The five-day strand presented by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and Entertainment Partners will cover major areas of the business including distribution, finance, marketing and specialty releasing.

Finance Conference panellists include Jared Underwood from Comerica, Endgame president Doug Hansen and Summit Entertainment COO Bob Hayward.

The Pitch Conference gives audience members an on–the-spot chance to present story ideas to industry veterans such as independent agent and producer Cassian Elwes and Exclusive Media Group head of production Tobin Armbrust.

The series includes conferences on marketing, production and distribution. The panellist roster includes Inferno co-founder and partner Bill Johnson, GK Films COO Bahman Naraghi, Visio Entertainment’s Dennis Rice, producer and Hunting Lane Films founder Jamie Patricof and head of Gersh Agency’s packaging and finance department Jay Cohen.