Pixels to Pop Culture: Forging the Path Forward

Join us as we journey from “Pixels to Pop Culture,” forging a new path forward where gaming is not just a pastime but a driving force in shaping the cultural landscape. The future of pop culture awaits!
Los Angeles
December 7, 2023

Get ready to embark on a captivating journey that transcends screens and controllers as we explore the dynamic relationship between pixels and pop culture.

This special event is your passport to a world where gaming’s influence extends far beyond gaming itself, forging a path into the future that promises innovation, creativity, and cultural transformation.

Sponsored By

Speakers

Meg Tucker

Director of Gaming
Google Cloud

Nick Tuosto

Managing Director
Griffin Gaming Partners

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Johanna Faries

SVP/GM, Call of Duty
Activision Blizzard

Ari Arad

Co-Founder & President
Arad Productions

Mike DeLaet

Global Head of Digital Gaming
Mattel

Actor headshot photographer, Kirill Kozlov, London 2021

Karla Reyes

Founder & Studio Director
Anima Interactive

Dean Takahashi

Lead Writer
GamesBeat

Annie Belfield

Lead, XP Gaming Partnerships
TikTok

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Randy Pitchford

Founder
Gearbox Entertainment

Michael Metzger

Partner
Drake Star Partners

Russell Binder

Partner
Striker Entertainment

Jordan Fragen

Writer
GamesBeat

Danny Bilson

Director
USC Games

Naz Amarchi

SVP & GM Stumble Guys
Scopely

David Reitman

Games Industry Leader
DRC

Richard Browne

Former Head of External Projects
Digital Extremes

Erin Ashley Simon

Co--Owner
XSET

Owen Mahoney

CEO
Nexon

Mike Minotti

Managing Editor
GamesBeat

Jeff Skelton

Head of Technology Partnerships
Electronic Arts

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Session Topics

Call of Duty: A Cultural Phenomenon – How the iconic franchise transcends gaming and shapes pop culture.

The Art of the Deal: Negotiating Strategies for Game Developers and Media Partners – Learn from the experts how to navigate the complex and competitive landscape of dealmaking for games and other media.

From Pixels to Screen: The Challenges and Opportunities of Game Adaptations – Explore the creative and technical aspects of transforming games into movies, TV shows, comics, and more.

Building Beyond: Designing Immersive and Innovative Experiences for the Future – Discover how game developers are pushing the boundaries of technology and storytelling to create new and engaging experiences for players and audiences.

Diversity Matters: How Inclusion and Representation Can Boost Game Culture – Hear from diverse voices in the game industry how they are breaking stereotypes and creating positive change for game culture and society.

The Film-Game Connection: How Movies and Games Influence and Inspire Each Other – Analyze the similarities and differences between films and games, and how they can benefit from each other’s strengths and weaknesses.

AI and Games: How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming the Game Industry – Learn how AI is enhancing game design, development, and distribution, and what are the implications and opportunities for game creators and players.

Venue

The Clive Davis Theater at GRAMMY Museum. Located in L.A. Live
 
800 West Olympic Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90015

Who Attends?

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