Just one week after Digital Entertainment World set up shop at the Century Plaza Hotel for three days, another conference exploring opportunities in the rapidly expanding streaming video space is set to launch at the London West Hollywood on Wednesday — Content Industry Connect LA
Presented annually by the Banff World Media Festival, Content Industry Connect LA is a marketplace designed to connect producers, broadcasters, distributors, content creators, and executives across the film, television, advertising and digital media industries.
Here’s VideoInk’s quick rundown of the top 5 five most interesting events at the conference:
1:00 p.m. — 1:45 p.m.
A panel exploring the gulf between the TV financing model, which can reliably be used to fund high-quality programming, and the promise of the digital space, which outside of SVOD hasn’t demonstrated deep pockets.
Panelists include MarVista Entertainment head of digital Sienna Babb, attorney Scott Hervey; Albert Lai, CTO of Brightcove digital media, Ian Moffitt, head of original programming for Yahoo; and Marc Rosen, executive producer of “Sense 8.”
1:45 p.m. — 2:15 p.m.
Who are the storytellers making compelling content for the digital audience? Who are the buyers and what to the deals they’re making look like? Most importantly, how are people making money?
The panel will feature Daniel Tibbets, chief content officer for Machinima; JC Cangilla, SVP of business development for New Form Digital; Erin Flood, director of content strategy and acquisition for Go90; Ivana Kirbride, VP of content acquisition for Vessel; Jason Kwong, head of content licensing and acquisitions for Fullscreen; and Tubular Labs co-founder Allison Stern.
2:15 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.
How are today’s producers dealing with the challenge of making content that will play across a multitude of platforms, from linear TV to mobile devices? The question will be pondered by panel featuring Jason Ahmad, Epoxy co-founder and CPO; Mike Cioffi, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” digital media director; Fred Graver,Twitter TV creative lead; and Mickey Meyer, co-founder of Jash.
3:15 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Faced with falling TV ratings and the rapid expansion of the digital video space, broadcasters are using new economic models and new international distribution opportunities to create and deliver content to their increasingly niche audiences.
The panel will feature Kevin Cooper, TV agent for CAA; Philippe Maigret, president of ITV Studios America; Nena Rodrique, EVP of BBC America; Rebecca Segal, SVP of Skygroup; and Carrie Stein, EVP of global operations for Entertainment One.
5:00 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Kevin Beggs, chairman of Lionsgate Television Group, and Matt Jacobson, head of market development for Facebook, discuss storytelling, digital video and emerging opportunities in the ever-changing content industry.