Speakers - STREAM Market 2016
Fairmont Miramar Hotel | Santa Monica, CA | June 6–7, 2016

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Jake Avnet

COO

Indigenous Media

Avnet has been an early adopter in the digital content space, producing viral web content, music videos and series that have generated tens of millions of impressions for companies such as Warner Brothers, FOX and the Sundance Film Festival.  At his previous role at WIGS, he oversaw marketing, content development...more

Speaking at: Breakfast with Online Commissioners; 30 minutes with Jake Avnet, Indigenous Media


Bart Baker

“King of Music Video Parodies”

B Squared Studios

Bart Baker is the “King of Music Video Parodies” with over 8 million subscribers and over 2.2 billion views on YouTube. Bart is a one-man mastermind; writing, directing, singing, acting in, and editing comedic parodies of top-trending music videos. He is currently in the top 1 percent of all YouTube...more

Speaking at: The Business of Influencers & Digitally Native Talent; Lunching with Influencers


Lisa Baylin

VP, Content & Production

iThentic

Lisa Baylin is the VP, Content & Production at iThentic, a digital content and distribution company. Lisa has produced various scripted and non-scripted series including Space Riders SI & SII (Bell Media, Hulu), The Nations (CBC Punchline) and the Emmy Award and Canadian Screen Award winning branded transmedia digital series...more

Speaking at: Speed Pitching One


Jay Bennett

SVP, Creative & Innovation

Shaftesbury/Smokebomb

Jay Bennett leads creative direction and innovation for creator and producer Shaftesbury, focusing on technology and multi-screen content including original digital and feature film projects and branded entertainment, in partnership with Shaftesbury’s brand agency, shift2. He also oversees the company’s award-winning digital studio, Smokebomb Entertainment, and marketing, research, audience engagement and...more

Speaking at: Where Scripted and Branded Entertainment Collide


Damon Berger

VP, Global Strategic Partnerships

Fullscreen

Damon Berger has been a pioneer of the digital entertainment space, helping create some of the industry's earliest successes. As VP of Business Development at Fullscreen, Berger works across Fullscreen's talent network, brand services organization and content units to build strategic partnerships. 

"There are so many different opportunities to build new businesses...more

Speaking at: Lunching with Mentors


Gary Binkow

Founding Partner & Chief Content Officer

Studio71

Gary Binkow is Founding Partner and Chief Content Officer of Studio71 and is responsible for building CDS’ robust production, marketing, and distribution initiatives.   The company has multiple Emmy nominations, Platinum-selling DVDs, premium line of horror/genre titles, and top comedy titles on TV. Successes include the Sundance hitV/H/S, Nickelodeon franchise Fred: The...more

Speaking at: Breakfast with Online Commissioners; 30 minutes with Gary Binkow, Studio71


Janet Brown

EVP of Distribution

FilmBuff

Janet Brown is CEO of FilmBuff, an award-winning full-service sales and distribution company dedicated to delivering high quality, compelling film and video to targeted audiences. 

A leader in film and video distribution both theatrically and digitally, FilmBuff has distributed more than 1,500 critically acclaimed titles to date, including Exit through the Gift...more

Speaking at: Back to the Future - When Digital Goes Linear


Nathan Brown

President

Discovery Digital Networks

As Senior Vice President of Development & Operations for Discovery Digital Networks, Nathan Brown guides business strategy and audience growth, in addition to overseeing operational responsibilities, for Discovery Digital Networks, Discovery Communications’ web-native division, and Discovery VR. Under the Seeker and SourceFed brands, Discovery connects with millennial audiences through daily...more

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


Meghan Camerena

Host/Actor

Strawburry17

With over 100 million views and an audience of over 1,000,000 subscribers, Meghan hosts and produces a variety of video formats on her YouTube channel Strawburry17, uploads day-in-the-life videos on her second channel Lifeburry, as well as gaming videos on her channel Strawburry17Plays. She also starred in the 22nd &...more

Speaking at: Paid Influencer or Authentic Original?; Lunching with Influencers


JC Cangilla

COO

New Form Digital

JC Cangilla runs all business development and operations for digital entertainment company New Form Digital. Cangilla oversees all distribution deals, partnership development and licensing for the studio. Leveraging New Form’s high-profile production partners and talent, Cangilla develops customized opportunities across multiple platforms that are defining the new business model for...more

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


Paul Cazers

Digital Talent Agent

Creative Artists Agency

Paul Cazers is a Digital Talent agent at leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA).   Cazers works in the Los Angeles office and represents many of the world’s leading digital and social media stars, including Logan Paul and Zach King. 

