ABout us

Infinity Festival Hollywood is an annual, multi-day event that celebrates “STORY ENABLED BY TECHNOLOGY.” Since 2018, Infinity Festival has grown to become the premiere, and only event that unites the talent behind Hollywood storytelling with the power of Silicon Valley technology. IF hosts keynotes, panels, presentations, showcases, demonstrations and screenings of exclusive content being created by and for the latest tech. Infinity Festival features the latest in: Metaverse, Web3, AI, XR, OTT, Film, TV, Audio, Animation, Music, 5G, Gaming, NFTs, fine art and more with the leading talent from each of these industries. 

IF creates targeted exposure by reaching a desired audience through various forms of media. The below infographic contains a breakdown of IF stats, showing steady audience growth since 2018. Infinity Festival has been commended by the City of Los Angeles for its exceptional contribution to the people, helping to make the city a better place to work, live and thrive.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Mark Lieber 

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Infinity Festival

Hanno Basse

Chairman, Infinity Festival and Chief Technology Officer, Digital Domain

Lori H. Schwartz

Chief Curator and Chief Strategy Officer, Infinity Festival 

Adam Newman

Chief Creative Officer, Infinity Festival

Jay Williams

Infinity Festival Hollywood – Head of Production

Lisa Jordan

Fine Art Curator, Infinity Festival

Alex Barder

Beast Media Group - Immersive Gaming and Entertainment

Elijah Allan-Blitz

Director

Jeff Bender

Equinix - Datacenter

David Bowd

Salt Hotels - The Aster Club - Hospitality

Garth Burkhard

Sony Pictures Animation - Theatrical and Streaming Content

John Canning

AMD – Monolith Creative and Technology Awards

Rick Champagne

NVIDIA – AI

Patrick Costello

Qualcomm – XR and 5G

Elie Dekel

Dekel Brands - Branding

Vicki Dobbs Beck

ILMxLAB – Immersive

Svetlana Dvoretsky

Lighthouse Immersive, Inc. – Immersive Exhibitions 

Chris Edwards

The Third Floor – Visualization

Guy Finley

MESA

Jeff Fishman

JSF Financial

Ron Geller

Dolby - Audio

David Goodman

Producer

Rick Hack

Intel – Studio of the Future

Jonas Hudson

GFT Exchange - Blockchain

Liz Huszarik

Infinity Festival Hollywood – Head of Consumer and Media Strategy

Marc Johnson

Monolith Creative Awards

Maile Kaiser

CoreSite 

Kevin Knocke

ReKT Global – Esports

Chris Lang

SmithGeiger -Research

Richard Lee

Salisian Lee – Legal

Ron Litvak

RSL and Company

John MacInnes

MacInnes Studios – Real Time Production

Dina Marovich

Infinity Festival Hollywood – Marketing

Barbara Marshall

HP – Remote Collaboration

Russell Naftal

Beast Media Group - Immersive Gaming and Entertainment

Tony Parisi 

Metaverse

Toby Past

Razorfish – Advertising

Demetri Portelli

Stereographer/
Cinematographer – 3D

Yael Prough

IGN – Gaming

Erin Reilly

University of Texas at Austin - IF Student Lab

Judith Regan

Regan Arts – Storytelling

Rena Ronson

United Talent Agency (UTA) – Theatrical and Streaming Content

Corey Ross

Lighthouse Immersive, Inc. – Immersive Exhibitions 

Anshel Sag

Moor Insights and Strategy – Analyst

Susan Sandler

PopUpSummer! – Retail Innovation

Samuel Sekine

Infinity Festival Hollywood – Chief Financial Officer

Ted Schilowitz

Paramount Pictures – Futurist

Charles Shumaker

Shumaker Mallory LLP - Legal

Brad Sive

ReKT Global – ESports

Kathleen Schröter

ootiboo GmbH – Wellness and Tech

Jodi Senese

OUTFRONT Media – Media

Sue Shakespeare

