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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.

Story Summit: Creating & Developing IP

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Many of today’s biggest movies, TV series and games are based on existing Intellectual Property (IP). Marvel  Comics has famously transferred their comic book characters (Iron Man, Spider-Man, X-Men, Captain America, etc.) to blockbusters on the big screen. Same with DC Comics/Warner Bros. (Superman, Batman). Other major studios – Pixar, Dreamworks, Paramount, etc. – are always looking for the next big franchise. But where and how do you find entertainment IP, or, more importantly, how do you develop your own IP? Read More