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Sutherland, Co-Head of CAA's Film Finance Group joins
Credit to be provided pending CA State Bar approval
(12.04.09) 300+ registered for event.
We are nearing room capacity so make sure to register now to
reserve your spot as we may sell-out
(12.04.09) Lisa Schwartz, EVP, Distribution, Operations &
Business Development, IFC Entertainment joins Game
(12.04.09) Jamie McCabe, EVP, Worldwide PPV/VOD & EST,
Century Fox and Simon Swart, EVP & GM, North America,
Twentieth Century Fox
Home Entertainment join Home Entertainment Industry panel
registration includes Continental breakfast, Buffet lunch and
Cocktails and Appetizers at Poolside Reception
(11.27.09) Connect and Engage with Future of Film Summit
Twitter hash code #FOFILM
Leonard, CTO, DreamWorks Animation to speak
Chris Carey, EVP, WW Technical Operations, Paramount
Pictures joins panel (11.21.09)
Panasonic joins as Event Sponsor (11.20.09) Darcy Antonellis, President, Warner Bros.
Technical Operations joins new CTO panel
Oren Peli, Director and
Screenwriter, joins "Game Changers"
panel. Peli wrote and directed the recent hit
film Paranormal Activity.
Currently he is directing the much anticipated film
Area 51 which will likely be released in 2010.
Oren Peli took his own fear of the unknown, shot it with
a night-vision camera, and scared to death all those who dared
to experience it. Peli brought moviegoers face-to-face with evil
with the horror flick “Paranormal Activity” (2009), the
story of a couple terrorized by a strange presence in their
suburban home. With a cast of unknown actors, an $11,000 budget,
and no prior filmmaking experience, Peli created a shoe-string
budget masterpiece that struck abject terror into the hearts of
those who saw the film, including that of director Steven
Spielberg, whose company DreamWorks produced the film.
Peli’s directorial debut earned just shy of $100 million less
than a month after its wide release in the U.S., and scared up
comparisons to another indie film, “The Blair Witch Project”
(1999), which also had the same slow burn effect by exploiting
the visceral fear of the unknown via a camcorder. With
“Paranormal Activity,” Peli succeeded not only in leaving in his
wake thousands of sleepless fans, but also proving that
imagination – not special effects – was a more powerful force in
creating a great horror movie.
(10.26.09) New Tech & Innovation Track added (see agenda), including
two new panels:
-Dialing up the Fourth Screen: The Next Wave of Mobile Film and Video Entertainment
-High Def & Beyond - New & Emerging Opportunities for the Home Entertainment Industry (10.15.09) Event to feature "Conversation with Paula
Wagner" to be interviewed by Variety's President Neil
PPV/VOD and EST
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
PAULA WAGNER Founder
Producer Chestnut Ridge
CHRIS CAREY EVP, Worldwide Technical Operations
ED LEONARD CTO DreamWorks Animation
Warner Bros. Technical Operations
MICHAEL LONDON Founder and CEO
JARED UNDERWOOD SVP and Manager Comerica Entertainment Group
WESTLAKE Corporate VP, Media & Entertainment Group Microsoft Corporation
DAVID P. WHITE Nat'l Executive Director & Chief Negotiator Screen Actors
JAY COHEN Head of Film Financing and Packaging Division The Gersh Agency
FRANK CHINDAMOPresident & Chief Creative Officer Fun Little Movies
RENA RONSON Co-Head, Independent
Film Group United Talent Agency
RICK NICITA COO & Co-Chairman Morgan Creek Productions
SANDRA AISTARS Assistant General Counsel for Intellectual Property Time Warner, Inc.
CLAUDIA CENICEROS Senior Dir., Content Strategy
Cisco Media Solutions Group
MARK HORAK President Warner Home Video Americas
Chairman & CEO Hyde Park Entertainment
JEANETTE BUERLING President
Magnet Media Group
BILL BLOCK Founder/Chief Executive
NEIL STILES President & Publisher
BRYAN LACOUR SVP Union Bank
SHASHI FERNANDA CEO Saffron Digital
JOHN RUBEY President AEG Live
SIBYL GOLDMAN VP, Entertainment
DAVID COHEN Assoc. Editor, Features
NED SHERMAN CEO & Publisher
Digital Media Wire
KEN RUTKOWSKI Founder & Host
CARANICAS Managing Editor, Features
DAVID STRAUS CEO & Founder Withoutabox
(IMDb, Amazon co.)
JONATHAN BARZILAY SVP, Programming
& Advertising FLO TV
DANIEL TIBBETS Executive Vice President & Studio Chief GoTV Networks
SWART Senior Editor
STUART FORD Founder &
CEO IM Global
MARCY MAGIERA Editor-in-Chief &
Associate Publisher Video Business
SWART EVP & General Manager, North America
Fox Home Entertainment
LISA SCHWARTZ EVP, Distribution, Operations and Business Development IFC Entertainment
RUTH FISHER Co-Chair of the Media, Ent. and Technology Practice Group Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
LINDSAY CONNER Partner, Entertainment & Media
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
HAROLD A. BROWN Partner
Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown, Inc.
more to come...
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