December 12th, 13th, & 14th, 2018

Paramount Studios. Metastage, & Google Office, Spruce Goose Center

The Conference

Sharing information you’ll need, the tools you’ll use, and the business connections you’ll want to make to succeed in the Hollywood Marketplace in 2019 and beyond. This year, your conference takes place in three exclusive locations: Paramount Studios, Metastage, and the stunning new Google facility in the Spruce Goose Hangar 15 in Playa Vista.

The Hollywood Marketplace

2019 promises to be the most disruptive and transformative year in Hollywood history. From game-changing mergers and acquisitions to new streaming services and content platforms, business models are now mandating new monetization strategies for a changing media and entertainment landscape. In the race to stay relevant, these trends are accelerating adoption of more powerful new technologies and cutting-edge production methods.

Leveraging New Technologies

Directors, producers, studios, advertising brands and creative teams throughout the content pipeline are producing nextgen content leveraging real-time rendering, creating in the cloud, 5G, UHD, virtual production, machine learning, and A.I., AR, VR, game engine, asset security, blockchain, and mixed reality applications to make better content more efficiently and cost-effectively. All this while protecting the creative intent of our community’s collective creative genius.

Your Destiny in this new Marketplace

And as a reflection of our evolution as an industry, this year we are thrilled to announce we will welcome you to our On The Lot conference at Paramount Studios (Wednesday, Dec.12), Metastage (Thursday, Dec.13), and the just-opened home for Google in Playa Vista (Friday, Dec.14). Marking 10 years of bringing Hollywood’s most influential creative leaders together with technology power players, A.I.S. promises you a remarkable experience of learning and networking with the powers who will shape all of our careers.

Additionally this year, your conference leadership is bringing together the top leaders in HR and executive search to advise us on how to navigate new workforce requirements and opportunities for career success in 2019 and beyond.

Speakers Include

On The Lot 2018 is Presented By

Additional Partners

2018 AIS Distinguished Leadership Award Winners

Nonny De La Pena, CEO and Founder of Emblematic, Los Angeles

Carolyn Giardina, Journalist, The Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles

Alice Taylor, Director, StudioLAB, The Walt Disney Studios, Los Angeles

Christina Heller, CEO, Metastage, Los Angeles

Kristen Lauria, GM, Watson Media and Content, IBM, New York

Sophia Velastegui, GM, AI Product Unit, Microsoft, Seattle

Boo Wong, Group Director, Emerging Technology, The Mill, New York

Black Women Talk Tech: Lauren Washington, Regina Gwynn and Esosa Ighodaro

Women in XR Fund: Martina Welkhoff, Abby Albright and Malia Probst

2018 AIS Technology Award Winners

Apple Inc. - ProRes Raw codec

IBM - Watson computer incorporating AI

DreamWorks Animation - OpenVDB Data Structure System

NVIDIA - Turing Architecture amd RTX Platform

Google VR - “Welcome to Light Fields”

Cisco - Broadcast production virtualization system

Cinionic/Barco - HDR Light Steering Cinema Projector

The University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies’ - HDR-image based lighting

The Mill - Mascot real-time animation system

Mach 1 - Spatial sound system workflow

Positron - Voyager chair for immersive experiences

Survios - Electronauts VR music creation tool

RYOT - Yahoo Mail AR

Felix and Paul - Dynamic projection workflow for stereoscopic 360-degree live video

Secret Location - Vuser Spark technology for content rights management

Global 3D Holdings - 3D Satellite Phone

RAYS3D - WOW 3D Screen Guard & Wow3DStore - Autosreseorcopic Platform

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Gold Tech Awards Sponsor

Bronze Tech Awards Sponsor

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