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Our fantastic line-up of speakers includes:

Steven Amato

CEO/Chief Content Officer

As the CEO/Chief Content Officer of Contend, Amato is known as an innovator in the world of marketing and entertainment. Amato, previously, was the President/CCO of Omelet, an award winning agency that he co-founded in 2004, and also formerly served as a Creative Leader at TBWA\Chiat\Day. He has worked with notable clients such as Bud […]

Joseph Atkinson

US Advisory Leader for the Entertainment, Media and Communications Practice,

Joe is the US Advisory Leader for the Entertainment, Media and Communications practice at PwC. With over two decades of experience in the industry, Joe has built a reputation as a trusted, pragmatic and thoughtful advisor to clients as they navigate through rapidly evolving consumer expectations, accelerating technology changes, and increasing regulatory complexity. He is […]

Tobi Bauckhage

CEO and Co-Founder

Tobi Bauckhage is the CEO and co-founder of Moviepilot. He oversees one of the largest social publishers and entertainment/pop culture portals on the web, Moviepilot.com, which averages nearly 30 million global monthly uniques. Tobi and his team work closely with movie studios including 20th Century Fox, Universal Pictures, Lionsgate, Focus Features, and A24 on fan […]

Gail Becker

President of Strategic Partnerships and Global Integration

Gail Becker is responsible for identifying and advancing strategic alliances and partnerships globally, while overseeing the execution and integration of those business relationships across the Edelman network of companies. She sits on the board for United Entertainment Group, a DJE Company, and is the founding chair of Edelman’s Global Women’s Executive Network. Previously, Gail led […]

Maria Bello

Actor, Activist and Author

Maria Bello is an internationally renowned actor, activist, and author. She has won numerous awards for her acting and in 2009 she was voted one of Variety Magazine’s most powerful women in Hollywood for her activism. She is the Co-Founder of We Advance, an organization that digitally empowers and connects women throughout Haiti. She has […]

Julia Boorstin

Senior Media & Entertainment Correspondent

Julia Boorstin joined CNBC in May 2006 as a general assignment reporter. Later that year, she became CNBC’s media and entertainment reporter working from CNBC’s Los Angeles Bureau. Boorstin covers media with a special focus on the intersection of media and technology. In addition, she reported a documentary on the future of television for the […]

Lloyd Braun

Founder and CEO
Whalerock Industries

Lloyd Braun is the founder and CEO of Whalerock Industries, a Los Angeles based media and technology company. Whalerock creates, produces and distributes premium brands and media across traditional and digital outlets. Whalerock’s digital brands include the Kardashian/Jenner Multimedia Apps, Tyler the Creator’s Golf Media App, Wonderwall, Mom.me, Mandatory, Purple Clover, Tested, Moviefone, Cinefix andTasted. […]

Keith Clinkscales

Chief Executive Officer

Keith Clinkscales is the Chief Executive Officer of REVOLT Media & TV, a post he assumed in 2013 after being appointed by REVOLT Founder and Chairman Sean Combs. An expert on new media, lifestyle and culture, Clinkscales oversees an aggressive strategy to make REVOLT the #1 name in music by focusing on building a network […]

Nancy Dubuc

President and Chief Executive Officer,
A+E Networks

Nancy Dubuc is President and Chief Executive Officer of A+E Networks, encompassing A&E®, Lifetime®, HISTORY®, LMN®, FYI™ and H2™, as well as A+E Studios®, A+E Networks International®, A+E Networks Digital®, A&E Indie Films® and A+E Networks Consumer Products®. She became A+E Networks’ third CEO in the company’s nearly 30-year history in June 2013. The company […]

Jon Erlichman

Parachute TV

Jon Erlichman is an LA-based tech journalist and entrepreneur.  In television, he has worked as an on-air correspondent and producer for ABC News, HLN, Epix and Bloomberg TV.  He has also contributed to The Wrap. Erlichman created Lifestream, a digital production company focused on live-streaming programming and co-created Periscope’s first TV channel, Parachute TV.

