The Digital Hollywood Experience

The Digital Hollywood Experience

 

Anna Prosser Robinson creates and curates original content for online broadcast as Programming Manager of Twitch, the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers. Anna came to Twitch as a producer via the acquisition of GoodGame Agency, previously known as Evil Geniuses, which she joined in 2011 when the company was a nascent professional gaming team. Inspired by her experiences as the only woman in the office and gaming communities at large, she co-founded Misscliks, a live-streaming network and online community dedicated to "uplifting geeks and gamers" by providing exposure to women role models. Anna is perhaps most often recognized publicly as an on-camera personality specializing in gaming and esports content, recently hosting PAX East on Twitch and “Heroes of the Dorm” on ESPN. In her free time, Anna role plays as a cast member of multiple live-streamed Dungeons & Dragons shows, and broadcasts on her own Twitch channel under the username, AnnaProsser.

 

Karen Morgan is the Co founder and Creative Director of the Soma Fashion Network. She specializes in creating original luxury fashion programming for Broadcast, Virtual Reality and Social Media. She is the host and producer of Inside Fashion a show profiling the hottest models, designers and celebrities today. Inside Fashion takes you front and center into the world of fashion, films and runway shows. Episodes feature Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Karlie Kloss, Karl Lagerfeld, Channel, Gucci, Prada and more. Karen’s extensive experience in design, production and content creation put her at the forefront of original content showcasing premium luxury brands. Learn More at www.SomaFashionNetwork.com

 

CARYN WARD ROSS Actress/Producer Caryn Ward Ross portrayed Erica Harrison, a feisty and out-°©_spoken NFL wife on four seasons BET's comedy series “THE GAME.” Caryn's other television credits include co-°©_starring and recurring roles on HBO's ” Entourage”, “Lincoln Heights”, “The Shield”, “Friends” and “General Hospital”. Some of her feature film credits include “Motives” (Sony) opposite Vivica A. Fox and Shemar Moore and the romantic comedy, “He's Mine Not Yours” for Image Entertainment. Currently, Caryn is co-°©_producing and starring in the provocative noir drama, THE AFFAIR written and directed by filmmaker husband Craig Ross Jr. The Ross' are shooting the entire feature on the iphone 5 using only natural light, and plan to make digital filmmaking history by creating the first ever smart-°©_phone feature solely with existing light that is capable of being projected into a movie theater screen without loss of quality. A teaser for the film can be viewed at www.theaffair-°©_themovie.com. A professionally trained dancer, Caryn studied at the acclaimed Alvin Ailey Dance Center in New York City. She's danced with Janet Jackson, Usher, Arsenio Hall, Rosie Perez, and Jasmine Guy. Please visit www.CarynWardRoss.com for the latest news.

 

Kylie Sparks had her professional debut at 16 as the star in IFC Films' "Pizza," alongside Ethan Embry, Julie Hagerty, Judah Friedlander, and many notable others.  Since then, she's guest-starred and recurred on such television series as "Complete Savages," "Desperate Housewives," "Bones," "Melissa & Joey," "Greek," and "ER," and a plethora of other series, including an upcoming spot on FOX's new show "Weird Loners." Kylie is also starring in the upcoming comedy indie "Mr. Intangibles," and has been part of many staged readings, including Darren Stein's "GBF" at Outfest Screenwriters Lab.  Kylie has also made her mark in the digital world, starring in the hit webseries "Squaresville," which has been featured in Entertainment Weekly, Variety, USA Today, and IndieWire among numerous other publications and won four IAWTV awards (including Best Comedy Series and Best Ensemble Cast as well as a Best Actress in a Comedy nomination for Kylie).  Kylie has also been in numerous digital series and sketches because of "Squaresville," including the recent Wing Girls sketch "If Girls Were Like Guys on Valentine's Day," which garnered 2 Million views over multiple platforms.  On the set of Squaresville, Kylie met her creative partner, Tiffany Ariany, and the two created, produced, and starred in the cult web parody "LA GIRLS," the 'west coast companion' to HBO's GIRLS.  "LA GIRLS" was an official selection at the Hollyweb and LA Webseries Festivals, was featured in Variety as a "hot spoof" with IFC's Spoils of Babylon, and also was featured in HelloGiggles (next to Tina Fey's SNL GIRLS spoof), IndieWire, Tubefilter, and Comedy TV is Dead, which named Kylie a "Woman to Watch" in Comedy.  Kylie is an alumna of the University of Southern California's School of Theatre, a pug rescue volunteer, and the mom to a pug named Scarlett and a corgi-pug-mutt named Pie.  Her favorite things in the world are brunch, SoulCycle, and Bradley Cooper.

