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ANNOUNCEMENTS: 
(12.04.09) Roeg Sutherland, Co-Head of CAA's Film Finance Group joins International Panel
(12.04.09) MCLE 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 Changers panel
(12.04.09) Jamie McCabe, EVP, Worldwide PPV/VOD & EST, Twentieth Century Fox and Simon Swart, EVP & GM, North America, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment join Home Entertainment Industry panel
(12.03.09) Event registration includes Continental breakfast, Buffet lunch and Cocktails and Appetizers at Poolside Reception
(11.27.09) Connect and Engage with Future of Film Summit Attendees using Twitter hash code #FOFILM
(11.25.09) Ed Leonard, CTO, DreamWorks Animation to speak
(11.23.09) 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
(11.19.09)
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. Director 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 Stiles

Speakers Include
 
OREN PELI
Writer-
Director
Paranormal
Activity
JAMIE MCCABE
EVP, Worldwide
PPV/VOD and EST
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
PAULA WAGNER
Founder
Producer
Chestnut Ridge
Productions
     
CHRIS CAREY
EVP, Worldwide Technical Operations

Paramount Pictures
ED LEONARD
CTO
DreamWorks Animation
DARCY ANTONELLIS President
Warner Bros. Technical Operations
     
MICHAEL LONDON
Founder and CEO
Groundswell Productions
JARED UNDERWOOD
SVP and Manager
Comerica Entertainment Group
BLAIR WESTLAKE
Corporate VP, Media & Entertainment Group
Microsoft Corporation
     
DAVID P. WHITE
Nat'l Executive Director & Chief Negotiator
Screen Actors Guild
JAY COHEN
Head of Film Financing and Packaging Division
The Gersh Agency
FRANK CHINDAMO President & 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 & Partnerships
Cisco Media Solutions Group
MARK HORAK
President
Warner Home Video Americas
ASHOK AMRITRAJ
Chairman & CEO

Hyde Park Entertainment
     
JEANETTE BUERLING
President
Magnet Media Group
BILL BLOCK
Founder/Chief Executive
QED Int'l
NEIL STILES
President & Publisher
Variety Group
     
BRYAN LACOUR
SVP
Union Bank
SHASHI FERNANDA
CEO
Saffron Digital
JOHN RUBEY
President
AEG Live
     
Ned Sherman, CEO & Publisher, Digital Media Wire
SIBYL GOLDMAN
VP, Entertainment
Yahoo! Entertainment
DAVID COHEN
Assoc. Editor, Features

Variety
NED SHERMAN
CEO & Publisher
Digital Media Wire
     
KEN RUTKOWSKI
Founder & Host
KenRadio Broadcasting
PETER CARANICAS
Managing Editor, Features
Variety
DAVID STRAUS
CEO & Founder
Withoutabox
(IMDb, Amazon co.)
     
JONATHAN BARZILAY
SVP, Programming
& Advertising
FLO TV
DANIEL TIBBETS
Executive Vice President & Studio Chief
GoTV Networks
 
STEVEN GAYDOS
Executive
Editor
Variety
SHARON SWART
Senior Editor
Variety
STUART FORD
Founder & CEO
IM Global
MARCY MAGIERA
Editor-in-Chief & Associate Publisher
Video Business
     
SIMON 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...    

The music industry has gone through transformational change because of digital technology and changing consumer behavior. Now the film industry is facing many of the same issues, calling for a new generation of dealmakers. $1 DVD kiosks and South African aliens are already showing signs of reshaping the economics of Hollywood. Join the film industry’s key movers and influencers for Variety’s and Digital Media Wire’s inaugural Future of Film Summit focused on emerging business, legal, finance and technology trends in the $28.1 billion film industry. The inaugural event brings together top executives, creators and professionals from major and independent movie studios, film distributors, talent agencies, law firms, financiers and digital media companies for high-level discussions and debate, intimate meetings and unrivaled networking about the future of the movie business.

The event is being held in Santa Monica at the Delfina’s Penthouse Ballroom and adjoining suites with sweeping ocean and coastline views. All attendees receive VIP service, including free valet parking, catered lunch, refreshment breaks and poolside reception, while networking with their industry peers.

For sponsorship and exhibitor packages, please contact Jay Baage, VP of Business Development, Digital Media Wire at jay@digitalmediawire.com or Linda Buckley Bruno, Publishing Director, Variety and Home Entertainment Group at lbuckley@reedbusiness.com. For group ticket packages, contact Ellen Gildersleeve at ellen@digitalmediawire.com or 310-855-0033 ext. 705.

December 8, 2009
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