LA EigaFest 2012 Business Panel - What works? Bringing Japanese IP to Hollywood

Japan Film Society will host a business panel at LA EigaFest 2012, a film festival showcasing the latest blockbusters of the year in Japan.

Dec 07, 2012, 11:00 ET from Japan Film Society

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 4 professionals in the field of bringing Japanese IP to Hollywood have been invited as panelists and will discuss about the current situation, the challenges, and most importantly, the opportunities in this area. Topics will include remakes, co-production, and localization (voice overs and sub-titles).

Date: Saturday, December 15th, 2012
Time: 1:30pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: Loews Hollywood Hotel - Solano Canyon Room
Address: 1755 North Highland Avenue, Hollywood, California 90028

Sandy Climan (CEO, All Nippon Entertainment Works)
Roy Lee (Producer, Vertigo Entertainment)
Kelly Crabb (Lawyer, Sheppard Mullin)
Donald Hewitt (English Adaptation Screen Writer for Studio Ghibli Films)

Hayato Mitsuishi (President, Japan Film Society)

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Panel Discussion
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm: Break
2:45 pm - 3:30 pm: Q&A
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm: Networking Event

Tickets: [Online] $20 (Adults), $10 (Students with ID) / [Door] $25 (Adults), $15 (Students with ID)

Tickets and more info at

About LA EigaFest: LA EigaFest is a Japanese film festival based in LA and hosted by the Japan Film Society. Its three main objectives are to 1) Showcase Japanese and Japanese influenced films that appeal to the broad American audiences, 2) Introduce and promote new and upcoming filmmakers and talent to the Hollywood community, and 3) Enhance the communication and relationship between the US and Japanese film industries and thus create business opportunities. LA EigaFest 2012 in presented in conjunction with the American Cinematheque.

"Eiga" which means "Film" in Japanese, was chosen to be included in the name of the film festival in hope that this would become an iconic Japanese-English term and a symbol of the world of Japanese cinema.

About Japan Film Society: Japan Film Society is a 501C 3 non-profit organization established to introduce the art of Japanese film and culture and broaden its exposure among the audiences in the United States. Japan Film Society was founded in 2009 and its inaugural film festival "LA EigaFest" was held in November of 2011.

SOURCE Japan Film Society