The Digital Hollywood Experience

The Digital Hollywood Experience

 

directed the Digital Media Incubator at KPMG LLP, which developed about two-dozen digital media companies. The companies Ms. Danilovic helped develop received institutional funding from KPCB, Sequoia Capital, Hummer-Winblad, Constellation Partners, Softbank, North Star Ventures, HP, and Intel.   Ms. Danilovic headed business development for Peter Guber’s Mandalay Entertainment and was on the management team of the venture fund at Sony Pictures Entertainment, investing in media companies worldwide. Ms. Danilovic also worked for Michael Milken’s Knowledge Exchange and at the Twentieth Century Fox International Television Group. She serves on the Board of Directors of C3, the Arts and Media Node of the Millennium Project, served on the Board of Directors of the Producers’ Guild of America, and is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.   She previously served on the Board of Directors of Tim Draper’s Zone Club and was a member of former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan's Digital Coast Roundtable. Mariana earned a Masters in Business Administration from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA, and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, with a Minor in Biomedical Engineering from University of California, San Diego.

 

Ron Miller, co-founder and CEO, StartEngine: Ronald D. Miller is an entrepreneur’s entrepreneur having visualized, founded built and sold five companies through management buyouts, private equity firms, private investors and public markets. Ron’s success has been publicly recognized as a four time Inc. 500/5000 Award recipient and as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year Award Finalist. As a Venture Partner, Ron brings his deep expertise as a leader and operator at many companies which he has taken to exit. He is especially passionate about cause-based entrepreneurship and holds the trademark for "Doing Well by Doing Good."

 

Jillian Sidoti Esq. Crowdfunding Lawyers: Jillian Sidoti, Esq. is one of the country’s leading experts on crowdfunding. Her firm, CrowdfundingLawyers.net, focuses on securities transactions with an emphasis on servicing the small business and entrepreneurs providing PPM’s, Regulation A filings, and small public offerings. Prior to her legal career, Jillian owned and operated a record label enabling her to tour worldwide with artists.  Jillian has taught Finance and Accounting for the BS and MBA programs at the University of Redlands. Jillian is the author of The Crowdfunding Myth which debunks the multiple myths surrounding crowdfunding and teaches the reader how to effectively crowdfund their securities offering.  Trowbridge Sidoti LLP (CrowdfundingLawyers.net) is a boutique law firm whose area of practice includes setting up Syndications, Private Placement Offerings, Private Equity Funds, and Joint Ventures for real estate ventures and small business startups. Trowbridge Sidoti LLP's legal services include preparation of Private Placement Memorandums (PPMs) and investor Subscription Agreements, selecting the appropriate securities exemption, formation and structuring of legal entities, and drafting investor agreements such as limited liability company (LLC) Operating Agreements or Private Loan Documents. We prepare and file the securities notices with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and state securities agencies required to qualify for a securities exemption from registration. The firm’s clients range from seasoned and sophisticated commercial real estate investors and brokers to individuals raising Private Money from family and friends for their first deal or new business. Many of their first-time syndication clients have gone on to do multiple Private Securities Offerings. Trowbridge Sidoti assists clients with federal securities offerings in all 50 states.

 

Gene Massey is the Chairman/CEO of MediaShares.com, a company holding an issued U.S. Patent for a new and innovative method of Crowdfunding that enables any company to sell its stock on its own Website or Facebook page. Known as the "Social Media IPO," MediaShares' Crowdfunding methodology can be used in any company's IPO and is fully-compliant with SEC rules that now make it possible to advertise and market a company's stock through social media and even sell to non-accredited investors. MediaShares uses Direct Registration, a process that enables companies that already have online fans, customers, or affinity groups to use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and others to get the funding they need by selling their shares directly to their online communities. This process is known as 'Crowdfunding." MediaShares' subsidiary, CinemaShares.com, is an innovative film financing company that uses this methodology for building massive online communities around movies. CinemaShares licenses its U.S. patented platform to film production companies who sell single shares of stock to online movie fans and offer a DVD or digital download as a stock dividend. In addition to his expertise in securities, Gene Massey is also known as an Internet Marketing Consultant, with extensive experience in Social Media Marketing and the Branding of Retail products online. In the past Gene has owned and operated a Los Angeles-based advertising and marketing company. From 1990 to 1997 Gene worked personally with Ely Callaway, Chairman/CEO of Callaway Golf, creating over four hundred television commercials that introduced and promoted the "Big Bertha" line of golf clubs. During the period of time that Gene worked with Callaway, their total sales increased from $21 million in 1990 to $843 million in 1997.

 

Joshua Sessler, Partner, Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP: Joshua Sessler‘s practice is at the intersection of digital media, entertainment and technology. He has over 14 years of experience advising entrepreneurs, investors, content owners and companies in the full range of corporate, intellectual property and internet technology legal matters. He represents a broad range of creative individuals and companies who are using new media and technology to create new business paradigms. These include innovators, social media companies, broadband television programmers and producers, app and software developers, financial software companies, website designers and developers, video game developers, mobile content providers, Internet retailers, crowd funding platform companies, digital advertising agencies and design firms as well as investors, performers, filmmakers, authors, journalists, bloggers, designers, print publishers, retail businesses and restaurants.  Josh also has an in-depth corporate background and regularly handles matters such as business formation and structuring, angel/venture capital financing, intellectual property protection, licensing and distribution, social media and user-generated content issues, including online contests and promotions, technology platform agreements, hosting and cloud computing agreements, website terms of use, privacy policies and data protection issues, M&A, joint ventures, executive and employee compensation and stock option programs and a wide range of commercial transactions.

Friday, October 21st, 2016

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM, Ahmanson Hall

Crowdfunding Breakthrough: Access to Capital Meritocracy through Reg A+ -- How is Raising Money from Consumers, Including Non-Accredited Investors Changing the Funding Marketplace

Ron Miller, co-founder and CEO, StartEngine

Gene Massey, Chairman/CEO, MediaShares.com & CinemaShares.com

Jillian Sidoti Esq. Crowdfunding Lawyers

Joshua Sessler, Partner, Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP

Mariana Danilovic, Founder and Managing Director, Hollywood Portfolio, Moderator

Mariana Danilovic, CEO, hollywood portfolio:  Ms. Danilovic is the Founder and CEO of hollywood portfolio, an incubator and accelerator that develops and operates entertainment, digital media, and technology companies. Through hollywood portfolio, Ms. Danilovic launched and helped develop several digital media companies, and served as the President, CEO and Director of ultralivetv, serves on the Board of Directors of reframeit (observer), and the Board of Directors of Emerge Digital.   Ms. Danilovic was the EVP Business Development for NTN Buzztime, Inc. (AMEX:NTN) and Head of Business Development, Content Aggregation and Programming for MediaZone, broadband video company owned by NASPERS/MIH media conglomerate. She also founded and