Production Summit 2010

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Keynote Speaker:

Bill Mechanic - Producer and CEO, Pandemonium Films
Through his company, Pandemonium Films, respected industry veteran and independent producer, Bill Mechanic continues to produce high quality films with directors such as Henry Selick (Coraline), Terence Malick, David Fincher and Walter Salles (Dark Water). He also recently co- produced the 82nd Academy Awards with Adam Shankman. Read Full Bio

Featured Speakers:

Jeff Miller - President, Worldwide Post Production and Operations, The Walt Disney Studios
A 27 year Disney veteran, Jeff has held varied positions during his tenure including: Treasurer, Buena Vista Distribution; Vice President, Manufacturing, Walt Disney Pictures and Television; and Senior Vice President, Character Voices and International Dubbing Production. Read Full Bio
Dr. Rich Terrile - NASA/JPL Astronomer and Evolutionary Computation Designer
Dr. Rich Terrile is an astronomer and the Director of the Center for Evolutionary Computation and Automated Design at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He uses techniques based on biological evolution and development to advance the fields of robotics and computer intelligence. Dr. Terrile has a Ph.D. in Planetary Science. Read Full Bio

Summit Overview

The Entertainment Industry is going through a tsunami of change. It's almost impossible for companies to know how to plan for the coming year, much less five years down the line. New technologies, globalization, shrinking post schedules and a vast proliferation of new distribution platforms have dramatically affected how to plan for survival and success in the future.
Globally, competitive operations and markets relentlessly push companies to cut costs and streamline their operations while simultaneously producing more with less. And while the expanded use of technology both energizes and streamlines existing systems, it also creates new challenges and complexity that spirals up and down the production chain. Should companies partner with international entities in order to take advantage of tax breaks and lower wage scales? And how best to create efficient worldwide pipelines without always starting from scratch and spending a fortune?
Additionally, post schedules are growing ever shorter and on-time delivery of crucial elements needed to meet a movie’s marketing demands and even its opening date are becoming riskier than ever. With these pressures growing on each and every project, what impact does this relentless time constriction and ever expanding shot count have on companies and artists who work to meet those deadlines and demands?
Distribution models are also undergoing significant change with countless new and shrinking platforms arriving almost daily. How does this impact your business and how can you plan to compete successfully in the future?
These are all realities that are happening now. How do you fit in? Now is not the time to stand still and do nothing. This is not the time to watch from the sidelines. This is not the time to become a dinosaur. How can we get creatives, technologists and those holding the purse strings to work together to create a future for us all?
Get your favorite business model on and join us for Production Summit 2010 to envision the future!
For further information please email Brent Armstrong or call 818-981-7861.


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