Saturday, April 21 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Future of Immersive Storytelling, Conversation 1152

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Immersive environments, virtual reality, augmented reality, live streaming and cutting-edge technology are fusing into an unlimited experiential palette for the senses, allowing us to share not just stories but the physical, emotional and psychological ties that make those experiences so profound. Imagine hundreds of immersion domes all around the world. Where we go from here is limited only by our own imaginations. This panel is presented by Vortex Immersion Media, a development, design, and production company dedicated to crafting stories and experiences by using the latest in entertainment technologies to create immersive entertainment content, 360 venues, and related products and services.

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Edd Dawson-Taylor

Dawson-Taylor is a lead CG artist for major motion pictures, TV, and live events. His clients include ILM, Disney, and Digital Domain, for which he has worked on blockbusters such as “The Lion King,” “Jurassic World” and “The Jungle Book.” He is also co-founder of the... Read More →
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Ed Lantz

Lantz is an entertainment technology engineer, entrepreneur and innovator in large-scale immersive environments. He left aerospace engineering in 1990 to transform traditional planetariums into immersive visualization environments, including the Library of Alexandria in Egypt and... Read More →
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Brett Leonard

Leonard has been an innovator in the entertainment industry for over 25 years, having introduced the concept of virtual reality to pop culture through his film "Lawnmower Man.”
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Kate McCallum

McCallum is a multi-media producer, writer and story consultant. She serves on the Producers Guild of America's National Board and is a delegate for the PGA New Media Council. Kate spent 20 years at Universal and Paramount studios working in film & TV, was a development executive... Read More →
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Dana Nussbaum

Nussbaum, Warner Bros. Pictures' SVP, Media Advertising, develops and implements media strategies for a diverse film slate, including such critical and commercial successes like Dunkirk, Wonder Woman and Harry Potter franchises. She recently launched two hugely successful, but very... Read More →