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Monday, September 10

11:00am PDT

Who Needs iTunes? Digital DIY Distribution

Not everyone is using iTunes to sell their content online.  There ARE self-distribution options. We’ve all heard about the “digital majors”, but how do digital DIY sites compare to the big boys?  How are DIY sites such as EggUp, MoPix, FilmBinder, Assemble, Distrify and Dynamo succeeding in this corner of the marketplace?  Learn how to create your own site and understand the costs of making your content readily available for consumers. 

Moderated by Alex Ben Block

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Alex Ben Block

Senior Editor, The Hollywood Reporter
Entertainment industry journalist, author, broadcaster and show business historian Alex Ben Block is Senior Editor of The Hollywood Reporter.  In June 2012, Block was honored as Entertainment Journalist of the Year at the Southern California Journalism Awards by the Los Angeles... Read More →
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Jason Brubaker

Producer/Author, FilmmakingStuff.com
Jason Brubaker is a Hollywood based Independent Motion Picture Producer and an expert in Video On Demand distribution. He is focused on helping YOU make, market and sell movies more easily by growing your fan base, building buzz and creating community around your title.  Jason... Read More →
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Michael Murphy

President, Gravitas Ventures
As President of Gravitas Ventures, Michael manages distribution of Gravitas' library of more than 2000 titles to more than 100 transactional, subscription, and ad-sponsored VOD operators on a worldwide basis.  Prior to joining Gravitas Ventures in 2007, Michael was Captain... Read More →
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Ryan Stoner

CEO, MoPix
Ryan Stoner spent more than 10 years pioneering new technology, entertainment and brand marketing strategies for huge international companies and small start-ups, helping them better engage with their customers. He launched the strategic division of a branded entertainment agency... Read More →

Monday September 10, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Theater 10

12:30pm PDT

Projection Room Tour/Blu-ray Projection Demo

Want to see the inner workings of a fully digital theater?  With the passing of film, today’s theaters are now being equipped with digital projection – but how does it all work?  Get an up-close look at the Pacific Theaters’ digital projection room and hear from the lead tech on how the digital workflow is adapted to the projection of today’s fiction and non-fiction fare.           

Monday September 10, 2012 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT
Culver Stadium 12

2:00pm PDT

Transmedia: The New Frontier?

Transmedia, or multi-platform interactive storytelling, has become a big buzzword in the entertainment industry over the last couple of years.  As the digital and social media experience continues to evolve, today’s audience no longer just consumes media passively, but now desires media and story experiences available to them on a number of devices and formats.  Hear from the latest industry insiders as to what part transmedia plays in the larger digital puzzle.

Moderated by David Bloom.

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David Bloom

Principal, Words & Deeds
David Bloom advises on communications strategy, media relations and social media for prominent companies, institutions and individuals in politics, technology, entertainment and business.  He currently is social-media consultant for Deadline.com, the premiere online site for... Read More →
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Juan Devis

Juan Devis is a Public Media artist and producer, whose work crosses across platforms – video, film, interactive media and gaming. His work, regardless of the medium is often produced collaboratively allowing for a greater exchange of ideas in the production of media and art... Read More →
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Bruce Gersh

Co-Founder, President and CEO, FishBowl Worldwide Media
Bruce Gersh co-founded FishBowl Worldwide Media with Vin Di Bona in January 2010 and serves as President and CEO, responsible for setting and executing the company’s vision.  Prior to joining FishBowl, Gersh was Senior Vice President, Strategy and Operations, Intellectual Property... Read More →
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Robert Nashak

Executive Vice President, Digital Entertainment & Games, BBC Worldwide
Robert Nashak is EVP of Digital Entertainment & Games, overseeing BBC Worldwide’s games strategy. Robert launched the business in 2010, working with top BBC brands to develop new opportunities across a wide range of game platforms. The business is responsible for the company's... Read More →
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Lawrence Tanz

CEO, Vuguru
As a digital entertainment veteran, Mr. Lawrence Tanz brings more than 15 years of strategy and operating experience in media, entertainment and technology.  Mr. Tanz also has extensive expertise in producing, developing and financing successful film, television, and new media... Read More →

Monday September 10, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Theater 10

4:00pm PDT

Online Big Box Stores: The Digital Retailers

SnagFilms, Hulu, New Video, Amazon, iTunes are all the latest rage among filmmakers with content to sell.  But is this new frontier all it’s cracked up to be?  Is $340 a year in net revenue really worth all the work?  Where is this a la cart style of purchasing content really going?  Has anyone made more than $5000 from any of this?  Hear from some of the players who are defining the terms of the Big Box digital marketplace.

