June 26, 2009
Future of Online and Mobile Video Distribution & Monetization Strategies
The UCLA Anderson School of Management and the German American Business Association (GABA) are hosting a panel discussion with top digital media executives and venture capitalists followed by a reception at the UCLA Faculty Center, on the future of online and mobile video distribution and monetization strategies in North America and Europe.
Despite the rapid online video adoption, achieving profitability continues to be a challenge for many content creators and distribution companies.
Brett Brewer - President of Adknowledge, a performance-based advertising network; Myspace (Intermix Media) Co-founder (acquired by News Corp) & Advisor at Crosscut Ventures
Curt Marvis - President of Digital Media at Lionsgate; Curt oversees digital distribution at all Lionsgate divisions, the company's stake in online video hub Break.com, the FEARNet VOD/Internet channel, as well as the new EPIX online streaming venture together with Paramount & MGM
Mark Suster - Partner at GRP Partners with ~$1 billion under management, previous Founder and CEO of Koral (acquired by Salesforce.com) and BuildOnline (acquired by SWORD Group)
Frank Chindamo – President of Fun Little Movies, the first company to make comedic movies for mobile; FLM won the Content Award at Cannes and the Mofilm Award at GSM and airs on Sprint, MSN Mobile & the iPhones
Michael Metzger (Moderator) - UCLA Anderson Alumnus; GABA Board Member; Vice President at New Century Capital Partners - a digital media focused investment banking firm
The panelists will share their vision of the future of mobile and online video and cover topics including:
--Key success factors for content generated by users, independent producers and the major networks
--Distribution strategies on an individual brand’s site, video portals, mobile carrier’s deck and social networking sites
--Most effective methods for monetizing video content in North America and Europe
--Exciting opportunities for entrepreneurs and video content creators
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