Co-Founder & CEO of China Lion Film Distribution Milt Barlow Headlines Variety BRIC Summit, June 15th
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Variety is pleased to announce that Milt Barlow, Co-Founder and CEO of China Lion Film Distribution, will be featured in a Keynote Conversation at its BRIC Summit on June 15, held in association with the AFCI Locations Show, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Barlow, a 30-year entertainment veteran and former President and CEO of Village Roadshow Entertainment, will speak to the growing significance of Chinas contribution to the expanding international film marketplace. Co-founded by filmmaker Jiang Yanming, China Lion is a leading global distributor of Chinese and Asian films, with China BONA and Huayi Brothers each owning equity stakes in the firm. China Lion exclusively distributes through AMC Theaters in the U.S. and Toronto theatrically with day and date releases in China and other locations with large Chinese populations.
Varietys BRIC Summit will be dedicated to exploring how the fast-growing film and TV economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China are critical to the ongoing growth of the entertainment industry. Open real estate is fueling theatrical screen expansion, rising numbers of middle class are hungrier to purchase entertainment on traditional and digital platforms, and BRIC nations are opening their arms to Hollywood filmmakers to continue expanding their countries media industries.
Session topics will include:
- State of the Entertainment Business with BRIC and Beyond
- Partnering for the Future Co-Productions and Co-Financing with BRIC Nations
- BRIC Culture Immersion: What it Means to Develop and Film/TV Projects in Emerging Countries
- The Opportunity for Ancillary Market Business in Emerging Markets
- The Location Mavericks SuperSession
Additional speakers include:
Suresh Bala Iyer, CEO, Asia TV USA
Lori Balton, Location Scout (Dark Knight Rises, The Lone Ranger, Pirates of the Caribbean on Stranger Tides) & President, Location Manager Guild of America (LMGA)
Michael Brook, Executive Manager, Film Auckland
Will Emrick, Director Business Development, Endemol Worldwide Brands
Danielle Dajani, SVP Production Operations, Raleigh Studios
Nico Dekker, CEO, Cape Town Studios
Stephen Davis, President, Hasbro Studios
Jean-Luc DeFanti, Managing Partner, Hemisphere Capital Management
Douglas Dresser, Production Supervisor/Location Manager (Hunger Games, The Kite Runner)
Marion Edwards, President, 20th Century Fox International Television
Mike Fantasia, Location Manager (Amazing Spider-Man and Green Hornet)
Chris Fenton, President, DMG Entertainment Motion Picture Group & GM, DMG North America
Stuart Ford, President, Founder & CEO, IM Global
Greg Foster, Chairman & President, IMAX Filmed Entertainment
Nancy Haecker, Location Manager (House, Into the Wild)
John Honeycutt, EVP & COO, Discovery Networks International
Rob Kaplan, SVP Alternative & International Television, APA
Helen Lee-Kim, President, Lionsgate International
Logan Mulvey, CEO, GoDigital
Michael Murphy, President, Gravitas Ventures
T Paul Miller, SVP Worldwide Commercial, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE)
Tony Salome, Location Manager, NCIS: Los Angeles
Steve Solot, President, Rio de Janeiro Film Commission
Fernando Sulichin, Producer (Alexander, South of the Border, The Killer Inside Me)
Li Yuan, Co-Chairman & President, China Mainstream Media National Film Capital Hollywood Group
More information about the summit including sponsorship and registration can be found online at www.variety.com/bricsummit.
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The Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) is the official professional organization for film commissioners who assist film, television and video production (throughout the world). Comprised of more than 300 film commissions from around the world, the AFCI is a non-profit educational association whose members serve as city, county, state, regional, provincial or national film commissioners for their respective governmental jurisdictions. AFCI members provide a range of free services to film and media production, and contribute to the sustainability and viability of the film industry globally.
Source: VarietyCopyright Business Wire 2012