OCTOBER 10-11
Americas Mart Atlanta
ATLANTA, GA
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OTT FEST PROUDLY ANNOUNCES
OPENING HEADLINER

OZZIE AREU

CEO OF AREU BROS STUDIOS
Cuban-American producer Ozzie Areu is the Founder and CEO of Areu Bros. Studios, the first Latino-owned and operated film and television studio in the United States. Throughout his growing and ever-expanding career, including his former position as President and Executive Producer for Tyler Perry Studios, Ozzie Areu continues to set new standards in the entertainment industry and help cultivate Atlanta's skyrocketing film industry.
   

AJC PRESS RELEASE:

OVER THE TOP FEST TO 

LAUNCH IN ATLANTA

First-of-its-kind conference for content creators will coincide with popular music, tech and culture fest A3C. 

Studio Head Ozzie Areu and HBO/WarnerMedia’s Doris Casap Tapped for Keynotes for October Event

Founding Sponsors Include Delta, Georgia Power and Metro Atlanta Chamber

OVER THE TOP FESTIVAL PRESENTS:

THE ULTIMATE CREATIVE EXPERIENCE

Over The Top Festival will be a first of its kind festival and conference to uniquely convene the rapidly evolving OTT industry, the emerging content creators who desire distribution and the fans who make up the future of consumption.
Our mission is to establish a vibrant global convening of next-generation creators, decision-makers, and enthusiasts to advance the Over The Top industry as well as empower content creators from all corners of the world in this new and exciting era of streaming. 

OTT FEST:

WHAT TO EXPECT

PREMIERE CONTENT CREATORS & LEADING INDUSTRY EXECS
OTT Fest is designed to celebrate the fundamental transition of the content industry. Hear from cinephiles, tech-forward entrepreneurs, and media influencers in our curated panels, keynote events, and exclusive screenings. 
IN PARTNERSHIP 
WITH A3C
Founded in 2005, The A3C Festival & Conference has grown from a local hip-hop showcase to an Atlanta institution and one of the most important annual gatherings in music and tech engaging more than 35K people. Over the Top Festival Keynotes will be featured on the A3C Stage.
PREMIERE CONTENT CREATORS & LEADING INDUSTRY EXECS
OTT Fest is designed to celebrate the fundamental transition of the video entertainment industry. Hear from cinephiles, tech-forward entrepreneurs, and media influencers in our curated panels, keynote events, and exclusive screenings. 
IN PARTNERSHIP
WITH A3C
Founded in 2005, The A3C Festival & Conference has grown from a local hip-hop showcase to an Atlanta institution and one of the most important annual gatherings in music and tech engaging more than 35K people. Over the Top Festival Keynotes will be featured on the A3C Stage. 

