TheGrill 2017 announced the complete schedule for the eighth annual leadership conference to take place October 2-3 at the Montage Beverly Hills.
Joining a stellar lineup of previously announced speakers are veteran producer Nina Jacobson, Entertainment One President & CEO Darren Throop, Paramount Futurist Ted Schilowitz and Skydance Interactive President Peter Akemann.
The two-day event is packed with more than 40 speakers over 18 sessions, networking opportunities, two receptions and multiple product presentations.
Highlights of TheGrill schedule include a block of sessions focused on VR/AR and the outlook on doing business in and with China. There will also be panel discussions tackling the challenges of diversity in the entertainment business, building a next stage media company, the revolution taking place in entertainment marketing and the coming wave of consolidation. A panel of powerhouse producers will also take the stage.
Returning this year is the invitation-only Silicon Beach Roundtable, bringing together leading digital media entrepreneurs, financiers, big media executives exchange ideas, solve problems.
New this year is an invitation-only Independent Producers Roundtable, a forum to tackle the challenges indie producers face across the spectrum of content.
Today’s newly announced speakers join Fox Television Group’s Dana Walden and Gary Newman along with Jason Hirschhorn of REDEF, Sandra Stern of Lionsgate Television, Rich Greenfield of BTIG Research, Michael Bloom of First Look Media, Megan Colligan of Paramount Pictures, Beatriz Acevedo of mitú, Dave Shull of The Weather Channel and more.
Sponsors supporting the event include Abrams Artists Agency, Cinelytic, Cubic Motion, Entertainment One, Fox, Greenberg Glusker, ICM, Lionsgate, Loeb & Loeb, mitú, NBCUniversal, New Form, Ooyala, Paradigm, pocket.watch, The Weather Channel, Topic, and ZoneTV.
TheGrill leads the conversation on convergence between entertainment, media and technology, bringing together newsmakers to debate the challenges and opportunities facing content in the digital age. Diverse programming anchored by versatile talent and supported by big brands has always been the hallmark of Hollywood.
As technology brings new models to the fore — in production, distribution, display and monetization — TheGrill is a platform for the leaders, the deciders and the disrupters to explore this reconfigured landscape as it continues to transform around us.