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TheGrill Returns Wednesday, June 5th!
New Format. New Location. New Date.

Experience #TheGrill2019 on Wednesday, June 5th

The Leaders. The Deciders. The Disrupters. Revitalized.

TheWrap turns 10 this year and is making seismic changes to our most prestigious and long-standing event: TheGrill. This anniversary brings one day of hyper-focused panels that drive home the power and influence of the entertainment, media and technology industries. This all goes down on Wednesday, June 5th at the London West Hollywood.

In addition to celebrating innovators from the last decade, the event’s new format will offer three tracks concentrating on Technology, Innovation, and Entertainment. You can still expect top-tier talent and award-winning journalists asking the questions you want to know and leading conversations about the change that has transformed our industry.

Among the subjects TheGrill will cover this year:

  • The revolution in Virtual Reality
  • Where short form content is changing the game
  • High-wire acts: defying death in documentary filmmaking
  • Producing legends
  • Silicon Beach roundtable (it’s back!)
  • And: a celebration of 10 years of Innovators at our closing cocktail party!

The biggest format shift this year comes from our laser focus on creating and curating a high-level community of thought leaders. The event is reserved by special invitation and for members of our new WrapPRO service. A subscription to PRO gives you access not only to PRO’s essential coverage of digital entertainment every day, but gives you entrée to the industry leaders at TheGrill.

Watch what you can expect from TheGrill this year!


The London West Hollywood

How to Attend

Want to join the disruption? Attendees to this year’s invite-only event are a curated group of C-suite guests, industry thought-leaders, WrapPRO members, and valued sponsors.

About WrapPRO

WrapPRO gives you premium in-depth coverage, exclusive video, VIP access, and resources for the entertainment industry professional. Tickets are only available for purchase by WrapPRO members.

Already a WrapPRO member? Sign into WrapPRO to purchase your ticket HERE.

Past Speakers

Patrick Soon-Shiong

Los Angeles Times, Owner and Executive Chairman

Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD, is the owner and executive chairman of the Los Angeles Times, San Diego Union-Tribune, Los Angeles Times en Español and other publications under the California Times. Dr….

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Josh Sapan

AMC Networks, President & CEO

One of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and visionary executives, Josh Sapan is responsible for the overall management of AMC Networks, overseeing several leading entertainment brands including national television networks…

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Will Packer

Producer "Girls Trip", "Ride Along"

As founder and CEO of Will Packer Media, Packer is leading a first-of-its-kind media company, producing episodic scripted and unscripted series across TV and digital platforms, compelling content for brand…

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Poppy Crum

Dolby Laboratories, Chief Scientist

Dr. Poppy Crum is Chief Scientist at Dolby Laboratories. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University in the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics and the…

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David Nevins

Showtime Networks Inc., President and CEO

As President and Chief Executive Officer, David Nevins has oversight of all aspects of Showtime Networks Inc. and its channels. Nevins manages the Company’s programming, distribution, business development, finance, marketing,…

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Jacqueline Parkes

Digital Studios for MTV, VH1 and Logo Group, CMO & EVP

Jacqueline Parkes oversees marketing, creative, digital content and social media for the Group, and partners closely with Viacom Digital Studios to develop original digital series, franchises, verticals and other content…

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Ben Lerer

Group Nine Media, CEO

Ben Lerer is the founding CEO of Group Nine Media – a leading digital publisher and parent of NowThis, The Dodo, Seeker and Thrillist. Prior to the merging of the…

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Julie Rieger

20th Century Fox, President, Chief Data Strategist & Head of Media

Julie Rieger is the President, Chief Data Strategist & Head of Media at 20th Century Fox. Prior to her current role, she was EVP, Media at the film studio where…

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Wyck Godfrey

Paramount Pictures, President of Motion Picture Group

Acclaimed producer Wyck Godfrey joined Paramount Pictures as President of the Motion Picture Group in January 2018. He is responsible for the studio’s film operations from development to release, managing…

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Jared Jeffries

Echo Fox, President

Jared Jeffries was named Echo Fox President on July 13, 2017. In this role he will be actively involved in roster selection and team management, player recruiting, hiring and managing…

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Daniel Cherry

Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues, CMO

Daniel Cherry is the CMO of Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues, overseeing all marketing, public relations and social media for both the Overwatch League and Call of Duty World League. Daniel…

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Jason Hirschhorn

Jason Hirschhorn

REDEF, CEO & Chief Curator

Jason Hirschhorn serves as the CEO at Media REDEF. Hirschhorn was an Advisor at Greycroft Partners LLC and served at MySpace as its chief product officer, co-president, and co-CEO. He…

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Ted Farnsworth

Helios and Matheson Analytics, Chairman & CEO

Ted Farnsworth has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors and as the Chief Executive Officer of Helios and Matheson Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:HMNY) since January 20, 2017, the…

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Eric Lehrman

Wattpad Studios, Head of Content Development and Production

As Head of Content Development and Production, Eric Lehrman leads Wattpad’s work building a world-class slate of TV, film, and digital video projects based on Wattpad stories. Eric oversees some…

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Alex Amin

Casting Networks, Inc. co-CEO

Alex Amin is a managing partner at POV Partners and co-CEO of Casting Networks, Inc. (CNI).  With partner Rafi Gordon, Amin has for nearly two decades originated, acquired and operated…

