Los Angeles, CA (August 4, 2005)–ShowBiz Expo, a production industry conference and trade show, has announced its initial line-up of session moderators and panelists for its upcoming exhibit and conference on November 4-5, 2005, at Barker Hangar at Santa Monica Air Center. The conference at ShowBiz Expo will address the evolving workflow process as it relates to creation, post-production and digital distribution of entertainment content.
“The group of experts participating in our panels is shaping up to be one of the best rosters ShowBiz has ever had,” said Jerrold T. Brandt, the Conference Chairman for ShowBiz Expo. “It substantiates the commitment we made to re-invigorate this show.”
As of this posting, some of this year’s session moderators and panelists include the following:
DVD Content Creation:
Moderator – Mike Mulvihill, New Line Home Entertainment
Panelists – Blaine Graboyes, Studio Cognito; Van Ling, independent producer; Jeffrey Schwarz, Automat Pictures; Denise Sirkot – Gracie Films
Digital Content Distribution to the Home:
Moderator – Jerrold T. Brandt, ShowBiz Conference Chair/Intel Digital Home
The Missing Link; Controlling How Film Looks in the Digital Age:
Moderator – Richard Crudo, ASC
Panelists – John Hora, ASC; Shelly Johnson, ASC; Daryn Okada, ASC; Wally Pfister, ASC
Digital Asset Management for Entertainment Companies; Best Practices:
Panelists – Thomas Kuehle, Managing Director, Digital Media Platform Program, Office of Strategy & Technology, HP; Katherine L. Parker, Business Development Manager, Media & Entertainment Industry Global Sales, Sun Microsystems Inc.; Mark Turner, Head of Western Region, BT Media & Broadcast
Post-Production and the Workflow Process:
Moderator – Leon Silverman, Executive Vice President, LaserPacific, Vice President, Kodak
Video Games Content Creation:
Panelists – Cos Lazouras, Tigon Studios; Kelly Turner, Executive Producer, Point Of View; Chris Williams, LucasArts
30-Second Story-Telling; Cutting Edge Cinematographers discuss Past, Present and Future of Commercials:
Moderator – Bob Fisher, Journalist
Panelists – Bill Bennett, ASC; Paul Cameron, ASC; Russell Carpenter, ASC; Peter Lyons Collister, ASC; Daniel Pearl, ASC; Steven Poster, ASC
In Your Face; 3D Movie Making for the 21st Century:
Moderator – H. Loren Nielsen, Founder, Entertainment Technology Consultants
Moderator – Nancy Richardson, A.C.E.
Panelists – Maysie Hoy, A.C.E.; Harry B Miller III, A.C.E./Organizer of Technology Committee of the American Cinema Editors; Martin Nicholson, A.C.E.
The Role of the Director of Photography:
Moderator – Bob Fisher, Journalist
Panelists – James Chressanthis, ASC; Peter Deming, ASC; Steve Fierberg, ASC; Ron Garcia, ASC; Janusz Kaminski, ASC; Denis Lenior, ASC; Rob McLachlan, ASC/CSC; Amy Vincent, ASC
Mobile/Wireless Content Creation:
Panelists – Steve Hoffman, Infospace; Sven Krong & Lawrence Leydier, Click Media
Developing a Strategy for Storage Management:
Moderator – Tom Coughlin, Coughlin Associates
Panelists – Tom Inglefield, StorageTek
The Art of Editing
Moderator – Carol Littleton, A.C.E.
Panelists – Lori Coleman, A.C.E.; Tina Hirsch, A.C.E.; Michael Jablow, A.C.E.; Terry Kelley A.C.E.
The Truth about Film and Digital Cinematography:
Moderator – David Heuring, ASC
Panelists – Michael Goi, ASC; David Mullen, ASC; Paul Ryan, ASC; Nancy Schreiber, ASC; Newton Thomas Sigel, ASC; David Stump, ASC; Roy Wagner, ASC
Animation Content Creation:
Panelists – Iyan M. Bruce, Bald Eagle Media; Joe A. Russo, CEO/Producer, 23D Films