Andrew Glasgow

Senior Vice President
Viacom Scratch

Andrew Glasgow is Senior Vice President at Scratch, a division of Viacom that channels the reach, connection and creative force of Viacom in new ways. Through consumer insights, consulting and award-winning creative, Scratch engages partners to transform industries and activate audiences. He leads client engagements and IP development for Scratch, setting the vision and strategy […]

Dana Goldberg

Chief Creative Officer
Skydance Media

As Chief Creative Officer of Skydance, Dana Goldberg helps to set and execute the company’s overall creative vision across its feature film, television, publishing, licensing and interactive units. Dana joined Skydance in 2010 as President of Production, with responsibility for the entire film slate, including True Grit, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Jack Reacher, G.I. […]

Josh Goldstine

President, Worldwide Marketing
Universal Pictures

Josh Goldstine is President of Worldwide Marketing for Universal Pictures, a role he has had since May of 2014. He oversees and orchestrates all aspects of Universal’s feature film marketing including creative advertising, media, publicity, promotion, digital marketing, home entertainment marketing and administration. As President, Goldstine has guided and executed marketing campaigns that resulted in […]

Brian Grazer

Academy Award®-winning producer and New York Times bestselling author

Academy Award®-winning producer and New York Times bestselling author Brian Grazer, has been making movies and television programs for more than 25 years. As both a writer and producer, he has been personally nominated for four Academy Awards®, and in 2002 he won the Best Picture Oscar® for A Beautiful Mind. In addition to winning […]

Allison Grodner

Creator and Executive Producer
"Big Brother"

Emmy-award winning producer Allison Grodner is the Creator and Executive Producer of the US version of the popular, groundbreaking series, “Big Brother.” About to be in its 17th season on CBS, Big Brother continues to dominate the summer schedule on multiple platforms, broadcasting three nights a week on the network, late night on “Big Brother […]

Steven Haft

SVP for Innovation
Time Inc.

Steven Haft is currently SVP for Innovation at Time Inc., the largest publisher in the U.S. Prior to joining Time, Steven built Indyworks, a media consultancy, where, over more than a decade, he established himself as a thought leader on the impact of emerging technology on media. In 2000, Steven Haft joined AOL, rising to […]

Rick Hess

Founder and Co-Managing Partner,
Evolution Media Capital

Rick is a founder and Co-Managing Partner of Evolution Media Capital and also manages Evolution Media Partners (EMP), an investment company created by EMC, TPG Growth and Participant Media, which partners globally in growth businesses within the sports, media, and entertainment industries. EMC is a merchant bank formed in partnership with Creative Artists Agency (CAA) […]

Jason Hirschhorn


Mr. Hirschhorn is CEO & Chief Curator of REDEF, a digital content curation company. Previously, Mr. Hirschhorn served as Co-President of Myspace Inc., an affiliate of News Corp. and as President of Sling Media, Inc. He has also served as Chief Digital Officer of MTV Networks. Mr. Hirschhorn currently is on the board of directors […]

Jesse Jacobs

The Chernin Group

Jesse Jacobs is President of The Chernin Group, which manages, invests in and operates businesses in the media, entertainment and consumer internet industries. In addition to The Chernin Group, Mr. Jacobs also serves on the boards of Fullscreen, a leading youth media and online video company; Crunchyroll, a leading online subscription video on demand company; […]

Ynon Kreiz

Maker Studios

Ynon Kreiz joined Maker’s board as Chairman in May 2012 and was appointed Executive Chairman in May 2013. Before joining Maker, Ynon was Chairman and CEO of Endemol Group, the world’s largest independent television production company, with major international programming franchises including “Big Brother” and “Deal or No Deal.” Under his management, Endemol produced more […]

Robert Kyncl

Chief Business Officer

Robert Kyncl is the Chief Business Officer at YouTube where he oversees all business functions including content, sales, marketing, platforms, access, and strategy.  Previously, Robert was Vice President of Content at Netflix, where he spearheaded the company’s content acquisition for streaming TV shows and movies over the Internet. Robert has been listed in Variety’s 2012 […]

Will Lee

Digital Editorial Director

Will Lee joined Time Inc. as editor of PEOPLE.com in October 2014, where he works with the integrated print-digital staff, dedicated team at the website, and colleagues company-wide to provide strategy and vision across the No. 1 celebrity brand’s digital platforms. He was promoted in February 2015 to Digital Editorial Director, PEOPLE.COM and EW.COM. Lee, who lived […]

Aaron Levie

Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder and Chairman at Box

Aaron Levie is Chief Executive Officer, Co-founder and Chairman at Box, which he launched in 2005 with CFO and co-founder, Dylan Smith. He is the visionary behind Box’s product and platform strategy, which focuses on incorporating the best of secure content collaboration with an intuitive user experience suited to the way people work today. Aaron […]

Nigel Lythgoe

Nigel Lythgoe was born in St. Helen’s, Lancashire, England. He and his family moved to Liverpool, where he began tap dancing at 11 years of age. He became the only person to dance in, choreograph, direct and produce the Royal Variety Performance for Her Majesty the Queen of England. He has worked with stars such […]

