Thursday, April 30th, 2015

ThinkTank III: Ballroom Terrace

11:05 AM - 12:20 PM

Video Innovation! Social Video, Personalized Video, Real-Time Video - Communication and Commerce

Field Garthwaite, Co-Founder and CEO, Iris.TV

Bee Ottinger, CEO, SnapCuts

Collin Lee, Vice President, Marketing, Influxis

Nathan McGowan: Senior Director, Product, The Hollywood Reporter & Billboard

Angie Behm, Director of Digital Strategy, Ant Farm

Bill Newell, President, North South Studios LLC, Moderator


-production work on the Emmy winning documentary Girls on the Wall and distribution at Universal Pictures. He developed the core architecture  for Jukebox TV and successfully expanded the company to become IRIS.TV in 2012.


Bee Ottinger, CEO, SnapCuts: SnapCuts founder Bee Ottinger is a world renowned pioneer in editing. She invented modern video editing to music-quick cuts, jump cuts, visual effects, nonlinear montage-whose syntax is now the ubiquitous visual language used in commercials and music videos. Previously, she founded cutting-edge Skylight Productions, acquired by Mad River Post, and was head of the National Avid User Group.


COLLIN LEE, VICE PRESIDENT, MARKETING, INFLUXIS:  Collin currently serves as the Vice President, Marketing at Influxis, a premier creative streaming company that specializes in unique online projects, involving live interactive streaming, UGC (User-Generated Content), Web-based robotics, real-time creative collaboration and other cutting edge media technologies. They have worked with many major brands, such as Disney, Domino‚Äôs Pizza, Google, Paramount Pictures, Sony, Toyota, Warner Bros, Yamaha and others. He has 19 years of marketing and advertising experience, from managing multi-million dollar national advertising for an Asian automaker to launching new foreign brands in the U.S. market. With several partners, he also launched and managed a Korean American ad agency, working with international clients such as Kumho Tire. He also worked as an independent producer, representing various entertainment properties from Korea for the Hollywood market and spearheading co-production deals with such artists as Man of Action, the creators of Ben 10. He received his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southern California and Full-Scholarship M.S. in International Business from California International University.


ANGIE BEHM - DIRECTOR OF DIGITAL STRATEGY, ANT FARMAngie specializes in creative content and strategy for online, social and mobile marketing. At Ant Farm, she has directed the digital and social engagement strategy for entertainment marketing campaigns with ABC, Disney, 20th Century Fox, Dreamworks, Paramount Pictures, MGM/Orion Pictures, Lionsgate, Relativity and Sony Pictures. Before joining forces with the Ant Farm, Angie served as VP of Entertainment at Threshold Interactive, where she leveraged her entertainment expertise to generate cross promotional opportunities with studios and celebrities for brands like Nestle Butterfinger. Prior to Threshold, she served as VP of Interactive for Herzog & Co. where she built the digital department from the ground up and worked with her team to deliver award-winning digital campaigns for #1 at the box office franchises: Pirates of the Caribbean, National Treasure, Narnia, and Pink Panther, as well as personal projects for Tom Hanks, Jerry Bruckheimer and Sir Mix-A-Lot. Angie also volunteers as a board member of the California Heritage Museum, where she recently guest curated the Awkward Family Photos Exhibition. The exhibit was the museum's most successful to date and garnered billions of dollars in earned media over its 3 month run, thus launching a worldwide museum tour for the Awkward Family Photos brand. Angie has her BA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.



Bill Newell, President, North South Studios, LLC: As a founding partner of North South Studios, Bill Newell brings more than 18 years of corporate and entrepreneurial experience to the company. Bill has been involved in production and multimedia from its early days and has had key roles in establishing many of the business processes that today are often taken for granted. Bill's areas of expertise include finance, technology, production, and operations. Bill's ability to increase productivity without sacrificing quality has been proven time and time again and is a key asset to the company. A longtime associate of his partner, Sarina Simon, Bill came to North South Studios from the Knowledge Kids Network where he served as Chief Operating Officer for five years. Bill co-founded the Knowledge Kids Network and was instrumental in defining its business objectives, operational processes, and company structure. His thorough planning and oversight launched the KidsEdge websites. This network of award-winning websites contained more than 250 games, thousands of articles, and had the capacity to support 3.5 million users. During his tenure at the Knowledge Kids Network, Bill also executive produced a 12 minute animated movie entitled, DotzWorld, which premiered on the AOL network and featured 25 original characters. Bill's insightful finance skills were invaluable to the company in its negotiations with AOL and other prominent partners. Prior to joining the Knowledge Kids Network, Bill was Vice President of Production for IXL Los Angeles, a NASDAQ listed Internet services company with more than $12 million in yearly revenue in the Los Angeles office alone. As VP of Production, Bill oversaw all aspects of production and provided sales support for IXL's west coast offices. Always prolific, he supervised and managed the design and implementation of over 100 projects including assignments for Polygram, Fox, Warner Brothers, NewsCorp, Baker and Taylor, Mazda, Kawasaki, Universal Studios, and Technicolor, among others. Making use of his extensive finance background, Bill brought financial discipline to his production team and productivity increased over 200% during his tenure at IXL. Before joining IXL, Bill was Vice President of Production for Digital Planet, an Internet services company that was later acquired by IXL. As VP of Production, Bill provided direct management of technical, production, and creative teams. He also oversaw all proposal submissions, bids, technical analyses, and creative treatments for media, technology, and consumer companies including Intel, Mattel, the US Postal Service, Disney Online and Allstate. Bill is also a veteran of the multimedia pioneering company, Philips Media, where he worked for four years as an Executive Producer, managing two in-house production groups. In this executive role, Bill directed a 35 member staff and produced six educational CD ROM products. He also directed the localization of numerous products for the Japanese, English, Swedish and American markets.

Nathan McGowan: Senior Director, Product, The Hollywood Reporter & Billboard, currently No. 5 among the top 10 Entertainment/News sites (Comscore).  He also worked as Director of Product for Participant Media, overseeing,, as well as the social action campaign websites for films such as The Help, Waiting for Superman, and Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. He started his Product career as Product Manager for

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Field Garthwaite, CEO, Iris.TV: Field has worked in digital distribution, data architecture,  and video monetization for over 8 years. Before IRIS.TV,  he worked in QA and Administrative Software Development  at Rubicon Project and HBO. He has experience in many  aspects of filmmaking including: post