Prior to CAA, Cazers began his career as an...more

Speaking at: The Business of Influencers & Digitally Native Talent


Amanda Cerny

Model/Actor/Influencer

With a cross-platform audience of over 15MM, the “Queen of Snapchat” Amanda Cerny is one of the internet’s fastest rising stars and one of the top ten influencers in the world on Snapchat. Her sexy humor and young Hollywood lifestyle is a global hit on Snapchat and Instagram, racking up...more

Speaking at: Paid Influencer or Authentic Original?; Lunching with Influencers


Philip Daniels

Partner

Ginsburg Daniels

Phil has over 15 years of experience of working in the media and entertainment industry, having previously worked in the U.K., before moving to California, where he is cofounder and partner of Ginsburg Daniels, LLP – a leading transactional entertainment law firm located in Beverly Hills.

His career encompasses representing both...more

Speaking at: Paid Influencer or Authentic Original?


Denise Darroch

Brand Manager, U by Kotex®

Kimberly Clark Canada

With more than 10 years of brand and shopper marketing experience, Denise Darroch is currently Brand Manager for U by Kotex® at Kimberly-Clark Inc. Canada. She is responsible for the development and oversight of marketing approaches and strategies to drive innovative and integrated messaging for the U by Kotex® brand. 

Speaking at: Where Scripted and Branded Entertainment Collide


Melissa Dennis

Senior Brand Manager, U by Kotex®

Kimberly Clark

Melissa Dennis is the Senior Brand Manager for the U by Kotex® brand in North America. She is responsible for developing and executing brand plans in the 24 month horizon to drive profitable growth, with a focus on ensuring the brand connects with the consumer in a real and relatable...more

Speaking at: Where Scripted and Branded Entertainment Collide


Hayley Dickson

SVP, Head of Global Non-Scripted, Acquisitions & Development, Global Content

FremantleMedia (Los Angeles)

Hayley Dickson is a Senior Vice President, serving as the Head of Non-Scripted Global Acquisitions and Development for FremantleMedia International’s (FMI) Global Content division.  Reporting into FMI’s CEO, Jens Richter, Dickson is responsible for the acquisition of all non-scripted content for FMI’s distribution catalogue.

In this role, Dickson oversees FMI’s non-scripted departments worldwide...more

Speaking at: The Whole World in Our Hands: Global Content


Antoine Disle

Co-Founder & Producer

Rockzeline

Antoine Disle is the co-founder of Rockzeline, specialists in international co-productions and distributors of high quality digital series. Rockzeline looks to take artistic risks, producing richly scripted, highly editorialised fiction with strong identity, preferring quality over quantity.

He recently branched out, setting up “Rockzeline Wild Studio Corp” a production studio based...more

Speaking at: The Whole World in Our Hands: Global Content


Mike Drachkovitch

Ovrture Founder & CEO

44 Blue Productions

Mike Drachkovitch is the founder and CEO of Ovrture, a virtual reality content studio. Drachkovitch is literally a “next generation” producer - he learned the traditional unscripted business working at 44 Blue Productions with his parents, co-founders Rasha and Stephanie Noonan Drachkovitch, before launching his career in social impact and...more

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


Derek Dressler

Head of Content Acquisition

Vimeo

Derek Dressler is the Head of Content Acquisition at Vimeo, where he is responsible for helping the video sharing platform grow their On Demand service with unique content that benefits from Vimeo’s direct distribution pipeline. As Vimeo’s operations and staff are primarily based in New York, Derek was hired in...more

Speaking at: 30 minutes with Derek Dressler, Vimeo


Charlie Echeverry

Chief Revenue Officer

mitú

Charlie Echeverry is Chief Revenue Officer at mitú where he leads all aspects of revenue generation, including global branded entertainment and advertising, content & format licensing, and direct-to-fan businesses.  He oversees the sales, business development, account management, sales marketing and revenue operations departments and is part of the company’s executive...more

Speaking at: Breakfast with Online Commissioners; 30 minutes with Charlie Echeverry, mitú


Amy Emmerich

Chief Content Officer

Refinery29

Amy Emmerich is the chief content officer at Refinery29, the leading digital lifestyle media company for women. She has more than 20 years of experience developing content and programming for brands including Refinery29, MTV Networks, Travel Channel, and Vice Media. An award-winning producer, she has a full spectrum of production...more

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


Josh Entman

Co-Founder & Chief Development Officer

Jukin Media

Josh Entman oversees all original content initiatives for Jukin Media, including the global development, production, and distribution of formatted series across TV and digital. Prior to Jukin, Josh spent seven years as a media sales director on the West Coast. Josh has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass...more