David Lyle


As President of PactUS, the organization representing independent U.S. content and TV producers, David Lyle brings 30 years of international experience in television production with a unique expertise in unscripted entertainment and time spent as both a program buyer and seller. Before joining PactUS for its 2015 launch, Lyle served as CEO of National Geographic […]

Christian Meinberger

Senior VP, Content Programming and Production

Christian Meinberger is one of the founding members of Studio71 and spearheads all content development, programming and production for the multi-channel network of the leading German media conglomerate, ProSiebenSat.1. Within its first year, Studio71 became one of the leading MCNs in Germany and a key profit center for the company. His responsibilities include management of […]

Dawn Ostroff

Condé Nast Entertainment

Dawn Ostroff is president of Condé Nast Entertainment, a division of Condé Nast that focuses on the development, production, and distribution of original television, feature film and digital video offerings based on the company’s iconic media brands. Prior to joining Condé Nast in the fall of 2011, Ms. Ostroff launched and led the new CW […]

Will Palmer

Movio Co-Founder and Chief Executive,

William Palmer is Co-Founder and Chief Executive of Movio, the global leader in marketing software solutions for the film industry. Under his leadership, Movio has consistently doubled its revenue since its inception in 2010. With over 17,000 screens (52% of the cinema screens of the Large Cinema Circuit) currently engaged in North America, Movio maintains […]

Roger Pollock

Senior Vice President and Head of International Marketing
IMAX Corporation

Roger Pollock is a highly experienced film and media industry executive with a 25-year track record in international motion picture marketing and distribution. His career in the media and entertainment industry began in 1982 at the BBC in London. Initially working for the BBC’s World Service radio network he later joined BBC Worldwide selling television […]

Brian Robbins

Founder and CEO

Brian Robbins is one of the entertainment industry’s most prolific producers of television, film and digital media.   As founder of AwesomenessTV, which launched in July 2012, he helms one of the fastest growing teen and tween destinations on YouTube. The AwesomenessTV banner includes AwesomenessTV, a channel featuring scripted and reality series and the ATVNetwork, a […]

Chris Sacca

Founder and Chairman
Lowercase Capital

One of the youngest self-made billionaires in the United States today, Sacca is the founder and chairman of Lowercase Capital, reported to be the most successful venture fund in history. A former Google executive, Sacca is now best known for being among the earliest and largest investors in companies such as Twitter, Uber, Instagram, and […]

Sanjay Sharma

President and Chief Operating Officer

With over 15 years of media, consumer web, content, advertising and technology experience, Sanjay Sharma is responsible for leading the strategic direction as well as running all day-to-day business and operational affairs of All Def Digital. Sharma is also a member of the company’s Board of Directors. Sharma joined ALL DEF DIGITAL in August of […]

Ben Silverman

Founder and Chairman

Ben Silverman, the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning show creator and media executive, is Founder and Chairman of Electus, a next generation studio. The company was launched in July 2009, in partnership with IAC, a leading internet and media company chaired by Barry Diller. Pioneering content at the forefront of the entertainment industry, Silverman has […]

Adam Smith

President of Entertainment
United Entertainment Group

Adam is the president of entertainment at United Entertainment Group, a DJE Company. Adam and team focus on the development of strategic entertainment platforms for UEG clients across Film, TV, Music, Celebrity, Live Events and Branded Content. While at UEG, Adam has led the work on a variety of programs including Doritos Crash at the […]

Van Toffler

CEO and Content Creator

Van Toffler is a restless soul. He has overseen some of the biggest events and series in music (“The MTV Video Music Awards,” “CMT Awards”, “Unplugged” & “Crossroads”); produced & executive produced critically acclaimed films (“Hustle & Flow”, “Napolean Dyanmite” & “Election,”) and ran the most vibrant collection of entertainment brands including MTV, MTV2, CMT, […]

Brian Weinstein

Head of the Corporate Finance Group,
Creative Artists Agency

Brian Weinstein is the Head of the Corporate Finance group at Creative Artists Agency (CAA). In this role, Weinstein focuses on corporate and business development primarily in the areas of television, film, music, and sports, and the establishment of new ventures on behalf of the agency and its clients. Weinstein is on the Board of […]

Paul Yanover


Paul Yanover is the President of Fandango, a unit of NBCUniversal, and the nation’s leading moviegoer destination with more than 42 million online and mobile visitors per month, according to comScore, and representing 27,000 screens across the country. He leads the company’s overall business, which includes building innovative movie ticketing, content and marketing solutions for […]