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Jay  Samit Jay Samit
CEO, Long Beach Studios

Jay Samit is CEO of Long Beach Studios, creating the largest independent full-service studio in North America. He has spent the past 25 years pioneering new forms of film, video and music production. As executive vice president of Sony Corporation of America, he launched the firm's digital initiatives in Europe, Japan and the United States. He previously led forays into new business models as global president of digital distribution and development for the EMI Group. As senior vice president of Universal Studios, he built one of the first online million-member social networks. The founder of Jasmine Multimedia Publishing, he led the company to produce more than 300 educational and entertainment titles and developed new music and video technologies for Microsoft, Apple, Intel and IBM. Samit has led the White House's Initiative for Education & Technology, and served as director of the National Education Technology Initiative (NETI). He sits on the board of the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation and is a 25-year member of the Writers Guild of America, with numerous feature film credits. Samit graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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