Watch out Hollywood: The rise and impact of streaming services on the entertainment industry
Tuesday, October 1 • 7 to 9 p.m.
Join leaders in the entertainment media industry as they provide insiders’ views on the changes in the industry and what they may mean for the near future.
Streaming services, which make content available across devices, continue to remake the media-entertainment ecosystem. From content development and financing to casting, production, marketing and promotion, merchandising, exhibition and sales/syndication, the shift is creating a rapid impact on the industry and its future.
Entertainment Media Panel
Watch Out Hollywood: The rise and impact of streaming services on the entertainment industry
David Hudgins is an award-winning screenwriter and executive producer of multiple television series including “Everwood,” “Friday Night Lights,” “Past Life” and “Parenthood.”
In March 2014, Mr. Hudgins moved his overall deal to Sony Pictures Television, where he is currently writing and shooting a pilot for the drama series “Game of Silence,” and also adapting The New York Times bestselling novel, “Natchez Burning,” for cable.
For his work in television, Mr. Hudgins has received multiple Emmy and Writer’s Guild Award nominations, including Best Drama Series for “Friday Night Lights. ” He is also a recipient of the Peabody Award for Excellence in Broadcasting.
David Kramer (ABJ '90) — Panelist
David Kramer is co-president of leading global talent and entertainment company United Talent Agency. As a board member, Kramer is responsible for the overall leadership and strategic direction of the company and oversees the agency’s motion picture group, which includes film finance, screenwriters, directors, producers, talent, media rights and production. His portfolio also includes UTA’s comedy touring, theater, endorsement, licensing, voiceover, publishing and IQ analytics divisions.
A fixture on The Hollywood Reporter’s annual list of the “Most Powerful People in Entertainment,” Kramer represents some of the most critically-acclaimed and top-grossing writers, directors, producers and multi-hyphenates.
Kramer began his career in 1992 in UTA’s highly regarded Agent Training Program, rising through the ranks from the mailroom to the company’s executive leadership. He also serves on the boards of the Harold Ramis Film School, the Peabody Awards and Lincoln Center’s Media and Entertainment Council.
(photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)
Rachel O'Connor — Panelist
Rachel O’Connor is the president of Film and Television at Pascal Pictures, a production company based at Universal Pictures. In addition to being a co-producer on “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and executive producer the recent “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” O’Connor was a co-producer on Steven Spielberg’s Golden Globe and Academy Award-nominated “The Post.” She is also an executive producer for Greta Gerwig’s reimagining of the beloved American classic, “Little Women,” and the television adaptation of Nathaniel Popper’s expose about the origins of cryptocurrency, “Digital Gold.”
Before making the move to Pascal Pictures, O’Connor worked as an executive for Sony for more than 15 years.
Chad Mumm (ABJ '08) — Moderator
Chad Mumm is the SVP, head of entertainment for Vox Media Studios, Vox Media’s Los Angeles-based development, production, and distribution division for television, podcasting, and film. Vox Media Studios has produced series for Netflix, PBS, Hulu, YouTube, Facebook Watch, Apple, CNN, Watchable, and Go90.
Mumm serves as an executive producer of Vox’s “Explained” on Netflix, as well as “Eater’s No Passport Required” on PBS. Additionally, Mumm is the executive producer of “American Style” on CNN, “Consider It” on Facebook Watch, and the YouTube original series “RetroTech with Marques Brownlee.”
Mumm has been named both one of Forbes 30 Under 30 (2016) and one of Variety’s 30 Execs to Watch (2016).
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