LAEDC’s DME Industry Council is a network of Southern California-based leaders from business, labor, education, nonprofit, and public sectors dedicated to promoting and further developing Southern California as a leader in Digital Media and Entertainment (DME), including film, television, streaming, gaming, VR, AR and digital advertising. We are committed to growing, attracting, and retaining DME talent and investment in the region through developing human and capital resources, building networks, marketing, and policy initiatives. Through this work, job creation is fostered, creating economic opportunity for our region’s residents.
This industry cluster is evolving rapidly as technology and innovation impact business models and occupations alike, and the Council aims to stay one step ahead to ensure the region maintains its competitive edge to the benefit or the residents of Southern California.
LAEDC, in partnership with Center for a Competitive Workforce, recently completed a study of the Entertainment and Digital Media industry cluster in the Los Angeles Basin, which defines the industry, it’s occupations, the skills required for those occupations, and forecasts for both jobs and the industry at large. The findings are available here. For details, contact [email protected] .
The primary contact for DME Industry Council is Chris Rico, Director of Innovation and Industry Development, who can be reached at [email protected] or 213-236-4836. The priorities of the Council are informed by the Co-Chairs; Gaude Paez, VP & Head of Corp Comm at Hulu; Scott Porter, Partner, Advisory Services, Ernst and Young LLP; Rick Smith, Co-Founder & Mng Director, CrossCut Ventures; and Lisa Solana,VP, Marketing/Strategy, ABC Studios.
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