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


Chris Erwin

COO

Big Frame

Chris Erwin is the COO of Big Frame, having led it from an independent startup just a few years ago to an online-video talent and marketing powerhouse. Chris oversees all financial and operational functions and has helped build the team into the premier digital-first talent representation outfit. Chris is very...more

Speaking at: Breakfast with Agents; The Business of Influencers & Digitally Native Talent


Danny Fishman

Co-Founder

EXCELLERATE

An authority in the converging media space, Danny Fishman is known and respected for his accomplishments in the entertainment, digital media, advertising & marketing, and technology industries. For two decades, Fishman has been a highly successful serial entrepreneur leading multiple companies to exponential growth, category dominance, and financially lucrative exits....more

Speaking at: Lunching with Mentors


Yoel Flohr

Founder

Ventuation

Yoel is the Founder of Ventuation, a boutique strategy consulting and operating company in NYC and London focused on providing strategic advice and execution support to selected start-ups and corporations in the digital media space.

He also co-founded Thirty Labs - a NYC based start-up studio focused on mobile video –...more

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


Clinton Foy

Managing Director

CrossCut Ventures

Clinton Foy is a General Partner and Managing Director at CrossCut Ventures, a leading early stage venture capital firm based in Los Angeles. Clinton has deep experience building, leading, advising, operating, and investing in top international video game and technology companies including Square Enix and Super Evil MegaCorp. Clinton also led investments into Mobcrush, Vulcun, Little Labs,...more

Speaking at: The Hottest Game in Town: eSports


David Freeman

Co-Head, Digital Talent and Packaging Group

Creative Artists Agency

David Freeman is the Co-Head of the Digital Talent and Packaging group at leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA), with offices in Los Angeles, New York, London, Nashville, and Beijing. Freeman is based in the Los Angeles office and works with the agency’s traditional and digital endemic...more

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


Rodrigo Garcia

Co-Chief Executive Officer

Indigenous Media

Rodrigo Garcia has directed a variety of independent films, including award-winning Nine Lives, the three-time Academy Award-nominated feature Albert Nobbs, and Mother and Child. Garcia served as executive producer and showrunner for the first season of the television cable series, In Treatment, and received a Writers Guild of America Award...more

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


Brian Garrett

Co-Founder and Managing Director

CrossCut Ventures

With 18 years of experience in early-stage technology and strategy, Brian has worked closely with many successful Silicon Valley companies including CommerceOne, Aurum, Broadbase, Inktomi, and Niku. Joining Palomar Ventures in 2001, he spearheaded nine investments and was soon promoted to Partner. Brian drove turn-around at Quepasa.com as EVP of...more

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


Michael Gaston

CEO

Cut

Michael Gaston is the Chief Executive Officer of Cut, a leading creator of native digital video content for distribution via YouTube, Facebook, and other publishers. He has been instrumental in producing the most innovative and spreadable videos for a digital-first audience.  Prior to Cut, Gaston was the Creative Director for...more

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


Amy Geary

SVP, Video Distribution

Complex Media

Amy Geary is the SVP, Sales and Business Development, Video Distribution for Complex Media, responsible for developing licensing and production partnerships for Complex video content. Complex reaches over 57 million unique, hyper-engaged millennial users per month and drives more than 400M video streams per month.  From Complex News––a social-driven news...more

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


James Glasscock

Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development

Machinima

Since coming to Machinima in 2015 as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development. James Glasscock has been a driving force in defining Machinima’s strategy and negotiating partnerships that enhance the company’s market-leading product offerings, distribution reach and advertising scale across all platforms globally.  He manages the company’s relationship with...more

Speaking at: The Hottest Game in Town: eSports


Jae Goodman

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

Creative Artists Agency

Jae Goodman is Chief Creative Officer and Co-Head of CAA Marketing, a division of leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Goodman works in the Los Angeles office and helps provide corporate clients with creative solutions that leverage the power of entertainment to build brands and drive business...more

Speaking at: Anatomy of Branded Content; Breakfast with Agents


Kathleen Grace

Chief Creative Officer

New Form Digital

Kathleen Grace is the chief creative officer of New Form Digital. She guides the company’s mission to become the next generation studio by producing high-quality, scripted programming for today’s digital audiences. As an experienced creator herself, Grace is uniquely qualified to develop production and distribution opportunities for the business, as...more

Speaking at: The Next Big BIG Thing: Talent and Trends on the Rise; Lunching with Mentors


Cary Grant Jr

Founder/CEO

PREMO

Cary Grant is the Founder & CEO of PREMO, a newly launched SVOD service focused on curated film, episodic and original programming for multicultural millennials.  Grant created PREMO to address the lack of a service offering that would distribute and market compelling content that reflects today’s blend of diverse audiences, and to give content creators a platform...more

Speaking at: Breakfast with Online Commissioners


Doug Greiff

Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer

mitú

Doug Greiff is the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of mitú, the leading digital media company for young Latinos around the world. The mitú brand represents the voice of today’s mobile millennial generation, and its social network consists of the largest collection of Latino content creators and social influencers on the web.

