Participate in a series of deep conversations that serve to unlock new perspectives on how we think about the future of media and entertainment.

Our August 9 event set the stage for a lively, engaging debate over a private dinner and drinks in the Hamptons with Premier Members and specially invited guests in the entertainment, media, and tech industries. 

Dan Gardner
Co-Founder & Exec Chair,
Code and Theory.

A three part series that looks at how entertainment is being disrupted by artificial intelligence.

Start here or jump ahead into any individual article exploring the transformation of creativity, ownership and distribution.

I get it, AI makes a creative person feel uncomfortable. Facing this intersection of creativity and artificial intelligence (AI) might cause a ripple of discomfort, particularly if you’re someone who has dedicated their life to honing creative abilities.

It’s understandably disconcerting to contemplate the idea of an AI system challenging your unique capacity for creativity – a quality you’ve always attributed to your personal skillset.

Ian Schafer
Award-winning global brand, marketing, advertising, and sports & entertainment entrepreneur and executive.

Content has become mundane and unexceptional as a result of personalized recommendations on Netflix and Spotify. Is there anything we can do about it?

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, I worked at Miramax Films. The company was successful because they perfected the art of mining for undiscovered gems, films like Steven Soderbergh’s Sex, Lies, and Videotapes—something weird enough to generate lots of buzz, but accessible enough to appeal to a sizable audience, allowing it to stay in theaters long enough to gross tens of millions of dollars on a shoestring budget. Miramax’s business model was part of a robust independent film industry wherein offbeat approaches to movie-making and going against the grain was profitable. Producing early movies from visionary directors like Soderbergh, Quentin Tarantino, and the Coen Brothers, who would later establish themselves as some of the all-time greats, were low-risk investments with the potential for a handsome reward. And so, all sorts of art was able to flourish.

Jason M. Allen
President and CEO of Art Incarnate, a company specializing in luxury AI fine art prints. His creation “Théâtre d’Opéra Spatial” won first place in a Fine Art competition, sparking a global controversy about A.I. in art.

Generative AI presents a tremendous opportunity to unlock human creativity in ways that never could have been imagined when the concept of copyright emerged.

But the U.S. copyright regime has become an obstacle to this new era of innovation–and not because of what the law actually says.

The U.S. Copyright Office is contorting decades of precedent to impose arbitrary rules on when and how creators seeking copyright protections can use AI tools in their work. If they don’t get with the times, the consequences won’t just be limited to artists like me.

Generative AI has sent a shockwave through Hollywood as creatives and studios debate its impact on the entertainment industry. For studio owners and AI evangelists, generative AI has the potential to be an industry-disrupting tool for streamlining creative processes and getting projects out the door faster than ever previously possible. Many creatives and artists, however, argue AI technologies pose an existential threat to their livelihoods. 

AI will have far-reaching impacts on creative markets as AI systems like DALL-E 2 and Midjourney refine their products and advance their models, laying the groundwork for new AI systems and applications we’ve yet to fully realize.

Stephen Parker
Creative Director at Waymark, Detroit-based video production company.

Anticipation On-Demand imagines a future where AI knows what we want to consume before we even realize it ourselves. Imagine coming home and there’s a new show in your queue that doesn’t just align with your taste and preferences but has been generated according to your current mental state or even your subconscious.

Toby Daniels