Agenda - STREAM Market 2016
Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows | Santa Monica, CA | June 6–7, 2015

Agenda

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Monday, June 6

8:00 AM

Delegates' Lounge

Starlight Ballroom

Registration (8:00 - 6:00)

Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM

Breakfast with Agents

Bungalow Patio

An informal networking opportunity for delegates to meet with executives over coffee and continental breakfast. Pre-sign up is required. Only attendees will be able to sign up. Register Today!

Please note: advanced sign-up is required for this session. Sign-up opens on May 20 @ 2:00PM EST and can be accessed through your StreamXchange account. 

Featuring


Chris Erwin, Table host
COO
Big Frame

Jae Goodman, Table host
Chief Creative Officer and Co-Head CAA Marketing, a division of Creative Artists Agency
Creative Artists Agency

Jody Raida, Table host
Director of Branded Entertainment
mcgarrybowen

Kendall Rhodes, Table host
Manager & Producer
Untitled Entertainment

Alec Shankman, Table host
SVP, Head of Alternative Programming, Digital Media, Licensing & Branding
Abrams Artists Agency

Selma Turajlic, Table host
Co-Founder
Little Dot Studios

9:30 AM

Opening Remarks

Wedgewood Ballroom

Featuring


Mia Williamson
Publisher
StreamDaily

9:45 AM

Keynote: Digital Landscape 2016 - What Happens Next?

Wedgewood Ballroom

Technology is driving changes in demand and economics for TV and movies. Worldwide, consumers are creating a new global distribution network of smartphones that create “new windows of time” which increases total entertainment hours consumed. However, issues including fragmenting audiences, impression fraud, piracy/theft and the rise of user-generated content and digital first premium video are undermining the economics for online alternatives. What happens next? This talk will discuss the rise of mobile, social and video and try to identify winners and losers in the digital nation.

Featuring


Laura Martin
Managing Director, Senior Analyst Entertainment & Internet
Needham & Company, LLC

10:30 AM

Fireside Chat: Keith Richman, Defy Media - Building Brands and Expanding Audiences

Wedgewood Ballroom

A brand new edition to Stream Market, the Fireside Chat sessions feature executives behind the companies leading the digital industry.

DEFY Media has built 65 million subscribers and over 125 million monthly viewers on YouTube for its portfolio of top ranking brands including powerhouses SMOSH, CLEVVER and ScreenJunkies.  In total, DEFY now programs 72 weekly shows for its top 7 brands.  Over the past few years, DEFY has invested heavily in taking these programs to new and emerging platforms, which not only contribute millions more views and audience members, but have also become a key driver of revenue and business growth.  Hear from President Keith Richman who will share insights on the company’s growing programming grid, how the company is continuing to expand its brands, and where the opportunities lie as demand for quality digital content soars.

Featuring


Darah Hansen, Interviewer
Managing Editor
StreamDaily

Keith Richman
President
Defy Media

30 minutes with Olivia Thomas, Fullscreen

Ocean I

A returning favourite at the Market, our 30 Minutes With…sessions feature some of the most in-demand online original buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Space will be filled on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.

Featuring


Olivia Thomas
Original Programming Executive
Fullscreen

11:00 AM

Networking Break

11:15 AM

FF to 2021: The Future of Video Investments, Exits and Trends

Wedgewood Ballroom

In an ecosystem that moves as lightning quick as digital video, it’s hard to know what’s coming five minutes from now, never mind in five years. But, as players in this dynamic space understand all-too-well, staying ahead of the trends can ultimately mean staying in business. This session offers a line-up of industry prophets, from venture capitalists to data analysts and media insiders, who will break down all the players and numbers to deliver their thoughts on who’s winning, who’s falling behind and what the landscape will look like in 2021.

Featuring


Yoel Flohr
Founder
Ventuation

Brian Garrett
Co-Founder and Managing Director
CrossCut Ventures

Ivana Kirkbride
GM, OTT Entertainment
Vessel

Colin McCafferty
Managing Partner
McCafferty & Company

Cody Simms
Executive Director
Techstars

Ori Winitzer
Managing Director, Head of LT Growth
LionTree

11:30 AM

Speed Pitching One

Wilshire I & II

Get coveted face time with top online executives who have the power to green-light your project. This favored session format offers digital programming execs, each at their own table, who will take individual one-on-one three-minute pitches.

