2017 Agenda & Topics

October 2-3, 2017

Conference

Agenda 2017

Your ticket gives you access to two full days of panels and networking conversations, including the opening night cocktail party, keynote conversations, working lunch and closing night Innovators List Celebration.

THE GRILL HOT TOPICS

Spotlight Conversations
Powerhouse Producers Panel
TV Leaders Summit
The Future of News
New Product Presentations: Cubic Motion & Zone TV
Legal and Finance – the Experts
AR/VR Demo Room
China Track Panels –

  • Box Office: Which Way is Up?
  • Making Deals with China – How to Get It Done
  • Digital Fast Forward: What’s Next in Online Entertainment?

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO SEE & HEAR

HOW TO BUILD A NEXT STAGE MEDIA COMPANY—
No silos, no walls! Hear from the people who are successfully leading the way forward and leaving traditional systems for producing and distributing content behind.

WHAT MAKES FOR GOOD VR EXPERIENCES?
The logistics are complicated, the cost is high and the audience is still small. TheGrill welcomes the best minds in the biz as they grapple with whether VR and AR represent the next big thing.

THE DIVERSITY CHALLENGE—
Hollywood and Silicon Valley face a clamor of criticism over entrenched sexism and lack of diversity in casting and the executive suite. With rising awareness in support of inclusivity, many believe that it is still not evolving fast enough.

THE REVOLUTION IN ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING —
The tried and true formulas are no longer reliable, but do you really want your whole opening weekend campaign on Twitter? The marketing of entertainment is about cutting through the media cacophony – how?

CHINA TRACK —
Three panels take on Chinese deal financing, the streaming boom and digital fast forward and the box office.

AND DON’T MISS —
The Silicon Beach Roundtable brings leading digital media entrepreneurs, financiers and big media executives for an exchange of ideas and find solutions to shared problems. (By invitation contact thegrill@thewrap.com)

NEW THIS YEAR — The Independent Producers Roundtable brings together leading producers to tackle the challenges facing independent producers across the spectrum of content platforms and formats. (By invitation contact thegrill@thewrap.com)