March 2015 Economic Outlook
Keynote Speaker: Peter Guber, CEO, Mandalay Entertainment

Kirk Douglas Theatre, Culver City 
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Conference | 12:30 - 4:45 p.m.

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Quarterly Economic Outlook

There is no business like show business is never so true as in California. This signature industry has been and continues to be a driver of economic growth and vitality. But for how long? Big financial incentives from New Mexico, Georgia, Canada and elsewhere chip away at California's competitive advantage, From digitization, to subsidies, to cyber attacks the industry is in flux. In this conference experts from across the spectrum of entertainment will discuss the important trends and what they mean for the local economy.
12:30 - 1:30p Registration
1:30 - 1:35p Welcome and Introductions
1:35 - 2:25p UCLA Anderson Forecast for the Nation and State
2:25 - 2:55p A Conversation With Peter Guber, CEO, Mandalay Entertainment
2:55 - 3:10p Break
3:10 - 3:55p Panel 1: Returning Home - What can L.A. and the Region Do to Remain Competitive?
4:00 - 4:45p Panel 2: Gone With the Wind - Entertaiment in the Digital Age
4:45p Wrap-up and Closing
Key Topics
Will the collapse in oil prices propel the economy forward?
Are we still on track for a 5% unemployment rate?
Are wages really on the rise?
Will California continue to outperform the U.S.?
Is "one-size-fits-all" regulation obsolete in California?
What has happened for production and employment of the motion picture industry in Los Angeles and other parts of the nation?

Edward Leamer, Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast

David Shulman, Senior Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast

Jerry Nickelsburg, Senior Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast

William Yu, Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast

Sanjay Sood, Professor of Marketing, UCLA Anderson School of Management

Teri Schwartz, Dean, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television

Lincoln Wallen, CTO, Dreamworks Animation SKG

Cathy Pellow, Owner/Manager, Sargent House

Lori Kozlowski, Editorial Director, Atom Factory & Former Correspondent, Variety & Forbes

Bruce Doering, Executive Director, International Cinematographers Guild

Amy Lemisch, Executive Director, California Film Commission

Kenneth Ziffren, Founding Partner, Ziffren Brittenham, Chairman of the Entertainment & Media Law Program, UCLA School of Law

Stefan Litt, EVP/CFO, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Brian Farrell, Former Chairman and CEO, THQ

Erich Schwartzel, Reporter, Wall Street Journal

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