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Thursday, November 1
 

9:45am

A PANEL DISCUSSION: Presented by the 4A's - Breaking Through with Creative Tech
Moderators
avatar for Chick Foxgrover

Chick Foxgrover

EVP, Creative Technologies & Innovation, 4A's
Chick Foxgrover leads the outreach to digital professionals in advertising, focusing on the discovery of important advances in digital marketing and creative technology and innovation practices. He also serves 4A’s members with creative technology insights and best practices, participates... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lee Brownstein

Lee Brownstein

Chief Marketing Officer, Ryff
Lee applies his varied skills and experience as a Showrunner, Producer/Director, Photographer, Writer, Editor, Digital & Social Media Strategist and Marketing Executive to provide disruptive, future-forward campaigns, edgy creative and expert execution. | | An originator of the... Read More →
avatar for Jason Kuperman

Jason Kuperman

Chief Product Experience Officer, OUTFRONT Media
Our customer experience guru and leading creative mind, Jason manages our efforts to transform the customer experience for advertisers and consumers alike. Jason is closely involved in OUTFRONT’s ON Smart Media product strategy responsible for bringing the precision and dynamism... Read More →
avatar for Tim Leake

Tim Leake

SVP / Chief Marketing Officer, RPA
For over 20 years, Tim Leake has leveraged creativity to solve business problems – first, as an advertising copywriter and creative director, then as an innovation consultant, and now as Chief Marketing Officer for RPA, one of the leading independent advertising agencies in the... Read More →
avatar for Natalie Sun

Natalie Sun

Founder/Director, NextArt
NextArt founder Natalie Sun is a creative technologist and art tech curator/producer. Previously, as a creative technologist in the ad industry, she worked with clients like Google and Target as a technical creative to integrate artful uses of technology in interactive campaigns... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 9:45am - 10:30am
The Paley Center For Media 465 N. Beverly Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210

10:00am

LISTEN: Jimmy Kimmel LIVE Music Panel
Speakers
avatar for Cielo Alano

Cielo Alano

Head of Crossover, Activist Artists Management
Cielo Alano is the Head of Crossover at Activist Artists Management, a full-service talent management, integrated media and advisory firm with offices in Los Angeles, New York City, Nashville, and Atlanta. Activist oversees a roster of top recording artists, actors, writers, directors... Read More →
avatar for Vicki Betihavas

Vicki Betihavas

UK Event Video Producer, Nineteen Fifteen Productions
Vicki B - is a music and entertainment professional. Since launching Nineteen Fifteen with her business partner (Kit Hawkins) in 2009. The company has focused on Live, compelling and world first's in event and music arena. | In 2012 Kit left to focus on his brand agency Sunshine... Read More →
avatar for Geoff Campbell

Geoff Campbell

Senior Vice President, Business Development & Operations, Universal Music Group
avatar for Domenic Cotter

Domenic Cotter

Executive Producer, Sound Off Productions
For nearly twenty years, Sound Off Productions, Inc., led by President and Founder Domenic Cotter, has produced hundreds of shows, programs and events for broadcast TV, theatrical release, webcast and new media, ranging from music and original programming to sports, cable series and... Read More →
avatar for Doug DeLuca

Doug DeLuca

Executive Producer, Jimmy Kimmel Live
avatar for Kymberli Frueh

Kymberli Frueh

Senior Vice President, Trafalgar Releasing
avatar for Jeff Pollack

Jeff Pollack

CEO, CEO Pollack Media Group
JEFF POLLACK is currently the CEO of Pollack Media Group, which is an international media + music firm that has experience on every continent in television, music, live events, artist strategy, film, radio, print, and digital media. | | After starting out in radio, Pollack created... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 10:00am - 11:30pm
RealD Theater 100 N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

10:35am

WELCOME: Announcements by IFF Founders
Speakers
avatar for Mark Lieber

Mark Lieber

Founder, Infinity Film Festival
Mark has extensive expertise in all facets of the entertainment and tech industry including creating, developing, producing, marketing and distributing award winning content. He's created and executed countless sales and marketing strategies for all areas within the entertainment... Read More →
avatar for Roy Taylor

Roy Taylor

CEO, Ryff
avatar for Nick Urbom

Nick Urbom

Founder & CEO, Infinity Film Festival
Nick Urbom is an entrepreneur and internationally experienced, high-tech, experiential producer.In his capacities of producing both domestic and international events, Nick has executive produced cutting-edge content and technology events that included professional conferences, content... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 10:35am - 10:40am
The Paley Center For Media 465 N. Beverly Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210

10:45am

Opening Keynote - EXPERIENCE: The Journey to Immersive Storytelling with Vicki Dobbs-Beck of ILMxLAB
Speakers
avatar for Vicki Dobbs Beck

Vicki Dobbs Beck

Executive in Charge, ILMxLAB
Vicki Dobbs Beck is the Executive in Charge of ILMxLAB, a division launched in June 2015, whose mission is to pioneer in the area of immersive storytelling. ILMxLAB wants to make it possible for people to, ‘Step Inside Our Stories.’ The division combines the storytelling and innovation... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 10:45am - 11:15am
The Paley Center For Media 465 N. Beverly Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210

11:20am

CREATE: Andrew Harris of Epic Games - Empowering Filmmakers with Real-Time Virtual Production
Speakers
avatar for Andrew Harris

Andrew Harris

Studio CG Supervisor, Epic Games
Andrew Harris joined Epic in 2016 as Studio CG Supervisor, where his team works with the latest real-time technology to pioneer new filmmaking and virtual production techniques using Unreal Engine. | | Prior to joining Epic, Andrew spent nearly two decades working at the intersection... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 11:20am - 11:40am
The Paley Center For Media 465 N. Beverly Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210

11:45am

LEARN: Brent Weinstein, Chief Innovation Officer of UTA Interviewed by KC Ifeanyi, FAST COMPANY
Moderators
avatar for KC Ifeanyi

KC Ifeanyi

Fast Company

Speakers
avatar for Brent Weinstein

Brent Weinstein

Chief Innovation Officer, UTA


Thursday November 1, 2018 11:45am - 12:05pm
The Paley Center For Media 465 N. Beverly Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210

11:45am

IFF Winner Screening: Zafari (First TV Series Designed & Rendered in Game Engine)
Thursday November 1, 2018 11:45am - 1:45pm
RealD Theater 100 N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

12:10pm

FEEL: Michel Paquette of D-BOX - Feel it All, The Business of Motion
Speakers
avatar for Michel Paquette

Michel Paquette

Corporate Affairs Vice President, D-BOX
Corporate affairs Vice President, D-BOX Technologies Inc. Mr. Paquette was appointed Vice-President, Corporate Affairs in January 2018 after 4 years as Vice-President, Marketing for D-BOX. He has been involved in many trend-setting initiatives for D-BOX namely in the VR space with... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 12:10pm - 12:30pm
The Paley Center For Media 465 N. Beverly Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210

12:35pm

DEMOTIME - Ravi Velhal of INTEL: Putting the “I” in Immersive
Speakers
avatar for Ravindra Velhal

Ravindra Velhal

Global Content Strategist, Intel Corporation/Innovation Studio


Thursday November 1, 2018 12:35pm - 12:55pm
The Paley Center For Media 465 N. Beverly Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210

1:00pm

LEARN: Ushering In The Next Generation Immersive Cinema, Where Volumetric Tech Meets Storytelling In Conversation with Intel Studios and Sony Pictures Innovation Studio
Moderators
avatar for Robin Tarufelli

Robin Tarufelli

Managing Director, Media and Entertainment, Deloitte

Speakers
avatar for Glenn Gainor

Glenn Gainor

President, Sony Pictures/Innovation Studio
avatar for Diego Prilusky

Diego Prilusky

GM, Intel Studios
avatar for Ravindra Velhal

Ravindra Velhal

Global Content Strategist, Intel Corporation/Innovation Studio


Thursday November 1, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
The Paley Center For Media 465 N. Beverly Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210

2:00pm

A PANEL DISCUSSION: Haptics in Immersive Experiences, Going Beyond Sight and Sound
Moderators
avatar for Michel Paquette

Michel Paquette

Corporate Affairs Vice President, D-BOX
Corporate affairs Vice President, D-BOX Technologies Inc. Mr. Paquette was appointed Vice-President, Corporate Affairs in January 2018 after 4 years as Vice-President, Marketing for D-BOX. He has been involved in many trend-setting initiatives for D-BOX namely in the VR space with... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for David Birnbaum

David Birnbaum

Director, UX Design, Immersion
David Birnbaum, Director, UX Design at Immersion Corporation, has been creating haptic experiences for over 10 years, in which time he’s been named as an inventor on over 60 patents in the fields of user experience, wearables, gaming, medical devices, mobile communication, and rich... Read More →
avatar for Brent Bushnell

Brent Bushnell

Co-Founder and CEO, Two Bit Circus
Brent Bushnell is the CEO of Two Bit Circus, a Los Angeles-based experiential entertainment company. Most recently the team launched STEAM Carnival, high-tech entertainment combined with hands on projects to inspire kids about science, technology, engineering, art and math. Previously... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Crowder

Ashley Crowder

Co-Founder and CEO, VNTANA
Ashley Crowder is a driven visionary who leverages her engineering background to guide VNTANA’s overall direction and technology development. She co-founded VNTANA in 2012 with the goal of allowing people to be in multiple venues at the same time. Since then VNTANA has created the... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
The Paley Center For Media 465 N. Beverly Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210

2:00pm

WATCH: eSports "Gamechangers" Screening with Q&A
In 1998 a single video game forever changed the world. The game was StarCraft. It would go on to become the foundation of esports (electronic sports) and the force behind the online streaming medium Twitch. This global phenomenon began in the modest South Korean internet cafés known as PC bangs. It was from these humble beginnings that our characters "MC" and "MMA" would begin their dreams. Dreams that eventually lifted them out of poverty and placed them on the world stage as champions. But a life in esports comes at a cost and as we follow these players throughout a year of their lives we find out just what it takes to compete at the highest level and achieve ones Dreams of Blizzcon.


Speakers
avatar for Garineh Nazarian

Garineh Nazarian

FilmRise, Festival/Non-Thearical Coordinator
Festival & Non-Theatrical Event Coordinator, FilmRise | My name is Garineh Nazarian and I handle festival and non-theatrical screenings of our titles at FilmRise, a major indie distribution company based in NY. Before joining FilmRise, I ran my own distribution company working with... Read More →



Thursday November 1, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
RealD Theater 100 N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

2:50pm

THOUGHT LEADER - Rick Champagne of NVIDIA: The Business of Artificial Intelligence
Speakers

Thursday November 1, 2018 2:50pm - 3:10pm
The Paley Center For Media 465 N. Beverly Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210

3:15pm

DEMOTIME: THE THIRD FLOOR Presents Key Takeaways Across Multiple Seasons of Game of Thrones Chris Edwards, CEO and Founder
Join Chris Edwards, CEO of THE THIRD FLOOR, and other special guests, for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at over six years of Emmy Award-winning work on Game of Thrones. The challenge of staging feature film-quality scenes for television inspired the development of streamlined production workflows and intuitive virtual techniques – using tools that have evolved from over a decade of THE THIRD FLOOR’s contributions to ambitious virtual productions such as Avatar, Gravity, Beauty and the Beast, and Thor: Ragnarok.

