Formerly known as ESCA, this think-tank format, afternoon event will give studios and their partners a platform to voice their ideas and foster an open, industry-wide discussion about new directions. As such, THE Summit conference committee is conducting a âcall for ideasâ to be presented at the event. Selected presenters will be given 15 minutes each to share their big idea and then the floor will be opened in a moderated âtown hallâ style discussion.
Hollywood IT executives are collaborating daily with their corporate âcustomersâ to imagine, design and build the visual entertainment business of the next 100 years.
Join our content solutions strategists April 14th & 15th for a 2-hour tour of the hottest Media Management providers on the NAB show floor. Your tour guide, Mary Yurkovic, Director, Content Strategy, MESA will be accompanied on each tour by an M & E content owner. At each stop we will explore the technology, review capabilities, discuss challenges and current trends in the asset management space. Tour participants have their questions answered by leading experts and explore the technologies that complement your companyâs overall content strategy. This tour is invitation only and you must sign up in advance for a guaranteed spot on The DAM Tour, space is limited.
Join MESA for an evening of cocktails! The Beatlesâ˘ REVOLUTION Lounge takes guests on an evolutionary journey, where both music and interior transform creating a psychedelic sensory environment. The first nightlife experience created by Cirque du Soleil, REVOLUTION blends cutting-edge interactive design, art and sound in a contemporary interpretation of The Beatles era, exclusively at The Mirage in Las Vegas.
The move to metadata can be maddening. That’s why key technology executives are coming together later this month to address the ever-changing process of creating and implementing Smart Content for the digital entertainment age.
Several hundred data experts will be gathering in late March to address the mad, mad, mad world of metadata. How are all the players in the entertainment game changing the way they define and align the fields of data that will help automate the new creative, production, distribution and business processes for movies and television.
The 2nd Screen Summit @CES returns for an afternoon of programming focused on the latest business opportunities, creative case studies and technology innovations related to the creation of supplementary, synchronized and social TV content for tablets and smartphones. The half-day event will feature a compelling program of case studies, panels and presentations featuring speakers from Hollywood, Madison Avenue and Silicon Valley.
Join leading media & entertainment analysts and consultancies on December 10th at the W Hollywood and find out whatâs new, whatâs trending, and whatâs right around the corner in movies, TV, home entertainment and digital â all pulled together as a lightning round of expert advice and market intelligence for senior studio executives and their partners. Hear all the analysts in one place, on one stage, at one time. Ask tough questions, contrast and compare remarks and donât miss this essential once-a-year entertainment business conference, brought to you by the editors of M&E Daily, M&E Europe, M&E Journal and the members of MESA.
Join us for our Holiday Party on December 10th at the W Hotel in Hollywood from 5-7 p.m., immediately after Forecast: Hollywood 2015 and just before our MESA Advisory Board dinner.
Content protection is everyoneâs business, which is why the 5th Annual Content Protection Summit on December 9, 2014 at the W Hotel in Hollywood will once again be a must-attend event for everyone eager to team up and talk about the technologies that are creating a new line of defense for intellectual property in todayâs global environment of content piracy and cyber-attack.
For over four years HITS has been working on the West Coast with the CIOs of the Hollywood studios to facilitate information exchange and collaboration in television, film and home entertainment. In order to address the unique IT challenges of the broadcast, network and advertiser communities, the Society is launching its New York chapter on November 13, 2014 with a half-day program of panels, keynotes and presentations at Content & Communications World (CCW).<
To address this dynamic and growing market, a new conference, LiveTV: LA, November 7 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel, has been developed by three of the most respected media sources in television, Sports Video Group (SVG), TVNewsCheck, Variety,and Variety 411 in order to give technology providers unprecedented one-on-one access to the industryâs leading production companies and those executives who are at the forefront of todayâs Live-TV-social-media revolution.
Metadata and watermarks are being embeddedâŚtracking and recognition software are being encodedâŚand storage and archiving are being auto-recognized, logged and classified. Itâs all enabling a brave new era for media & entertainment companies that are able to leverage new content intelligence tools to streamline their productions and supply chains, while gaining unprecedented marketing data and analytics about how their content is being consumed.
Entertainment marketing is being transformed by an unprecedented amount of customer data that is helping determine how a movie or TV show is being produced, what happens to the characters and storyline, who the expected viewer will be and how (and when) that content will be consumed. Intense collaboration between marketing and IT departments is eliminating the production and distribution guessing game and empowering new creative processes and business models that are the hallmarks of todayâs data-driven entertainment enterprise.
