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BEVERLY HILLS More than 450 of the biggest names in film, music, TV, marketing and advertising were on hand at the Beverly Hills Hotel for Advertising Age's first Madison + Vine conference, where they examined the possibilities of content-commerce-convergence and the future of their industries.

Jim McDowell(l.), VP-marketing of BMW North America, and David Lubars(r.), president-executive creative director at Fallon North America, field questions.

Tom Stevens(l.), chief executive, Turner Broadcasting, Rick Servaitis(c.), president-chief operating officer of GMMediaworks and Jill Manee (r.), VP-publisher, Advertising Age.

Jimmy Iovine (l.), chairman, Interscope/Geffen/A&M Records and Steve Berman (r.), senior executive of marketing at Universal Music Group, take it all in.

Bill Abbott(l.), exec VP-ad sales, Hallmark Channel and Steve Sturm (r.), VP-general manager at Toyota Motor Sales USA, talk things over between sessions.

Virginia French(l.), VP-advertising, New York Times Co., and Lori Sale(c.), exec VP-worldwide promotions at Miramax, chat with Rance Crain (r.), editor in chief of Advertising Age.

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