24-26 Oct, 2017 in IKEBUKURO(23-25 Oct, TIMM in SHIBUYA)
TIMM/TIFFCOM/TIAF

Event & Seminar List (Ikebukuro Venue)

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Innovations and Marketing in Entertainment by UCLA Anderson

Advance registration required

October 24(Tue) 10:00-12:00 Seminar Room1

Innovations and Marketing in Entertainment by UCLA Anderson this link to register

Speakers

Sanjay Sood

Speaker

Sanjay Sood

Faculty Director, Center for MEMES, UCLA Anderson School of Management

Jay Tucker

Speaker

Jay Tucker

Executive Director, Center for MEMES, UCLA Anderson School of Management

Outline

Guest speakers from Center for Management of Media, Entertainment and Sports at UCLA Anderson, a prestigious business school in media and entertainment, will discuss the latest trends overseas, mainly focusing on how recent innovations affect the business environment and marketing in the industry.

What is Center for MEMES at UCLA Anderson?
Center for MEMES offers the world’s top-tier education in the area of entertainment, as a part of UCLA Anderson, of which MBA program is also highly regarded as one of the top business schools in the United States. Taking advantages of its location in Los Angeles, it maintains strong relationships with leading companies in the areas of media, entertainment and technologies, which enables aspiring students to be successful in the industries.

Message

These days, the content industry has been through the drastic changes caused by the changing media structures, emerging new services, and innovations. Today in Hollywood, I’m hearing news or rumors that could greatly impact the industry: for instance, the transition of consumer interest from theater and TV to online streaming, the rise of virtual reality in consumer products, contents production by Facebook and Apple. In this seminar, we will talk about those changes in the entertainment industry based on our impressions and experiences from the collaborations with industry professionals. Furthermore, we, Center for MEMES have been strengthening our networks inside the U.S. and keen to expand it globally. Therefore, it will be an honor to speak at Japan Content Showcase, to producers who create a number of quality contents.

Speaker:
Sanjay Sood (Faculty Director, Center for MEMES, UCLA Anderson School of Management)
Prof. Sood is a researcher and teaching expert in brand equity and consumer decision making. After gained industry experience in product marketing at Central Corporation, now a division of Sprint, he completed a MBA program at the Kellogg Business School of Management, Northwestern University, and also obtained Ph.D. Marketing from the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. Currently, he serves as the faculty director at Center for MEMES, UCLA Anderson to enhance its prestigious education in the area of entertainment. Also, actively involved with industry, he has worked with several leading marketing companies such as Intel, Microsoft and Disney.

Speaker:
Jay Tucker (Executive Director, Center for MEMES, UCLA Anderson School of Management)
Mr. Tucker is a marketer, educator and technology leader in the technology, academic and entertainment sectors. He holds an MBA from UCLA Anderson, and an M.A. in instructional and leaning technologies from Columbia University. After handling marketing and programs at the Institute for Communication Technology Management at USC’s Marshall Business School, now at the UCLA Anderson, he is responsible for the center’s vision, educational offerings, and major events at the Center for MEMES. He has lots of experience to hold events featuring business and technology in the content industry such as “Silicon Beach at USC,” “PULSE Conference.”

Organizer:UNIJAPAN

Latest from the Animation Industry - The Current State of Japanese Animation –

October 24(Tue) 10:00-11:30 Seminar Room2

No advance registration necessary for this seminar.

Speakers

伊藤直史

Speaker

NAOFUMI ITO

ASATSU-DK INC. Department Director Content Strategic Planning Office Content Division

増田弘道

Moderator

Hiromichi Masuda

The Association of Japanese Animations Business Committee Vice Chairman

Outline

Based on the latest information contained in the Anime Industry Report, Mr. Hiromichi Masuda, Chairman of Database Working, and Mr. Naofumi Ito of ASATSU-DK INC. will discuss various topics including the Japanese animation industry and its future, development of anime-related business in Japan and abroad, and the possibilities of overseas expansion and international joint production.