Doug is...more

Speaking at: The Whole World in Our Hands: Global Content


Darah Hansen

Managing Editor, realscreen

StreamDaily

Darah Hansen is the editor of StreamDaily, an international trade publication that covers the newest content distribution platforms, and the deals and partnerships between digital-content producers and buyers. Hansen is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate to urban development to...more

Speaking at: Fireside Chat: Keith Richman, Defy Media - Building Brands and Expanding Audiences; Fireside Chat: David Lang, Mindshare - The World of Content


Nate Hayden

VP, AOL Studios & Original Content

AOL

Nate Hayden, VP AOL Studios and Original Content, oversees production and original content creation for the leading premium video destination on the Web. With nearly two decades of experience in the video industry, Nate is charged with creating impactful content that engages audiences and redefines “premium.”

Nate’s passion for content...more

Speaking at: Back to the Future - When Digital Goes Linear


Noah Heller

Vice President for Audience Development, Data Partnerships, and Emerging Technology

Hulu

Noah Heller founded his first startup at 20, working on WAP-based MMO technology. He was a designer and PM for Microsoft’s Xbox Live before leaving to join Activision as Executive Producer for Call of Duty. Later, he joined Atlas Ventures and Polaris Partners where he bootstrapped Vhoto, which was then...more

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


Marc Hustvedt

Founder

Supergravity Pictures

Marc Hustvedt founded SUPERGRAVITY Pictures with Max Benator in late 2014 as a global entertainment studio that produces, markets and distributes long-form filmed entertainment directly to passionate audiences around the world. The company is backed by The Chernin Group and AT&T's Otter Media. Marc is a veteran producer and executive in digital entertainment, executive producing numerous comedy specials, digital...more

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


Dan Ilani

Head of Originals

Playboy

Dan Ilani grew up on a small farm on Long Island, New York.  He started  his career in sports marketing for Reebok, but since then he’s had what might affectionately be termed an idiosyncratic career path.  From entertainment lawyer to Hollywood agent and co-Founder of Undertow Films, he’s Executive Produced...more

Speaking at: 30 minutes with Dan Ilani, Playboy; Speed Pitching Two


Seth Jacobs

VP Business Development and Partnerships

Victorious

Seth Jacobs is the Vice President of Business Development & Partnerships at Victorious, and a founding executive who leads its Creative Group, overseeing business development and partner management teams for Victorious’ network of mobile communities. He leads all business dealings with talent, new media companies, traditional media, content licensors and distributors,...more

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


Nickolas James

Executive Producer

Conde Nast Entertainment

As an Executive Producer for Conde Nast Entertainment’s Digital Networks, Nickolas oversees the creation of original content across all brands in the iconic publisher’s portfolio. Whether he’s asking the quirky questions stars have never been asked  on Vogue’s 73 Questions, sharing the heartfelt stories of acclaimed athlete’s in SELF’s Why I or delving into...more

Speaking at: Breakfast with Online Commissioners; Speed Pitching One


Gary King

Manager of Alternative Programming

Disney ABC Television Group


Ivana Kirkbride

Chief Content Officer, go90

Vessel

As head of content acquisition at Vessel, Kirkbride oversees all of the platform's content efforts and creator partnerships. Previously, she spent five years at YouTube, most recently as the head of unscripted where she oversaw unscripted development, programming and production involving top creators for YouTube Originals. She also led YouTube Content Accelerator, global content...more

Speaking at: FF to 2021: The Future of Video Investments, Exits and Trends; Lunching with Mentors; Back to the Future - When Digital Goes Linear


Matty Kirsch

Head of Development

Machinima

Matt Kirsch is in charge of content development for the entire Machinima network and also runs the company's eSports content strategy, specifically, the launch of Inside eSports, Machinima's daily esports show.Prior to Machinima, Kirsch served as Executive Producer and General Manager at Backlot Digital where he launched and managed the...more

