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    A High-Level Conversation

    TheGrill fosters the smartest conversation in content from the perspective of those who create it. How do we retain the value of content in the age of technology? Robust debate happens on stage, from the audience and during networking breaks.

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About The Grill conference

Where Entertainment & Media Converge with Technology

TheGrill is the leading, annual conversation about the convergence between Entertainment, Media and Technology, bringing newsmakers together to debate the challenges and opportunities facing content in the digital age. Diverse content anchored by versatile talent and supported by big brands has always been the hallmark of Hollywood, and the technology revolution has brought new models to the fore – streaming video, VOD, theatrical and physical products all contributing to a reconfigured economic landscape.

We bring together the leaders, the deciders and the disrupters at the forefront of entertainment, media and technology. And unlike other conferences in this space, Founders and CEOs of these trailblazing companies lead the debate.

TheGrill has hosted notable entertainment leaders and creatives on the cusp of technological change, including Bill Maher, Seth MacFarlane, Netflix’s Ted Sarandos, actress Julie Bowen, Live Nation Executive Chairman Irving Azoff, writer-director Judd Apatow and Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler.

Join our high level forum in 2015 for two days of hard-hitting and intimate conversations moderated by top level journalists and fueled by inquisitive conference attendees. Get the insider’s perspective!


What people are saying…

“THE GRILL 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 THE GRILL.”

    Frank Cooper – Global CMO, PepsiCo Inc.

“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 The Grill.”

    Jason Blum – Founder & CEO, Blumhouse Prods.

“The Grill provides a terrific forum for discussing issues crucial to the future of our business. I enjoyed the conversation and recommend the experience to all. “

    Bill Bromiley – President, Saban Films

“The Grill continues to offer a very unique environment where one can meet and learn from people across various verticals within the entertainment industry. Each year the diversity and depth of talent present continues to expand.”               

    Vincent Bruzzese – CEO, C4

“Excellent opportunity to connect and engage with senior execs in the media landscape. Given today’s dynamic entertainment marketplace, special chance to hear directly from the leaders and their thought process. Thank you Sharon and TheWrap team for putting on such a unique event!”

    Andy Howard – Partner, Shamrock Capital     Advisors

“The speakers are incredibly open and frank and the panels go deep enough in each subject to make it really interesting. TheGrill is a unique place to learn about ideas that are working at a time of critical change in media.” 

    Larry Kramer – Publisher, USA Today

“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.” 

    Michael Shamberg – Producer

“TheGrill has the right people at the right time talking candidly about the industry’s hottest topics!” 

    Keith Simanton – Managing Editor, IMDB

“The Grill always attracts a great cross-section of traditional and new media executives and influencers, and this year was no exception.”

    Brent Weinstein – Head of Digital Media, UTA

“The quality of Grill speakers was truly impressive and really diversified across the media landscape. All the participants on my panel were impressed and we look forward to next year!”

    Brian Weinstein – Head of the Corporate Finance     Group, CAA

Who should attend The 2015 Grill conference?

  • CEOs
  • Entrepreneurs & Founders
  • New Media Investors
  • Film Studios
  • Television Networks
  • Media Executives
  • Innovation Technologists
  • Digital Content Creators
  • Sales-Team Leaders
  • Sales Executives
  • Ad Agencies
  • Social Media Agencies
  • Digital Agencies
  • Brands
  • Media Buyers
  • Online Startups
  • Technology Vendors
  • Audience-Developers
  • VC Firms
  • Digital Designers
  • Digital-Services Providers
  • Marketing Executives
  • PR Executives

2015 Gereal information:

Speaker Inquiries: Please contact Haley Davis at haley.davis@thewrap.com

Media Inquiries: Requests accepted starting July 1st. Click here with any questions.

Media attendance is by invitation-only. Requests will be reviewed and granted on a space available basis.

Sponsorship Inquiries:

Caren Gibbens | 310.399.6153 direct  caren.gibbens@thewrap.com