Please note: advanced sign-up is required for this session. A total of three (3) Speed Pitching spots can be reserved. Sign-up opens on May 20 @ 2:00PM EST and can be accessed through your StreamXchange account. 

Featuring


Lisa Baylin, Table host
VP, Content & Production
iThentic

Nickolas James, Table host
Executive Producer
Conde Nast Entertainment

Claire McCabe, Table host
Executive Director, New Media Content and Alternative Programming
Disney Channel World Wide

David Tochterman, Table host
CEO|Canvas Media Studios
Canvas Media Studios

12:00 PM

Anatomy of Branded Content

Wedgewood Ballroom

It’s official: Branded content is hot. In fact, there are plenty of studies out there to show how audiences, particularly young digital video consumers, are increasingly receptive to messages from their favorite brands. But there’s a catch. It’s got to be done well. Learn from the experts on how to get it right the first time. From writing and casting to marketing and distribution, this panel will shed light on the art of branded content.

Featuring


Jae Goodman
Chief Creative Officer and Co-Head CAA Marketing, a division of Creative Artists Agency
Creative Artists Agency

Chris Lenz
SVP, Creative and Production
Viacom Velocity

Josh Mandel
Managing Director, ADHD
All Def Digital

Selma Turajlic
Co-Founder
Little Dot Studios

12:45 PM

Lunching with Mentors

Bungalow Patio

Lunch is an informal affair and a chance for you to sit down with potential business partners or to simply enjoy some stimulating conversation on the shape of originals to come. These are NOT pitch sessions - just a fantastic networking opportunity.

Please note: advanced sign-up is required for this session. Sign-up opens on May 20 @ 2:00PM EST and can be accessed through your StreamXchange account.

Featuring


Damon Berger, Table host
VP, Global Strategic Partnerships
Fullscreen

Danny Fishman, Table host
Co-Founder
EXCELLERATE

Kathleen Grace, Table host
Chief Creative Officer
New Form Digital

Ivana Kirkbride, Table host
GM, OTT Entertainment
Vessel

Roopak Saluja, Table host
Founder & CEO
Sooperfly

Greg Siegel, Table host
SVP, Development and Production
Legendary Entertainment

Lunch (Starlight Ballroom)

1:45 PM

A New Look at Digital: AR, VR and 360 Video

Wedgewood Ballroom

This year saw the release of the Oculus Rift, the HTC Vive, Playstation VR and many other headsets. It’s also seen an unprecedented number of immersive content created by the likes of PBS, the New York Times and Conde Nast. Now, holograms and augmented reality are also coming into play. But tech is still costly, content is still scarce and monetization is still unclear. Is VR poised to actually reach the mainstream, or will it forever remain “the next big thing?” Our expert panel members debate the future of virtual and augmented reality, and what that means for digital producers.

Featuring


Nathan Brown
President
Discovery Digital Networks

Mike Drachkovitch
Ovrture Founder & CEO
44 Blue Productions

Noah Heller
Vice President for Audience Development, Data Partnerships, and Emerging Technology
Hulu

Cliff Plumer
President
Jaunt Studios

Greg Siegel
SVP, Development and Production
Legendary Entertainment

Molly Swenson
CMO
HuffPost RYOT

30 minutes with Bernie Su and David Tochterman, Canvas Media Studios

Ocean I

A returning favourite at the Market, our 30 Minutes With…sessions feature some of the most in-demand online original buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Space will be filled on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.

Featuring


Bernie Su
Co-Founder
Canvas Media Studios

David Tochterman
CEO|Canvas Media Studios
Canvas Media Studios

2:15 PM

30 minutes with Charlie Echeverry, mitú

Ocean II

A returning favourite at the Market, our 30 Minutes With…sessions feature some of the most in-demand online original buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Space will be filled on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.

Featuring


Charlie Echeverry
Chief Revenue Officer
mitú

2:30 PM

The Whole World in Our Hands: Global Content

Wedgewood Ballroom

With the rise of on-demand content, geographic borders are slowly breaking down. Specialty SVODs look to cash in on fans of “international” content, and Netflix’s recent expansion into nearly 200 markets shows that the appetite for digital content has spread worldwide. But what will it take to make the digital world truly borderless? This panel will explore the various ways production companies, distributors and networks can work together to create a truly global marketplace.

