They’re making big bangs of their own
The Produced By conference has a great agenda. I’d like to hear Oscar-winning producer-director James Cameron discussing his upcoming 3D tentpole Avatar, especially if he will be showing any of it. Also, I’d listen to anything Gale Anne Hurd and the production team of Clint Eastwood and Rob Lorenz had to say.
But one session in particular stands out as being truly forward-looking. The New Big Bang: Participant Content and the Future of Storytelling will explore collaborative storytelling and the implications of emerging platforms. The four speakers are: Yair Landau, Founder and President, Mass Animation (and also General Partner, Jerusalem Venture Partners and former Vice Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment/President of Sony Pictures Digital); Jeff Gomez CEO, Starlight Runner Entertainment (Hasbro’s Transformers, Coca-Cola’s Happiness Factory, Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean); David Kirkpatrick, Chairman and Executive Managing Officer, Plymouth Rock Studios; and Frank Moss, Director, MIT Media Lab.
Other highlights include a stellar panel of independent producers: Lawrence Bender, Roger Corman, Norman Lear and Michael London. Mark Gordon and Lawrence Gordon will be discussing all aspects of being a producer. There’s even a selection of the best giving insights into performance/motion capture production technology.
(Title lyric by Kevin Godley and Lol Creme.)