The timing couldn’t be better, what with the announcement of Apple’s iPad Mini.
At Hollywood talent agency UTA Wednesday morning, after some opening 8:45 a.m. remarks by Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) senior vice president Karen Chupka, there will be a panel discussion titled “Smart TVs, Tablets and Phones: Oh My! The New World of Direct-to-Consumer Media.” Gathered to discuss the impact of the iPad Mini and other technologies on artists and Hollywood content development will be:
– Felicia Day, creator-star of The Guild;
– Ron Gellar, vice president, worldwide content relations, Dolby;
– Shari Covens, executive director, IAWTV;
– John Lehr and Nancy Hower: Creators-star-director of 10 Items or Less (TBS) and Jailbait (Crackle);
– Shawn DuBravac, chief economist and director of research, CEA.
The panel will be moderated by Brent Weinstein, UTA’s head of digital media, and is being co-presented by Variety‘s annual CES program guide “Entertainment Matters.” Be there or be anything but sleek and rectangular.