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Innovation in Hollywood: Past, Present & Future

University of Southern California, Annenberg Auditorium, 5:00 p.m. on

February 19, 2009. 

On February 19th, USC’s Annenberg School for Communications will be presenting author Scott Kirsner
for an exploration of Hollywood’s relationship with innovation — from
the days of Thomas Edison to the era of YouTube, the iPod, and the
Xbox. This discussion will explore how new technologies and new ideas
have shaped the movie industry, and where we’re heading next. Kirsner,
author of The Future of Web Video: Opportunities for Producers,
Entrepreneurs, Media Companies and Advertisers, and a new book, Inventing the Movies: Hollywood’s Epic Battle Between Innovation and the Status Quo, from Thomas Edison to Steve Jobs. He will be joined by Steve Schklair, CEO, 3ality Digital Systems, Evan and Gregg Spiridellis, Co-founders, JibJab Media and Cliff Plumer,
CEO Digital Domain. Following the formal program, there will be time to
network and meet the author. This event is part of Dean Wilson’s
initiative on Sustainable Innovation, and is produced in collaboration
with the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation and the Entertainment Technology Center @ USC. To RSVP click here.

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