Moderated by Stephen Nemeth


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Rick Allen

CEO, SnagFilms
Rick Allen has run successful companies in nearly every form of media, and helped to develop or extend some of the country’s most prestigious brands. Rick is the CEO of SnagFilms, which he helped to found with Ted Leonsis. The company is the leading digital distributor of independent... Read More →
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Stephen Nemeth

Founder, Rhino Films
Stephen Nemeth formed and heads up Rhino Films, the independent film company that originated as a division of iconoclastic record label Rhino Records. He has produced and executive produced dozens of films. His producer credits include The Surrogate, starring John Hawkes, Helen... Read More →
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Erick Opeka

Vice President of Digital Distribution, Cinedigm Entertainment Group
As Vice President of Digital Distribution for Cinedigm Entertainment Group, Erick directs the company’s client management, content strategy, development and operations across digital platforms, including subscription and ad-supported video-on-demand, electronic sell-through... Read More →

Monday September 10, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Theater 11
Tuesday, September 11

10:00am PDT

Crowdfunding: A Viable Option or Last-Ditch Effort?

Is crowdfunding the way to go?  Do these new fundraising platforms really help?  What is the downside?  How big is the upside?  Hear from filmmakers who’ve actually done it and learn the tips and tricks to making crowdfunding work for you.

Moderated by Edwin Stepp

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Michael Brockhoff

Executive Producer
Michael Brockhoff has created and produced hundreds of hours of non-fiction programming for major cable networks. His latest project is a feature length documentary called BronyCon: The Documentary about a rapidly growing adult and mostly male fan base of the TV show "My Little Pony... Read More →
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Lilibet Foster

Lilibet Foster is an Academy Award® Nominated filmmaker and multiple award winning director, producer and writer of feature documentaries, television programs and integrated brand campaigns. She earned her Oscar® Nomination for producing feature documentary, "Speaking in Strings... Read More →
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Tony Hale

Producer, Natural Health Expert
Like most natural health experts, Tony Hale (aka T.C. Hale) began his career in stand-up comedy. Touring professionally as a comic for nearly a decade, he never envisioned that he would one day teach the world how to sleep, poop, lose weight, and more.On Valentine’s Day 2004... Read More →
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Scott Hamilton Kennedy

Writer, Director, Producer
Writer, director, producer Scott Hamilton Kennedy’s documentary The Garden, tells the story of the nation’s largest community garden, and its complicated struggle for survival.  It was nominated for an Academy Award, and won awards and garnered rave reviews around the world... Read More →
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Christopher Redman

Actor, Director, Visual Artist
Christopher Redman is an actor, director and visual artist best known for his work playing "Michael Travers" on CSI Miami as well as other lanky characters. He is also the subject, along with Matt Lemche, of the lifelong documentary film series The Decades Project which began... Read More →
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Edwin Stepp

President, Django Productions
Edwin Stepp has more than twenty years experience in television, media and marketing. In 2001 he helped form Vision Media Productions, an independent production company based in Pasadena, California. The company specializes in documentaries about Middle East history, biblical and... Read More →

Tuesday September 11, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Theater 11

3:00pm PDT

Broadband Television: The History of the Future

Over the last five years, the broadband business has increased substantially – but where is it heading?  Where are the new opportunities coming from? The key building blocks for the broadband industry are almost identical to the original growth of television and cable yet not as clear to understand.  Hear from broadband industry expert Jon Cody about the history of television audiences, the adaptation of new delivery platforms, and how content makers can navigate the potentially treacherous -- and lucrative -- waters ahead.

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Jon Cody

Principal, Cody Consulting Group
Jon Cody is one of the nation’s top digital and traditional media experts, with over a decade of experience defining the United States broadband Internet access and video industries in senior operational, strategic, and government roles.  Currently Principal at Cody Consulting... Read More →

Tuesday September 11, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Theater 11