Variety Sports Entertainment Summit on August 15

Variety (in association with Sports Video Group) will be hosting its third annual Sports Entertainment Summit on August 15, all day long at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills.

It’s a great event with tons of behind-the-scenes information passed along about the present and future of sports in the media world — particularly television — and also a tremendous networking opportunity.

Among the top participants are:

Dodgers executive vice president and chief marketing officer Lon Rosen
Kings Hall of Famer Luc Robataille
Clippers forward Matt Barnes
Fox Sports Media Group COO and co-president Randy Freer
NBC Olympics executive producer Jim Bell
Time Warner Cable Sports senior vice president and general manager Mark Shuken

I’ll be moderating three sessions:

10:15 a.m.: The Future of the Sports and Entertainment Business
12 noon: The Power of the Regional Channel – Industry is Cheering, Are Audiences?
4:45 p.m.: Keynote Conversation with Luc Robitaille, president of business operations and alternate governor, Los Angeles Kings

Other sessions include:

9:45 a.m.: Keynote Conversation with Randy Freer, COO and co-president, Fox Sports Media Group
11:15 a.m.: Can We Score with TV Everywhere and Sports Programming?
1:45 p.m.: Beyond the Game Programming Technology – Companion Mobile, Online Experiences
2:30 p.m.: Masters of Game-Time Storytelling
3 p.m.: Branding the Athlete – Winning in a Jungle of Social, Entertainment and Endorsement Choice
4 p.m.: What is the Next Major? Sports on the Rise

The full agenda can be found here. Registration can be done online here. Until 11:59 p.m. Friday, you can get $100 off the $595 cost.

If you can’t make it, look for coverage of the event on Variety.com on August 15.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Love this sunday night baseball promo:

    http://youtu.be/mm_eSleN6EQ

    • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

      That was fun. I think the voiceover is from the guy who does “The Most Interesting Man in the World” commercials.

      • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

        Yea I think it was a spoof of that commercial

    • Anonymous

      Hope some of that Puig backlash has subsided and those trad types that got their noses out of joint are placated that he didn’t make the ASG. I noticed that both Cubs and Cards announcers were generous in their views about him and recognized the spark he is bringing to the game.

    • Anonymous

      Awesome

    • Anonymous

      El hombre mas interesante en todo el beisbol.

  • Anonymous

    Didn’t get to see any of the Hit Parade last night as I was working a night shift – but did get to listen in off and on – I couldn’t help to imagine what Kershaw must have been thinking sitting in the dugout watching the team pound out 18 hits and 13 runs the night after his start.

    • Anonymous

      I am going to imagine that he was quite happy.

      • Anonymous

        I believe the Kid is a team player first and foremost . . . but there has to be some residual feelings with the lack of run support and at least two saves blown by the bullpen in the 9th.

        • Anonymous

          Obviously a team player, but also a ballplayer, so he knows what the game is all about and that sometimes it rains. That said, I am sure his agent has taken due notice.

  • Anonymous

    On the front page of this mornings’ Times Sports section, there’s a picture of Brian Wilson with Tremor – RC’s mascot – I can’t decide which of the two looks more ridiculous. Probably won’t happen, but I sure wish Wilson would shave that stoopid beard before he takes the mound wearing a Dodgers uni in the bigs

    • Anonymous

      I hear that he might dye it blue!

      • Anonymous

        Better blue than black. Hopefully others won’t grow one.

      • Anonymous

        Wouldn’t surprise me, unfortunately.

    • Anonymous

      Though not a Twitterboy fan, I don’t care if he wears a beard or a burqa, just as long as he doesn’t cost the Dodgers any wins. There is no need for another League or Mármol in the pen.

  • Anonymous

    I will be eagerly wondering what Matt Barnes would have to say at an event like this.

    • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

      I think he’ll be in the Branding the Athlete panel.

  • foul tip

    From Manny Acta last night on the ESPN game telecast, about winning in baseball–

    “You’ve got to have some animals. You can’t just have some clowns and a trapeeze artist.”

    So….is he destined for another stint as a MLB manager, or one as a circus ringmaster?

    But then the jobs may be pretty much the same, at least at times.

    And he should know from circuses, being around ESPN.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    About the recipient of Matt Kemp’s gear in SF:
    https://twitter.com/KevinKaduk/status/365559955408953345

    • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

      Really sorry to hear that.

      • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

        If there is a silver lining, it’s that he got to experience Matt Kemp’s gracious attitude, and he got to see the best stretch of Dodger baseball that I could certainly remember.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Dodgers lineup:

    Crawford LF
    M Ellis 2B
    Gonzalez 1B
    Puig RF
    Ethier CF
    A Ellis C
    Uribe 3B
    Gordon SS
    Ryu P

  • Anonymous

    Steven Ames, now known as Steve, gave up a 10th inning walk-off single to PHing Russell Martin as Pittsburgh beat Miami today 5-4.

    • Anonymous

      Russell proving to be a great pick up for the Pirates – glad to see he’s doing well with them.

  • Anonymous

    Carlos Martinez will be the starter for the Cards tonight :

    “The 21-year-old Martinez, ranked by MLB.com as the Cardinals’ third-best prospect, has posted a 1.76 ERA in 10 Triple-A starts this season. He has held batters to a .214 batting average and has struck out 45 in 51 innings. In the two starts he has made since his last trip down from St. Louis, Martinez allowed five hits and one earned run in 10 innings.

    Martinez allowed 12 hits and seven earned runs in 11 1/3 innings in his previous stints with the Cardinals.”

  • Anonymous

    Perhaps it would be worth asking Lon Rosen whether he plans to rehire Ross Porter to do any work on the Dodgers’ new cable channel, or is he going to stick with the belief that he and McCourt were right in their no-class treatment of him?

    • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

      Yeah, I don’t see any good coming of that.

      • Anonymous

        I wouldn’t think so! But I had to get in my regular complaint about that one. Speaking of which, I understand that Charley Steiner has been out and Kevin Kennedy filling in. Just taking a break, as Rick Monday did around the all-star break?

        • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

          Yes.

          • Anonymous

            Good. I was hoping there were no problems.

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    NPUT