PREVIEW: Variety’s Future of Film Summit Nov 9; Snider, Landau feat


On November 9 at West Hollywood’s London Hotel, the film industry’s key movers and influencers for Variety’s and Digital Media Wire’s 2nd Annual Future of Film Summit focus on emerging business, legal, finance and technology trends in the multi- billion film industry.

Acclaimed speakers and panelists include: Jon Landau, Stacey Snider, Hal Sadoff, Bill MechanicDana Harris, Bob Berney, Rena Ronson, Illeana Douglas and many more.

The event brings together top executives, creators and professionals from major and independent movie studios, film distributors, talent agencies, law firms, financiers and digital media and mobile companies for high-level discussions and debate, intimate meetings and unrivaled networking about the future of the movie business.

From changes in production financing to new opportunities offered by digital distribution, this event bring experts from all areas of the entertainment industry together to provide insight in a relaxed, yet exclusive atmosphere.

Keynotes and panel discussions are followed by audience Q&A, providing unrivaled access to top Hollywood execs and talent. We encourage frank discussion as well as deal-making during a networking lunch, plenty of networking breaks as well as a networking reception at the end of the day.

Stacey Snider, Principal Partner, Co-Chairman and CEO of DreamWorks Studios, will keynote at the 2010 Future of Film Summit. Snider oversees the creative and financial aspects of all film development and production as well as the company’s business strategy.

Q&A with Jon Landau and Variety Associate Editor David Cohen. Landau, an Academy Award winner, has repeatedly demonstrated an ability to oversee and deliver major motion pictures.  In 2009, Landau and James Cameron produced the science fiction blockbuster, Avatar, which has since become the highest-grossing film of all time, surpassing Titanic (which Landau also produced), which had previously held that position.