The Digital Hollywood Experience

The Digital Hollywood Experience

 

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

3:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Track II: Herscher Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 305

Content Rights, Licensing and Technology Solutions in Media and Entertainment: Implementation of Technology Strategies

Robin Wilson, Director, RW TV

Tamerlin Godley, Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson

Graham M Oakes, CEO, Media Science International, Chairman - Digital Watermarking Alliance

Joe Moschella, Head of Business and Legal Affairs, Jukin Media

Denise Muyco, co-founder and CEO, StratusCore

Rajan “Raj” Samtani, Founder and Vice President of Business Development, Tengence LLC, Moderator

 

Tamerlin Godley is a litigation partner with Munger, Tolles & Olson. She excels at handling complex business litigation disputes and specializes in entertainment litigation and advising. She serves as counsel to the major studios, networks, recording companies and music publishers, including Turner Broadcasting, Cartoon Network, Warner Bros., Sony Pictures and Warner Music Group, along with many other entertainment related entities. In 2016, Ms. Godley obtained summary judgment in a trademark and copyright action for the popular Life is Beautiful music festival and in 2017, she won a victory on

demurrer for various Warner Bros. entities in an idea theft case relating to the popular daytime talk show “The Real.” Ms. Godley has been recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA. In 2012, she received a California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year Award for her representation of Warner Bros. in its highly publicized dispute with Charlie Sheen. Ms. Godley is passionately committed to giving back to the community. She led the pro bono team that obtained a preliminary injunction in January 2016 blocking implementation of Nevada’s sweeping voucher law, which risked diversion of more than $200 million from the public schools. In July 2016, Ms. Godley successfully argued before the Nevada Supreme Court, against well-known Supreme Court advocate Paul Clement, to permanently keep the law from going into effect.

 

Denise Muyco, Co-Founder and CEO, StratusCore: Denise Muyco is co-founder and CEO of StratusCore, a content production technology company that is moving digital content production into the cloud. Denise has nearly 20 years of experience in the film industry as a serial entrepreneur. She founded StratusCore in 2011 to enable artists and content producers to take advantage of emerging cloud technology to streamline the content creation process and make it more cost effective for artists and studios alike. Previously, Denise founded OneView Technologies (acquired by HP Enterprise) which offered software to manage rights for films played on airplanes, cable networks and on-demand hotel services. In the late '90's she was the head of product management for AtomFilms (acquired by Viacom) where she helped produce some of the first internet-exclusive films and animations. Denise has a Bachelor of Arts in political economics, as well as a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington. Denise is a Board Member of the Motion Picture Production Industry Association and collaborates directly with industry guilds and associations.

 

Joe Moschella, Head of Business and Legal Affairs, Jukin Media: Joe is Jukin Media's head of business and legal affairs, and manages Jukin's legal matters, business deals, and corporate operational issues. He is a former general counsel to a children’s electronics manufacturer and media company, former senior counsel to a theatrical distribution company, and has a history of working with high-growth enterprises to maximize value and minimize risk. He has a BA in Political Science and a JD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an MBA from Cornell University’s Johnson School, where he was a Park Fellow

 

Robin Wilson, Director, RW TV: As the former VP of Business Development at NAGRA, Robin Wilson’s responsibilities include ensuring that the company’s current and future solutions are developed and applied whenever new opportunities or markets arise. Robin has over 25 years of international broadcast technology experience in companies that include BBC, NBC, RCA, DiviCom, Grass Valley and Modulus Video where he has held various marketing, engineering, management and founding positions. Robin’s technical expertise encompasses compressed video (MPEG-2, MPEG-4), content distribution (satellite, cable, IPTV, OTT,OVP, broadband), content security (DRM, CAS) and user interfaces. He recently had the opportunity to participate in government relations and lobbying on regulatory matters affecting digital TV, OTT and broadband. Robin has participated in and presented at many industry organizations including SMPTE, EBU, IBC, ATIS, and IEEE. He is also a member of NATAS, the group charged with investigating and selecting EMMY award recipients for innovative TV technology, and of the FCC advisory committee on Downloadable Security for US operators (DSTAC). Robin graduated with a BSc. degree in Applied Physics (EE) from Dundee University, Scotland, and holds a watermarking patent. NAGRA is the digital TV division of the Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) and a pioneer in pay-TV technology. NAGRA solutions include DRM, Conditional Access, Digital Media Security, User Interfaces for Tablets, SmartTVs, Set Top Boxes for operators using MPEG-4, HEVC, Streaming Media, OTT, IPTV, Cable, Satellite, Mobile TV & VOD.

 

Graham Oakes, CEO, Media Science International, Ezee Studios, Chairman, Digital Watermarking Alliance: Graham heads strategy and business development at Media Science International and serves as Chairman of the Board of the Digital Watermarking Alliance. Under his leadership, MSI has become the leading supplier of watermark and copy protection to the recording industry and was named the exclusive watermark registration agent for the Recording Industry Association of America. MSI tracks over 44 million unique assets, providing unprecedented distribution control and business intelligence. Graham has over 30 years experience in media. Capitalizing on his experience and successes, Graham and MSI are now leading the way for comprehensive video identification and tracking—including watermarking tools for Blu-ray publishing, high-definition streaming, and digital delivery.

 

Rajan “Raj” Samtani is the Founder and Vice President of Business Development for Tengence LLC, a boutique advisory firm focused on Content Protection and Content ID technologies. Raj also provides independent strategy and business development consulting as a Senior Advisor to MarkAny, Inc. a leading provider of Watermarking technology based in Korea. Raj has more than 16 years of senior business development, IP Licensing and strategic technology experience in DRM, CAS, content security and digital content identification and holds several patents in DRM and Digital Watermarking. Raj started his career at REAL Software Systems, the leading application vendor for business rights and royalties in entertainment, media, and publishing. He spent 6 years at ContentGuard in the early days of DRM, orchestrating the adoption of rights management and rights language technology and standards for content owners, operators and device manufacturers.  Subsequently, Raj was Senior Director, Business Development at Digimarc Corp., where he was responsible for intellectual property licensing, market development and building strategic partnerships for Digital Watermarking in the audio/visual industries. After having spent a year and half in Business Development at Huawei, a leading Chinese a leading Chinese Telecommunications Technology company, Raj joined Peer Media Technologies, Inc. a leading anti - piracy services firm as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In addition to holding senior sales, marketing and business development roles, Raj has been a frequent featured speaker, panelist and moderator at several industry events such as Digital Hollywood, ICOTEC, Copyright & Technology, Jupiter DRM, Jupiter PlugIn, IMS Research, Building Blocks, Cyberposium at HBS and Music 2.0 among others.