Creative Capers/ASIFA – Animation

Dave Smith

SmithGeiger - Research

Danilo Moura Silva

Simulated Reality – Immersive Production

Joel Sloss

Microsoft Azure – Content Creation and Security

Dane Smith

The Third Floor, Inc – Visualization

Brad Spahr

Sony Music – Music

Stephen Steelman

Brigantine Films – Content Creation

Shelby Stone

Narrative Film Group – Inclusivity

Christina Lee Storm

Netflix – Women In Technology

Alice Taylor

The Walt Disney Studios - Technology

Nigel Tierney

Yahoo Ryot Lab – Innovation

Ravi Velhal

Intel – Immersive Cinema

Brian Vogelsang

Qualcomm – XR and 5G

Stephen Walter

Verizon – 5G

Erik Weaver

ETC at USC - Virtual Production and In-Camera SFX

INFINITY FESTIVAL TEAM

Mark Lieber

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Lori H. Schwartz

Chief Curator and Chief Strategy Officer

Adam Newman

Chief Creative Officer

Hanno Basse

Chairman

Jay Williams

Head of Production

Jasmine Peralez

Content Marketing Strategist

Lisa Jordan

Fine Art Curator 

Jennifer Marlo

Content Curator

Daniel Cannistraci

Administrative Assistant

Halli Helfman

Social Media Intern

Meredith A. Lunceford

Event Coordinator Intern

Brandon T. Finn

Event Production/Paladin Creative

Daniel Harbatkin

Event Production/Piddle Pops

Rudy Campos

Event Production/Known Events Group

Patrick Long

Producer/Video Editor

Carley Alderman

UPRISE Management/Publicity

Matthew Aversa

UPRISE Management/Publicity

GOOD ORBIT

Site Design & Development

BOARD OF ADVISORS

Mariana Acuña Acosta 

Technicolor

Jennifer Ahn-Newman  

The Film Foundation

Efe Akbulut 

BBC Studios

Carley Alderman

UPRISE Management

Elijah Allan-Blitz 

Director

Matt Allard 

Dell

Keith Ancker

The Augmented City

Matthew Aversa

UPRISE Management

Alex Barder

Beast Media Group - Immersive Gaming and Entertainment

Hanno Basse 

Infinity Festival Hollywood/Digital Domain

Schawn Belston

Amazon Studios

Jeff Bender

Equinix/Datacenter

Rich Berger

MovieLabs

Joshua Beveridge

Sony Pictures Imagework

Jake Black 

CreateVR

David Bowd

The Aster Club

Stef Brower 

HP

Garth Burkhard

Sony Pictures Animation

Shayne Campbell

CoreSite

Rudy Campos

Known Events Group

John Canning 

AMD

Rodrigo Cerquiera

VR Director

Mitch Chaiet

memetic influence

Rick Champagne 

NVIDIA

Sidney Clifton 

The Jim Henson Company

Christian Cloud

Intel

Kevin Conroy 

4D Factory – ConroyMedia

Patrick Costello  

Qualcomm

Vaughn Davis

Dream Hotel

Paul Debevec 

Netflix

Elie Dekel 

Dekel Brands

Steve Denker 

Circle All Access

David Derks

ASIFA

Vicki Dobbs Beck 

ILMxLAB

Ajay Dugar

Kinected Consulting

Svetlana Dvoretsky 

Lighthouse Immersive, Inc.

Chris Edwards 

The Third Floor, Inc.

Carla Feldman 

CAF Law Group

Charlie Fink

XR Consultant

Guy Finley

MESA

Brandon T. Finn

Paladin Creative

Jeff Fishman

JSF Financial

Veronica Flint

Creative Director

Ian Forester

VR Playhouse

Tom Frank 

Ascend Coaching and Training

John Gauntt

The Augmented City

Joergen Geerds 

Koncept VR

Ron Geller 

Dolby

Jeff Gipson

Walt Disney Animation Studios

Jennifer Goldfinch 

Foundry

David Goodman 

Producer

Chris Gunn 

Digital Media Executive

Rick Hack 

Intel

Josh Hancock 

JoshCar Inc.

Annie Hanlon 

Netflix

Daniel Harbatkin

Piddle Pops

Alexx Henry 

Alexx Henry Studios

Karen Horne  

WarnerMedia

Rachel Hsu

CollabNxt

Jonas Hudson 

GFT Exchange

Liz Huszarik 

Consultant

Marcie Jastrow 

Shiba Inu Coin

Marc Johnson 

Digital Innovation Strategist and Producer

Larry W. Jones 

Blackthorn Media Inc.

