Where Entertainment & Media Converge with Technology
Now in its 5th year, TheGrill is the leading, annual conversation about the convergence between Entertainment, Media and Technology, bringing newsmakers together to debate the challenges and opportunities facing content in the digital age. Dialogue this year will delve into the new economic and creative realities that hatch from the ever-evolving relationship between Hollywood and Silicon Valley.
Join our high level forum on Oct. 6th and 7th at Montage Beverly Hills for two days of hard-hitting and intimate conversations moderated by top level journalists and fueled by inquisitive conference attendees.
Our confirmed speakers include:
BEATRIZ ACEVEDO | Founder & President, MiTu Network (2014 Innovator)
SEAN BAILEY | President, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Production
CHANCE BARNETT | Founder & CEO, Crowdfunder
DOUG BELGRAD | President, Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Pictures Group & President, Columbia Pictures
JEFF BEWKES | CEO, Time Warner
WERNER BRELL | Managing Director, Red Bull Media House
BILL BROMILEY | President, Saban Films
VINCENT BRUZZESE | CEO, C4
FRANK COOPER | Global Chief Marketing Officer, Consumer Engagement, PepsiCo, Inc.
CHRIS DEWOLFE | Co-Founder & CEO, SGN & Co-Founder, MySpace
ZE FRANK | President, Buzzfeed Motion Pictures (2014 Innovator)
JEFF GASPIN | Co-Founder, TAPP (2014 Innovator)
JOSH GOLDSTINE | President, Worldwide Marketing, Universal Pictures
RICK HESS | Founder & Co-Managing Partner, Evolution Media Capital
ANDY HOWARD | Partner, Shamrock Capital Advisors
CHAD HURLEY | You Tube Co-Founder & MixBit Co-Creator
JOSH KLINE | Head of Media & Entertainment, BOX
SUE KROLL | President of Internatinal Marketing & Distribution, Warner Bros.
SEV OHANIAN | Indie Film Producer (2014 Innovator)
MARK OWENS | Executive Vice President, Corbis Entertainment
DANAE RINGELMANN | Co-Founder & Chief Development Officer, Indiegogo
NORA RYAN | Chief of Staff, EPIX
JOSH SAPAN | President and CEO, AMC Networks
The Wrap News Inc. is the leading digital news organization covering the business of entertainment and media. Founded by award-winning journalist Sharon Waxman in 2009, The Wrap News Inc. is comprised of the award-winning, industry-leading website with its high-profile newsbreaks, investigative stories and authoritative analysis; it also includes premium, glossy magazines with stunning original photography and editorial, distributed to entertainment industry professionals; Wrap Events, a series of high profile gatherings of thought leaders including the Power Women breakfast series, Oscar season screening series and TheGrill, an executive leadership conference centered on the convergence of entertainment, media and technology. PowerGrid Pro is the most current, relevant film development database along with ThePowerGrid, an algorithmic, data-driven ranking system for every person, project and company in the film business; The Wrap News, Inc. is backed by Maveron, a venture capital firm based in Seattle, Washington and co-founded by Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and Dan Levitan.
TheWrap was nominated as the Best Entertainment website in 2012 and named the best online news site in both 2012 and 2009 at the National Entertainment Journalism Awards by the Los Angeles Press Club. It has won many other awards for investigative reporting, columns, criticism and feature writing. TheWrap was named one of the “100 Most Important Online Publishers” in 2010 by OMMA, the magazine of online media, marketing and advertising.