The FDCP has provided capsule write-ups of the resource persons for the three modules of the first ever International Film Conference which will be held on June 26 and 27 at the PICC.
Resource persons for module 1 (Technological Advances; Opportunities for Growth:
The Emergence of Creative Parks in Asia—Michael Lake, chief executive officer of the Pinewood Iskanda Studios Sdn. Bhd.
Michael lake has 40 years experience in production and management within both the Australian and international film and television industries. During his career, he has held senior executive positions at the Grundy Organization, Crawford Productions, Warner Roadshow Studios, Village Roadshow Pictures and WWE Films Inc. Lake currently sits on the advisory board of AFCI and AFCNet.
The End of the 35 mm Era—Edgar Tejerero, senior vice-president, SM Cinema West Avenue Theaters Corporation.
In his capacity as SVP, Ed is taking the lead in converting all SM Cinemas—the Philippines’ largest cinema exhibitor—to full digital facilities, a move that will put them in step with the rest of the world in terms of projection technologies. As such, he is truly at the forefront of the digital cinema revolution in the country.
The Future of Digital Cinema—Michael Williams, consultant of D Cinema Inc. and D Cinema Alliance on 2d and 3d technology and for alternative content.
He has been involved in the industry for the past 5 years with experience in driving impressive technological growth in the film and entertainment industry. An acknowledged expert in content and distribution, including 3d, with solid market knowledge and global reach.
Resource persons for module 2 (Location Shooting, Developing the Potential for Film in Tourism and Co-Production Ventures)
The Cambodian Model—Cedric Eloy, CEO-Executive Director, Cambodia Film Commission.
Cedric Eloy has worked in the film industry since 1998 when he started as the general secretary of the Amiens International Film Festival in France. In 2003, he set up the Picardy Film Commission in northern France, and has supported over 50 shoots a year by directors such as Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Stephen Frears as well as the HBO series Merlin.
In 2009, he was chosen to be the CEO of the newly created Cambodia Film Commission—a privately managed project to develop th3 film industry in Cambodia. Based in Phnom Penh, he is dedicated to creating a better filming environment locally, train crews and support foreign shoots in the land of smiles.
The Philippine Experience—Lope V. Juban Jr., president, Philippine Film Studios.
Jun is the president of Philippine Film Studios, a production outfit that specializes in local production coordination. Among the many inter-national films shot locally, Philippine Film Studios has worked on such prominent titles as “An Officer and a Gentleman”, “Born on the Fourth of July” and the “Survivor” series for Israel, Sweden and France. His latest production is the blockbuster Hollywood action franchise Bourne Legacy.
Co-Production Policies in China—Jiang Ping, secretary of the Party Committee of China Broadcasting Performing Arts Troupe, head of film & art department, state administration of radio, film and television, and president of the China Children’s Film Studio and vice-president of the Chinese Film Directors Association.
Indonesia’s Co-Production Initiatives—Syamsul Lussa, director for film affairs of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Republic of Indonesia.
Malaysia’s Edge in Co-Production—Kamil Othman, vice-president for creative industry strategy & policy, Multimedia Development Corporation, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; president of the Creative Content Global Network (CCGN); Malaysia’s representative at the Asian Content Business Summit (ACBS) and the AFCNet.
Resource persons for Module 3 (Cooperative Programs for Education and Training; Film Trends in Asia)
Kim Ji-Seok, executive programmer, Busan International Film Festival.
Executive Programmer of Busan International Film Festival, Kim Ji-Seok has made substantial contibution to discovering and presenting new film talents of Asia through the festival. Thanks to his efforts, the festival has become the central hub of Asian Cinema and one of the most important film festivals in the world. He is in charge of official selection of Asian filmmakers as well as that of New Currents, the section that introduces up-and-coming Asian directors who deserve spotlight. He was named as the board member of NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema) in April, 2000.
Kim Taekyun, head, film direction department, Korean Film Council/ Korean Academy of Film Arts.
Kim Taekyun studied political science and diplomacy at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and graduated from the Korean Academy of Film Arts. Director Kim debuted with Adventures of Mrs. Park, recognized by film critics for his attempt at new film language.
In 2001, Kim wrote and directed Volcano High which was hailed at many international festivals including the Toronto International Film Festival and Fantasporto-Oporto International Film Festival. The striking cinemato-graphy of Romance of Their Own and A Millionaire’s First Love gave him the title of being a stylish filmmaker.
Kim decided to direct his first human drama Crossing after watching a TV documentary on the tragic reality of North Korean life. He was deeply affected by the harsh reality that the majority of the people chose to ignore. With a striking precision of storyline that is true to reality and a mature interpretation, Crossing is destined to be the turning point of his film career.