Variety is pleased to present the 34th annual PRESS PLAY: Variety Home Entertainment and Digital Hall of Fame, benefiting City Year, December 9 at the Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills.
Please join us as we honor Producer-Director Brett Ratner; Warner Bros. Chief Digital Officer and EVP Strategy & Business Development Thomas Gewecke; Head of YouTube Originals, Alex Carloss and Amazon.com.
The event includes a cocktail reception, plated dinner and full awards program, with all honorees in attendance to accept their induction into our Variety Home Entertainment Hall of Fame.
Single tickets are priced at $650.
Formerly known as the Variety Home Entertainment Hall of Fame, the new name reflects the growing importance of digital content to the entire industry, underscored by audiences increasingly ‘pressing play’ on multiple platforms. The 34th annual Variety Hall of Fame gala dinner and awards show event continues to recognize home entertainment trailblazers who are pushing to maximize the revenue lifecycles for film, TV and video games across Blu-ray/DVD and digital formats.
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Brett Ratner, Director/Producer
The prolific storyteller has steered films that have grossed over $2 billion at the box office, including the Rush Hour trilogy, Horrible Bosses and its upcoming sequel.
Amazon.com, accepted by Michael Paull, VP Digital Video
Breaking new ground with its Prime Instant Video film and TV distribution service, Amazon.com is critical to satisfying audience’s craving for multiplatform film and TV.
Deloitte Innovation in Media and Entertainment Award
Alex Carloss, Head of YouTube Originals
Alex leads the team’s efforts to develop, innovate, launch and nurture shows from the next generation of influential creators and entertainers. Under his direction this segment has seen explosive growth.
Thomas Gewecke, Chief Digital Officer and EVP Strategy and Business Development
Warner Bros. Entertainment
Under Gewecke’s direction, Warner Bros. leads the industry in making its film and TV content available for digital purchase in every major market worldwide.
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