The European video entertainment business has reached a crucial stage in its transition from physical to digital distribution of content. While the majority of revenues still come from disc sales and rental, a growing share of the total income is now being generated by on demand content providers, be they ânew generationâ OTT distributors or the more established European broadcasters.
Key to the next stage of market development is Building a Digital Bridge in order to give consumers the flexibility they require. At the same time, the drive is on to improve efficiencies and lower costs across the digital supply chain in order to create a sustainable revenue stream.
The 2nd Screen Summit (S3) takes center stage during CEAâs CE Week in New York City (June 23-27) returning to New York City with a special focus on sports and advancing the second screen fan experience. The memberships of the Sports Video Group and the 2nd Screen Societyâ¨ have joined together to discuss, debate and drive forward the â¨real-world, 2nd screen findings in a robust half-day event.
The race is on. As consumer adoption of digital entertainment accelerates the entertainment business is driving innovation in its supply chain to manage the ever-increasing demand for speed, automation and efficiency. This yearâs Digital ESCA Conference, now in its eighth year, is where the studios and their service provider partners meet to learn about the best practices, better products and workflows, and the biggest developments in content distribution/consumption.
No other town does a makeover like Hollywood.
From concept to the camera to the corporate suites, studios are undergoing a major digital reinvention that are transforming all aspects of the enterprise. And, ultimately, the CIOs and their staffs are the specifiers who are making the tough technology choices and managing the budgets. These corporate agents of the new digital entertainment empowerment are all returning to the Holllywood IT Summit (HITS) to collectively address the issues of hardware and software platforms, network connectivity, big data and data analytics, vendor management, SaaS and BPO, development of resources and global navigations in a day-long, executive program that annually sets the stage for thought leadership among the industryâs information technology leaders.
2nd Screen Sunday returns to NAB Show, the worldâs largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. Join us on the afternoon of April 6, 2014 at Encore Hotel in Las Vegas for an afternoon of thought leadership with the innovative pioneers of 2nd screen technologies.
The Hollywood IT Society (HITS) is focussed on the impact of Information Technology on the entertainment industry. In recent years attention has been centered on achieving cost reductions through IT strategies, enabling migration to digital and enhancing the effectiveness of suppliers. For the first time, these discussions are now turning to look specifically at the European arena, and the unique set of issues the content community and its suppliers face. These will be addressed during the forthcoming HITS Europe conference.
Just as the NCAA Tournament grabs the spotlight for sports fans nationwide, a crew of several hundred data hoopsters will be gathering in LA in late March to address the often maddening and certainly game changing process of defining and aligning the fields of data that will help automate the new creative, production, distribution and business processes for the digital entertainment age.
Following up on last yearâs sold-out Summit at CES, the 2nd Screen Summit returns for an afternoon of programming focused on the latest business opportunities, creative case studies and technology innovations related to the creation of supplementary, synchronized and social TV content for tablets and smartphones. The half-day event will feature two tracks of panels and presentations featuring speakers from Hollywood, Madison Avenue and Silicon Valley.
Forecast Hollywood: 2014
Join leading media & entertainment analysts and consultancies on December 10th and find out whatâs new, whatâs trending, and whatâs right around the corner in movies, TV, home entertainment and digital â all pulled together as a lightning round of expert advice and market intelligence for senior studio executives and their partners.
Hear all the analysts in one place, on one stage, at one time. Ask tough questions, contrast and compare remarks and donât miss this essential once-a-year entertainment business conference, brought to you by the editors of M&E Daily, M&E Europe, M&E Journal and the members of MESA.
Content Protection Summit
Variety, in partnership with The Content Delivery & Security Association (CDSA), the international association advocating the secure and responsible delivery and storage of entertainment, software, and information media, announced today that their 4th Annual Content Protection Summit (CPS 2013) will beheld in Los Angeles on December 12, 2013 at the Four Seasons Hotel.
âThis yearâs Summit will offer a broader take on protecting content by approaching piracy from the perspectives of all content industries,â said CPS 2013 Conference Chair, Alex Kochis. âWe have incorporated discussions on some of the most pressing issues and prevailing piracy trends and are designing a program that will give attendees the practical tools and insights they need to counter security threats while still delivering the content the way that people want it.â
HITS: DMA Summit
The Summit will bring marketing and information technology executives from Hollywood and other M&E industries, digital marketing technology companies, academia, researchers and service providers who are advancing the use of an escalating amount of technologies and big data in order to boost business for film, TV and home entertainment across a multiplying number of distribution platforms. Panels and presentations will feature thought leaders in sales and marketing, IT, digital workflows, asset management and market research
2nd Screen Summit Amsterdam
Building on the success of the 2nd Screen Summits (S3) in the U.S. at both CES and NAB this year, S3 Amsterdam will once again draw the thought leaders who are creating the new companion apps and digital distribution models that will ultimately drive the worldwide success of digital entertainment.