Come see how these practical innovations are helping directors and producers bring their grand visions to life cost effectively, and in a highly collaborative environment. Since audiences are not necessarily aware of time and budget considerations frommedium to medium, it’s critical for OTT networks and creators to leverage new technologies that boost efficiency and deliver maximum production value to their viewers.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Edwards

Chris Edwards

CEO and Founder, The Third Floor
For more than a decade, Chris Edwards has been promoting the evolution and use of visualization to support production of motion picture, episodic television, video game and themed entertainment content, as well as development of new markets including virtual reality.After starting... Read More →



Thursday November 1, 2018 3:15pm - 3:45pm
The Paley Center For Media 465 N. Beverly Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210

3:50pm

DEMOTIME - OUTFRONT MEDIA: From Big Screen to Big Canvas.. Make ‘Em See You!
Speakers
avatar for Eddy Herty

Eddy Herty

National Creative Director, OUTFRONT STUDIOS
Eddy Herty, an LSU grad & New Orleans area native, has spent the last 10+ years traveling the country working with sales teams in various cities. From the mom & pops to national clients, he has committed his career to helping businesses from various industries differentiate from their... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 3:50pm - 4:20pm
The Paley Center For Media 465 N. Beverly Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210

4:15pm

IFF Selected Screening: Walking In Your Footsteps - 3D
Thursday November 1, 2018 4:15pm - 4:25pm
RealD Theater 100 N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

4:25pm

THE CONTEST: Digital LA Startup Showcase - Three Pitches and One Winner
At the Digital LA - Startup Showcase pitch, watch three startups pitch their entertainment startup ideas for five minutes, with five minutes of questions from judges and the audience. The audience will pick a winner on each day. See new innovative entertainment tech ideas and pick the idea you like best!



Moderators
avatar for Kevin Winston

Kevin Winston

CEO, Digital LA

Thursday November 1, 2018 4:25pm - 5:25pm
The Paley Center For Media 465 N. Beverly Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210

4:30pm

AUDIENCE AWARDS - Shorts Screenings with Q&A: Music Shorts
Music Films
Bridge Music by Andrew Porter 
Overcame the Sun - Cloudy Busey by Julian Clark
Musician by Aleksei Borovikov


Music Videos
Grey by Kent Donguines
The Wayward Wind by Carl Sondrol
Dancing With U - Marc Richter Ft. Remington Maxwell by Marc Richter

Thursday November 1, 2018 4:30pm - 5:35pm
RealD Theater 100 N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

5:30pm

WATCH: A Screening with a Panel Discussion: TNT presents “The Last Ship”
Moderators
avatar for Patrick Gomez

Patrick Gomez

Senior Editor, Entertainment Weekly

Speakers
avatar for Bren Foster

Bren Foster

Actor
Australian actor Bren Foster returns as SBS WO-N Wolf Taylor in season five of The Last Ship.Other television credits include the series regular role of Quinn Hudson in Days of Our Lives. He played the recurring role of Lt. Cliff Bailey on the hit Aussie series Sea Patrol, and roles... Read More →
avatar for Steven Kane

Steven Kane

Co-Creator/Showrunner/Executive Producer
Steven Kane is a writer, producer and director whose credits include acclaimed drama series The Closer, Major Crimes, Alias and NCIS, as well as comedies American Dad! and Curb Your Enthusiasm. His awards and accolades include Best Director honors at the NY Independent Film Festival... Read More →
avatar for Bridget Regan

Bridget Regan

Actor
Bridget Regan currently stars opposite Eric Dane on the Michael Bay-produced TNT hit drama series The Last Ship as Sasha Cooper. She also recurs on the Golden Globe nominated series, Jane the Virgin as Rose AKA Sin Rostro as well as on Marvel’s Agent Carter as the original Black... Read More →
avatar for Peter Weller

Peter Weller

Director
Peter Weller, noted member of the world’s film community, was most recently seen as “Admiral Alexander Marcus” in J.J. Abrams’ superb Star Trek: Into Darkness. He and wife, Sheri have a son, Theodore Mark Gerald Francesco Weller - 5 names, one kid. In addition, Weller’s... Read More →



Thursday November 1, 2018 5:30pm - 7:00pm
The Paley Center For Media 465 N. Beverly Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210

5:45pm

AUDIENCE AWARDS - Shorts Screenings with Q&A: Wild Films
Wild & Green
An Object At Rest by Seth Boyden
The Invisible Mammal - The Bat Rescuer by Kristin Tieche
A Femme Fatale Could Save Ash Trees from an Invasive Killer by Aaron Lemle


Documentary
Jessica Clark Racing by Ellen Houlihan
Territory by Eleanor Mortimer
The Quiet Man by Keith Rivers


Adventure
Red Bull Dedicate Diving Free by Adrien Nisan
Phenomenality by Lucas Jatoba
SLACKER by Lindsey Hagen

Thursday November 1, 2018 5:45pm - 7:15pm
RealD Theater 100 N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

6:30pm

8:00pm

AUDIENCE AWARDS - IMPACT Award to Matthew Lillard
For his commitment to using the power of creativity and social fellowship to tackle modern social issues through Hive Be Good & Five Acres Slamma Jamma.

Hive Be Good: Gathering the brightest people in the world to bring awareness, to inspire action and to create social impact toward LA's most pressing social riddles.

Five Acres Slamma Jamma: exposing foster care kids to the power of their own truth through a 6-day poetry workshop and performance event.

Moderators
avatar for Paige Williams

Paige Williams

Founder & CEO, Audience Awards
Founder & CEO, of Audience Awards. Bringing the top .01% of films to IFF aggregated from our turnkey festival software.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Lillard

Matthew Lillard

Actor
Matthew Lillard is well known for his performances in over 50 films and tv shows over the last 20 years.  With titles like Scream, The Descendants and Scooby Doo 1 & 2, Lillard is associated with a number of Hollywood Box Office hits totaling over $800 million dollars in revenue... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 8:00pm - 8:30pm
RealD Theater 100 N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

8:00pm

AUDIENCE AWARDS - Shorts Screenings with Q&A: Ocean Film Challenge
Gyrecraft by Alexander Groves
High Hope- The Future of Dungeness Crab by Benjamin Drummond
Blue Ventures by Gabriel Diamond
Filtering a Plastic Ocean by Rory Banyard
The Plastic Vagabond by Noé Sardet
Connected - Ziggy Livnat
Defying Plastic - Talia Schizzano
Throw Away Culture - Rory Moon & Nikki Dodd

Thursday November 1, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
RealD Theater 100 N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
 
Friday, November 2
 

8:00am

Sony Filmmaker's Lounge Breakfast
All pass holders are welcome to enjoy some coffee and pastries and sample the latest Sony cameras.

Friday November 2, 2018 8:00am - 10:00am
Writers Guild Theater 135 S Doheny Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA

9:00am

BLOCKCHAIN - KEYNOTE: How Hollywood Leverages the Blockchain
Moderators
avatar for Ann Greenberg

Ann Greenberg

Founder & CEO, Entertainment AI™
Serial entrepreneur, working at the intersection of media, AI, and blockchain. Lover of the digital arts! Founder of: HugCo, Fanpulse® Co-Founder Gracenote and ION.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Cerveny

Steve Cerveny

Founder and CEO, Consensys/Kaleido
avatar for Mitch Chait

Mitch Chait

Founder & CEO, Greenfence


Friday November 2, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am
Writers Guild Theater 135 S Doheny Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA

9:00am

A PANEL DISCUSSION: The Road to “Smart” Cities
Everyone is excited about the future of the ‘Smart City’ but what does that really mean?  In a connected world, what is the outlook for a city and how does it prepare?  How will all the municipalities and businesses work together to provide solutions that benefit the citizens as well as the environment.  Are we headed for a world of flying cars and robots or are the next steps much simpler.  We’ll hear from experts diving into the tech and behaviors surrounding the future of the smart city.



Moderators
avatar for THOMAS JORION

THOMAS JORION

SVP Strategy & Innovation, HAVAS
Previously an investment banker covering the media industry for several European banks, Thomas Jorion joined Havas in 2013 to manage the Los Angeles office’s development. He is a founding member of the global innovation network of Havas Group. Based on his industry knowledge and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Geanuracos

Catherine Geanuracos

Chief Executive Officer, City Grows
avatar for Ted Ross

Ted Ross

General Manager, CIO, City of Los Angeles - Information Technology Agency
avatar for John Rossant

John Rossant

Founder and Chief Curator, LA CoMotion
John Rossant is the Founder and Chairman of NewCities, a major global non-profit institution dedicated to improving the quality of life and work in cities. He is also leading LA CoMotion, the global annual event on the future of urban mobility, which takes place in the heart of Los... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am
The Paley Center For Media 465 N. Beverly Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210

9:00am

Womens’ Film Challenge Mentor Breakfast and Roundtables - By Invitation Only
Speakers
avatar for Kimberley Browning

Kimberley Browning

Filmmaker & Film Festival Programmer, HOLLYWOOD SHORTS
Festival Director: Hollywood Shorts | Community Connector/Film Curator: John Anson Ford Theatres | Executive Producer: HBOAccess Directing Fellowship
avatar for Gail Gendler

Gail Gendler

Head of Programming, Fandor
avatar for Moira Griffin

Moira Griffin

Executive Director - Production, Creative Lab at Fox Networks Group
avatar for JaSheika James

JaSheika James

Producer, Twentieth Century Fox
Upon graduating from the University of Florida, JaSheika went on to work for hit series, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES and DEXTER, and later in post-production at ABC Studios. Her professional experience in the writers’ room began on ABC’s REVENGE, where she joined the writing staff in... Read More →
avatar for Alison Emilo Kleckner

Alison Emilo Kleckner

Director, ReFrame, Sundance Institue/Women In Film Los Angeles
avatar for Ellen Pittleman

Ellen Pittleman

President and CEO, Hybrid Entertainment
Veteran film studio executive, producer, director, talent manager, author and lecturer Ellen Pittleman has 30+ years in the entertainment industry in Hollywood. A Paramount Pictures SVP charged with running varied creative businesses for 10+ years, she now runs Hybrid Entertainment... Read More →
avatar for Carol Trussell

Carol Trussell

Head of Production, Gaumont International TV
avatar for Debbie Vandermeulen

Debbie Vandermeulen

Debbie has 24 years of experience successfully working with filmmakers assisting them in turning their story ideas into cinematic entertainment that has proven to be profitable and earn recognition at renowned entertainment festivals including Cannes, Sundance and Toronto.Founder... Read More →
avatar for Maja Zimmermann

