Inaugural Mobile Entertainment Summit™ Announces Panel Line Up of Key Industry Influencers

Strategic Two –Day Conference to Focus on the Business of Mobile Entertainment And Revenue Driving Strategies


Unicomm, a leading event management company and The Bob Dowling Group, today have announced the first round of panelists for their upcoming LA Mobile Entertainment Summit™ to be held on December 7-8 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel, Universal City, CA, is presented in association with Variety. Official Sponsors for the event include, The Weather Channel, ESPN, Mocospace, GetJar, Webtrends, Flycell, Apptera, Waterfall Mobile, Ericsson and AUGME Technologies. Keynote speakers will be announced shortly.

“The LA Mobile Entertainment Summit™ brings together some of the greatest minds in mobile technology, interactive media and entertainment” says John Golicz, CEO, Unicomm, LLC. “We are looking forward to bringing the industry’s best and brightest together for one of the most strategic executive summits in mobile entertainment.”

Additional event partners include The Mobile Excellence Awards, the most influential and coveted awards program in the industry honoring the best of the best in mobile entertainment, technology, marketing and media. More information on the Mobile Excellence Awards can be found at

“As the entertainment and mobile industry converge, Variety has broadened its content to cover all aspects of this growing sector,” said Linda Buckley Bruno, Publishing Director of Variety. “Exciting changes are occurring across the industry and distribution of content across these various mobile platforms is rapidly proving to be one that is shaping the future of the business. Partnering with the LA Mobile Entertainment Summit™ allows Variety the opportunity to cement itself at the forefront of mobile entertainment.”

Industry and media partners include Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), Mobilized TV, FierceMobile Content, Fierce Wireless, Fierce Developer, Mashable, Mobile Monday LA, Interactive Television Alliance, Screen Digest, ReadWriteWeb, Interpret, LLC , UCLA, School of Management and others.

The 2010 LA Mobile Entertainment Summit™ Speakers will include:
Bob Dowling, Co-Producer & Conference Chairman; Debra Kaufman, Senior Content Advisor, LA Mobile Entertainment Summit™ ; John Rubey, President, AEG Network LIVE; Natalie Farsi, Head of Mobile, Warner Brothers; Pankaj Asundi, VP Multimedia, Ericsson; Chris Hoerenz, CMO, Fox Mobile Entertainment; Mike Scogin,VP, MTV Mobile; Suzanne McDonnell, SVP MTV Digital ; Tom Ellsworth, President, GoTV; Francisco Varela, Head of Wireless Partnerships, You Tube; Joerg Bachmaier, SVP/GM Americas, Endemol Worldwide Brand; Ron Czerny, CEO, Playphone; Michael Cai, VP Research, Interpret, LLC; Ronan de Renesse, Senior Analyst, Screen Digest; Eric Rickson, Director Mobile Analytics, Webtrends; Adrian Rubio, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, Flycell; Ilja Laurs, CEO & Founder , GetJar; Matt Silk, Senior Vice President, Waterfall Mobile; Paul Arena, CEO, AUGME Technologies, Inc; Justin Siegel, CEO, Mocospace; Henry Vogel, CEO, Apptera; Allison Dollar, Executive Director, ITA & Mobile Excellence Awards; John Gaudiosi, Sr. Content Advisor, 3D Gaming Summit.

For more information about speaking submissions, exhibiting, and sponsor opportunities, please visit: or contact Gloria Lombardo, Sales Director, Mobile Entertainment Group at 203-878-2577 (x105) or

About Unicomm LLC. is an independent business-to-business communications company specializing in originating and managing world class trade shows and conferences in underserved and nascent markets. Founded in 1998 in Milford, CT, Unicomm enjoys impressive track record of dozens of successful show launches and hundreds of event productions. Unicomm’s properties include the 3D Entertainment Summit™ in association with VARIETY, The 3D Gaming Summit™, the LA Times Travel & Adventure Show, Adventures in Travel Expo in NY, CH, DC and Seattle, and the Green Travel Summit. For more information:

About The Bob Dowling Group – For 17 years through 2007, Bob Dowling was editor-in-chief and publisher of The Hollywood Reporter and president of the VNU Business Media Film and Performing Arts Group. During Dowling’s tenure, The Reporter launched numerous new products, including the Web site, e-mail edition, weekly edition, THR East, Literary Hollywood, Festival de Cannes dailies and the Oscar Screening Guide, as well as many annual events such as the Women in Entertainment Power 100 stand-alone issue and its related breakfast event, the Next Generation ranking of prominent young executives, the Film and TV Music Conference and the reorganized Key Art Awards. Dowling recently started his own information and consulting firm, the Bob Dowling Group, to serve clients looking to navigate the converging worlds of entertainment and technology, with the 3D Entertainment Summit as a lead project.

About Variety
Recognized and respected through out the world of show business, Variety is the premier source of business entertainment news. Since 1905, the most influential leaders in the industry have turned to Variety for timely, credible and straight forward news and analysis – information vital to their professions.

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