Sheppard Mullin is a full service Global 100 firm with over 780 attorneys in 15 offices located in the United States, Europe and Asia. Our multidisciplinary entertainment and digital media practice is consistently recognized among the top entertainment law practices and the top media law practices in the world. Our lawyers work with major motion picture studios, television networks, independent producers, leading Internet portals, Web and mobile publishers, e-commerce, social media and other media companies in the production, distribution and monetization of digital content. With our depth of understanding of the business, we also effectively represent entertainment and digital media companies in their financing and mergers and acquisitions activities. We have been involved in some of the most significant and high profile matters in the industry. For more information visit www.sheppardmullin.com.
Nix Hydra is a Los Angeles based entertainment software company. Our debut game, the virtual pet Egg Baby, has over 15 million downloads, and our company has more than $5.6M in funding. Founders Lina Chen and Naomi Ladizinsky are Yale grads with a dream. Nix Hydra is made up of relatively friendly, diverse and very spirited people, and together we have a combined bajillion years of experience in gaming, especially mobile. The Nix Hydra team has worked at places like EA, Capcom, THQ, Machinima, William Morris, Viacom and Comedy Central. Our ca$h hoard was provided by some excellent angel and VC investors who have invested in (or were founders of) Harmonix, Zynga, Riot Games, Gyft, MRY and Buddy Media.
Venable’s Digital Media team is comprised of attorneys who have the knowledge and experience necessary to assist clients in effectively navigating legal, regulatory and political landscapes. With a particular focus on digital advertising, digital entertainment, social media, mobile platform, technology, privacy and data security, e-commerce, and mobile payments, we counsel clients across a broad range of matters, including business transactions and strategies, compliance issues, advocacy, investigations, and litigation. We fully engage with our clients to deliver timely, creative, and integrated solutions. Website: https://www.venable.com/
Google AdMob is the leading mobile advertising platform, trusted by more than 650,000 apps worldwide. Since 2006, AdMob has helped developers to grow successful app businesses with rich ad formats, ad mediation and industry-leading fill rates. With Google Analytics built into AdMob directly, developers can measure app performance and segment users to monetize intelligently.
NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO) is a worldwide leader in free-to-play online and mobile games. Founded in Korea in 1994, Nexon developed one of the world’s first graphics-based massively multiplayer online games. Nexon also pioneered the concept of micro-transactions and the free-to-play business model, setting a new standard in which play is free, and users have the option to purchase in-game items to enhance their experience. Nexon currently services nearly 150 titles in more than 150 countries. The Company is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and its shares are listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
SGN connects people around the world through great games. As the fastest growing mobile games studio in the west, SGN has produced hit titles such as Cookie Jam, Juice Jam, Book of Life: Sugar Smash and Panda Pop. To date, well over 700 million SGN games have been installed on leading mobile and social platforms, making SGN one of the largest cross-platform gaming companies in the world. SGN represents the next generation of social game development. SGN’s proprietary and patent-pending technology process, MasterKey, allows a game to be built once and seamlessly distributed to all platforms including Facebook, App Store, Google Play, and Amazon. Through its three-prong strategy of social, mobile, and web games SGN reaches players wherever they choose to play. SGN is responsible for more than twelve top-ten titles in the iTunes App Store and three #1 titles in the Amazon App Store. SGN’s hit game, Cookie Jam, was awarded Facebook Game of the Year in 2014. Funded by Austin Ventures and Netmarble, and led by a seasoned team of Internet pioneers, SGN was built through a series of acquisitions and organic growth. SGN is based in Los Angeles, with studios in San Diego, Buenos Aires, San Francisco Palo Alto, and Seattle.www.sgn.com
GAMEVIL® is a premier mobile game publisher located in Los Angeles, USA and Seoul, Korea. Established in 2000, GAMEVIL has earned a reputation as one of the best companies in the mobile games sector by crafting award winners in a diverse portfolio of games. GAMEVIL is well known for revolutionizing the sector with its original and innovative mobile games, backed by unparalleled expertise in advanced mobile technology. As a world class leader in mobile games publishing, GAMEVIL continues to lead the sector with a commitment to establish mobile as the definitive mass market entertainment platform of the world.
Sheppard Mullin was one of the first major law firms to create a multidisciplinary games industry team. Our Social Media & Games Team members include patent lawyers with strong technical backgrounds in the electrical and computer arts, transactional and entertainment lawyers, and lawyers with experience in sports industries, digital media and distribution, digital business, advertising, gambling, fantasy sports, digital and virtual currencies, and much more. Named by Interactive Age as one of the top two law firms serving the videogame industry, our team has expanded to more than 70 lawyers in 15 offices in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.
BlueStacks is a big data Series-C startup specializing in predictive marketing and analytics. Founded in 2011, the company is based in Silicon Valley with offices in London, Tokyo and Beijing. Investors include Andreessen-Horowitz, Redpoint, Intel, Samsung and Qualcomm. Visit BlueStacks at http://bluestacks.com/
Euro VAT Refund, Inc. (EuroVAT) is a leading U.S. financial services company specializing in assisting North American companies with Value Added Tax (VAT) management, registrations and refunds when they do business internationally. Many of the companies sell electronically supplied services (ESS) including online games, music, software, cloud services, on-line subscriptions, and more to private people within Europe. Most of them are not aware about the VAT registration requirements that mean they have to charge about 20% VAT to the private customers. This is a major liability issue whereEuroVAT can assist.
We believe recruiting should be transparent, unbiased, and that the talent should be in control. Our process provides people with upfront offers from vetted and funded companies, a dedicated talent advocate, and a $1,000 signing bonus. Our mission is to make hiring, or getting hired, less painful.
