@Ryan_A_Bell

@Ryan_A_Bell

Ryan A Bell represents an intersection of entertainment and emerging tech. As a judge for Shorty Awards, Interactive at The Emmys he also bridges short form content and traditional media.  With an eye for creative strategy his work at Hydro Studios redefines the ways that collaboration in broadcasting, content creation and technology combine. His work with NATO, Intel, BMW and other major brands is balanced with coordinating the first live 360 broadcast of a US President during Obama’s Farewell speech.  Ryan is a member of The Television Academy, recipient of The Presidential Volunteer Service Award for his work with Special Olympics, an award winning poet, actor and songwriter who has received recognition from Forbes, Inc, Entrepreneur, TechCrunch and many other outlets.  His goal is to create the undefinable and to uncover the next renaissance in creation and connection.

@EveWeston

@EveWeston

Eve Weston is a versatile storyteller with over a decade of professional experience. She is currently developing a VR narrative comedy series and producing "I Feel You," a groundbreaking social VR experience on AltSpace. A talented screenwriter, she has developed shows for ABC Family and AwesomenessTV, written episodes of television for ABC and Disney Channel, and taught television writing for Mediabistro.com. Additionally, Eve is an award-winning journalist who has written about VR for The New York Post and Ms. Magazine and currently teaches the seminar “Once Upon a VR Start-Up: How To Tell Your Company’s Story” at UploadVR in Los Angeles. She is an alumna of Goldman Sachs (IBD), USC (MFA) and Princeton University (AB). 

@Diavolo_LA

@Diavolo_LA

Jacques Heim has been a transformative choreographer for over 20 years. He founded Diavolo in 1992 and has directed the Company’s work ever since.

Mr. Heim was born and raised in Paris, France. His earliest experiences with performance came from street performing. He attended Middlebury College (B.F.A. in Theater, Dance, and Film), the University of Surrey in England (Certificate for Analysis and Criticism of Dance), and the California Institute for the Arts (M.F.A., Choreography).

In addition to his work with Diavolo, Jacques has worked extensively for other companies in dance, theater, TV, and special events worldwide. Most recently Jacques worked with Guy Caron and Michael Curry as consulting choreographer on Ice Age Live!, a “mammoth” arena show which had its world premiere at London’s Wembley Stadium in November 2012 and is now touring Europe. For Cirque du Soleil, Jacques choreographed  at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas. He was invited to be a Creative Director for the Opening Ceremony of The 16th Asian Games, in Guangzhou, China. In 2005, Jacques was the Artistic Director for the Taurus Stunt Awards and returned in 2007 to stage a movement/stunt piece, “The Car”. With Center Theater Group, Jacques created choreography for the stage play, The Stones. On television, his work has appeared on BBC America’s Dancing with the Stars and Bravo’s Step Up and Dance.

Jacques taught movement and dance for many years at Ballet Pacifica, Cal State LA and UCLA. In addition to three USA Fellowship nominations and four Alpert Award nominations, Jacques has received the Martha Hill Choreography Award of the American Dance Festival, the Special Prize of the Jury at the 6th Saitama International Dance Festival, a Brody Arts Fund fellowship, and a James Irvine Foundation Fellowship.

@RadiantImages

@RadiantImages

Michael Mansouri is the co-founder of Radiant Images, an LA-based solution provider of all mixed realities, from base to augmented and virtual realities. A recognized hub of digital cinema and VR innovation, Radiant collaborates with creatives in Production & Post, Co-Production and through its rental house.

Mansouri and his Radiant team specialize in designing and building true end-to-end solutions including new cameras, and finding solutions that remove technical barriers for creative minds. He has developed into one of the leading industry voices in helping content creators understand and harness the power and promise of VR and 360-video technology.

An experienced cinematographer, digital imaging technician and camera operator, Mansouri is a knowledgeable, inventive and passionate technician in all aspects of digital cinema technology – 2D, 3D and virtual reality. He is an associate member of the American Society of Cinematographers, and a recipient of the Mario Award for Innovation. In 2016, Mansouri was named to the inaugural StudioDaily 50: The Top Creatives & Technologists, cited for his ability to make the visions that cinematographers see in their heads a reality.

Mansouri’s forward-thinking mindset, combined with his determination to simplify digital cinema and VR technology, has established Radiant Images as a go-to rental house for filmmakers and content creators who desire to stretch the boundaries with creative ideas and solutions.