Speaker:
NAOFUMI ITO (ASATSU-DK INC. Department Director Content Strategic Planning Office Content Division)

Moderator:
Hiromichi Masuda (The Association of Japanese Animations Business Committee Vice Chairman)

Organizer:The Association of Japanese Animations

JETRO-UNIJAPAN Seminar
The possibilities of Japanese Content

October 24(Tue) 13:00-15:30 Seminar Room1

No advance registration necessary for this seminar.

Speakers

Craig Kyle

Keynote Speech

Craig Kyle

Screenwriter, Producer/Co-President, Yūgen Entertainment

マシ・オカ

Moderator

Masi Oka

Actor/Producer/JETRO Advisor

Colin Decker

Panelist

Colin Decker

COO, Crunchyroll, Inc.

Ding Ning

Panelist

Ding Ning

Parter, AHA Entertainment

Outline

It has been 2 years since the “first year of streaming services” in 2015. Which way are the big distribution businesses in Japan and abroad headed two years on? The producer of Thor (Craig Kyle), COO of Crunchyroll, a company that distributes Japanese animation mainly in the US, and one more panelist from China engage in a thorough debate on Japanese content and its future.

1st session:Keynote Speech /13:00-13:50

Profile:Craig Kyle
Craig Kyle began his career with DreamWorks Animation. He was involved in development, production and script writing for many works of Marvel Studios and was the executive producer for eight Marvel/Lionsgate Direct-to-DVD films including; Ultimate Avengers: I & II, Invincible Iron Man, Hulk VS, Next Avengers, Doctor Strange, Planet Hulk and Thor: Tales of Asgard. Later, he became the SVP of Production and Development of Marvel Studios’ live-action division, producing Thor and Thor: The Dark World. After the completion of Thor:Ragnarok, Craig left Marvel Studios, where he worked for 14 years, and embarked upon a journey to pursue his passion. He, then, ventured into the video game industry as the producer of Blue Thunder (a remake of the 1983 Roy Shreider classic for Sony). At present, Craig owns Yūgen Entertainment with long time business partner Tim Connors and is engaged in the production of a live-action TV version of Japanese manga GA-REI with Fox.

1st session
Keynote Speech:
Craig Kyle(Screenwriter, Producer/Co-President, Yūgen Entertainment)

2nd session:panel Discussion /13:50-15:30

Outline

Streaming service is changing the ecosystem of moving-image industry worldwide. Japan is not an exception, albeit slowly, compared to the US and China. Also, in recent years, the demand for Japanese storytelling (Manga and Anime) is undoubtly high in the time of streaming service. This seminar will provide how the leading American and Chinese streaming companies look at this ecosystem change and the Japanese IP usage in coming 5 years.

2nd session

Introduction

In recent years, Japanese content has aroused global interest like never before. Japanese works are making their way abroad in the form of visual content. Your Name (Directed by Makoto Shinkai) is a major example of Japanese content being screened around the world. Some are even being produced in Hollywood, such as Kokaku Kidotai (by Masamune Shirow) which was produced as Ghost In The Shell. This trend is expected to continue for certain years. Online distribution platforms are contributing greatly to the global expansion of Japanese content. Not restricting themselves to distribution of existing works, more and more streaming service companies have lately started their own productions. DEATH NOTE (written by Tsugumi Ohba) produced by Netflix in the US is one such example. Such online distribution companies have the potential to transform the prevalent framework of distribution and production. In this seminar, we will invite representatives of film distribution companies from the US and China and producers from the US to gain insights into the possibilities of Japanese content and the impact of distribution on production, while discussing the future of Japanese content and trends in the film industry, which is entering a period of transition. (Moderator:Masi Oka)

Moderator:
Masi Oka(Actor/Producer/JETRO Advisor)

Panelist:
Colin Decker (COO, Crunchyroll, Inc.)
Colin Decker is the Chief Operating Officer at Crunchyroll, a top-10 SVOD service and global champion of Anime. Before joining Crunchyroll, Colin served as General Manager of Discovery Digital Networks, with previous executive roles at Virgin Investments, Yahoo!, and Al Gore’s Current TV. A media leader with a passion for community-based brands, he has been at the forefront of innovation between traditional and new media. A former Fellow at Harvard University, Colin also serves as advisor and board member to startups spanning technology, TV, and data analytics.

