los angeles

2 days/ 18 sessions
3 receptions/ 7th annual
September 26-27 2016

Montage Beverly Hills

the leaders the deciders the disrupters

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Experience TheGrill 2016

TheGrill leads the conversation on convergence between entertainment, media and technology, bringing together newsmakers to debate the challenges and opportunities facing content in the digital age. Diverse programming anchored by versatile talent and supported by big brands has always been the hallmark of Hollywood. As technology brings new models to the fore – in production, distribution, display and monetization – TheGrill is a platform for the leaders, the deciders and the disrupters to explore this reconfigured landscape as it continues to transforms around us.

Among the topics fueling the agenda at TheGrill 2016



Production

Content Play

Code slingers said algorithms might replace story, but the techno revolution has reinforced content is king. From social media to silver screen, we dissect success.




Distribution

The Numbers

Disruption is the new normal when it comes to distribution. Alt channels are being explored, but will they add up to profits?




Marketing

Connections

Technology has made it possible to know consumers inside and out. Now it’s time to put that knowledge to work.




Mobile

On the Go-Go

Phones, cars and other gadgets that are along for the ride, keeping consumers connected, at home, on the road and in the cloud.



Millennials

Mille Meter

Despite reams of research, millennials remain a mystery. Learn about the new technologies that are cracking the code.



Music

Second Spin

Can vinyl and digital co-exist? Will streaming dry up? Explore sustainable models for the new music economy.



Games

State of Play

At the console or on the field, interactivity and competition are a match made in entertainment heaven.



Virtual Reality

Stars of VR

The brave new world of immersive content presents challenges and opportunities. Get ready for 360-degrees 24/7 and experience the vroom in our VR room.


Speakers

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Irving

Azoff

Chairman & CEO
Azoff MSG Entertainment

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Sophie

Watts

President
STX Entertainment

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Van

Toffler

CEO & Co-Founder
Gunpowder & Sky



Check out the TheGrill 2015

deciders, disrupters and innovators at work and play

On the Record

Dialogue

Past participants share the unforgettable experience of being part of TheGrill.
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Frank Cooper, CMO and Chief Creative Officer, Buzzfeed; former Global CMO PepsiCo

Frank

Cooper

“TheGrill is not just a conference. It’s a carefully curated collection of relevant and necessary conversations among the A-list of Hollywood and the C-suite of corporations. Sharon Waxman has created a unique forum for insight and action through TheGrill.”
— CMO and Chief Creative Officer, Buzzfeed; former Global CMO PepsiCo

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Jason Blum, Founder & CEO, Blumhouse

Jason

Blum

“It was not only a privilege but a tremendous amount of fun to be able to have such an open and honest conversation with Ron Meyer at TheGrill.” CEO, Blumhouse Productions

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Nancy Dubuc, President & CEO, A+E Networks

Nancy

Dubuc

“TheGrill provides a terrific forum for discussing issues crucial to the future of our business and the evolution of consuming content.” — President & CEO, A+E Networks

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Michael Shamberg, Producer, Django Unchained, Erin Brockovich

Michael

Shamberg

“The selling point of TheGrill is that you stay current in the world of media by hearing innovators talk about the companies they run. You get the top executives, which makes it really relevant to business strategies and not just theoretical.” — Producer, Django Unchained, Erin Brockovich


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Rick Hess, Co-Founder, Evolution Media Capital LLC

Rick

Hess

“It’s always interesting and thought provoking at The Grill and it was fun to share the dialogue and learn from the other smart panelists in Jesse, Mark and Brian. Thanks to Sharon for pulling off another great event.“ –Co-Founder, Evolution Media Capital LLC

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Will Palmer, Co-Founder & CEO, Movio

Will

Palmer

“The Grill is a an outstanding event offering unique insights from the industry’s brightest minds and important networking opportunities with key players. Sharon and her team dig deep into issues affecting our business with provocative conversations with top tier participants.“ — Co-Founder & CEO, Movio

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Brian Weinstein, Head of Corporate Finance, CAA

Brian

Weinstein

“TheGrill is the perfect forum to discuss the intersection between media, entertainment, finance and the tech world. It brings together the right mix of speakers from those different worlds and the result is better, smarter and more insightful thinking from everyone involved.“ –Head of Corporate Finance, CAA

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Arianna Huffington, Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, The Huffington Post

Arianna

Huffington

“With theGrill, Sharon Waxman has created a truly unique platform, inviting industry leaders and innovators to come together for meaningful conversations and to share their visions on the future of entertainment, media and technology.” — Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, The Huffington Post


Experience TheGrill 2016

Join the leaders, the deciders, the disrupters as they map the future.

Partners

It gives us great pleasure to recognize the forward-thinking companies that join us engaging the entertainment and tech communities in the dialogue that is TheGrill.


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