Join Us at Digital Hollywood for a panel on Influencing Diversity in the Media! Not everyone you’re trying to reach is the same. Every fan, every consumer, and even every bystander enjoys different content, spends time on different platforms, and has different expectations for messaging. So how can you reach such a diverse audience through marketing and media? To be as diverse as the audience itself, we’ll speak with representatives from across the entertainment industry including Theatre, Music, Movies, TV, and Streaming.
Together, we’ll get a better look at how to find, grow, and maintain your audience. Find out more here.
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Lisa Margolis is the former Senior Vice President Chief Music Counsel & Business Affairs for Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. She started her music career as a freelance photographer, shooting the iconic photo that became the cover of Rod Stewart’s Every Picture Tells a Story album. Lisa’s work is featured in the CD booklet for Hippo Records’ Ten Years After compilation album, as well as the Rhino Records Big Star boxed set. Her photographs have been published in Mojo, Billboard, Rolling Stone, New York Daily News, Creem, Crawdaddy and Zoo World. Lisa carried her passion for music into her legal career. In her position at Warner Bros., she worked on numerous gold and platinum soundtrack album projects such as City of Angels, The Bodyguard, Singles, Space Jam, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, the Great Gatsby and Suicide Squad. Lisa served on the Board of Governors of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Recording Academy for four years, and has shared her expertise by teaching classes on film/TV music and music contract law at UCLA Extension. Lisa supports such charitable organizations as The City of Hope and has served on The City of Hope’s Executive Committee for the Music and Entertainment Industry Chapter and the Board of Directors for the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation.
Tema L Staig – Executive Director, Women In Media. Ms. Staig has been running Women In Media since 2010. The organization encourages gender balance in film and entertainment industries by providing networking, professional development, and advocacy for above and below the line women and women identifying people. She is best known for creating the #WiMCrewList – a searchable database of women above and below the line. Ms. Staig is a Production Designer and Art Director with a background in Scenic Art. She has Art Directed and Production Designed numerous features, commercials, and shorts (“Kissing Jessica Stein”, “Happy Hour”, and “Battlefield America”) as well as commercials and music videos. This summer she executive produced three short films under the Women In Media CAMERAderie Initiative.
De Ivett – CEO, Founder, 5D Spectrum: With over 25 years in advertising, graphic design, interactive media, software development and programming, De brings her creative and technical talents to lead the 5D Spectrum team. De is a first-place winner of the Los Angeles Advertising Women Achievement Award for interactive communications. As founder of 5D Spectrum, De has worked with many well-known brands including Red Bull, Kodak, Intel, Microsoft, USHE, Sony, and Live Nation in addition to her work with technology startups using blockchain and artificial intelligence. As an arts education advocate by day and bass player by night, De is dedicated to helping children receive quality music and arts education through in-school and after-school enrichment programs. De is a CTE (Career Technical Education) teacher for web design in the Burbank Unified School District at the high school level as well as a published curriculum writer for the State of California. A well-respected voice in the industry, she has served as a technology and branding panelist for several industry conferences.
Irina Shames, Chief Revenue Officer, Obsesh: Irina is a multilingual Business Developer and Strategist who is on a mission to help businesses thrive. As a driven innovator and lifelong learner, she firmly believes in the infinite power of knowledge and its pivotal role in progress. Originally from Uzbekistan, Irina lived in Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States (New York & LA), but her work took her to many different corners of the world. For the last two decades, Irina has spearheaded a multitude of revenue-driving business strategies, media sales, and start-up growth initiatives. Throughout her career, she has been integral to both domestic and international multiplatform revenue growth for multiple prominent global media companies, such as MTV, CNN, Viacom, Lionsgate, WPP, Kevin Hart’s (LOL) digital platform, as well as took emerging startups to market. Irina is responsible for creating and developing key business growth strategies, entertainment partnerships, strategic collaborations, and growing new business and brand solutions opportunities. She is equally passionate about educating. She serves as an Instructor for a Digital Media and Entrepreneurship course at UCLA. She also provides mentorship to start-ups, leads women mentorship initiative and is a Speaker at an array of events and conferences.
Katheryne KTEE Thomas, Filmmaker and CEO, In Ohm Entertainment: A graduate of the Academy of Art University with a MFA in Motion Pictures and Television, Katheryne aka KTEE has amassed a vast portfolio of work including “The Principle” (Documentary), “The End Of Quantum Reality” (Documentary – In Theaters Jan 2020), “She’s Too Fat” (Web Series) and the upcoming “A Crazy Thought” (Docuseries). She has over 15 years in mass media integration, as a new media content producer, and brand/promotions manager. KTEE served as the production manager for the UPN affiliate (now the CW) in South Georgia and since 2011 has been the Owner / CEO of In Ohm Entertainment, a multimedia company specializing in film production, brand promotions which has produced numerous Music Videos, Documentary Films, Docu-Series, Web Series and Events for companies such as: MTV, VH1, Fox, Fuse, Interscope, Universal, Capitol Records, and Warner Bros. She also produces and Co-Hosts Fat TV a weekly vlog & TV Show that highlights marginalized voices.