2017 Sponsors & Media Partners



Since 1985, Media Audits International has been committed to bringing transparency and clarity to a dynamic media marketplace through our comprehensive contract compliance audit program. Our firm is the largest worldwide resource for content owners who seek to ensure their license fee and revenue share payments are correct. Finance, Legal and Sales executives from the leading content owners regularly engage MAI to assure large revenue streams across most major media sectors, including Pay TV (cable, satellite, telco), film distribution, broadcast TV, video games, eBooks and audio books. With an audit program that encompasses multiple continents, hundreds of clients and billions of dollars in license fees, MAI is uniquely qualified to meet the growing demands of media accountability.


With deep roots in Los Angeles’s entertainment industry since 1908, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP has expanded over the years and developed a national presence across a variety of industries and practice areas, including tax, trusts & estates, immigration, corporate, labor & employment, real estate, and regulatory. Operating from offices in Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, D.C., MSK enjoys a culture that benefits as much from its diversity of perspectives as it does from its stability, with many partners choosing to spend their entire careers at the firm.


Game Insight is the world’s leading innovator of mobile and social games, creating exceptional gameplay experiences for a wide range of audiences, from casual to hardcore. With its breadth of games, depth of players, focus on innovation, and partnerships with the world’s largest entertainment and technology companies – from Disney to Microsoft – Game Insight is pioneering cross-platform gaming on a global scale. Game Insight was the first company to develop hidden object and tycoon games for social networks and mobile, revolutionizing the concept of cross-platform gameplay in those genres.Game Insight has since gone on to develop unique experiences in a variety of genres, including 3D games and mobile messenger games.


Sheppard Mullin is a full service Global 100 firm with over 780 attorneys in 15 offices located in the United States, Europe and Asia.  Our multidisciplinary entertainment and digital media practice is consistently recognized among the top entertainment law practices and the top media law practices in the world. Our lawyers work with major motion picture studios, television networks, independent producers, leading Internet portals, Web and mobile publishers, e-commerce, social media and other media companies in the production, distribution and monetization of digital content.  With our depth of understanding of the business, we also effectively represent entertainment and digital media companies in their financing and mergers and acquisitions activities. We have been involved in some of the most significant and high profile matters in the industry. For more information visit www.sheppardmullin.com.


Nix Hydra is a Los Angeles based entertainment software company. Our debut game, the virtual pet Egg Baby, has over 15 million downloads, and our company has more than $5.6M in funding. Founders Lina Chen and Naomi Ladizinsky are Yale grads with a dream. Nix Hydra is made up of relatively friendly, diverse and very spirited people, and together we have a combined bajillion years of experience in gaming, especially mobile. The Nix Hydra team has worked at places like EA, Capcom, THQ, Machinima, William Morris, Viacom and Comedy Central.  Our ca$h hoard was provided by some excellent angel and VC investors who have invested in (or were founders of) Harmonix, Zynga, Riot Games, Gyft, MRY and Buddy Media.


Venable’s Digital Media team is comprised of attorneys who have the knowledge and experience necessary to assist clients in effectively navigating legal, regulatory and political landscapes. With a particular focus on digital advertising, digital entertainment, social media, mobile platform, technology, privacy and data security, e-commerce, and mobile payments, we counsel clients across a broad range of matters, including business transactions and strategies, compliance issues, advocacy, investigations, and litigation. We fully engage with our clients to deliver timely, creative, and integrated solutions. Website: https://www.venable.com/


Variety provides the industry with the most comprehensive coverage of motion pictures, television and the digital space. With respected and experienced news reporters in Los Angeles, New York and around the world,Variety offers readers the in-depth news coverage necessary to stay one step ahead in the ever-changing entertainment industry across multiple platforms. The Variety GroupVariety, Variety.com,Variety Insight, LA 411, NY 411 – is owned by Variety Media, LLC, a division of Penske Media Corporation. Follow Variety on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram


SAG-AFTRA represents more than 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. With national offices in Los Angeles and New York and local offices nationwide, SAG-AFTRA members work together to secure the strongest protections for media artists into the 21st century and beyond. Visit SAG-AFTRA online at SAGAFTRA.org.


The VR/AR Association (The VRARA) is an international organization designed to foster collaboration between innovative companies and people in the virtual reality and augmented reality ecosystem that accelerates growth, fosters research and education, helps develop industry standards, connects member organizations and promotes the services of member companies.

