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Don't miss this panel on the tech trends having a big impact on media & entertainment! About this Event PLEASE NOTE FRANKFURT KURNIT'S NEW ADDRESS: 28 Liberty Street This panel will examine trends in how trends in technology are effecting change in the entertainment industry. We will separate the real from the imagined & our panel of experts will distinguish what's real from hype & the next big thing (Do you still have those 3D TV glasses?). Don't miss a broad ranging discussion that will touch on everything from blockchain to VR & AI to interactive entertainment.

Jack Gao leaves Wanda and Legendary Entertainment

Los Angeles Times

Dalian Wanda Group executive Jack Gao, who has been leading the Chinese conglomerate's film subsidiary Legendary Entertainment, has stepped down from his job, according to a person briefed on the matter. Gao was senior vice president of Wanda's cultural industry group, where he served a key role in overseeing the company's entertainment acquisitions and investments. He was Legendary's interim chief executive since founder Thomas Tull left the firm in January. The departure of Gao reflects the struggles Wanda has faced in its attempts to break into the entertainment business by investing in U.S. companies. Wanda wanted to buy Dick Clark Productions earlier this year, for example, but backed off when the deal came under government scrutiny.

Caesars May Sell Mobile, Social Games Unit For 4 Billion: Reports

International Business Times

Two months after a court-ordered bankruptcy examiner said casino company Caesars Entertainment Corp. could be liable for up to 5.1 billion in damages, its affiliate Caesars Acquisition Co. is said to be considering the sale of its Interactive Entertainment, Inc. unit. The company has reportedly received bids that value the social and mobile gaming business at about 4 billion. The sale, if it happens, could provide the group with much-needed cash. However, matters are not quite that straightforward. In a highly complex structure of ownership, Caesars Entertainment -- itself owned by its private equity backers, Apollo Management Group and TPG -- holds a majority stake in Caesars Growth Partners, which is the company that owns Caesars Acquisition.

Graceland to open new entertainment complex in March

U.S. News

The 200,000-square foot complex will be located across the street from Graceland, Presley's longtime home. The house was turned into a museum after his death in 1977. It has attracted Presley fans and tourists from around the world ever since.



In today's rapidly changing media and entertainment landscape, current trends across sectors and geographies around the world, show that new technologies, business models, and new consumer behavior are introducing further shifts in both mature and developing markets. The future of media and entertainment is shifting at great speed as technology keeps developing new platforms that fragment the viewing opportunities and other experiences for audiences and for media & entertainment to engage with one another. Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are emerging industry segments with rapid growth that are slated to create momentous change within the industry. Digital media consumption is on the rise; digital video print and mobile subscriptions are growing and smart devices are continually getting smarter. People are tuned into their main and second screens more than ever before, challenging marketers and media companies and urging them to adapt to a progressive direct-to-consumer world, tapping new opportunities outside traditional studios and distribution channels, and finding creative ways to produce, distribute, and monetize content.