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Video Q&A

Entertainment During COVID-19 and Beyond

Thursday, April 30, 2020 • 11:00 am - 11:45 am

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Join us for a live video Q&A to discuss the state of the entertainment business during Covid-19, and which aspects are likely to change forever. We'll discuss what the theater business will look like in 2021 for big and smaller studios, how companies are starting to plan to go back into production and when, and what this means longterm for streaming services like Netflix, Amazon, and Apple.

About the Speakers:

  • Jeff Hirsch is the President and Chief Executive Officer for Starz. As CEO, Hirsch shapes the overall business and programming strategy for Starz and oversee the continued evolution and expansion of the STARZ premium subscription platform around the world.
  • Matthew Ball is the Managing Partner of Epyllion Industries, a venture and corporate advisory firm, a Venture Partner at Makers Fund, and an advisor to Telefilm Canada. He was previously Head of Strategy at Amazon Studios, and a Director at The Chernin Group’s Otter Media.
  • Erik Feig is Founder & CEO of PICTURESTART, which focuses on “discovery of voice” content and storytelling for television and film. Feig’s past films have collectively grossed more than $13 billion at the box office worldwide and PICTURESTART’s television division currently has projects set up with multiple networks and streamers. 
  • Jessica Toonkel is a reporter for The Information, covering media and telecom. Previously, she spent seven years at Reuters covering a range of topics including media, advertising, mergers and acquisitions and financial services. Before joining Reuters, she covered funds and investing for publications such as InvestmentNews, American Banker and Institutional Investor.
  • Tom Dotan is a Reporter at The Information. He spent the previous two years covering tech for the Los Angeles Business Journal in the heart of mediadom. Prior to that, he worked as a freelance political reporter, publishing pieces in the Guardian, Marketplace, KCET and the Sacramento Bee.
This event has passed.
When
Thursday, April 30, 2020
11:00 am PT - 11:45 am PT
Where
Zoom Webinar
Speakers

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Jeff Hirsch

President & CEO,

Starz

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Matthew Ball

Venture Partner,

Makers Fund

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Erik Feig

Founder & CEO,

Picturestart

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Jessica Toonkel

Reporter,

The Information

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Tom Dotan

Reporter,

The Information