Variety Entertainment Summit at CES

Variety Entertainment Summit CES

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, N264

Technology is transforming the entertainment industry at an astonishing clip, creating huge choices in how to produce, monetize, market and distribute content for today’s increasingly digitally savvy audiences. Join our conversations at CES 2014 to stay ahead of the best strategies across TV, film, gaming and digital media. Pioneers and innovators of the entertainment industry will share how they are taking risks and snapping up opportunities to succeed in this digital age.

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1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. The Innovators of Home Entertainment Roundtable
Studio presidents and technology leaders will debate how they are maximizing revenues across windows and platforms. Home entertainment has never been more in the spotlight, as audiences demand easier access to content. How are chiefs deciding between how to release their content for business success?

Moderated by:Deborah Bothun, US Entertainment, Media and Communications Advisory Leader at PwC

Confirmed Speakers:
David Bishop, President Worldwide, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Mike Dunn, President Worldwide, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Amit Balan, Head of Marketing and Merchandising at Wal-Mart’s Vudu.
Steven Nickerson, President Millennium Entertainment

2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Keynote Conversation with Alex Carloss,  Head of Entertainment, YouTube
Interviewed by Andrew Wallenstein, Editor-in-Chief Digital, Variety

2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Masters of Digital Entertainment
Rising quality of online productions and growing revenues for apps and social media services are combining for an incredibly robust area for the entertainment industry.
Who is succeeding in creating a business out of transformative content? How might digital destinations and services be partnering with the overall entertainment industry for expanding benefits to all? Digital visionaries will explore how they are making an impact on the entertainment landscape.

Moderated by: Gordon Paddison, Stradella Road

Confirmed Speakers:

Rich Riley, CEO of Shazam
Brian Robbins, Founder and CEO AwesomenessTV
Jim Lanzone, President of CBS Interactive
Tom Lesinski, President of Digital Content and Distribution, Legendary Pictures
James De Julio, Co-Founder and President, Tongal
Rio Caraeff, CEO, VEVO

3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Keynote Conversation with Ryan Kavanaugh, Founder and CEO, Relativity Media
Interviewed by Andrew Wallenstein, Editor-in-Chief Digital, Variety

4:00 to 4:45 The State of the New TV Business – What Comes Next?
With streaming video a strengthening revenue stream, and online networks rivaling traditional channels for viewership, the typical definition of the TV business no longer applies. How are network chiefs tackling the future distribution and monetization of their content? How are they aligning with social media partners to promote product? How are online channels becoming a critical part of the overall TV industry – are they necessarily competitive or might they be additive for the business?

Moderated by: Andrew Wallenstein, Editor-in-Chief Digital, Variety

Confirmed Speakers:
Robert Hayes, EVP Digital, NBC Entertainment
Werner Brell, Managing Director, Red Bull Media House
Manish Jha, General Manager Mobile, NFL
Charlotte Koh, Head of Development, Hulu
Jake Katz, VP Audience Insights and Strategy, Revolt TV

4:45 to 5:30 p.m. What are the Entertainment Trends at CES 2014?

Variety will moderate a session featuring high-profile exhibitors and attending executives to debate what everyone needs to have on their radars for 2014. What is fad versus transformative product and/or strategy? Second screen, social media, SVOD, tablets, in-car entertainment, cloud-based entertainment -what will make that lasting impact in 2014?

Moderated by: David Cohen, Senior Editor, Variety

Confirmed Speakers:
Thomas Gewecke, Chief Digital Officer Warner Bros.
Genevieve Bell, Director of Interaction and Experience Research, Intel Labs
Lincoln Wallen, Chief Technology Officer, DreamWorks Animation
Gale Anne Hurd, Executive Producer, The Walking Dead
Paul Berry, Founder and CEO, Rebel Mouse
Alejandro Agag, CEO Formula E Holdings



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