Speaking at: The Hottest Game in Town: eSports


David Lang

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

Mindshare

David Lang is an Emmy Award-winning television producer who has brought his talents to the marketing world as Chief Content Officer of Mindshare, NA and President of Mindshare Content + Entertainment. In this dual role, Lang oversees all creative development & production, strategic marketing and partnerships in the entertainment-marketing arena,...more

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


Shira Lazar

Co-Founder, Host and Executive Producer

What's Trending

Shira Lazar is the Co-Founder, EP and face of the Emmy Nominated live interactive daily show and 24/7 millennial media brand, What's Trending. Recently, Lazar was a West Coast contributor on HLN Network's, The Daily Share. Before building What's Trending, Lazar was a vlogger for CBSNews.com and created the series, Partners Project, an 'Inside The Actors...more

Speaking at: The Business of Influencers & Digitally Native Talent


Chris Lenz

SVP, Creative and Production

Viacom Velocity

Chris Lenz is the Senior Vice President of Creative and Production at Viacom Velocity. Lenz oversees all creative and the development of branded content campaigns for Velocity’s dedicated movie studio group in Los Angeles. Since joining Velocity in 2013, he has been a driving creative force behind many of Velocity’s hit marketing campaigns. He collaborates...more

Speaking at: Anatomy of Branded Content


Jim Louderback

Brand Strategist

Wochit

Jim Louderback is currently a venture partner at seed investment firm Social Starts, running west coast strategic partnerships for online video creation platform Wochit, consulting with tech and media companies and curating the Industry track of Vidcon as editorial director.

In 2007 Jim became CEO of Revision3, and led the startup to a 20-fold increase...more

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


Josh Mandel

Managing Director, ADHD

All Def Digital

Josh Mandel has led marketing efforts for numerous Fortune 500 companies, including Nike, adidas, Beats by Dre, Sonos, Samsung and Activision across the United States and Europe, winning multiple awards for creative excellence and marketing effectiveness.  Over the past 20 years, he has held leadership roles at TBWA/Chiat/Day, 180 Amsterdam,...more

Speaking at: Anatomy of Branded Content


Jessica Marlow

Shareholder

Weintraub Tobin

Jessica Marlow is a Shareholder in the firm’s Entertainment Practice. Jessica has extensive experience representing actors, writers, directors, producers, social media influencers and international financiers in connection with film, television, digital media and endorsement transactions.

Having worked for a global talent agency, Jessica has represented high-profile talent in connection with a wide array of legal matters.  As...more

Speaking at: The Business of Influencers & Digitally Native Talent


Laura Martin

Managing Director, Senior Analyst Entertainment & Internet

Needham & Company, LLC

Laura Martin received her BA from Stanford, her MBA from Harvard Business School, and she is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Martin began her career at Drexel Burnham Lambert in media investment banking, followed by Capital Research & Management, where she advised $100 billion and managed a $500 million portfolio...more

Speaking at: Keynote: Digital Landscape 2016 - What Happens Next?


Claire McCabe

Executive Director, New Media Content and Alternative Programming

Disney Channel World Wide

With over 22 years of experience in alternative, reality and music television, Claire McCabe has been part of the growing genre of reality television from the beginning years, having started at MTV as an intern in 1993 and most recently at CMT as VP, of Original Programming and Development. 

Well...more

Speaking at: Speed Pitching One


Colin McCafferty

Managing Partner

McCafferty & Company

Colin is the Founder & Managing Partner of McCafferty & Company which he founded in 2006. The firm has provided comprehensive financial advisory, and strategic consulting services to the entertainment, media and technology sectors on M&A (both sell-side and buy-side), private placements, valuation, restructuring assignments and strategy consulting engagements.

He is...more

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


Gavin McGarry

President

Jumpwire Media

Before founding social media agency Jumpwire Media in 2009, Gavin worked for Skype funded webvideo start up Joost and he was the Head of Cross Platform Business Development at global media company Endemol.

Jumpwire Media specializes in building and managing social media communities for pages with fans over 100,000. Jumpwire...more

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


Darren Morenstein

Co-Founder & Managing Director

NextTime Productions

Darren is Co-Founder and Managing Director of NextTime Productions. Along with his brother Harley, they create and produce Epic Meal Time. Darren has helped grow the Montreal production company into one of the top influencer channels on YouTube. Epic Meal Time is currently the number one on-line cooking show. With...more

Speaking at: Back to the Future - When Digital Goes Linear; Lunching with Influencers


Mikey Murphy

Personality/Filmmaker/Actor

Mikey Murphy is a personality, filmmaker and actor whose regularly programmed YouTube channel YouTube.com/MikeyMurphy has become a destination among millennials for premium short-form storytelling. Mikey has gained over 700,000 subscribers on Youtube and built a dedicated following across all of major social platforms. In 2015, Mikey starred as Beckett on...more

Speaking at: The Business of Influencers & Digitally Native Talent; Lunching with Influencers


Natasha Negovanlis

Actor/Face of KindaTV

Shaftesbury/Smokebomb

Natasha is a multi-disciplined artist who gained notoriety in 2014 for playing the titular role in the Canadian Screen Award and Digi Award-winning series Carmilla.   