Maja Zimmermann

Producer - Consultant, Motivo Films GmbH
I'm a Swiss born independent producer based in L.A. focusing on international co-productions. | We are premiering our film MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING in the World dramatic competition. | Our team is in preparation of a new project by the same director, Alejandro Fernandez Almendras... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Caulfield's Bar & Dining Room at The Sixty Hotel 9360 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

9:30am

A PANEL DISCUSSION: How BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) is Driving Immersive Entertainment
Speakers
avatar for Vicki Dobbs Beck

Vicki Dobbs Beck

Executive in Charge, ILMxLAB
Vicki Dobbs Beck is the Executive in Charge of ILMxLAB, a division launched in June 2015, whose mission is to pioneer in the area of immersive storytelling. ILMxLAB wants to make it possible for people to, ‘Step Inside Our Stories.’ The division combines the storytelling and innovation... Read More →
avatar for Duncan Burbidge

Duncan Burbidge

VP Global Operations, The Third Floor
avatar for Yelena Rachitsky

Yelena Rachitsky

Executive Producer, Oculus
Yelena Rachitsky is an Executive Producer of Experiences at Oculus, sourcing and producing content around entertainment, news, documentaries and experiential work on the Oculus platform. Prior to Oculus, she was the Creative Producer of the annual Future of StoryTelling (FoST) summit... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 9:30am - 10:25am
RealD Theater 100 N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

9:50am

AM INSPIRATION - PARAMOUNT PICTURES State of the Industry Keynote: “An Immersive World”
Speakers
avatar for Ted Schilowitz

Ted Schilowitz

Futurist, Paramount Pictures
Ted Schilowitz, Futurist Paramount Pictures | As the Futurist at Paramount pictures, Ted works with studio leadership at Paramount / Viacom, exploring forms of new and emerging technologies. | | Prior to joining Paramount, Ted was the Futurist at 20th Century Fox, where he worked... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 9:50am - 10:10am
The Paley Center For Media 465 N. Beverly Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210

9:50am

BLOCKCHAIN: Blockchain for Non-Technical Marketing Executives
Moderators
avatar for Bettina Sherick

Bettina Sherick

Consumer Insights and Innovation, 20th Century Fox
Bettina Sherick is the SVP, Consumer Insights and Innovation in the Data Strategy group at 20th Century Fox, where she collaborates with a team of data strategists and scientists to find breakthrough ways to identify and engage movie-goers. Prior to this role, Ms. Sherick ran international... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Shannah Miller

Shannah Miller

Head of Partnerships, Atom Tickets
Shannah is a seasoned executive who has spent her career developing unique and impactful marketing campaigns in the entertainment industry. In her role as Head of Partnerships, Shannah oversees new business development, partnerships and studio relations, with a particular focus on... Read More →
avatar for David Piskovich

David Piskovich

Co-Founder and CTO, True Tickets
Technology, startups, blockchain, events and ticketing
avatar for Mimi Slavin

Mimi Slavin

Head of Global Marketing and Business Development, Greenfence Consumer
Distinctly "non-technical," I am the person to with whom to speak about all the ways the Blockchain is changing marketing and enabling new tactics and revenue streams.
avatar for Jamie Stevens

Jamie Stevens

Executive Vice President, Sony Pictures
Jamie Stevens joined Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group in June 2016 as Executive Vice President, Worldwide Consumer Products. Overseeing the Global Consumer Products and Licensing team, she leads the efforts to expand and capitalize on product and licensing opportunities... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 9:50am - 10:45am
Writers Guild Theater 135 S Doheny Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA

10:15am

A PANEL DISCUSSION - Tech & Film: Major Studios Chief Technology Officers with Carolyn Giardina, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
Moderators
avatar for Carolyn Giardina

Carolyn Giardina

Tech Editor, The Hollywood Reporter

Speakers
avatar for Hanno Basse

Hanno Basse

Chief Technology Officer, 20th Century Fox
Hanno Basse, chief technology officer (CTO) at 20th Century Fox Film Corp., oversees technology strategy and engineering, including home entertainment, theatrical distribution, and postproduction. At Fox, Hanno and his team of engineers are developing new distribution methods, are... Read More →
avatar for Richard Berger

Richard Berger

President and CEO, Motion Picture Laboratories
avatar for Annie Chang

Annie Chang

VP Creative Technologies, Universal Pictures
avatar for Don Eklund

Don Eklund

Chief Technology Officer, Sony Pictures Entertainment
avatar for Ben Havey

Ben Havey

VP, Technology Innovation Group, The Walt Disney Studios
avatar for Ted Schilowitz

Ted Schilowitz

Futurist, Paramount Pictures
Ted Schilowitz, Futurist Paramount Pictures | As the Futurist at Paramount pictures, Ted works with studio leadership at Paramount / Viacom, exploring forms of new and emerging technologies. | | Prior to joining Paramount, Ted was the Futurist at 20th Century Fox, where he worked... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 10:15am - 10:50am
The Paley Center For Media 465 N. Beverly Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210

10:30am

LEARN: Judith Regan Interviews Producer Suzanne DePasse
Moderators
avatar for Judith Regan

Judith Regan

CEO, Regan Arts
Judith Regan has had a long and award-winning career as a book publisher, producer, and talk show host. She is currently the CEO of Regan Arts and hosts a Westwood One podcast “My Side of the Story”. She has published a wide range of bestselling and award-winning authors including... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Suzanne DePasse

Suzanne DePasse

Producer, de Passe Jones Entertainment
Suzanne de Passe began her career at Motown Records as the Creative Assistant to founder and Chairman, Berry Gordy, where she discovered The Jackson 5 with standout Michael Jackson, The Commodores featuring Lionel Richie, Rick James, DeBarge, and other superstar Motown acts. She subsequently... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
RealD Theater 100 N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

10:55am

EXPERIENCE: The Future of Image - Roy Taylor, CEO of RYFF
Speakers
avatar for Roy Taylor

Roy Taylor

CEO, Ryff


Friday November 2, 2018 10:55am - 11:15am
The Paley Center For Media 465 N. Beverly Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210

11:00am

BLOCKCHAIN: Crypto Collectibles - Entertainment's New Revenue Stream
What is a smart digital asset? Crypto is not just about fintech. The same power that gives Bitcoin its value can be applied to digital goods with multiple functions and capabilities. The analytics capability unlocked through the passage of these objects through the digital ecosystem are like nothing available in digital today. They quite simply stand to revolutionise the digital media industry, and I am looking forward to telling you how.

Moderators
avatar for Jonas Hudson

Jonas Hudson

Co-Founder, Greenfence
Jonas Hudson is a co-founder of Greenfence Consumer, a sister company to Greenfence, which creates Blockchain based mobile platforms for brands and retailers enabling advanced engagement tactics and gamified loyalty and rewards programs. Greenfence Consumer has integrated Blockchain... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Amy Cohn

Amy Cohn

VP Marketing, Dapper Labs
Amy is the VP of Marketing for Dapper Labs. Dapper Labs uses the power of play to deliver blockchain-based experiences that are made for the average consumer and ready for the real world. Their first offering was CryptoKitties, a game whose goal is to bring the first billion consumers... Read More →
avatar for Mike Gamaroff

Mike Gamaroff

Chief Digital Officer, Varius Solutions
Specialist in emerging and converging media landscape, with a focus on IoT, mobile and social media.Since 1999, I have worked for leading digital marketing agencies in a wide mix of disciplines such as creative direction, programmatic buying implementation, data logic and software... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Writers Guild Theater 135 S Doheny Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA

11:05am

SOTHEBY'S PRESENTS: The Art of Disruption - Innovation At The Auction House Interviewed by KC Ifeanyi of FAST COMPANY



Moderators
avatar for KC Ifeanyi

KC Ifeanyi

Fast Company

Speakers
avatar for David Goodman

David Goodman

EVP Digital Development and Marketing, Sotheby's
David Goodman joined Sotheby’s in May 2015 as Executive Vice President, Digital Development and Marketing. Over the past three years, he has spearheaded numerous initiatives aimed to generate growth, insight, and change across a variety of areas including content creation, marketing... Read More →
avatar for Noah Wunsch

Noah Wunsch

Sotheby's
Noah Wunsch has been at Sotheby's for just over a year, running marketing and digital strategy. Noah ran business development and strategy for a number of magazines, digital media companies and startups, including Verst, a Greylock-led company recently acquired by Dropbox. He currently... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 11:05am - 12:05pm
RealD Theater 100 N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

11:20am

THOUGHT LEADERS: Fireside Chat With Dina Marovich, PARAMOUNT PICTURES and Andrew Wallenstein, VARIETY – Media Challenges in the Ever-Evolving Marketplace
Moderators
avatar for Andrew Wallenstein

Andrew Wallenstein

Co-Editor-in-Chief, Variety
Andrew Wallenstein is Co-Editor-in-Chief of Variety. With the publication since 2011, he oversees daily and weekly coverage of the entertainment industry, with a focus on technology.Andrew worked at The Hollywood Reporter from 2002 to 2010, where he held various top posts including editor of THR.com. Andrew was also an on-air contri... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dina Marovich

Dina Marovich

SVP, Worldwide Media & Interactive Marketing, Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures
As an award-winning, innovative, analytical yet creative marketing executive, Dina has a proven track record leveraging a team-based model of excellence to exceed expectations, create synergy and deliver ROI. She has been called a "dynamic mentor" and an "idea generator" with expertise... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 11:20am - 11:40am
The Paley Center For Media 465 N. Beverly Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210

11:45am

DEMOTIME - THE STUDIO AT NASA JPL: How Designers, Content Creators & Storytellers are Helping Scientists and Engineers Imagine the Future
Speakers
avatar for Daniel E Goods

Daniel E Goods

NASA / JPL
The Studio is a team of designers, artists, makers, strategists, and thinkers. We are passionate about helping scientists and engineers imagine the future, and giving people a sense of awe about the universe.
avatar for Lois Kim

Lois Kim

Visual Strategist, NASA / JPL
The Studio is a team of designers, artists, makers, strategists, and thinkers. We are passionate about helping scientists and engineers imagine the future, and giving people a sense of awe about the universe.


Friday November 2, 2018 11:45am - 12:15pm
The Paley Center For Media 465 N. Beverly Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210

11:50am

BLOCKCHAIN: Data on the Blockchain - Who Owns It?
Moderators
avatar for Jon Labrie

Jon Labrie

SVP, Blockchain Systems & Applications, Greenfence

Speakers
avatar for Lewis Cohen

Lewis Cohen

Co-Founder, DLx Law LLP
Lewis Cohen is co-founder of DLx Law, a new law firm for a new economy. He works together with co-founder Angela Angelovska- Wilson and the rest of the DLx Law team to provide in-depth legal counsel to startups, major enterprises, and governmental entities on a broad range of matters... Read More →
avatar for Sophia Lopez

Sophia Lopez

Founder, Kaleido


Friday November 2, 2018 11:50am - 12:35pm
Writers Guild Theater 135 S Doheny Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA

12:10pm

SOTHEBY'S PRESENTS: Art, Technology and The Museum
In 1967 LACMA created a forward-thinking initiative called The Art and Technology Program which paired artists such as Claes Oldenburg, Tony Smith, Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg with corporations in the areas of aerospace, scientific research and entertainment. In 2013 LACMA announced the opening of a new A+T lab, once again fostering new collaborations between artists and technology innovators. Join Jennie King, Associate Curator of Contemporary Projects at LACMA in discussion with Gabriel Barcia-Colombo alumni of the new A+T lab to discuss how museums embrace art and technology. 


