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Silicon Beach @ USC

Tutor Campus Center | University of Southern California | Sept. 18th, 2013

 Your Future is Here.

Tech Startups. Mobile Apps. Digital Devices. Streaming Entertainment.

Innovation in the technology and entertainment sectors has created unprecedented opportunity in Southern California – are you prepared? Silicon Beach @ USC will feature game-changers and thought leaders from Hollywood studios, technology startups, and academia. We will also recognize the next generation of innovators as we award over $50,000 to participants in the USC Silicon Beach Awards venture competition.This event is your chance to learn from, and connect with, the people who will shape your future. Please join us!


Albert Cheng, Executive Vice President & Chief Product Officer, Digital

Media, Disney/ABC Television Group

Dorinda Marticorena, Senior Vice President, WW Marketing & New

Technology, Home Video & Digital Distribution, Warner Brothers

Hamet Watt, Co-founder & Chairman, MoviePass

Jimmy Liu, CEO, Gymflow

Rajiv Maheswaran, CEO, SecondSpectrum

Jens Windau, CEO, AIO Robotics

Ric Whitney, Head of VOD/EST, Intel Media

Andrew Stalbow, Executive VP, Strategic Partnerships, Rovio

David Watson, Director of Product Innovation, Kids, Netflix

Gerry Tellis, Director, USC Center for Global Innovation, and author of: “Unrelenting Innovation.”


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ETC@USC moves offices into The Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts

The Entertainment Technology Center@USC is now located at Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts, 3131 S. Figueroa Street.  The move, completed on July 1, 2013, embeds the ETC offices, meeting and lab space inside the School of Cinematic Arts’ recently renovated state-of-the-art digital media production center located one block from the main campus and a short walk to the School of Cinematic Arts complex.  In addition to ETC, the new location also houses an extensive virtual production lab, green screen and production stage space, screening rooms, and an IMAX large format lab, scheduled to open later this year.

“Physical proximity of ETC to both the resources of the main campus and closer integration with students, faculty and research in the School of Cinematic Arts advances the original vision of the ETC articulated by George Lucas to bring technology and entertainment visionaries together to collaborate on the future of entertainment technology,” said Kenneth Williams, Executive Director and CEO of ETC. “One of the great benefits of the ETC to our members and sponsors is the access we have to the institution of USC.”

These resources combined with a modern, flexible physical layout provide an ideal facility in service to ETC’s sponsors, members and its role as a neutral convener and accelerator for entertainment technology and commerce through research, publications, events, collaborative projects and shared exploratory labs and demonstrations.

The move comes as the ETC embarks on several high profile projects, most notably Content in the Cloud, to develop guidelines and accelerate innovation and adoption of next-gen cloud-based content creation, production, and distribution tools and processes, and Ultra High Definition, to explore future high resolution technology and impact on acquisition, production, distribution and consumption.

The new address and phone numbers are:

Entertainment Technology Center@USC

3131 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90089-7756

Main: 213.821.6166

Fax:   213.821.6165



ETC provides additional references and offers these resources for further information and detail.

– ETC Digital Feedback Session. Coming Soon

– CEA Outlook: Trends to Watch.
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