Levy, Emmerich named keynote speakers
“Real Steel” producer-director Shawn Levy and Roland Emmerich, whose “Anonymous” premieres Friday, have been set as keynote speakers at Variety’s Film Technology Summit on Nov. 7 at Hollywood and Highland. In addition, Variety’s Future of Film Summit, to be held Nov. 8, will feature keynote speaker Ryan Kavanaugh as well as Alcon Entertainment co-CEOs Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove.“From top executives at major studios to producers of independent films, this summit allows everyone in the industry to get a sneak peek at what’s on the horizon,” Brian Gott, publisher of Variety, said of the Future of Film event. The Nov. 7 Film Technology summit, presented by Sony and co-produced by Digital Media Wire, will explore how production and exhibition are evolving in the digital age, with speakers exploring 4K projection, higher frame rates and 3D. Panelists include execs from Sony ImageWorks, Cinedigm, Warner Bros., AMC Theaters, Paramount and ILM. A Masters of Technology panel features the f/x-savvy helmers Raja Gosnell, Chris Miller and Steven Quale. The Nov. 8 Future of Film Summit, produced with Digital Media Wire, will dive into such topics as film financing, crowdsourcing, digital film distribution across multiple platforms, and digital marketing. The State of the Film Industry panel features the Weinstein Co.’s David Glasser, Endgame’s Jim Stern and Morgan Creek’s Rick Nicita. For more information on either event, go to lafilmconference.com.