2017 Schedule

September 26, 2017

Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles

2017 Schedule TBD

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2016 Schedule

8:30 am - REGISTRATION OPENS

9:15 am - PROGRAM START: Welcome by Cameron Douglas, VP, Content/Fandango, Mark Fisher, CEO & President/EMA and Mitch Mallon, Founder & CEO/Stadium Media and Digital EMA Chair.

9:25 am - SVOD v EST: Are we entering the beginning of the end of content ownership? Will having access (SVOD) to content trump ownership? Can the two models exist together?

  • A discussion with Mitch Singer, Principal/Digital 360 Ventures, LLC , Moderated by Ted Cohen, Managing Partner/TAG Strategic. 
  • Presentation Slides

10:10 am - RESEARCH PRESENTATION: How Much Do Consumers Know About OTT Networks?  Russ Crupnick, Managing Partner/MusicWatch, reveals the results of a new study surveying consumers about their awareness of a variety of OTT networks, which they watch and what devices they use for viewing.

10:20 am - SPOTLIGHT PRESENTATION: Vobile, Inc. presented by Ben Smith, Senior Vice President of Business Development.

10:25 am - RESEARCH PRESENTATIONDigital Trends in Home Entertainment - Chris Roberts, SVP Sales, onDemand Everywhere/comScore, explores the latest digital trends and growth for the first half of 2016. He’ll examine electronic sell-through, video-on-demand and subscription along with the expansion of OTT.

10:35 am – PROGRAMMING - Navigating Content Availability At Home and When Mobile: How do consumers get content today? Does it differ based on the type of content, and how will it evolve in the future?  Who will drive change? Session introduction by Suyin Lim, Global Content Acquisitions/Sony Entertainment Network Int’l.

  • Speakers include Bruce Eisen, Media Advisory Services/a Law Corporation - Moderator, Cameron Douglas, VP, Content/Fandango, Albhy Galuten, VP, Media Technology Strategy/Sony Interactive Entertainment, Ziba Kaboli-Gerbrands, Director, Content Acquisition/Roku Inc., Erick Opeka, EVP, Digital Networks/Cinedigm.

11:20 am - IMMERSIVE TECHNOLOGIES - How They Are Changing the Consumer Experience: Ultra-high definition, virtual reality, content interactivity and immersive sound are providing new and exciting ways for consumers to view entertainment. This session looks at how these technologies are impacting the home video industry and what they mean for the future of content development and consumer expectations. Session introduction by Jason Peterson, CEO/ContentBridge Systems.

  • Speakers include Gil Moran, Managing Director & Partner/L.E.K. Consulting - Moderator, Robert Carroll, Senior Director, Content Solutions/Dolby Laboratories, Andrew Cochrane, Digital, Interactive Director/Mirada, Steve Martz, Director, Global Technologies/THX, Craig Seidel, VP, Distribution Technology/MovieLabs.

12:10 pm - ANNUAL DIGI AWARDS

12:15 pm - LUNCH

1:30 pm - DELIVERY: An exploration of the digital supply chain and other aspects of getting content to the consumer, including avails, metadata, mezzanine files, media manifest, and the like. Session introduction by Eric Souza, Director of Sales/3Play Media.

  • Speakers include Russ Moffat, Vice President, Strategy & Business Development/BluEvo – Moderator, Ellen Goodridge, VP, Global Digital Product Development & Client Services/Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Bill Kotzman, Partner Product Manager – TV/Film/Google Play, Javier Larrinaga, Group Manager, Movies & TV Media Services/Microsoft, Mark Sgriccia, VP, Worldwide Content Operations & Strategy/Lionsgate, Bill Woods, Senior Vice President of Sales Entertainment/Mediamorph.

2:20 pm - SPOTLIGHT PRESENTATION: FilmTrack presented by Jason Kassin, CEO and Co-Founder.

2:25 pm - RAFFLE DRAWING: to benefit the EMA Scholarship Foundation.

2:30 pm - BREAKOUT SESSIONS (to run concurrently)

  • Avails Deep Dive: An in-depth review of the modifications to the EMA Avails spec and an update on the status of adoption. Jason Peña, Movie Operations Lead, North American Partnerships/Google Play – Moderator.
  • DMP Wrap-Up: An interactive dialogue summarizing and debating the content discussed during the day’s panels and presentations. Jason Peterson, CEO/ContentBridge Systems.

