DreamWorks CEO to speak at Variety conference Nov. 9

DreamWorks’ Stacey Snider will lead the keynote conversation at Variety’s Future of Film Summit Nov. 9 at the London West Hollywood Hotel.

The annual conference series, co-produced by Digital Media Wire, is focused on forces that are changing the movie business, with topics spanning development, financing, production, distribution and promotion across platforms.

The program also will cover recurring issues such as piracy, film finance and the creation of tentpole movies along with emerging issues such as online and video-on-demand distribution, mobile platforms, 3D and social media and viral marketing.

Snider, who is a principal partner, co-chair and CEO of DreamWorks Studios, directs its business strategy as well as the creative and financial aspects of film development and production. Since joining DreamWorks in March 2006, she has overseen such films as “Dreamgirls,” “Sweeney Todd” and “Tropic Thunder.”

Among other speakers scheduled for the summit are Bill Mechanic, founder of Pandemonium Films; Jeanette Buerling, president of Magnet Media Group; Hal Sadoff, head of international and independent film at ICM; John Calkins, exec VP of global distribution and commercial innovation at Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; David Fenkel, co-founder of Oscilloscope; Rob Carliner, head of film at Prospect Park, and Fredrik Malmberg, prexy-CEO of Paradox Entertainment.

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