Ding Ning(Parter, AHA Entertainment)

Organizers:JETRO/UNIJAPAN

Contents x VR

No English Translation

October 24(Tue) 13:00-14:30 Seminar Room3

No advance registration necessary for this seminar.

Speakers

小山順一朗

Speaker

Junichirou Koyama

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. Executive Producer AM Business Unit

田宮幸春

Speaker

Yukiharu Tamiya

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. Manager Production Team 4 AM Production Department 1 AM Business Unit

安藤晃弘

Speaker

Akihiro Ando

Hashilus Co., Ltd. President, Location-based VR Association Inc. Representative Director

Outline

There is a rise in business collaborations between various content works and VR, the new media. Learn more about this trend from representatives of BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, the company behind VR ZONE that opened in Shinjuku this July, and Hashilus, the provider of VR content to Huis Ten Bosch in Nagasaki and ADORES in Shibuya.

Speaker:
Junichirou Koyama(BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. Executive Producer AM Business Unit)
Yukiharu Tamiya(BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. Manager Production Team 4 AM Production Department 1 AM Business Unit )
Akihiro Ando(Hashilus Co., Ltd. President, Location-based VR Association Inc. Representative Director)

Organizer:The Association of Japanese Animations

Overseas business of “NARUTO”-JACC® FORUM-

October 24(Tue) 13:30-15:00 Seminar Room2

No advance registration necessary for this seminar.

Outline

“With the objective of promoting Japanese content in foreign markets, we will invite people connected with Naruto, an animated series immensely popular abroad, and discuss the secret of its success.We will also introduce the search system JACC® search, which directly connects Japanese content and overseas buyers, and discuss the possibilities of the success of Japanese content abroad. “

Panelist:
Takuyuki Hirobe (Manager|TV TOKYO Corporation)
Yoshinobu Tanizawa (General Manager|Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.)
San-e Ichii(Secretary General | Visual Industry Promotion Organization)

Moderator:
Hideo Shinada (Senior Fellow|Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.)

Organizer:J-LOP4 Subsidy Operation Office ( NPO Visual Industry Promotion Organization(VIPO))
*JACC is a trademark of ITSC Co.,Ltd. registered in Japan Patent Office.

Co Festa 2017 Open Innovation Seminar
“Entertainment×The Latest Technologies”

Advance registration required
No English Translation

October 24(Tue) 15:30-16:30 Seminar Room3

For this seminar, please follow this link to register

Speakers

Masafumi Mikami

Speaker

Masafumi Mikami

Gugenka(R)from CS-REPOTERS.INC Producer&Senior Managing Director

Naoki Aso

Speaker

Naoki Aso

Live2D Inc. Chief Programmer

Masato Murohashi

Speaker

Masato Murohashi

XVI Inc. Visual Director

Yoshihito Kondoh

Speaker

Yoshihito Kondoh

XVI Inc. President & CEO

Speaker:
Masafumi Mikami (Gugenka(R)from CS-REPOTERS.INC Producer&Senior Managing Director)
Naoki Aso (Live2D Inc. Chief Programmer)
Masato Murohashi (XVI Inc. Visual Director)
Yoshihito Kondoh (XVI Inc. President & CEO)

Moderater:
Tomoaki Sudo (Digital Content Association of Japan(DCAJ) Director Technology Department)

Outline

This is a collaborative program by CoFesta’s event DCEXPO and JCS. We will introduce latest technology highly compatible with the content industry. A must-see for people engaged in content production or those looking for new business opportunities.

Organizer:Co Festa 2017 (VIPO)

Trends in China’s ACGN (Animation, Comics, Game, Novels) Market

October 24(Tue) 16:00-17:30 Seminar Room2

No advance registration necessary for this seminar.

Speaker

森 昭生

Speaker

AKIO MORI

Sincetimes K.K. COO

Outline

Why have Chinese gaming companies started to actively leverage and collaborate with Japanese anime and manga? We present an analysis of the overseas ripple effect of Japan’s two-dimensional content, mainly anime, from the trends visible in China’s ACGN (Anime, Comic, Game, Novel) market.

Speakers:
AKIO MORI(Sincetimes K.K. COO)

Organizer:The Association of Japanese Animations

International Co-Production: Transnational for filmmaking and its possibilities

October 24(Tue) 16:00-18:00 Seminar Room1

No advance registration necessary for this seminar.

