The Insiders: Insights from Innovators is the response by The Advanced Imaging Society and Cinionic to the ongoing need for information by entertainment stakeholders in content and technology at the intersection of new technologies and changes in consumer behaviors during COVID-19. The series will feature conversations with respected veteran voices in Hollywood and deep focused discussions on the state of play for 2021, diversity and inclusion in entertainment, the future of film distribution, empowering storytellers with emerging technology, and timely strategies for the post-pandemic entertainment industry among other topics.
As fans return to cinemas, MetaMedia CEO and veteran Disney and IMAX exec Jason Brenek joins our conversation about how studios and cinemas are reconnecting with fans. He’ll also share how to find a mentor in Hollywood.
A Monster Business
Guest: Hanno Basse, Microsoft Azure CTO, Media and Entertainment.
With Godzilla vs Kong bringing fans back to movie theaters worldwide, Hollywood insider Hanno Basse joins us to share how movies, culture, and technology work together to drive blockbuster revenues and profits. As CTO of Microsoft Azure, and a veteran of 20th Century Fox Films and DIRECTV, Hanno reveals why filmmakers are harnessing technologies to produce movies in the cloud and deploying cutting edge laser technology to present them in theaters.
Back To The Movies
Guest: Gretchen McCourt, Co-Founder, PreShow.
After a year’s absence, movies are back in theaters. To find out what’s happening behind the scenes, we’ve invited a Hollywood insider to share her perspectives. Gretchen McCourt has spent her career creating great experiences for movie fans at ArcLight and AMC theaters. She’s also been an advocate and driver for promoting Women working in entertainment. Join Co-Hosts Wim Buyens, CEO Cinionic, and Jim Chabin, CEO, The Advanced Imaging Society, beyond the red carpet for this inside view of what makes movies great.
Studio View From Warner Bros.
Guest: Tony Driscoll, SVP, Emerging and Production Technologies WarnerMedia.
How and where will people get their favorite music, movies and media in the 2020s? The global population of content-hungry consumers, confined by COVID-19, but empowered by digital services and screen devices of all sizes, is re-shaping how and where content in distributed. Media and entertainment companies are responding with bold strategies. From cinema to streaming services, this episode will host a frank conversation about where and how current platforms are likely to evolve.
2021 The State of Play
Guest: Wim Buyens, CEO, Cinionic.
Our first episode explores the landscape of where 2021 begins, and touches on the kinds of challenges facing the leaders in entertainment organizations. We set out our goals and a few guests for the series. This discussion explores the kinds of questions we hope to get answers to from a wide variety of industry “insiders” and “innovators” during our series.