Connect LA is February 17th 2016

CONNECT LA 2016 is February 17th at the London West Hollywood where movers and shakers in the scripted, reality, digital advertising and children’s entertainment will meet for a one day conference. Headliners include top senior staff from Lionsgate, Twitter, Eone, Fullscreen, TBS, Warner Bros. and more.


CONNECT LA 2016 will bring together the industry’s leaders in scripted, reality, digital advertising and children’s entertainment. This year’s sessions will examine topics affecting the entertainment industry climate including: the Monetization Conundrum, addressing viable financing models outside of subscriptions. CONNECT LA 2016 will also highlight New Buyers-State of the Union-examining who are the new digital storytellers that are making compelling content for digital audiences, as well as who are the new digital buyers.



Presented by the Banff World Media Festival, Content Industry CONNECT LA is a playbook for how to build a storytelling business in an ever-changing global landscape and the only gathering in Los Angeles where real deals get done. 

Today, the organizers behind CONNECT LA 2016 are unveiling the featured speakers for this year’s event, the list includes such industry heavy hitters as: Fred Graver, TV, Creative Lead Twitter, Carrie Stein, EVP, Global Productions, Entertainment One (eOne), JC Cangilla, SVP, Business Development, New Form Digital, and Mickey Meyer, co-founder, JASH, Jason Kwong, Head of Content Licensing & Acquisitions, Fullscreen, and Daniel Tibbets, Chief Content Officer, Machinima.  

One of the most popular sessions during the event is CONNECT where attendees have the opportunity to discuss their series and content ideas with the most powerful decision makers in entertainment. Participating companies for this year’s 10 minute face-to-face sessions include: TBS, Warner Bros., E! Entertainment Television, Discovery Communications, Fox Television, Funny Or Die, Kin Community, YouTube, AMC & Sundance TV, and Freemantle.


Commented Robert Montgomery, CEO of organizer Achilles Media, 

“As our industry continues to constantly evolve with new streaming services, platforms and new buyers, great storytelling remains a critical element in the battle for viewership and revenue. We are proud to unite the most important minds of the industry with the 2016 edition of Content Industry CONNECT LA at the London on February 17. This event is also great preview ahead of our annual Banff World Media Festival conference in June. CONNECT LA has grown to become an important staple where the sharpest minds can knowledge share, meet powerful storytellers and make deals that will have real impact for decades to come in this business.” 

CONNECT LA 2016 will sell out. For additional details and tickets, visit http://contentconnectla.com. 2016 partners include CAA, Lionsgate, Brightcove, and Junkin Media. Production HUB and Women and Film and TV Vancouver are community partners. 

About Content Industry CONNECT LA

Presented annually by the Banff World Media Festival, Content Industry CONNECT LA is an exclusive marketplace established to connect producers, broadcasters, distributors, content creators, and executives across the film, television, advertising, and digital media industries.  The CONNECT LA program will feature visionary keynotes, thought leader discussions, deep dive sessions, curated face-to-face meetings, and top level networking opportunities.


For 36 years the BANFF World Media Festival has brought together the top leaders from the evolving media landscape to the heart of the Canadian Rockies for a totally unique experience. The festival began as an intimate space where unparalleled access and cutting edge insight could combine to forge relationships, launch new business and aid the ambitious members of a dynamic industry in reaching their goals. Now attracting over 150 Development Executives and wide-ranging cross section of TV and digital media pros from around the world, BANFF is the ideal place to make new contacts, find production partners and green-light new projects.