Coming to your screens will focus on what matters most to media professionals: the latest trendsand innovations. This event will serve to showcase Canadian knowhow and as a platform for sharingideas and information with professionals from all over the world.
The objectives of Coming to your screens are to:
- Foster the development of innovative screen-based content
- Position Montreal as a showcase for innovation and a Mecca for creative media and pop culture projects
- Create business opportunities for local and international media content creators, producers and buyers
- Enable a wider audience to discover innovative media content and platforms
Professionals actively involved in creating, producing and distributing media content on a wide variety of screens (TV, Movie, Web, etc…).
Professionals engaged in complementary areas such as: financing, industry associations, unions, training programs, legal services, etc.
A wider audience with an interest in content creation and media production
Rising from the obscurity of science fiction and the novelty of first-generation experiments, a new batch of augmented and virtual reality technology shows promise to take the immersive consumer experience to unprecedented heights. Hosted by digital visionary and president of Mirum, Mitch Joel, will explore the sophisticated capabilities and applications of AR/VR as they transform the way brands touch the consumer. This high-impact presentation will feature some of the most forward-thinking insights of what is predicted to be a $120 billion market by 2020, and how brands and consumers will play significant, collaborative roles in leveraging and shaping the technology.
Finder Studios est le 3ème Multi-Channel-Network de France et gère plus de 80 talents du web sur des thématiques tel que la beauté, l’humour, le sport, ou encore le cooking, cumulant ainsi plus de 160 millions de vidéos vues par mois.
Leader digital sur la mode et la beauté avec au sein de son réseau pas moins de 30 YouTubeuses spécialisées dans cette thématique.
Fort de ce succès, Finder Studios, lance Get Beauty, le premier salon des YouTubeuses Mode et Beauté où sont attendus 10 000 visiteurs.
CEO, Vrvana, Quebec
VrVana, un casque hybride et évolué en réalité mixte (virtuelle et augmentée)
Bertrand Nepveu has spent his entire career working in the field of computer vision. From a very young age, he knew that he wanted to be an entrepreneur like his grandfather and change the world. Hardcore gamer since Donkey Kong on the Coleco Vision, he became obsessed with virtual reality when he tried the PowerGlove on the NES. Early adopter and gadget lover, he founded Vrvana in 2005 in order to fulfill his dream of improving the gaming experience by bringing the user inside the game. Geek at heart, he gathered the best and brightest in Montreal to create the ultimate mixed reality headset. Bertrand holds a Computer Engineering degree from the Université de Sherbrooke and an MBA from HEC Montréal.
CEO & Founder, LVL, Montreal
« Créer sa propre Matrice grâce à la réalité virtuelle. »
OVA est une jeune entreprise de Québec qui développe une plateforme appelée StellarX capable de réaliser des environnements en réalité augmentée ou virtuelle de façon simple et conviviale, sans que l’utilisateur ne connaisse la programmation informatique.
Au terme de cette conférence, le participant sera en mesure de mieux comprendre pourquoi et comment l’utilisation de la réalité virtuelle ou augmentée représente une valeur ajoutée, permettant aux utilisateurs de mieux comprendre et mémoriser plus facilement les concepts et les contenus présentés, et notamment dans un contexte d’application B2B.
Animator, Reporter, Radio-Canada
Creative Director and Partner, Secret Location
The wild west of VR, and what it means for content creators.
Heralded as a game changer, virtual reality has no doubt been a significant topic of conversation and focus in the last few years. As manufacturers rapidly develop and evolve the hardware to ready it for the masses, Creative Technologists are faced with the exciting opportunity of creating the content for it.
In this talk, Pietro will walk through the ideation and development processes taken by his team at Secret Location to create award winning Virtual Reality content.
SVP Executive Producer, Minority Media, Montreal
Media Agency Lead, Google
VP Product, Blue Ant Media, Toronto
Blue Ant Media: connecting people to their passions through great content.
Increasingly, OTT services are a key opportunity to bring that content directly to consumers across the globe through deeply engaging multi-platform experiences. We focus on delivering these experiences in niche categories such as nature, DIY and gaming, offering premium on-demand products to passionate fans.
Our recently launched Love Nature SVOD service, for example, will feature the world’s largest library of Ultra-HD 4K nature content for nature lovers in over 30 countries across all major connected TV devices and platforms.
Director, VOD, Vimeo, New York
Peter Gerard is Director of VOD at Vimeo. In his role, Gerard oversees the strategy, marketing, distribution and promotions of the Vimeo On Demand catalog as well as Vimeo’s Originals. Prior to joining Vimeo, Gerard was founder and CEO of Distrify, a direct-to-fan video-on-demand service and online social cinema-marketing suite based in the UK. Gerard has also produced and directed a number of award-winning films, including producing the winner of a BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award.
Lead Practice AR/VR, Valtech Canada, Montréal
Jeff is a high-level strategy and multimedia production manager. He has evolved in the video games industry for 18 years before focusing on Augmented and Virtual reality. Working on content development for media and gaming companies such as Disney, Activision, Viacom, Warner Brothers and more, Jeff has acquired a strong knowledge and benefits from an international network of experts.
Buy and sell opportunities in SVOD-OTT across the World
Wendy Bernfeld is a former Montrealer living in Europe since 1991, and founder of Rights Stuff, an international consultancy providing content strategy and pragmatic licensing services.
Wendy presents an overview of the latest international developments in digital sector film/TV buying and digital ”originals ”production, via a maturing VOD /OTT market including online, telecoms, cable, consumer electronics, (pay) tv sector. She outlines the various VOD platforms, windows and deal models including hybrid sector opportunities for indie filmmakers, particularly going beyond just the ‘Big5’ name platforms and North America, to EMEA Australasia, French markets and other international SVOD/OTT opportunities.
She touches on practices of ”hybrid distribution”, creative “windowing’’, and various other pragmatic angles around rights and programming issues.
Producer, Epic Meal Time, Ottawa
Epic Meal Time, World’s most popular culinary show!
Darren Morenstein is Co-Founder and Managing Director of NextTime Productions, producer of the Epic Meal Time YouTube channel. Darren has created and developed strategic partnerships with various online networks to monetize their channel’s views. Through creative and thoughtful integrations and strategic collaborations in the industry, Darren has helped position NextTime Productions and their properties as one of the more exciting companies to work with for online advertising and marketing campaigns.
Darren has been an Executive Producer for three U.S. television programs based off of their YouTube properties, with a fourth series currently in pre-production. He is also in production on a scripted comedy series for the CBC.
Executive Vice President, Canada, Studio 71, Toronto
Jordan Bortolotti is the EVP of Canada for Studio 71 LP, a subsidiary of German media group ProSiebenSat.1 that acquired the former Collective Digital Studio in May 2015. Jordan is responsible for scaling Studio 71’s network across Canada, building strategic dealings and local alliances.
Jordan speaks about the new forged partnerships with content creators, notably Epic Meal Time, the launching of new verticals and brokered innovative deals with tier one brands. He explains how local producers and brands can benefit from Studio 71’s position on the international level.