Global Conference 2011

Global Conference 2011

Exporting Entertainment: Global Platforms, Worldwide Audiences

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 / 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

U.S. films and TV series are judged not only on their domestic market, but also on the ability to sell overseas. It's often been said that culture is America's greatest export - but today it's a pretty significant import, too. Ideas are flowing both ways: Foreign films can rack up major U.S. box office receipts, while multiple reality and talent shows, as well as concepts like "The Office," arrived in the U.S. courtesy of international producers. It's no longer just a matter of adding subtitles or dubbing into other languages - today, shows and cable movies might be fully remade and reshot in multiple markets to fit the local context. How does the globalization of entertainment affect business decisions - and creative direction? Are business models keeping up with technology innovations like mobile video streaming platforms? How do international standards of intellectual property protection affect the equation?


Dennis Kneale

Senior Correspondent, Fox Business Network


Barry Diller

Chairman and Senior Executive, IAC; Chairman, Expedia Inc.

Ariel Emanuel

Co-CEO, WME Entertainment

Janice Min

Editorial Director, The Hollywood Reporter

Terry Semel

Chairman and CEO, Windsor Media

Thomas Tull

Chairman and CEO, Legendary Pictures

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