Monday, October 20th

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Track I: Poolside Tent I

The New Hollywood Equation - Content Owners, Networks, New Platforms, Agents & Commerce

Schuyler M. Moore, Partner, Stroock

Eunice Shin, Director, Manatt Digital Media

Andrew Stalbow, Co-Founder and CEO, Seriously

John Reding, VP of Business Development, Vin Di Bona Productions

Jeffrey Binder, General Partner, Genovation Capital

Mark J. Kapczynski, Chief Operating Officer, Kontrol Media, Moderator

and emerging growth companies on business strategy, organizational priorities and business development. Ms. Shin also analyzes and assesses potential digital media and technology investment opportunities for Manatt Venture Fund, an investment fund that focuses on early-stage participation in promising companies in the digital media space. Ms. Shin is based out of the Los Angeles office. Ms. Shin's project work has included leading the assessment and strategy for customer data privacy principles for a major entertainment conglomerate, partnering with a major entertainment studio in various projects building the foundation for an end‐to‐end digital media supply chain, including metadata servicing, technical operations servicing and media management, and enabling the social analytics, digital analytics and CRM operations for the digital division of a major studio. Prior to joining Manatt, Ms. Shin was the director of business development, consulting partner, and entertainment segment practice leader at Cognizant Business Consulting, where she provided business consulting to the media and entertainment industries. Prior to Cognizant, Ms. Shin was at Strategic Vision Consulting and Accenture, where she provided management and technology consulting for leading media and entertainment clients.


Andrew Stalbow is co-founder and CEO at Seriously, a company creating mobile games designed to be developed into entertainment properties. The business development and marketing functions for Seriously are based in Los Angeles, while the game studio is based in Helsinki, Finland. More on Seriously.  Previously, Stalbow was EVP Strategic Partnerships at Rovio Entertainment where he was responsible for commercial strategy and the company's biggest partnership and animation distribution deals. Examples include negotiating with Lucasfilm for 'Angry Birds Star Wars' and launching Rovio's first animated series - 'Angry Birds Toons' - by building a video distribution and channel business within Rovio's games.  Before Rovio, Stalbow ran 20th Century Fox's mobile division where he commercialized the studio's film and television properties. Examples include working with the creative team at Gracie Films, and negotiating with Electronic Arts, to launch 'The Simpsons Tapped Out', a top grossing mobile game, and making James Cameron's 'Avatar' movie available as a pre-load as part of a launch marketing program for Samsung's first Galaxy S smartphone.


John Reding, VP of Business Development, Vin Di Bona Productions: As VP of Business Development and Operations for Vin Di Bona Productions, John executes strategic deals across media and technology partners for ABC's “America's Funniest Home Videos,” including deal pipeline creation, prioritization and management and business model creation and implementation. His operations responsibilities include leading the social media, online video production and YouTube programming teams. A specialist in piloting innovative entertainment partnerships, John was Co-EP of “CuteWinFail,” starring Toby Turner, which consisted of 100 episodes on YouTube with 202+ million views. John began his career at one of Hollywood's most prestigious talent firms - the William Morris Agency (now William Morris Endeavor). Reding was promoted to an executive role and was responsible for Agency-wide new client pitches, business development, research and industry intelligence that collectively helped differentiate company services. John worked directly with Oscar, Emmy and Grammy Award winners seeking to expand their businesses including: Mo'Nique, Hulk Hogan, Serena Williams, Michele Wie, Blue Collar Comedy, Wayans Brothers, JJ Abrams, Steve Oedekerk, Kevin Spacey, Garth Brooks and Courtney Cox, among many others. He has directly helped corporate clients with branded entertainment programs such as Anheuser-Busch, Mandalay Resort Group, Harrah's Entertainment, SK Telecom, General Motors and the NFL. A California native, he received a B.A. in International Relations from Stanford University and resides in Los Angeles.


