Production Summit 2011 Panels
October 1st, 2011 Montage Hotel - Beverly Hills, CA
The Studios' POV: Adapting to Innovation in a 24 Hour World
What do you need to know in order to keep up with the latest technology and keep your business on track? Innovative digital technology has radically changed the post and distribution channels of the studios which in turn affects the filmmakers and services providers within their sphere. Meeting these new needs requires extraordinary operational coordination and responsiveness across the studios’ global digital efforts. This reality creates a need for cooperation and conflict resolution mechanisms within and across all functions, as well as budget procedures that allow for flexibility and rapid direction changes. The very things that push creativity and efficiency can provide new obstacles.
This panel examines how studios determine a clear approach for monitoring, sharing and adapting within this globally interconnected network and the best ways to work together and maintain reasonable margins.
Success Around the Globe
Visual effects companies have expanded to multiple sites and have a true global footprint and workforce. Multi-cultural and multi-national interfacing, altered technology and pipeline shifts, social media management, IP development and partnerships are increasingly important; yet creativity, quality, service and professionalism remain the most important elements. Additionally, as companies add an IP component, they need creative employees who can develop timely, relevant, and compelling content across a variety of media.
This panel of top executives will take a look at successful visual effects business models and crossover models from around the globe -- organic growth, partnerships, acquisitions, creator-driven, niche-driven -- to examine and reveal how their companies have evolved and strategized to stay relevant and successful in the current environment. Hear from these experts on where they and the industry are headed in the near and distant future.
Producing with VFX in Mind
Film producers are faced with enormous challenges daily. With the ever changing technology landscape, how do they keep current and informed? How do they adjust their budgets and projections within the global nature of the film business. Let's hear from them their concerns and experiences on international production, 3D, VFX, and the challenges and process of getting a film green lit.
- VES Forum
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