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TheGrill 2016 Presents Michael Lynton, Sarah Barnett, David Nevins, Adam Aron and Greg Foster

TheWrap’s seventh annual conference slated for next week Sept. 26-27th and will welcome an unprecedented number of CEOs

TheGrill will have an unprecedented number of CEOs from Hollywood’s major content companies attending TheGrill including Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton, Showtime CEO David Nevins, AMC Entertainment CEO Adam Aron, BBC America President & General Manager Sarah Barnett and CEO of Imax Entertainment Greg Foster.

These top executives join digital disrupters, entrepreneurs and thought leaders who will gather to debate the future of entertainment and technology next week at Montage Beverly Hills Hotel on September 26-27, 2016.

Sony CEO Michael Lynton

Michael Lynton, Co-Chairman, Sony Pictures Entertainment, photographed in his office at Sony studios, Culver City, Ca 10/08/10

Now in its seventh year, TheGrill brings together the most innovative thinkers and commanding voices from all areas of entertainment. The conference and its intuitive and thought-provoking speakers will examine the future of the entertainment industry as the digital age continues to transform the way content is created, distributed and consumed.

These industry leaders join speakers such as: Azoff MSG Entertainment Chairman & CEO Irving Azoff , Chris DeWolfe CEO of Jam City (formerly SGN Games Inc.), John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks, Adam Fogelson Chairman of STX Entertainment Motion Picture Group and Gunpowder & Sky CEO/Co-Founder Van Toffler.

Here is more information about these thought leaders in entertainment:

Michael Lynton has been the Chief Executive of Sony Corporation of America since June 2012,  in charge of Pictures and Music Business at Sony Corporation. Lynton has been Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Sony Corporation since January 2004 and serves as its President. He has been the Chief Executive Officer of Sony Entertainment since April 25, 2016.  As such, Lynton manages Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. overall global operations, which include motion picture, television and digital content production and distribution, worldwide television channel investments and the development of new entertainment products, services and technologies.

Showtime CEO David NevinsAs Showtime Networks’ President & CEO, David Nevins manages the company’s programming, distribution, business development, finance, marketing, creative, digital media, scheduling, research, acquisitions, network operations, home entertainment, business affairs and corporate communications teams, as well as Showtime Sports. He also serves as the liaison to CBS Corporation’s international and domestic distribution groups. Under his tenure, Showtime launched its stand-alone streaming service, along with ten hit series, including the critically-acclaimed originals “Homeland”, “The Affair”, “Ray Donovan”, “House of Lies”, “Shameless”, “Masters of Sex” and “Penny Dreadful” – the network’s top-rated shows.


AdAMC THeatres CEO Adam Aronam M. Aron is Chief Executive Officer and President of AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. I
n the past two decades, Aron has served as CEO of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, the Philadelphia 76ers, Vail Resorts and Norwegian Cruise Line. While running Starwood, Aron helped to architect the merger of Starwood and Marriott International forming the largest hotel organization in the world.


Sarah Barnett is President and General Manager of BBC America, where she’s responsible for the day-to- day operations of the channel, including overall creative and brand strategy, production and development, digital strategy and marketing. She was appointed to this post in November 2014.  Since Barnett has been at the helm, the network has seen unprecedented growth, received an Emmy win for Tatiana Maslany in best actress category for buzzy fan favorite hit show “Orphan Black”, and enjoyed breakthrough ratings with hit series such as “Doctor Who.”

BBC America President Sarah Barnett

Greg Foster, CEO of IMAX Entertainment and Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp., joined the company in March, 2001.  Based out of IMAX’s Playa Vista Campus, Foster oversees all aspects of the company’s global entertainment activities. Foster also serves as a member on the board of directors of IMAX  China, a subsidiary of IMAX Corporation. Over the past 15 years, Foster has successfully positioned IMAX’s entertainment business as a core revenue driver, playing an essential role in becoming a significant player in the Hollywood ecosystem. Under Foster’s leadership, approximately 300 major blockbuster films have been released in IMAX’s premium format, including Avatar, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the last six installments of the Harry Potter franchise, The Dark Knight, numerous Marvel titles, Jurassic World and many other top-grossing Hollywood releases.

Imax Entertainment CEO Greg Foster

Join us next week for two days of hard-hitting, intimate conversations and networking opportunities set at one of Beverly Hills’ most beautiful hotels, The Montage.

For our full speaker line up and schedule CLICK HERE.

Tickets are available here.