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Speakers Announced for Digital Hollywood Fall

This October Digital Hollywood is presenting the Digital Hollywood Fall, several days of talks around virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) being held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Marina Del Rey, California. Digital Hollywood has now released a ‘first look’ list of the speakers hosting the events.

The list below covers the four days of the talks and events involving VR and AR starting on Monday 19th – Thursday 22nd October 2015.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 19TH
3:45 PM – 5:00 PM
FINANCING VIRTUAL AND AUGMENTED REALITY: CONTENT BUSINESS MODELING
A Workshop Providing a Practical Overview of Current Monetization Models
Chris Fralic, Partner, First Round
René Bourdages, CEO, Elevado Media, Inc. Moderator

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20TH
9:45 AM – 11:00 AM
Session II: Ballroom Terrace
AR – VR AND THE HUMAN BRAIN: THE IMPACT OF NEUROMARKETING ON THE REAL-TIME DESIGN OF IMMERSIVE ENTERTAINMENT AND ADVERTISING PRODUCTIONS
Garry Hare, PhD. Director of the Media Psychology Graduate Program, Fielding Graduate University (Moderator)
Christophe Morin, PhD, CEO of Sales Brain and Faculty, Fielding Graduate University
Jeffrey Ventrella, Artificial Life and Virtual Worlds Innovator, Wiglets

Paul Zak PhD., CEO of ZESTxLabs and Director, Center, Neuroeconomic
Studies, Claremont Graduate University
Brian Selzer, Vice President, Business and Product, Development, DAQRI

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – The VR – AR – Immersive Track
Session I: Salon I
THE VR-AR THINKTANK: TOP EXECUTIVES FROM LEADING TECHNOLOGY AND ENTERTAINMENT COMPANIES ACCESS THE CURRENT EXPANSION AND LIKELY EVOLUTION OF THE INDUSTRY
Christy Tanner, Senior Vice President and General Manager, CBS Interactive Media
Roy Taylor, Corporate Vice President and Head of Alliances, AMD
Danny Kaye, EVP, Global Research & Technology Strategy, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Moderator – Robert Nashak, COO, Survios
Speakers to be announced

10:45 AM – NOON
Track III: Salon III
FUTURE OF FILM – STUDIO & INDIE, GLOBAL CONTENT BUSINESS, THE CHANGING FACE OF THE FILM INDUSTRY FROM IMAX AND ALTERNATIVE CONTENT TO VR AND OTHER IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES
Phil Groves, Senior Vice President, IMAX Corp & Executive Vice President, Global Distribution, IMAX Entertainment
Bob Lenihan, President Programming, AMC Theatres
Ted Schilowitz, Futurist and VR explorer, 20th Century FOX
Michael Pachter, Managing Director, Equity Research Wedbush Securities
Chris Edwards, CEO, The Third Floor
Marty Shindler, CEO, The Shindler Perspective, Inc., Moderator

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM – The VR – AR – Immersive Track
Session I: Poolside Tent II
VR FOR EVERYONE: MOBILE VR AND AR – COMPELLING EXPERIENCE – OPENING THE DOORWAY TO THE CONSUMER
Aaron Luber, Head of Partnerships, Google Cardboard
Andy Cochrane, Interactive and New Media Director, Special Projects Lead, Mirada
Michael Yang, Managing Director, Comcast Ventures
Joel Susal, Director, VR/AR, Dolby Labs
Moderator, Craig Dalton, cofounder and CEO, DODOcase

Session II: Salon I
THE VR-AR INNOVATORS & DISRUPTORS – ENTERTAINMENT, TECHNOLOGY & ADVERTISING – A REDEFINITION OF THE INDUSTRY
Morris May, founder/CTO, Specular Theory
Mike Rubenstein, VP, Broadcast Production, Integrated Operations, Hill Holliday
Jeffrey Greller, Agent, Virtual Reality & Digital Media, William Morris
Endeavor Entertainment (WME)

Artists in Hollywood – Actors – Writers – Performers – Directors –
Producers
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM – Marina Vista Room, Live Webcast
THE HOLODECK – GENE RODDENBERRY – VISIONARY – THE ORIGINATOR OF EVERYTHING – THE DOORWAY TO THE VR-AR Entertainment – Human Experiment
Trevor Roth, COO, Roddenberry Entertainment
Rod Roddenberry, CEO, Roddenberry Entertainment
Moderator – Marty Perlmutter, Early VR/3D Technology Leader
Additional speakers to be announced

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – The VR – AR – Immersive Track
Session I: Poolside Tent II
HOLLYWOOD DOES CUTTING EDGE: VR-AR-IMMERSIVE: INNOVATION FROM STUDIOS, NETWORKS & PRODUCTION COMPANIES
Ted Schilowitz, Futurist and VR explorer at 20th Century FOX
Moderator – Steve Schklair, founding principal and CEO, 3ality

