Showtime, Blumhouse, Skydance and Gamechanger line up for Content LA

CONTENT LA update by C21Media, 12 March 2020

At the present time we are planning that Content LA will take place on 15 May 2020, despite the short term travel restrictions introduced by the US government today. We are monitoring the situation on a daily basis and will refund delegates and sponsors should the event be cancelled, or if we are not able to move it to a new date that suits. Please contact [email protected] for more information and stand by for further updates.

Leading execs join the agenda for Content LA to discuss the changing creative and business landscape, and the opportunities, challenges and threats this holds for creators, producers, channels, platforms and distributors over the next 24 months.

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Speaking include:

Jana Winograde, president of entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc
Winograde is responsible for developing and supervising all aspects of Showtime Networks programming across all genres, including comedy, drama, unscripted, documentaries and films. In addition, Winograde oversees the company’s production, program operations, business affairs, casting, scheduling, research and home entertainment, and serves as liaison to ViacomCBS Global Distribution. She works closely on all programming related matters with the network’s marketing, creative, digital media, acquisitions and entertainment communications departments. Winograde joined Showtime in 2017 as president, business operations, West Coast. Prior to joining Showtime, she spent 23 years at ABC Entertainment in numerous senior roles, most recently as executive vice president, head of business operations.

Marci Wiseman, co-president, Blumhouse Television
Wiseman is co-president of Blumhouse Television along with partner Jeremy Gold. Together they are leading the expansion of the Blumhouse brand beyond not only genre material, but also dark, provocative subject matter across a portfolio of scripted and unscripted content and streaming movies that includes award-winning and acclaimed Sharp Objects and The Loudest Voice, and upcoming The Good Lord Bird, A Wilderness of Error and an Amazon 8-film anthology. Since joining Blumhouse in 2016, Wiseman and Gold successfully relaunched Blumhouse Television as a vibrant independent studio with projects at various networks and streaming platforms. A long-time executive at AMC, Wiseman launched AMC Studios, whose first series was the mega-hit The Walking Dead and for which Wiseman orchestrated the unprecedented day-and-date global release of the series. As the sole executive responsible for building AMC’s highly successful distribution business, Wiseman brokered the cable group’s first exclusive SVOD deal as well subsequent SVOD and longterm distribution deals. Wiseman was EVP, global production and business affairs at eOne Television. From 2000-2010, Wiseman owned a consulting firm developing, designing and managing new business models for various clients. Wiseman previously ran business affairs at Pressman Films, was VP, business affairs on the feature side at Columbia (Sony) Pictures and served in the Riordan administration as assistant deputy mayor, economic development for Los Angeles.

Dana Goldberg, chief creative officer, Skydance
Goldberg helps set and execute the company’s overall creative vision. She oversees Skydance’s film slate which includes Top: Gun Maverick, The Old Guard, The Tomorrow War and the upcoming seventh and eighth instalments of the Mission: Impossible series. Goldberg also helps oversee Skydance’s animated slate including the films Luck and Split (working title). Goldberg has creative oversight of Skydance Television’s slate which includes Grace and Frankie and Altered Carbon on Netflix, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan and Jack Reacher on Amazon, Condor on AT&T Audience Network and Foundation on Apple TV+. Goldberg joined Skydance in 2010 as president of production, and was responsible for the entire film slate, which has included 6 Underground, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Rogue Nation and Ghost Protocol, Star Trek Into Darkness and Star Trek Beyond, and the Jack Reacher films. Prior to Skydance, Goldberg served as president of production at Village Roadshow Pictures and served as VP of production at Baltimore/Spring Creek Pictures before that. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Producers Guild of America and the Television Academy. Goldberg holds a BA from the University of Missouri.

Effie T. Brown, CEO, Gamechanger
Gamechange launched in 2013 as the first film financing fund by and for women and now under Brown’s leadership includes projects by and about people of colour, LGBTQ+ and people with disabilities as well as its expansion into television and digital content. Brown is also an award-winning film, television, and digital producer known for her highly acclaimed, multi-platform repertoire as well as championing inclusion and diversity in Hollywood, both behind and in front of the camera. Brown has produced several critically acclaimed films and award-winning projects including Real Women Have Curves (directed by Patricia Cardosa), Dear White People (2015 Independent Spirit Awards Best First Screenplay), HBO’s Project Greenlight (Executive Produced by Matt Damon & Ben Affleck), among several others. Brown also served as an executive producer on Lee Daniels’ STAR on FOX and Disney Channel’s Zombies. Prior to Gamechanger, Brown founded Duly Noted Inc., a company dedicated to ground-breaking narratives that use genre to challenge and advance our culture in a disruptive way. Brown’s dream is to change the world through film and TV – celebrating our differences while bringing us all closer together.

