Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

10:45 AM - Noon

Track II: Salon II

Hollywood Strategies - The Multi-Platform Brand - Theatrical, Video, TV & Mobile - Multiple Screens are the Future - the 360 Degree Marketplace

Claudio Ludovisi, SVP of Operational Strategy, Marketing & Digital, NBC Entertainment

Phil Groves, Senior Vice President, IMAX Corp & Executive Vice President, Global Distribution, IMAX Entertainment

Steve Wong, Heads the Media & Entertainment Division, Siemens in the Americas

Bruce Nash - Founder and President, Nash Information Services, LLC

Marty Shindler, CEO, The Shindler Perspective, Inc., Moderator

Allen & Hamilton strategic management consulting in the Media and Technology practice.  Claudio was also CEO and co-founder of a AvenuesWellnessVT.com, an innovative corporate wellness company focused on bringing wellness to the workplace.  His career began at Saatchi and Saatchi Advertising where he managed campaigns for key Procter and Gamble brands in both the US and Europe.  Ludovisi holds MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a BA in Economics from U.C.L.A.  He guest lectures on various topics at Kellogg, USC’s Annenberg School of Communications, and UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Business.


Steve Wong Heads the Media & Entertainment Division for Siemens in the Americas and is serial start-up media  and entertainment internet infrastructure person who enjoys putting first-ever disruptive technology in the  hands of billions.  Steve was recognized with a 2007 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering  Development for the Teranex Video Computer. Steve is a Member of the Interactive Media Peer Group of  The National Academy of Television Arts& Sciences (The Emmy Awards). He is an Executive Academy  Member of The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (The Webby Awards). In addition,  Steve is a Hollywood Section Manager of The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers®  (SMPTE®). For fun, Steve is a marathon Runner, Crossfit competitor and rights feature film screenplays.  Steve was a co- lecturer with Former US Ambassador Gary Locke & Former Mayor of Los Angeles  Antonio Villaraigosa at The Global Leadership Program sponsored by USAChina Investments Group  hosted at University of Southern California.  Steve began his career in broadcasting working for Belo Broadcasting and then moved to ABC Capital  Cities (purchased by Disney) as Director of Research and Development. In this role, Steve experimented  with broadcasting live news on the internet with Cu-Seeme back in 1995.  During the times of broadcast conversion from Analog to Digital, Steve used his knowledge of  broadcasting to advice stations on broadcast equipment while at Leitch technologies (purchased by  Harris then purchased by Imagine)  During the times of broadcast and post production conversion from Standard Definition to High Definition,  Steve joined a Department of Defense Military technology spin-off start up (Teranex) that used Parallel  computing for video conversion and pre-compression processing. In his role, Steve advised a number of  broadcasters, postproduction studios, and movie studios on conversion, noise reduction, and 3:2 pull  down.  As content moved on-line, Steve moved into video transmission, storage, and distribution joining Level 3.  Steve advised client on the best practices for online live broadcast and Video on Demand distribution,  storage, and monetization. Currently Steve heads the media and entertainment group of Siemens helping  clients develop profitable turnkey businesses to deliver live and VOD content to consumers via mobile  devices.  Over the years, Steve has advised a number of start-up companies.


Phil Groves, Senior Vice President, IMAX Corp & Executive Vice President, Global Distribution, IMAX Entertainment: Phil joined IMAX Corporation in September, 2003. Based at IMAX's Santa Monica office, Groves' primary responsibility is overseeing all aspects of the company's global film distribution, the development of original film content, and working with the studios' distribution teams on event films benefitting from the revolutionary IMAX DMR® process. During Groves' tenure at the Company, he has successfully brought IMAX's slate of Hollywood blockbuster event films to IMAX screens around the world, beginning with the first day and date release of an IMAX DMR title, Matrix Revolutions, up to the present. Additionally, he has increased the reach of IMAX documentaries to more multiplex and institutional IMAX screens worldwide, including NASCAR 3D: The IMAX Experience, Deep Sea 3D (narrated by Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet), Hubble 3D (narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio), and most recently To The Arctic (narrated by Meryl Streep). Before IMAX, Groves was Vice President of Film for Loews Cineplex, spending over 20 years buying film for this national exhibition chain as well as Cineplex Odeon, and General Cinema. Prior to his executive film career, Groves earned screenwriting credits or storyboarded a number of films including the comedy classic Airplane!. Groves and his wife, Carol, have one daughter and currently live in Thousand Oaks, CA.


Bruce Nash is the Founder and President of Nash Information Services, LLC, the premier provider of movie industry data and research services. The company operates three major services. The Numbers (www.the-numbers.com) web site provides box office and video sales tracking, and is one of the 50 most popular movie web sites, as ranked by Alexa.com. OpusData, a data service, provides full access to the company’s database of over 20,000 movies, nearly 100,000 people, daily and weekend domestic and international box office tracking, weekly DVD and Blu-ray sales tracking for over 3,000 titles, and extensive metadata to help with in-depth data analytical work. Nash Information Services, LLC’S research services include comp analysis and international sales projections for feature films, and analysis of the financial performance of films, production companies, film libraries, and filmmakers. Mr. Nash devised The Numbers Bankability Index, which uses sophisticated analysis to estimate the value brought to the industry by over 90,000 people, including actors and actresses, directors, producers, screenwriters, composers and other creative talent. Mr. Nash founded the company in 1997, and has grown it to serve approximately 1,000 clients, from the major studios and multi-billion dollar production companies to first-time independent filmmakers. He provides regular commentary and analysis for media outlets, including the L.A. Times, the New York Times, Variety, the Wall Street Journal, 60 Minutes, Al Jazeera America and CBS News. His work is featured in the New York Times bestselling book, Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think.


Marty Shindler, CEO, The Shindler Perspective: a husband and wife management consulting team that provides a unique blend of hands on management roles, strong educational credentials and many years of professional service work to companies all along the entertainment and entertainment technology food chain. Their backgrounds include Big 4 consulting/CPA firm experience, top 5 business graduate school with work experience at, 20th Century Fox, MGM, Lucasfilm/Industrial Light & Magic, Kodak's Cinesite and Bank of America The types of projects include business and strategic planning, operational reviews, market assessments, research & analysis and consulting on trends in the various market segments in which they are involved, with special attention paid to the anticipated impact on the professional and consumer marketplaces. These include content production and distribution, digital storage, production tax incentives, digital cinema and its transition, film and digital image acquisition, 3D stereoscopic imaging, computer animation and sophisticated software tools. Visit our website at iShindler.com for more information. Follow us on Twitter @MartyShindler.

Claudio Ludovisi, NBC Entertainment Marketing & Digital; Claudio Ludovisi is the SVP of Operational Strategy, responsible for operational efficiency across all platforms online and offline for the Marketing and Digital arms of NBC Entertainment. With over 20 years expertise in strategy, general management, and marketing, Claudio has held both direct P&L management and senior staff roles in world class Entertainment and Consumer Products companies.   His passion is building teams, new capabilities, streamlining operations and integrating organizational “siloes” to build thriving, brand-driven businesses. Prior to his role at NBC Entertainment, Ludovisi held senior executive roles as VP of operations for IMAX Filmed Entertainment, VP of Business Development for Corporate Marketing at Warner Bros. Studios and VP of Warner Bros. Consumer Products Licensing in Latin America.   Before that, Mr. Ludovisi worked for Booz