Speakers

Zhang Dayoug

Keynote Speech

Zhang Dayoug

General Manager, Zhejiang Huace Film & TV

犬童一心

Speaker

Isshin Inudo

Director

深田晃司

Speaker

Koji Fukada

Director

松永大司

Speaker

Daishi Matsunaga

Director

Matt Mueller

Moderator

Matt Mueller

Editor, Screen International

Outline

Do you know that Japan, said to be lagging behind in international co-production, is undergoing dramatic change now? Japanese directors who are stepping outside the country and have just experences co-production will talk at TIFFCOM about the real on-site situation drastically.

1st session
Keynote Speech:Zhang Dayoug (General Manager, Zhejiang Huace Film & TV) / 16:00 – 16:30

Profile:Zhang Dayoug
Graduated from Beijing Film Academy in Department of Management in 1997. Soon after the graduation, he began his career at China Film Company Limited and China Film Stellar Theater Chain Co.,Ltd. Since 2016, he has joined Zhejiang Huace Film & TV as General Manager. During over 2 decades of his professional experience, he has participated in more than a thousand films’ production and distribution such as Love Is Not Blind and Let the Bullets Fly. He is a true cinephile and has watched nearly 10,000 films in his life. He is very sensitive to trends of films and has been engaging with establishing a better environment for Chinese film industry for a long time.

Keynote Speech:
Zhang Dayoug (General Manager, Zhejiang Huace Film & TV)

2nd session
Panel Discussion / 16:30 – 18:00

Moderator:
Matt Mueller(Editor, Screen International)

Panelist:
Isshin Inudo (Director)
Koji Fukada (Director)
Daishi Matsunaga (Director)

Organizer:UNIJAPAN
In Cooperation with Screen

The key person of international co-production! The CEO at Rai Cinema will talk about expectations for Asian market

October 25(Wed) 10:00-11:00 Seminar Room1

Notice: Cancellation of “The key person of international co-production! The CEO at Rai Cinema will talk about expectations for Asian market” seminar

This is to inform you that the seminar “The key person of international co-production! The CEO at Rai Cinema will talk about expectations for Asian market” was called off due to schedule conflict of speaker of the seminar.

We apologize for such a late notice to everyone who applied and considered to participate to this seminar.

Your understanding would be appreciated.

Japan Content Showcase Organizer Office

Speaker

Paolo Del Brocco

Paolo Del Brocco

CEO, Rai Cinema

Outline

Rai Cinema, one of the most important TV and film companies in Europe, now expands its scope of co-production opportunities outside European countries. Paolo Del Brocco, the CEO at Rai Cinema, will give a talk about the reason why they look at Aisia now.

Profile:Paolo Del Brocco
Paolo Del Brocco(CEO, Rai Cinema)
Since 1991, he’s working at Rai. In his long career he worked at Rai 2, networking planning, at the Broadcasting Rights Management Division. In 2000, since the birth of Rai Cinema Spa, he had been in charge of the Finance, Administration and Control of the new company. From 2010, he became the CEO. With Rai Cinema he produced more than 500 movies such as Cesare non deve morire and Fuocoammare that won the Golden Bear at the Berlinale. Also, since 2010 he is a member of the board of Anica.

Organizer:UNIJAPAN

ANiUTa, the world’s biggest animation songs service by Japanese production companies

No English Translation

October 25(Wed) 10:00-11:30 Seminar Room3

No advance registration necessary for this seminar.

Speakers

Kazuki Yanase

Speaker

Kazuki Yanase

Project manager, ANIUTA Inc.

Hiroyuki Takano

Speaker

Hiroyuki Takano

Chief Producer, Cross Media Department, Lantis Co., Ltd.

Outline

The world’s biggest website dedicated to anime songs, ANiUTa has been launched. It allows unlimited listening to over 50,000 new and old anime songs of your choice. Representatives of its owner company, ANiUTa 2017 Co.,Ltd., will talk about trends in anime songs, which serve as a driving force behind the Japanese anime market, and the possibilities of anime songs at the global level.

