Winston Baker are launching a new tech conference in partnership with Marche Du Film, the business counterpart to the more famous Cannes Film Festival, to discuss innovation in film and how to break into the virtual reality (VR) industry.
Winston Baker are a well-known event management company who have organised the event to take place on 19th May, 2017. The event will feature a keynote speech from Rich Gelfond on IMAX Corporation’s recent forays into VR technology, and a presentation by director and producer Brett Ratner. Other film and technology industry names who are due to appear are Marcie Jastrow of Technicolor, CEO of Digital Reign Productions Evette Vargas, Chris Payne of the New Zealand Film Commission, Michael Andreen of 20th Century Fox and many other recognisable names.
“Within the frame of our program NEXT, we’ve started two years ago to explore immersive cinema and VR, both in terms of production and distribution. We’re excited to join our forces with Winston Baker to launch this Immersive Summit, which will complement perfectly the workshops and experiences offered by NEXT to Marché participants” said Jérôme Paillard, Executive Director of the Marché du Film.
The event will have panel discussions, interviews and workshops which will go on throughout the day. The Immersive Summit is being sponsored by a wide array of investors and companies from the film and television sectors, including EP Financial Solutions, Akin Gump, New Zealand Film Commission and The Hollywood Reporter.
Further information and registration details are available on the Film Finance Forum website.
VRFocus will bring you further news on the Immersive Summit as it becomes available.