EXCLUSIVE: Bringing together people from film, TV, music and fashion, TEDxHollywood has been set for March 28 at the UCLA Freud Playhouse in LA. An offshoot of parent TEDTalks, TEDx is a series of local events organized independently. With the theme centering on “how content, technology and brands entertain and inform”, confirmed speakers to date include Funny or Die President and CEO Dick Glover, Heroes creator Tim Kring, Courtney Holt of Maker Studios, Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts, musicians John Forte and Kina Granis, BioBeats co-founder Nadeem Kassam and entrepreneur Rachel Shechtman. More will be lined up in the coming weeks. Topics include succeeding in the entertainment world outside the traditional Hollywood system, and great gadgets, gear and technology imagined by Hollywood that could become reality in the near future. Ken Hertz, an entertainment attorney at Hertz & Lichtenstein and founder of memBrain llc, a brand and licensing company, is the event chair.
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