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VidCon 2014 To Feature Industry Panels With Top Executives And Dealmakers To Discuss Online Video Business

DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki and Maker Studios CEO Ynon Kreiz to speak at event; panels include the future of online video, diversity on YouTube, branded con... (June 10, 2014)

LOS ANGELES, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --As thousands of online video fans get ready to make their way to Anaheim to meet their favorite YouTube celebrities at VidCon, the entertainment industry is preparing for a variety of panel discussions, roundtables and networking about the future of online video and its impact on the media and entertainment world.

The fifth annual VidCon will be held June 26-28, 2014 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. and is expected to attract more than 18,000 fans, content creators and industry executives.

Entertainment industry titan and DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg will open VidCon 2014 with a candid and exclusive conversation about the entertainment business and the future of online video. Katzenberg will discuss his perspectives on the impact and importance of online video on the entertainment industry, as well as the recent acquisition by DreamWorks of AwesomenessTV. YouTube personality and VidCon co-creator Hank Green will moderate the conversation.

Newly appointed YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki will make her first VidCon appearance to give the Industry Day keynote. She will offer YouTube creators an exclusive look at new initiatives and products that will help them create better videos, expand and engage their audiences, and build their brands.

Also featured will be a conversation with Maker Studios CEO Ynon Kreiz about building the largest provider of online video content for Millennials and the future of branded content. Kreiz will discuss how Disney and Maker will work together moving forward. Variety Editor-In-Chief for digital Andrew Wallenstein will moderate the session.

Other industry panel sessions will include:

  • The future of online video and how the entertainment industry will be impacted by the ever-changing digital landscape.
  • Diversity on YouTube and reaching different demographics with online videos.
  • Working with multichannel networks.
  • The development and marketing of branded content.
  • Monetizing online content and revenue beyond advertising in the era of content creation and digital distribution.
  • Working with the next generation of talent.
  • Copyrights and online video.

VidCon includes programming geared toward fans as well as content creators and industry executives. Fans can enjoy Q&A's, signings, special gatherings, performances, panel sessions, outdoor concerts, dance parties and an expo hall. For content creators and industry executives, the event offers programming consisting of keynotes, panel sessions, roundtable discussions, special receptions and extensive networking opportunities.

Event sponsors include YouTube, Kia, HLN, AwesomenessTV, Fullscreen, Friskies, Collective Digital Studio, Maker Studios, Endemol Beyond USA, Dolby, Best Buy, Canon, Samsung, HGTV, Defy Media and many others.

VidCon is the largest industry conference and fan extravaganza in the world for online video. Started in 2010 by online video personalities and brothers Hank and John Green, the event has grown exponentially and is now attended by more than 18,000 industry professionals, content creators and fans. More information is available at

Contact: Steve Honig
Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 9 am EDT The Honig Company, LLC


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