Keynote Interview with Scott Stuber

Netflix Global Film Head Scott Stuber joins TheWrap editor-in-chief Sharon Waxman to discuss the rise of streaming and challenges to the global film industry during the pandemic. Among other pressing issues facing the film industry, Stuber will address new perspectives on the streaming versus theatrical debate and his approach to navigating a global content slate.

Scott Stuber

Head of Global Films, Netflix

Scott Stuber is the Head of Global Films where he oversees the development, production and acquisition of the Netflix film slate.

Sharon Waxman

Founder & Editor-in-Chief, TheWrap

Sharon Waxman is an award-winning journalist, best-selling author and the founder of TheWrap. A leading authority on the entertainment business and media, Waxman was the Hollywood correspondent for The New York Times and a correspondent for eight years for The Washington Post.

The chart below identifies YouTube’s recent revenue growth, blowing Netflix’s out of the water. Netflix’s revenue the past two quarters increased 24% and 19% year-over-year, respectively; YouTube’s revenue jumped 50% during the first quarter, before its 84% jump during the spring.

Record Labels Today: Powering The Modern Music Business presented by RIAA

With more and more emerging artists promoting their music via social media platforms like TikTok, what is the role of the modern-day record label? Following the panel, join Jessie James Decker for a musical performance.

Michele Ballantyne

COO, RIAA 

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Cris Lacy

EVP A&R, Warner Music

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Jessie James Decker

Artist

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Janine Rubenstein

Editor-at-Large, People

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Gaming Evolved: Videogames as the New Social Media presented by Gerber Kawasaki

Rather than going on social media to feel connected, young people are using video games to communicate and forge relationships in ways we haven’t seen before. 

Ross Gerber

CEO, Gerber Kawasaki

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Brianna Arsement

Gamer

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Gaming presented by Take-Two Interactive

With 2.8 billion gamers in the world, the gaming industry has a responsibility to tell stories that are inclusive of all their consumers by creating a more equitable business strategy. Join a candid discussion with top gamers and organizations who are using their platforms to empower and amplify underrepresented voices within the industry.

Jim Huntley

Professor, USC Games

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Laila Shabir

Founder, Girls Make Games

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Gordon Bellamy

Founder, Gay Gaming Professionals

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Janina Gavankar

Actor/Gamer

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Susanna Pollack

President, Games for Change

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Chanel Ward

Take-Two

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Producers Roundtable: Navigating the COVID-Era presented by City National Bank

It’s not easy jump-starting a whole industry from a full stop, but Hollywood producers have found new ways to adapt. What does it take to get your project made and seen in 2021?

Brenda Gilbert

Co-Founder & President, BRON Media Corp

Brenda Gilbert is president and co-founder of BRON Media Corp. Founded in 2010, BRON has been behind more than 100 productions and is proud to have been part of 27 Academy Award nominations and six Academy Award wins for the films: “Fences,” “Joker,” “Pieces of a Woman,” “Greyhound,” “Bombshell,” “Roman J. Israel Esq.,” and “Judas and The Black Messiah.”

Stacey Sher

Founder & Producer, Shiny Penny Productions

Two-time Oscar nominee Stacey Sher has produced more than 20 films, amassing nearly $2.2 billion at the global box office. Up next, she’s executive producing the series “The Devil in the White City” with Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio. Her previous credits include “Pulp Fiction,” “Django Unchained” and “Erin Brockovich.”

Van Toffler

CEO, Gunpowder & Sky

Van Toffler is CEO of Gunpowder & Sky. Since its inception in 2016, the studio has released 40+ feature films and series plus more than 1000 short films across theaters, TVOD and platforms including HBO, Netflix, Hulu and Spotify. Previously, Toffler served as CEO of Viacom Media Networks Music & Logo Group, launching and positioning MTV as the most valuable youth media brand.

Jeff Clanagan

CEO, Laugh Out Loud

Jeff Clanagan is the CEO of Laugh Out Loud, the global multi-platform comedy brand founded by Kevin Hart. Additionally, Clanagan is founder and CEO of Codeblack Films and Codeblack Digital, a film production and distribution company dedicated to super-serving the Black community worldwide.

Mary Viola

President of Production, Wonderland

As the president of production at Wonderland Sound and Vision, Mary Viola is responsible for overseeing the company’s feature and television slate. She recently wrapped production on the Netflix rom-com “Love Hard,” starring Nina Dobrev, Darren Barnet and Jimmy O. Yang. Her additional credits include “Holidate” starring Emma Roberts, “I Feel Pretty” with Amy Schumer and the new Netflix franchise “The Babysitter.”

Mike Larocca

Vice Chairman, AGBO

As a co-founder and vice chairman of independent studio AGBO, Mike Larocca has produced films including “Extraction” starring Chris Hemsworth, “Cherry” starring Tom Holland and “21 Bridges” with Chadwick Boseman. His upcoming projects include the Netflix film “The Gray Man” starring Chris Evans and Ryan Gosling, A24’s“Everything Everywhere All At Once” and the new Amazon Studios series “Citadel.”

Duncan Crabtree-Ireland

National Executive Director, SAG-AFTRA

Duncan Crabtree-Ireland became the national executive director and chief negotiator of SAG-AFTRA in May 2021. Prior to this role, Crabtree-Ireland spent seven years serving as the organization’s chief operating officer and 15 years as their general counsel. Last year he was responsible for coordinating the union’s COVID-19 response and shaping the guidelines that allowed production to resume.

Steven Shapiro

SVP, City National Bank

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