2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Hollywood to Silicon Valley: Making a Megahit

Tuesday, March 17
9:30AM - 10:30AM

Four Seasons
Ballroom AB
98 San Jacinto Blvd

Everyone wants a hit. Whether it’s in television, movies or business, executives and entrepreneurs are hunting for the next big thing. You see the hits on the big and small screens, but what has to happen in order for them to get there?
In a landscape where Netflix isn’t just distributing content but making it, and tech is converging with media and entertainment, there might be an entirely new paradigm for creating a hit. The success of a show like Orphan Black was fueled by the popularity of #cloneclub on social media sites.
Our conversation will bridge tech and entertainment and explore how a solid VC-startup partnership can make magic, just as solid producer-writer partnerships can create box office smashes as varied as American Hustle or Paul Blart: Mall Cop.
Hear what our all-star panelists from Hollywood and Silicon Valley have to say about what it takes to create the mega-hits that can drive our business and culture across decades and generations.


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Ann Sarnoff


BBC Worldwide North America

Fred Graver

Head of TV


Paul Holland

General Partner

Foundation Capital


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