MAY 19, 2017 AGENDA
9:00 – 9:30am     Morning Registration and Networking
9:30 – 9:40am    
Introduction Opening Remarks

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

9:40 – 10:20am
The Technology Revolution: Monetizing on Innovation in the Film Business

There’s no denying the proliferation of new technologies disrupting the film business in every way possible, but which emerging trends are proving to be the most promising avenues for investments? We’ll take a closer look at the different ways established investors and strategy executives are approaching the technology revolution. What’s working? What’s not? Are people actually making money yet and how? And lastly, how do you plan for what’s next when the rules and boundaries seem to change daily?

Wendy Mitchell, Film Programme Manager, British Council and Contributing Editor, Screen International

Lawrence Braitman, Director/Angel Investor, Braitman & Co.
Eugene Chung, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Penrose
Marcie Jastrow,  SVP, Immersive Media & Head, Technicolor Experience Center
Gene Munster, Founder, Loup Ventures 
10:20 – 10:50am
Digital Hors d'Oeuvres: Bite-Sized Pieces of Audience Immersion

New Zealand is a place of the imagination - where hobbits roam the primordial landscape, dragons are brought to life, and the Na’vi live in harmony with nature on Pandora. Known for stunning scenery, Academy Award-winning excellence and an insatiable appetite for innovation, it’s also home to leading immersive companies like Magic Leap, 8i, Resn, Wrestler, and M Theory cooking up fresh new experiences and narratives that are truly mouth-watering. Join this discussion for a taste of the challenges and the opportunities for filmmakers in this ever-changing digital landscape. Once seated, you’ll be treated to a digital selection of bite-sized pieces of audience immersion, garnished with some hearty discussion and debate. Diners can expect to come away with fresh insights into immersive storytelling and the ways in which mobile technology can be utilised to serve new audiences new experiences in new ways.

Kris Hermansson, Creative Director, Resn
Chris Payne, Head of International Relations, New Zealand Film Commission
10:50 – 11:10am
Visionary Keynote: Cracking the Code to Mainstream VR

Keynote Speaker:
Richard Gelfond, Chief Executive Officer, IMAX Corporation

11:10 – 11:40am
Breaking into VR: Where are the Opportunities for the Independent Space

Virtual reality has vast applications within the entertainment industry from enhancing the movie experience to endless gaming opportunities and beyond. As an industry, we are fully embracing the VR craze, but how does it fit into the independent space? How can emerging filmmakers and producers optimize content creation tools, location based entertainment, cinematic VR, and beyond and as part of the creative and distribution process…and at what cost?

Scott Roxborough, European News Editor, The Hollywood Reporter 


Russell Levine, Producer and Chief Executive Officer, Route One Entertainment 
Evette Vargas, Chief Executive Officer, Digital-Reign Productions
Dekker Dreyer, Creative Head, Clever Fox 
11:40 – 12:00pm
Innovative Tools for Creating the New Out-of-Home Experience

What is amplifying the new out-of-home experience from multi-dimensional technology to virtual reality enhancements? What are the challenges in creating such immersive experiences as a storyteller? And what are the best tools for enhancing such experiences?

Doug Griffin, Chief Executive Officer, Nomadic

12:00pm     Summit Concludes
6:00 – 8:00pm
Cocktail Party on the Carlton Beach

If you are a Winston Baker Speaker, Sponsor or All-Access Registrant, you will have the opportunity to join us across the Croisette for a private networking reception on the evening of May 19, 2017. For more details, visit our registration page.