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Digital Entertainment World conference expo to launch Feb. 18-20 in Los Angeles

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Electronic Arts COO Peter Moore, UTA CEO / Co-Founder Jeremy Zimmer and Rick Cotton, NBC Universal’s lead IP protection counselor have been announced as the first three keynote speakers for the inaugural Digital Entertainment World conference taking place February 18-20, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

According to organizers, the three-day event will bring together leading industry executives from games, music, video and publishing to discuss, deliberate, debate and celebrate the issues, opportunities and successes driving the digital entertainment industry.

The conference will also feature a Startup Competition with the winner receiving a prize package valued at approximately $74,000.

This includes a $25,000 investment from Manatt Venture Fund in the form of a convertible note; and professional and business services including $25,000 from L.A.-based law firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips and $2,000 per month in free hosting service for 12 months on Rackspace Hosting ($24,000 value).

The winner will also receive an invitation to the San Francisco office of IDG Ventures for a two hour consultation with senior partners of the firm. Each of the 11 finalists selected to compete at DEW will also receive $1,000 per month in free hosting service for 12 months on Rackspace ($12,000 value).

To submit your start up visit http://www.dewexpo.com/startup-pitch-and-competition

Digital Entertainment World is being hailed as "changing the way content owners, enabling technology providers, digital distribution platforms and CE manufacturers meet and engage."

From digital content creation to monetization, the conference is high-profile B2B event and marketplace for global and media technology executives in the business of creating or monetizing digital entertainment content.

More details at http://www.dewexpo.com

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