LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Advanced Imaging Society today announced key speakers participating
at this year’s “On The Lot” conference being held December 12-14th in
The annual gathering of creative and technology leaders has grown and
expanded to take place in three locations over three days. Paramount
Studios in Hollywood will host the conference on December 12th, The
Microsoft Metastage at Culver Studios will host conference attendees on
December 13th, and the new Google Offices in Playa Vista will
host the conference on Friday on Dec 14th.
“This is a remarkable and growing annual tradition where content
creators meet technology leaders to exchange information, forge
partnerships, and take measure the impact of the market forces at work
in 2019,” said society president Jim Chabin. “In light of the technical
transformation and disruption taking place in every area of content
creation, this year’s conference promises to be especially valuable,” he
Conference headliners include Victoria Alonso, EVP, Production at Marvel
Studios; Buzz Hays, Global Lead, Entertainment Industry, Google Cloud;
Chris Milk, CEO, Within; Evan Greene, CMO for the Grammys; Glenn Gainor
who serves as President of Innovation Studios, Sony Pictures
Entertainment; Chistina Heller, CEO, Microsoft Metastage; Michael Zink,
VP Digital Technology at Warner Bros. and chair of the UHD Alliance;
Christina Lee Storm, VP of Business Operations and Emerging Technology
for DreamWorks Animation Studios; Halsey Minor, Co-Founder of CNET;
Jonathan Miranda, Director of Strategy, Technology at Salesforce,
Michael Scogin, VP, Strategic Partnerships for NBC Entertainment
Digital; David Ward, CTO and Chief Architect for Cisco; and Prudence
Fenton, Cinematic Reality Producer at Magic Leap. Rick Champagne, who
leads AI and machine learning for media and entertainment, will
demonstrate use cases for AI and upconverting studio libraries and
creating new content from data.
More than 50 speakers will address changes in content creation,
workflows, and emerging digital streaming services and formats, which
are likely to become reality in 2019.
To empower attendees to better navigate the workforce needs of the year
ahead, the conference this year will introduce sessions with insights
and perspectives on managing creative careers. Senior Entertainment
partner for the Executive Search firm Korn-Ferry, Bill Simon, will join
Kathy Mandato, the former head of HR for NBC Entertainment and Snap for
a seminar entitled “Hollywood Help Wanted: Where the Jobs Will Be In
To prepare attendees to maximize their success during a tumultuous year
ahead, the conference features more than 30 sessions covering everything
from “creating in the cloud” to the “next generation of cinema.”
Director Jannicke Mikkelsen, who works for the British Band Queen, will
attend from London and explore making the film “VR The Champions,” with
Adam Lambert. The new film based on Queen’s formative years, “Bohemian
Rhapsody,” has now grossed more than 500 million dollars at the
worldwide box office.
Tickets are available at www.onthelot2018.com.
The Society’s Annual Technology and Distinguished Leadership Awards will
be held December 13th at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills. The
organization’s annual Lumiere Awards for best motion picture, TV, VR, AR
and XR content will be presented January 30th.
Member companies include Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Google
Cloud, Warner Bros., Marvel Studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment, NBC
Entertainment, Fox, Cisco, Dell, Honda, RYOT, Deluxe StereoD, Samsung
Electronics, Dolby Labs, Cinionic/ Barco, DTS Xperi, NVIDIA, HP,
DreamWorks Animation Studios, Digital Film Tree, Pixar Animation
Studios, OpenDrives, Secret Location, Teradici, MACH1, Futurism
Entertainment, ARwall, Global 3D Media Holdings, and Raj Rays 3D, India.
For more information contact Yoko Coleman: [email protected].
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