Formally trained in classical music however, Natasha majored in voice performance at the prestigious Schulich School of Music at McGill University before returning...more

Speaking at: Lunching with Influencers


Tessa Netting

Actress/Singer/Host/Influencer

Tessa Netting is an actress, singer, YouTuber, host, and all around geek. She began her professional career onstage in the Original Broadway Cast of Billy Elliot the Musical where she performed in over 1,000 shows. Since moving to Los Angeles her Film/TV credits include: Disney Channel's BUNK'D as Hazel,Nickelodeon's Fred:...more

Speaking at: The Business of Influencers & Digitally Native Talent; Lunching with Influencers


Desmond Ngai

Vice President, Strategy & Partnerships

WebTVAsia

Desmond Ngai is a seasoned media entertainment professional in Asia Pacific since 2007. His parent film company Prodigee Media has produced multiple award-winning Asian box offices and is partnering Youku-Tudou, Wanda Film and Stellar Mega Films on a slate of major theatrical releases in China. As VP of Strategy and...more

Speaking at: The Whole World in Our Hands: Global Content; Speed Pitching Two


Bonnie Pan

President

Endemol Beyond USA

Bonnie Pan has served as President, Endemol Beyond USA, since March 2016.

Endemol Beyond USA, a division of Endemol Shine North America, is an award-winning digital production and distribution studio specializing in premium online content and channels. Endemol Beyond USA recently launched the ICON Network, the first worldwide premium lifestyle network with digital...more

Speaking at: Back to the Future - When Digital Goes Linear


Jon Paul Piques

Actor/Writer/Director

Jon Paul Piques is an actor, writer and director, with a social media following of over 11 million followers. Jon is amongst the top 10 content creators on Facebook, with over 7 million dedicated followers. Jon is currently filming his new scripted comedy pilot, as well as an animated scripted...more

Speaking at: Lunching with Influencers


Cliff Plumer

President

Jaunt Studios

Cliff is responsible for the development of content and production at Jaunt. Prior to joining Jaunt, Cliff was an angel investor and advisor to Oculus Rift, a Board of Director to Telltale Games, and a Producer of VR content for the launch of the Samsung GearVR. As CEO of Digital...more

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


Lele Pons

Internet Personality

Lele Pons is one of the most influential digital stars in world.  She has over 8 Billion loops on Vine, making her the most viewed personality in the history of the platform.  On Instagram she counts over 5 Million followers and regularly receives over 300,000 likes on her posts.  Pons’s...more

Speaking at: Paid Influencer or Authentic Original?


Michele Purcell

Executive Producer- Home and Travel

Scripps Networks Interactive

Michele Purcell oversees video production for HGTV.com,DIYnetwork.com and GACtv.com. She works with a talented, creative team to deliver engaging lifestyle video offerings that audiences connect with on a variety of digital platforms. She helped create the millennial-focussed YouTube channel, HGTV Handmade. Prior to her current role she was an award-winning...more

Speaking at: Breakfast with Online Commissioners; Speed Pitching Two


Jody Raida

Director of Branded Entertainment

mcgarrybowen

Jody Raida is an industry leader in branded entertainment with over 18 years experience developing, packaging, producing, distributing and monetizing media in all formats, including film, television, digital media, and original content for emerging platforms. She is the head of branded entertainment at mcgarrybowen where she develops and produces original...more

Speaking at: Breakfast with Agents


Ben Relles

Head of Unscripted Programming

Google / YouTube

Ben Relles is Head of Comedy and Unscripted Programming for YouTube Originals. In this role Ben oversees development of new content from some of YouTube's top talent, including the new YouTube Red Originals from CollegeHumor, PewDiePie, Lilly Singh and Matthew Patrick.  Prior to joining the YouTube Originals team, Ben served as Global Head of Creative Strategy at YouTube, advising...more

Speaking at: Back to the Future - When Digital Goes Linear


Kendall Rhodes

Manager & Producer

Untitled Entertainment

Kendall Rhodes heads up digital at Untitled Entertainment to complement its strong management business. Untitled is a primer management company whose clients are some of the biggest names in Film, TV, and Digital in Hollywood. She serves as a talent manager and producer at the firm. Rhodes works with existing...more