Speakers
avatar for Jennifer King

Jennifer King

Associate Curator of Contemporary Projects, LACMA


Friday November 2, 2018 12:10pm - 12:30pm
RealD Theater 100 N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

12:20pm

HEAL - Inside the Healing Studio: A Conversation with MOUNT SINAI & FRAUNHOFER
Healthcare has rapidly evolved to incorporate disruptive technology to deliver patients cutting-edge healthcare. Leveraging AR and VR technology has given physicians a newfound platform to improve acute and chronic pain without the use of medications, evolve surgery to become safer and more efficient, improve vision and even help improve physician wellness. We will discuss these distinct verticals in healthcare as well as what the future holds.

Speakers
avatar for Alfred-Marc Iloreta

Alfred-Marc Iloreta

Assistant Professor, Mount Sinai
Skull Base surgeon and innovator of disruptive healthcare technologies. Experience with minimally invasive skull base surgery leveraging emerging technology with healthcare applications to provde patients with safe, efficient and superior healthcare. Extensive experience with virtual... Read More →
avatar for Kathleen Schröter

Kathleen Schröter

Head of Marketing, 3IT Innovation Center
Kathleen Schröter is Head of Marketing & Communications at the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, HHI in Berlin, Germany and the Executive Manager of the 3IT Innovation Center for Immersive Imaging Technology. Kathleen works to bring cutting-edge scientific development to business... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 12:20pm - 12:50pm
The Paley Center For Media 465 N. Beverly Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210

12:35pm

THOUGHT LEADER: Stacey Sher, Co-President Of Activision Blizzard Studios Interviewed by Judith Regan
Moderators
avatar for Judith Regan

Judith Regan

CEO, Regan Arts
Judith Regan has had a long and award-winning career as a book publisher, producer, and talk show host. She is currently the CEO of Regan Arts and hosts a Westwood One podcast “My Side of the Story”. She has published a wide range of bestselling and award-winning authors including... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Stacey Sher

Stacey Sher

Co-President, Activision Blizzard Studios
Stacey Sher is a two-time Academy Award nominee, receiving the honors for Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, starring Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson and Kerry Washington, and Steven Soderbergh’s Erin Brockovich, with Julia Roberts and Albert... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 12:35pm - 1:35pm
RealD Theater 100 N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

1:00pm

WATCH: "Generation Zapped" A Documentary Screening with Q&A
Speakers
avatar for El Gemayel Sabine

El Gemayel Sabine

Producer, Director & Writer, Zapped Productions
SABINE conveys her strong narrative skills and her deep understanding of human emotions into her directing work giving a voice to extraordinary people in ordinary situations and undermined social themes.Wandering around the Middle East under inconceivable circumstances following the... Read More →
avatar for Amy Smart

Amy Smart

Actress/Environmentalist



Friday November 2, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Laemmle Music Hall 9036 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA

1:30pm

BLOCKCHAIN: Putting Your Ads on the Blockchain - How Does It Work and Why Is It Better?
Speakers
avatar for Chad M. Andrews

Chad M. Andrews

Global Solution Leader, Advertising and Blockchain for Telecommunications, Media & Entertainment, IBM
Chad Andrews is Global Solutions Leader for Advertising and Blockchain, where he is responsible for leading IBM’s strategy, business development and project oversight in the space.Chad has spent his entire 24 year career in M&E technology, from co-founding and exiting a leading... Read More →
avatar for Matt Hrushka

Matt Hrushka

Product Marketing Manager, XCHNG
Matt has been involved in the cryptocurrency space since 2015 and has a deep knowledge about distributed ledger technologies including blockchain. Additionally, Matt’s professional experience in the digital advertising space makes him uniquely qualified to understand the application... Read More →
avatar for Morgan Martin

Morgan Martin

SVP Licensing & Partnerships, Greenfence
avatar for Nikao Yang

Nikao Yang

COO, Lucidity
Deep understanding of blockchain and digital advertising. Sold previous startup (mobile video advertising company AdColony) for $350MM. Advisor and investor in early stage technology companies.


Friday November 2, 2018 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Writers Guild Theater 135 S Doheny Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA

2:00pm

A PANEL DISCUSSION: Cutting-Edge Work from Universities - A Faculty and Student Love-Fest
Speakers
avatar for David Nelson

David Nelson

University of Southern California
David Nelson is the Creative Director of the MxR Lab, the seminal virtual, augmented and mixed- reality research lab at the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies. He has overseen a broad range of Immersive research projects for clients ranging from... Read More →
avatar for Madeline Warren

Madeline Warren

Associate Professor, Artistic Faculty, Chapman University
A veteran motion picture executive and educator, Madeline Warren has developed and supervised production of many major studio films, including Academy Award winner L.A. Confidential. In 2007, she began teaching film at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
The Paley Center For Media 465 N. Beverly Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210

2:00pm

THOUGHT LEADERS: RUBEY ENTERTAINMENT Presents "EVENT CINEMA" with Q&A
On this panel, we will explore the differences between Event Cinema defined as features and other content shown in movie theatres for less than five days and traditional theatrical distribution from creative, distribution, marketing, audience engagement and other perspectives.  As we know, programming has an emerging-technology focus, with events bringing together creative, business and tech icons from Hollywood, Silicon Valley and Silicon Beach.   The Focus of our panel is Event Cinema, focus of the Festival is Technology.  The conversation is our to develop and enjoy!

Moderators
avatar for John Rubey

John Rubey

CEO, Rubey Entertainment
John Rubey is CEO of Rubey Entertainment LLC. John is an innovative leader in live event capture and distribution who has blended his wide and deep experience in music, global television and cinema distribution, media and entertainment, cross-platform video streaming, event production... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for David Brand

David Brand

President and CEO, DMB Strategic
David Brand is President and CEO of DMB Strategic, a consulting and advisory group focusing on market strategies for premium content creation that integrate various mediums of marketing and advertising strategies. David's expertise lies in the B to B relationships.In May 2017 for... Read More →
avatar for Paul Dergarabedian

Paul Dergarabedian

Senior Media Analyst, comScore, Inc.
With more than 25 years’ experience in the field, Paul Dergarabedian is the movie industry’s most recognized and widely quoted authority for media-based information and analysis.  In his role as Senior Media Analyst for comScore, Paul provides expert analysis on results that... Read More →
avatar for Tammy Ross

Tammy Ross

CEO and Managing Director, Acclaim Sports & Entertainment SPORTS ON TAP
The premier streaming platform providing premium sports programming to commercial bars, restaurants, cinemas and public venues worldwide.  Previously, Tammy was a key decision maker on many of the world’s biggest PPV events as Senior Vice President of HBO Sports and PPV.
avatar for Marty Shindler

Marty Shindler

CEO, The Shindler Perspective
Consultant, media expert, publisher of the Shindler Perspective, one half of a husband and wife consulting team with a background that consists of a Big 4 (Coopers of PriceWaterhouseCoopers), top 5 business school (Sloan at MIT) and hands on experience at 20th Century Fox, MGM, Lucasfilm’s... Read More →
avatar for Graham Spurling

Graham Spurling

Founding Board Member, Event Cinema Association
avatar for George Veras

George Veras

Chief Operating Officer and Executive Producer, Pro Football Hall of Fame
Executive Vice President, Chief Revenue Officer, and Executive Producer for the Pro Football Hall of Fame responsibilities for marketing, sponsorship, and all presentations, television and radio shows including the Faith, Family and Football OUR MISSION: Honor the Heroes of the Game... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
RealD Theater 100 N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

2:15pm

BLOCKCHAIN: Creating Operational Efficiencies Using Blockchain
How the Blockchain Is Streamlining Payments To Rights Holders

Speakers
avatar for Tope Alabi

Tope Alabi

Software Engineer, ConsenSys
Tope Alabi is a blockchain developer at Consensys where Tope enables private data communications on the blockchain. He has made various open-source contributions to the Ethereum ecosystem.
avatar for Rantz Hoseley

Rantz Hoseley

Managing Editor, Heavy Metal Magazine
An award-winning creator with 30 years of experience in music videos, TV, film, comics and videogames, Rantz currently serves as the Managing Editor of Heavy Metal magazine.
avatar for Lauren Selig

Lauren Selig

Founder and CEO, Shake and Bake Productions
Core to the growth of new technologies and companies are experienced investors whose advice and financial resources can be the difference between failure and success. To help attendees navigate the landscape, the Society is honored to welcome New Media Investor and TV and Film Producer... Read More →
avatar for Brad Spahr

Brad Spahr

Vice President, Head of Emerging Technology, Sony Music Entertainment
Brad Spahr leads the emerging technology group at Sony Music Entertainment where he focuses on new technologies and initiatives. His career spans 17 years in digital media with a focus on product development, business development and new venture incubation across music, film/television... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Writers Guild Theater 135 S Doheny Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA

2:35pm

LEARN: Lori H. Schwartz, The Tech Cat Interviews Bernie Su, “Artificial” Creator and Emmy Award-Winning Producer & Director: 'Live Broadcasting on Twitch'
We'll talk with Bernie Su who will take us through the creation and execution of Twitch's first ever theatrical piece of content.  About Artificial: is a live audience-interactive science fiction series presented as an ongoing live Turing test. During the streams/episodes, Dr. Matt Lin’s artificial human daughter, Sophie, faces challenges from the Twitch audience to prove her humanity. The viewers ask questions via chat, weigh in on choices facing Sophie, and make decisions for her via live polls. Artificial is the first original scripted series on Twitch, is averaging over 10,000 concurrent viewers per live episode and has already crossed 1,000,000 views in 7 weeks.

Speakers
avatar for Lori H. Schwartz

Lori H. Schwartz

Principal, StoryTech
Lori H. Schwartz is a well known industry curator, host and moderator. She is a CNN Tech contributor and sits on the board of the Television Academy for the interactive media peer group. Her company StoryTech is responsible for curation at NAB, ADTECH, IMEDIA amongst others and is... Read More →
avatar for Bernie Su

Bernie Su

Interactive Showrunner, 96 Next
Bernie Su is a two-time Primetime Emmy award-winning interactive storyteller, creator, and showrunner. He is currently the showrunner of Artificial, the first live audience-interactive science fiction series to debut on Twitch. | | His previous works include The Lizzie Bennet Diaries... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 2:35pm - 3:05pm
The Paley Center For Media 465 N. Beverly Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210

2:40pm

LEARN: New Formats of Mobile Storytelling with Guy Shalem
Guy Shalem embracing mobile to enhance film narrative rather than view it as an obstacle to overcome. Bailey Rosser  translating complex audience data into effective creative strategy and optimized mobile viewing experiences.— Drew Pokorny identifying the story elements that are absolutely necessary (and the elements that must be cut) in unscripted reality for the mobile viewer to stick around, subscribe and watch episode after episode.

