Deals, media trade on Innovation Forum agenda
LOS ANGELES- Innovation Forum 2013, which convenes here in a few weeks will bring together entertainment industry A-listers who seek to connect with emerging and present generation innovators, innovations, and creative industry business development opportunities in the US and UK entertainment ecosystems.
Media deals and international trade is on the table as a fast-paced morning is said to include a live video transmission Q&A between a senior member of British Government and a top Hollywood executive and several panel discussions
The event is billed as "the first transatlantic technology and content summit – backed by the UK Government and some of the world’s major entertainment groups." A list of confirmed attendees can be found here.
The first day of the Forum will provide a platform for a select group of dynamic UK and US based start-ups in technology, entertainment and digital media to secure significant commercial deals with industry leaders.
On the second day Hollywood executives will work alongside international trade mission guests to forge stronger partnerships between the US and the UK. This fast-paced morning will include a live video transmission Q&A between a senior member of British Government and a top Hollywood executive, three panel discussions focused on: Funding, Digital Media and Entertainment. The final session will be a group brainstorm on: Film Science v Rocket Science.
Sony Studios will host the international guests in the afternoon for a private tour and discussion. The day will be rounded off by a private cocktail and canapés reception celebrating Britain In Hollywood at an exclusive private residence.
Lucian Grainge, CBE, Chairman & CEO of Universal Music Group and UK Business Ambassador; Lord Marland, Chairman of the Prime Minister's Trade Envoys and Business Ambassadors; Ari Emanuel, co-CEO of William Morris Endeavor; Michael Lynton, CEO of Sony Entertainment, Inc. and CEO of Sony Corporation of America; and superstar artist, songwriter, producer and entrepreneur
will.i.am, have partnered with the Founder’s Forum and UK Trade & Investment to host Los Angeles’ first-ever Innovation Forum.
This event will produce new and tangible commercial relationships and partnerships between the US and UK entertainment industries. It will be an opportunity for leading USA businesses in the creative, entertainment and technology sectors to connect and develop special relationships with entrepreneurial companies from Great Britain. We will continue to encourage these relationships to achieve real growth through a practical support network and ongoing mentoring.