The Digital Hollywood Experience

The Digital Hollywood Experience

 

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Track III: Herscher Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 202

Women & Original Content: From Internet Video and Advertising to TV, Games and Film

Audrey Povar, Development Producer, Digital Media Management, WhoHaha (co-owned by Elizabeth Banks)

Karinna Karsten, CEO, Love TV

Katharina Baron Kowalewski, Founder & Owner, Netwok KO

Sally Jones, Digital Editorial Director, Trusted Media Brands, Inc.

Marlene Sharp, Producer, TV Series, Sonic, Sega of America

Kylie Sparks, actor/producer, “Squaresville"

Ellie Shoja, Head of Production, Embold Media, LLC.

Perrin Kaplan, Principal, Zebra Partners, Moderator

 

Sally Jones, Digital Editorial Director, Trusted Media Brands, Inc.: Sally is an award-winning digital content strategist who specializes in data-driven content. An entrepreneurial thinker with editorial chops, she has a history of excellence, creating products that delight and inspire audiences for blue chip brands, including Disney, Hearst, Time Inc., and Meredith, as well as startups like The Knot and YourTango in roles ranging from editor to COO. She’s currently

serving as Digital Editorial Director at Trusted Media Brands, Inc., formerly known as the Reader’s Digest Association, whose Haven Home Network is ranked #1 in the home category and reaches over 30 million monthly unique visitors. Sally is an alumna of Columbia University.

 

Karinna Karsten is the Founder and CEO of LOVE TV www.LOVETV.co a new digital media entertainment brand that has been called a sister to VICE. Karinna is also the founder of Sacredlove.com,  an internationally respected relationship expert, media personality, as well as an executive producer of Netflix classic, Sacred Love-Making. She brings credibility and a vast depth of knowledge on the subjects of Love, Sex and Intimacy.

 

Audrey Povar is a Development Producer at WhoHaha - a female-driven digital content property co-founded by Elizabeth Banks to shine a spotlight on funny women. Audrey oversees the development of scripted and non-scripted content for WhoHaha's digital platforms, as well as collaborations with television networks, studios, and consumer brands. Recent projects include the first-ever web series for Cosmopolitan, Temporary, sponsored by Sparkling Ice, and a 5-part series of promotional videos in partnership with Universal Pictures to promote the December release of Pitch Perfect 3. Previously, she produced eight seasons of NBC's The Voice and worked under the executive producer to support overall deal development and the selling of content to Universal Television. During Audrey's four years with the show, the team won three Emmys for Best Reality Competition Series.

 

Marlene Sharp, Producer, TV Series, Sonic, Sega of America: Marlene Sharp is a creative and business-savvy entertainment multi-hyphenate who hails from New Orleans and works in Burbank, CA. At present, she is gainfully employed as Producer, Multi-media at Sega of America. As the freelance LA Animation Examiner, she analyzes cartoons on the big screen, on the small screen, and under the microscope. Please read her musings at www.examiner.com/animation-in-los-angeles/marlene-sharp

 

Ellie Shoja is an award-winning writer, producer, and podcast host. She is Head of Production at Embold Media, a full-service production company located in Los Angeles, California, where she oversees the creation of compelling, sharable content that help brands bring products to new markets, raise investment funds, and stand out from their competition. As the Host of the Web Series MD Podcast on iTunes, she explores the breadth of internet videos though interviews with content creators. Ellie is also Co-Founder of Peace Unleashed, a social movement dedicated to demystifying meditation and helping individuals achieve internal peace. The free meditation courses created by Peace Unleashed are among the highest rated on the popular meditation app Insight Timer.

 

