3502 Watt Way
Los Angeles, California 90089-0281

Join USC for a *free* event focusing on the role that new technologies play in the entertainment industry.

Scott Kirsner, author of a new book, "Inventing the Movies," will open the evening by taking us on an illustrated spin through Hollywood's tech history, from the days of Thomas Edison and the Warner brothers to the era of YouTube and the iPod.

Kirsner's presentation will be followed by a panel discussion addressing new directions for the entertainment industry... including digital 3-D movies, Internet content, self-distributed indie films, and jaw-dropping VFX technologies.

The panel will feature:

    - Steve Schklair, CEO, 3ality Digital Systems

    - Evan and Gregg Spiridellis, Co-founders, JibJab Media

    - Cliff Plumer, CEO, Digital Domain

    - Brian J. Terwilliger, CEO, Terwilliger Productions and producer/director of "One Six Right"

Following the formal program, there will be time to network and meet the speakers.

Event begins 5 PM on Thursday, Feb. 19th. It's free, but please RSVP at:


Info on venue and directions are here.

This event is produced by USC Annenberg, USC Stevens Institute for Innovation, and the Entertainment Technology Center @ USC.

Official Website: http://annenberg.usc.edu/Events/2009/090219_InnovHollywood.aspx

Added by skirsner on February 5, 2009

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