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Summit Marks First Los Angeles Stop During Royal Visit;
Top Investment, Technology and Media Leaders to Participate

LOS ANGELES, CA, June 15, 2011 -- Leading entertainment trade publication, Variety, will welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at its Venture Capital and New Media Summit. The goal of the Summit is for innovators to be funded, translating ideas into growing companies and supporting a new generation of entrepreneurs. The Summit will take place on Friday, July 8 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.

Variety's Venture Capital and New Media Summit, presented in association with InternationalEsq. and supported by UK Trade & Investment, will explore how start-up expertise is transforming the entertainment business, identify the next generation of technology all-stars, analyze which major societal trends are impacting product development, and uncover today's masters of social media. The Summit will also feature London's 'Tech City' initiative which was launched by the UK Government to build on the existing cluster of technology companies in east London, to create a world-leading technology center. Tech City is home to one of the largest concentrations of small, fast- growing digital technology companies in Europe.

Top investment, technology and media leaders (including National Amusements President Shari Redstone; Consumer Electronics CEO and President Gary Shapiro, Intel Capital Managing Director Marc Yi and Sony Pictures Entertainment CTO Mitch Singer) will be featured at the Summit.

Confirmed speakers for the Summit also include:

Drew Buckley, Chief Operating Officer, Electus
Suranga Chandratillake, Founder and CEO, blinkx
Patrick Chung, Partner, New Enterprise Associates
James DeJulio, Co-Founder and President, Tongal
Nolan Gallagher, Founder and CEO, Gravitas Ventures
Matt Jacobson, Head of Market Development, Facebook
George John, CEO, Rocket Fuel
Shahid Khan, Chairman and Chief Strategist, MediaMorph, Inc.
James Min, Managing Director and Head of New Media Banking, Montgomery & Co.
Steve Polsky, SVP, Flixster
Dan Scheinman, Investor, Board Member and Advisor
Chad Troutwine, Co-Founder, Veritas Prep and Producer, Freakonomics
Lucien Vattel, CEO, GameDesk
Brian Wong, CEO, kiip
Richard Wong, Partner, Accel Partners

About Variety:
Variety is the leading publication for business entertainment news, recognized and respected throughout the world of show business. The Variety Group (Daily Variety, Daily Variety Gotham, Variety, Variety.com, LA 411, Variety 411) are owned by Reed Business Information. RBI is a member of the Reed Elsevier Group plc (NYSE: RUK and ENL).

About InternationalEsq:
Paul J. Wright, Esq. is an English Barrister, California Attorney and Principal of an international business law practice and Founder of InternationalEsq. Mr. Wright, Chairman Emeritus and former President of the BABC LA, organized and chaired the 2007 British American Business Council Transatlantic Conference on the Future of the Entertainment and New Media Industries, presented by the Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG).

About UK Trade & Investment:
UK Trade & Investment (UKT) is the government department that helps UK-based companies succeed in the global economy and helps overseas companies bring their high quality investment to the UK's dynamic economy - acknowledged as Europe's best place from which to succeed in global business. UKTI provide companies with the tool they require to be competitive on the world edge.

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