#DigitalHollywood Conference                 Los Angeles, CA      May 3-6 2016

#VirtualReality #entertainment is ALL the Rave! Groundbreaking NEW Developments are HAPPENING NOW!!!

Here’s a closer look…  

Panel discussion on #Virtual  and Augmented Reality… Major investments in Time and Space… A significant increase in virtual reality rides/ roller coasters in theme parks across the nation…Several new Virtual reality video games… 

More effort from companies to hunt for independent film makers creating the VERY LATEST technology in 3-D content…for home entertainment (head gear, googles/glasses.. Virtual Reality films being introduced in VR film festivals. Future Prediction: Virtual Reality MOVIE THEATERS!! 

#DigitalHollywood session on #Cable #TV #Film #Broadband #Platforms #Devices  

  
 All female panel discusses #original  #digital #content of interest to #women… as well as media platforms with the highest numbers of #viewership & #subscription to women. #Hulu and #Netflix greatly supported…  Connections and interest in #SnapChat and #Periscope on the rise! Facebook holding steady with large numbers of a more mature and professional audience. Greater focus on opportunities to include more video on personal/ fan pages.
#Instagram #Pintrest attracting very creative people… High #fashion presence  destination travel.. #Celebrities  still committed to keeping real time updates on #Instagram and #Twitter.

#Roundtable discussions on VISIONS of #Immersion… New developments in #VirtualReality Cinema… 360 degree Video.. New trends in #gaming.  

  
 

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⭐️ 57th Annual GeniiAwards⭐️

May 5, 2016  

  

   

    

     

   
  

  
     
 
  

  
   

    

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#WomenInFilm -Speaker series: “Good Rep”

April 25, 2016

Good Rep

In entertainment, good representation can be the key to making a career. While there is no magic answer to getting it, it certainly helps to know how the business of representation and management works.

panelists include Tara Kole (Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown) Jennifer Levine (Untitled Entertainment) and Dana Sims (ICM) with more to be announced, and is moderated by renowned entertainment attorney, Nina Shaw (Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein & Lezcano). 

This speaker series unveiled the ins and outs of an effective team, what agents and managers are looking for in today’s rapidly growing market, and if you’re seeking representation, what you can do (and not do) to stand out. 

Discussions also focused on how women are changing the culture of representation, and building relationships to advance gender parity.

***More on professional Panel***

Tara Kole is a partner at Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown. She focuses her practice on entertainment law, representing established film and television directors, writers, actors and producers in their entertainment transactions. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Amherst College with a B.A. in English and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she served as the Articles and Commentaries Chair for the Harvard Law Review. After law school, Tara was a law clerk for Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and for the Honorable Justice Antonin Scalia of the U. S. Supreme Court.  
Tara has been featured in Variety twice, as part of their “Dealmakers Impact Report” issue. She has also been recently featured in The New York Times and The Guardian, and is an Op-Ed contributor to the Washington Post. Tara is a professor at the USC Gould School of Law, where she has been involved as a speaker on their Entertainment Law Symposium. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Women In Film and is on the Advisory Board of Film2Future. Prior to attending law school, she was an executive in the Acquisitions Department at Lionsgate Films, where she also started their New Media division. Tara lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Michael Dore, and their son, Henry.

Jennifer Levine, President of Production and Literary Management at Untitled Entertainment (a top Hollywood entertainment management and production company with offices in Los Angeles, New York, and London), divides her time between representing a diverse group of writer, director, producer, and actor clients and shepherding a wide range of entertainment projects as a producer. Prior to her position at Untitled, a company she helped start seventeen years ago, Ms. Levine held positions in both feature film development and production, including stints at 20th Century Fox, Disney, and Kopelson Entertainment. In her various capacities, she has worked on dozens of studio and independent films.
Ms. Levine also spent three years based in Milan, Italy acquiring film and television rights for Italian distributor Compagnia Distribuzione Audiovisivi and participating in numerous international film markets and festivals. While in Italy, she also ran her own highly successful special events business and has been profiled in a wide range of Italian publications. Before moving to Italy, Jennifer started her career on Wall Street, working with international investment funds for Chase Manhattan Bank. Ms. Levine holds an M.F.A. from USC’s Peter Stark Producing Program, where she was also a national finalist for the Sundance Producing Fellowship, winner of the Charles Ferguson Marketing Award, and recipient of the Ray Stark Film Grant. She has an undergraduate degree in literature from Wesleyan University and was born in New York and raised in Los Angeles.
Dana Sims began her career at the prestigious William Morris Agency where she was quickly promoted to Talent Agent. Her passion for music came out of the urban arena and she served as Vice President for four years. During this time her clients included Ludacris, Rihanna, Jill Scott, Nelly, Common, and Keri Hilson. She worked as a liaison between the talent and music departments and secured several prolific roles for the Agency’s clients, most notably, roles in The Academy Award winning Crash andHBO’s No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. Ms. Sims was instrumental in creating a successful crossover division and continues to flourish in her unique industry position.  

 

In 2009, Ms. Sims received an offer from ICM. In her role as Talent Agent she oversees, develops and guides client’s careers. With her powerful list of relationships, unique and innovative ideas, she has a strong hand in the strategic growth of ICM’s music department. Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, Machine Gun Kelly, J. Cole, Nelly, Jeezy, Keri Hilson, and Big Sean are just a few of the artists Ms. Sims represents. Active in organizations both within and outside the film industry, Ms. Sims serves as a board member for My Friends Place, a nonprofit resource center that offers free services to thousands of Los Angeles’ homeless youth each year. Ms. Sims is involved in organizing various events to raise awareness and monies for the foundation. Working with such support as Kobe and Vanessa Bryant, Dana’s participation through her relationships and experience is integral and inspirational to the foundation. Ms. Sims is a graduate of The University of Southern California where she received her degree in Communications from the Annenberg School of Communication. She resides in Marina Del Rey. 

*Panel Moderated by Nina Shaw*

Nina Shaw is a founding partner in the entertainment law firm of Del, Shaw, Moonves, Tanaka, Finkelstein & Lezcano. Her practice is in the television, motion picture, and live stage area. A native New Yorker, Nina was born and raised in Harlem and The Bronx, educated in the New York City public school system and is a graduate of Barnard College and Columbia Law School. Among her clients are successful and award winning actors, writers, producers and directors as well as entrepreneurs and entertainment executives. She began her legal career in the Entertainment Department of the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers.

Nina is a past Variety Dealmaker Impact honoree and has been named repeatedly to The Hollywood Reporter’s “Women in Entertainment Power 100” list. In 2012, she was included in Ebony Magazine, “Power 100, Most Influential African Americans.” She is a recipient of the WIF Crystal Award, and in 2013 was named Entertainment Lawyer of the Year by the Beverly Hills Bar Association. Most recently, she was honored by Essence Magazine with its 2016 Black Women in Hollywood Power Award. Nina has a long-standing commitment to the education of children and in particular is an advocate for the education of girls and women. She is currently a board member of the Independent School Alliance for Minority Affairs.

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