OUR SPONSORS

Participating Brands

Participating Brands

OVER THE TOP FESTIVAL 2019 SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10
9:30 - 10:30 AM
Opening Keynote:  
In Conversation with Ozzie Areu
Areu Brothers Studios is the first ever Latino-owned and operated entertainment studio in the US,  located here in Atlanta. Join its founder, Ozzie Areu, in a fireside chat to hear his personal story, his vision for his enterprise, and his outlook on the future of video entertainment and talent.
11:00 - 11:45 AM
OTT State of the Industry 
and Future Trends
Featuring Kevin Bar, Maxie Collier, Stefan Van Engen, Jada Leng, and Randy Ahn; 
Moderated by James Norman
Hear from industry experts on both the tech side and the creative side about shaping the new ecosystem and how OTT is creating new pathways and pipeline for emerging creators to make their mark. 
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
In Conversation: Tenderfoot TV
Featuring Donald Albright, and Payne Lindsey; Moderated by Emma Loggins
Meet the co-founders of Tenderfoot TV, Payne Lindsey and Donald Albright, as they discuss how they transformed $100 worth of podcast equipment in to a successful production company with 450 million downloads across five number one podcasts, and multiple television and film production deals.
Lunch
(on your own)
1:15 - 1:45 PM
The 3 D’s – Development, Discovery & Distribution
Featuring Kate Nayberg, James Norman, and Angel Northington; Moderated by Brendan Doherty
Join industry-leading platforms and strategists as they unpack the OTT ecosystem, with its new development strategies, discovery and engagement channels, and distribution outlets.  
1:45 - 2:30 PM
The Perfect Pitch with Marc and Jeanine Simon
Moderated by Brooke Beach
Learn from these two industry notables how to pitch your show successfully in the new era of OTT. 
2:30 - 3:15 PM
Mailchimp Presents 
Brand Entertainment and Innovation
Featuring Sarita Alami, Sarah Brennan Kolb and Mark DiCristina; Moderated by Emma Pitts
In this new era of video entertainment, production and distribution are not just for media companies. Mailchimp recently launched their own content studio and streaming platform, Mailchimp Presents. Hear directly from Mark DiCristina, the Head of Brand and Mailchimp Studios, alongside Sarita Alami, Head of Production for Mailchimp Presents, about the launch and the vision of the brand’s latest move to deliver entertaining content to the world.
3:15 - 3:45 PM
In Conversation: David Kwon, 
Founder of Tre Native
From MTV to Spotify, hear the incredible journey of video producer, content creator, and Founder of Tre Native, David Kwon, who has been the magic behind many music videos across past and present distribution channels.   
3:45 - 4:15 PM
Know Your Numbers: 
The Importance of Data
Featuring James Norman, Schartar Collier; Moderated by Brian Mahony
A digital world means data and OTT has brought data to the forefront of film and TV. What data is important for creators to understand, track and share?  How is the industry using data for discoverability and development? 
4:15 - 4:45 PM
Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in Film and TV through OTT
Featuring Angela Northington and Lisa Ferrill
As audiences demand more diversity and representation throughout film and TV, how does the arrival of OTT open doors for more inclusion?
4:45 - 5:15 PM
Getting the Shot - Women Leading from Behind the Lens
Featuring Laurel Ripley
This conversation will take an inspiring yet honest look at the current and emerging landscape of women in film and discuss how the new era of OTT helps advance these opportunities. The panelists will share their personal journeys and offer advice around topics such as funding, distribution, the creative process, and collaboration.  
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10
9:30 - 10:30 AM
Opening Keynote:  
Powerhouse Women Leading the 
Way in Film and TV
Featuring Doris Casap, Kim Leadford, Cheryle Harrison, and Angela Northington; 
Moderated by Mo Ivory
Meet four remarkable women who are paving the new way as prominent leaders in film and TV. Hear their journey to the top of the industry, their priorities as new leaders in a changing industry, and their predictions on upcoming tends.  Hear how they plan to ensure film and TV meets the demand for more diverse and representative content, as well as their advice for emerging artists, creators and CEOS. 
11:45 - 12:15 AM
Show Me The Money!
Featuring Liz Zavoyski, Carolyn Pitt, and Will Toms
Hear about new revenue models and emerging funding strategies and how creators can be strategic and smarter about monetization in the new era of OTT.
11:45 - 12:15 AM
In Conversation: Whistle
Moderated by Emma Loggins
Hear from social media creator and World Champion Athlete Austin Keen, and Alex Korn, Senior Director of Content, Partnerships and Talent at Whistle, an entertainment and sports media company. They will be joined by  James Valdes, Senior Brand Manager at Dannon, discussing how to create compelling branded content that will reach and engage audiences.
Lunch
(on your own)
1:15 - 1:35 PM
In Conversation: 
Maxie and Schatar Collier
Maxie Collier is a writer, producer, and director most widely known for his indepedent film Paper Chasers. He is also a pioneer in OTT content development and distribution. Schatar Collier is a producer, director and TV host who is also a pioneer in video entertainment. Learn how they have launched platforms, careers and businesses across platforms and pathways over the decades.   
1:35 - 2:15 PM
Go Your Own Way
Featuring Paul Hamm, Will Toms, Keith Clinkscales, and Maxie Collier 
Hear from creators and producers who have launched their own production companies and distribution channels. Learn how the independent path is a more viable plan than ever before in film and TV and video entertainment. 
2:15 - 3:45 PM
Seed and Spark Workshop
Seed and Spark is the world’s only crowdfunding and streaming destination, supporting inclusive films and film-related projects with funding, audience building, and distribution. This workshop will teach attendees how to find and engage fans, run an effective crowdfunding campaign, and then distribute your film.
Stay tuned to ottfest.com
for more information.