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LA Mobile Entertainment Summit Sets Speakers and Sessions

Unicomm and The Bob Dowling Group announced speakers and sessions for the second annual LA Mobile Entertainment Summit, which will be held September 20-21, 2011 at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, CA.

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LA Mobile Entertainment Summit® Announces Speakers and Sessions

Monetizing Content, Entertainment Apps, Emerging Mobile Platforms, Marketing & Advertising are Major Topics of Focus at the Mobile Entertainment Industry’s Premier Business Event

David Lucatch, President,, and Barry Cottle, EVP/GM, Electronic Arts Interactive, Confirmed as Featured Speakers
LA Mobile Entertainment Summit

LOS ANGELES & MILFORD, Conn.–Unicomm, a leading event management company, and The Bob Dowling Group today announced speakers and sessions for the second annual LA Mobile Entertainment Summit®, presented by in association with Variety, scheduled for Tuesday-Wednesday, September 20-21, 2011 at the Hollywood & Highland Center, Hollywood, CA. Producers have additionally confirmed David Lucatch, President,, and Barry Cottle, EVP/GM, Electronic Arts Interactive, as featured speakers.

The LA Mobile Entertainment Summit is co-located with the 3D Entertainment Summit® and the 3D Gaming Summit: 3D Gaming and Beyond®, collectively taking place September 20-22, 2011. Together the three conferences comprise the most comprehensive array of experts, research and analysis covering the 3D and mobile entertainment sectors.

Attendees of the LA Mobile Entertainment Summit will gain practical insight into technology developments, market considerations, adoption rates, creative and production strategies, content aggregation, talent and licensing issues. The Summit is totally focused on the future of entertainment as it relates to the creation, distribution, monetization and consumption of content across myriad mobile platforms.

In addition to his role as President of, the world’s first real-time online and mobile translation platform, Mr. Lucatch is the primary founder and CEO of Intertainment Media (TSXV: INT / US: ITMTF / FRA: I4T). Intertainment Media is a rich media applications company focused on delivering leading edge technology and marketing solutions for enhanced branding, loyalty initiatives and consumer engagement. Mr. Lucatch has more than 25 years of experience developing business concepts and successfully taking them to market, holding senior management posts at both private and public media and technology firms.

“Though mobile content has seen explosive growth in recent years, the market for mobile connectivity, entertainment, commerce and related technologies remains in its infancy stages,” said Mr. Lucatch. “The LA Mobile Entertainment Summit brings together all of the important players in this mobile ecosystem, a market that is expected to remain on an upward trajectory as devices, content and enabling technologies continue to gain in sophistication.”

Mr. Cottle leads Electronic Arts Interactive, the leading global publisher of mobile, social and online games. Cottle has a long history of achievements in the mobile industry. Prior to EA, Cottle was founder and CEO of Quickoffice Inc, a spin-out of Palm, Inc, as COO. Before that he served as COO and Chief Internet Officer for the Mobile Content and Wireless Service business of Palm Computing Inc. After joining Palm as an Executive Officer to help lead Palm’s IPO, Cottle built and oversaw Palm’s wireless and Internet division and set the company’s worldwide strategic direction for mobile content and services. Prior to Palm, Cottle spent nine years with The Walt Disney Company, where he served as Senior Vice President of Marketing of Disney TeleVentures and CMO of Americast, the Disney division leading the $500M joint venture with SBC, Ameritech, GTE, BellSouth, and SNET to develop digital TV and broadband Internet applications and services. Cottle led Disney’s efforts in marketing, content development and distribution for innovative services such as video-on-demand, web-TV, and TV navigation.

“Mobile represents one of the most engaging and dynamic segments of the entertainment industry,” said Mr. Cottle. “As the world’s #1 mobile gaming leader, EA continues to execute in new growth areas bringing the most popular gaming franchises, along with new casual IP, that consumers can discover, play and share — anytime, anywhere.”

“We’re thrilled to have several top-caliber speakers on board for this year’s LA Mobile Entertainment Summit,” said John Golicz, CEO of Unicomm. “David and Barry have long track records of innovation and leadership in the broader mobile technology space, and combined with Gene Simmons, this year’s Summit speaker lineup promises to deliver a high-impact, provocative and compelling two days of content.”

Speakers at the LA Mobile Entertainment Summit will include:

• Gene Simmons, Rock God, Media Mogul, Multi-Hyphenate and Spokesperson
• Gary Schwartz, Chair, MEF North America and CEO of Impact
• David Lucatch, President,
• Alex Barkaloff, Executive Producer, Digital Media, Lionsgate
• Vince Broady, Chief Executive Officer, Founder thismoment Inc.
• Michael Becker, Managing Director, North America, Mobile Marketing Association
• Neil Stiles, President, VARIETY
• Debra Kaufman, Founder & Editor, Mobilized TV
• John Gaudiosi, Senior Content Advisor, Co-Founder, 3D Gaming Summit &
• Emery Morrison, Chief Content Officer, Deziak Entertainment, Salacious Streets TV
• Jon Vlassopulos, CEO, Skyrockit
• Sabrina Dee, CMO, Blue Calypso
• Saptarshi Roy Chaudhury, VP, Marketing, [x]cube LABS
• David Weinfield, Chief Strategy Officer, Screenreach
• Alex Lieu, Chief Creative Officer, 42nd Entertainment
• David George, COO, Celtra
• Ty Roberts, Co-founder, Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Gracenote
• Chris Pirrone, EVP & GM, Premium Mobile, Display and Video, Epic Media Group
• Kai Buehler, CEO, MMS Messaging Solutions
• Matt Silk, Senior Vice President, Waterfall Mobile
• Bob Lyle, Vice President, Mobile Solutions Group, SRS Labs, Inc
• Ted Verani, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Trilibis Mobile
• Paran Johar, Chief Marketing Officer, JumpTap
• Shawn Schwegman, Chief Marketing Officer, ChaCha
• James “Jimmy” Maynes, General Manager, Imani Entertainment Group
• Brad Kania, Director, Content and Services Business Development, Samsung Mobile
• Patrick Kennedy, CEO, sidebar

