USC - Digital Media Opportunities for the Next Generation
On Wednesday, October 9th at 7pm, at the Ray Stark Theater, join the Bel Air Film Festival, in association with FilmBreak and Ripple News for a hosted panel on digital media opportunities for the next generation of media professionals.
Among an array of questions and conversations, our experts will:
- Discuss what skills and experiences are absolute must-haves for new hires in a changing media landscape and how students can prepare themselves accordingly.
- Explain what the challenges are that producers and distributors have when finding, reaching and monetizing an audience as well as distributing content.
- Reveal important trends in digital media that a student's curriculum should focus on.
- Share personal anecdotes on coming up in a cut-throat industry.
James Ackerman is an executive chairman of Broadway Systems, a firm that provides advertisement management software to cable networks. He provides guidance on the pay TV industry and helps set the company’s direction and product roadmap. He is also a strategic advisor to FilmBreak, an online platform that helps filmmaker’s actively build, engage, and monetize their audience before, during, and after the filmmaking process.
Recently, Ackerman was president and CEO of the... Read More →
Los Angeles-based entertainment attorney Mitra Ahouraian launched her legal career working with globally renowned firms, developing a foundation in Business Litigation, Intellectual Property, and Corporate Law before branching off into Entertainment. Mitra has extensive experience in film, music, and books, and served as General Counsel to independent book and audio book publisher Phoenix Books (and subsidiary companies Phoenix Books and Audio, Inc, Dove Books, and Phoenix Books and Film... Read More →
Mr. Mitchell Berman is a 30-year media industry veteran that includes 6 start-ups and a successful IPO.
He has spearheaded the launch of digital consumer and business services spanning social media, overthe-top video, mobile entertainment, video-on-demand, cable, satellite, digital music, interactive TV, IPTV, games, rewards, retail, commerce and subscription-based entertainment products.
Currently, Mitch serves as the CEO and Chief Investment Officer for the Zen Digital Fund and is... Read More →
President of the Americas WHEG
Jim Wuthrich is President, International, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, where he is responsible for implementing the Company’s current international growth strategies while working closely with international territories to identify strategic opportunities for the Home Entertainment Group’s home video, digital distribution and games businesses abroad.
Wuthrich has played a key leadership role in Warner Bros.’ digital effort since the... Read More →
Attendance numbers do not account for private attendees. Get there early!