WITI is the premiere global organization empowering women in business and technology to attain their professional goals and dreams. With a global network of smart, tech-savvy women, WITI has powerful programs and partnerships that provide connections, resources, opportunities and a supportive environment. Since 1989, WITI has delivered value to individuals, small businesses, and corporations. www.witi.com. Build. Empower. Inspire.

Fusicology.com is a multifaceted website media entity, promoting progressive music culture through event listings and relevant content. Fusicology as a whole provides a national hub reaching trend setting multicultural urbanites. Our site and newsletter specialize in providing relevant information for early adopters that include the musically forward. Since 2003, Fusicology has sustained long lasting relationships with an extensive list of record labels, recording artists, event promoters, venues, and lifestyle brands. In addition we offer our clients special event production services that include concept to completion as well as an array of online/offline marketing campaign creation and execution.


Pocket Gamer Connects has established itself as the leading mobile games conference in the western world and the biggest in Europe, catering to over 9,000 of the global mobile games industry’s top professional since 2014 across London, Helsinki, Bangalore and Vancouver.
Now we’re bringing our unique combination of short-form lectures, super smart engaged speakers dispensing practical advice and intensive networking to the U.S. Find more: https://www.pgconnects.com/sanfrancisco/

The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) is the largest non-profit membership organization in the world serving all individuals who create games. Our mission is to advance the careers and enhance the lives of game developers by connecting members with their peers, promoting professional development, and advocating on issues that affect the developer community. This mission is carried out in the following key areas: advocating for developers on key issues, providing a global community for networking and encouraging professional development for the improvement of our craft.


Women in Games International (WIGI), made up of both female and male professionals, works to promote the inclusion and advancement of women in the global games industry. WIGI promotes diversity in video game development, publishing, media, education and workplaces, based on a fundamental belief that increased equality and camaraderie among genders can make global impacts for superior products, more consumer enjoyment and a stronger gaming industry. Women In Games International stands as strong advocates for issues crucial to the success of women and men in the games industry, including a better work/life balance, healthy working conditions, increased opportunities for success and resources for career support. www.womeningamesinternational.org


Westside Digital Mix is an informal networking group for digital media & entertainment professionals who live or work on the Westside in Los Angeles — from the South Bay to Malibu, West LA to the Pacific Ocean. These monthly ‘curated’ social/business mixers are a great way to catch up with friends, colleagues, and meet new industry insiders.


Innovation & Tech Today is a national quarterly with unrivaled insight into all things tech & business. Showcasing today’s most important thought-leaders, alongside exclusives with celebrities like Scarlett Johansson and Kevin Hart, this magazine gives readers looking for a balance of sizzle and substance exactly what they want. Every thick, matte-textured issue covers topics that range from connected technology and gaming to sustainability and STEM education. Plus, because sports and tech go hand-in-hand these days, Innovation & Tech Today’s Outdoor + Adventure section highlights athletes guided by ingenuity. Wherever technology and innovation meet, Innovation & Tech Today is there.


For the game industry professional or fan, Events for Gamers is the only exclusive calendar featuring the latest show dates and news on worldwide conferences, conventions, and hundreds of other related events. Our team is here for your event interest. For more information, visit: www.eventsforgamers.com


CelebrityAccess is a worldwide online database containing over 20,000 venue, profiles and contact information on musicians, comedians, lecturers, agents, managers, record companies, talent buyers including local, regional and national promoters. Additionally, CA has over 75,000 artist profiles and a mass email system allowing full broadcast to the entire database, but also with the ability to narrow-cast to just local areas and venue types. Find out more about CelebrityAccess.


Gaming Business Review is the premier resource covering games, graphics, immersive and emerging technology insights. GBR publishes feature articles, CEO interviews, roundtable discussions, company profiles, as well as trend analysis and market research.


Akupara Games is a collective of indie game veterans located in Los Angeles, CA. We formed out of the need for a publisher that not only cares about the success of each game, but also the people behind them. We treat each project as our own and create custom campaigns for each game’s needs. Beyond game development, we also help with marketing and distribution so you can focus on creating your dream game. www.akuparagames.com

Interested in becoming a sponsor?

We offer several event sponsorship packages, each one carefully designed to ensure maximum brand exposure and lead generation. Exclusive and Non-Exclusive Sponsor Options can be purchased to customize your package to fit your needs.

For more information about sponsorship at DMW Games or any of our other upcoming events, please contact:

Tinzar Sherman
CEO and Co-founder
Digital Media Wire, Inc.
310.855.0033 x702