Speaking at: Breakfast with Agents


Keith Richman

President

Defy Media

As president, Keith oversees all areas of content development, product, technology and marketing for DEFY Media. Keith co-founded Break Media in 2004 and as the CEO was responsible for the overall strategic direction of the business, building it into a 160 person, profitable digital media company. He led the company...more

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


Bree Rody-Mantha

Writer

StreamDaily

Bree Rody-Mantha is a staff writer for StreamDaily, where she produces daily news coverage surrounding the ever-changing digital video industry. On top of her extensive career as a reporter and editor, she also spent much of her early career in tech and social media start-ups and has worked as a...more

Speaking at: The Hottest Game in Town: eSports


Roopak Saluja

Founder & CEO

Sooperfly

Listed among the 2014 Campaign Asia-Pacific ‘40 Under 40’, Roopak Saluja drives Sooperfly and The 120 Media Collective as Founder & CEO. Through its subsidiaries – Jack in the Box Worldwide, Bang Bang Films and Sniper. The business creates, produces, distributes, monetizes, and engages audiences around, and promotes multi-platform content...more

Speaking at: Lunching with Mentors; The Whole World in Our Hands: Global Content


Alec Shankman

SVP, Head of Alternative Programming, Digital Media, Licensing & Branding

Abrams Artists Agency

Abrams Artists Agency has upped Alec Shankman to senior VP of alternative programming, digital media, licensing and branding. In recent months, the agency has signed such digital stars as ThatSoJack, AndreasChoice, Brodie Smith, Ann Reardon, Jason Pinder and Jimmy DiResta. And Shankman’s group has crafted licensing and branded-merchandise deals for such...more

Speaking at: Breakfast with Agents


Adi Sideman

Founder & CEO

YouNow

YouNow founder and CEO Adi Sideman is a pioneer in participatory media, with more than 20 years of experience creating apps and companies in the user-generated content space.

Sideman founded YouNow in 2011 to provide a live social platform for people to connect, interact, and express themselves. YouNow grew to be...more

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


Greg Siegel

SVP, Development and Production

Legendary Entertainment

Greg Siegel is Senior Vice President of Development and Production at Legendary Digital Media, where he oversees the company’s original digital content division. Current productions include THE THINNING, a young-adult thriller starring digital star Logan Paul & top Disney Channel star Peyton List, the upcoming Fullscreen release ELECTRA WOMAN &...more

Speaking at: A New Look at Digital: AR, VR and 360 Video; Lunching with Mentors


Cody Simms

Executive Director

Techstars

Cody has been operating at the intersection of technology and media since the late 1990s and is particularly interested in the ever-changing ways that our increasingly networked and connected society creates, distributes, and consumes information.

Cody is presently Executive Director at Techstars for North America, consisting of 10+ startup accelerator programs...more

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


Jody Simon

Partner, Production Department Chair

Fox Rothschild

Jody is a seasoned and savvy entertainment law attorney who has been helping clients in the industry produce innovative and sophisticated television and new media content for more than 25 years. From the early days of his career in the mailroom of the William Morris Agency in New York to...more

Speaking at: Paid Influencer or Authentic Original?


Tim Staples

Co-Founder and CEO

Shareability

Tim Staples is Co-Founder and CEO of Shareability, working with global brands, studios and digital influencers to create and distribute content that people love to share. He has been a part of some of the biggest viral successes of the past few years including Shareability’s global hits Freshpet Holiday Feast,...more

Speaking at: Paid Influencer or Authentic Original?


Kirstine Stewart

Vice President, North American Media Partnerships

Twitter

Kirstine oversees Twitter's North American media partnerships across all verticals, including television, sports, news and music. Previously, she served as Managing Director for Twitter Canada, leading Canadian operations and advertising business and partnerships. Prior to joining Twitter in May 2013, Kirstine was the executive vice president of CBC’s English services,...more

Speaking at: Keynote Conversation: Kirstine Stewart, Twitter


Bernie Su

Co-Founder

Canvas Media Studios

Bernie Su is a two-time Primetime Emmy Award-winning multi-platform series creator. In 2013 he co-created “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries,” an interactive adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, which earned the first Primetime Emmy Award for a YouTube distributed series. In 2015 he won his second Emmy with the series “Emma Approved,”...more

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


Molly Swenson

CMO

HuffPost RYOT

Molly is member of the founding team at RYOT, an LA-based media company (recently acquired by The Huffington Post) and is one of the most prolific, female virtual reality filmmakers under 30. She's also a producer of the Oscar nominated film Body Team 12. Molly oversaw all operations of RYOT...more

