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As a major hub in Asian-Pacific entertainment financing and production, Los Angeles was the setting of this year’s APEM Summit, drawing international experts and practitioners for two days of brainstorming.
Holding its inaugural meeting at Los Angeles’ Sofitel Hotel, the Entertainment Asia Network’s Asia-Pacific Entertainment and Media (APEM) Summit 2006 offered a plethora of exciting topics and key industry knowledge for the Asian media enthusiast from seeking to enhance their legal, creative and financial perspective on the market.
The summit took place over two days of three session panels. From a content perspective, the event covered a broad variety of media-related topics with a special emphasis on questions of international market development and digital distribution.
A notable subset of conference speakers came from Los Angeles’ growing Korean media community, and from global Korea-based entertainment firms with a presence in Los Angeles, including the rapidly growing field of Korean animation firms. Rounding out the summit’s substantial Korean presence were representatives from the Los Angeles office of KOCCA, the Korea Culture & Content Agency.
Panels offered the opportunity to hear from established experts in all fields represented. Particularly noteworthy were legal discussion points on piracy raised by George Borkowski, a former acting director of litigation for the Recording Industry Association of America. Ted Kim, Executive Vice President of CJ Entertainment America, offered well-informed insights into the process of local Asian content development for the global market.
With a healthy geographic range of participants from locations as diverse as India, Hong Kong and Great Britain, the conference cohort brought a valuable set of global personalities and perspectives to the question and answer sessions following each of the summit’s roundtable discussions.
Sponsoring body Entertainment Asia Network offers a variety of free and paid market research on Asian entertainment media, and has slated the Asia-Pacific Entertainment Media Summit as a yearly event to increase the flow of information about Asian media for industry insiders.
Date Posted: 12/6/2006