Camarillo, Calif., Jan 30, 2013 – The Martin V. Smith School of Business & Economics at CSU Channel Islands (CI) is pleased to present two pioneers from the entertainment and interactive media world in its Spring 2013 Speaker Series. The series, “Views from Two Entertainment Industry Executives,” is free, open to the public by reservation, and includes lunch. Both events will be held at noon in Malibu Hall 100 on the CI campus.

Ann Greenberg, Founder and CEO of Sceneplay, Inc.; co-founder of Gracenote and ION
Friday, Feb. 15, at noon in Malibu Hall 100
An entrepreneur and longtime proponent of co-creative, interactive, and immersive forms of entertainment, Greenberg has been awarded more than a dozen U.S. and international patents in the entertainment technology sector. She is the founder and CEO of Sceneplay, Inc., a social participation platform that crowd-sources the creation of branded content with a unique video creation engine.

Greenberg co-founded Gracenote, the world leader in metadata services, which provides an automatic content recognition service that is licensed by tens of thousands of companies and embedded in over a billion devices in the automotive, consumer electronic, and software sectors. She also co-founded ION, the world’s first interactive label, which invented enhanced CDs and early interactive cinema systems.

Jim Molinets, Vice President of Mobile Games, Disney Interactive Studios
Friday, April 5, at noon in Malibu Hall 100
As Vice President of Mobile Games for Disney Interactive Studios, Molinets has helped produce the smartphone hits "Temple Run: Brave," "Where's My Water?" and "Where's My Perry?" He previously spent four years as Vice President of Franchise Production for Disney Interactive, working on all major gaming consoles and delivering successful products around core Disney franchises like Toy Story, Cars 2, Club Penguin, Phineas and Ferb, and many others. A key figure in the interactive entertainment industry for more than 20 years with Disney, Sony, Electronic Arts, and Rogue Entertainment, Molinets has developed more than 30 games generating over $500 million in revenue.

The Speaker Series is sponsored and presented by the Business Advisory Council of the MVS School of Business & Economics. RSVP at https://csuci.wufoo.com/forms/spring-2013-speaker-series.

Complimentary campus parking will be available for both events. Once on campus, follow signs to the designated lot. Once parked, visitors may walk or use the free shuttle service from the lot to the event location.

For more information, contact Merissa Stith, Events Coordinator, at 805-437-8548 or merissa.stith@csuci.edu.

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