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Daniel Batista

BESE, Co-Founder & President

Mr. Batista is Co-Founder & President of BESE, a new media brand founded by celebrity Zoe Saldana.  BESE’s mission is to broaden and reshape the existing narrative by shining light…

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Beatriz Acevedo

President & Founding Partner MITÚ

Beatriz is the president and founding partner of mitú, the leading digital media company bringing a Latino POV to mainstream media. As the voice of Latino youth, mitú’s unapologetic storytelling…

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Matthew Bakal

Atom Tickets, Co-Founder & Chairman

Matthew wants more people to see more movies, and he thinks there should be an easier way for the industry to match movie supply with consumer demand. As co-founder and chairman…

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Rick Rodriguez

Pongalo, COO, Head of Content

Rick Rodriguez is COO and head of Content for Pongalo, Inc., which offers over 13,000 hours of tv series, movies and specials to Spanish speaker subscribers worldwide. He began his…

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Malik Forté

Host/Writer/Gaming Analyst

Malik Forté is a former professional gamer, a television host for esports and a veteran in the video game industry. He’s worked in multiple facets of the industry including video…

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Damon Lau

United Talent Agency, Head of Esports

Damon Lau is the Head of the esports department at leading global talent and entertainment company United Talent Agency (UTA). He and his team represent some of today’s top prominent…

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Peter Csathy

CREATV Media, Founder & Chairman

Peter Csathy is Founder & Chairman of CREATV Media, a leading media and technology business development, advisory and investment firm.  Peter is a noted international expert, thought leader and “go…

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Jaime Dávila

Campanario Entertainment, President

Jaime Dávila is a leader among the generation of young producers betting their careers on the need for more inclusive content. Driven to expand opportunities for Latinx creators, deliver inclusive…

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Rafi Gordon

Casting Networks, Inc. co-CEO

Rafi Gordon is a managing partner at POV Partners and co-CEO of Casting Networks, Inc. (CNI). With partner Alex Amin, Gordon has for nearly two decades originated, acquired and operated…

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Joe Hyrkin

Issuu, CEO

Joe joined Issuu in early 2013 after more than 20 years of leading startup/growth companies in executive, business-development and product roles. He served as CEO of Reverb during two rounds…

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Matthew Iantosca

Gerber Kawasaki Wealth & Investment Management, Managing Partner

Matt’s competitive gaming career began in high school when he started playing Counter- strike, which quickly accelerated to attending local tournaments where he and his team often won. His skill…

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Jocelyn Johnson

TheWrap, Director of Membership and Digital Video News

Jocelyn Johnson is a serial entrepreneur. She built a successful PR business – JJPR – at age 25 and then launched her second venture in April 2013 – VideoInk. In…

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Igor Khmel

BANKEX Co-Founder and CEO

Igor Khmel is the founder and CEO of BANKEX, a leading global fintech firm powering the next generation investment platform for the entertainment industry, called MovieCoin.  Mr. Khmel and BANKEX…

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Yves Bergquist

Corto, Founder & CEO

Yves Bergquist is an AI researcher and the Director of the “AI & Neuroscience in Media” Project at USC’s Entertainment Technology Center, where and his team have received funding from…

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Jonathan Manzi

Beyond Protocol, CEO and Co-Founder

Jonathan Manzi is the CEO and co-founder of Beyond Protocol, the company developing a new internet based on a universal platform that enables inter-device communication. He is considered a global…

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JL Pomeroy

IMAX Corporation, Chief Marketing Officer

JL Pomeroy joined IMAX in July 2017 as Chief Marketing Officer, leading IMAX’s global marketing efforts. Prior to joining the company, Pomeroy served as CEO of JumpLine Group, a brand…

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Alissa Miller

Akin Gump, Partner

Akin Gump partner Alissa Miller is a member of the firm’s entertainment and media practice representing financial institutions and other financiers with respect to their film, television and corporate lending…

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Greg Goodfried

United Talent Agency, Head of Digital Talent

Greg Goodfried is the Head of Digital Talent at premier global entertainment and talent company, United Talent Agency (UTA) where he represents the biggest stars on YouTube and other digital…

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Syed S. Hussain

BANKEX, Chief Commercial Officer

Syed S. Hussain is a highly innovative global executive, thought leader, advisor, investor, and serial entrepreneur. He currently serves as the Chief Commercial Officer for BANKEX – a top 50…

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Sky Moore

Greenberg Glusker, Partner

Schuyler M. Moore is a partner at Greenberg Glusker, practicing entertainment, corporate, and tax law. Mr. Moore holds his undergraduate degree from UCLA (Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude) and…

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William Quigley

OPSkins, CEO

William Quigley is CEO of OPSkins, the world’s largest marketplace for video game virtual items and WAX (Worldwide Asset eXchange). He is also managing director of Cashel Enterprises, a cryptocurrency…

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Roy Salter

FTI Consulting, Senior Advisor

Roy Salter, a senior advisor at FTI Consulting and a leader of the Valuation and Financial Advisory Services group. Since 1988, Mr. Salter has led or overseen over 4,000 engagements…

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Lauren Selig

Shake and Bake Productions, Co-Founder

Ms. Selig is an entrepreneur and executive with a 20-year track record of global impact in the media, real estate and start-up communities. She has executive produced over 20 feature…

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2018 Sponsors

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