Speakers:
Kazuki Yanase(Project manager, ANIUTA Inc.)
Hiroyuki Takano(Chief Producer, Cross Media Department, Lantis Co., Ltd.)

Organizer:The Association of Japanese Animations

Overseas Expansion and Video Adaptation of Manga

October 25(Wed) 10:30-12:00 Seminar Room2

No advance registration necessary for this seminar.

Outline

Japanese manga is expanding to foreign markets through print and electronic media, but a media mix, involving production of animation or live-action, is more effective for overseas expansion. We will present an overview of the overseas expansion of Japanese manga and the effects of making them into anime or live-action. We will also introduce examples of international projects for publication and distribution of manga and production of manga-based animations by Japan and other countries.

Speakers:
Shen Hao(President, Hangzhou FanFan Comic Group)
Satoshi Adachi(International Business Division, Senior Manager, SHUEISHA Inc.)
Megumi Onouchi(Vice Chairman, Digital production environment Committee, The Association of Japanese Animations)

Organizer:The Association of Japanese Animations

TIMM/TIFFCOM/TIAF Joint Seminar
World-class Musicals from Japan – The Possibilities of 2.5-Dimensional Musicals –

Advance registration required

October 25(Wed) 12:00-13:30 Seminar Room1

Advance registration for this seminar is now closed, but there are still seats available for same-day admission. Please arrive early, as those without advance registration will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis beginning 10 minutes before the start time.

Speakers

松田 誠

Speaker

Makoto Matsuda

Chairman, JAPAN 2.5-DIMENSIONAL MUSICAL ASSOCIATION/Chairman and CEO of Nelke Planning Co., Ltd.
Theatrical Producer

中山晴喜

Speaker

Haruki Nakayama

Board Member, JAPAN 2.5-DIMENSIONAL MUSICAL ASSOCIATION
Chairman, President and CEO, Marvelous Inc.
Chairman HAYAO NAKAYAMA Foundation for Science & Technology and Culture.

Outline

2.5 dimensional musical is a term used to describe theatrical presentations based on manga, animation and video games, content Japan is proud of. Rapidly gaining recognition in Japan and abroad, it is also contributing actively to the promotion of inbound tourism. The two directors of the Japan 2.5 Dimensional Musical Association talk about the relationship of live entertainment in the form of stage performances with content, music and videos, future possibilities in the domestic and overseas markets and other topics.

©Masashi Kishimoto, Scott/SHUEISHA/Live Spectacle “NARUTO” Production Committee 2017
©Naoko Takeuchi・PNP/Musical“Sailor Moon”Production Committee 2016
©Tsugumi Ohba,Takeshi Obata/shueisha
©Wataru Watanabe (Akitashoten) 2008/Yowamushi Pedal 03 Film Partners 2017
©Wataru Watanabe (Akitashoten)/Marvelous, TOHO, TMS ENTERTAINMENT

Speaker:
Makoto Matsuda(Chairman, JAPAN 2.5-DIMENSIONAL MUSICAL ASSOCIATION/Chairman and CEO of Nelke Planning Co., Ltd./Theatrical Producer)
Haruki Nakayama(Board Member, JAPAN 2.5-DIMENSIONAL MUSICAL ASSOCIATION/Chairman,President and CEO, Marvelous Inc./Chairman HAYAO NAKAYAMA Foundation for Science & Technology and Culture.)

Organizers:PROMIC/UNIJAPAN/AJA

Broadcasting Content as Intellectual Property Strategy “Chapter 2”
Educational Content to Expand the Japan Fan Base

October 25(Wed) 13:00-14:30 Seminar Room2

No advance registration necessary for this seminar.

Speakers

三原祥二

Panelist

Shoji Mihara

Director for Global Promotion of Broadcasting Program Promotion for Content Distribution Division, Information and Communications Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications,Japan

坂上浩子

Panelist

Hiroko Sakaue

Managing Director, NHK Educational Corporation

和田のり子

Panelist

Norico Tanaka-Wada

Senior Executive Producer of International Co-Productions & Media Business / VP, Global Business Dept. & Media Strategy Dept., TBS Television, Inc.

