The Digital Hollywood Experience

The Digital Hollywood Experience


Jason Henderson is the Senior Manager, Contracts, Video Entertainment and Marketing, for Dish Network, focusing on consumer applications to transform interactive television. Previously he ran the iTV Apps platform for Verizon FiOS TV, with responsibility for new Gaming, Music, and TV Everywhere projects. His popular podcast “Castle of Horror” features interviews and discussion panels of best-selling writers and artists from all genres. Alex Van Helsing, his popular young adult series from HarperCollins, was named by the Texas Library Association to the 2011 Lone Star Reading List, a list of the top 20 new books for young readers. He also writes for games and comics. Henderson earned his BA from University of Dallas in 1993 and his JD from Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C., in 1996. Henderson lives in Colorado with his wife and two daughters.


Adrian Sexton is Managing Partner at BANKABL, a media & technology IP accelerator for diversity. He has headed digital creative and business at three media companies – Endemol Shine Group, Lionsgate Entertainment and Participant Media – as well as founding two media strategy agencies, TAG Strategic and New Medici, managing such diverse clients as Sony Pictures, Ogilvy, Qualcomm, Vevo, 20th Century Fox, General Assembly, Universal Pictures, Groupon, the Producers Guild of America, the CBC and the Australian Government. He oversaw digital strategy and marketing on Academy Award-winning films Crash, Monster’s Ball, An Inconvenient Truth, The Cove and Palme d’Or winner Fahrenheit 9/11, as well as the SAW and Tyler Perry franchises. Adrian launched multiple premium digital content networks: ICON with Michelle Phan, SMASHER Esports with tentpole series Legends of Gaming, Participant Media’s TakePart social action network and BMW Films’ The Hire digital cinema series. He has helped raise and manage over $1.3 billion in media investments for entertainment companies and developed BANKABL, an incubator and investment platform for diversity. Adrian delivered the inaugural Opening Forum digital keynote at the 60th Anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival, keynotes at X|Media|Lab in Auckland and Amsterdam, Intel’s Viiv launch in Tokyo and with Forrester Research in São Paulo. He won a Clio for interactive marketing, was named a Backstage Digital All-Star by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), and a British Airways / Harvard Business Review Face of Opportunity entrepreneurialism award. He is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and, in addition, was a program director for the Producers Guild of America.


Erin Scanlon, US Audit Media & Entertainment Leader, Deloitte & Touche LLP: Erin Scanlon is the U.S. managing partner of the Media & Entertainment Audit practice of Deloitte & Touche LLP. She has nearly 30 years of experience and has led audit engagements for several of the firm’s largest media and entertainment clients. Erin is on the Board of Directors for the Deloitte Foundation and is a member of Deloitte’s National Pro Bono Committee. She is a frequent speaker on women’s issues, and serves as the treasurer of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City and as a member of Women in Cable Telecommunications. Erin received her MBA from Columbia Business School and her bachelor’s degree in accountancy from Villanova University.


Darcy Antonellis, Chief Executive Officer, Vubiquity: Ms. Antonellis serves as VUBIQUITY’s Chief Executive Officer, a position she’s held since January 2014. VUBIQUITY, a privately held media and entertainment company, is the largest global provider of premium content managed services and technical solutions servicing clients in 39 Countries that reach more than 105 million households and in numerous local languages. As a B2B2C company, VUBIQUITY works closely with both content owners and service providers to enable anytime, anywhere access to content. With direct content licensing capability and technology platforms, VUBIQUITY helps its customers connect to and monetize opportunity in the areas of video-on-demand, subscription services, Electronic Sell-Through, linear content delivery, TV Everywhere, advanced advertising, and data services. Prior to joining VUBIQUITY, Antonellis served as President, Technical Operations and CTO at Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., a post she held since January 2008 along with several senior management roles throughout a 15 year tenure at the Studio. In this role, she influenced and directed Warner Bros.’ technology strategy and vision to leverage growth and new business opportunities often associated with advancements in media and entertainment-related product and service innovations. Before joining Warner Bros., she worked for CBS in a number of lead management roles that encompassed responsibilities for the Network’s operations in New York for the CBS News Bureau in Washington, D.C., which included assignments in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait during the Gulf War. She is a veteran of three Olympics for CBS Sports, a three-time Emmy winner for technical production and engineering and is also a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. As a multinational Patents holder, she has served on advisory boards of technology companies and universities. She is a Class II Director on the Board of Cinemark (NYSE: CNK). She is also a board member of the Global Advisory Council for the professional Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), providing counseling on new media and technology. A recipient of a number of industry-related awards, some include Home Media Magazine’s Digital Drivers 2015 List, Broadcasting and Cable’s Technology Leadership Award, Video Business’ Women Elite, The Hollywood Reporter’s Digital Power 50 List, the inaugural recipient of the NAB TVNewsCheck Women in Technology Leadership Award, Cablefax Most Powerful Women in Cable and India’s NASSCOM Innovator Leader Award. Darcy holds an MBA with concentration in finance from Fordham University and honors for work in the field of electrical engineering from her undergraduate alma mater, Temple University.


