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“Artist to Watch” Evette Vargas heads to Alberta

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AMPIA and The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity welcome Evette Vargas as a presenter to Story Summit 2017. The half day workshop for Premium Pass holders will outline the top strategies to funding and selling new media content in Hollywood, breakdown all the misconceptions, and what content is desirable and why.

Named by the New York Times as an “Artist to Watch,” Vargas is an award-winning writer, director, producer, multiplatform and Virtual Reality creator. Vargas’ work includes series for Amazon, MTV, Bravo, DirectTV; as well as writing, apps, games and branded entertainment for FAST & FURIOUS, LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy and Madonna. Vargas executive produced, wrote and directed her digital series DARK PROPHET, starring Henry Rollins. The series was nominated for two Emmys, premiered at Sundance and is available on Amazon Prime. The Virtual Reality series will premiere on the Sony PlayStation VR and on LeVR in China.

Story Summit 2017 is a must attend event designed for content creators, filmmakers, content owners, producers, directors, writers, gamers, visual effects artists, distributors, educators and students.  This gathering will encompass keynote speakers, panels, case studies, interactive workshops along with ample time to network and meet current and future colleagues and partners.


Premium Workshop for Story Summit
February 23 at Story Summit 2017
Presented by AMPIA and The Banff Centre
www.storysummit.ca

Registration discounts are available for members of AMPIA, IATSE, CSIF, FAVA, DOC, and ACIA.
Call the AMPIA office for more info: 780-944-0707.

Full STORY SUMMIT Schedule Announced!

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February 23-25, 2017
The Banff Centre, Banff, AB

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Story Summit, presented by AMPIA and The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, addresses story, technology and the sustainability of media content. This is a must attend event designed for content creators, filmmakers, content owners, producers, directors, writers, gamers, visual effects artists, distributors, educators and students. 

Meet Hollywood and HBO Storytellers, experts behind blockbusters like Million Dollar Baby, Sully, A History of Violence, and Game of Thrones! See examples of cutting edge digital content with Nina Sudra and Patrick McGuire from VICE Canada. 


Why You Should Attend

Participants book private rooms at The Banff Centre (breakfast included) and have access to the keynote speakers, panels, receptions and table top discussions with ample time to network and meet future colleagues and partners. Registration discounts are available for AMPIA members.

Premium Passes include a full day of hands-on workshops in virtual reality, augmented reality and 360 storytelling or intensive case studies on content creation and intellectual property with Evette Vargas (Dark Prophet), BOND/360’s maverick distributor Kyle Greenberg and Clint Eastwood’s camera operator Stephen Campanelli.

Story Summit is AMPIA’s primary professional development weekend that allows emerging and professional industry members to connect with international experts and further connections, with the tools and knowledge to move careers forward.

View the full Program Schedule here.


Past Guests

In 2016, Story Summit hosted top Hollywood camera operators Mitch Dubin, Steve Fracol, Dave Thompson,  some of your favourite films and TV shows — Saving Private Ryan, The Wire, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Scandal, Lincoln. Check out what these true pros have to say about working on set and trying to get that perfect shot.