笠井昌章

Panelist

Masaaki Kasai

General Producer, Programming & Produce, Programming & Operation Div., WAKUWAKU JAPAN Corporation

五味大輔

Moderator

Daisuke Gomi

Secretariat,
BEAJ (Broadcast Program Export Association of Japan)

Introduction

Japan’s intellectual property strategy positions the content industry as “an industry in which we can anticipate collaborations with peripheral industries, such as products, and ripple effects for other industries, including manufacturing and services, through the establishment of the Japan brand using content” (Intellectual Property Strategic Program 2014). The public and private sectors together have been implementing various policies for integrated overseas expansion of our cuisine, culture, goods and services, with broadcasting content at the core. Interest in Japanese cuisine is rising around the world, reflecting the enormous contribution of broadcasting content to the recent surge in inbound tourism. Meanwhile, there is a focus on educational programs as broadcasting content capable of further increasing the number of Japan fans. If the interest in Japan, which began with food and tourism, connects to an interest in learning the Japanese language, then it will help build a stronger Japan brand. Expectations are rising for the economic effect anticipated from the ripples this will generate.
In this seminar, we will feature education-based broadcasting content made in Asian countries. We will talk about parts adapted from Japan’s domestic program production, differences in performance and business cultures, and precautions necessary during production. Producers will share latest, first-hand information from their real experiences. We will also focus on the purpose of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications in encouraging such programs under FY2016 “Comprehensive Support Project of Overseas Expansion of Broadcast Contents” and FY2017 “Comprehensive Development Project for the Foundation of Overseas Expansion of Broadcast Contents.”

Organizer:UNIJAPAN

Regions Tie-up with Anime for Expansion

No English Translation

October 25(Wed) 13:00-14:30 Seminar Room3

No advance registration necessary for this seminar.

Speakers

李 嘉兒

Speaker

Lee Ka Yi

Sapporo Electronics & Industries Cultivation Foundation Sapporo Film Commission Overseas Development Coordinator

中道真記子

Speaker

Makiko NAKAMICHI

YOSHIMOTO CREATIVE AGENCY CO., LTD. Contents Project Devision Director (Animetion Branch)

Outline

Learn about multi-dimensional collaborations between regions and animations or videos, including tourism and development of services and goods. Listen to representatives of the Sapporo Film Commission, which attracts content to the region, and Yoshimoto Creative Agency, organizer of film festivals in Okinawa and Kyoto.

Speaker:
Lee Ka Yi(Sapporo Electronics & Industries Cultivation Foundation Sapporo Film Commission Overseas Development Coordinator)
Makiko NAKAMICHI (YOSHIMOTO CREATIVE AGENCY CO., LTD. Contents Project Devision Director (Animetion Branch))

Organizer:The Association of Japanese Animations

The potential of Japanese IP into global market

October 25(Wed) 14:30-16:40 Seminar Room1

No advance registration necessary for this seminar.

Speaker

篠原智士

Satoshi Shinohara

Managing Director, International Sales and Acquisitions, Toei Company, Ltd.

1st Session: Not only Anime! The Abilities and Potentials of Japan-made IP in the Global Market
14:30-15:30

Outline

Special-effects creations such as the Super Sentai series could be the unique IP culture in Japan. This seminar will talk its oversea strategy in three regions: Western; East Asia; and Southeast Asia. Particularly, it will focus on the strategy in the US and South Korea of Power Rangers and The Super Sentai series as a case study

Introduction

These days, we often hear about overseas expansion of various intellectual properties (IP) made in Japan. However, most of these conversations basically revolve around Japanese animations, or anime. We do not hear much about any live-action IPs making their way abroad. To begin with, very few live-action IPs are commercialized or developed into various businesses in the same way as anime are.
Of those, special-effects creations such as the Super Sentai series, with its history of over 40 years, and the “Kamen Rider” series form a genre unique to Japan. In this seminar, we have invited Mr. Satoshi Shinohara, in-charge of the overseas expansion of these two works at TOEI Co., Ltd., to present examples of overseas business development different from that of anime.(Satoshi Shinohara)

Satoshi Shinohara (Managing Director, International Sales and Acquisitions, Toei Company, Ltd.)

