WEDNESDAY | FEBRUARY 27, 2019
8:00 – 8:30 am
Registration & Continental Breakfast
**Optional Morning Workshops: In order to attend workshops, you must be registered for the general conference. Please specify workshop selections during the registration process. There will be additional fees.
8:30 – 10:30 am
Optional A Workshops
Workshop A1: Financing Content Across Formats
Equity, Gap, Mezz, Hybrid and More: Where to Find It and How to Close the Deal
Workshop A2: Financing Entertainment and Media Startups
Seed Money, Angels, VCs and Beyond: Basic Rules for Raising Startup Cash
10:30am – 12:15 pm
Optional B Workshops
Workshop B1: Content Acquisition: Getting Down with OTT
Streamer Acquisition Strategies in a Competitive Marketplace
Workshop B2: Get Immersive: Navigating the World of Virtual Reality
How to Make VR Work from Development to Distribution
12:00 – 12:30 pm
General Conference Registration and Luncheon Begins
12:30 – 12:45 pm
Opening Remarks and Conference Introduction
12:45 – 1:30 pm
Luncheon with State of the Industry through the Shifting Paradigms
Remember the days when Google was just a search engine, Apple only made computers, and studios ran the film industry? Since then, the roads of entertainment and technology have converged and everyone’s racing to grab your attention. This cross-over between industries has transformed the way content is financed, made, distributed, consumed and analyzed — resulting in new strategies, business models, revenue streams and growth opportunities. Join our opening panel of finance and strategy experts to address the shifting paradigm of entertainment finance.
1:30 – 2:15 pm
Sourcing New Deals: Financing Movie Projects vs. Tech Startups
This session will dive into the benefits and risks of financing movie projects and “entertech” startups. Game-changing investors behind filmmakers and founders will explore the differences and similarities from development to fundraising approaches and financial structures to returns on investment. The panel will also address what types of projects/companies they’re looking to finance in 2019.
2:15 – 2:45 pm
2:45 – 3:30 pm
What it Takes to Run a Creative Business in 2019
3:30 – 4:15 pm
The Brave New World of International Sales
As platforms continue to become more sophisticated by creating original compelling content and distribution becomes more streamlined with advanced technologies, how will the foreign sales model change to meet the demands of evolving producers, distributors and consumers?
4:15 – 5:00 pm
Real Time Applications of How Films Can Get Made in Today’s Ecosystem
5:00 – 5:45 pm
Driving Evolution and Monetizing the Future of Entertainment
Instant gratification and engaging all human senses seem to be the future of entertainment. At least for the moment. From immersive experiences and voice applications to on-demand programs and decentralized technologies, it’s all about finding ways to drive evolution rather than being disrupted by it. The closing session will explore next generation ideas and ways to monetize the future of entertainment.
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Agenda and speaking faculty are subject to change.
We are currently finalizing the 2019 agenda.
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