TheGrill is pleased to welcome new keynote speakers to this year’s conference: Awesomeness TV CEO Brian Robbins, Whalerock Industries Founder & CEO Lloyd Braun and Movio Co-Founder and CEO Will Palmer.
TheGrill, the industry’s leading conversation about the convergence between Entertainment, Media and Technology, takes place at the Montage Beverly Hills Hotel on October 5-6. These speakers join an incredible line-up for the two-day conference, just over a month away, including Oscar-winning producer Brian Grazer and A+E Networks President and CEO Nancy Dubuc. See the full list of speakers here.
Brian Robbins is the founder and CEO of Awesomeness TV, one the most popular YouTube destinations for teens. The channel, which was acquired by DreamWorks Animation in May 2013, features over 90,000 teen content creators with more than 14 billion views. Robbins became a driving force in youth entertainment began when he executive produced major television hits like “Smallville”, “One Tree Hill” and “All That.” The award-winning director and producer has also tackled movies, working on films like “Coach Carter,” “Shaggy Dog,” and “Radio.”
Lloyd Braun is the Founder and CEO of Whalerock Industries, an independent tech and media company that creates, produces and distributes premium content and brands. Braun has previously served as the head of Yahoo! Media Group and the Chairman of ABC Entertainment Television Group. He cofounded BermanBraun with industry veteran Gail Berman, an early digital media company. He will present Whalerock’s latest exciting content initiative at TheGrill.
Will Palmer is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive of Movio. Since its inception in 2010, Movio has become the global leader in marketing data analysis and campaign management for cinema distributors. Having a keen eye for current cinematic consumption patterns, Palmer is on a mission “to revolutionize the way the film industry interacts with viewers.”
Today’s group of industry leaders join previously announced speakers including Grazer and Dubuc, Condé Nast Entertainment President Dawn Ostroff, Box CEO Aaron Levie, long-time Viacom executive Van Toffler, YouTube’s Robert Kyncl, Maker Studios CEO Ynon Kreiz, REDEF CEO Jason Hirschhorn, CAA’s Brian Weinstein and Evolution Media co-Founder Rick Hess.
Julia Boorstin is a Senior Media & Entertainment Coorespondent for CNBC. The former Fortune business reporter specializes in the intersection of media and technology. Her coverage has landed her the on The Journalist and Financial Reporting newsletter’s 2003, 2004 and 2006 “TJFR 30 Under 30” list.
Jon Erlichman is an LA-based tech journalist and entrepreneur. In television, he has worked as an on-air correspondent and producer for ABC News, HLN, Epix and Bloomberg TV. Erlichman created Lifestream, a digital production company focused on live-streaming programming and co-created Periscope’s first TV channel, Parachute TV.
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