Dynamic Entertainment Duo Jennifer Salke, President of NBC Entertainment and Bert Salke, President of Fox 21 to Keynote at The Israel Conference™ on October 31 in Los Angeles

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Speakers from Fox Digital, ABC Studios, Warner Bros, Keshet-Dick Clark Productions, Electus, ICM Partners, and technology companies from Israel will take part in the entertainment panels.

The Israel Conference

It’s impressive that so many of the hottest new formats on TV have originated in Israel and have become blockbusters in the US market. They’ve become a bridge between Hollywood and Tel Aviv.

The Israel Conference™ today announced that Jennifer Salke, President of NBC Entertainment and Bert Salke, President of Fox 21, are scheduled to keynote on October 31st at 11am at The Skirball in Los Angeles.

These heavy hitters in entertainment will discuss their views and their involvement in the phenomena around the super-successful TV formats such as Homeland, Tyrant, and Digg, all developed in Israel. Major Hollywood production companies, studios, and networks such as Fox 21 and NBC have acquired these shows. The session will be lead by Yossi Vardi, The Israel Conference™ co-chair who is considered the ‘godfather’ of Israeli tech, and anchored by David Lonner, CEO of Oasis Media.

“It’s impressive that so many of the hottest new formats on TV have originated in Israel and have become blockbusters in the US market. They’ve become a bridge between Hollywood and Tel Aviv,” Sharona Justman, co-founder of The Israel Conference™ said.

Nir Haklili, Director at GDMX/Warner Bros. says “As a former director of programming for Channel 2, the largest TV network in Israel, I am amazed and delighted to see the storytelling skills of my colleagues and peers from the Israeli creative community gaining success and notoriety worldwide.”

Taking place October 30 + 31 at the Skirball in Los Angeles, The Israel Conference™ will focus on entertainment, technology, business and innovation from companies who are actively doing business in Israel. Hollywood will be center stage on Friday, October 31 and attendees will have the opportunity to learn about all things in the entertainment arena that have been directly influenced by the Israel marketplace.

A session on Digital Israel – Streaming Across the World! will talk about the Israeli influence on digital disruption in Hollywood and will feature Fox Digital President, David Wertheimer along with super success Eli Uzan from Screenz. Digital revolutionaries Showbox and Applicaster along with Digital Strategy Director for TV, Keyvan Peymani of ICM Partners will also be on the panel led by Emmy Governor Seth Shapiro.

Speakers from the Israel in Hollywood panel will share their insight on television formats such as those produced by ABC Studios in collaboration with Dori Media, Keshet-DCP as the producers of Rising Star. The prolific Ben Silverman of Electus, and the groundbreaking reality TV formats of Keeping Up with the Kardashians by Bunim/Murray President Gil Gottshein, will also be a part of the panel led in vibrant discussion by Nir Haklili, Director at GDMX/Warner Bros.

Screenings of episodes of Homeland and Tyrant will be shown on both days at 11am, 1pm, 4pm, and 7pm. These shows are from the great ideas and imagination of Israeli writers and producers.

The Israel Conference™ brings together hundreds of top executives from businesses and Fortune 1000 firms to early-stage startups to attend this two-day event. Over 40% of attendees are founders and leaders of companies. Attendees will meet top executives from Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, IBM, Intel, PayPal, Elbit, Coca Cola, Fox Digital, ABC Studios, Electus, Warner Bros., and ICM, along with some of the most creative early-stage start-ups as well as many of the top VCs worldwide from Intel Ventures, Horizons Ventures, and USVP.

Speakers represent the spirit of the inventiveness of the Israel market. Attendees gain an insider’s understanding of the growth of both public and privately-held Israel-facing companies to increase business and investment opportunities.

To get more information on the conference, please visit: http://www.TheIsraelConference.org

To register please visit: http://www.TheIsraelConference.org/Register.php

To register as press please visit: http://www.TheIsraelConference.org/PressReg2014.php

This year’s sponsors include: Elbit Systems of America, LivePerson, KPMG, Bingham McCutchen, Government of Israel Economic Mission to the West Coast, OurCrowd, SodaStream, Powermat, Fox Rothschild, STEP Strategy Advisors, Rubenstein / Justman Management Consultants, Credo, and Blumberg Capital.

For sponsorship opportunities please contact Paula Page at Paula(at)TheIsraelConference(dot)org

About The Israel Conference™:
The Israel Conference™ is a fast-paced business conference that brings together leading technology innovators and investors in High Tech / Media and Entertainment / Advertising / Mobile / eCommerce / Content / Gaming / Cloud / Security / Automotive / Clean Tech / Medical Tech / Consumer Products coming out of Israel that are market-making and in demand. Over 700 top business executives will attend on Thursday October 30 + Friday October 31, 2014 in Los Angeles to meet leaders of significant businesses that do business in Israel and investors in Israeli companies. Speakers represent the spirit of the inventiveness of the Israel market. Attendees gain an insider’s understanding of the growth of both public and privately-held Israel-facing companies to increase business and investment opportunities.

For more information please visit, http://www.TheIsraelConference.org, Tel: 310-445-5388. Follow us on social media @TheIsraelConf, #IsraelConf.

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