Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

3:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Track II: Marina Vista - Live Webcast from this Room

Original Internet TV - The Cross Platform Explosion

Scott Ehrlich, Chief Executive Officer, QYOUTV

Evan Bregman, Head of Original Content, Portal A

Andrew Graham, Senior Talent Manager, Big Frame

Rafi Mamalian, Chief Revenue Officer, theAmplify

Damon Berger, VP, Business Development, Fullscreen

David Tochterman, Co-Founder and CEO, Canvas Media Studios, Moderator

Channel, CNET, WSJ.com), sports (NBA, NFL, NASCAR, MLB, PGA Tour, FOX Sports) and entertainment (E! Entertainment, CBS (Big Brother and Survivor), iFilm, Starz On Demand, Playboy) for the carriage, distribution and packaging rights to their content over IP, at various times managing relationships with four of the largest media companies in the world (Viacom, Disney, AOL Time Warner and News Corporation.)

 

Evan Bregman, Head of Original Content, Portal A:  Evan Bregman is the Head of Original Content at Portal A, an independent creative studio based in San Francisco and Los Angeles that develops, produces and distributes video built for the web.  Bregman is an award-winning producer most recently served as Executive Director of Digital Media at Electus prior to Portal A, where he oversaw creative, production and audience development for all of the Electus Digital properties. In this role, Evan was Executive Producer for nearly 100 scripted and non-scripted projects for digital and TV, including YouTube hits K-Town, Massholes, Colibritany and Isla Presidencial, Amazon kids' pilot Maker Shack Agency, and the multi-platform launch of rap battle league Total Slaughter,  \in partnership with Eminem's Shady Films. A founding member of the Electus team, Evan previously worked with Electus Founder and Chairman Ben Silverman at NBC. Prior to  that, Bregman was an independent web producer with his production team Half Day Today!, whose creations continue to receive millions of views.

 

Andrew Graham is a senior talent manager at Big Frame, where he cultivates the careers of digital stars to establish and grow their brands from the ground up. He was one of the first Hollywood managers exclusively dedicated to talent emerging from digital platforms and has pioneered a number of the early success stories in this nascent industry. He has focused on expanding clients' careers beyond YouTube, while creating unique opportunities on digital platforms.  Over the past year, Andrew worked with Connor Franta to launch two music compilation albums into the Billboard Top 200, create and launch Common Culture Coffee, and also brokered the star’s debut memoir A Work in Progress, published by Simon & Schuster. Andrew was also behind the launch of Kian Lawley and Jc Caylen’s comedy and cinematic short film channel, one of the fastest growing IPs in digital, which was strategically developed to incubate characters and stories with the ability to take proof-of-concept to the masses without the help of a TV network, studio, or theater. In addition, Andrew had a hand in procuring JennXPenn’s book deal with Scholastic titled, Really Professional Internet Person, which is planned for a September 2015 worldwide release. He was also the executive producer of #O2LForever, the upcoming documentary of former YouTube super group, Our2ndLife, whom he managed through December of 2014.  Graham currently manages digital stars including Connor Franta, Kian Lawley, Jc Caylen, JennXPenn, Shanna Malcolm, ThatSoJack, and Brittani Louise Taylor. Prior to Big Frame, Andrew co-founded the Fullscreen talent management department, where he built the roster to over 40 full service clients and eight talent managers before AT&T and Chernin acquired the company for a quarter of a billion dollars. Graham holds a B.S. from Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

 

Damon Berger, VP, Business Development, Fullscreen: Damon Berger has been right on the edge of the digital entertainment space for many years, helping to create some of the industry’s earliest successes. Until recently, Berger was CEO of the digital media company behind blockbuster YouTube channel, ‘What’s Trending.’ He has also served as director of digital marketing at 20th Century Fox and is a 2012 Primetime Emmy nominee. In February 2015 Berger joined Fullscreen, a global network of content creators and brands generating more than 3 billion monthly video views on YouTube. In his new role as vice president of business development, Berger is working across Fullscreen’s talent network, seeking out new business opportunities and helping the most influential creators build strategic partnerships internationally. The company recently launched Fullscreen Films; a platform through which they will be producing original feature-length films starring influential digital talent for distribution across all screens.

 

Rafi Mamalian is the chief revenue officer of theAmplify, a data-driven advertising technology company that develops scalable visual storytelling experiences for the world’s most innovative brands. A 15-year veteran in the digital advertising industry, Mamalian has forged a proven track record in branded entertainment and content marketing on YouTube, Instagram, Vine, Snapchat, Facebook and other emerging video platforms.  He most recently served as EVP, Sales at Collective Digital Studios, a leading global multi-channel network (MCN).  Previously, Mamalian built a successful digital video media sales organization at Blip Networks (acquired by Maker).  Mamalian also serves as an advisor for Portal A, an award-winning digital studio that develops, produces, and distributes video built for conversation.

 

David Tochterman, Co-Founder and CEO, Canvas Media Studios: David is the CEO of Canvas Media Studios which he co-founded with Emmy Award winning digital creator Bernie Su.  Canvas' first project VANITY is a partnership with StyleHaul and Maybelline.   David is also a partner in Pemberley Digital, a YouTube channel and media company which produces videoblog adaptations of classic literature, including two Emmy Award-winning interactive web series, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and Emma Approved.  Through his consulting company Versatility Media, David provides strategic representation of media and marketing companies, and content creators including ABC Digital, PBS Digital Studios, Sway Group and YouTube influencer Meghan Camarena (Strawburry17).   David launched Innovative Artists Digital Media, one of the first strategic talent agency digital entertainment divisions, where he represented media companies as well as award winning content creators.  Prior to joining Innovative, David became an early crossover digital media pioneer when he was recruited to launch the groundbreaking interactive video website CHANNELBLAST, which featured live branded content and was featured in Forbes and the NY Times.  He was a content strategy consultant for both media and marketing companies including DECA and Interpublic Emerging Media Lab, and an Executive Producer of the digital-to-TV series, FAT GUY STUCK IN INTERNET for Adult Swim.  Earlier, David was Executive Vice President for the launch of Will Smith's production company Overbrook Entertainment and led its television division.  As Senior Vice President of the television powerhouse Carsey Werner Company, David played an integral role in the development and production of successful hit shows including THAT 70S SHOW, 3RD ROCK FROM THE SUN, and was an Executive Producer of GRACE UNDER FIRE.   David has been a speaker at media conferences including CES, SXSW, NATPE and StreamMarket and is a member of the ATAS Interactive Peer Group.

Scott Ehrlich, Chief Executive Officer, QYOUTV: Co-founder and Principal Agility Studios (The LXD - Paramount/Hulu); Senior Executive positions at Real Networks (SuperPass), NBC Cable (CNBC, America’s Talking/CNBC) and Newscorp (FOX News Channel, News America Digital Publishing). Scott has more than a decade of top-tier television and Internet management experience, serving in the senior management teams at Real Networks, Rivals.com and News Digital Media (Newscorp/Fox). In these positions, Scott has managed staffs of more than 200 employees, and annual budgets in excess of $40 million. He has negotiated landmark deals with major media entities in news (CNN, ABC News, The Weather