Learn the latest stats and hear the case studies from innovators, broadcasters, content creators and advertisers who will demonstrate how 2nd screen user experiences can empower additional retail/engagement/revenue opportunities.
Academy on Ultra Violet, London
Following last yearâs UK launch, UltraViolet is now readying its European launches with France and Germany. At this auspicious point, the international home entertainment industry will once again gather to discuss its roadmap for Europe, along with updates on how things are going in the U.S. and UK. How are these markets different in terms of consumer adoption patterns? What is the status report from the U.S.? How has the user experience evolved? And what do the retailers have the say about this collaborative studio/retail digital initiative?
The 2nd Screen Summit (S3) takes center stage during CEAâs CE Week in New York City (June 24-28) returning to New York City with a special focus on brands, advertising and broadcast networks.
Produced by MESA and the 2nd Screen Society in partnership with Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News magazines this annual event is designed to gather CE, Broadcast, Advertising, Brand and Content Holder executives along with their technology provider partners for a full day of information, market statistics, education and thought leadership around the emerging 2nd Screen ecosystem.
HITS presents a Burbank Think Tank event produced by MESA, providing members of the entertainment, production and digital services community an easy and accessible way to meet, mingle and advance the creation, production and distribution of entertainment content.
Dive into the critical top-of-mind topics that are pressing content owners across a broad spectrum of the media and entertainment industry. In a 24/7/365 environment file based workflows, asset management, cloud computing, content security, social media, mobile, multiple platform content delivery, disaster recovery, archival and preservation arenât just buzz words, theyâre serious business; affecting the top studioâs management decisions.
After two consecutive years of producing this seminal sell-out industry event, MESA and Variety are pleased to announce that the 3rd Annual Hollywood IT Summit will be held on Tuesday, May 7th in the George Elkins Auditorium at the Malibu Campus of Pepperdine University from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with cocktails to follow.
This Summit is the official centerpiece of the year-round series of HITS meetings, initiatives and activities. IT is the lifeline for our new digital economy and, as such, the CIOs at the studios and their peers are responsible for making the high-value, high-return investments that assure our industryâs many stakeholders of an efficient, secure and sustainable digital transition.
The 2nd Screen Society (S3) and NAB have announced the launch of âSecond Screen Sundayâ at NAB, an in-depth, afternoon conference at the Encore Hotel on Sunday, April 7 in Las Vegas. The event will discuss and showcase the latest business opportunities, creative case studies and technology innovations related to the creation of supplementary, synchronized and social TV content.
DEG and MESA have announced the return of their acclaimed annual event, ESCA, the Entertainment Supply Chain Academy, which for over eight years has advanced efficiencies in the distribution of entertainment media. From the DVD to Blu-ray Disc and now with our industryâs current digital transition, ESCA has always presented innovative ideas and home entertainment thought leadership.
This year the partnering associations have announced ESCA is going totally digital â coming at a time when new workflows, standards and processes need to be refined and developed.
2nd Screen Summit returns to Los Angeles for an afternoon of programming focused on 2nd screen experiences specific to film and episodic TV as home entertainment. While there are clear monetization strategies emerging in broadcast TV around advertising and in sports around additional content licensing, it is still unclear as to what the right approach is for engaging the consumer with pre-recorded content, while at the same time the industry is still dealing with the onslaught of physical rental kiosks, SVOD streaming, and the deployment of UltraViolet. Can 2nd Screen create enough utility and engagement for consumers to help lift content sell-through and what are the new revenue producing strategies to explore with the connected consumer?
Following sold-out meetings in Santa Monica, New York and Amsterdam, this deep-dive into the latest business opportunities, creative case studies and technology innovations related to the creation of supplementary, synchronized and social TV content will feature speakers from Hollywood, Madison Avenue and Silicon Valley. Whatâs the killer app for 2nd screen? How are device manufacturers positioning themselves with content holders to exploit this opportunity to drive market penetration? How are the brands making use of this new create palette? Is this a threat or opportunity for broadcasters? Whatâs the difference between 2nd screen, multiscreen and OTT? What are the coolest examples of great 2nd screen creative and applications? Learn this and more at this featured and official International CES event.
