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Digital LA - IVY Entertainment: Digital Leaders panel

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Thursday, December 13, 2012 from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM (PST)

Digital LA - IVY Entertainment: Digital Leaders panel

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Regular - Early Bird Ended $30.00 $1.74
VIP Early Bird (preferred check-in, seating and a drink) Ended $50.00 $2.24

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Join us for our panel with IVY Entertainment Digital Leaders who will share stories of their career path to digital, and share their success stories and advice on keys to success digital entertainment.  We'll also discuss how digital impacts the creation, development, distribution and marketing of content and entertainment services. This panel is right before our annual Digital LA - IVY Entertainment holiday party at the Station at W Hollywood.

Speakers so far (we're adding more this week) include:

jeffJeff Berman
Yale Law
NFL Digital Media, GM

Formerly at Buddy Media, The Berman Group, MySpace.com President of Sales and Marketing.



mattMatthew Pierce
Stanford, UCLA Anderson
Originate, Vice President, Strategy
Originate is a three year old venture resource company / incubator with 60 engineers on staff worldwide and works with Fortune 500 companies and startups with their strategic and engineering needs.  Matthew works with local startups on strategy, equity, and digital media projects. Formerly at Warner Bros, Boston Consulting Group.


sheilaSheila Marmon
Harvard Business School, Princeton
Mirror Digital, CEO and Founder.
Mirror Digital is an interactive media and advertising company connecting top brands to the growing U.S. multicultural market. With Mirror Digital, Sheila saw the opportunity to do something fresh and innovative in both the multicultural and interactive advertising spaces. Prior to launching the company, Sheila held roles at Essence Communications, Time Warner, and Morgan Stanley.


tomTom Andrus
AEG - AXS.com, SVP and GM
Tom leads the AXS.com team as part of AEG, where his team creates online ticketing combined with live-event experience. Previously, he ws MySpace SVP of Product. He has served on the boards of Rhapsody, Roozt.com, and Buysight.  He has led or participated in growing businesses across $100M in revenue six times in his career. @tomandrus


anneAnne Toole
WGA-nominated writer
on Video Games, Comics, TV,  Web series
Writers Guild nominee Anne Toole has written computer games, comics, webseries, and television. She acted as the first Head Writer for STARGATE WORLDS, a game based on the long-running TV series, and has since written for multiple platforms, with clients including Zynga and Ubisoft. She's currently writing the hit webseries THE LIZZIE BENNET DIARIES, which is up for an IAWTV award for its interactive component. She also serves on the board of the IGDA-LA, an organization for game developers.

benBen McCaw
Brown, Columbia
Video Game Writer. 

Ben was nominated for the WGA Video Game Writing Award in 2010 for Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands for the Wii.  His other credits include Far Cry 3 and James Noir's Hollywood Crimes.  He is currently working on a game for The Lord of the Rings franchise for Warner Brothers Interactive.


sope Sope Ogunyemi
Dartmouth, USC
Eventful, Account Director. 
Founder, Epos.  Eventful digitally connects over 20M people to local entertainment and live events like concerts & movies through q comprehensive database of events.  Eventful was named to OnHollywood's 2012 list of 100 top private digital entertainment companies and in 2012 won the OMMA Award for Best Integrated Online Movie Campaign for its third consecutive yearThrough Epos, Sope also helps entrepreneurs, small businesses and non-profits like Africa Fashion Week LA & Real Medicine Foundation with marketing & business development. @ny_la_lag @eventful

kevinModerator: Kevin Winston
Yale, Harvard
Digital LA, CEO
Kevin is founder and CEO of Digital LA and Silicon Beach Fest. He was named on a Forbes list of 12 Entrepreneurs Changing LA. @DigitalLA @kevinwinston

CALL FOR SPEAKERS: We're looking for speakers from IVY schools + Stanford.  If ur a Director or VP in digital at a major studio, or are CEO of a startup with some buzz, email info@digitalla.net with IVY as the subject with your school, and bio emphasizing your digital success in the past year.

- 4:30-5:30p:  Check-in and networking reception. Cash bar.
- 5:30p-7p:     Panel with Q&A

Note: VIP registration includes preferred check-in, seating and a drink.

Immediately after this panel, you're invited to our Holiday Party at the Station at W Hollywood, 7-10p which requires separate registration to attend here: http://digitallah12.eventbrite.com

Have questions about Digital LA - IVY Entertainment: Digital Leaders panel? Contact Digital LA

When & Where

W Hollywood
6250 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

Thursday, December 13, 2012 from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM (PST)

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Digital LA

Digital LA is the largest digital networking group based in LA, reaching more than 80,000 professionals weekly via its newsletter and social media.  Digital LA organizes weekly panels and mixers for digital professionals, including startup CEOs, VCs and investors, entertainment including Hollywood movie and TV studios, music labels, agencies, video games, VFX, social media, digital advertising, developers, designers, marketing and and more. Digital LA is the founder of Silicon Beach Fest, the original and largest multi-day startup / entertainment conference. Follow @DigitalLA.  Digital LA has been recognized by Forbes and the LA Times as keeping LA's tech community together via its fun and friendly events. 

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