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Vice CEO Shane Smith Named Keynote Speaker for Variety’s Dealmakers Event

Shane Smith, co-founder and CEO of Vice Media, will serve as the keynote speaker at Variety’s Dealmakers breakfast on Dec. 14.

The event, held in Beverly Hills, fetes the powerbrokers and kingmakers of the entertainment industry and coincides with Variety’s annual Dealmakers Impact Report, focusing on key players driving the most significant deals in the business.

Variety co-editor-in-chief Andrew Wallenstein will host the keynote conversation in partnership with Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Delta, and Indigo Autogroup. Execs from leading talent agencies, law firms, banks, and production companies will be on hand to hear Smith discuss Vice’s new ventures, as well as the state of the television and media businesses.

Shane Smith is a maverick in the truest sense of the word, playing the media game by his own rules,” says Wallenstein. “He has built Vice into a global, cross-platform phenomenon by injecting the brand with the same irreverence and flair he himself is known for as both an executive and TV personality.”

Smith joins past keynote speakers that include Leslie Moonves, president and CEO of CBS Corp., Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney Co., and Peter Chernin, chairman and CEO of the Chernin Group.

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