Moderators
avatar for Adam Brenner

Adam Brenner

Emerging Platforms Consultant
Adam helps brands discover, understand, and leverage emerging platforms. After building trend intelligence at Omnicom agencies OMD and sparks & honey, Adam led marketing and partnerships for VR/AR high-end graphics company OTOY. Adam is now an innovations consultant focusing on new... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Drew Pokorny

Drew Pokorny

Showrunner, Vertical Networks
Starting in sketch comedy at The Groundlings and The Comedy Central Stage, Drew Pokorny began as a comedy writer & performer. He joined SiriusXM’s daily two hour celebrity talk show Dirty Pop with Lance Bass as head writer and on-air personality and finished his run as the program's... Read More →
avatar for Bailey Rosser

Bailey Rosser

Director of Audience Development, Vertical Networks
Bailey Rosser, Director of Audience Development and Head of Content, Vertical Networks | | Bailey Rosser is the Director of Audience Development and Head of Content at Vertical Networks, the world’s leading mobile-first content studio that produces daily editorial and video properties... Read More →
avatar for Guy Shalem

Guy Shalem

Director/Writer/Producer
avatar for Angela Trevino

Angela Trevino

Writer/Director/Producer, New Form


Friday November 2, 2018 2:40pm - 3:25pm
Laemmle Music Hall 9036 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA

3:05pm

BLOCKCHAIN: Using Blockchain to Re-Imagine the Shopper Experience for Retailers and CPG Brands
For Retailers And CPG Brands

Moderators
avatar for Scott Loyola

Scott Loyola

Co-Founder, Greenfence Consumer

Speakers
avatar for Ken Fenyo

Ken Fenyo

Consumer Markets Lead,Fuel, McKinsey & Company
avatar for Nizam Walji

Nizam Walji

Co-Founder, webSaver
Entrepreneur, Retail Tech Geek, Innovator, Shopper and Soccer fanatic. | Committed to improving consumer experience in retail using Digital Innovation, payments/card Link and Blockchain technology. Connecting Brands, Retailers and Consumers in Canada.


Friday November 2, 2018 3:05pm - 3:50pm
Writers Guild Theater 135 S Doheny Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA

3:10pm

A PANEL DISCUSSION: The Power Of Live - Driving Fans and Engagement in a New Era
Live Streaming is quickly becoming one of the most genuine ways to connect with an audience. It creates opportunities to personalize content, to create dialogue with your viewers and to immediately share information about an event, a product or service. And just as there are now many live platforms to utilize there are also many different live strategies to apply.  We’ll dive deep into the new opportunities with a variety of players in the industry who are leading the way.

Moderators
avatar for Steve Koenig

Steve Koenig

VP, Research at Consumer Technology Association, Consumer Technology Association
Steve Koenig is VP, Research at the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ the U.S. trade association representing more than 2,200 consumer technology companies and which owns and produces CES® – The Global Stage for Innovation. | | He leads CTA’s industry research including... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Peterzell

Marcus Peterzell

EVP Entertainment, Ketchum
Marcus is a seasoned veteran in the entertainment marketing business whose skills and relationships have been invaluable to companies looking to market their brands through high profile entertainment partnerships. Marcus is Ketchum’s EVP of Entertainment and Head of Ketchum’s... Read More →
avatar for Phil Ranta

Phil Ranta

Head of Creators, Mobcrush
Phil is a pioneer of the digital media revolution, working as a pre-YouTube professional web video producer in 2005, video content app creator before the smartphone revolution in 2007, and as the Head of Creators at Mobcrush, a technology and entertainment company at the epicenter... Read More →
avatar for Marc Scarpa

Marc Scarpa

Founder, Simplynew
Marc Scarpa is a veteran Director and Executive Producer of live participatory media. His most recent credits include The Allstate Fan Fest with Imagine Dragons, the Covered California Campaign, a 12-hour live participatory broadcast to raise awareness for the Affordable Care Act... Read More →
avatar for Bernie Su

Bernie Su

Interactive Showrunner, 96 Next
Bernie Su is a two-time Primetime Emmy award-winning interactive storyteller, creator, and showrunner. He is currently the showrunner of Artificial, the first live audience-interactive science fiction series to debut on Twitch. | | His previous works include The Lizzie Bennet Diaries... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 3:10pm - 3:55pm
The Paley Center For Media 465 N. Beverly Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210

3:30pm

WATCH: FILMSTRUCK Presents A Documentary Screening of "For All Mankind"

Friday November 2, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Laemmle Music Hall 9036 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA

3:40pm

LEARN: Creating Empathy In VR with Directors Elijah Allan-Blitz, Céline Tricart and RYOT'S Nigel Tierney with Fast Company’s KC Ifeanyi
Moderators
avatar for KC Ifeanyi

KC Ifeanyi

Fast Company

Speakers
avatar for Elijah Allan-Blitz

Elijah Allan-Blitz

Director
Emmy nominee and Lumiere award winner Elijah Allan-Blitz is the first VR director for Time Magazine. His VR experience about the holocaust was created as a companion piece for the Ken Burns documentary, Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War.The VR experience was responsible for over... Read More →
avatar for Nigel Tierney

Nigel Tierney

Director of Development and Production, RYOT
avatar for Celine Tricart

Celine Tricart

Founder, Lucid Dreams Productions
Celine Tricart is a director who has developed a unique and recognizable style with a strong visual sense due to her background as a director of photography. Her work was showcased in numerous Academy Awards qualifying festivals including the Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, Hotdocs... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 3:40pm - 4:20pm
RealD Theater 100 N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

4:00pm

PLAY - A PANEL DISCUSSION: The New World of Play
Participating in Interactive Media is all about viewing, manipulating, altering, interacting with or affecting the content ...a means for the relationship between the creator and the audience to change.

This panel will offer a diverse set of perspectives from studio to independent to creator and maker to address the shift to connected experiences that has us play and participate with story.

Moderators
avatar for David Kleeman

David Kleeman

SVP, Global Trends, Dubit Limited
David Kleeman, SVP of Global Trends for Dubit, is a strategist, analyst, author, speaker and connector. He has led the children’s media industry in developing sustainable, child-friendly practices for more than 30 years.Dubit is a worldwide research and strategy consultancy and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Gil Baron

Gil Baron

CEO, Mindshow
As CEO & Cofounder at Mindshow Gil Baron brings his vast expertise in storytelling and the digital effects process to make storytelling possible in Virtual Reality. Mindshow is creating revolutionary software for creativity and collaboration around storytelling in VR, and has been... Read More →
avatar for Jesyca Durchin

Jesyca Durchin

CEO, Nena Media
I am an award-winning producer and storyteller creating connected and immersive story-worlds between physical and digital products. I help companies and brands discover new ways to create connection and sometimes re-engagement with their audience. In working with some of the world’s... Read More →
avatar for Erin Reilly

Erin Reilly

Founder / Director of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, ReillyWorks
For 20+ years, I've been an entrepreneur, educator and strategist inventing new approaches, products, services and experiences about storytelling, engagement and learning through emergent technology. I'm founder of ReillyWorks, a startup building connected experiences for people to... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm
The Paley Center For Media 465 N. Beverly Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210

4:00pm

Infinity Film Festival Reception
Please join us for some cocktails and conversation in the WGA Lobby. All pass holders are welcome.

Friday November 2, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Writers Guild Theater 135 S Doheny Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA

4:30pm

A PANEL DISCUSSION: Excellence In Television for a New Era, Presented by THE TELEVISION ACADEMY - Emmy® Contenders & Winners
Leading creators working at the bleeding edge of new forms of storytelling, notably VR/AR/MR and 360 video, will discuss their Emmy-contending and winning projects, and their perspectives on the current evolution of interactive narrative.

Moderators
avatar for Marc Johnson

Marc Johnson

Governor, Television Academy, Interactive Media Peer Group, marcato digital media
I work on strategy and product development at the intersection of technology and entertainment. Interested in all emerging media and platforms, and always excited to talk about new products, or re-imagined older ones. Broad and deep expertise in ideation and development for creative... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bruna Bedford

Bruna Bedford

Animation Supervisor, Penrose Studios
Bruna Berford is the Animation Supervisor at Penrose Studios, where she supervised the animation for the award-winning experience "Arden’s Wake" (Best VR Award at the 74th Venice International Film Festival), and “Allumette" (2016 Tribeca Film Festival). Before joining Penrose... Read More →
avatar for Larry Cutler

Larry Cutler

Co-Founder and CTO, Baobab Studios
Larry Cutler is Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer of the Emmy® award-winning and leading VR animation studio Baobab Studios, whose mission is to inspire you to dream and bring out your sense of wonder. Larry brings deep technical leadership over the past 20 years in the area... Read More →
avatar for Frank Scherma

Frank Scherma

President, Radical Media
Frank Scherma is President and Co-Founder of RadicalMedia, a multi-disciplinary studio that creates some of the world’s most innovative content. Under his leadership, the company has produced and distributed award-winning projects in a full spectrum of media, including commercials... Read More →
avatar for Neville Spiteri

Neville Spiteri

Co-Founder and CEO, Wevr
Neville Spiteri  is the Co-Founder and CEO of Wevr, the award-winning immersive content studio. Wevr was named one of the top 10 “Most Innovative Companies” in AR/VR in 2017 by Fast Company, and Neville was honored in Variety’s list of the “Top 30 Digital Media Executives... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 4:30pm - 5:15pm
RealD Theater 100 N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

4:50pm

LEARN: Why Content Deals Are A Poor Fit For Venture Capital -- And Why That Doesn't Matter. With Intel Capital’s Stephen Saltzman
"Why content deals are a poor fit for venture capital -- and why that doesn't matter."

Beating your head against the wall chasing VC dollars to fund the creation of breakthrough content that will drive adoption of new technology platforms (VR, AR, MR, XR, 8K, ...)?  In the first few minutes of this talk you'll learn why content doesn't fit the VC model, and why you wouldn't want most VCs judging the merits of your content. More importantly, in the rest of the talk you'll learn several ways to actually get your creation funded. I'll also leave time to answer any burning questions you have on the topic.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Saltzman

Stephen Saltzman

Director, Strategic Investments, Intel Capital
Managing Director, Intel' Capital's VR and AR investments. Also focused on gaming, eSports, displays, and smart home. Stephen joined Intel Capital in 2002, and has previously led investment activity in support of Intel's Wi-Fi and Atom System-on-a-Chip businesses. Saltzman re-joined... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 4:50pm - 5:20pm
The Paley Center For Media 465 N. Beverly Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210

5:20pm

SPECIAL EVENT: UNIVERSAL PICTURES Presents "The Grinch" in 3D

Friday November 2, 2018 5:20pm - 7:20pm
RealD Theater 100 N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

5:25pm

THE CONTEST - Digital LA Startup Showcase: Three Pitches and One Winner
At the Digital LA - Startup Showcase pitch, watch three startups pitch their entertainment startup ideas for five minutes, with five minutes of questions from judges and the audience. The judges will pick a winner, and the audience will pitch a winner on each day. See new innovative entertainment tech ideas and pick the idea you like best!



