#HSFF at the Hollywood Digital Content Summit TODAY

Wednesday, October 22

“The Digital Hollywood Content Summit" HwdSummit



Afternoon, screenings and evening cocktail reception presented with HollyShorts Film Festival.

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Short Form Content: So Last Decade or Just Getting Started?

Moderator: Amber J. Lawson, Founder, Comedy Gives Back

Jeff Kalligheri, CEO, Waterstone Entertainment and Humans in Space Art Video Challenge with NASA

Jack Davis, CEO of Eli Roth’s The Crypt App (Just launched Vine Talent Search Contest)

Mohit Mahajan,  Founder at 2wayTV / Play Festival Films. (digital mobile platform for iPad, iPhone and TV VOD to distribute & monetize indie films)

Aaton Cohen-Sitt, Jungle Software

Billy Sullivan (Award-winning Filmmaker)



Casting and how to stick out as an actor in the Digital Age.

Presented In Association with the Casting Society of America.


Ivy Isenberg, Ivy Isenberg Casting

Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd, In The Twink Of An Eye Casting

Matthew Lessall, Lessall Casting

Emily Schweber, Emily Schweber Casting

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2:45 PM - 4:30 PM - Marina Vista Room

The Explosion of Short Movies.

Moderator:  Kim Adelman, author of Making it Big in Shorts: The Ultimate Filmmaker’s Guide to Short Films, 2nd Edition and indieWire reporter on short films


Linda Olszewski, VP Global Acquisitions ShortsHD

Director Edoardo Ponti (The Human Voice)

Joey Horvitz, Producer, The Weinstein Company/Lexus Short Films

Stephanie Laing, Producer for Veep, Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals

& Director of the Trouble & the Shadowy Deathblow

Daniel Sol, Co-Founder, Co-Director, HollyShorts Film Festival

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6:00 PM – 8:00 PM - Marina Vista Room

Cocktail Screening and Cocktail Reception courtesy of HollyShorts Film Festival:

Award winning Short Films from the August Festival at the Chinese in Hollywood.

Moderator: Andre Wiggins, Producer, CBS


Satellite Beach: Directed by Luke Wilson and Andrew Wilson. Satellite Beach follows the unique journey of the Endeavour space shuttle as it travels through the streets of Los Angeles to the California Science Center and the fi­nal move of the Atlantis space shuttle to the Kennedy Space Center. Watch as Warren Flowers (Luke Wilson), a devoted and unlikely shuttle manager navigates the missions on his own accord while the citizens, reporters, and officials are perplexed by his involvement.

Trouble & the Shadowy Deathblow: Directed by Stephanie Laing (Producer of Producer for Veep, Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals). The film stars Tony Hale (Arrested Development), Andy Buckley (Bridesmaids), Jean Villepique (I Love You Man), Tim Baltz (Drunk History), Jody Hill (Observe & Report), Chris Addison (In The Loop), Tim Simons (Veep), Ike  Barinholtz (Mindy Project), Frankie Faison (Banshee). No man is an island—but there are always exceptions. Meet Jim Funkle, a once promising food scientist, his career came to an end with one catastrophic failed experiment. Ostracized, unemployed, and middle aged, Jim Funkle was American mediocrity at its best… until he was given the chance to choose otherwise.


The Learning Curve: Starring: Matthew Gray Gubler, Directed By: Phil McCarty. The Learning Curve is a short film adaptation of an essay by David Sedaris, starring Matthew Gray Gubler.


Special sneak preview of the HollyShorts Studios’ New Original productionINFINITY. The epic action adventure web series, which is currently in production stars Raquel Pomplun stars in INFINITY, Jaylen Moore (Hunger Games 2), French superstar Yassine Azzouz, and Kelly Albanese (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8 Motion Comic). The project is Written and Directed by L. Philippe Casseus (Lionsgate’s Freelancers).

Twenty members will get a free ticket - based on first-come - first served

To enter, send an email that includes your:

Name, Title, Affiliation and Email - all on one line

and EMAIL back to:


and be sure write “HollyShorts Comp Pass ” in the subject line.

Digital Hollywood Fall

The Date: October 20-23

The Location: The Ritz Carlton Hotel, Marina del Rey