They join confirmed speakers:

Moderator: Diana Mogollón
Senior entertainment business leader and cross-cultural catalyst

Moderator: Claire Atkinson
Chief media correspondent, Business Insider

Moderator: Pat Quinn
Partner, manager, Quinn Media Management

Moderator: Pippa Lambert
Producer and founder, Hellcat

Moderator: Mary Ann Halford
Partner, Altman Solon

Moderator: Carrie Stein
President, global scripted television, Dynamic Television

Moderator: Cynthia Littleton
Co-editor in chief, Variety

Allison Wallach
President, unscripted programming, Fox Entertainment

Chris Brearton
VP, corporate strategy, PV and studios, head of MGM unscripted and MGM+, MGM

Michael Wright
Head of MGM+, MGM

Meredith Gertler
Executive VP, global content strategy, planning and analysis, HBO and Warner Bros. Discovery

Lauren Anderson
Head of AVoD originals, unscripted and targeted programming, Amazon Studios

Jenny Falkoff
Senior unscripted creative executive, Amazon Freevee

Michael Ellenberg
CEO, Media Res

Lars Blomgren
Head of Media Res International

Toby Gorman
President of Universal Television Alternative Studio

Vivian Cannon
Executive VP, drama development, Universal Television

Marc Velez
Senior VP, head of development, UCP

Margaret Schatzel
Senior VP, global scripted series, Universal International Studios

David Madden
Head of global entertainment, Wattpad WEBTOON Studios

Mark Linsey
President, scripted, BBC Studios

David Eilenberg
VP and head of content, Roku Media

Brian Tannenbaum
Head of originals, Roku Media

Jennifer Vaux
VP content acquisition and programming, Roku Media

Ted Miller
Television agent, Creative Artists Agency

Bryan Seabury
Executive VP, drama development, CBS Studios

Kate Adler
Executive VP, comedy development, CBS Studios

Alec Botnick
Executive VP, comedy development, head of animation and alternative, CBS Studios

Lindsey Martin
VP, international coproductions and development, CBS Studios International

Phil Oppenheim
Chief content officer, Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment

Rachel Koehler
VP, original content, Tubi

Yolanda Macías
Chief content officer, Cinedigm

Matt Creasey
Executive VP sales, coproductions and acquisitions, Banijay Rights

Bryan Mu
Senior VP, research & insights, Universal Studio Group

Sally Habbershaw
Executive VP Americas, All3Media International

Julie Meldal-Johnsen
Executive VP global content, ITV Studios

Rose Marie Vega
President and founder, RMVISTAR

Ava Hall
Head of content and brand, The Africa Channel

Beth Anderson
Senior VP/general manager, FAST channels and VOD sales, North America and Lat AM, BBC Studios

Amy Kuessner
Executive VP, content strategy and global partnerships, Paramount Streaming

Talitha Watkins
President, ColorCreative

Effie T. Brown
CEO, Gamechanger Films

Ethan Goldman
Founder and CEO, Anchor Entertainment

Danny Wilk
President, Big Media

Jennifer O’Connell
Co-founder and co-CEO, Velvet Hammer Media

Patrick Reardon
President, Jupiter Entertainment

Anthony Hemingway
Director, producer, Anthony Hemingway Productions

Pam Healey
President, Spoke Studios

Sophie Ferron
President, Media Ranch

Jin Woo Hwang
President and executive producer, Something Special

Catalina Ramírez Chaves
Co-head of Propagate International, Propagate Content

Rashad Robinson
President, Color Of Change

Larry Schwartz
Chief revenue officer, OTTera TV

Daniel Gagliardi
VP digital distribution and business development, FilmRise

Ellen Goldsmith-Vein
CEO, The Gotham Group

Sunder Aaron
Managing partner, Locomotive Global

Valerie Bruce
General manager, BBC Studios Los Angeles Productions

Scott Kirkpatrick
Executive VP, distribution and co-productions, Nicely Entertainment

Dermot Horan
Director of acquisitions and co-productions, RTÉ

Hayley Babcock
Founder and CEO, Hayley Babcock Media Consulting

Phil Gurin
President and CEO, The Gurin Company and co-chair of FRAPA

Alistair Jennings
Senior VP sales, APAC, Fifth Season

Will Gurman
VP, global partnerships and content strategy, Paramount Streaming

Angie Stephenson
Senior VP, scripted development, BBC Studios Los Angeles

Santini Reali
Agent, TV non-fiction, Creative Artists Agency

Jessica Pavão
Senior VP, creative affairs, Boat Rocker

Richard Goldsmith
President, global distribution and consumer products, Thunderbird Entertainment

Kattie Kotok
Executive VP, US production, British Film Commission

Nando Vila
Head of studio, Exile Content Studio

Jack Thomas
Director, 3Vision

Beatrice Rossmanith
MD and head of global business, Tape Consultancy – Glance

Guy Bisson
Executive director and co-founder, Ampere Analysis

Renee Engelhardt
VP of partner insights, Parrot Analytics

Content LA takes place on 15 May at The Ebell of Los Angeles. This is a fantastic opportunity to hear from, meet and network with leading players from the domestic and international content business.

Further speakers to be announced shortly as well as information about speed networking at Content LA.

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