SENIOR LEADERS FROM LIONSGATE, TWITTER, EONE, FULLSCREEN, TBS, WARNER BROS. AND MORE SET TO HEADLINE
On February 17 top senior executives from the content creation and commissioning business are returning to the London West Hollywood for one of the most important annual gatherings for the industry’s top leaders, Content Industry CONNECT LA (CICLA). The one-day think tank has become a must-attend event for senior studio, network and digital entertainment executives as well as the next generation of great storytellers in Los Angeles.
Presented by the Banff World Media Festival, Content Industry CONNECT LA is a playbook for how to build a storytelling business in an ever-changing global landscape and the only gathering in Los Angeles where real deals get done.
Featured speakers for this year’s event include Fred Graver (TV, Creative Lead Twitter), Carrie Stein (EVP, Global Productions, eOne), JC Cangilla (SVP, Business Development, New Form Digital), Mickey Meyer (co-founder, JASH), Jason Kwong (Head of Content Licensing & Acquisitions, Fullscreen), and Daniel Tibbets (Chief Content Officer, Machinima).
CONNECT LA 2016 will bring together the industry’s leaders in scripted, reality, digital advertising and children’s entertainment. This year’s sessions will examine topics affecting the entertainment industry climate including: the Monetization Conundrum, addressing viable financing models outside of subscriptions. CONNECT LA 2016 will also highlight New Buyers-State of the Union-examining who are the new digital storytellers that are making compelling content for digital audiences, as well as who are the new digital buyers.
One of the most popular sessions during the event is CONNECT where attendees have the opportunity to discuss their series and content ideas with the most powerful decision makers in entertainment. Participating companies for this year’s 10 minute face-to-face sessions include: TBS, Warner Bros., E! Entertainment Television, Discovery Communications, Fox Television, Funny Or Die, Kin Community, YouTube, AMC & Sundance TV, and Freemantle.
2016 partners include CAA, Lionsgate, Brightcove, and Junkin Media. Production HUB and Women and Film and TV Vancouver are community partners.