TheGrill 2013: The Convergence
Dates: Sep 23 – 24, 2013
Location: Los Angeles, California
At a time of unprecedented change and shifting business models, TheGrill is the only high level forum for discussing the transformational forces in our changing entertainment industry under the auspices of knowledgeable journalists who care a whole lot – that’s TheWrap.com.
The entertainment industry is hungry for thought leadership. The conversation about where and how entertainment will meet the challenge of the digital age must be centered in Hollywood, right at the top of the pyramid — with you.
In that spirit, TheGrill brings together the most innovative thinkers and commanding voices at the intersection of entertainment, media, and technology. We’ll examine the future of the entertainment industry as the digital age continues to transform the way content is created, distributed and consumed.
If like us, you believe that the entertainment industry must remain a vital force in the economy and world society — you can’t miss it!
- TheGrill features innovative thinkers and commanding voices at the intersection of entertainment, media and technology.
- TheGrill is the first content-centric conference of its kind, featuring influential and innovative leaders in media, entertainment and technology.
- A full day and a half of hard hitting and intimate conversations moderated by top-level journalists—and fueled by Q&A with conference attendees.
- A high-level forum for discussing the transformational forces in the rapidly evolving entertainment industry.
- Panelists and conference advisors are leading figures on the cusp of technological change.
The trends in entertainment are clear and moving fast in 2013.
Quality content – backed by brands, increasingly embraced by Hollywood – is flooding the online space, sparking the latest revolution in the entertainment economy: multichannel networks.
Technology companies from Netflix to Amazon to Microsoft to Hulu are creating original content with established Hollywood talent, a trend that will only grow with Netflix’s slew of Emmy nominations.
And crowdfunding has taken a quantum leap from being a hobby to a legitimate form of funding for risk-taking talent from Zach Braff to Rob Thomas to James Franco.
The opportunities and conflicts raised by all these changes will be the subject of this year’s Grill:
- Is YouTube an ecosystem that will revitalize filmed entertainment? Is it a sustainable model?
- What are the implications of MCNs for traditional television networks?
- How will the latest form of crowdfunding – selling actual shares in entertainment – impact independent movie production?
- Will the unbundling of cable networks continue, and will Aereo – the online antenna-based service – keep winning court challenges by television networks?
- Who are the most important innovators leading Hollywood toward tomorrow’s successful business models?
- Can any company challenge the streaming lead held by Netflix?
Come meet the leaders, the deciders and the disrupters at this year’s Grill!