dan Schechter, Vice President, L.E.K. Consulting
Bill Reynolds, Vice President/Media Director, Erwin-Penland
Anna Hunt, Principal Analyst, IMS Research
Russell P. Reeder, President and CEO, LibreDigital, Inc., Moderator
For Session Description & Speaker Bios Click Here

3:45 PM – 5:00 PM
Track I –
H2.0-3, ViDeo-1
Cable, TV and Broadband – New Content – New Networks – Streams, Platforms, Devices
Malik Ducard, SVP Digital Distribution, The Americas, Paramount Digital Entertainment
Stephan Shelanski, Executive Vice President, Programming, Starz Entertainment, LLC
Paul Colichman, co-founder and CEO, Here Media, Inc.
Paul Levine, President, New Media, Current TV
Shannon O’Neill, SVP & General Manager, New Media Ventures, GolfChannel.com
Jonathan Roth, Director, Siemer & Associates, LLC
Mark J. Kapczynski, Chief Operating Officer, Kontrol Media, Moderator
For Session Description & Speaker Bios Click Here

Track II – AdvUp-4
Advertising Accountability: Metrics and Analytics around Video, Social Media, Broadband and Mobile
Benjamin Chen, Chairman/CEO, Mochila
Kenneth Papagan, President & Chief Strategy Officer, Rentrak Corporation
Mark Yesayian, Managing Director, Digital West, MEC Interaction
Charlie Rahilly, President of National Advertiser Platforms, Clear Channel Radio
Craig Macdonald, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Covario
Kyle Johnson, Director of Media Products, Compete
Marty Collins, Group Marketing Manager, Microsoft
Patrick Hayes, Vice President, CSMG Global, Moderator
For Session Description & Speaker Bios Click Here

Track III – DMny-2, HGmz-3, DHFi-3, APPs-3
Digital Money – Virtual Currencies: Experimenting and Developing a Micropayment Economy
Susan Wu, CEO and founder, ohai
Richard Borenstein, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Zong
Joe Lynam, CEO, Payment One
Mihir Shah, Chief Revenue Officer, Offerpal Media
Danny Shader, founder and CEO, Kwedit, Inc.
Karl Mehta, Co-Founder & CEO, PLAYSPAN, Inc.
Brian K. Johnson, Senior Vice President, Americas and Asia Pacific, mBlox
Tim Chang, Principal, Norwest Venture Partners, Moderator
For Session Description & Speaker Bios Click Here

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM HwdSummit
DH Pitch Camp Part 1 – Pitching your Documentary, Reality Show and Non-Fiction Web series.
Presented by Danae RingelmannSlava Rubin,Founders, IndieGoGo, Moderators
Presented by IndieGoGo and Withoutabox & Imdb

End-of-Day Poolside Reception
Special Events:
Variety Poolside Party
Hosted by Cisco Eos®

6:15 PM – DHFi-4 – Evening Dinner – Sign-up on Registration Page
Digital Hollywood Finance Dinner: Private Equity, VC and Investment
Ross Levinsohn, Founding Partner, Fuse Capital
Richard Yen, Director, Saban Ventures
Neal Hansch, Principal, Rustic Canyon
Jay Cohen, Head of Film Financing and Packaging, The Gersh Agency
Robert C. Raciti, Ph.D., CEO, Raciti Capital Advisors, former, SVP, GE Capital’s Media, Communications, & Entertainment (MCE)
Paul H. Lee, Senior Vice President, Peacock Equity Fund, Moderator
For Session Description & Speaker Bios Click Here

6:15 PM – DMny-3, HGmz-4, DHFi-5, APPs-4 • Social Gaming, Virtual Goods, Virtual Currencies Dinner, Monday, May 3rd
Renata Dionello, Chief of Staff to CEO, eBay
Benjamin Chen, Head of Sales, Playdom, Inc.
Tim Chang, Principal, Norwest Venture Partners
Andrew Lacy, COO and co-founder, Tapulous
David Madden, Executive Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Business Development, WildTangent
Matt Van Horn, Business Development, Digg, Moderator
For Session Description & Speaker Bios Click Here

Digital Hollywood Dinners – Each Night at 6:15 PM
Sign Up for Dinners on the Registration Page – $65 per ticket – this fee applies to all attendees and speakers –Each dinner will have special guest speakers, tba
• Digital Hollywood Finance Dinner: Private Equity, VC and Investment, Monday, May 3rd
Ross Levinsohn, Founding Partner, Fuse Capital
Richard Yen, Director, Saban Ventures
Neal Hansch, Principal, Rustic Canyon
Jay Cohen, Head of Film Financing and Packaging, The Gersh Agency
Robert C. Raciti, Ph.D., CEO, Raciti Capital Advisors, former, SVP, GE Capital’s Media, Communications, & Entertainment (MCE)
Paul H. Lee, Senior Vice President, Peacock Equity Fund, Moderator
For Session Description & Speaker Bios Click Here

• Social Gaming, Virtual Goods, Virtual CurrenciesDinner, Monday, May 3rd
Renata Dionello, Chief of Staff to CEO, eBay
Benjamin Chen, Head of Sales, Playdom, Inc.
Tim Chang, Principal, Norwest Venture Partners
Andrew Lacy, COO and co-founder, Tapulous
David Madden, Executive Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Business Development, WildTangent
Matt Van Horn, Business Development, Digg, Moderator
For Session Description & Speaker Bios Click Here

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