Saturday , June 4, 2016, from 9:00am - 12:00pm
LOCATION: CBS Studios Radford Lot, Carla's Cafe
4024 Radford Avenue, Studio City, CA 91604

Parking: Main Gate B on Radford Ave

Join us for one of our most popular events: SPEED MENTORING! We are pleased to announce that our speed mentoring event will be sponsored by R6S and will be specializing in all areas of Digital Media. Sign up today as this event always sells out! Pre-registration is required.

Online registration closes on June 2nd at 5pm.


This event is modeled after the speed-dating concept where industry professionals serve as mentors to give valuable career advice to mentees through one-on-one conversations. This setting is ideal for students and young professionals, but does not exclude those already established who may be seeking a career change. It's all about meeting people, making connections and helping each other. All ages and career levels are welcome. 

Mentors and mentees will be seated at tables. A five-minute stop watch will mark the time and when the bell rings, mentees will move down the line to the next mentor. It's fun and a great way to meet a lot of people.

Light breakfast will be served. Space is limited. This event sells out every year. 

Thank you to our Sponsors:

*Confirmed Mentors

Jeff Brooks has over 10 years experience in digital advertising sales, Working with Yahoo, Zynga and the NBC show "The Apprentice."  Currently Jeff is the Director of Sales for mobile location platform Thinknear.  Opportunities in digital media continue to grow as consumers shift
their time spent to smart phones from television.

Currently the Entertainment Editor for Lifescript.com, Krystn also works as an on-camera correspondent for SheKnows Entertainment, Dance Network and Red Carpet Report where she is also has 
been a producer 
since 2010. 

Digital Cinema, Deployment Director
at Cinedigm. Dave has been working in digital cinema distribution and
deployment since it’s infancy in 2005 when Cinedigm owned the only, twenty-eight digital screens in the US. Now
99% of the US screens are digital and Dave manages the over 12,000
Cinedigm screens across the globe.

Desireé Duffy is a marketer, writer, and public relations expert. She’s the Vice President of Operations for R6S, an award-winning digital marketing agency
in Los Angeles. She is also the
Immediate Past President for the
Alliance for Women in Media’s Southern California Affiliate, is on the Board of Advisors for Digital Hollywood’s Women
in Technology and Entertainment
Summit, and is on the Board of 
Directors for the L.E.A.F. Foundation.

Elsa comes from the San Francisco Bay Area, where after earning a degree in Social Welfare, she moved to LA to experience a change of pace. Being in
LA naturally led to a career in entertainment. Her career eventually morphed into a leadership role at
Netflix, where she manages a team of content strategists and a global catalog. What brings her satisfaction is a job well done and making meaningful impact on the product and on her team.

EuropaCorp Films

Stacie started at a creative agency focusing on Digital Advertising campaigns for Universal Pictures, Paramount and A&E. After a few years working in various roles at the agency, Stacie transitioned to become the client at a studio.  At EuropaCorp Films Stacie is the Director of Digital Marketing is responsible for executing the film's websites, digital advertising, and social media campaigns. 

Katie Hasty is a longtime film/music/TV reporter, editor, and critic. She is
currently Deputy Entertainment Editor
at BuzzFeed, co-helming a team of longform and news writers; she
previously held posts as the day-to-day editorial manager at HitFix, music department manager at KCRW, and
digital editor and columnist at Billboard.


Parva Hashemi is the lead front-end developer at R6S. She thrives on creating interactive and intuitive digital
experiences using the latest trends.
Aside from coding, she also specializes
in graphic design and user experience. 


Amy leads the User Experience group at LegalZoom. Her team looks at the user experience and makes recommendations on how the UI should behave in order to meet both business and user requirements. Her team works closely with product management and the customer facing teams, in addition to testing concepts and prototypes, and doing market research.

Missing Channel Media Group
Working in Digital Distribution, Cupid
has worked with clients including LEGO, Procter & Gamble, and Western Union. She serves on the SAG-AFTRA Board of Directors, and is Vice President of Business Development for MCMG
(Missing Channel Media Group).  


Valerie Keeranan has a degree in Multimedia Production from California State University Northridge. She started her career in Internet Marketing, designing, developing and optimizing websites for local businesses; then she transitioned into Online Paid Advertising, and is now a top Search Engine 
Marketing Manager at Scorpion - an Internet Marketing Firm based in 
Valencia, CA that manages thousand of websites and online campaigns across North America.


Vince has been working in Product Management in the Internet industry since 1998, collaborating with marketers, designers and engineers to define and build a great user experience on
websites. Currently, Vince is the Senior Director of Product at Cars.com Santa Monica, managing Product, Design, QA and DevOps.


The Randy Lane Company

Owner of The Randy Lane Company, Randy works in digital and personal branding. He has directed and coached celebrities like Ryan Seacrest, Jimmy Kimmel, Kidd Kraddick, Jamie & Danny Bonaduce, Billy Bush and scores of
others in every format.

