Ikebukuro Venue (10/22 - 10/24) Event & Seminar List
October 23rd (Wed) 10:00AM – 1PM
Motion Picture Association (MPA)
Digital Hollywood University (DHU)
Masterclass Seminar & Pitching Contest is held in order to develop in overseas expansion for young filmmakers. In the Masterclass Seminar, we invite Jon Kuyper, who has been involved big-name Hollywood films such as “MAD MAX: FURY ROAD” “THE GREAT GATSBY” ”Hobbit” ”Hunger Game” and many others. In the pitching contest, a trip to Hollywood and other prizes will be given to winners.
SPEAKER: Jon Kuyper
Jon Kuyper’s profile
After graduating from Pomona College, Jon began his production management career with Roger Corman in Los Angeles in 1991 and has gone on to produce or supervise production on over fifty films worldwide, with budgets from $300,000 to over $100 million across all genres.
In 2006, Warner Bros. brought Jon in-house as Vice President and in 2010 he was posted to Sydney, Australia to supervise production on Baz Luhrmann’s THE GREAT GATSBY, Peter Jackson’s THE HOBBIT trilogy and George Miller’s MAD MAX: FURY ROAD.
After seven years at Warner Bros., Lionsgate recruited Jon to supervise THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY: 1&2 and Alex Proyas’ GODS OF EGYPT.
In 2014 Jon left Lionsgate to Executive Produce Sean Penn’s THE LAST FACE, which shot in South Africa and stars Javier Bardem and Charlize Theron. In 2016 Jon returned to Cape Town to produce the action film 24 HOURS TO LIVE, starring Ethan Hawke and in 2017 he produced ACTION POINT, a comedy for Paramount Pictures which stars Johnny Knoxville.
Jon is currently producing Ridley Scott’s RAISED BY WOLVES, for TNT.
5 finalists will compete for the following awards.
1. Invitation to FILM IMMERSION COURSE IN L.A.
MPA will give winner an award of Film Immersion Course in L.A. The winner will be invited to Hollywood for networking with studio executives, entertainment lawyer, and talent agents.
2. Invitation to Pitching Event at Asian Pacific Screen Awards
The winner will be invited to MPA APSA Academy Film Fund at Asian Pacific Screen Awards and pitch the project. The Fund supported The Academy Award for Best Foreign Picture, Asghar Farhadi’s “A Separation”.