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"Hollywood And Games Summit" AnnouncedNew conference dedicated to exploring the growing collaboration of film and game industries (December 15, 2005)
The CMP Game Group, host of the industry-leading Game Developers Conference (GDC), and entertainment trade publication The Hollywood Reporter are responding to the ever-increasing convergence between film and interactive entertainment by co-producing the inaugural Hollywood and Games Summit. Editorial teams from both organizations are now collaborating on the program agenda for the June 27, 2006 conference, set to take place in Beverly Hills, Calif.
"It seemed only natural to join forces with The Hollywood Reporter, the leading entertainment industry news source, to co-host an event focused on the growing collaboration between the two industries," Jamil Moledina, GDC director, said. "By combining our resources and expertise, we can assure the quality of material presented during the summit, as well as attract the most relevant attendees."
Hollywood studios and video game publishers are increasingly looking to each other for creative and business ideas that will lead to the next hottest video game or movie blockbuster. The summit will allow leaders from the respective industries to interact and discuss best practices for strategically marketing original IP via both media to greatest effect. The conference also will feature discussions on such topics as content development, rights management, production, art, music and design.
"Some of Hollywood's most creative and successful crossovers have resulted from game visionaries collaborating with their counterparts in movies, television and music," said Chris Marlowe, editorial director of digital media for The Hollywood Reporter. "In the same vein, we're excited about the crossover opportunities that arise by partnering with industry leader CMP on a new and needed event."
Focused sessions, small-scale exhibits and networking opportunities will be available through the event.
More information about the Hollywood and Games Summit will be offered online at www.hollywoodandgames.com in January, 2006.
About the CMP Game Group (www.cmpgame.com)
A core provider of essential information to the professional game industry, the CMP Game Group offers market-defining content, and drives community through the Game Developers Conference, GDC Europe, the Serious Games Summit D.C., GDC Mobile, GDC Asia, Game Developer magazine, Gamasutra.com, the Independent Games Festival, the Game Developers Choice Awards, and GDCTV.
For more information, please visit www.cmpgame.com.
About CMP Media (www.cmp.com)
Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands in the technology, healthcare and lifestyle industries, CMP Media has earned the confidence of more professionals and enthusiasts in these fields than any other media company. As a result, CMP is the premier provider of access, insight and actionable programs designed to connect sellers and buyers in each of these industries in ways that yield superior return on investment.
About The Hollywood Reporter
The Hollywood Reporter is a must-read for entertainment's most powerful, influential professionals. More than 144,000 key decision makers worldwide rely on the publication for fuel for thought that enables success in a continually evolving business and creative environment. The Hollywood Reporter provides comprehensive coverage of the global entertainment industry with six editions: Daily; Weekly International; Special Issues; E-Mail; THR-East; and its Neal Award-winning Web site - www.HollywoodReporter.com. The Hollywood Reporter is published by Netherlands-based VNU, the world's largest organization of entertainment-related publications and services.
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