Speakers
avatar for Kevin Winston

Kevin Winston

CEO, Digital LA


Friday November 2, 2018 5:25pm - 6:25pm
The Paley Center For Media 465 N. Beverly Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210

6:00pm

SPECIAL EVENT: Art + Tech Reception
Friday November 2, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
The Paley Center For Media 465 N. Beverly Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210

6:30pm

AUDIENCE AWARDS - Shorts Screenings with Q&A: Love, Laughs, Animation
Love
Happily Ever After  by Carsten Kurpanek
Melon Head 
by Andy Fortenbacher
Digits by Alexander Engel


Comedy
Giraffe by Janne Schmidt
Dollar King 
by Drew Pollins
Alternative Math by David Maddox


Animation
The Present by Jacob Frey
Layers of Fear by Hsin-Ying Liu
Tom in Couchland by James Just

Friday November 2, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Laemmle Music Hall 9036 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA

6:30pm

SPECIAL EVENT: “Lost in London” A Film By Woody Harrelson - Production Guild of Great Britain Award Winner
Lost in London is a 2017 autobiographical comedy written and directed by Woody Harrelson about one of the worst nights of his life.  Starring Harrelson, Willie Nelson, and Owen Wilson, Lost in London was shot in real time with a single camera and was screened live in select theatres on 19 January 2017.  It is the first time a film was shot live and broadcast live into theatres.  The Lost in London team was recognized by the UK Production Guild and won the award for Best Production team.

Moderators
avatar for John Rubey

John Rubey

CEO, Rubey Entertainment
John Rubey is CEO of Rubey Entertainment LLC. John is an innovative leader in live event capture and distribution who has blended his wide and deep experience in music, global television and cinema distribution, media and entertainment, cross-platform video streaming, event production... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Vicki Betihavas

Vicki Betihavas

UK Event Video Producer, Nineteen Fifteen Productions
Vicki B - is a music and entertainment professional. Since launching Nineteen Fifteen with her business partner (Kit Hawkins) in 2009. The company has focused on Live, compelling and world first's in event and music arena. | In 2012 Kit left to focus on his brand agency Sunshine... Read More →
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Ken Kao

Producer



Friday November 2, 2018 6:30pm - 8:45pm
Writers Guild Theater 135 S Doheny Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA

8:00pm

AUDIENCE AWARDS - Shorts Screenings with Q&A: Action-Packed
Dramatic
This Panda Is Dancing by Max Stossel
Stray_Dogs by Minka FK
Situational by Scott Simonsen


Live Action
Cootie Contagion by Joshua Smooha
I Think It's Pretty Obvious by Michael Acosta

Friday November 2, 2018 8:00pm - 9:22pm
Laemmle Music Hall 9036 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA

9:30pm

AUDIENCE AWARDS - Shorts Screenings with Q&A: Fear & Freaky
Horror
Balloon by Mitchell Slan
Rosalita by Luciano De Azevedo
Little Lamb by Heidi Douglas


Experimental
The Swan Girl by Johnny Coffeen
Fried Barry by Ryan Kruger
Flats by Talena Sanders

Friday November 2, 2018 9:30pm - 10:53pm
Laemmle Music Hall 9036 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA
 
Saturday, November 3
 

9:00am

Sony Filmmaker's Lounge Breakfast
All pass holders are welcome to enjoy some coffee and pastries and sample the latest Sony cameras.

Saturday November 3, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Writers Guild Theater 135 S Doheny Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA

9:30am

WATCH: WARNER BROS. Presents Theatrical Screening of "Ready Player One"

Saturday November 3, 2018 9:30am - 12:00pm
Writers Guild Theater 135 S Doheny Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA

12:30pm

FAITH - SNEAK PEEK: “Palau” Screening with Q&A
A story of relentless grit, motivational strength and humbling triumph, PALAU is a film many will relate to. As a young man, a passion and vision to proclaim the Good News of Jesus to all the nations was planted deep in Luis Palau's heart.

Invited panelists include: Actor and Star of the Movie, Gastón Pauls, Producer Rebekah Hubbell, Marketer/Distributor.

Moderators
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John Rubey

CEO, Rubey Entertainment
John Rubey is CEO of Rubey Entertainment LLC. John is an innovative leader in live event capture and distribution who has blended his wide and deep experience in music, global television and cinema distribution, media and entertainment, cross-platform video streaming, event production... Read More →

Speakers
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Rebekah Hubbell

Executive Producer
Rebekah Hubbell is the founder of RIVKA Entertainment Group (REG), a boutique talent and brand management company established in 2002. REG focuses on launching unique brands, products and services into the national and international marketplace. Rebekah has successfully conducted... Read More →
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Gastón Pauls

Actor/Writer/Director/Producer
Gastón Pauls is an Argentinian actor, TV host, writer, director and producer. He started his career on the well-known television series Montaña Rusa. Pauls then starred in Verdad Consecuencia, one of Adrián Suar's first TV hits on Canal 13.In addition to television, Pauls has had... Read More →



Saturday November 3, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Laemmle Music Hall 9036 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA

12:35pm

LEARN - ANIMATION PANEL DISCUSSION: WALT DISNEY STUDIOS Presents “Ralph Breaks The Internet”
In “Ralph Breaks The Internet,” video-game bad guy Wreck-It Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and best friend Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) leave the comforts of Litwak’s arcade in an attempt to save her game. Their quest takes them to the vast world of the internet, a world Vanellope wholeheartedly embraces—so much so that Ralph worries he may lose the only friend he’s ever had. Join head of story Josie Trinidad and head of animation Kira Lehtomaki for a sneak peek at Walt Disney Animation Studios’ upcoming feature, including a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film, and never-before-seen footage.

Speakers
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Kira Lehtomaki

Head of Animation, Walt Disney Animation Studios
KIRA LEHTOMAKI (Co-Head of Animation) joined Walt Disney Animation Studios in 2007 as an animation trainee in the talent development program. She’s contributed to a host of WDAS titles, including Oscar® winners “Zootopia,” “Paperman” and “Frozen,” plus “Bolt... Read More →
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Josie Trinidad

Head of Story, Walt Disney Animation Studios
JOSIE TRINIDAD (Co-Head of Story) oversees the story team, which is responsible for translating the script to its first visual form.Trinidad joined Disney in 2004 as a story apprentice. Once she completed training, she was hired as a story artist. Her Disney credits include 2016’s... Read More →



Saturday November 3, 2018 12:35pm - 1:35pm
Writers Guild Theater 135 S Doheny Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA

1:40pm

FAITH - KEYNOTE: Gordon Robertson, CEO of CBN, Interview with Judith Regan
Gordon Robertson is CEO of The Christian Broadcasting Network and president of CBN’s humanitarian organization, Operation Blessing International. A Yale graduate, he earned his J.D. from Washington and Lee University. Gordon oversees CBN’s extensive television and digital programming, serving as executive producer and co-host ofThe 700 Club and 700 Club Interactive.

As executive producer of CBN Documentaries, his film credits include the successful Fathom Events release of In Our Hands: The Battle for Jerusalem; as well as The Hope: The Rebirth of Israel; Whose Land Is It: Jewish and Arab Claims to Israel; To Life: How Israeli Volunteers Are Changing the World; and the upcoming release of Christmas: The Story Behind the Traditions.

Gordon is also executive producer of CBN’s Superbook, an animation series of Bible stories seen by millions of children worldwide in dozens of languages.

This Keynote interview is by Judith Regan, an American editor, producer, book publisher, and television and radio talk show host.

Moderators
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Judith Regan

CEO, Regan Arts
Judith Regan has had a long and award-winning career as a book publisher, producer, and talk show host. She is currently the CEO of Regan Arts and hosts a Westwood One podcast “My Side of the Story”. She has published a wide range of bestselling and award-winning authors including... Read More →

Speakers
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Gordon Robertson

CEO, CBN (Christian Broadcasting Network)
Gordon Robertson is CEO of The Christian Broadcasting Network and president of CBN’s humanitarian organization, Operation Blessing International. A Yale graduate, he earned his J.D. from Washington and Lee University. Gordon oversees CBN’s extensive television and digital programming... Read More →


Saturday November 3, 2018 1:40pm - 2:40pm
Laemmle Music Hall 9036 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA

1:40pm

WATCH: 20TH CENTURY FOX Presents Restoration of "The Sound of Music" in 4K
The 4K restoration of The Sound of Music was supervised by 20th Century Fox, starting with an 8K scan from a 65mm Interpositive and a new transfer of an original 1965 6 track Printmaster Labaoratory services provided by FotoKem, EndPoint Audio Labs and Mi Casa.




Saturday November 3, 2018 1:40pm - 4:40pm
Writers Guild Theater 135 S Doheny Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA

2:45pm

VALUES.COM - Foundation For A Better Life PSA Trailers
Saturday November 3, 2018 2:45pm - 3:00pm
Laemmle Music Hall 9036 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA

4:00pm

Infinity Film Festival Reception
Please join us for some cocktails and conversation in the WGA Lobby. All pass holders are welcome.