Session II: Ballroom Terrace
THE CONTOURS AND TECHNOLOGY OF VR-AR-IMMERSIVE: IT FEELS LIKE MAGIC – DOORWAY TO NEW ENVIRONMENTS
Jeff Nicholas, Co-Founder and President, The Uprising Creative (Videos for Beats By Dr. Dre, Bud Light Platinum, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna and Shakira)
David Rosenbaum, Director, Creative Director, JauntVR, Director, Humble, The Recruit, VR
Peter Oberdorfer, President, Tactic (AR for Jose Cuervo & GenX Jet Engine, UX: Kinect Microsoft)
Jay Harwood, VFX & CG Supervisor, Firstborn (VR for Patrón and Mountain Dew)
Moderator – Joanna Peña-Bickley, Global Chief Creative Officer, IBM
Interactive Experience

Artists in Hollywood – Actors – Writers – Performers – Directors – Producers
2:15 PM – 3:30 PM – Marina Vista Room, Live Webcast
The Inspiration: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
A Workshop to Understand the Entertainment & Technology Experience

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM – The VR – AR – Immersive Track
Session I: Salon I
GAMING IN VR AND AR – THE KILLER APP – WHERE ENTERTAINMENT, TECHNOLOGY AND IMMERSION MEET
Bryan Rowles, Partner/Executive Creative Director, 72andSunny (VR for
The Avengers: Age of Ultron & Ad Agency for Call of Duty)
Richard Marks, Director, PlayStation Magic Labs, Sony Playstation
Amir Rubin, founder & CEO, Sixense
Moderator – Jason Jerald, Ph.D., Co-Founder and Principal Consultant,
NextGen Interactions

SESSION II: Ballroom Terrace
ADVERTISING AND BRANDS IN AR-VR – FROM EXPERIENTIAL AND MOBILE TO RETAIL

Valerie Carlson, Executive Director Global Innovation, SapientNitro
Brett Lyons, Branded Entertainment Programs Lead, Intel
Bertrand “Bruce” Wooden, Developer & Community Relations, AltspaceVR
(Co-Chair SVVR)
Greg Roberts, CEO, dSky
Guy Primus, COO, The VR Company
Cynthia Lieberman, Principal, Lieberman Communications
Bruce Greenberg, Founder, iCinema Ventures, Moderator

Artists in Hollywood – Actors – Writers – Performers – Directors – Producers
4:00 PM – 5:15 PM – Marina Vista Room, Live Webcast
2001 Versus. AR and VR – Can the Space Odyssey be Replicated and Surpassed – Understanding the Creativity of Time and Space

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM – The VR – AR – Immersive Track
Session I: Salon I
IMMERSIVE ENTERTAINMENT IN THE OUT OF HOME MARKET – VR-AR, 360 VIDEO AND MORE
Tony Christopher, CEO/President and Founder, Landmark Entertainment Group
Ken Bretschneider, co-founder and CEO, The VOID
Brent Young, Principal and Creative Director, Super 78
Mats Johansson, President and CEO, EON REALITY
Kevin Williams, Consultant and writer, KWP, Moderator (former Imagineer)

SESSION II: Ballroom Terrace
THE POWER OF VR-AR: A NEW LANGUAGE OF ARTISTRY – A UNIQUE MOMENT OF
COMMERCIAL POSSIBILITY AND MARKETPLACE
Jarrell Pair, Sr. Manager, Digital Ideation, Digital Entertainment Product Group, DLab, DIRECTV
David A. Smith, CEO and founder, Wearality Corp., former Chief Innovation Officer, Lockheed Martin
Cameron Curtis, Director of Digital Marketing, Universal Pictures
Christine Cattano, Executive Producer, VR Studio, Framestore
Moderator – Shawn Gold, Advisor, Wattpad.com

5:00 PM – 6:15 PM, Open to All Attendees
End-of Day Poolside Reception – Ritz Carlton

6:15 PM – 8:30 PM, Marina Vista Room
VIRTUAL REALITY ENTERTAINMENT FESTIVAL AT DIGITAL HOLLYWOOD
Honoring the Best in VR & AR and Immersive – Film, TV, Games, Mobile & Technology
Co-sponsored by TV Academy, Interactive Peer Group
Seth Shapiro, Governor, Interactive Media, The Television Academy

6:15 PM – 8:30 PM, Ballroom Terrace
Special VIP Dinner:
The Immersive Entertainment and Technology Track
THE INTERFACE: AN OBJECT OF BEAUTY: THE DOORWAY TO EVERYTHING
Moderator: Philip Lelyveld, VR/AR Program Manager, USC Entertainment
Technology Center
Speakers to be announced