Adam Cunningham began his career as a Hollywood talent manager, working with  A-list talent just as digital industries began challenging traditional business models and content monetization. Seeing this, he started consulting for numerous entertainment entities and creating a number of IP solutions to these problems. This led to him founding the agency 87AM, a full-service digital agency focused on the entertainment, arts and culture industries. 87AM became part of the Allied Integrated Marketing family in 2011. As Founder and President of 87AM, Adam oversees all digital activities across the agency’s 24 offices. 87AM works with many of the globe’s iconic brands, including STARZ, The Walt Disney Company, Showtime, ABC, Paramount, Universal, The Venetian, The Palazzo, Palms Casino Resort, Blue Man Group, Wolfgang Puck Worldwide, and many more. Adam divides his time between Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas and Maine, and is an active Paley Center Media Council member, James Beard member, board member of various cultural institutions, and all around fan of golden retrievers, Emerson, plaid and bourbon.


Michael Goodman, Director, Digital Media Strategies, is an accomplished analyst with nearly 20 years’ experience providing critical market intelligence and strategic direction to executives navigating an increasingly complex, connected world. Michael Goodman provides clients with strategic insight on the evolution of digital media for the Strategy Analytics Digital Media Strategies Service (DMS), which assists companies in adapting to the changes occurring in the distribution, consumption and monetization of video, music, and games. Key areas of research include OTT video, video games, advertising, and digital music.  Prior to joining Strategy Analytics, Goodman founded Nexus Research Group, a research and consulting firm focused on the intersection of technology, media, and communications. Prior to that, Goodman was VP, Global Research Operations at Kantar Retail, where he managed retail analysts across multiple practice areas including Food, Drug, Mass, Value Discounters, Home Improvement and Digital. Goodman also, served as Senior Director, Research & Analytics at Mercury Media where he provided strategic vision, planning, and actionable recommendations for all areas of performance-based advertising. Prior to Mercury Media, Goodman spent nine years at the Yankee Group and held several positions at Nielsen Media Research (now known as The Nielsen Company).  Goodman holds a BS in Business Administration, with a concentration in Marketing, from Boston University.


John Bishop, Chief Technology Officer of the Media Business Unit, Akamai: John Bishop is recognized as a digital media industry expert with over fifteen years of experience in broadcast and service provider markets related to digital media technologies.  John has delivered market defining solutions, strategic partnerships and core innovation that drives higher quality, increased automation, greater capacity and further monetization potential of media. Currently John is the Chief Technology Office for Akamai’s Media Business Unit and holds responsibility for innovation and market acceleration.  Prior to joining Akamai Mr. Bishop was the leader of Cisco’s media business in the content and service provider markets. Prior to leading Cisco’s media business led center of excellence and strategic partnership roles in the video practice within Cisco. John joined Cisco in 2011 through the successful acquisition of Inlet Technologies where John was a co-founder. Under John’s leadership and vision Inlet achieved it’s crowning accomplishment its market-leading support for adaptive bitrate (ABR) technology, which redefined the online video experience, making it accessible and enjoyable to all viewers, regardless of their bandwidth. He is frequently featured as a speaker and expert panelist on topics ranging from video and new media technologies to business and technology ecosystems at numerous worldwide events including multiple DV Expo, Digital Hollywood, International Broadcasting Convention (IBC), National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), and Streaming Media conferences. Prior to joining Inlet, John served as the Director of Business Development and Product Management for Osprey Technologies (acquired by ViewCast Corporation). There, he identified and developed key market partnerships and opportunities resulting in multiple consecutive revenue growth quarters. Prior to Osprey, John spent three years at IBM where he served as a product engineer with IBM's Aptiva PC Division. John has served on numerous media related board of directors and advisory boards.  Most recently John was a lead advisor for Digitalsmiths in their sale to Tivo and mDialog in their sale to Google.



Thursday, January 5th, 2017

9 - 10 AM

Session I – DH13

LVCC, North Hall, Room N262

Internet TV, The Disruption: Programming Everywhere

Netflix, Amazon and YouTube have officially altered the television experience.  HDMI and the internet have broken the barrier of the cable bundle.  In this panel we will explore the options ranging from a la carte viewing to premium bundles.

Darcy Antonellis, Chief Executive Officer, Vubiquity

Jason Henderson, Senior Manager, Contracts, DISH Network

Adam Cunningham, founder and president, 87AM

Michael Goodman, Director, Digital Media Strategies, Strategy Analytics

John Bishop, Chief Technology Officer of the Media Business Unit, Akamai

Adrian Sexton, Managing Partner, BANKABL

Erin Scanlon, US Audit Leader, Media & Entertainment, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Moderator