Topics and Sessions will include:

• New Storytelling Machines: Entertainment in the Age of Mobility
• Marketing Entertainment in a Mobile World – How do you get a leg up?
• M-Commerce – Monetizing Mobile Entertainment
• Tablets on the Rise – How the Tablet is Changing the Way Consumers Access Media
• Gamification: How Mobile is Changing the Way Consumers Game
• The State of Apps & Mobile Entertainment
• Mobile’s Hot Genres
• Mixing Fun and Profit: Mobile Ads and Entertainment
• The New Tablet Revolution

Sponsors of LA Mobile Entertainment Summit® include:, as presenting sponsor; Blue Calypso, as official sponsor; Epic Marketplace, MocoSpace Inc., SRS Labs, Inc., thisMoment, Inc. and Jump!3D as sponsors; Adknowledge Super Rewards, Celtra, ChaCha, Ericsson Inc., Mobile Messaging Solutions (MMS), Screenreach Interactive, Trilibis Mobile, Waterfall Mobile Inc., BluFocus and xCubeLABS as supporters; Korea Trade-Investment-Promotion Agency and Korea Media & Content Market (KMCM) as event partners.

To register for the event or to receive a brochure on attendance, visit or call 203-878-2577 x109. For more information on exhibiting and sponsor opportunities, visit the website or contact Rich Massella, Director, Mobile Entertainment Group at 203-713-1079 or

Unicomm LLC is an independent business-to-business communications company specializing in originating and managing world class trade shows and conferences in underserved and nascent markets. Founded in 1998 in Milford, CT, Unicomm enjoys an impressive track record of dozens of successful show launches and hundreds of event productions. Unicomm’s properties include the 3D Entertainment Summit™, the 3D Gaming Summit™ and the LA Mobile Entertainment Summit™ all presented in association with Variety; the Travel & Adventure Show in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Dallas, Washington, D.C. and Atlanta; the Faith Travel Conference & Exposition™ and Travel & Destination Summit™. For more information:

The Bob Dowling Group — For 17 years through 2007, Bob Dowling was editor-in-chief and publisher of The Hollywood Reporter and president of the VNU Business Media Film and Performing Arts Group. During Dowling’s tenure, The Reporter launched numerous new products, including the Web site, e-mail edition, weekly edition, THR East, Literary Hollywood, Festival de Cannes dailies and the Oscar Screening Guide, as well as many annual events such as the Women in Entertainment Power 100 stand-alone issue and its related breakfast event, the Next Generation ranking of prominent young executives, the Film and TV Music Conference and the reorganized Key Art Awards. Dowling recently started his own information and consulting firm, the Bob Dowling Group, to serve clients looking to navigate the converging worlds of entertainment and technology.

LA Mobile Entertainment Summit® — The 2nd Annual LA Mobile Entertainment Summit in association with Variety, presented by will host the brightest minds in mobile technology, interactive media and entertainment to examine how content and rapidly evolving technology is dramatically changing the entertainment marketplace. The event is all about connecting the ecosystem among digital assets, original content and mobile platforms to reach consumers in today’s multi-screen environment. Event Date: September 20-21, 2011 at Hollywood & Highland Center, Hollywood, CA

3D Entertainment Summit® — Now in it’s fourth year, the world’s leading business event on “everything 3D” is bigger and better than ever as it explores the 3D marketplace from all angles. With an expanded international focus and additional programming on broadcast, television and alternate content — this will be the largest and most expansive event to date. The conference covers the biggest 3D drivers including: Theatrical; Creative; Sports; Games; International, Home Entertainment and Convergence. And for the first time, 3D Entertainment Summit and 3D Gaming Summit will be held in the same week at our new Hollywood location. Event Date: September 20-22, 2011 at Hollywood & Highland Center, Hollywood, CA.

3D Gaming Summit® — Now in its 2nd year, the 3D Gaming Summit® in association with Variety will for the first time be held in conjunction with the 3D Entertainment Summit® in Hollywood. The conference will feature a jam-packed, full day of world-class programming, and highlight the latest in Gaming Technology as part of the Entertainment Technology Showcase, an exclusive exhibits/tabletops area within the event venue. Event Date: September 22, 2011 at Hollywood & Highland Center, Hollywood, CA.

Variety – Variety is the leading publication for business entertainment news, recognized and respected throughout the world of show business. The Variety Group – Daily Variety, Daily Variety Gotham, Weekly Variety and – are all owned by Reed Business Information (RBI), the largest business publisher in the U.S. RBI is a member of the Reed Elsevier Group plc (NYSE: RUK and ENL).