CMP, the group behind The Game Developers Conference, and The Hollywood Reporter
has just announced the full line-up for the upcoming Hollywood and Games Summit.
There are a few names of interest from the world of gaming on the list. Susan O'Conner (writer, Gears of War
) and Jordan Mechner (creator, Prince of Persia
) are involved in the “How Talent Can Successfully Cross the Digital Divide” panel.
Ubisoft's director of animation, Giles Garceau, will discuss 'Digital Animation Between Film and Games' (a subject he should know about, what with Ubisoft's new animation studio
The director of flOw
, Kellee Santiago, will make an appearance on the 'What Digital Distribution Can Do For You' panel, while Brandon Barber, director of entertainment development at EA will chat about the integration of games into television.
If the conference and panel names haven't given it away already, the conference aims to discuss the growing levels of collaboration between gaming and television. SPOnG just hopes that the TV-sized egos don't accidentally knock any gaming bods under trailers.
The event takes place from June 26th-27th (just two weeks before E3) at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in LA. You can see the full list of speakers and panellists, as announced today, below.
Keynote: The Interactive Parallel Universe
By Clive Barker, Director-Writer, Hellraiser, Executive Producer, Gods and Monsters
How Talent Can Successfully Cross the Digital Divide
Panelists: Kim Libreri, VP Digital Domain; Yuri Lowenthal, Actor, Afro Samurai; Yannis Mallat, CEO Ubisoft Montreal; Susan O’Connor, Writer, Gears of War
Moderated by Jordan Mechner, Creator, Prince of Persia
Shepherding a Property Through the Transmedia Landscape
By Jesse Alexander, Executive Producer, Heroes, Lost
Keynote: Driving Mythology Forward
By Thomas Tull, Chairman Legendary Pictures, with Mitch Davis, CEO, Brash Entertainment
Digital Animation Between Film and Games
Panelists: Giles Garceau, Director of Animation, Ubisoft; Lyle Hall, General Manager, Heavy Iron Studios/THQ; Kevin Munroe, Director-Writer, TMNT; Todd Pilger 3D
Moderated by John Gaudiosi, Writer, The Hollywood Reporter,
What Digital Distribution Can Do For You
Panelists: Kellee Santiago, Director, flow; Mesh Flanders, Writer/Director; Amanda Goodfried, Supervising Producer, Lonelygirl15
YouTube, Flash, and the Hive Mind: A Case Study of Afterworld[/b]
By Brent Friedman, Creator-Writer, Afterworld
Integrating Games into Television
Panelists: Gregg Backer, President, Foglight Entertainment; Brandon Barber, Director of Entertainment Development, Electronic Arts; and Peggy Kim
Moderated by Geoff Keighley, SpikeTV
Creating Parallel Community Experiences Between Entertainment and MMOs
Panelists: Corey Bridges, Executive Producer, Multiverse, Michael Lewis, CEO, Cryptic Studios
Shades of Gray: Sharing Management and Production Processes Between Films and Games
Panelists: Jim Ward, SVP Lucasfilm/President LucasArts, and Neil Young, EVP Electronic Arts/GM EALA
For more information the conference's official website can be found here