My next trip will be to the Whistler Film Festival, BC, Canada. Wohoo! I’ve been invited to participate in their Forum, which “is an industry conference organized to address issues of concern to the film, digital media and television production industry in Western Canada”. This year they “are embracing the changing landscape of content creation by exploring new technological developments, trends and opportunities”. There are lots of exciting guests, including Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters etc), Neil Blomkamp, Hugo Weaving, Woody Harrelson, Julianne Moore, Colin Firth, Tom Ford, Atom Egoyen, Jason Reitman, and many others! Specifically, I’ll be participating in the Whistler Summit:
The Whistler Summit is a lively debate that brings together key international leaders and visionaries from various aspects of the entertainment industry to identify future trends and issues affecting the global entertainment industry. Delegates will have a chance to engage with Summit speakers in this session designed to probe, debunk and predict the state of the film, television and digital media industries.
Moderator: Valerie Creighton, President, Canadian Television Fund
Christy Dena, Director, Universe Creation 101 Ltd.
Dr. Greg Zeschuk, President & General Manager of BioWare & Vice President of Electronic Arts
Tony Safford, EVP Worldwide Acquistions, 20th Century Fox
Jonathan Simkin, Founder, Simkin Artist Management
Daniel Cross, President, Co-founder, Eye Steel Film
That is sure to be a great conversation! Can’t wait! Also, I’ll be a part ofÂ the Whistler Film Festival Pitch Fest West , which is “going multi-platform”:
Drawing on innovation in technology and the changing landscape for content creation, this yearâ€™s Pitch Fest West will showcase film, TV and digital media producers who are in search of the knowledge, relationships and financing strategies required to successfully develop and exhibit their content across several platforms
Lots of fun to be had in the snowfields, so if you’ll be there make sure you come and say hi at the Whistler Film Festival!