Los Angeles

September 26, 2017

Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles

2017 Schedule TBD


2016 Schedule


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.


12:15 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 DRAWINGto 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


*Schedules as of 9/30/16 - subject to change

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