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Navigating an Uncertain Future in Entertainment, Media, and Sports

Navigating an Uncertain Future in Entertainment, Media, and Sports - Pepperdine University

As COVID-19 spread around the globe and began disrupting every facet of the economy, the Institute of Entertainment, Media, Sports, and Culture hosted a series of conversations with executives from across the media and entertainment sector to explore how efforts to slow the spread of the disease were impacting the industry. Discussions covered everything from how social distancing and stay at home orders have transformed the industry to what students, alumni, and industry executives can do to best prepare for the roles of the future.


 

Navigating an Uncertain Future in Digital Media - Emerging Technologies 

August 2020

 

IEMSC: Navigating an Uncertain Future in Digital Media - Emerging Technologies

This live Zoom webinar featured Sharon Kopp, a seasoned IP/media attorney and strategic business advisor with PTK Capital, Leah Keith, an accomplished writer and producer of live-action and animated content, and Curtis Augspurger, the Executive in Charge of Production for Category41, a leading creator of experiential entertainment.

Attendees got to listen in on a discussion about how COVID-19 has accelerated the adoption of emerging technologies and immersive entertainment, including virtual production, 3D video and experiences, games, and eSports.

The demo from this event is not included in this recording because the technology is unavailable to the public.

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Navigation an Uncertain Future in Content Distribution

July 2020

 

IEMSC: Navigating an Uncertain Future in Content Distribution

This live Zoom webinar featured entertainment and media industry insiders Angela Northington, a seasoned film and television executive, and Rebecca Warfield, a top artist manager and tech entrepreneur.

Attendees heard firsthand from these executives how the COVID-19 lockdown accelerated the consumption of music, film, and television on social media and streaming services and what they were projecting for the future.

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Navigating an Uncertain Future in Media - Truth in News

June 2020

  

Attendees heard firsthand from these industry leaders how current events are transforming the media industry and what they are projecting for the future.This live Zoom webinar featured Theresa de los Santos, Emmy award-winning television news producer and associate professor of communications at Pepperdine University, and Rand Waltzman, deputy chief technology officer at RAND Corporation, Cristel Russell, a leading researcher at the intersection of entertainment and marketing and professor of marketing at Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, and Keith Montgomery, a next generation technology specialist.

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Navigating an Uncertain Future in Live Events

May 2020

 

IEMSC: Navigating an Uncertain Future in Live Events

The live Zoom webinar featured Leigh Steinberg, chairman and CEO of Steinberg Sports & Entertainment, and Valarie Benning Thompson, a veteran live-event producer, in discussion about how COVID-19 has impacted the world of live sports and events.

Attendees listened in on an engaging discussion with these industry leaders about the current state of the live event market, how social distancing has transformed the industry and what they are projecting for the future.

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Navigating an Uncertain Future in Entertainment, Media, and Sports - Legal Issues

April 2020

Hosted by the Pepperdine Institute for Entertainment, Media, Sports, and Culture, the Entertainment Law & Intellectual Property Section (ELIPS) of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), and the Sports Lawyers Association (SLA).