Rising Tide Summit III

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Exploring the Digital Transformation
of Entertainment and Southern
California's Booming Internet Economy

September 12-14, 2000 at the Directors Guild of America, Los Angeles

Digital Coast 2000 is the second annual gathering of the leading executives, artists and technologists building Southern California's burgeoning digital industries. The three-day event takes place in association with The Directors Guild of America and NATPE with the support of Variety.

Shaquille O'Neal, basketball legend
and Co-founder & Principal, Dunk.net

We're thrilled to announce a number of newly-added guest speakers, including: Shaquille O'Neal, NBA reigning MVP & World Champion, and Co-founder & Principal, Dunk.net; Award-winning directors Wayne Wang (Joy Luck Club, Smoke, Blue in the Face), Penelope Spheeris (Wayne's World, Decline of Western Civilization); and Alex Singer (director of more than 250 TV and 5 motion pictures including Stanley Kubrick's first feature, Day of the Fight); Stan Lee Media Founder, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer Stan Lee; Centropolis Partner Dean Devlin; Digital Media Campus Chairman and CEO Leonard Armato; Acclaimed cinematographer Theo Van de Sande; Project Voyager CEO and co-founder Joe Firmage; RIAA CEO Hilary Rosen; and David O. Carson, General Counsel for the U.S. Copyright Office.

The three-day agenda features keynote and fireside chats with e-business leaders including Broadcast.com CEO Mark Cuban and Idealab Chairman Bill Gross. Panels on the e-Business Track include an e-services CEOs roundtable with Jeff Dachis of Razorfish, Bert Ellis of IXL, Robert Bernard of MarchFirst, Bob Gett of Viant, and Scott Mednick of Xceed; a "Digital Coast Enterprise Success Stories" panel examining how mature companies are re-engineering through Internet technology and new, networked operational models; "Internet Book Publishing and Online Literature" with leading executives and e-published authors, and a roundtable of top Digital Coast VC's on the state of venture capital in Southern California.

Topics on the Digital Coast 2000 Convergence Track include "The e-Biznification of Hollywood" in which top executives from major and independent motion picture studios examine the Internet's impact on the film industry;"The Animation Renaissance" featuring exclusive premiere screenings from top online animation producers; an Interactive and Enhanced Television panel showcasing live demos from award-winning enhanced TV content creators and the American Film Institute; "Talent Rights: Artists, Agencies and the Risks and Rewards of Online Opportunities" on the new Internet agreements with leaders of the DGA, SAG, and WGA; and panels such as "The Future of Intellectual Property" and "Music, Money and The P2P Revolution" including Ian Clarke of Freenet, Gene Kan of Infrasearch, Bill Bales of Applesoup, Jim Griffin of Evolab; and EFF co-founder John Perry Barlow.

Online entertainment creators at Digital Coast 2000 include Bruce Branit and Jeremy Hunt of "405 The Movie"and Joseph Levy of "George Lucas In Love"; plus special international guest Gordan Paunovic, co-founder of RadioB92 Belgrade.

We're also very proud to announce the first annual Digital Coast Awards for excellence in digital entertainment -- we'll be honoring some of the hottest online entertainment projects from the past year at a special ceremony on September 14, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Some incredible evening events are also in store -- including an opening night party on September 12 at the world-famous House of Blues on the Sunset strip, and a gala closing night Digital Coast Awards party on September 14 at the Japanese American Museum. A limited number of tickets are still available. The exclusive pre-dinner and Day two dinner are now sold out, but waitlist requests are being accepted. To guarantee your place at Digital Coast 2000, register online today.

We sincerely hope you can join us for this very special and important event and look forward to your active participation.

Best Regards,
Jason McCabe Calacanis
Editor and CEO, Rising Tide Studios

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Rising Tide Studios produces the print magazines Silicon Alley Reporter
and Digital Coast Reporter, and the Silicon Alley Daily, Digital Coast Daily,
Pervasive Weekly, Digital Music Weekly, and iHealthcare Weekly e-mail
newsletters. RTS will be producing additional conferences in 2000, including
Silicon Alley Venture Capital Summit 2000, October 11-12 in New York City.

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