UK Showcase 2004 will take place at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. The event comprises three days of high-profile symposia, presentations, panel discussions, demonstrations and conversations. The event will kick off with a celebrity gala dinner at the hotel Nov. 8, also attended by the British Consul General Peter Hunt CMG and leading figures from the U.K. and U.S. industries.
VFX Showcases, sponsored by Discreet and moderated by Steven Gaydos, exec editor VARIETY magazine, will take place each day.
Panelists include: Meg Guidon, head of development, Rushes; Peter Bach, head of film, Clear; Drew Jones, exec producer visual fx, Framestore CFC; Michael Elson, exec director - film, The Moving Picture Co.; Spencer Friend, head of production, Men-From-Mars; Matthew Holben, ceo, Double Negative; Gillian Roberts, head of production development, Cinesite; and David Smith, producer, Capital FX.
The show is presented by the BKSTS and supported by the UK Film Council and UK Trade & Investment; it is sponsored by the British Film Services Industry. For more info, go to www.showcase.uk.net.