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Industry Forum 2018

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STREAMING: THE FUTURE OF GLOBAL ENTERTAINMENT PANEL

Date:  Friday, October 26

Time:  10:00 am – 11:15 am

Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Youtube, iQiyi, Youku Tudou, HotStar, Jio, Iflix and countless other OTT platforms are able to reach more viewers around the world than ever before.  How does this rapidly growing distribution technology and the voracious appetite for content shape the future of entertainment?  How will “old” media respond?

 

PANELISTS:
Sophia Yen, Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Rajeev Kheror, President & Head of Programming, Zee TV / Zee Entertainment Enterprises
Selyna Warren, Actress, Writer, Producer, ShowRunner on YouTube’s Foursome
Marissa Read, Writer, Producer and ShowRunner on YouTube/AwesomenessTV Foursome
Moderator: Rick Ambros, Principal, Pacific Horizon Pictures & Consultant, Ivanhoe Pictures

ASIA – HOLLYWOOD PANEL

Date:  Friday, October 26

Time:  11:30 am – 12:45 pm

 

China remains of strategic importance to Hollywood.  However, much has changed since the euphoria of the last few years.  India, Korea and Southeast Asia are experiencing booming economies and with it a dynamic media landscape.  Asia is where the growth is, whether for Hollywood product or local language production. This panel will explore which collaboration models have worked and what the challenges are going forward.  Topics will include content and IP, production, talent, financing, distribution including new digital platforms, investment, legal considerations, censorship and how to overcome cross-cultural challenges.

PANELISTS:
Bennett Pozil, Executive Vice President, East West Bank
Lindsay Conner, Partner and Co-Chair, Entertainment & Media, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Xian Li, Senior Vice President, Production, SK Global/Ivanhoe Pictures, Crazy Rich Asians
Alex Dong, CEO, Sun Entertainment Culture, Ltd.
Shane Duffy, CEO, Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment / Camsing Global Entertainment
Adam Presser, Senior Vice President, International, Warner Bros. Entertainment
Moderator: Rick Ambros, Principal, Pacific Horizon Pictures & Consultant, Ivanhoe Pictures

LUNCH BREAK 

12:45 pm – 1:30 pm

 

FILMMAKER PANEL – FEATURING DIRECTORS ATTENDING THIS YEAR’S AWFF

Date:  Friday, October 26

Time:  1:30 pm – 2:45 pm

 

Directors of the Foreign Language Oscar and Golden Globe submitted films taking part in this year’s AWFF discuss their films and the challenges, opportunities and new trends of filmmaking in their specific regions.

Tabrez Noorani, Director, Producer, Writer, Love Sonia 

Mustafa Karadeniz, Director, Cinar

Justin Chon, Director Man Up and Gook

Farah Shaeh, Director Heaven Without People

Moderator: Meral Duran, Montage E – Founder and President, WECTAC Executive Director, WECTAC Entertainment Committee President.

 

WOMEN IN FILM

Date: Friday, October 26

Time:  3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

2018 is the Year of Women in Film and Asians in Film.   Whether Crazy Rich Asians or local language films from Asian countries, this panel will explore the increasing role Asian and Asian-American women have been playing as actors, producers, writers, directors and executives in shaping the future of film.

PANELISTS:

Aviva Bergman, Partner, The Point Media

Deepti Chawla, Head NFDC – Distribution/Syndication/Marketing

Sasha Gradiva, Singer, Songwriter, Producer and Award Winning Director

Melodi Tuna, Assistant Director, Warner Bros Entertainment

Julie Harris Walker, Speaker, Producer Host of the Podcast The Other 50%

Moderator: Meral Duran, Montage E – Founder and President, WECTAC Executive Director, WECTAC Entertainment Committee President

BRINGING BLOCKCHAIN TO FILM INDUSTRY

Date: Friday, October 26

Time:  4:30 pm – 5:45 pm

With the ambition of tackling entertainment industry’s inherent inefficiencies and the issues arising from the streaming and VoD market’s rapid growth, industry leaders have begun to look at blockchain technology.

This panel will explore the solutions that blockchain has to offer and will be the occasion to introduce one of them called Creative Rocket Platform (CRP).

CRP is a multi-media content platform which connects creators, producers and consumers. By taking advantages of the new possibilities offered by 4thBlockchain technology, CRP wish to create a fair, transparent and efficient ecosystem from original content creation to distribution.

PANELISTS:
Ki Eob Park, Founder, Soom Foundation
Antoine Guinot, CEO, Soompay USA
Moderator: Charles Choe

DATE AND TIME

Fri, October 26, 2018

10:00 AM – 5:45 PM PDT

LOCATION

The Culver Hotel

9400 Culver Boulevard

Culver City, CA 90232

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