Variety and Digital Media Wire Present an Unprecedented Lineup of Top Hollywood Speakers at Its Future of Film Summit on Nov. 9

LOS ANGELES--()--Variety and Digital Media Wire have expanded their elite roster of speakers for its Future of Film Summit on Nov. 9 at the London West Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles.

The event will present a centerpiece ‘State of the Film Industry’ discussion featuring Bob Berney, President of FilmDistrict; Bill Mechanic, Founder of Pandemonium Films; Ashok Amritraj, Chairman and CEO of Hyde Park Entertainment; and Stuart Ford, Founder and CEO of IM Global.

That directly follows the previously announced ‘Keynote Conversation’ with Stacey Snider, Principal Partner, Chairman and CEO of DreamWorks Studios.

The Future of Film Summit, produced by Variety and Digital Media Wire, is sponsored by AlphaBird, BSAT Labs, the Consumer Electronics Association, Cinedigm, Cinram, Cisco Eos, Dolby, Rovi, Scenechronize and Visible Measures.

Additional confirmed speakers for the Future of Film Summit include:

  • Greg Silverman, EVP, Creative Development and Production, Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Fredrik Malmberg, Co-Founder/CEO, Paradox Entertainment
  • Jason Blum, Founder, Blumhouse Productions
  • Franklin Leonard, Director of Development, Universal Pictures
  • Fred Baron, EVP Feature Production, Twentieth Century Fox and PGAward Producer of the Year Award winner, “Moulin Rouge”
  • Bonnie Arnold, Producer, “The Last Station” and “How To Train Your Dragon”
  • David T. Friendly, PGAward winner for “Little Miss Sunshine” and Producer, “Big Mama’s House” franchise
  • Jeff Gomez, CEO, Starlight Runner Entertainment
  • John Calkins, EVP of Global Distribution and Commercial Innovation, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • David Fenkel, Co-Founder, Oscilloscope
  • Tom Quinn, SVP, Magnolia Pictures and Magnet Releasing
  • John Griffin, Director of Connected Electronics, Dolby Laboratories
  • Michele Martell, COO, Cinedigm Entertainment Group
  • John Fithian, President/CEO, National Association of Theatre Owners
  • Daniel Mandil, Senior EVP, General Counsel and Chief Content Protection Officer, Motion Picture Association of America
  • Ron Wheeler, SVP, Content Protection, Fox Entertainment Group
  • Rick Cotton, EVP and General Counsel, NBC Universal
  • Jack Lerner, Clinical Assistant Professor of Law and Director USC Intellectual Property and Technology Law Clinic
  • Roger Mincheff, SVP Branded Entertainment for Digital Content, Fox Filmed Entertainment
  • R.J. Williams, Founder, Young Hollywood
  • Adam Stewart, Industry Director of Media and Entertainment, Google
  • Brent Weinstein, Head of Digital Media, United Talent Agency
  • Illeana Douglas, Actress, Writer, Producer and Creator of “Easy to Assemble”
  • Diane Charles, Partner, Intelligent Life Productions
  • Sibyl Goldman, VP Yahoo Entertainment
  • Chase Norlin, CEO, AlphaBird
  • Natalie Farsi, Head of Mobile, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution and Warner Bros. TV Group
  • Rex Cook, Founder/Executive Creative Director, AvatarLabs
  • Joe Bilman, EVP of Global Products, Fox Mobile
  • James Bower, President, MasterImage 3D
  • Andy Parsons, Chair, U.S. Promotions Committee, Blu-ray Disc Association and SVP Advanced Product Development, Pioneer
  • Rich Marty, VP of New Business Development, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • Steve Shannon, EVP of Consumer Electronics, RealD
  • Richard Doherty, Director of Media Technology Strategy, Microsoft
  • Ruben Herrlich-Igielko, Founding Partner, Propaganda Global Entertainment Marketing
  • Rob Carliner, Head of Film, Prospect Park
  • Daniel Scheinman, SVP and General Manager, Cisco Media Solutions Group
  • David Guy Levy, President/CEO, Periscope Entertainment
  • Roman Coppola, Producer
  • Darlene Caamaño Loquet, President/COO, NALA Films
  • Jeanette Buerling, President, Magnet Media Group
  • Hal Sadoff, Head of International and Independent film, ICM
  • Todd Jadwin, Head of the Media and Communications Group, Houlihan Capital
  • Lindsay Conner, Partner, Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • Mark C. Hutchison, Tax Principal, Rothstein Kass
  • Rena Ronson, Co-Head of the Independent Film Group, United Talent Agency
  • Drake Pruitt, SVP of Global Business Development, Ascent Media
  • Mike Monello, Co-Founder & Executive Creative Director, Campfire
  • Brian Shin, Founder and CEO, Visible Measures
  • Jonathan Dern, Co-Founder, Executive Producer and President, Cinedigm Entertainment Group
  • Michael Arrington, Senior Video Analyst, Screen Digest
  • Mark Turner, Director Studio Relationships & Strategy, Microsoft
  • Ned Sherman, CEO & Publisher, Digital Media Wire, Inc.

For additional program and registration details, visit www.variety.com/futurefilm.

Contacts

Variety
Linda Buckley-Bruno, 323-617-9249
Linda.Buckley@variety.com

Contacts

Variety
Linda Buckley-Bruno, 323-617-9249
Linda.Buckley@variety.com