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

Kirk Douglas Theatre, Culver City 
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Conference | 1:30 - 4:30 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 - 2:35p UCLA Anderson Forecast for the Nation and State
2:35 - 2:45p Introduction of the Special Topic
2:45 - 3:15p A Conversation With Peter Guber, CEO, Mandalay Entertainment
3:15 - 3:30p Break
3:30 - 4:00p Panel 1: Returning Home - What can L.A. and the Region Do to Remain Competitive?
4:00 - 4:30p Panel 2: Gone With the Wind - Entertainment in the Digital Age
4:30p 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

Humam Sakhnini, Chief Talent and Strategy Officer, Activision/Blizzard

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

Bruce Doering, Executive Director, International Cinematographers Guild

Amy Lemisch, Executive Director, California Film Commission

More Speakers to be Announced