Featuring


Hayley Dickson
SVP, Head of Global Non-Scripted, Acquisitions & Development, Global Content
FremantleMedia (Los Angeles)

Antoine Disle
Co-Founder & Producer
Rockzeline

Doug Greiff
Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer
mitú

Desmond Ngai
Vice President, Strategy & Partnerships
WebTVAsia

Roopak Saluja
Founder & CEO
Sooperfly

2:45 PM

30 minutes with Derek Dressler, Vimeo

Ocean I

A returning favourite at the Market, our 30 Minutes With…sessions feature some of the most in-demand online original buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Space will be filled on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.

Featuring


Derek Dressler
Head of Content Acquisition
Vimeo

3:15 PM

Networking Break

3:30 PM

Fireside Chat:Rodrigo Garcia, Indigenous Media - Investing Early in Multi-Platform

Wedgewood Ballroom

A brand new edition to Stream Market, the Fireside Chat sessions feature executives behind the companies leading the digital industry.

Oscar, Emmy and Tony award-winning director/producers Jon Avnet (Black Swan, Justified, Fried Green Tomatoes, Risky Business) and Rodrigo Garcia (Albert Nobbs, In Treatment, Big Love, Last Days in the Desert) have had long, successful careers in the feature film and linear television business.  But since the launch of the scripted short-form YouTube channel WIGS in 2012 and now next-gen, multi-platform prodco Indigenous Media, the two veterans have also been focusing their attention on new opportunities to create and distribute content.  In this fireside chat, Avnet and Garcia will discuss why they took an early gamble on digital, what the future of the entertainment industry looks like, how to monetize it and how/why other networks and production companies need to get on board.

Featuring


Rodrigo Garcia
Co-Chief Executive Officer
Indigenous Media

Jim Louderback, Interviewer
Brand Strategist
Wochit

30 minutes with Shelley Zimmerman, AwesomenessTV

Ocean II

A returning favourite at the Market, our 30 Minutes With…sessions feature some of the most in-demand online original buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Space will be filled on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.

Featuring


Shelley Zimmerman
Co-Head
AwesomenessTV

4:00 PM

The Next Big BIG Thing: Talent and Trends on the Rise

Sponsored by

Wedgewood Ballroom

Gaming-focused creators have been the cornerstone of the digital solar system for years, thanks to the likes of PewDiePie and Markiplier. Now that universe is expanding with the explosive growth of verticals spanning lifestyle, beauty, fashion, pranking, unboxing and plenty more. An unknown creator yesterday can be today’s hottest star. Experts on this panel share their thoughts what online trends are on the rise, and what to look for when identifying “the next big thing.”

Featuring


Amy Emmerich
President N.A. & Chief Content Officer
Refinery29

Josh Entman
Co-Founder
Jukin Media

David Freeman
Co-Head, Digital Talent and Packaging Group
Creative Artists Agency

Michael Gaston
CEO
Cut

Kathleen Grace
Chief Creative Officer
New Form Digital

Adi Sideman
Founder & CEO
YouNow

30 minutes with Gary Binkow, Studio71

Ocean I

A returning favourite at the Market, our 30 Minutes With…sessions feature some of the most in-demand online original buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Space will be filled on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.

Featuring


Gary Binkow
Founding Partner & Chief Content Officer
Studio71

4:45 PM

Stream Market Official Opening Night Party (on the Sunset Terrace)

Tuesday, June 7

8:00 AM

Delegates' Lounge

Starlight Ballroom

Registration (8:00 - 4:00)

Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM

Breakfast with Online Commissioners

Bungalow Patio

An informal networking opportunity for delegates to meet with executives over coffee and continental breakfast. Pre-sign up is required. Only attendees will be able to sign up. Register Today!

Please note: advanced sign-up is required for this session. Sign-up opens on May 20 @ 2:00PM EST and can be accessed through your StreamXchange account. 

Featuring


Jake Avnet, Table host
COO
Indigenous Media

Gary Binkow, Table host
Founding Partner & Chief Content Officer
Studio71

Charlie Echeverry, Table host
Chief Revenue Officer
mitú

Cary Grant Jr, Table host
Founder/CEO
PREMO

Nickolas James, Table host
Executive Producer
Conde Nast Entertainment

Michele Purcell, Table host
Executive Producer- Home and Travel
Scripps Networks Interactive

David Tochterman, Table host
CEO|Canvas Media Studios
Canvas Media Studios

9:45 AM

Keynote Conversation: Kirstine Stewart, Twitter

Wedgewood Ballroom

The market is shifting to live — live experiences, live conversations and live connection are increasingly at the center of content consumption. This talk examines how to harness the power of live-streaming through platforms like Twitter's Periscope to capture - and keep - the attention of your audience.

