BURBANK, Calif., Aug. 22, 2018 (PRNewswire) Hanhai Studio, a cross-border business accelerator connecting entertainment tech opportunities between US and China, announces the 2018 Hollywood Entertainment Technology Festival (HETFest). The international industry conference will be held on October 3, 2018 from 9:30am - 5:30pm PDT at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, California. HETFest promotes collaborations in the US-China landscape of the entertainment and technology industries, and serves as a platform for visionaries, content creators, entrepreneurs, and investors. Attendees will gain valuable insight into cross-border opportunities and investments, and a deeper understanding of the most prominent topics in the landscape today and how it trends for the future.
"In the ever-changing world of entertainment and technology for the two biggest players in these industries, US and China, there is a need to help streamline and identify genuine cross-border opportunities. The Hollywood Entertainment Technology Festival is designed to bridge these opportunities with the goal of creating a truly global collaborative environment," says Chairman of Hanhai Studio, Hanguang Wang.
This year's program features a carefully curated group of experts to present and participate in panel discussions on the most significant topics in the landscape, including Location-Based Entertainment, Big Data in Hollywood, Esports, Diversity: Asian Representation in Hollywood, Blockchain for IP and Entertainment, Augmented Reality (AR), and more. Featured speakers include Robert Stromberg, two-time Academy Award-winning production designer, director and co-founder of The Virtual Reality Company; Joanna Popper, global head of virtual reality for location-based entertainment, HP; and Jack McCauley, co-founder of Oculus. There will also be an interactive expo area for attendees to try the latest immersive experiences from up-and-coming innovative companies.
During HETFest, the 2018 International XingShi Cup Industrial Design Competition - LA Regional, will also be a part of the day's program. Industrial designers will compete before a panel of judges for cash prizes and a trip to Foshan, China, to explore manufacturing opportunities to help make their designs into reality.