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Full line-up announced for Hollywood and Games Summit

The full line-up for this year's Hollywood and Games Summit has been finalised, with film maker and videogame collaborator Clive Barker delivering the keynote speech.

The full line-up for this year's Hollywood and Games Summit has been finalised, with film maker and videogame collaborator Clive Barker delivering the keynote speech.

Barker is currently working with Codemasters' on Clive Barker's Jericho, and will deliver the keynote in an event attended by leading players from the digital film making and videogame sectors.

The panel How Talent Can Successfully Cross the Digital Divide will be moderated by Prince of Persia creator Jordan Mechner and include panellists Susan O'Connor, writer of Epic Games' Gears of War, CEO of Ubisoft Montreal Yannis Mallat and Kim Libreri of special effects house Digital Domain.

Jesse Alexander, executive producer of hit TV shows Lost and Heroes will present Shepherding a Property Through the Transmedia Landscape, while Thomas Tull of Legendary Pictures (Batman Begins, Superman Returns) and Mitch Davis of Brash Entertainment (300) will deliver another keynote entitled Driving Mythology Forward.

There will also be panel discussions on sharing management and production processes between film and games with representatives from LucasArts and Electronic Arts, and a keynote entitled Creating Parallel Community Experiences Between Entertainment and MMOs with input from Cryptic Studios.

Other panels will look at digital animation and digital distribution, featuring speakers from Ubisoft, Heavy Iron Studios and the creative minds behind Flow, TMNT and Lonelygirl 15.

The Hollywood and Games Summit takes place June 26 — 27 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in California.

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