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Announcing Final Speakers for 5th Annual LA Games Conference and Workshops, April 25th-26th, 2011

Recently added: OmniMedia Music Founder Adam Levenson joins Adam Boyes, President of Beefy Media, strategic partner with The Weinstein Company's recently formed TWC Games division, in a special fireside chat on "Hollywood and Games"

Los Angeles, CA (April 20, 2010)– Digital Media Wire today announced that LA Games Conference ( http://www.lagamesconference.com) to be held at the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills on April 26, 2011, will feature many of today’s most successful, multi-platform companies representing the latest emerging business models shaping the gaming industry as it intersects with other forms of media and entertainment.

The event also includes two separate workshops for media and marketing executives trying to navigate this new space on the day before the conference on April 25, 2011, also at the SLS Hotel. The Transmedia workshop ( http://www.digitalmediawire.com/workshops/transmedia) will be co-hosted with Starlight Runner Entertainment’s CEO and Co-Founder Jeff Gomez. The Gamification workshop ( http://www.digitalmediawire.com/workshops/gamification) will be co-hosted by Bunchball and Badgeville.

Some of the most compelling and innovative speakers and companies across the gaming landscape will be appearing at the Conference:

Tony Bartel, President of GameStop Corporation. Ranked 255 on the Fortune 500 annual listing of public companies, GameStop is the world’s largest video game and entertainment software retailer. The company operates more than 6,500 retail stores worldwide, as well as GameStop.com and EBgames.com. Game Informer magazine, a leading multi-platform video game publication, is also an important part of the GameStop family.

Jack Buser, Director of PlayStation?Home for Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA). PlayStation?Home is a social gaming network where gamers can meet friends and play games. From originals like the 50-level tank combat shooter Sodium One to immersive spaces packed with games and exclusive content, PlayStation?Home provides players with a rich and dynamic gaming experience only possible on the PlayStation?3.

Adam Boyes, President, Beefy Media, strategic partner with The Weinstein Company's recently formed TWC Games division. Adam Boyes is a 15 year game industry veteran who has specialized in Production and Business Development. He has held positions such as Executive Producer at Midway and most recently he ran the Product Development group at Capcom US. At the helm, he delivered the most successful digital games initiative of the industry. Adam has more recently founded a company, Beefy Media, which specializes in working with large IP holders to bring their properties to fruition in the video gaming space in a high quality fashion. With a team of highly experienced producers, he recently announced a strategic consultancy with The Weinstein Company to form TWC games and bring their fantastic properties to the little screens.

Adam Levenson launched OmniMedia Music in 2011, a unique combination of composer talent agency and music production company for interactive media and the performing arts. Adam’s prolific career spans more than 18 years of experience in the video games industry having contributed to dozens of best-selling titles as an audio director, music producer, and music director. Combined with his many years of success as a recording musician, live performer, and orchestral percussionist, his diverse entertainment industry experience makes Adam uniquely qualified to collaborate with both musical creatives and project managers.

These companies and executives join over 300 decision-makers, creatives, analysts, press and leading professional gamers. Speakers include:

Phil Alberstat, Partner, Fuel Industries Inc.

Jay Baage, Event Director, LA Games Conference

Mari Baker, President&CEO, PlayFirst

Kraig Baker, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Tony Bartel, President, GameStop

Gordon Bellamy, Executive Director, IGDA

Danny Bilson, EVP, Core Games, THQ

Adam Boyes, President, Beefy Media

Jack Buser, Director of PlayStation?Home, Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA)

Michael Cai, Vice President of Video Games, Interpret

Maria Casey, Senior Manager of Business Development, Arkadium

Lee Clancy, SVP, Product Management&GM, Direct Revenue, IMVU

Geoff Cook, CEO, myYearbook

Mike Crouch, Director of Public Relations, Nexon America

Ethan Daniel, Chief Marketing Officer, TDVision Systems

Kurt Davis, VP of Business Development, Boku

Olivier Delfosse, VP, Interactive, Mobile&Digital Content, FremantleMedia Enterprises, Americas

