HandHeld Entertainment™, a global digital entertainment company, today announced that its Vice President of Business Development, Larry Gitlin, will participate in the panel discussion “From Phone to YouTube to Phone Again” at the 12th Mobile Entertainment Summit being held May 23-24 in Los Angeles.
The panel discussion Gitlin is participating in will be held on Wednesday, May 23, from 11:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. in the Directors/Producers Room of the Sheraton Universal Hotel. Joining Gitlin in the panel discussion will be executives from Shozu, PacketVideo, Warner Brothers Records and Metacafe.
“Thanks to mobile phone technology, there are now literally millions of amateur videographers, film makers and journalists who are capturing funny, newsworthy and sometimes shocking video as it happens, uploading it to user-generated content (UGC) Websites, and making it viewable online and on their same mobile device all within minutes,” Gitlin said. “That’s why we have purchased six UGC sites in recent months and have transformed HandHeld into one of the world’s leading providers of UGC content. I’m looking forward to discussing this topic on Wednesday and visiting with other industry leaders about the explosive growth of the UGC phenomenon.”
Produced by iHollywood Forum, the Mobile Entertainment Summit is the world’s longest-running and largest mobile entertainment summit. It claims to be the only event that provides personal access to the industry’s visionaries and business leaders, as well as the newest technologies propelling the mobile world today.
About Larry Gitlin
Larry Gitlin is vice president of business development for HandHeld Entertainment. For more than 15 years, he has gained experience in advanced strategic business development, product development, sales and operations, and specialized in digital media, motion picture and broadcast television, as well as wireless and advanced telecommunications products including advanced DSL, Wi-Fi and PON/FTTX. Gitlin began running production and post-production companies in the mid-1980s and working on films and TV shows as a production manager and line producer, focusing on digital media in 1997. By 2001, he had produced and line-produced more than a dozen films and TV shows in Hollywood and worked on projects including “The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,” “Hell Hunters” and “Firearm.” From early 2001 until late 2002, Gitlin served as vice president of Qwest’s Corporate Business Development group, where he launched an electronic media delivery product suite trial for the entertainment industry. He also co-created a comprehensive security business unit within Qwest for enterprise and government channels that utilized a broad range of IP-based network applications, Infosec, SSL architectures, DIA, VoIP and local-loop access. From 2003 until mid-2004, Gitlin consulted with several top Silicon Valley firms, such as Harmonic, Inc., leaders in compression and optical network products. He joined HandHeld Entertainment in July 2004.
HandHeld Entertainment (zvue.com) is a global digital media company. Its network of Web sites (Putfile.com™, Holylemon.com™, UnOriginal.co.uk™, YourDailyMedia.com™, Dorks.com™, FunMansion.com™ and ZVUE.com™) now house more than 525,000 user-generated and premium videos in total - videos available for purchase or free viewing. Its ZVUE™ personal media players are mass-market priced and currently available for purchase online and in more than 2,200 Wal-Mart stores throughout the U.S.
About iHollywood Forum
Founded in 2000, Los Angeles based iHollywood Forum, (ihollywoodforum.com) produces cutting edge roundtables and conferences about digital entertainment and mobile technology. The summits attract a diverse mix of Hollywood and Silicon Valley executives, entrepreneurs, technology executives, attorneys and others to learn and make deals in an intimate environment. Sessions are typically moderated by top journalists and analysts.
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This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors including the ability of the company to successfully commercialize its new technologies as well as risk factors set forth from time to time in HandHeld Entertainment’s filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including Annual Reports on Form 10-KSB, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-QSB and Current Reports on Form 8-K and other reports filed by the company with the SEC. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the result of any revisions to these forward-looking statements, which may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. As a result, investors should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.
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