Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

3:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Track IV:  Admiralty Room

Original Internet TV - The Cross Platform Explosion

Nicholas Longano, CEO, OTT Networks (Paula Deen Network)

Evan Bregman, Head of Original Content, Portal A

Scott Ehrlich, CEO Agility Studios

Rafi Mamalian, EVP, Collective Digital Studios

Andrew Graham, Senior Talent Manager, Big Frame

Michael Greer, co-founder and CTO, TAPP

David Tochterman, President, Versatility Media, Moderator

Scott Ehrlich, CEO Agility Studios: Scott Ehrlich has more than a decade of top-tier television and Internet management experience, serving in the senior management teams at Real Networks, Rivals.com and News Digital Media (Newscorp/Fox). In these positions, Scott has managed staffs of more than 200 employees, and annual budgets in excess of $40 million. He has negotiated landmark deals with major media entities in news (CNN, ABC News, The Weather Channel, CNET, WSJ.com), sports (NBA, NFL, NASCAR, MLB, PGA Tour, FOX Sports) and entertainment (E! Entertainment, CBS (Big Brother and Survivor), iFilm, Starz On Demand, Playboy) for the carriage, distribution and packaging rights to their content over IP, at various times managing relationships with four of the largest media companies in the world (Viacom, Disney, AOL Time Warner and News Corporation.)


Andrew Graham is a senior talent manager at Big Frame, where he cultivates the careers of digital stars to establish and grow their brands from the ground up. He was one of the first Hollywood managers exclusively dedicated to talent emerging from digital platforms and has pioneered a number of the early success stories in this nascent industry. He has focused on expanding clients' careers beyond YouTube, while creating unique opportunities on digital platforms.  Over the past year, Andrew worked with Connor Franta to launch two music compilation albums into the Billboard Top 200, create and launch Common Culture Coffee, and also brokered the star’s debut memoir A Work in Progress, published by Simon & Schuster. Andrew was also behind the launch of Kian Lawley and Jc Caylen’s comedy and cinematic short film channel, one of the fastest growing IPs in digital, which was strategically developed to incubate characters and stories with the ability to take proof-of-concept to the masses without the help of a TV network, studio, or theater. In addition, Andrew had a hand in procuring JennXPenn’s book deal with Scholastic titled, Really Professional Internet Person, which is planned for a September 2015 worldwide release. He was also the executive producer of #O2LForever, the upcoming documentary of former YouTube super group, Our2ndLife, whom he managed through December of 2014.  Graham currently manages digital stars including Connor Franta, Kian Lawley, Jc Caylen, JennXPenn, Shanna Malcolm, ThatSoJack, and Brittani Louise Taylor. Prior to Big Frame, Andrew co-founded the Fullscreen talent management department, where he built the roster to over 40 full service clients and eight talent managers before AT&T and Chernin acquired the company for a quarter of a billion dollars. Graham holds a B.S. from Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.


Michael Greer is the co-founder and CTO of TAPP, a new subscription-based online platform, which will be home to scores of video networks built around personalities with super-fan followings.  He has a deep background in digital media, delivering high-quality user experiences around content across multiple platforms.  While CTO and chief product officer at The Onion, Greer built and ran the digital team, which produced their award-winning sites and apps and grew their online profile and business.  He previously ran the web architect team at Time Inc. Interactive.  At TAPP, his team is building a next-generation content platform to deliver video and engage communities with rich digital experiences.


David Tochterman, President, Versatility Media: David is an experienced senior entertainment media executive, with a proven record of driving revenue growth and launching successful media properties on both digital and traditional media platforms. David is President of Versatility Media, a management/consulting company which provides strategic representation of media companies and content creators. Clients include Pemberley Digital, producers of the Emmy Award winning online series and transmedia phenomenon The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. Other clients include Sway Group, a large scale female influencer network, the award winning YouTube channel Whats Trending and PBS Digital Studios. In 2010 David launched Innovative Artists Digital Media, one of the first dedicated talent agency online entertainment divisions. In addition to representing award winning content creators, David focused on content strategy, company formation and financing, multiplatform exploitation of intellectual property and packaging premium and branded content across all platforms. He also specialized in crossover content and set up several digital projects with television networks and studios. Prior to joining Innovative, David became one of the first crossover digital media pioneers when he was recruited to launch the groundbreaking video website CHANNELBLAST, which featured live interactive branded content and was featured in Forbes and the NY Times. He was a consultant for DECA and the IPG Emerging Media Lab, and was Executive Producer of the first live action comedy to move from online to television, the cult hit Adult Swim series Fat Guy Stuck In Internet. Earlier, as Senior Vice President of the television powerhouse Carsey Werner Company, David played an integral role in the development and production of successful hit shows including THAT 70S SHOW, 3RD ROCK FROM THE SUN, and was an Executive Producer of GRACE UNDER FIRE. He also was Executive Vice President for the launch of Will Smith's production company Overbrook Entertainment and led its television division. David has been a speaker at media conferences including SXSW, NATPE, IMedia, Streaming Media West, BBTVCon and Digital Hollywood. He is a member of the ATAS Interactive Peer Group, and the advisory board for the IMedia Video Summit.

Evan Bregman, Head of Original Content, Portal A:  Evan Bregman is the Head of Original Content at Portal A, an independent creative studio based in San Francisco and Los Angeles that develops, produces and distributes video built for the web.  Bregman is an award-winning producer most recently served as Executive Director of Digital Media at Electus prior to Portal A, where he oversaw creative, production and audience development for all of the Electus Digital properties. In this role, Evan was Executive Producer for nearly 100 scripted and non-scripted projects for digital and TV, including YouTube hits K-Town, Massholes, Colibritany and Isla Presidencial, Amazon kids' pilot Maker Shack Agency, and the multi-platform launch of rap battle league Total Slaughter,  \in partnership with Eminem's Shady Films. A founding member of the Electus team, Evan previously worked with Electus Founder and Chairman Ben Silverman at NBC. Prior to  that, Bregman was an independent web producer with his production team Half Day Today!, whose creations continue to receive millions of views.