Last week we held our first Entertainment Summit in Los Angeles CA at the impressive SLS Hotel, following a similar format we launched at our New York Agency Days last fall. This time we brought together 16 First Round Capital portfolio companies who presented and met with over 100 Hollywood technology and media executives, including attendees from:
Movie Studios: 20th Century Fox, Disney,
Paramount, Sony Pictures
Record Labels: Sony, Universal, Warner Bros.
Networks/Media Co’s: CBS and CBS Interactive,
Comcast, Discover, E!, HBO, Variety, Entertainment Weekly
Games: GameStop, IGN, Marvel
Ad Agencies: Endemol, Initiative, DBC Media,
BrandInHand, Moxie Interactive
Mobile and Brands: AT&T, P&G, Kodak
Talent Agencies: CAA, William Morris
Social Networks/Online: News Corp, IAC, MySpace, Fox
Investment Banks: GCASavvian, Jefferies, Montgomery
and Co., Unions Square Advisors, MESA Global
VC’s: Crosscut, Greycroft, SVAngel, GRP Partners,
Rincon, Mailroom Fund
Other: CafePress, JibJab, WhitePages.com,
IMDB and more….
We kicked it off with a keynote from Jason Kilar, CEO of Hulu who got us off to a great start and told us about their history and vision of media in the future, and why their customers call Hulu "a brain-spray of awesome."
We had support from our sponsor MovieLabs, and early feedback of the event has been really positive. It looks like we facilitated some good information sharing and helped build new relationships, and we'll look to do more of the same in the future.