2018 DMLA Conference in LA

Posted on 8/7/2018 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

The annual Digital Media Licensing Association (DMLA) conference will be held in Los Angeles this year on October 21-23, 2018 at the Marriott Marina del Rey Hotel. The hotel is within walking distance of the vibrant and eclectic Venice Beach and just a short drive from the gorgeous Santa Monica Beach.

The industry as we all knew it has been disrupted. The DMLA program will look at innovative new business models as well as technology and other trends that affect the bottom line of stock photos businesses.

Keynote Speaker, Chris Do, will kick off the conference. Chris is the founder and CEO of brand strategy design consultancy Blind. Founded in 1995, Blind is a pioneer of Motion Design. Today, Blind continues in the tradition of excellence by bringing a world-class team of strategists, designers, film makers, writers and animators to create truly memorable video content for some of your favorite, tv shows, music videos, events, and brands.

If you’re coming from Europe or Asia you might want to consider spending a few extra days in LA attending the Adobe MAX 2018 conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center from October 15-17, 2018 where you can network with customers as well as other creative.

Other program highlights for the DMLA conference include:

Blockchain: Evolution or Revolution?: Will blockchain drive massive new efficiencies in your business systems and operations or cut you out of the content distribution chain entirely as it empowers content creators to conduct direct licensing transactions with buyers through the power of smart contracts. Speakers: ImageRights, Priime, Wemark, KODAKOne, and Maria Kessler

Hot Topics in Legal: Intellectual property legal experts discuss the hottest topics facing the media licensing industry today — General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Framing, Small Claims, current cases in the courts, DMLA’s updated Known Image Restriction List, and more!
Speakers: Adobe, CDAS, Getty, Shutterstock, and Stocksy

Machine Learning & AI - Beyond the Hype: Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence are often touted as the ultimate drivers of digital transformation. We want to go beyond the hype in Artificial intelligence to explore what, why and how. Speakers: Collar.Tech, IBM, iSPY Visuals, Pond5, Shutterstock

The Challenge of Selling Motion Graphics and 3D: Worldwide leaders in the licensing of 3D and motion graphics come together to discuss the technological, rights, pricing and delivery challenges in this new and fast growing licensing category. Speakers: Cgtrader, Sketchfab, Turbosquid

The Studios: Licensing in the Digital World: Licensing leaders at the big studios come together to discuss how monetization has evolved from feature and newsreel outtakes to multlayered, media rights and merchandising world of today. Speakers: CBS, Footage Bank, National Geographic Creative/21st Century Fox, Paramount, and Searchworks

Everyone's a Paparazzi, Everyone’s a Star: The celebrity shows, photographers, videographers and right experts come together for a lively conversation on celebrity and red carpet content, and the access, licensing and rights issues they face. Speakers: ABC/Disney, Celebrity Footage, Getty Images

Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality — Driving the next great tech revolution?: AR, VR and MR - What is it and how will it affect the future of content. As traditional revenues from advertising are beginning to erode, a new trillion-dollar industry is emerging that mandates brands be omnipresent. Within this decade, augmented reality is going to change the way the always-connected consumer works, shops and plays. Speakers: Artist, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Tape

Copyright © 2018 Jim Pickerell. The above article may not be copied, reproduced, excerpted or distributed in any manner without written permission from the author. All requests should be submitted to Selling Stock at 10319 Westlake Drive, Suite 162, Bethesda, MD 20817, phone 301-461-7627, e-mail: wvz@fpcubgbf.pbz

Jim Pickerell is founder of www.selling-stock.com, an online newsletter that publishes daily. He is also available for personal telephone consultations on pricing and other matters related to stock photography. He occasionally acts as an expert witness on matters related to stock photography. For his current curriculum vitae go to: http://www.jimpickerell.com/Curriculum-Vitae.aspx.  


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