 

Kim Rosen is the Head of Development at Astronauts Wanted, a next gen content studio and joint venture between Judy McGrath, former Chairperson and CEO of MTV Networks, and Sony Music Entertainment. In this role, Rosen oversees development of original series and films for the company’s growing roster of properties that live across multiple platforms. Rosen was most recently Vice President, Feature Film & Digital Development for Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci’s Secret Hideout Productions (formerly K/O Paper Products) before joining Astronauts Wanted in May 2016. There she helped develop blockbuster titles such as Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, Now You See Me, Transformers 2, Enders Game, and the Monster Universe franchise. Rosen is also credited with starting the production company’s digital division during her tenure at Secret Hideout.  Prior to Secret Hideout, Rosen served in the office of CAA President Richard Lovett. Her career in entertainment began in public relations where she worked as a Senior Account Executive at Bender/Helper Impact and Director of Worldwide Publicity at the former First Look Studios.

 

Karen Morgan is the Co founder and Creative Director of the Soma Fashion Network. She specializes in creating original luxury fashion programming for Broadcast, Virtual Reality and Social Media. She is the host and producer of Inside Fashion a show profiling the hottest models, designers and celebrities today. Inside Fashion takes you front and center into the world of fashion, films and runway shows. Episodes feature Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Karlie Kloss, Karl Lagerfeld, Channel, Gucci, Prada and more. Karen’s extensive experience in design, production and content creation put her at the forefront of original content showcasing premium luxury brands. Learn More at www.SomaFashionNetwork.com

 

Perrin Kaplan, Principal, Zebra Partners: Perrin is a marketing strategist with a diverse background in consumer entertainment marketing, politics and journalism. She drives strategic planning, corporate positioning, public policy and viral marketing efforts and is well entrenched in the gaming world. Prior to founding Zebra, Perrin was VP of Marketing and Corporate Affairs for Nintendo and oversaw many aspects of the internationally recognized marketing and public relations programs, including public affairs, investor relations and community relations. She also served as VP for The Rockey Company, a public relations firm; was in journalism with KING Broadcasting, Seattle’s NBC affiliate; and managed political communications for the state capitol and White House campaigns. Perrin has deep connections across traditional and citizen media and knows how to spark a viral fire that encourages an ongoing stream of impact to our client’s bottom-line.

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Track III:  Haas Conference Center, Room 171

Women & Original Content: From Internet Video and Advertising to TV, Games and Film

Kim Rosen, Head of Development, Astronauts Wanted

Anna Prosser Robinson, Programming Manager, Twitch

Marlene Sharp, Producer, TV Series, Sonic, Sega of America

Kylie Sparks, actor/producer, “Squaresville"

Caryn Ward Ross, Actress (BET's The Game and He's Mine Not Yours)

Karen Morgan, Co-Founder/Creative Director, Soma Fashion Network

Perrin Kaplan, Principal, Zebra Partners, Moderator

 

Marlene Sharp, Producer, TV Series, Sonic, Sega of America: Marlene Sharp is a creative and business-savvy entertainment multi-hyphenate who hails from New Orleans and works in Burbank, CA. At present, she is gainfully employed as Producer, Multi-media at Sega of America. As the freelance LA Animation Examiner, she analyzes cartoons on the big screen, on the small screen, and under the microscope. Please read her musings at www.examiner.com/animation-in-los-angeles/marlene-sharp