Saturday November 3, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Writers Guild Theater 135 S Doheny Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA

4:45pm

LEARN - REGAN ARTS PRESENTS: "The Art Of The Hollywood Backdrop" with Judith Regan
Moderators
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Judith Regan

CEO, Regan Arts
Judith Regan has had a long and award-winning career as a book publisher, producer, and talk show host. She is currently the CEO of Regan Arts and hosts a Westwood One podcast “My Side of the Story”. She has published a wide range of bestselling and award-winning authors including... Read More →

Speakers
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Schawn Belston

EVP, Media and Library Services, 20th Century Fox
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Karen Maness

Artist, Scenic Art Supervisor and Professor, UT Department of Theatre and Dance
Karen L. Maness is the principal instructor of scenic art and figurative painting, and co-instructor for practical effects classes for Live Design at UT at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance. She is the Scenic Art Supervisor at Texas Performing Arts, directing the scenic art execution... Read More →


Saturday November 3, 2018 4:45pm - 5:25pm
Writers Guild Theater 135 S Doheny Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA

5:00pm

AUDIENCE AWARDS - Shorts Screenings with Q&A: Women's Film Challenge
Fade - Freedom Aganist Dark Enemies by Charity Smith
She's Revolutionary 
by Brittany B. Monét Fennell
Behind Closed Doors 
by Bianca Armbruster
WeMatter 
by Sherrie Quannea
Nice 14.07.16 
by Gisele Nour
QAMANIQ 
by Florence Pelletier
Rough Waters 
by Claire Imler
ZAYA 
by Susanne Serres
Such and Such 
by Ashley Seering
The Melancholy Man 
by Samantha Aldana
The Road to Motherhood by Sofie Peeters

Saturday November 3, 2018 5:00pm - 5:59pm
Laemmle Music Hall 9036 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA

5:35pm

TECH IN THE CITY: Mayor of Beverly Hills, Dr. Julian Gold Discusses The Future of Technology in Beverly Hills With Judith Regan and KC Ifeanyi of Fast Company
Moderators
avatar for KC Ifeanyi

KC Ifeanyi

Fast Company
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Judith Regan

CEO, Regan Arts
Judith Regan has had a long and award-winning career as a book publisher, producer, and talk show host. She is currently the CEO of Regan Arts and hosts a Westwood One podcast “My Side of the Story”. She has published a wide range of bestselling and award-winning authors including... Read More →

Speakers
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Dr. Julian Gold

Mayor of Beverly Hills
Julian A. Gold, M.D., was elected to the Beverly Hills City Council in 2011 and served as mayor in 2015. He is currently serving as mayor.Mayor Gold previously served on the Recreation and Parks Commission and on the Traffic and Parking Commission, of which he was chairperson. He... Read More →



Saturday November 3, 2018 5:35pm - 5:55pm
Writers Guild Theater 135 S Doheny Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA

6:00pm

WORLD PREMIERE SCREENING with Q&A: PARAMOUNT PICTURES Presents a Restoration of “War Of The Worlds” in 4K
  

Speakers
avatar for Craig Barron

Craig Barron

Creative Director, Magnopus
Craig Barron has been an innovator in the cinematic technique of matte | painting, contributing to visual effects on more than 100 films. He began his career at ILM, working on such classic films as The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial... Read More →
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Ben Burtt

Writer/Director/Sound Designer
Ben Burtt has more than 30 years of experience as a writer, director, film editor, sound designer and sound mixer. His work includes feature films, documentaries, network television movie specials, and educational specialty films.Burtt received an Oscar for the creation of the alien... Read More →
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Andrea Kalas

Paramount
Andrea Kalas is currently Senior Vice President of the Paramount Pictures Archives.  She previously served as President of the Association of Moving Image Archivists and has worked as Head of Preservation at the British Film Institute, Digital Studio Director for Discovery Communications... Read More →



Saturday November 3, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Writers Guild Theater 135 S Doheny Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA

7:00pm

AUDIENCE AWARDS - Shorts Screenings with Q&A: Female Filmmakers
Limbo by Louisa Taabni
Leeches by Payal Sethi
Dryland by Liv Colliander

Saturday November 3, 2018 7:00pm - 8:20pm
Laemmle Music Hall 9036 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA

7:30pm

8:30pm

AUDIENCE AWARDS: Trailblazer Award to Candice Wilson
For her commitment to diversity in filmmaking.

Speakers
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April Reign

CEO, ReignStorm Ventures
#OscarsSoWhite Creator. Speaker, Consultant and Activator on Diversity, Inclusion and Representation.
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Candice Wilson

VP of Acquisitions and Development, Codeblack/Lionsgate
Candice Wilson is a multifaceted Creative Executive with a diverse background in both film and songwriting, and has consulted and worked alongside some of the industry’s top executives and talent to provide top tier support and execution. Always on the hunt for original and provocative... Read More →


Saturday November 3, 2018 8:30pm - 8:50pm
Laemmle Music Hall 9036 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA

8:30pm

AUDIENCE AWARDS - Shorts Screenings with Q&A: Race to Justice
This Is America by William Anderson
Around the Dinner Table 
by Cassandra Nicholson
BLACK (F)ISH
by Carla Lee
Behind the Bars 
by Max Rothman
The Setup 
by Patrick Higgins
Why Not Now John Henry 
by Ben Proudfoot
Honest in Thought and Deed 
by Matthew Palmer
Skull and Bone 
by Victoria Rivera
Still I Rise 
by Gabriel Diamond
W. Kaman Bell Doesn't Want to Fit In 
by Jackie Lay




Saturday November 3, 2018 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Laemmle Music Hall 9036 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA

8:30pm

SPECIAL EVENT: FILMSTRUCK Presents A LOS ANGELES FESTIVAL DEBUT of “2001: A Space Odyssey” In 4K

Saturday November 3, 2018 8:30pm - Sunday November 4, 2018 11:30pm
Writers Guild Theater 135 S Doheny Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA

9:15pm

WATCH: PARAMOUNT PICTURES Presents "Hugo" in 3D
Speakers
avatar for Demetri Portelli

Demetri Portelli

Cinematographer/Stereographer



Saturday November 3, 2018 9:15pm - 11:23pm
RealD Theater 100 N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
 
Sunday, November 4
 

10:00am

Sony Filmmaker's Lounge Breakfast
All pass holders are welcome to enjoy some coffee and pastries and sample the latest Sony cameras.

Sunday November 4, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Writers Guild Theater 135 S Doheny Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA

11:00am

WATCH: CW Presents " All American"
In The CW’s new drama “All American,” Samantha Logan plays Olivia Baker, Coach Billy Baker’s (Taye Diggs) daughter and quarterback’s (Michael Evans Behling) sister. But really, she’s a girl with a dark and destructive past that no one seems to acknowledge, so when Spencer’s the first person to really see her, she can’t help but feel a connection deeper than she’s ever felt before.

Logan had a season-long recurring arc on the second season of “13 Reasons Why.” Earlier this year, she played a lead role in the film “Polaroid,” as well as a supporting role in the film “The Empty Man.”

Logan was featured in the pilots for “Cruel Intentions” and “Studio City.”

Moderators
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KC Ifeanyi

Fast Company

Speakers
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Michael Evans Behling

Jordan Baker in "All American"
In The CW’s new drama “All American,” Michael Evans Behling plays Jordan Baker, Beverly High’s quarterback and coach’s son, whose world is thrown off its axis when Spencer (Daniel Ezra) joins the football team and his family. Jordan can’t stand by while Spencer takes his... Read More →
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Nkechi O. Carroll

Showrunner/Executive Producer
Nkechi Okoro Carroll the Executive Producer/Showrunner of the Greg Berlanti-produced drama series, “All American.”Born in New York, raised in Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire and England, Okoro Carroll was performing and training with the Oxford Youth Theatre in England by the time she... Read More →
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Daniel Ezra

Spencer James in "All American"
In The CW’s new series “All American,” Daniel Ezra plays Spencer,South Crenshaw High’s All-Star wide receiver who lives life on and off the field with a chip on his shoulder. When he’s given the opportunity to play for Beverly High, Spencer finds himself thrust into a world... Read More →
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Samantha Logan

Olivia Baker in "All American"
In The CW’s new drama “All American,” Samantha Logan plays Olivia Baker, Coach Billy Baker’s (Taye Diggs) daughter and quarterback’s (Michael Evans Behling) sister. But really, she’s a girl with a dark and destructive past that no one seems to acknowledge, so when Spencer’s... Read More →


Sunday November 4, 2018 11:00am - 12:25pm
Writers Guild Theater 135 S Doheny Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA

12:00pm

WATCH: Best of GLAS 2018 - Part I Presented by Creative Capers and Glas Animation
GLAS exhibits films from local and international artists and filmmakers across the animation spectrum, fostering a community and space for industry veterans, historians, animation enthusiasts, and emerging talent from diverse backgrounds to come together, share, learn, and appreciate the animated art form in a critical context. See some of this year's award winners and festival favorites in this special screening.

Sunday November 4, 2018 12:00pm - 12:55pm
RealD Theater 100 N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

12:00pm

WATCH: Hulu Sneak Preview “Zen Dog” and Behind the Scenes Short "Zen Dog: On the Road" with Q&A
Mud (Kyle Gallner) has been trapped in his daily routine for a long time. He runs a struggling virtual reality startup that promises to transport users to exotic locations from the comfort of their homes. Plagued by recurring nightmares of a stranger’s suicide, Mud has a difficult time coping with his monotonous existence.

One day, his eccentric cousin Dwayne (Adam Herschman) shows up at his doorstep, disturbing the comforting pattern Mud has created for himself. Dwayne introduces Mud to the power of lucid dreaming with the hopes that it will quell his nightmares. Thus Mud dreams himself into a road trip across America in a psychedelic Volkswagen. Finding himself experiencing a life without the usual comforts and meeting colourful characters, he starts discovering more than he initially bargained for.

In recent years, many films have dealt with how modern urban life gets alienating, but few have achieved the profound effect of Zen Dog. Writer / Director Rick Darge deftly weaves together his visuals, sounds, touching performances and the words of late philosopher Alan Watts in service of a beautiful, inspiring tale. Using real locations and local crew spanning across the entire United States, the unique production of Zen Dog harkens back to the days of modernist American filmmaking that captured reality in its purest form.

Speakers
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Rick Darge

Future Park
Rick Darge was born in South Plainfield, New Jersey and discovered filmmaking at an early age - often employing family members around him to star in his short films and fake infomercials. In high school, Darge directed music videos, shorts, documentaries and an indie high school movie... Read More →
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Chadwick Dunn

Producer



Sunday November 4, 2018 12:00pm - 2:15pm
Laemmle Music Hall 9036 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA

12:30pm

WATCH: EPIX Presents "Berlin Station"
Series:
Berlin Station, EPIX’s critically-acclaimed spy thriller, returns for season three on Sunday, December 2. The third season three takes place over the course of 11 days in Eastern and Central Europe as Chief of Station Valerie Edwards (played by Michelle Forbes) guides her team through the high-stakes relationship between Russia, the United States and its vulnerable NATO allies. Is the Kremlin involved in any foul play that could upend a thinly-held World Order?

Episode 301:
Valerie Edwards (Michelle Forbes) sends Daniel Miller (Richard Armitage) and Robert Kirsch (Leland Orser) on an urgent mission to Estonia, where they meet renegade CIA Officer Rafael Torres (Ismael Cruz Córdova), and uncover signs of a covert invasion threat

Moderators
avatar for KC Ifeanyi

KC Ifeanyi

Fast Company

Speakers
avatar for Jason Horwitch

Jason Horwitch

Writer/Producer
avatar for Leland Orser

Leland Orser

Actor/Director/Writer


Sunday November 4, 2018 12:30pm - 1:55pm
Writers Guild Theater 135 S Doheny Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA

1:00pm

WATCH: "Technology & Paranoia” Presented by Creative Capers and GLAS Animation
Over the course of recent years we have seen a rise in films directly addressing connectivity and corresponding technologies. We have curated a special selection of films sharing a thematic similarity and desire to critique this fear of modern technology and connectivity in everyday life.



