Hollywood Chamber

Entertainment Industry Conference 2017, November 30th

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Name: Entertainment Industry Conference 2017, November 30th
Date: November 30, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM PST
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

“The State of the Stream” will be one of the key topics of the Hollywood Chamber’s sixth annual State of the Entertainment Industry Conference which will focus on the rapidly evolving industry. This is the one conference that focuses on the importance of the entertainment industry to our local economy,” said Leron Gubler, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. “With the rapid changes in the industry due to technology, we want to keep the public informed on what this means for our communities.”

This year’s conference will again take place at the Loews Hotel Hollywood on Thursday, November 30th. The half-day conference will start with networking at 8:30 a.m. followed by a packed program through 1:30 p.m. Admission is $159. Register online at www.hollywoodchamber.net/events.

Susanne Ault of Variety and Kristin Cavanaugh of Sony Pictures Entertainment are co-chairs of the 2017 State of the Entertainment Industry Conference. Television producer Vin Di Bona will return in his role as emcee for the sixth consecutive year.
California State Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León will deliver a keynote speech at the conference. De León was a key player in the approval of AB1839, the California tax credits bill that is credited with saving hundreds of local jobs. He is also a candidate for the U.S. Senate.

In addition to De León, there will also be a discussion of the benefits of the California Film Tax Credits, with a conversation between Amy Lemisch, the Executive Director of the California Film Commission and Jim Whitaker, the producer of the new Disney movie, ‘A Wrinkle in Time,’ which was filmed in California.

Music Industry Outlook will be discussed by attorney Howard E. King, managing partner at King, Holmes, Paterno & Soriano, LLP. King has broad experience in all facets of corporate, real estate, music and entertainment law, as well as complex business, real estate, banking, finance, and copyright and trademark litigation. The conversation will explore opportunities and challenges for today’s artists who are looking to succeed in a rapidly changing music industry.

During the event, Steve Levitan, Co-creator, Executive Producer of Modern Family will be recognized with 2017 Commitment to California award.

Philip Sokoloski, Vice President of Integrated Communications at FilmL.A., Inc. will offer a brief on their FilmL.A. Soundstage Production Report.

As the growing ‘entertainment-on-demand’ audience continues to build a complex streaming economy, a new group of media power players are calling the shots. Their business strategies vary from subscription to ad-supported models, and the experiences are enhanced with user-generated content mixed with premium offerings across many platforms. In a crowded field, the streaming elite debate what’s next for this industry. Panelists include Eric Berger, Chief Digital Officer at Sony Pictures Television Networks and GM of Crackle; Erin McPherson, Head of Content Strategy, Acquisition and Programming, Verizon; Rachel Webber, Head of Digital Product, National Geographic; David Wells, CFO, Netflix. Andrew Wallenstein, Co-editor in Chief, Variety, to moderate.

A host of businesses have lined up to support and sponsor the conference. Sponsors include Variety as Presenting Sponsor, Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building as Platinum Sponsor, Netflix as Luncheon Sponsor. Breakfast Level sponsors include FilmL.A., Inc., Iron Mountain Entertainment Services, Loews Hollywood Hotel, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Trailer Park, Vin Di Bona Productions / FishBowl Worldwide Media. Gold Level sponsors include 20th Century Fox Television, City National Bank, Harman Press, Hudson Pacific Properties, Meruelo Media. Silver Level sponsors include AT&T, Belmont Village Hollywood Hills, California IATSE Council (CIC), Capitol Music Group, Comcast | NBCUniversal, Emerson College, First Entertainment Credit Union, Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City, Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings, Paramount Contractors & Developers, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, SAG-AFTRA, W Hollywood Hotel & Residences, and The Walt Disney Company.

For more information about the State of the Entertainment Industry Conference, contact Kaylee Kiecker at kaylee@hollywoodchamber.net.
Loews Hotel is located at 1755 N Highland Ave in Hollywood. Valet parking at Loews is $20. Self-parking at H&H is $15.
Register online at www.hollywoodchamber.net/events.

About the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
For more than 96 years, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has provided leadership, business development resources, networking, and government affairs programs and services to keep the Hollywood business and residential communities safe, relevant and economically vital. Jeff Zarrinnam, is the Chair of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2017-18, and Leron Gubler is the President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

For more information please visit: www.hollywoodchamber.net.

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Loews Hollywood Hotel
1755 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood

Valet parking at Loews hotel is $20.
Self-parking at H&H is $15.
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, November 30, 2017
8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The Conference will start with networking at 8:30 a.m. followed by a packed program through 1:30 p.m.
Contact Information:
Early Bird Special Rate for Members:
$129 before November
$159 afterwards 

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