Michael Doron, Vice President, ClickandBuy

Clive Downie, VP, Marketing, ngmoco:)

Ranah Edelin, COO, Raptr

Phil Eisler, General Manager of 3D Vision, NVIDIA

Hussein Fazal, CEO, AdParlor

John Fletcher, Analyst, SNL Kagan

Josh Fraser, VP, Business Development, Rightscale

Mark Friedler, Partner, Worlds and Games LLC

Eric Goldberg, Managing Director, Crossover Technologies

Jeff Gomez, CEO, Starlight Runner Entertainment

Mike Goselin, VP, Product Development, Hangout Industries

Grady Hannah, Director, Business Development, Darkworks S.A.

Gene Hoffman, CEO, Vindicia

Teemu Huuhtanen, EVP, Business Dev. and Communications, Habbo

Keith Katz, VP of Monetization, OpenFeint

Michael Klotz, Games Business Senior Manager, The NPD Group

Stefan Lampinen, Managing Director and Founder, SPELTJANST

JJ Lechleiter, Senior Director, Game Studio, Hands-On Entertainment

Adam Levenson, Executive Director, OmniMedia Music

Peter Levin, Co-Founder, Geek Chic Daily

Esther Lim, Digital Strategist, The Estuary, LLC

Ophir Lupu, Games Agent, Creative Artists Agency

Michael Marchetti, SVP&COO of EA Interactive, Electronic Arts

Carlos Melcer, SVP, BD, MasterImage 3D

David Min, Principal, Steamboat Ventures

Jay Moore, Co-Founder&Dir. of Business Development, BitRaider

Peter Nielsen, Media&Games Product Manager, Nokia

Michael Pachter, Managing Director, Equity Research, Wedbush Securities

Kelly Perdew, CEO, Fastpoint Games

Brock Pierce, Co-Founder and Chairman, Revenue APEX

Chethan Ramachandran, CEO and Co-Founder, Turiya Media

Nanea Reeves, Chief Strategy Officer, Gaikai

George Ruiz, SVP and Head of New Media, International Creative Management

Albin Serviant, CEO, MXP4

Ned Sherman, CEO&Publisher, Digital Media Wire

Greg Short, President&CEO, EEDAR

Steve Sims, VP of Client Services, Badgeville

John Spinale, VP of Games and Media, OnLive

Alex St. John, President&CTO, Hi5

Tim Steudler, Corporate Alliances and Business Development, Activision

Matt Story, Director, Denuo

Ian Swanson, CEO&Co-Founder, Sometrics

Rick Thompson, CEO&Co-Founder, Wild Needle

Jason Turner, VP, Gaming and Live Events, Endemol Worldwide Brands

Rob Uhrich, Senior Director, PaymentOne

Mike Vorhaus, President, Magid Advisors

John Welch, VP, Publishing&GM, Making Fun, a News Corp. division

Bill Young, Managing Director, EA Ready, Electronic Arts

Event sponsors and media partners include CEA, PaymentOne, PlayStation?Home, ClickandBuy, Vindicia, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, RightScale, OpenFeint, MXP4, boku, Management Signals, Playnomics, EEDAR, Bunchball, Badgeville, Starlight Runner Entertainment, Served Fresh Media, AFTRA, EMF, Mashable, Digital LA, WITI, WIGI, E3 Expo, ProductionHUB, Consumer Electronics Society, Eventful, TechZulu, Mary-Margaret Network, IGDA, BoogarLists, Parks Associates, TAG Strategic, Fusicology, UCLA Anderson School of Management, Young Upstarts, Terpin Communications, SocialRadius and PRNewswire.

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Other prominent Digital Media Wire events include NY Games Conference, Future of Television Forum, Digital Music Forum East&West, Digital Media Insider, and Digital Media Conference East and West.


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