Sunday November 4, 2018 1:00pm - 1:55pm
RealD Theater 100 N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

2:00pm

WATCH: Best of GLAS 2018 - Part II Presented by Creative Capers and Glas Animation
GLAS exhibits films from local and international artists and filmmakers across the animation spectrum, fostering a community and space for industry veterans, historians, animation enthusiasts, and emerging talent from diverse backgrounds to come together, share, learn, and appreciate the animated art form in a critical context. See some of this year's award winners and festival favorites in this special screening.

Sunday November 4, 2018 2:00pm - 2:55pm
RealD Theater 100 N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

2:25pm

WATCH: "Adoptable" The Digital Series with Creator, Scott Lowell
ADOPTABLE! is an awkward and bittersweet comic television series written by and starring Scott Lowell loosely based on his own experiences searching for his birth parents back in the late ’90’s. It is presented as a documentary being directed by Jennifer Lim (Linda Park of TV’s “Enterprise” & “Crash”) which follows successful actor and adult adoptee Scott Fishman (Lowell) of the hit TV show “Cops & Bottoms” in which he co-stars with Noah Wyle (Noah Wyle as a fictionalized version of himself).  Bowing somewhat to pressure from his fiancé, Lisa Crane (Emily Swallow, “The Mentalist”, “Monday Mornings”) and their therapist Bob Raskin (Jim O’Heir of “Parks and Recreation”) as well as his own desire to know himself a bit better before getting married and starting a family, Fishman embarks on the journey of seeking out his birth parents.  He is aided along the way by an intermediary named Mary Elizabeths played by multi-Emmy Award® winner Sharon Gless (“Cagney & Lacey”, “Burn Notice”, “Queer as Folk”).

Moderators
avatar for Peter Paige

Peter Paige

Actor/Writer

Speakers
avatar for Scott Lowell

Scott Lowell

Actor/Writer/Producer, ScoLo, Inc.
Scott Lowell is best known for his roles on television as Ted Schmidt in Showtime’s popular, critically acclaimed and groundbreaking series Queer As Folk (for which he was twice nominated for a Prism Award) as well as his portrayal of Dr. Douglas Filmore on the long running series... Read More →
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Corinne Marrinan

Executive Producer
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Monty Miranda

Director
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Linda Park

Actress
avatar for Jeff Rosenthal

Jeff Rosenthal

Executive Producer



Sunday November 4, 2018 2:25pm - 4:25pm
Laemmle Music Hall 9036 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA

2:35pm

A PANEL DISCUSSION - FRAUNHOFER HHI Presents: Insights on Volumetric Video Capturing – On the Way to Lifelike Holograms
This panel gives audiences an overview of the possibilities that are out there for Volumetric Video Capturing. Where? When? What’s now and what’s on the horizon?

Moderators
avatar for Kathleen Schröter

Kathleen Schröter

Head of Marketing, 3IT Innovation Center
Kathleen Schröter is Head of Marketing & Communications at the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, HHI in Berlin, Germany and the Executive Manager of the 3IT Innovation Center for Immersive Imaging Technology. Kathleen works to bring cutting-edge scientific development to business... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sven Bliedung

Sven Bliedung

Chief Executive Officer, Volucap
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Ingo Feldmann

Head of Immersive Media and Communication Group, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute
Ingo Feldmann is head of the Immersive Media & Communication group in the Vision & Imaging Technologies department of Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI. Together with his team he investigates novel technologies in the area of Virtual and Augmented Reality, 3D reconstruction... Read More →
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Sven Slazenger

CEO, Interlake
Sven Slazenger co-founded Interlake in 1997 and heads the company’s German operations in Potsdam, just outside Berlin. Sven holds a degree in communications research from Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. In his role as Interlake’s CEO he is working as a digital change... Read More →
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Johannes Steurer

Teamlead Future Trends & Technologies, ARRI
With a longlasting background in digital film processing, nowadays I am focussed on capturing techniques for visual content utilizing computational imaging in the fields of AR, VR, and virtual production


Sunday November 4, 2018 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Writers Guild Theater 135 S Doheny Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA

3:00pm

LEARN: “Autonomous LA” Presented by Creative Capers and GLAS Animation
From the beginning, GLAS has always emphasized the importance of independent animation in the United States. For this screening we defined ‘independent’ as work made without the support of commercial funding and outside of educational institutions. Work made in this context always carries an extra edge of innovation and experimentation, made for no other reason than to satiate the creator’s curiosity. This screening highlights films made by a younger generation, creating work in the epicenter for commercial entertainment, Los Angeles.

Moderators
avatar for Sean Buckelew

Sean Buckelew

Animator, GLAS

Speakers
avatar for Einar Baldvin

Einar Baldvin

Co-Founder, GLAS
Einar Baldvin was born in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1985. In 2005 he moved to the United States to study in The Program of Experimental Animation at CalArts. In the Fall of 2008, he received The Hollywood Foreign Press Scholarship to complete his studies. During his time at CalArts, Einar... Read More →
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Kangmin Kim

Filmmaker
Kangmin is a highly creative and multitalented stop motion artist and designer with a strong background in stop motion, graphic design. He has been concentrating on creative visualization using hand crafted media with designed backgrounds. | ​
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Song E Kim

Animation Filmmaker
Song E Kim is an animation artist who is specialized in drawn animation. Since earning MFA degree in Experimental Animation at CarArts, she has been working and directing on various commercials, music videos and documentary films. Currently she is barely surviving from being an... Read More →
avatar for Vincent Tsui

Vincent Tsui

Filmmaker
Animation Filmmaker



Sunday November 4, 2018 3:00pm - 3:55pm
RealD Theater 100 N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

3:00pm

IFF Monolith Awards Winners Reception
Attendees are invited to celebrate the winners of the IFF Monolith Awards! The reception includes red carpet photographs, awards conferral and cocktails.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Conelly

Michael Conelly

Blackthorn Media, Blackthorn Media
avatar for Chris Edwards

Chris Edwards

CEO and Founder, The Third Floor
For more than a decade, Chris Edwards has been promoting the evolution and use of visualization to support production of motion picture, episodic television, video game and themed entertainment content, as well as development of new markets including virtual reality.After starting... Read More →
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Niamh

Head of Production, Pink Kong Studios
Niamh Herrity is CEO and award-winning Producer at Pink Kong StudiosDublin. Recipient of Female Entrepreneur of the year 2015, IBYE finalist 2016 and Dublin City Entrepreneur of the year 2017 - Niamh's Business background has enabled her to push the studio to new heights.Since Niamh... Read More →


Sunday November 4, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Writers Guild Theater 135 S Doheny Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA

3:35pm

SPECIAL EVENT: World Premiere - The Chimerical Era VR Experience
Moderators
avatar for Taylor Freeman

Taylor Freeman

Co-Founder & CEO, Upload
Taylor Freeman is the CEO & Chairman of Upload, Inc. Since starting Upload in 2014 to build community around VR technology in San Francisco, the company has hosted more than 500 XR events across the US, Europe and Asia, reached over 200M people online through daily news coverage... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Chase Bethea

Chase Bethea

Sound Designer
avatar for Veronica Flint

Veronica Flint

VR Creative Director, Quixotical
Veronica Flint is a VR/AR Content Creator with a background in creating cinematic immersive experiences. She's worked on many different vr and ar projects that have debuted at Sundance and Tribeca and is currently showcasing her latest immersive experience The Chimerical Era. Previously... Read More →
avatar for TK Gorgonia

TK Gorgonia

Director/Producer
avatar for Jarrell Hall

Jarrell Hall

Motion Capture Performer & Technician/Content Producer
avatar for Ari Karczag

Ari Karczag

Performance Capture Supervisor
avatar for Christopher Moore

Christopher Moore

Foley / Sound Design
avatar for Anghel Paras

Anghel Paras

Cinematographer


Sunday November 4, 2018 3:35pm - 4:05pm
Writers Guild Theater 135 S Doheny Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA

4:15pm

IFF Winner Screening: Subverse
Speakers
avatar for Joseph White

Joseph White

Writer/Director/Animator, Subverse
SUBVERSE is a new sci-fi web series from award-winning writer / director Joseph White, creator of the 'expertly crafted' [io9] and 'fantastically clever' [Geek Tyrant] short film THE BRAIN HACK.



Sunday November 4, 2018 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Writers Guild Theater 135 S Doheny Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA

4:30pm

SPECIAL EVENT: Dave Navarro Presents "Mourning Son" A Film by Todd Newman. Q and A with Dave Navarro and Todd Newman with Judith Regan and KC Ifeanyi of Fast Company Following Screening of Film
Moderators
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KC Ifeanyi

Fast Company
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Judith Regan

CEO, Regan Arts
Judith Regan has had a long and award-winning career as a book publisher, producer, and talk show host. She is currently the CEO of Regan Arts and hosts a Westwood One podcast “My Side of the Story”. She has published a wide range of bestselling and award-winning authors including... Read More →

Speakers
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Dave Navarro

Writer/Producer
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Todd Newman

Writer/Producer/Director
MOURNING SON



Sunday November 4, 2018 4:30pm - 6:30pm
RealD Theater 100 N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

4:45pm

IFF Winner Screening: Athena
Speakers
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Nick Walker

Director



Sunday November 4, 2018 4:45pm - 5:06pm
Writers Guild Theater 135 S Doheny Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA

4:45pm

AUDIENCE AWARDS - Shorts Screenings with Q&A: Faith and Spirituality
Deana's Story Dementia and the Middle Class by Zach Jordan
Mohamed The First Name 
by Zairi Malika
Automatic Fitness by Alejandra Tomei

Sunday November 4, 2018 4:45pm - 5:32pm
Laemmle Music Hall 9036 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA

5:10pm

IFF Winner Screening: The Browsing Effect
Speakers
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Michael Feinstein

Writer/Director/ Producer, The Browsing Effect



Sunday November 4, 2018 5:10pm - 6:40pm
Writers Guild Theater 135 S Doheny Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA

6:00pm

AUDIENCE AWARDS - Shorts Screening: Queer and Social
Social/Political
The Sunshine Boy by Naaman Azhari
Moon Child by James Mills
Sink or Swim by Michael Cameneti


LGBTQ
Brix and The Bitch by Nico Raineau
Princess Jack by Lesley Johnson
Follow Me by Anthony Schatteman

Sunday November 4, 2018 6:00pm - 7:14pm
Laemmle Music Hall 9036 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA

7:45pm

AUDIENCE AWARDS - Shorts Screenings with Q&A: Native American Documentary Challenge
United By Water by Derrick LaMere
QAMANIQ by Florence Pelletier and Caroline Côté
Hinowu Hand Games by Danny DeLeon
Generations by Anthony Florez
Headdress by JJ Neepin
Ka Pua by Erin Lau
Protect by Deidra Peaches
Turquoise by Michael Redhouse



Sunday November 4, 2018 7:45pm - 8:31pm
Laemmle Music Hall 9036 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA