X-Summit (October 24-26) will explore rich and emerging opportunities where media platforms converge, offering attendees the insights, tools and partnerships to better tell and sell their stories seamlessly across multiple channels.
KEYNOTE PANEL: Winter is Coming - Adapting A Game of Thrones
Vince Gerardis, Co-Executive Producer, HBO's Game of Thrones
Yves Bordeleau, Studio Director, Cyanide Studio Montreal
(Mod.) Lenny Brown, Vice President, Creative & Business Development, THQ
This session delves into the partnerships formed to produce the HBO television series, Game of Thrones. It will also examine the parallel development of the IP into different games, the licensing details and the challenges of staying true to the integrity of the books when brokering and creating the adaptations.
KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: Immortal Content: Machinima’s Mortal Kombat
Featuring: Allen DeBevoise, Chairman & CEO of Machinima Inc. & Machinima.com
Allen DeBevoise explains why Machinima is the number one all-time entertainment channel for gamers on YouTube, citing their live action Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series as the most recent success. The series delivered more than 40 million views and over 25 million unique impressions in its first 16 weeks, making it competitive with many successful cable series.
John Kavanagh, SVP of Video Games, Paramount Pictures
-Oversees game development and licensing of titles based on Paramount films
-Managing complex product, software, distribution, licensing and technology initiatives within the Video Games and Toy Industries (Apple, Sega, Nintendo, Atari)
Jonas Eneroth, Managing Partner, ProCloud Media
- Currently one of the senior partners at ProCloud Media (War of the Worlds and Star Trek), an international finance and production firm focused on digitally distributed games
- Executive Producer of Eidos' multi-award winning Deus Ex and Timesplitters franchises
Carrie Stein, Head of Global Management & Packaging, 3 Arts Entertainment
-Producers of Parks and Recreation, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia & I Am Legend
-Former CEO of Alchemy Television, distributors of CBS/CTV hit series Flashpoint
FEATURED SESSIONS: The Internet as Television, Cross-Media Synergy, Elevating the Dialogue with Broadcasters, Originals on the Web.
X-Summit is co-produced with the Computer Animation Studios of Ontario (CASO) and the Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA) as Lead Industry Partner. Registration is now open and more details are available at www.x-summit.com. X-Summit also is offering a limited number of specially priced Start-Up Passes in order to make the conference more accessible.