LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Variety’s Future of Film annual conference series, co-produced by Digital Media Wire, is dedicated to the rapidly changing movie business, spanning development, financing, production, distribution and promotion across all physical and digital platforms.
Snider oversees DreamWorks’ business strategy in addition to the creative and financial aspects of all film development and production. Snider and principal partner Steven Spielberg, joined with principal partner Reliance Big Entertainment to form the new DreamWorks Studios in 2008. She will be speaking at Future of Film as the studio continues to roll out an aggressive slate of projects including next year’s I Am Number Four, Cowboys and Aliens, War Horse, The Help, Fright Night, and Real Steel.
Joining DreamWorks in March 2006, Snider has overseen such films as Dreamgirls, Sweeney Todd, and Tropic Thunder. Previously, Snider served as chairman of Universal Pictures.
Produced by Variety and Digital Media Wire, the Future of Film Summit will offer comprehensive analysis of the industry, covering traditional issues like piracy, finance and franchise/tentpole creation as well as such emerging areas as online and video-on-demand distribution, the exploding mobile platform, 3D and social media/viral marketing.
Other speakers include Bill Mechanic; Founder, Pandemonium Films; Jeanette Buerling, President, Magnet Media Group; Hal Sadoff, Head of International and Independent Film, ICM; John Calkins, EVP of Global Distribution and Commercial Innovation, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; David Fenkel, Co-Founder, Oscilloscope; Rob Carliner, Head of Film at Prospect Park; and Fredrik Malmberg, President and CEO, Paradox Entertainment.
Additional participants include Ron Wheeler, SVP Content Protection, Fox Legal Group; Lindsay Conner, Partner, Manatt, Phelps and Phillips, LLP; Natalie Farsi, Head of Mobile, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution and Warner Bros. TV Group; Rex Cook, Founder/Executive Creative Director, AvatarLabs; Jeff Gomez, CEO, Starlight Runner Entertainment; Joshua Greer, President and Founder, RealD; Sibyl Goldman, VP of Yahoo Entertainment; Todd Jadwin, Senior Managing Director and Head of West Coast Investment Banking, Houlihan Smith & Company; Ruben Igielko-Herrlich, CEO and Founding Partner, Propaganda Entertainment Marketing; and Nigel Morris, CEO, Aegis North America.
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