13 May The London DEG Roadshow and BASE Insight Forum 2022: A Fantastic Day of International Collaboration and Connection
(ABOVE) DEG’s Amy Jo Smith addressing the audience at the 2022 London DEG Roadshow.
May 13, 2022 | From the very first presentation of the day, when DEGI co-chair (and NBCUniversal SVP, International Digital Account Management) Joe Braman sat down with the Academy Award, BAFTA and Grammy winner Asif Kapadia, to talk about the visionary filmmakers’ creative vision and process for his ground-breaking films Senna, Amy, and Diego Maradona, the focus of the 2022 DEG Roadshow and BASE Insight Forum was on the most important person in the entertainment landscape: the consumer.
High up on the 10th floor of the NBCUniversal offices in central London, with the spectacular panorama of a sunny London morning behind him, Asif spoke to over 120 industry colleagues at the broadest DEG Roadshow to date, of his passion for telling stories about characters who aren’t universally loved. He spoke to the fundamental importance of the audience experience to him as a filmmaker, and of his job to allow audiences to get closer to these characters than they thought possible. Asif also spoke to the important role that transactional home entertainment plays in the discovery of previously under-represented voices or unseen films and stories, and the array of talent and titles that can only be found in the deep archive and catalogues of the early 2000’s and before.
(l. to r.) XL8.ai‘s Janice Pearson, Chair of DEG’s ACDA Supply Chain Efficiency & Security committee; Iyuno-SDI Group’s Chris Carey, Chair of DEG’s ACDA Localization committee; Paramount Pictures’ Jeremy Enos, Chair of DEG’s Performance Reporting committee
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