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


Catherine Tait

Chairman and Founder

iThentic

Catherine is a recognized leader in the digital media sector and a Founder of iThentic, named Digital Company of the Year (Playback2012). Launched in New York in 2006, iThentic is an award-winning digital content company focused on developing and producing narrative-based properties for all platforms. The iThentic team are digital...more


Olivia Thomas

Original Programming Executive

Fullscreen

Olivia Thomas is an Original Programming Executive at Fullscreen, where she works on both Scripted and Unscripted programming. Current productions include Bret Easton Ellis's directorial debut THE DELETED, about the disappearance of three seemingly unconnected people from Los Angeles triggers a collective paranoia among a group of twenty-somethings, and the upcoming release JACK AND DEAN...more

Speaking at: 30 minutes with Olivia Thomas, Fullscreen


David Tochterman

Co-Founder and CEO | Canvas Media Studios

Canvas Media Studios

David is the CEO of Canvas Media Studios which he co-founded with award-winning creator Bernie Su.  Canvas' recent project VANITY was produced in partnership with StyleHaul and Maybelline and was nominated for a 2016 Emmy Award.   He is also a partner in Pemberley Digital, producers of two Emmy Award-winning interactive...more

Speaking at: Breakfast with Online Commissioners; 30 minutes with Bernie Su and David Tochterman, Canvas Media Studios; Speed Pitching One


Selma Turajlic

Co-Founder

Little Dot Studios

Prior to co-founding Little Dot Studios in April 2013, Selma Turajlic was Head of Interactive Media and Licensing, at ALL3MEDIA International where she was responsible for the development and exploitation of the entire ALL3MEDIA portfolio of TV programmes across digital media and consumer products. Before joining ALL3MEDIA International in 2009,...more

Speaking at: Anatomy of Branded Content; Breakfast with Agents


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...more

Speaking at: Keynote Conversation: Kirstine Stewart, Twitter


Jamie Weissenborn

GM

Zoomin.tv

Jamie Weissenborn is GM of Zoomin.TV North America where he oversees publisher development, brand partnerships and Editorial.  Based in Amsterdam, ZoominTV is Europe's largest online video news & entertainment service. ZoominTV operates the 5th largest MCN on YouTube. ZoominTV also has operations in NY, LA, Miami, Brussels, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Dusseldorf,...more

Speaking at: 30 minutes with Jamie Weissenborn, Zoomin.TV


Noah Whinston

CEO

Immortals

With a background in data driven sports betting and dropping out of college, Noah Whinston is one of the cofounders of the Immortals esports franchise. As the CEO of the organization, he interacts daily with the growing live broadcast market and navigates it on behalf of the team and its...more

Speaking at: The Hottest Game in Town: eSports


Kaaren Whitney-Vernon

Chief Executive Officer

shift2

Kaaren Whitney-Vernon serves as CEO of millennial-focused digital agency shift2. A co-venture with leading production company Shaftesbury and its digital arm, Smokebomb Entertainment, shift2 works with brands to harness the power of video content on YouTube. shift2’s branded entertainment projects include two seasons of the hit YouTube series Carmilla, funded...more

Speaking at: Where Scripted and Branded Entertainment Collide


Mia Williamson

Publisher

StreamDaily

Speaking at: Closing Remarks; Opening Remarks


Jessica Winchell Morsa

Executive Producer, Long Form Programming

MSNBC Originals

Jessica Winchell Morsa is an executive producer and show runner with more than 15 years of experience in factual linear, cross platform and digital first non-fiction series. At MSNBC Jessica oversees all production in the Original Programming group and the roll out of more than 10 new factual series in...more

Speaking at: Speed Pitching Two


Ori Winitzer

Managing Director, Head of LT Growth

LionTree

Ori Winitzer is a founding member of LionTree, a merchant bank dedicated to the media and technology sectors, as well as the head of its LT Growth product. Though a start-up itself, LionTree has advised on numerous M&A transactions that have altered the video landscape, including: Disney-Maker, Verizon - Aol, Charter...more

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


Shelley Zimmerman

Head of scripted series

AwesomenessTV

Shelley Zimmerman is the Head of Scripted Series for AwesomenessTV, a leading multi-platform media company serving the global Gen Z audience. In this role, Zimmerman oversees the development and production of original scripted series for the company’s digital, TV and over-the-top subscription VOD services.

Shelley joins AwesomenessTV from Warner Horizon where...more

Speaking at: 30 minutes with Shelley Zimmerman, AwesomenessTV

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