Featuring


Kirstine Stewart
President & Chief Revenue Officer
Twitter

Andrew Wallenstein, Interviewer
Co-Editor-In-Chief
Variety

10:30 AM

The Hottest Game in Town: eSports

Wedgewood Ballroom

eSports webcasts reach tens of millions of viewers, and “e-thletes” around the world earn millions in sponsorships. In 2015, an estimated 225 million people worldwide participated or watched an eSports event and the industry is projected to ring in $1.9 billion by 2018. Our panel of experts are game-on to talk about how brands, creators, distributors and investors can harness this growing vertical to generate revenue and more in this bold new world.

Featuring


Clinton Foy
Managing Director
CrossCut Ventures

james glasscock
svp
Machinima

Matty Kirsch
Head of Development
Machinima

Bree Rody-Mantha
Reporter
StreamDaily

Noah Whinston
CEO
Immortals

30 minutes with Dan Ilani, Playboy

Ocean I

A returning favourite at the Market, our 30 Minutes With…sessions feature some of the most in-demand online original buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Space will be filled on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.

Featuring


Dan Ilani
Head of Originals
Playboy

11:15 AM

Networking Break

11:30 AM

The Business of Influencers & Digitally Native Talent

Wedgewood Ballroom

When you become an influencer, you become more than just a video and social creator. You become a brand, and that brand needs to be carefully developed, distributed and marketed. Hear firsthand from creators and the managers, agents and lawyers that surround them on how this next generation of talent is transforming into the global media brands of tomorrow.

Featuring


Bart Baker
“King of Music Video Parodies”
B Squared Studios

Paul Cazers
Digital Talent Agent
Creative Artists Agency

Chris Erwin
COO
Big Frame

Shira Lazar
Co-Founder, Host and Executive Producer
What's Trending

Jessica Marlow
Shareholder
Weintraub Tobin

Mikey Murphy
Personality/Filmmaker/Actor

Tessa Netting
Actress/Singer/Host/Influencer

Speed Pitching Two

Wilshire I & II

Get coveted face time with top online executives who have the power to green-light your Project. This favored session format offers digital programming execs, each at their own table, who will take individual one-on-one three-minute pitches.

Please note: advanced sign-up is required for this session. A total of three (3) Speed Pitching spots can be reserved. Sign-up opens on May 20 @ 2:00PM EST and can be accessed through your StreamXchange account. 

Featuring


Dan Ilani, Table host
Head of Originals
Playboy

Desmond Ngai, Table host
Vice President, Strategy & Partnerships
WebTVAsia

Michele Purcell, Table host
Executive Producer- Home and Travel
Scripps Networks Interactive

Jessica Winchell, Table host
Development, Executive Producer
MSNBC Originals

12:15 PM

Fireside Chat: David Lang, Mindshare - The World of Content

Wedgewood Ballroom

A brand new edition to Stream Market, the Fireside Chat sessions feature executives behind the companies leading the digital industry.

In a wide-ranging conversation about the world of content, Emmy-award winning producer and Mindshare’s chief content officer, David Lang, will discuss the evolution in the space, the intersection of content, distribution & technology, and the dynamics of the love triangle between clients, agencies and publishers. 

Featuring


Darah Hansen, Interviewer
Managing Editor
StreamDaily

David Lang
Chief Content Officer Mindshare, NA and President, Mindshare Content + Entertainment
Mindshare

12:45 PM

Lunching with Influencers

Sponsored by

Bungalow Patio

Lunch is an informal affair and a chance for you to sit down with potential business partners or to simply enjoy some stimulating conversation on the shape of originals to come. These are NOT pitch sessions - just a fantastic networking opportunity.

Please note: advanced sign-up is required for this session. Sign-up opens on May 20 @ 2:00PM EST and can be accessed through your StreamXchange account. 

