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—Top Industry Executives to Discuss Creative Process at Two-Day Summit Presented by the Game Developers Conference and The Hollywood Reporter —

WHAT: The 2nd ANNUAL HOLLYWOOD AND GAMES SUMMIT will unite Hollywood studio and videogame executives under one roof to exchange ideas in an entertainment-specific forum. The summit will also allow leaders from their respective industries to interact and discuss best practices for strategically marketing original intellectual property. This two-day event will include focused sessions, an exhibit floor and a networking reception.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 26, 2007


Wednesday, June 27, 2007


WHERE: Renaissance Hollywood Hotel

1755 N. Highland Ave.

Hollywood, CA


HIGHLIGHTS: Tuesday, June 26:

· OPENING KEYNOTE: The Interactive Parallel Universe (2:15-3:15PM)

Clive Barker, Director-Writer, Hellraiser and Executive Producer, Gods and Monsters

Interview by Gina McIntyre, Managing Editor-Features, The Hollywood Reporter

· How Talent Can Successfully Cross the Digital Divide (3:30-4:25PM)

Kim Libreri, Vice President Advanced Strategy, Digital Domain

Yuri Lowenthal, Actor, Afro Samurai, Gilmore Girls, Prince of Persia

Ben Mattes, Producer, Prince of Persia

Flint Dille, Writer, Transformers: The Game

Moderated by Jordan Mechner, Creator, Prince of Persia

· Shepherding a Property Through the Transmedia Landscape (4:30-5:15PM)

Jesse Alexander, Executive Producer, Heroes, Alias, Lost

Interviewed by Jamil Moledina, Executive Director, Game Developers Conference


Sponsored by Electronic Arts

Wednesday, June 27:

· KEYNOTE: Driving Mythology Forward (9:15-10:15AM)

Thomas Tull, Chairman, Legendary Pictures

In conversation with Mitch Davis, CEO, Brash Entertainment

· Digital Animation Between Film and Games (10:45-11:45AM)

Nick Foster, Chief Studio Officer, Outspark

Gilles Garceau, Director of Animation, Ubisoft

Lyle Hall, General Manager Heavy Iron Studios/THQ

Todd Pilger, Animator, Surf's Up

Moderated by John Gaudiosi, Writer, The Hollywood Reporter

· What Digital Distribution Can Do For You (11:50-12:30PM)

Kellee Santiago, Director, flOw

Mesh Flinders, Writer-Director, Lonelygirl15

Amanda Goodfried, Supervising Producer, Lonelygirl15

· YouTube, Flash, and the Hive Mind: A Case Study of Afterworld (2:00-2:30PM)

Brent Friedman, Creator-Writer, Afterworld

· Integrating Games into Television (2:35-3:15PM)

Gregg Backer, President, Foglight Entertainment

Brandon Barber, Director of Entertainment Development, Electronic Arts

Andy Reif, CEO, DirecTV's Championship Gaming Series

Moderated by Geoff Keighley, Journalist, SpikeTV / Entertainmernt Weekly

· Creating Parallel Community Experiences Between Films and MMOs (3:45-4:40PM)

Michael Lewis, CEO, Cryptic Studios

Nicholas Beliaeff, Studio Head, Sony Online Entertainment San Diego

Rob Pardo, VP Game Design, Blizzard

Jeff Yapp, Executive Vice President of MTV Networks Music and Logo Enterprise Group

Moderated by Corey Bridges, Executive Producer, The Multiverse Network

· Shades of Gray: Sharing Management and Production Processes Between Films and Games (4:45-5:30PM)

Jim Ward, Senior VP, Lucasfilm, and President, LucasArts

Neil Young, EVP Electronic Arts/GM EALA

Moderated by N'gai Croal, General Editor, Newsweek

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