3:30 pm - NETWORKING COCKTAIL RECEPTION: sponsored by Mediamorph

4:30 pm - PROGRAM END


November 2, 2017

Helen Mills Theater, New York City

2017 Schedule TBD

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2016 Schedule

SESSION TOPICS

1:30 pm - REGISTRATION OPENS

2:00 pm - PROGRAM STARTWelcome by Marty Graham, Senior Vice President/comScore and EMA Chair, Mark Fisher, CEO & President/EMA and Mitch Mallon, Founder & CEO/Stadium Media and Digital EMA Chair.

2:15 pm - IMMERSIVE TECHNOLOGY - The Enhanced Entertainment ExperienceUltra high-definition, augmented reality and virtual reality are changing home entertainment. These technologies allow consumers to see and experience content as never before. This session explores consumer usage, awareness and interest in these new technologies, how the home entertainment industry is adapting to these advancements and how this may revolutionize entertainment in the years ahead.

  • Speakers include Duncan Stewart, Director of Research, Canada-Technology, Media & Telecommunications/Deloitte – Research Presenter & Moderator, with Andrew Grathwohl, Head of Media Engineering/Littlstar, Seth Hallen, SVP, Creative Services/Sony DADC NMS, Mark Sternberg, Co-Founder/REVRIE Immersive, Bachir Zeroual, Head of VR Marketing/Samsung.
  • Presentation Slides

2:55 pm - SPOTLIGHT PRESENTATION – Hollywoodland

3:00 pm - RESEARCH PRESENTATIONDigital Trends in Home Entertainment - Chris Roberts, SVP Sales, onDemand Everywhere/comScore, explores the latest digital trends and growth for the first half of 2016. He’ll examine electronic sell-through, video-on-demand and subscription along with the expansion of OTT.

3:10 pm - PROGRAMMING - Navigating Content Availability At Home and On Mobile: How do consumers get content today? Does it differ based on the type of content, and how will it evolve in the future? Who will drive change?

  • Speakers include Jake Goodrich, Director, Audience Development/Roku, Inc. – Moderator, with David Chu, Co-Founder and President/Digital Media Rights, Gary Delfiner, CEO/Digital Sylvia LLC, Goetz Grossman, CFO/FilmRise, Bill Sondheim, President/Cinedigm.

3:50 pm - DISCUSSION: A Conversation with Adam Rockmore - Industry veteran Saul Melnick talks with Adam Rockmore, SVP Head of Marketing & Communications/Fandango, about the expanding opportunities in digital entertainment retailing. Session introduction by Josh Miller, Chief Revenue Officer and Co-Founder/3Play Media.

4:15 pm - RESEARCH PRESENTATIONAn Overview of the International Digital Entertainment Market - David Sidebottom, Senior Market Analyst/Futuresource, explores the landscape and consumer trends for EST, VOD and SVOD in the international marketplace. 

4:25 pm - INTERNATIONAL: An exploration of the challenges in providing content to platforms in multiple territories around the globe. Where are the friction points? Does the uniqueness of territories create barriers to industry growth or is it an opportunity? Are there prospects for creating efficiencies in the global market?

  • Speakers include Teresa Phillips, Senior Vice President/V2 Solutions – Moderator, with Neal Bilow, Director, Digital Asset Management Systems, Strategic Projects Lead/Corus Entertainment, Beth Anderson, Associate Vice President, Franchise Planning/BBC Worldwide, Donna Smith, President/CinemaNow, Richard Smith, SVP Digital Distribution/Sony Pictures Entertainment.

5:05 pm - SPOTLIGHT PRESENTATION - My Eye Media

5:10 pm - RESEARCH PRESENTATIONHow Much Do Consumers Know About OTT Networks? - Russ Crupnick, Managing Partner/MusicWatch, reveals the results of a new study surveying consumers about their awareness of a variety of OTT networks, which they watch and what devices they use for viewing.

5:20 pm - DELIVERY: An exploration of the digital supply chain and other aspects of getting content to the consumer, including avails, metadata, mezzanine files, media manifest, and the like.

  • Speakers include Fred Handsman, SVP, Strategic Planning and Business Development/Vubiquity – Moderator, with Sean Bersell, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs/EMA, Rebecca Carr, Senior Director, Operations/PBS Distribution, Jeremy Howell, Senior Director, Digital Media - Operations/Starz Media.

6:00 pm - COCKTAIL RECEPTION

7:00 pm - END


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*Schedules as of 10/13/16 - subject to change


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