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21ST
The Immersive Breakfast Roundtable
Immersion – AR – VR – Holography – Taking it to the Next Level
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM – Marina Vista – Webcast from this Room
INNOVATION FROM THE NORTH: A LOOK AT VR, AR, AND IMMERSIVE ENTERTAINMENT IN CANADA

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Immersion – AR – VR – Holography – Taking it to the Next Level
SESSION I: Salon I
FINANCING THE IMAGINATION: FUNDING AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT IN AR, VR AND IMMERSION – FROM VCS TO KICKSTARTER AND CORPORATE INVESTMENTS
Sim Blaustein, Partner, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments
Richard Yen, Director, Private Equity, Saban Capital Group
Sunny Dhillon, Principal, Signia Venture Partners
Alex Rosenfeld, Founder & CEO, Vrideo
Mariana Danilovic, Founder and Managing Director, Hollywood Portfolio, Moderator

SESSION II: Ballroom Terrace
NAVIGATING AND TRANSPORTING IN A VR-AR-IMMERSIVE UNIVERSE: PATHWAYS OF THE IMAGINATION
Moderator, Eduardo Yeh, Co-Founder, CEO, Selvz
Kuangwei Hwang, Founder & CTO, Vrideo
Vincent John Vincent, CEO, Co-founder, GestureTek Systems
David Birnbaum, Design Director, Immersion Corporation
Speakers to be announced

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Immersion – AR – VR – Holography – Taking it to the Next Level
Session I: Salon I
MULTI-LEVEL ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCES – TRANSMEDIA – VIDEO – GAMES – BOOKS – 3D WEB – AUDIO ENVIRONMENTS
Moderator: Behnam Karbassi, Founder – President – CEO, No Mimes Media
Jay Bushman, Emmy winner, Writer of Terminator Genisys: The YouTube Chronicles and The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.
Hal Hefner, Creative Strategist, Ridley Scott’s 3AM, “The Martian,” Consultant to Endgame universe
Joe LeFavi, Creative Director, Psyop (from Happiness Factory of Coca Cola to the PR machine of Clash of Clans)

SESSION II: Ballroom Terrace
THE TOTAL IMMERSIVE ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE – THEME PARKS TO LIVE THEATER ENVIRONMENTS TO DOMES
Ed Lantz, President and CEO, Vortex Immersion Media; Immersive Spectaculars for Nike, NBC, Turner, Xbox, MTV
Jenni Ogden, Producer EyeQ Productions, Immersive Spectaculars for Disney, Universal, Paramount Pictures, Warner Brothers
Eric Hanson, VFX Producer/Director, X Rez Studios – “I Wei Wei” 360, VFX “The Day After Tomorrow”, “Cast Away”, “Mission to Mars”
Dina Benadon, CEO, Super78, Spongebob 4D: DreamWorks’ Donkey Live! & Madagascar: A Crate Adventure, VFX, Flight of the Dragon
Stacy Burstin, President, Eevolver Inc, VFX, Fulldome; VFX Life of Pi, Night at the Museum, Happy Feet, Snow White and the Huntsman
Moderator – Kate McCallum, Founder, c3: Center for Conscious Creativity

SESSION III: Marina Vista Room
VR-AR PRODUCTION ON THE EDGE – THE AMAZING JOURNEY OF IMAGINATION, GEAR AND INNOVATION
Moderator – Dan Ferguson, Director of Digital Interactive, ReelFX
Andrew Shulkind, co-founder & Director of Photography, HeadcaseVR
Lucas Wilson, VR Producer

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Session I: Marina Vista Room
VR GAME CREATION – The Deep Dive – Immersing in a Virtual Experience – Thinking and Breathing in a Cyber Universe

SESSION II: Salon I
MOBILE SOCIAL AR AND VR – SOCIAL MEDIA MEETS AUGMENTED AND VIRTUAL REALITY – THE FACEBOOK – GOOGLE – GLOBAL INTERFACE
Brett Durrett, Chief Executive Officer, IMVU
Mark Schoennagel, 3D Evangelist, Unity
Michael Zyda, Director, USC GamePipe Laboratory
David Bloom, Digital content production and partnerships, Deadline.com, Moderator

SESSION III: Ballroom Terrace
THE IMMERSIVE WORLD OF KIDS – A WONDERLAND OF VR-AR-IMMERSIVE – GAMES, TOYS, RIDES AND APPS
Mason Williams, Senior Manager, Mattel Digital Play Production, Mattel, Inc.
Sherry Gunther Shugerman, CEO, Popstar Club, Inc. / The Beatrix Girls (Emmy Winner, The Simpsons)
Lynn Rogoff, founder, AMERIKIDS USA
Moderator, Adam Berns, COO and Co-Founder, Brainrush, Inc.