Sony Pictures Entertainment
Vicki is Director of Pay TV and Digital Distribution for Sony Pictures Entertainment. She works with Video on Demand and premium pay TV
distribution for feature films and TV series.

Kin Community

As Vice President, Sales, Lauren Merriam is responsible for all advertising revenue at Kin Community. She manages a sales and client services organization with offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, New
York and Toronto (Kin Canada). She and her team have worked with dozens of Fortune 500 companies to execute award-winning brand content and digital media campaigns. Lauren has over 12 years of experience in traditional and digital media.

The Randy Lane Company/MomAngelesLA
Content Creator and brand developer. Laura has been an On-Camera Host and Radio Personality for HBO, Broad Topics TV and Radio, Clear Channel Inc., NBC/Universal and more. She also hosts the weekly television show “The Buzz”
for CTV and the podcast and video series “Best of LA with Kristin and Laura” for MomAngeles.com alongside fellow radio personality Kristin Cruz. Laura has also managed websites, and done social
media for several TV shows.

The Oprah Winfrey Network
Tessa conceptualizes, writes and
produces compelling original creative marketing including episodic promotion, network IDs, social and digital content
for the Oprah Winfrey Network.

Warner Bros. 

Danny Pesses is currently a Senior Web Developer at Warner Bros. Worldwide
TV Marketing. Over the last five years,
he has helped build & maintain numerous internal & public-facing sites for The CW and Warner Bros TV productions. 

Sarah Picchi is the Director of Product Marketing for LegalZoom. Sarah has
over 20 years of digital experience and has held a variety of roles in production, project management, product management and product marketing. Prior to joining LegalZoom, Sarah 
worked as a Sr. Product Marketing Manager for YP, supporting the
marketing products that the company sells to more than 500,000 smbs across the US. 

Nancy has provided marketing and business development services for clients such as Mattel, Qualcomm, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount, Universal Pictures, Sony, Electronic Arts, and many more. She has also headed the production of numerous digital products, including web sites, virtual worlds, online live events and video games. Nancy was previously a Goldhirsh Fellow with the Los Angeles Mayor’s office, and is currently a Commissioner on the Los Angeles Commission on the Status of Women for the city of Los Angeles.

Mingle Media TV/Red Carpet Report
Stephanie is a serial entrepreneur, marketing strategist and new media producer and has been featured in AdAge.com Digital, the Huffington Post, the NY Times, and other publications. With over 25 years in technology marketing and sales, she has successfully lead 42 new media, commerce and mobile app product launches. She is also the founder and Executive Producer of Mingle Media TV Network, an online media and digital entertainment 
company, and YouTube partner ranked 
in the top 5% viewership.


Juliana Sakae is a multimedia journalist who works with Digital Marketing at GOOD DOCS, a distribution company for educational documentaries. She worked as a Social Media & Innovation Editor for various newspapers in Brazil, and as a Digital Content Producer at the International Documentary Association (IDA). She holds a degree in Journalism, Documentary Filmmaking and Digital Journalism.

FirstCom Music
Lonnie has produced for key industry leaders including: Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox, and Columbia Pictures and more. He has expertise in all areas of music supervision, including physical production, post-production, music publishing and music licensing. Lonnie is the director of the Film/TV division of FirstCom Music, a Universal Production Music catalogue with licensing and administration for (30) catalogs in all areas of film and television with over 200,000 tracks and 7,000+ new tracks released annually.

Richie Solomon has developed projects for companies such as Fox Searchlight Pictures, 20th Century Fox Television, MTV Networks, Electronic Arts, Zynga, Harvey Entertainment, and GSD&M. He was a supervising producer and writer for the online videogame series 
Daily Rage!, which ran for over 150 episodes, and has also written and designed such other videogames as BINGO BlitzZynga Elite SlotsScratchers Casino, and The Godfather: Gangland. Richie received three Emmy® nominations for his work on the interactive series Stranger Adventures

Klick Communications
Award-winning communications specialist, mentor and judge for industry awards programs with an international career spanning a decade across the US, UK and Australia. Worked for some of the world’s biggest blue chip brands, including Virgin, Volkswagen and Moet Hennessy, as well as nurtured start-ups. At Klick, an award winning global PR and social agency, Kate brings her
 global experience and fresh thinking to the people and brands she works with.

Carina Voigt is an enthusiastic brand marketing professional with a close affinity to luxury consumer goods. In her role as the Project Manager of R6S, she leads the team of designers, developers, SEO and social media specialists to victory through superior leadership. As the key interface between the client and internal teams, she manages multifaceted projects, drafts strategies and ensures deliverables are met.

Realtime Associates
David Warhol is a video game development pioneer with over 30 years of professional experience, designing and programming games for Mattel Electronics' Intellivision game console in 1982, creating award-winning music and sounds for dozens of games for Electronic Arts, Lucasfilm Games, Interplay, and others, until founding his own game development studio, Realtime Associates, in 1989, which remains one of the longest standing independent studios in operation today.  

* Mentors added as they confirm. Continue to check back for updates.
* Mentors not guaranteed. Cancellations may occur. 
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