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Hollywood Comedy Shorts Panel and Cocktail Reception

  • IgnitedSpaces 7080 Hollywood Blvd #1100 Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States (map)

Hollywood Comedy Shorts Fireside Chat & Cocktail Reception: 


 Monetizing Premium Short Form Comedy Content in the Ever-Expanding Digital Ecosystem

Saturday April 16, 2016

4pm-7pm followed by Cocktails.

Location: IgnitedSpaces  

 7080 Hollywood Blvd #1100, Los Angeles, CA 90028


+ Screenplay Semi-Finalists are announced below!


Vice President, Digital Media
Bunim/Murray Productions

Kesila is an award-winning creative executive with over 10 years of experience in digital media and talent management. 

After working as a production support at Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher and as a talent manager at The Core she landed at Bunim/Murray Productions. As the Vice President of Bunim/Murray Productions Digital Media Kesila is responsible for the production and distribution of cutting-edge original digital content.


Co-Founder BigCob Productions
USA's Sirens, Go90's Now We're Talking

Kevin Bigley is from the Sacramento area and attended DePaul University in Chicago for his BFA. Since moving to Los Angeles in 2010 he and his wife, Kate Cobb, along with his writing partner, Ryan Collins, co-founded the production company BigCob Productions. Focusing on producing sketch comedy, working almost exclusively with FunnyOrDie, they’ve managed to write and produce over fifteen sketches and short films garnering more than half a million in views. As an actor Kevin played a series lead on the USA Network comedy Sirens(produced by Denis Leary and Bob Fisher), which ran for two seasons. He has also had the tremendous opportunity to work on pilots with Greg Daniels (Friday Night Dinner - NBC) and Vince Vaughn (Firsts - Fox). Along with other tv and film credits which would bore you to tears. He recently completed shooting on the new Go90 digital series Now We’re Talking written and produced by Tug Coker and Tommy Dewey, which will be released this Summer. He is repped by the Gersh Agency in both Acting and TV Lit.



Vice President, Digital Video
Adaptive Studios

Brittany Turner is the Vice President of Digital Video at Adaptive Studios, a cutting-edge media company with a focus on reimagining high-quality abandoned IP into exciting and fresh new formats. In 2014, Adaptive Studios partnered with Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Miramax and HBO to revive Project Greenlight.  

Brittany produced the Project Greenlight digital director contest in partnership with Facebook; the feature film from the winning director will premiere on HBO in November. She is currently working on digital initiatives for several projects, including an Adaptive-produced feature film (reimagined from a YA novel), various premium web series concepts, and other book-to-film/TV conversions. Prior to joining Adaptive, Brittany worked at Maker Studios in women’s lifestyle verticals The Moms View and The Platform, and lent her comedic voice as community manager to the Nacho Punch channel (over a million subscribers on YouTube). As social coordinator for The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2012, she oversaw social media for the show’s millions of fans on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.


Business Development
Daily Motion USA

Galen D’Attilio is the Global MCN Business Development rep at Dailymotion, a video platform with creator, publisher, video tech, and content hosting solutions.  He comes from Emerson and obtained a MBA from University of Iowa’s Tippie School with 10 years of digital content experience working for the likes of Sony Pictures, JibJab, MTV, IGN, and Maker Studios.  He has managed video ad products for, and executed OTT distribution, content acquisition, and DSP agreements from platforms like Xbox, Hulu and YouTube to publishers like CBS Interactive, Red Bull Media House, and Jukin Media.


SVP of Development
Blue Ribbon Content, Warner Brothers

As SVP of Development at Blue Ribbon Content, Zoe Friedman oversees development and production of comedy series at Warner Bros. new short-form digital studio. Friedman is also responsible for growing BRC’s experimental programming, recruiting new creative talent, and establishing relationships with production partners.

She previously spent 10 years with Comedy Central, ultimately as a VP Development on each coast for the cable network. Friedman also is a co-founder and executive producer of Comedy Gives Back, the philanthropic group backed by many in comedy circles.



Kevin Winston (@kevinwinston) is the founder of Digital LA, the LA-based networking group of professionals in digital entertainment (movies, TV, web series, music, games, VFX), start-ups, social media, marketing, and advertising, reaching more than 60,000 members via its newsletter, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn groups., @DigitalLA. 
Kevin is also founder of Silicon Beach Fest, the first and largest tech, startup and entertainment conference in LA. The fest brings together LA's accelerators, startups and Hollywood digital entertainment. The fest attracts more than 2,000 attendees with a multi-day fest in the summer, and a one-day event in the fall. Silicon Beach Fest has been covered by Forbes, TechCrunch, PandoDaily, LA Times, and other national and local press.


Canine Interuptus by Tom See
Claus vs. Hollywood by Alicia Lomas-Gross & Steve D'Arcangelo
Down to Earth by John Newton
FunBuddy by Darren Swanson
Love in the time of Zombies by Darren Swanson
Riley by Tracey Maye
Rolling the Problems Away by Parker Brennon
The End by Kelly Karam
Thursdays with Adolf by Keith Planit
Zombie Games by Emily Thorne


Earlier Event: April 16
2:30pm: Spoof Comedy
Later Event: April 16
5:00pm: Alternative Comedy