Gaming Partners, an organization of companies based in Mexico City, the epicenter of the video game culture in LATAM. A crucial market of the explosive growth of videogames in the region. Working with a variety of companies, including: EA, Disney, PlayStation and more, we are:
We provide and execute solutions for gaming companies who want to focus on the Latin American consumer.
The Open Gaming Alliance (OGA) supports business opportunities for developers, builds expansion opportunities for the industry, and promotes ongoing innovation in gaming. www.opengamingalliance.org
The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) is the largest non-profit membership organization in the world serving all individuals who create games. Our mission is to advance the careers and enhance the lives of game developers by connecting members with their peers, promoting professional development, and advocating on issues that affect the developer community. This mission is carried out in the following key areas: advocating for developers on key issues, providing a global community for networking and encouraging professional development for the improvement of our craft.
Like most of the activities under the Steel Media banner, Pocket Gamer Connects aims to be a wholly inclusive event series, providing something of value to a wide range of industry players, from global corporations looking to hone their strategy right down to small indie developers seeking out a little inspiration and some new contacts.
PG Connects tackles the industry with our tried-and-loved formula of short-sharp sessions, developer-focused fringe events, and superlative networking within multiple locations including London, Helsinki, Bangalore and for the first time this year we host our fantastic event in Vancouver on June 28-29 at the striking Vancouver Convention Centre.
Gaming Business Review is the premier business source for games, interactive, immersive and emerging technology insights. We publish feature articles, CEO interviews, company profiles, research reports, conference coverage, as well as trend analysis and market research that provide and explain the details executives need to make decisions in a quickly evolving market.Gaming Business Review is read by developers as well as top-level executives, who leverage us as a reliable source to uncover and interpret new and evolving trends that are shaping the entertainment and gaming industry.We support our highly influential readership with the GBR Newsletter which has thousands subscribers. Gaming Business Review is an M2 Publishing, Inc. service. www.gamingbusinessreview.com
WIGI promotes diversity in video game development, publishing, media, education and workplaces, based on a fundamental belief that increased equality and camaraderie among genders can make global impacts for superior products, more consumer enjoyment and a stronger gaming industry. Women In Games International stands as strong advocates for issues crucial to the success of women and men in the games industry, including a better work/life balance, healthy working conditions, increased opportunities for success and resources for career support.
Digital LA is the largest networking organization of professionals and friends who do digital startups, movies, TV, web series, music, video games, VFX, marketing, and social media, reaching more than 40,000 professionals across our newsletter, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Attendees work at WB, Sony, FOX, Paramount, Disney, Universal, CAA, WME, ABC, NBC, Activision, EA, studios, agencies and startups.
Fusicology.com is a multifaceted website media entity, promoting progressive music culture through event listings and relevant content. Fusicology as a whole provides a national hub reaching trend setting multicultural urbanites. Our site and newsletter specialize in providing relevant information for early adopters that include the musically forward. Since 2003, Fusicology has sustained long lasting relationships with an extensive list of record labels, recording artists, event promoters, venues, and lifestyle brands. In addition we offer our clients special event production services that include concept to completion as well as an array of online/offline marketing campaign creation and execution.
Celebrating over 50 years of service to the ever-evolving global television industry, NATPE continues to redefine itself and the services it provides to meet the needs of its members and the industry. What has remained constant is NATPE’s commitment to encouraging the growth and supporting the success of video content development, creations, production, financing and distribution across all platforms.
NATPE is the most important international “must-attend” Market and Conference held in the U.S.
SAG-AFTRA represents more than 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. With national offices in Los Angeles and New York and local offices nationwide, SAG-AFTRA members work together to secure the strongest protections for media artists into the 21st century and beyond. Visit SAG-AFTRA online at SAGAFTRA.org.
LA‘s tech scene is growing at a torrid rate — LA TECH DIGEST is LA‘s best resource for area news, events, and analysis. http://www.latechdigest.com
WITI is the premiere global organization empowering women in business and technology to attain their professional goals and dreams. With a global network of smart, tech-savvy women, WITI has powerful programs and partnerships that provide connections, resources, opportunities and a supportive environment. Since 1989, WITI has delivered value to individuals, small businesses, and corporations. www.witi.com. Build. Empower. Inspire.
We are featuring more women investors and leaders for tech, startups and related events. Our goal is to work toward 50/50, female/male speakers for panels. (i.e., tech and vertical industries’ speaking platforms – focusing and advocating on behalf of women tech leaders to appear in major national publications and be in the limelight and center stage of major conferences and summits) Women In Tech Network is also collaborating and creating mentor/sponsor connecting platforms to assist more women influencers onto leadership position toward C-suites and boards.
The Interweb’s only talk show dedicated to discussing the gay side of what’s trending on the web. www.BoysInTech.com / Twitter @BoysInTech
Transform Group (www.transform.pr) is a new kind of agency, combining PR, thought leadership, and a focus on new paradigms and markets (including 3D, gaming, Bitcoin, digital media, mobile, online video, wearables and robotics/drones). Transform leverages deep industry relationships and domain expertise to arrive at solutions that are trackable, repeatable and more predictable. Transform works closely with sister company, SocialRadius (www.socialradius.com), which is focused on social media marketing, engagement, analytics and influencer events.
We offer several event sponsorship packages, each one carefully designed to ensure maximum brand exposure and lead generation. Exclusive and Non-Exclusive Sponsor Options can be purchased to customize your package to fit your needs.
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