Want to learn more about the Leadership Development Foundation & its mission?
Career and leadership development presentations delivered by successful executives, leaders and subject matter experts
Informal interactive sessions between conference attendees and industry executives
mentorship networking sessions providing the opportunity for informal connections with a wide range of professionals.
(All Times Pacific)
Session kickoff and introduction – Mark Fisher, President & CEO, OTT.X
LDF Steering Committee Mission – Kristen Bedno, VP of Distribution & Marketing, Vision Films
Keynote Presentation: David Bishop, President, The David Bishop Group
David Bishop is a visionary and successful leader who will discuss his journey from President of two multibillion dollar global media companies – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and MGM Worldwide Home Entertainment to leadership and organizational development expert.
He will share his most valuable lessons in leadership as he rose from the backroom of a record store to overseeing over 20 billion in world-wide revenue during his career.
David has recently completed a white paper at Harvard University that uncovered key factors in effective leadership during the pandemic and what strategies will be effective as we move to the post Covid world.
Panel discussion – The Value of Mentorship – Executives discuss the role mentorship has had on their lives and the value of having a trusted leader to help in your decision-making process. Additional mentorship organizations highlight the benefits and opportunities within their organizations.
Moderator: Joye Smith, CEO, Gather Media Network
Chad Kennedy, SVP Current Programing, Warner Bros
Jude Fitzmorris, Principal Product Manager, Amazon
Kelly Goode, SVP, Current Programming, Warner Bros
Paulette Pantoja CEO Blu Digital
Larraine Segil Chairman & CEO, Exceptional Women Awardees Foundation
Panel Discussion – Preparing a Diverse Workforce – Executives at the top of their game do a deep and honest dive into what it took to get them there. What does your path look like? What is different about where you are than where you thought you’d be? What are some key takeaways you’ve learned? What do you know now that you wish you knew at the beginning of your career?
Moderator: Quincy Newell, CEO, TwentyOne14 Media
Jennifer Davidson, EVP of Communications, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Matt Hill, Head of Monetization, Fire Devices, Amazon
Davinder Luthra, Global Digital Leader, Spherex
Elsa Ramo, Managing Partner, Ramo Law
Panel Discussion – Earning Your Seat at the Table – Hiring managers discuss interviewing dos and don'ts, recruiters explain how to get your resume seen, and HR professionals talk about how to search and apply for jobs. Additional discussions include why you should apply for jobs you may think are above your level and how to negotiate salaries and promotions.
Moderator: Michele Edelman, Head of Growth, Premiere Digital
Lauri Baker, Partner & COO, Pause Commercials
Laurie Knight, President, Chief HR Professional, Trio Human Resources
Roni Williams, VP of HR, Shout Factory
Panel Discussion – What Makes a "Boss" a Leader – The difference between a leader and a manager/boss is readily apparent, as a leader develops their employees, mentors them, creates a positive work environment with open communication, etc... This conversation will lean in on qualities of effective leadership and examples the panelists can share from their lives about leaders that have inspired them. Maybe a little comical story of a bad experience from the past (no names, please!) but we focus on the positive!
Moderator: Sue Bolton VP of Global Product Operations, Starz and CEO & Founder, Transformative Visions Leadership Coaching
Tiffany Boyle, President of Packaging, Ramo Law
Charlene Jimenez, Director of Entertainment Partnerships & Advocacy, Define American
KellyAnn Murphy, Executive Director, Global Product Operations, Starz
Rebecka Swe, Project Manager, Globalization, Netflix
Howard Yang, Manager, Rights Management, Netflix
Fireside Chat – Ask Us Anything! – Panelists from earlier sessions are back to answer your questions about mentorship, climbing the ladder, interviewing, effective leadership, and more!