Featuring


Bart Baker, Table host
“King of Music Video Parodies”
B Squared Studios

Meghan Camerena, Table host
Host/Actor
Strawburry17

Amanda Cerny, Table host
Model/Actor/Influencer

Darren Morenstein, Table host
Co-Founder & Managing Director
NextTime Productions

Mikey Murphy, Table host
Personality/Filmmaker/Actor

Natasha Negovanlis, Table host
Actor/Face of KindaTV
Shaftesbury/Smokebomb

Tessa Netting, Table host
Actress/Singer/Host/Influencer

Jon Paul Piques, Table host
Actor/Writer/Director

Lunch (Starlight Ballroom)

1:45 PM

Where Scripted and Branded Entertainment Collide

Wedgewood Ballroom

Production company Shaftesbury/Smokebomb and brand agency shift2 teamed up with Kimberly-Clark's feminine care brand U by Kotex® to find out through branded entertainment: can a scripted YouTube series reach millennial women? Carmilla, the award-winning digital series, put a modern spin on the classic cult vampire novella by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu and has generated 45 million views and counting. It's spawned not only a globally engaged fan base of the show, but also new, brand-loyal customers of U by Kotex® products. This case study will explore the evolution of brand integration in branded entertainment, the partnership between Shaftesbury/Smokebomb, shift2 and U by Kotex, and the expansion from working with Kimberly-Clark Canada to the company's US team for the broader North American market in Season 3.

Featuring


Jay Bennett
SVP, Creative & Innovation
Shaftesbury/Smokebomb

Denise Darroch
Brand Manager, U by Kotex®
Kimberly Clark Canada

Melissa Dennis
Senior Brand Manager, U by Kotex®
Kimberly Clark

Kaaren Whitney-Vernon
Chief Executive Officer
shift2

30 minutes with Jake Avnet, Indigenous Media

Ocean I

A returning favourite at the Market, our 30 Minutes With…sessions feature some of the most in-demand online original buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Space will be filled on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.

Featuring


Jake Avnet
COO
Indigenous Media

2:15 PM

Paid Influencer or Authentic Original?

Wedgewood Ballroom

Sponsored content has long been a mainstay in the online influencer ecosystem. Almost as long as streaming platforms have existed, online creators have been pairing with brands to promote everything from coffee creamer and boutique hotels to gaming consoles and home décor. The pay-off to the advertiser is in the ability to reach a young and often hyper-engaged audience with a direct message delivered by someone they care about. But, beyond some extra dollars, what’s in the partnership for a creator? This panel puts these collaborations under the microscope with top influencers across platforms dishing on their favorite ad partners and how they walk the line between paid spokesperson and authentic original.

Featuring


Meghan Camerena
Host/Actor
Strawburry17

Amanda Cerny
Model/Actor/Influencer

Philip Daniels
Partner
Ginsburg Daniels

Lele Pons
Internet Personality

Henry Scott
Partner, Production Department Chair
Fox Rothschild

Tim Staples
Co-Founder and CEO
Shareability

30 minutes with Jamie Weissenborn, Zoomin.TV

Ocean II

A returning favourite at the Market, our 30 Minutes With…sessions feature some of the most in-demand online original buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Space will be filled on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.

Featuring


Jamie Weissenborn
GM
Zoomin.tv

3:00 PM

Networking Break

3:15 PM

Money, Money, Money: When Ad Revenue is Not Enough

Wedgewood Ballroom

It’s been confirmed that some YouTubers are raking in tens of millions of dollars every year. But for most creators, ad revenue alone is not enough to create a sustainable brand, and for those without massive followings, branded content is often not an option. From selling branded merchandise to hosting live performances, offering bonus content and penning e-books, this panel offers a look at how creators bring in dollars without depending on brands.

Featuring


JC Cangilla
COO
New Form Digital

Amy Geary
SVP, Video Distribution
Complex Media

Marc Hustvedt
CEO
Supergravity Pictures

Seth Jacobs
VP Business Development and Partnerships
Victorious

Gavin McGarry
President
Jumpwire Media

4:00 PM

Back to the Future - When Digital Goes Linear

Wedgewood Ballroom

Despite the meteoric rise of digital content, linear television and traditional media still play an important part in the media landscape. Many online content creators have “jumped screens” and expanded their media footprint to include old-school formats. This panel tackles why — and how — digital producers end up jumping screens and how leveraging IP development in digital platforms can maximize value across TV, film, live and more.

Featuring


Janet Brown
EVP of Distribution
FilmBuff

Nate Hayden
SVP, Originals
AOL

Ivana Kirkbride
GM, OTT Entertainment
Vessel

Darren Morenstein
Co-Founder & Managing Director
NextTime Productions

Bonnie Pan
Head of Network
Endemol Beyond USA

Ben Relles
Head, Innovation
Google / YouTube

4:45 PM

Closing Remarks

Wedgewood Ballroom

Featuring


Mia Williamson
Publisher
StreamDaily

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