KATHARINA BARON KOWALEWSKI IS THE OWNER OF NETWORK KO  AND  AN AWARD WINNING PRODUCER & DIRECTOR.  SHE HAS WORKED FOR CLIENTS SUCH AS MERCEDES-BENZ, SWAROVSKI, VW, SMART, STYLEBOP, INTERVIEW MAGAZINE, OYSTER, VOGUE OR SOHO HOUSE AS A CREATIVE DIRECTOR, EDITOR IN CHIEF, WRITER, PRESENTER, PRODUCER, BRAND AMBASSADOR AND FILMMAKER. KATHARINA ALSO STARRED IN THE MOVIE JOY DE V ALONGSIDE CLAUDIA CARDINALE AND THE FRENCH MOVIE ARLETTY WITH LAETITIA CASTA. SHE STUDIED WITH JACK WALTZER AND SUSAN BATSON FROM THE ACTOR'S STUDIO. KATHARINA HAS DIRECTED & WRITTEN A NUMBER OF SHORT FILMS THAT HAVE BEEN FEATURED AT CANNES, HOFER FILMFESTSPIELE AND ROME INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL. SHE WAS RECENTLY CREATIVE DIRECTOR AND FASHION EDITOR FOR SWAROVSKI MAGAZINE AND THE FACE OF THE GERMAN AND FRENCH CRYSTAL BLOG - SWAROVSKI’S BRAND BLOG THAT CONSISTS OF A VAST NETWORK OF HIGH-PROFILE  CONTRIBUTORS. KATHARINA HOLDS A MBA IN BUSINESS AND COMMUNICATION AND HAS STUDIED AT THE CELSA SORBONNE IN PARIS AND FU BERLIN. HER THESIS PRIME-TIME FOR SCIENCE WAS PUBLISHED WITH SPRINGER RESEARCH. BEING FLUENT IN ENGLISH, FRENCH, GERMAN, POLISH AND SPANISH AND HAVING LIVED IN BERLIN, LONDON. PARIS,  SHE HAS DEVELOPPED AN INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER TALENTS IN THE ART, FASHION. AND FILM WORLDS. KATHARINA LIVES AND WORKS BETWEEN NEW YORK AND LOS ANGELES.

 

Kylie Sparks had her professional debut at 16 as the star in IFC Films' "Pizza," alongside Ethan Embry, Julie Hagerty, Judah Friedlander, and many notable others.  Since then, she's guest-starred and recurred on such television series as "Complete Savages," "Desperate Housewives," "Bones," "Melissa & Joey," "Greek," and "ER," and a plethora of other series, including an upcoming spot on FOX's new show "Weird Loners." Kylie is also starring in the upcoming comedy indie "Mr. Intangibles," and has been part of many staged readings, including Darren Stein's "GBF" at Outfest Screenwriters Lab.  Kylie has also made her mark in the digital world, starring in the hit webseries "Squaresville," which has been featured in Entertainment Weekly, Variety, USA Today, and IndieWire among numerous other publications and won four IAWTV awards (including Best Comedy Series and Best Ensemble Cast as well as a Best Actress in a Comedy nomination for Kylie).  Kylie has also been in numerous digital series and sketches because of "Squaresville," including the recent Wing Girls sketch "If Girls Were Like Guys on Valentine's Day," which garnered 2 Million views over multiple platforms.  On the set of Squaresville, Kylie met her creative partner, Tiffany Ariany, and the two created, produced, and starred in the cult web parody "LA GIRLS," the 'west coast companion' to HBO's GIRLS.  "LA GIRLS" was an official selection at the Hollyweb and LA Webseries Festivals, was featured in Variety as a "hot spoof" with IFC's Spoils of Babylon, and also was featured in HelloGiggles (next to Tina Fey's SNL GIRLS spoof), IndieWire, Tubefilter, and Comedy TV is Dead, which named Kylie a "Woman to Watch" in Comedy.  Kylie is an alumna of the University of Southern California's School of Theatre, a pug rescue volunteer, and the mom to a pug named Scarlett and a corgi-pug-mutt named Pie.  Her favorite things in the world are brunch, SoulCycle, and Bradley Cooper.

 

Perrin Kaplan, Principal, Zebra Partners: Perrin is a marketing strategist with a diverse background in consumer entertainment marketing, politics and journalism. She drives strategic planning, corporate positioning, public policy and viral marketing efforts and is well entrenched in the gaming world. Prior to founding Zebra, Perrin was VP of Marketing and Corporate Affairs for Nintendo and oversaw many aspects of the internationally recognized marketing and public relations programs, including public affairs, investor relations and community relations. She also served as VP for The Rockey Company, a public relations firm; was in journalism with KING Broadcasting, Seattle’s NBC affiliate; and managed political communications for the state capitol and White House campaigns. Perrin has deep connections across traditional and citizen media and knows how to spark a viral fire that encourages an ongoing stream of impact to our client’s bottom-line.