650 California Street, Suite 2500
San Francisco, California 94108

The Berlin Business Development Corporation and GABA-CA Media & Entertainment Industry Group invite you to a presentation of:

New Trends in Media Distribution
Technology Changes the Way Media is being Distributed Via the Internet and other Channels.


6:00 - 6:45 pm Registration and Networking
645 - 8:00 pm Program
8:00 - 8:30 pm Networking Reception


Goetz Weber, Founder and CEO, InDPlay, Inc.
Goetz founded InDPlay, an online, independent media (film) directory and global licensing and rights management platform. IndPlay, is an Internet based commercial platform that allows independent film makers to promote their films and rights for sale or distribution. IndPlay’s investors include Eric Schmidt and William Hearst III.

Irina Slutsky, Host of Geek Entertainment TV and Technology Journalist
Irina Slutsky is the Host of Geek Entertainment Television, a technology journalist and online video producer at Podtech.net, working with Robert Scoble

Jon Lech Johansen, Software Developer and Entrepreneur
Jon, a world renowned software developer, is known as “DVD Jon” for reverse engineering the DVD encryption scheme in the late 90s. In 2003, he released an open source implementation of FairPlay, Apple's DRM format. Jon is currently at DoubleTwist Ventures, a software company specializing in digital media interoperability.

Alexander Koelpin, Head of Business Unit Media, ICT & Creative Industries, Berlin Business Development
Alexander oversees and assists with all entertainment and media related direct investments in Berlin, the new media and entertainment hotbed of Germany.


Liz Gannes of GigaOM.com.
GigaOM.com is a Technorati ranked Top 50 online news and weblog published by GigaOmniMedia, Inc., a San Franciso-based company


The distribution of content from music, movies, books over the Internet as well as live shows are no longer limited to big media outlets. New media forms emerge and with this also new production models, new distribution channels and new ways to tell stories. At the same time film, video and music industries still try to figure out digital rights management models that secure copyrights without making the content unusable for consumption. New technologies and media models emerge unencumbered from these issues - a new medium with a new message, fully comfortable in a digital world.

The panel will cover issues ranging from technology to digital content as well as investment and legal issues. The evening will provide insights for anyone working in the field as producer, engineer, investor or service provider.

In ensure that your media & technology questions are addressed, please share specific questions you may have for the panel with us before the event. You can reach the Co-Chairs of the Media and Entertainment Industry Group Achim W. Hoelzle, Esq. of FeldbergPacific Law Group at ahoelzle"at"feldbergpacific.com or Florian Brody, Director of Marketing Communications of Yousendit, Inc. at brody"at"yousendit.com.

Don't miss this opportunity to share invaluable knowledge, learn key strategies for success, and benefit from a unique networking experience.

Complimentary warm and cold appetizers, fruits, soft drinks, beer and wine will be served.

Cost: $20 Members; $40 Non-Members; $50 at the door


Please RSVP to [email protected].

Official Website: http://www.gaba-network.org/index.php?option=com_events&task=view_detail&agid=138&year=2006&month=09&day=19&Itemid=116

Added by planspark on September 7, 2006


irina slutsky

lol, i was gonna post this cuz i'm one of the "experts" yay for me