Former Maker Studios CEO Danny Zappin to Deliver Keynote at Entertainment Technology Expo

Web Entertainment Pioneer to discuss the future of content creation and distribution in a world where there is no "business as usual."

Nov 01, 2013, 13:24 ET from Createasphere

BURBANK, Calif., Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Danny Zappin, co-founder and former CEO of the pioneering YouTube network Maker Studios, will deliver the keynote address at Createasphere's 13th Annual Entertainment Technology Expo (ETE). Entitled Wake Up!! There Is No "Business As Usual," the session will be moderated by Benny Luo, founder of the influential web entertainment site NewMediaRockstars. It's scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on November 7th in Theatre 1 at the ETE host site, the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel in Burbank, California.

In a provocative and eye-opening session, Zappin and Luo will discuss the explosive growth in broadband and over-the-top content and its game-changing implications for content creators. Drawing on their personal experiences at the frontier of online content, the two visionary leaders will offer their perspectives on the current state of the industry, where it's headed, and what they're doing to capitalize on today's emerging opportunities. It's a session no one who hopes to succeed in the brave new world of digital content will want to miss.

"For those involved in creating and distributing content, the old ways of doing business no longer hold," says Kristin Petrovich Kennedy, president of Createasphere, ETE's sponsor. "Danny's keynote will reveal what's new and what's coming very quickly in television and cinema. It's meant to be a wake-up call, but it will also empower attendees by showing them how they can thrive in a future that is already taking shape."

ETE is the West Coast's premiere exposition for content creators, featuring technology demonstrations from more than 50 leading software and hardware developers, as well as a packed lineup of workshops, master classes, panel discussions and speakers, featuring the best and brightest minds from all corners of the entertainment world.

Other highlights include:

Dailies and Post, On-Set vs. Facility: Can't We All Just Get Along?
An all-star panel tackles one of the most significant issues in production today. Decisions related to dailies—how they are processed, where and by whom—can significantly impact the course of production and post-production. Cinematographer Doug Emmett (Paranormal Activity 4, Bachelorette), DIT Duck Grossberg (Life of Pi, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) and Leandro Marini, founder of Local Hero Post (Pitch Perfect, The Haunting in Connecticut 2) discuss dailies workflows employed in their recent projects and share their views on best practices in pre-production, on the set and in post.

November 6th, Theater 1, 5:00pm–5:45pm
Panelists Doug Emmett, Duck Grossberg, Leandro Marini
Moderator: Lance Holte, Senior Director of Post Production, Bandito Brothers

How'd You Get That Shot@?! 
In the 4th annual installment of one of ETE's most popular features, members of the Society of Camera Operators reveal secrets behind amazing shots that defy description and bend reality. It's an hour jam-packed with tips, techniques and back stories that will sharpen the craft of anyone who aspires to work behind the lens.

November 6th, Theater 1, 3:45pm-4:45pm
Panelists: Colin Anderson, SOC; Eric Fletcher, SOC; Alicia Robbins, SOC
Moderator: Mark August, SOC 


The 13th Annual Entertainment Technology Expo


November 6-7, 2013

Event Hours:

Wednesday, Nov 6: 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Thursday, Nov 7: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Evening Reception:

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 5:30pm-7:00pm


Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel

2500 North Hollywood Way

Burbank, California 91505


About Createasphere
Createasphere is the premier business development partner for technology enabled entertainment, marketing, and communications organizations. We advance careers and technologies by connecting world-class professionals globally online and in person. 

Createasphere was founded in 2001, and over the past decade has grown into a global company that in 2011 produced seventeen events over three continents as well as five websites. Createasphere became part of Diversified Business Communications in 2008, and now drives their entertainment, media, technology strategies and properties division. Currently, Createasphere produces the Entertainment Technology Expos in Los Angeles; the Digital Asset Management Conference in New York, Los Angeles, and Europe; The DAMMY Awards in New York; the Executive Marketplaces for Houses of Worship in Los Angeles and Chicago; Post Production Master Classes in New York and Los Angeles, the Digital Process Workflow Lab and the online news and content portals, and

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