Content Protection Summit 2012
December 6, 2012
Los AngelesÂ Hilton Universal City, CA
Produced by Variety Magazine and the Content Delivery & Security Association (CDSA), CPS is a gathering of executives from across entertainment to focus on securing our companiesâ most valuable assets â our content â as well as enhancing our businesses in todayâs global environment of piracy & cyber-attack. As the entertainment industry moves toward online services and digital products, we are experiencing a âperfect stormâ of threats to our business, yet it is also a time of vast opportunity, disruptive business models, and remarkable innovation.
Forecast: Hollywood 2013
December 3, 2012
Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA
Join leading media & entertainment analysts and consultancies at the industry landmark BeverlyÂ Hills Hotel on December 3rd and find out whatâs new, whatâs trending, and whatâs right around the corner in movies, TV, home entertainment and digital — all pulled together as a lightning round of expert advice and market intelligence for senior studio executives and their partners.
W Hotel, Hollywood, CA
The Hollywood IT Societyâs Digital Marketing & Analytics Summit presents a unique industry opportunity to bring together the CMOs, CIOs and CTOs from the Hollywood studios, together with their service provider partners, to better understand how we can engage consumers, influence their behavior and introduce new products while optimizing advertising investments, strengthen their brands and transform how the entertainment industryâs traditional marketing approach.
2nd Screen Summit: Amsterdam
8 September 2012 – Hotel Okura
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Building on the success of the 2nd Screen Summit events held in both Los Angeles and New York City, 2nd Screen Summit: Amsterdam will emphasize the importance of the 2nd Screen to global digital distribution models being explored by content holders and advertisers. The 2nd Screen Societyâs mission and a key element to the success of digital is the engagement of consumers through 2nd screen user experiences, with the resulting data and analytics about consumers driving additional retail/engagement/revenue
Everything you need to know about UltraVioletâŚ Retail, studios, independents and their service provider partners convene in London on 5 September for a full day of sessions to learn the latest from the innovators on technology developments that are driving the launch, implementation and advancement of UltraViolet. This âindustry onlyâ workshop, which is closed to media and press, is designed to provide an open forum of dialogue and discussion amongst the relevant players who will bring UltraViolet to market throughout Europe. The event brings with it the successes of the inaugural Academy held May 16th in Los Angeles to the European marketplace with special emphasis on understanding the challenges each company and our industry will overcome in the formatâs global roll-out.
Produced by MESA in partnership with TWICE, Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News magazines and in conjunction with CEAâs CE Week in New York City (June 25-29), the 2nd Screen Summit (S3) NYC event will be a gathering of CE, Broadcast, Advertising and Content Holder executives and their service provider partners for a half-day of information, market statics, education and thought leadership around the emerging 2nd Screen ecosystem. Building on the success of the S3 event held in Santa Monica in February, S3 NYC will emphasize the importance of the 2nd Screen to digital distribution models being explored by content holders and advertisers.
Learn the latest from the innovatorsâŚon technology developments that are driving the implementation and advancement of UltraViolet at this inaugural Academy being held May 16th At the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel in Los Angeles.
Produced by MESA in cooperation with DEG: the Digital Entertainment Group and in association with the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE), the Academy on UltraViolet is designed to provide an authoritative update about new technology challenges and creative opportunities in the UltraViolet production community. What new efficiencies in workflow/production schedules and technology advances will drive the emerging formatâs continued evolution, while expanding consumer focus on new opportunities for packaged media? Join us to learn more.
Produced in cooperation with Variety and Pepperdine Universityâs Graziadio School of Business and Management, the Hollywood Information Technology Summit (HITS) brings together the IT divisions of the Hollywood studios and their service provider partners to discuss business optimization practices and to develop innovative solutions for the online and digital world.
2nd Screen Summit L.A.
February 22, 2012 – Loews Hotel
Santa Monica, CA
A New Medium for Creative Engagement
An estimated 84% of American consumers watch television with a âsecond screenâ in their hands via a smartphone, tablet, laptop or other handheld device. As this emerging trend becomes commonplace, Hollywood will continue to develop new and inventive ways to keep eyeballs focused on both their broadcast/home entertainment content on the big screen as well as their customers devices.
Burbank Think Tank @ CES 2012
January 11, 2012 – Las Vegas, NV
What’s Cooking? Technologists Eye the Future of Entertainment
What are the best and brightest brains in Hollywood developing that will change the movie and home entertainment experience? The Burbank Think Tank joins the Variety Entertainment Summit at CES with an exclusive panel discussion amongst senior-level technology executives. Â This will be a free session on Wednesday, January 11 from 9-10 a.m. in the North Hall of the LVCC (Room N258) Burbank Think Tank (BT2) is a bi-monthly meet upÂ providing members of the Burbank entertainment, production and digital services community with an easy and accessible way to meet, mingle and advance the creation, production and distribution of entertainment content.