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Immersion – AR – VR – Holography – Taking it to the Next Level
Session I: Marina Vista Room
VIRTUAL AND AUGMENTED REALITY: A FIVE YEAR PROJECTION: WHAT WILL EMERGE? AN INVESTMENT IN TIME AND SPACE
Randal Kleiser, Noted Hollywood Director and VR consultant to the U.S. Army
Ed Lantz, CEO, Vortex Immersive Media
Don Brittain, President and CEO, Instant Effects and principal architect for Autodesk’s 3DSMax
Brian Seth Hurst, Chief StoryTeller and Co-Founder StoryTech, Managing Partner, StoryTech(tm)
Matt Liszt, VP of Marketing at MasterImage 3D, Inc., member, Board of Directors, International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society
Amir Rubin, CEO Sixense, Inc
Bruce Greenberg, Founder, iCinema Ventures, Moderator

SESSION II: Ballroom Terrace
IMMERSIVE CINEMA IN OUT OF HOME: FROM THEME PARKS TO MOVIE THEATERS AND AMUSEMENT PARKS
Matthew Gratzner, Co-Founder / Creative Director, New Deal Studios
Dan Jamele, Vice President/CTO, Mediamation
Chris Ratner. Founder, reelXperience Entertainment, LLC
Sang Cho, Chief Content Officer, CJ 4DPLEX America
Kevin Williams, Consultant and writer, KWP, Moderator (former Imagineer)
Session III: Poolside Tent I
VR-AR – DYNAMIC INNOVATION IN TECHNOLOGY AND USER EXPERIENCE – DESIGNING AND PRODUCING THE NEXT GENERATION IN ENTERTAINMENT AND ADVERTISING EXPERIENCE
Richard Cummings, President, Two Goats (Immersive for Absolut, Diageo,
SAP, Foot Locker, Playstation, MTV)
Jake Lee-High, CEO/Creative Director, Future Colossal
Speakers to be announced

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Immersion – AR – VR – Holography – Taking it to the
Next Level
Session I: Ballroom Terrace
INNOVATING IN VR-AR-IMMERSIVE PRODUCTION – PUTTING THE VISION INTO ACTION – OCULUS RIFT, SAMSUNG GEARVR, GOOGLE CARDBOARD & AND OTHERS
Jason Yim, President and Executive Creative Director, Trigger
Rick Rey, CEO & Co-founder, Surreal
Mike Rozycki, Creative Technologist, Team One (VR for Lexus)
Mike Drachkovitch, CEO and founder, Ovrture (Lockup on MSNBC)
Moderator – Andy Goldstein, Executive Producer, Otherworld Interactive

Session II: Salon I
CREATING THE VR MUSIC VIDEO EXPERIENCE: THE CREATORS DISCUSS THE NEW ART FORM: ARTISTS – DIRECTOR – PRODUCER
Brandon Zamel, Founder, CEO, Springbok Entertainment, Moderator
Matthew Gratzner, Co-Founder / Creative Director, New Deal Studios
Members of Alternative Rock Band, Galvanized Souls

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Poolside Reception at the Ritz

6:15 PM – 8:00 PM, Marina Vista Room
VIRTUAL & AUGMENTED REALITY KEYNOTE EVENT
An AR-VR-Hollywood Mindmeld – Creative Artists Meet Technology Visionaries
Philip Rosedale, CEO, High Fidelity (founder, Linden Lab)

THURSDAY – DAY FOUR – OCTOBER 22ND
9:45 AM – 10:45 AM, Marina Vista Room, Webcast
MORNING VIRTUAL REALITY KEYNOTE
Future of Music in VR and AR

Special Production in VR and AR
11:00 AM – NOON
SESSION A: VR Cinema Workshop: Writing and Directing. Marina Vista Room
WORKSHOP A: Virtual Avatar Development, Human Motion Capture and 3D Scanning.The Director’s Room

SPECIAL PRODUCTION IN VR AND AR
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
SESSION A: VR Cinema Workshop: Post-production and Distribution, Marina Vista Room
WORKSHOP A: Creating in VR: The Enhanced Physical Experience & Emerging Narrative – Branching Storylines, Alternative Character Sets, Divergent Plots, Multiplying Realities, Director’s Room

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM, Marina Vista Room
SESSION I: VR and AR – In Gaming and Beyond
SESSION II: The Data and Analytics of VR and AR: Establishing a Baseline in a Commercial Universe, Poolside Tent I

VRFocus will be reporting on all the latest announcements from the event this October.