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October 6, 2016, Los Angeles  &  November 3, 2016, New York

Celebrating its 9th year, this one-day business-to-business conference brings together digital retailers, content producers, content aggregators, service providers and digital technology companies.

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The Divergent Series, Amazon, HBO NOW, and MovieLabs’s Craig Seidel Receive Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Digital Entertainment  

ENCINO, CA (October 15, 2015) … The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) yesterday presented The Divergent Series, Amazon, HBO NOW, and Craig Seidel of MovieLabs with “Digi” Awards for outstanding achievement in digital entertainment content, retailing, innovation, and leadership. The awards were presented at EMA’s Digital Media Pipeline, held at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. More>>>

This year’s Digital Media Pipeline will Focus on Windows, Video on Demand, and the Digital Supply Chain.

Sessions will feature engaging discussions about the hottest issues in digital entertainment, led by industry leaders.

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EMA Digital Steering Council White Paper: 

     Defining Over-The-Top (OTT) Digital Distribution

          Presented by Christopher Roberts, Rentrak


Session One: Discussion of Windows: Top theater and home entertainment executives on the future of windows through the release chain.

          Moderated by: Mitch Singer, President, Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem

          Speakers: 

                         John Calkins

                         Patrick Corcoran, NATO

                         Vince Muscarella, Rentrak

Session Two: Paid Video on Demand: The business models for electronic sell-thru, transactional video on demand, and subscription video on demand and the challenges and opportunities for each. Introduction by Jason Kassin, FilmTrack.

          Moderated by Bruce Eisen, The Law Office of Bruce David Eisen

          Speakers: 

                         Russ Crupnick, MusicWatch

                         Cameron Douglas, M-GO

                         Michele Edelman, Vubiquity

                         Ed Han, Sony Pictures Entertainment

                         Glenn Hower, Parks Associates

                         Sam Notowitz, Feeln

Session Three: Ad-Supported Video on Demand: The future of "free to the consumer" VOD and its impact on cord-cutting. Introduction by Mark Vrieling, ScreenPlay.

          Moderated by Ted Cohen, Managing Partner, TAG Strategic

          Speakers: 

                         Thomas Dodson, OVGuide

                         Thomas Ahn Hicks, adRise

                         John Kim, Alchemy

                         Mike Laband, SpotX

Session Four: Digital Supply Chain: The importance of supply chain efficiency, challenges and friction points in the digital supply chain, and solutions. Introduction  by Jason Peterson, ContentBridge. 

          Moderated by Heather Wells, Strategic Partnerships & Digital Supply Chain Professional

          Speakers: 

                         Don Dulchinos, EIDR 

                         Chris Fetner, Netflix

                         Bill Kotzman, Google

                         Steve Rosenberg, Premiere Digital

                         Andy Shenkler, Sony DADC

Deep Dives Sessions: Supply Chain: Introduction by Josh Miller, 3Play Media.

          Session One: Avails - Mark Fleming and Ken Nevarez, Google

          Session Two: EIDR - Kip Welch, EIDR

          Session Three: Media Manifest & Metadata - Brian Shook, Microsoft Movies & Television

If you choose not to participate in the Supply Chain Deep Dives, there will be an open session for networking. 


Click here for complete schedule with times.

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“Breaking Bad,” Amazon, Content Bridge, and Disney Receive Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Digital Entertainment  ENCINO, CA (October 8, 2014) … The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) today presented “Breaking Bad,” Amazon, Content Bridge, and Disney with “Digi” Awards for outstanding achievement in digital entertainment content, retailing, leadership, and innovation. The awards were presented at EMA’s Digital Media Pipeline, held today at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. More>>>


For Sponsorship Opportunities, contact Steve Apple at sapple@entmerch.org

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