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Discovery Films CEO to Keynote STORY SUMMIT

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AMPIA is thrilled to announce John Alan Simon as our keynote speaker for Story Summit taking place February 23-25 at The Banff Centre. Simon is a screenwriter/director/producer and Chief Executive of Discovery Films, which has recently acquired the film rights to three novels by renowned science-fiction writer Philip K. Dick and has be involved with financing, producing and marketing of successful features including The Wicker Man, The Haunting of Julia and The Howling, Part 2. 

The keynote address will be The Business of Storytelling, how to sell your intellectual property, how writers can turn themselves into smart business people and how to get your projects financed! 

Hollywood Heavy Hitters at Story Summit

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Don’t miss out on your opportunity to connect with the men behind some of the biggest blockbusters in Hollywood at STORY SUMMIT this week (March 4-5, The Banff Centre).

Steve Fracol, Mitch Dubin and Dave Thompson  – with collective credits such as Bridge of Spies, Joy, Scandal, War Horse, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 & 2, Munich, American Hustle, and Saving Private Ryan – will be sharing their experience and creative challenges.  Find out what storytelling choices are made when reading the script and how the Camera Operator approaches the framing and creative decisions that give us that on screen experience!

Read the full program of Story Summit here.

StorySummitBanff_StorytellingLensSteve Fracol, SOC, Mitch Dubin, SOC, Dave Thompson, SOC

Register for Story Summit here:
http://storysummit.ca/registration-and-hotel/
AMPIA discount is available for members of IATSE, CSIF, DOC National, Digital Alberta and FAVA.
Student rates are also available.

STORY SUMMIT – Speakers Announced

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Story Summit 2016, presented by AMPIA and The Banff Centre, addresses new approaches to story-telling, innovating with technology and creating sustainable and innovative production and business models of media content. This gathering of North American media, entertainment and content creators brings together the most forward thinking and knowledgeable industry professionals to share their experiences and ideas. Participants will gain the knowledge and understanding to enhance their creativity, transform their businesses, and engage technology to expand and share content on new digital interactive multi-platforms. Read More