Digital Entertainment World Announces First Keynote Speakers UTA CEO-Founding Partner Jeremy Zimmer, EA COO Peter Moore and NBCU's Rick Cotton, Senior Counselor for IP Protection, to Headline February Event

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Entertainment World (DEW), the global event marketplace for digital executives focused on the entire ecosystem of digital content creation to monetization, today announced its first three keynote speakers for the inaugural three-day conference with the selection of Electronic Arts COO Peter Moore, UTA CEO / Co-Founder Jeremy Zimmer and Rick Cotton, NBC Universal's lead IP protection counselor.

These three visionaries will be among the headliners from across the digital ecosystem appearing at the new three-day conference set for February 18-20, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

Moore, Zimmer and Cotton join a growing list of industry leaders from top digital entertainment brands participating in the event, including Netflix, Twitter, YouTube, Yahoo!, Ogilvy, Xbox, Playstation, OMD, ABC, CBS, NBCU, Roc Nation, Electus, American Express, Rovi, CAA, Hearst, CNN, Disney, HFA, Manatt, ESPN, Machinima, Maker Studios, Warner Bros. and IDG Ventures, among others. Two additional keynote sessions will be announced shortly.

"We are thrilled that DEW has attracted the amazing caliber of C-Level talent that has committed to speak at our inaugural event," said Ned Sherman, CEO of Digital Media Wire, Co-Creator (with IDG World Expo CEO Mary Dolaher) and Advisory Board Chair of DEW.  "Peter, Jeremy and Rick are among the most respected and knowledgeable executives in their respective industries. They are on the forefront in terms of contributing to the content/technology relationships that are providing consumers with the most engaging, interactive and entertaining content in history."

Moore will speak on February 20 and will be interviewed by Michael D. Gallagher, president and CEO of the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the trade association representing U.S. computer and video game publishers.

Cotton and Zimmer are slated to headline the afternoon keynote sessions, respectively, on Tuesday, February 18, and Wednesday, February 19, when video/TV/film and digital publishing will be explored.

Zimmer is Chief Executive Officer and a founding partner of premier global talent and literary agency United Talent Agency, where he also sits on the firm's six-member board of directors.  Zimmer oversees more than 130 agents and over 350 employees in Beverly Hills and New York who collectively represent many of the world's most widely-known, award-winning artists working in all current and emerging areas of entertainment, including motion pictures, television, digital media, video games, music, books and touring. See See full Jeremy Zimmer bio

Cotton was named Senior Counselor for IP Protection, NBC Universal, in September 2013. In this role, he oversees the development of the company's antipiracy policy positions and initiatives, and works closely with the anti-piracy teams at NBCUniversal and Comcast.  Since January 2007, Cotton has also served as Chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce cross-sector Coalition Against Counterfeiting and Piracy (CACP), which represents over 500 companies and associations that have come together to fight the vital economic battle against counterfeiting and piracy. See full Rick Cotton bio

Moore's keynote appearance will kick off the video game related sessions on Thursday, February 20. The Electronic Arts COO oversees EA's global marketing organization, consisting of product marketing, acquisition and digital marketing, global advertising and marketing analytics, all of which reaches and connects with consumer audiences worldwide. With more than 30 years of experience in gaming, entertainment and consumer products, Moore serves as an expert on strategic leadership for all global operations. Prior to joining EA, he was Corporate VP of the Interactive Entertainment Business of Microsoft Corp. See full Peter Moore bio

Michael D. Gallagher is president and CEO of the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the trade association representing U.S. computer and video game publishers. Gallagher joined ESA in 2007. Under his leadership, ESA engages in activities that demonstrate the influence of entertainment software on areas of daily life such as education, health and the workplace. He frequently appears as the public face of the industry and regularly serves as an expert resource for major media outlets. For additional information, please visit http://www.theesa.com/about/leadership.asp. See full Michael D. Gallagher bio

DEW is expected to attract more than 1,000 marketing and digital executives at leading media, entertainment and digital brands, including many of the major broadcast and cable networks, movie studios, music labels, game publishers, advertising agencies, news, magazine and book publishers, digital distribution networks and device manufacturers. It will offer 100+ sessions over the three-day conference.

The complete list of DEW speakers to date can be viewed here. The DEW agenda can be viewed here.

Digital Entertainment World, a unique event focused on monetizing digital content, is the must attend B2B event and marketplace for global media and technology executives who want to evaluate the digital media landscape. This three-day event brings together leading industry executives from games, music, video, and publishing -- the entire digital content ecosystem. DEW is the place where content creators and owners, enabling technology providers, digital distributors and device manufacturers will connect to create the infrastructure and technology partnerships necessary to monetize digital content.  For more information, please visit www.DEWExpo.com.

IDG World Expo (www.idgworldexpo.com) is an award-winning producer of tradeshows and events for professionals and consumers seeking world-class education, strategic business relationships, and access to industry-leading products and services. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Macworld / iWorld, the MacIT® Conference, the Electronic Entertainment Expo® (E3®), Anime Expo®, The Game Marketing Summit, FutureM, BET Experience at L.A. Live, Enterprise MobileNext (mNext), Macworld Mobile, and Digital Entertainment World. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

Digital Media Wire (www.dmwmedia.com) produces engaging and informative B2B conferences and events in four media verticals: video, games, publishing and music. DMW's portfolio includes: Future of Television, Future of Film, Digital Music Forum, LA Games Conference, NY Games Conference, Disruptive Media Conference and Digital Media Conference. Participants include entrepreneurs and senior decision-makers at leading media, entertainment and technology companies, investment bankers, venture capitalists, advertisers, educators, policy-makers and legal professionals. DMW has one of the largest and most engaged and senior-level communities in the digital media industry.  

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