2018 PROGRAM

Day 1 – Friday, 9 March

2 – 3:30pm (Husky Energy Foyer, Max Bell Building)
Registration Opens

3:30 – 5:00pm (Auditorium, Max Bell Building)
Opening keynote/panel

Conquering Content
Jon Giegengack, Founder & Principal, Hub Entertainment Research
In a world where content is consumed on a wide selection of platforms and with an array of viewing behaviors, this keynote discussion will cut through the clutter and outline what is being watched, when and on what platform.  And the surprising trends that are leading the way for opportunity in the media and entertainment industry.

5:30 – 7:00pm (Husky Energy Foyer / Tom Elder Bear Crane Room, Max Bell Building)
Welcome Reception

Day 2 – Saturday, 10 March

9:00 – 10:00am (Husky Energy Foyer, Max Bell Building)
Registration, coffee, and continental breakfast.

10:00am – 5:00pm (Rice TV Studio, Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Building – JPL)
FULL DAY WORKSHOP
Lunch 12:00 – 1:30pm

The Future in Hand – Entertainment Technology Workshop

This workshop will address the current and future media technologies in storytelling through immersive formats such VR, 360, MR and large screen technology. You will gain the knowledge of to how to creatively use immersive technology and more importantly, why to use it. We will also address the rising trends, anticipated uses, giving you the ability to apply them to your upcoming projects and find new funding opportunities.

Presenter: Stefan Grambart, Interactive Writer/Director

10:00am – 12:00pm ( Max Bell 251, Max Bell Building)
HALF DAY WORKSHOP

Starting At The End – A VFX Workshop
This workshop will cover the ins and outs of visual effects and what a content creator/ producer needs to know for VFX options, budgeting, timing, and production planning.  Clips will be viewed and discussed, demonstrating the story telling power of VFX in addition to walking through budgeting and time tables.  Attendee will walk away with the skills to  incorporate VFX, understanding of cost and budgeting  and when and when not VFX for storytelling.

Presenters: Chris MacLean and Trey Harrell

Coffee break 11:00 – 11:30am Husky Foyer, Max Bell Bldg

10:00am – 12:00pm (Max Bell 253, Max Bell Building)
HALF DAY WORKSHOP

Getting The Agent and Getting The Deal
How does a producer find and retain an agent?  What does the agent bring and how are deals structured?  What are the benefits of a good agent?  Who can they get my projects in front of? This workshop will discuss the critically important choice of find the right agent for you and your projects. Attendees will learn the benefits, choices and basics to start the search for an agent that will benefit their career and projects.

Presenter: TBA

Coffee break 11:00 – 11:30am Husky Foyer, Max Bell Bldg

12:30pm – 2:00pm (Vistas Dining Room, Sally Borden Building)
Lunch & Table Tops Discussions with Speakers and Experts
(sign up at registration)

2:30 – 5:00pm (Max Bell 252, Max Bell Building)
HALF DAY WORKSHOP

Camera, Lens and Lighting  – Creating That Look
This production workshop will present the tools in getting that specific look with cameras, lens and lighting.  Learn how to work with your director of photography and operator to get the style and feel of your next projects.  What tools are available, how to properly budget with the new tools available and reviewing those epic looks, will all be presented.

Presenters: Stephen Campanelli, SOC and Gilles Corbeil, SOC

Coffee break & snacks 4:00 – 4:30pm Husky Foyer, Max Bell Bldg

Supported By:

2:30 – 5:00pm (Max Bell 253, Max Bell Building)
HALF DAY WORKSHOP

Modern Casting 101
Casting is a key skill that producers and content creators must learn.  In this workshop, we will address the best practices, insuring diversity and use of modern technology to insure you make the most from of all of your casting sessions.  Learn how diversity is a key factor when properly casting to insuring your story is an accurate reflection and the content will be received.  Contracts, scheduling and the know hows of casting will also be presented. Attendees will walkaway with a solid knowledge and skills to run their next casting session.

Coffee break & snacks 4:00 – 4:30pm Husky Foyer, Max Bell Bldg

5:30  – 7:30pm (Kinnear Centre, KCC 303)
Reception

Day 3 – Sunday, 11 March

8:30 – 9:30am (Husky Energy Foyer, Max Bell Building)
Registration, coffee with fellow participants

9:30am  – 10:30am (Max Bell Auditorium, Max Bell Building)
Welcome & Keynote Conversation

Conscious Content & Authentic Voices
A keynote discussion with Melissa Mollen Dupuis
Moderator: Reneltta Arluk

10:15 – 10:45am (Husky Energy Foyer, Max Bell Building)
Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:45am  (Max Bell Auditorium, Max Bell Building)

Non-Scripted: Building & Selling My Project
How does a creator put together the deal to get their non-scripted project on a screen? What are the business models, and key indicators of a successful non-scripted project? Listen to this panel of show runners, studios executives and content owners and producers discuss the ever-changing environment of non-scripted.

Presenters: Marc Pierce, CEO, Warm Springs Productions; Jared Hoffman, Founder, Executive Producer, Forge; and Carl Buehl, Executive Producer

12:15 – 12:45pm (Max Bell Auditorium, Max Bell Building)

The Nuts & Bolts of Getting Your Content Made
Join this panel of studio and production executive discuss how to get from an idea to the final product, for independent film, co-production arrangements and within the studio system, both traditional and non-traditional.

10:45 – 11:45am  (MB 253, Max Bell Building)

Technology & Future Proofing Your Project
What does a producer and content creator need to know about technology in acquiring, post production and VFX to ensure that the intellectual property of the project will with stand the delivery requirements and serve what the future might hold for content needs.

Panelists: Chris MacLean and Trey Harrell

1:00 – 2:30pm (Vistas Dining Room, Sally Borden Building)
Lunch & Table Tops Discussions with Speakers and Experts
(sign up at registration)

2:45 – 4:00pm (Max Bell Room Auditorium, Max Bell Building)

Creative Inspiration
Listen to these leaders discuss where their creative genius stems from, and how they stay in spired from project to project. What gives them the idea that growing into the next big thing? How do they nurture creativity as a commodity and what do they do when they find themselves stuck with lack of inspiration. Listen, learn and watch this group of true creative genius discuss their tips.

Panelists: Stephen Campanelli, SOC, Gilles Corbeil, SOC, Chris MacLean, and Melissa Mollen Dupuis

4:00 – 5:00pm (Husky Energy Foyer, Max Bell Building)
Closing Summit Reception