(c)Toei Company, Ltd. (c)SCG Power Rangers LLC.
(c)2017 Toei Company, Ltd.
(c)2016 Ishimori Production Inc. and Toei Company, Ltd.

2nd Session: The World needs an All Japan IP Showcase!
– The Significance of the “Anime Pilgrimage” Project-
15:40-16:40

Outline

The locations that featured in Japanese anime are being turned into tourist destinations, attracting a large number of foreign visitors. To expand this trend further, a full-fledged “Anime Pilgrimage” project has began this August, selecting and announcing 88 sacred anime sites. We will discuss what kind of services content-related experiences (services) we should offer for Japanese IP fans around the world to further increase consumption.

Speakers

Thanyaporn Silthorn

Thanyaporn Silthorn

Amarin TV International Business Manager

森 好文

Yoshifumi Mori

Secretary General, Anime Tourism Association

森 好文

Takeharu Kudo

Director, Avanade K.K.

Panelists:Thanyaporn Silthorn (International Buisiness Manager, Amarin TV)
Panelists:Yoshifumi Mori (Secretary General, Anime Tourism Association)

Moderator:Takeharu Kudo (Director, Avanade K.K.)

Organizer:UNIJAPAN

Co Festa 2017 presents “Sports×Content”seminar

Advance registration required
No English Translation

October 25(Wed) 15:30-16:30 Seminar Room3

For this seminar, please follow this link to registe

Speakers

藤田和巳

Speaker

Kazumi Fujita

Avex Asia Pte. Ltd. Business Creation General Manager

槙田寿文

Moderator

Toshifumi Makita

Visual Industry Promotion Organization(VIPO) Deputy Secretary General

Outline

Learn from CoFesta 2017 about real examples of events that combine sports and content. CoFesta is a support project for effective overseas publicity of various events connected with Japanese content. A “Fun Run” helping in overseas expansion using highly competitive and endearing famous Japanese IP. We will use successful case studies from Asia to illustrate the catalysts that help content holders to enter foreign markets

Speaker:
Kazumi Fujita (Avex Asia Pte. Ltd. Business Creation General Manager)

Moderator:
Toshifumi Makita (Visual Industry Promotion Organization(VIPO) Deputy Secretary General)

Organizer:Co Festa 2017 (VIPO)

Matching of Animation Company Pitches with Buyers

October 25(Wed) 16:00-17:30 Seminar Room2

No advance registration necessary for this seminar.

Outline

We will present information about the current state of anime production companies and pitches about their future works to promote business matching with visiting buyers from various countries and foreign buyers invited by JETRO.

Participants:
STUDIO4°C Co., Ltd. / LIDENFILMS / harappa LLC,

Organizer:The Association of Japanese Animations

Case Study: Japan-made Property in China

No English Translation

October 26(Thu) 10:00-11:30 Seminar Room3

No advance registration necessary for this seminar.

Speakers

小西麻保子

Speaker

Mihoko Konishi

GOOSEBUMPS GROUP PRESIDENT

小西正祥

Speaker

Masayoshi Konishi

GOOSEBUMPS GROUP COO

Outline

All content holder companies are considering ways to expand Japanese content to the enormous Chinese market. GOOSEBUMPS Inc. has been in business from 2007. It works as a bridge between content produced in Japan and China. Learn from its representatives about the possibilities of a new era that allows mutual growth.

Speaker:
Mihoko Konishi(GOOSEBUMPS GROUP PRESIDENT)
Masayoshi Konishi(GOOSEBUMPS GROUP COO)

Organizer:The Association of Japanese Animations

Team building for business development overseas

Advance registration required
No English Translation

October 26(Thu) 13:00-14:30 Seminar Room3

Team building for business development overseas this link to register

Speakers

Panelist

Takashi Shinomiya

Representative Director / Entertainment & Rights Advisory Firm, CRG Co., Ltd.

Panelist

Keiichi Uezumi

Representative Director, Japanese Certified Public Accountant, Japanese Licensed Tax Accountant / Bizadvisors, Inc.

Panelist

Makoto Kubo

Managing Executive Officer / BIGLOBE Inc.