Jeffrey Binder, General Partner, Genovation Capital: Jeffrey Binder was most recently a senior executive with Motorola, serving as Senior Director Strategy and M&A and GM of its On Demand Solutions group. In addition to day-to-day operations of the 150+ person on-demand solutions group with offices in the US, Europe and Asia, Mr. Binder spearheaded several key initiatives within the office of the CEO, as well as driving the companies worldwide on-demand video business and M&A strategy. Mr. Binder has been named as, one of eight Next Generation Leaders by MultiChannel News, Top 100 Heavy Hitters by CableFax Magazine and one of 40 under 40 by the Boston Business Journal. Prior to Motorola, Mr. Binder founded Broadbus Technologies, which was sold to Motorola in 2006 for nearly $200 Million. Broadbus pioneered the concept of television on-demand using advance memory technology and became the leading supplier of video streams in 2006. It was at Broadbus where Messrs. Binder and Bisceglia as President and CEO respectively, went on to engineer on of New England's top ten exits since the tech bubble of '99. At Broadbus Binder set the bar for start-ups, creating an advisory board of the top technologists and media players in North America, including the CTO's of Charter, Cablevision, Rogers, Cox, Liberty Media and Time Warner. The advisory board also included David Fellows, CTO of Comcast the COO of Nickelodeon (Board Member), the President of Paramount Television and the President of Warner Domestic Television. Mr. Binder was Chairman and CEO of the Leading Golf Companies from 1996-2000, then the largest marketing and technology network of high-end golf courses in North America including Mauna Lani, Pebble Beach and Pinehurst. LGC was an outgrowth of incubator Nanosoft, which was an offshore development start-up founded by Mr. Binder 1995 to incubate young technology companies in China. Prior to Leading Golf, Mr. Binder led Magic Music's rapid growth as the largest provider of digital duplicating technology to record industry from 1991-1994 to companies including Capitol Records, MCA Records, Philips NV and Polygram. Mr. Binder has been an investing and trading professional since he became a Member of the Chicago Board of Trade in 1987. Mr. Binder has attended Harvard University as an undergrad with a concentration in Environmental Management.


Mark J. Kapczynski, Chief Operating Officer, Kontrol Media: Mark Kapczynski has a successful track record as a serial entrepreneur, chief executive and media industry expert. His current venture, Kontrol Media Corp., is an idea incubator for startups and senior professionals in the media and technology markets including Web 2.0, mobile, and television. Prior to that, he was founder and CEO of MESoft, a media and entertainment software company, for which Kapczynski raised two rounds of seed and venture capital funding exceeding $8MM. Under his leadership, the company also grew its distribution to a global level and partnered with leading IT companies, such as IBM, Sun and AMD, and media companies that include Avid, Ascent Media and Sony. Additionally, he received a patent for a digital media workflow process. From 1995 to 2002, Kapczynski worked at Microsoft Corporation as their Director of Worldwide Media & Entertainment Solutions Group. During that time, he worked with numerous digital media and internet start-ups such as Homestore (now, Movielink, and MeTV. Mark Kapczynski got his first taste at being an entrepreneur in 1993 when he founded Digital Genesis-a pioneer in the internet/e-commerce space-which was sold to publicly-traded Netgateway, Inc. (NGWY, now IIG) three years later. Mr. Kapczynski graduated from UCLA film school and continues to be active in multiple industry associations that span media, mobile telecom, technology, and Internet Web 2.0. In his free time, Mr. Kapczynski enjoys car racing and playing the drums.




Schuyler M. Moore, Partner, Stroock; Schuyler M. Moore is a partner in the corporate entertainment department of Stroock, practicing entertainment, corporate, and tax law. Mr. Moore has been practicing in the entertainment industry since 1981, and represents a broad spectrum of clients throughout the entertainment industry, including producers, sales agents, foreign distributors, and financiers, and has handled some of the largest financing transactions in Hollywood. Mr. Moore has been a mainstay on Hollywood Reporter's "Power Lawyers" list of the top 100 entertainment lawyers in the country, having been honored multiple times over the past few years. He has also been recognized as one of the top 100 lawyers in California by the Daily Journal and named one of the National Law Journal's "Most Influential Lawyers." Additionally, he has been consistently listed as one of the top 25 entertainment lawyers by Variety.


Eunice Shin is a director for Manatt Digital Media, a division of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, which offers innovative full-service business consulting and legal services, as well as venture capital. She advises media, digital media, technology