Join us for paidContent Entertainment: Everything Everywhere event on November 3rd in West Hollywood, our one-day, fast-paced conference that explores the nexus of digital media and the entertainment industry. This interactive, single-stage event will take an incisive look at the biggest challenges facing in the entertainment world.
In this constantly changing and fast paced industry, sometimes it’s important to stop and see how all the pieces fit together. Consider: in the space of a few days, Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) canceled plans to completely separate streaming from DVD and signed an eye-catching deal with the CW; cloud-based VOD scheme UltraViolet went live; Universal announced a premium VOD, then canceled when exhibitors threatened a boycott; and Disney (NYSE: DIS) and News Corp. (NSDQ: NWS) took Hulu off the block. Then there’s the upcoming launch of the Kindle Fire, which will unlock Amazon’s media assets for mobile use, and … you get the picture.
We’ve added some new speakers to help us put the puzzle together, including two successful entertainment execs applying their considerable skills to new endeavors:
» Dawn Ostroff joined publisher Condé Nast just last month as president of Condé Nast Entertainment, a new endeavor for the development and distribution of video and film initiatives as well as creating original web content. Ostroff launched the CW as president of entertainment, greenlighting Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries and the other programs that netted that deal with Netflix — worth up to $1 billion for the Time (NYSE: TWX) Warner-CBS (NYSE: CBS) joint venture.
» David Maisel, who launched Marvel Studios and was chairman until Marvel Entertainment was sold to Disney, is now special adviser to game developer Rovio. Maisel is helping the company build its entertainment strategy, including bringing game franchise Angry Birds to the big screen. He’ll serve as executive producer for any Angry Birds films; his executive producer credits already include Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger.
Other new speakers include: Christy Tanner, General Manager and Executive Vice President, TV Guide Digital; Lisa Donovan, Co-Founder, Maker Studios; Dana Settle, Founding Partner, Greycroft LLC; Lisa Donovan, Co-Founder, Maker Studios; and digital entertainment vet Courtney Holt. Stay tuned — more announcements to come. Until then, here’s our speaker list so far.
Be part of the conversation on what’s happening now and what’s coming next-and how you can stay ahead. Register now.
The hashtag for the event is #pcE11.