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Institute for Entertainment, Media, Sports, and Culture to Host Webinar on Emerging Technologies During Pandemic

August 26, 2020  | 1 min read

Institute for Entertainment, Media, Sports, and Culture - Pepperdine UniversityAs part of the Navigating an Uncertain Future in Entertainment, Media, and Sports series, the Institute for Entertainment, Media, Sports, and Culture at Pepperdine University will host the online webinar ‚ÄúNavigating an Uncertain Future in Digital Media: Emerging Technologies‚ÄĚ on Thursday, August 27, at 1 PM PDT. The free live Zoom chat will feature Sharon Kopp, an early-stage investment executive and chief business officer at PTK Capital, and Leah Keith, an accomplished writer and producer of live-action and animated content for entertainment distributors, including Harpo Films, Netflix, Disney Channel, and BET. They will discuss how COVID-19 has accelerated the adoption of emerging technologies and immersive entertainment, including virtual production, 3D video and experiences, games, and eSports. Curtis Augspurger, the executive in charge of production at Category41, a leading creator of experiential entertainment, will moderate the discussion.

Kopp is an attorney with more than twenty years of experience in digital and new media startups, content creation and distribution, and general operations and management. She is the cofounder and chief operating officer at Category41, a global experience company created by PTK Capital. 

Keith has written screenplays and teleplays for Harpo Films, Netflix, Disney Channel, the BET Networks and the Lifetime Networks, and is currently serving as a writing executive producer of the upcoming Julie and the Phantoms, an original series for Netflix.

Augspurger is a leading experiential producer integrating emerging technology into new media. Having built cutting-edge animation studios and producing films for Disney, Fox, Warner Bros., and Sony, he continues to push the boundaries of digital visualization in new media and experiential entertainment. 

For additional information about this event, and to register to attend, visit the Institute for Entertainment, Media, Sports, and Culture website.