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HITS Spring Keynoter to Share Design Thinking Approaches

When the annual HITS Spring: The Hollywood Innovation & Technology Summit returns to Los Angeles on May 17, Hollywood A-list creative-futurist and designer, Jeff Julian (“Doctor Strange,” “A Wrinkle in Time”) will be the keynote speaker of the day.

His presentation — “Disruptive by Design – Design Thinking’s Approach to Global Problem-Solving” — will look at the enterprise solutions he’s learned from his work as a member of Steven Spielberg’s team of futurists on the film “Minority Report.” Collaborations with Ridley Scott, the Wachowskis and David Fincher are also found on his resume, and his advice is also formed by his experience developing content and intellectual property for a host of tech companies, including Apple, RED cameras, Samsung and more. Continue reading

HITS Spring: A Hollywood Case Study on Strategic Sourcing

At the annual HITS Spring: The Hollywood Innovation & Technology Summit in Los Angeles on May 17, several entertainment execs will take a closer look at how strategic sourcing is impacting their decision-making.

Emma Chontos, former SVP of global sourcing, strategy and vendor partnerships for Paramount Pictures, will join Leon Pilosof, SVP and head of procurement for Lionsgate Entertainment, and Sebastien Slek, executive director of Time Warner global sourcing marketing, for the panel discussion “Strategic Sourcing for Business Innovation in Hollywood.” Continue reading

HITS Spring: Execs to Tackle Advanced Production Technologies

At the annual HITS Spring: The Hollywood Innovation & Technology Summit in Los Angeles on May 17, one of the highlights of the day will be a high-level discussion around new production technologies.

The panel — “Advanced Technology in Production: Work in Progress” — will tackle the how new technologies have resulted in “unprecedented changes in the media and entertainment industry,” according to Bob Gold, founder and CEO of Bob Gold & Associates, who will moderate the panel. Continue reading

WiTH Announces 2018 Leadership Awards Winners

Women in Technology: Hollywood (WiTH), an organization that serves as a catalyst for the advancement of women in entertainment technology, has announced the winners of its 2ndAnnual Leadership Awards, scheduled to be presented on the mainstage at MESA’s upcoming HITS: Spring Conference on May 17 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Los Angeles. Continue reading

Save the Date: Hollywood ‘Innovation & Technology’ Summit Returns to L.A. May 17

LOS ANGELES — The annual HITS Spring: The Hollywood Innovation & Technology Summit returns on May 17, 2018 to the Sheraton Universal Hotel. More than 700 senior studio technology leaders are expected to come together for the Hollywood IT Society’s 9th annual “reality check” on the key trends that are transforming the way their industry’s content is being produced, distributed and consumed. Continue reading

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