Maile Kaiser

CoreSite 

Rosie Karakan

Dream Hotel

John Kellogg

Xperi Corporation

Lontih Khatami 

Universal Pictures

Liz Kiley

The Augmented City

Joanne Kim 

Amazon Studios

Kevin Knocke

ReKT Global – Esports 

Chris Lang

SmithGeiger

Richard Lee

Legal

Mark Lieber 

Infinity Festival

Ron Litvak

RSL and Company

Patrick Long 

Mister Doctor Media

Will McDonald 

Unity

John MacInnes 

MacInnes Studios

Penny Malsch 

Intel

Dina Marovich 

Infinity Festival Hollywood – Marketing

Barbara Marshall 

HP

Judith Merians

Attorney

Arjun Metre 

Tennor

Dina Meyers

Lighthouse Immersive, Inc.

Mark Miller 

Microsoft

Lauren Moore 

The Third Floor, Inc.

Nina Moayer-Lockett

Goya Studios

Danilo Moura Silva 

Simulated Reality LLC

Russell Naftal

Beast Media Group - Immersive Gaming and Entertainment

David Nelson 

University of Southern California

Adam Newman

Infinity Festival

Loren Nielsen

Xperi Corporation

Daniel O’Brien

HTC VIVE

Michel Paquette 

Strategic Content Advisor

Tony Parisi

Consultant

Toby Past

Razorfish

Dan Pastewka 

Phase Two Space

Peter Pastewka 

Phase Two Space

Jennifer Pearl 

Team Computr

Jasmine Peralez 

OUTFRONT Media

Fran Pomerantz

The Pomerantz Group, LLC

Joanna Popper 

Creative Artists Agency

Demetri Portelli 

Stereographer - Cinematographer

Wendy Posner 

Posner Fine Art

Audra Priluck

SmithGeiger

Guy Primus 

Valence Enterprises

Yael Prough 

IGN Entertainment

Robin Prybill 

FuseFX

Linda Quach 

LG

Arjun Ramamurthy

Ateliere Entertainment Technologies

Elizabeth Rave 

OUTFRONT Media

Alexia Raven 

Warner Bros.

Judith Regan 

Regan Arts

Erin Reilly 

ReillyWorks LLC, The University of Texas at Austin

Courtney Richards 

OUTFRONT Media

Diane Robina

Diane Robina Media

Rena Ronson 

United Talent Agency (UTA)

Christine Rose

OUTFRONT Media

Corey Ross

Lighthouse Immersive, Inc.

John Rubey

Rubey Entertainment LLC

Michael Russo

Consultant

Anshel Sag 

Moor Insights & Strategy

Susan Sandler 

PopUpSummer!

Ted Schilowitz

Paramount Pictures

Kathleen Schröter 

ootiboo GmbH

Lori H. Schwartz

Infinity Festival

Lloyd Scott

Plex, Inc.

Jenna Seiden 

Niantic

Samuel Sekine

Infinity Festival Hollywood

Jodi Senese

OUTFRONT Media

Donato Sepulveda   

Studio Stropa

Sue Shakespeare

Creative Capers Entertainment

Guy Shalem

Director/Producer

Seth Shapiro

D[a]2

Charles Shumaker

Shumaker Mallory LLP

Brad Sive

ReKT Global

Colum Slevin

Electronic Arts (EA)

Dave Smith

SmithGeiger

Joel Sloss

Microsoft

Dane Smith 

The Third Floor, Inc.

Brad Spahr 

Sony Music Entertainment

Stephen Steelman 

Brigantine Films

Spencer Stephens 

techxmedia

Shelby Stone

Narrative Film Group

Christina Lee Storm

Netflix

Hardie Tankersley

Silverdraft

Alice Taylor 

The Walt Disney Studios

Todd Terrazas

Bobble Sports 

Daniel Tibbetts

Smosh

Nigel Tierney 

Yahoo Ryot Lab

Ilana Trinkenreich

Equinix

Kim Vasey

KMBVR Audio Consulting

Ravi Velhal 

Intel

Brian Vogelsang

Qualcomm

Stephen Walter

Verizon

Madeline Warren   

Chapman University

Erik Weaver

ETC at USC

Chanita Wesley

CollabNxt

Bob West

CoreSite

Kenneth Williams

ETC at USC

Jay Williams

Infinity Festival Hollywood – Head of Production

Rachel Wintner

OUTFRONT Media

Jeff Wood

Lenovo

Jake Zim

Sony Pictures Entertainment VR