Moderator

Satoshi Kiyota

Producer / Producer Development at UNIJAPAN

Outline

Through the talks from the collaborators with producers: lawyer, tax accountant and financier, this seminar will pursue strategies for effective team building in business development overseas, from the three perspectives of in-house human resources, experts outside a company, and business partners.

In the content industry, producers select right team members out of the following three groups: in-house human resources, supporters with expertise in particular subjects such as lawyers, and business partners including financiers and distributors. And to build relationships with them is crucial to successfully manage projects and maximize outcomes.

Message

To produce content projects, especially ones pursuing a huge success overseas, producers are required to have skills and experiences besides passion. But also, it is very important to select right persons with required skills, in order to build a team in accordance with projects. In this seminar, panelists who have been involved in numerous international projects to support producers will discuss how to build an effective team for business development in the international market. Please come and listen if you are working on international projects.

Panelist:
Takashi Shinomiya (Representative Director / Entertainment & Rights Advisory Firm, CRG Co., Ltd.)
After received BA at Faculty of Business and Commerce, Keio University, he had worked for NHK Enterprise Inc. as a director of broadcast programs. Then he passed the bar exam, had worked for a leading law firm in Tokyo, and ended up with starting his own in 2007. And in 2010, it was transformed into E&S Advisory firm to be capable of supporting wholly. Recently in 2016, he also formed CRG Co., Ltd., which is a hybrid of production and agency.

Keiichi Uezumi (Representative Director, Japanese Certified Public Accountant, Japanese Licensed Tax Accountant / Bizadvisors, Inc.)
In his early career, he managed American film funds at PwC Japan, and at its LA office since 2007, had served as an international tax accounting manager in the film and music industry. After the experiences at PwC, he began supervising IPOs and M&As of Hong Kong Companies in GEM. And in 2002, eventually he established his own firm, Bizadvisors, Inc. to provide various services in the area of content business including fund formation, SPC, tax return and so on.

Makoto Kubo (Managing Executive Officer / BIGLOBE Inc.)
Started his career at NEC in 1989. After years involving in accounting and finance, he launched an online service “BIGLOBE”. Later on, he established and seconded himself to a joint venture with KDDI and Panasonic, being in charge of video production and programming. Since 2006, he took a responsibility for investment strategies at NEC BIGLOBE, and a year after, he launched BIGLOBE Capital where he has been in charge of fund management.

Moderator:
Satoshi Kiyota (Producer / Producer Development at UNIJAPAN)

Organizer:UNIJAPAN

The Japan Foundation Asia Center/ UNIJAPAN Seminar
Learn From the Philippines! Promoting film locations -Lessons for Japan-

October 26(Thu) 13:00-14:30 Seminar Room1

No advance registration necessary for this seminar.

Speakers

Panelist

Hideo Nakata

Film Director

Panelist

Liza Dino-Seguerra

Chairperson and CEO, Film Development Council of the Philippines

Panelist

Tina B. Tubongbanua

Assistant Vice President, Licensing and Acquisition Viva Communications, Inc.

Panelist

Arifumi Sato

Sapporo Electronics and Industries Cultivation Foundation Sapporo Film Commission, Chief

Moderator

Ishizaka Kenji

Programming Director, Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF)/Dean, Japan Institute of the Moving Image (JIMI)

Outline

Ranging from Apocalypse Now of the 1970s to the recent Pacific Rim, a large number of world-famous masterpieces have been shot in the the Philippines. On the other hand, looking back to big budget films relating to Japan, such as Silence and Ghost in the Shell, show that these works were not actually filmed in Japan. We will discuss why the Philippines became a favorite shooting place even for foreign productions, and will talk about its potential of Japan.

Panelist:
Hideo Nakata (Film Director)
Liza Dino-Seguerra (Chairperson and CEO, Film Development Council of the Philippines)
Tina B. Tubongbanua (Assistant Vice President, Licensing and Acquisition Viva Communications, Inc.)
Arifumi Sato (Sapporo Electronics and Industries Cultivation Foundation Sapporo Film Commission, Chief)

Moderator:
Kenji Ishizaka (Programming Director, Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF)|Dean, Japan Institute of the Moving Image (JIMI)

Organizers:The Japan Foundation Asia Center/UNIJAPAN
In Cooperation with: Variety

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