MAY 11, 2018 PROGRAM
9:00 – 9:30am     Registration and Networking
9:30 – 9:35am    
Introduction Opening Remarks

Summit Producers:
Katherine Winston and Amy Baker, Co-Founders and Managing Partners, Winston Baker

9:35 – 10:30am
The Rise of AR and VR: The Good, the Bad, and the Reality

Augmented, virtual and mixed reality have been all the buzz at every market and festival for the past couple of years. However, by the end of last year, the sales of headsets dramatically fell short of bullish forecasts. Eventually, there will be a tipping point that brings this medium to mass market. Gain insight from our panel of experts where the industry is today, where it’s headed and where there are emerging opportunities.

Katherine Winston, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Winston Baker

Antoine Cayrol, Co-Founder and Producer, Atlas V

Liz Rosenthal, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Power to the Pixel

Patrick Wagner, Head of Interactive, Weta Workshop

10:30 – 11:00am
Behind the Scenes with Baobab Studios:
              The Making of "Crow: The Legend"

When it comes to animated virtual storytelling, how do you find the right balance between narrative and interactivity? What are the best ways to successfully engage an audience through a meaningful experience? And, where can we push the boundaries on storytelling in ways that traditional films cannot. During this session join Eric Darnell, Madagascar Director turned Chief Creative Officer of Baobab Studios, as he breaks down on the language of virtual storytelling though the making of “Crow: The Legend.”

Eric Darnell, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Baobab Studios

11:00 – 11:30pm
Breathing Life into the Cinematic Experience

Aliesha Staples, Founder, Staples VR

Chris Payne, Head of International Relations, New Zealand Film Commission

11:30 – 12:00pm
“Dinner Party” Case Study: The Outer Limits of Immersive Storytelling

Explore virtual reality from the outer limits with the creators and producers of “Dinner Party.” This award-winning project re-creates the first nationally reported UFO abduction case through the modern lens of VR by allowing you to experience it for yourself. During this session, learn how they were able to use new technology to create an immersive experience around an old classic tale.

Erik Donley, Founder/Executive Producer, Telexist

Sam Gezari, Director of Photography and Creative Director

Angel Manuel Soto, Virtual Reality Content Creator, RYOT

12:00 – 12:30pm
Agents Gone Rogue:
             Transitioning from International Sales to Technology

Technology has disrupted so many aspects of the film business from way movies are distributed and marketed, to the way it’s consumed and analyzed. See how these sales agents are taking disruptive platforms and turning them into new film business endeavors.

Amy Baker, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Winston Baker

Oliver Simon, Founder, K5 Media

Kevin Hoiseth, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Concourse Media

Summit Concludes
6:00 – 8:00pm
OPTIONAL Networking Reception

YOU MUST REGISTER WITH ALL-ACCESS PASS TO ATTEND NETWORKING RECEPTION. If you are a Winston Baker Speaker, Sponsor or All-Access Registrant, you will have the opportunity to join us for a private networking reception on the evening of May 11, 2018. For more details, visit our registration page.


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