Panel to Discuss State of the Stream at Entertainment Conference, Nov 30th

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October 23, 2017

“The State of the Stream” will be one of the topics of the Chamber’s Entertainment Industry Conference. This year’s conference will 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. Early Bird Special rate through Friday, November 17th is $129. Admission thereafter is $159.

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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, Executive Vice President, Digital Networks, Sony Pictures Television, and General Manager, 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.

Susanne Ault of Variety and Kristin Cavanaugh of Sony Pictures Entertainment are co-chairs of the 2017 State of the Entertainment Industry Conference. Vin Di Bona will return in his role as emcee for the sixth consecutive year.

Sponsors of the conference include Variety as Presenting Sponsor and Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building as Platinum Sponsor. Breakfast Level sponsors includes FilmL.A., Inc., Iron Mountain Entertainment Services, Loews Hollywood Hotel, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Vin Di Bona Productions / FishBowl Worldwide Media. Gold Level sponsors include City National Bank, Harman Press, Hudson Pacific Properties, Meruelo Media. Silver Level include AT&T, Belmont Village Hollywood Hills, California IATSE Council (CIC), Capitol Music Group, Comcast | NBCUniversal, Emerson College, Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City, Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings, Paramount Contractors & Developers, SAG-AFTRA, W Hollywood Hotel & Residences, The Walt Disney Company.

For more information about the State of the Entertainment Industry Conference, contact Kaylee Kiecker at

Loews Hotel is located at 1755 N Highland Ave in Hollywood. Register online at

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.

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