The Centre for Content Protection (CCP) conducted the Digital Future Seminar Series to engage the digital distribution industry at the Asia Television Forum(ATF) in Singapore Dec 2.
“The DFS Series seminar is an opportune moment to discuss digital business models across the film, TV and music industries,” says Isa Seow, Managing Director, Centre for Content Protection. The seminar brought this opportunity to regional audiences at the ATF this year.
The DFS conference is an initiative under the MoU signed with the Media Development Authority(MDA) Sept 9, as part of MDA’s agenda to develop a conducive business environment with a robust intellectual property regime and a pro-business regulatory framework. Participants included content owners, producers, technologists, content security companies, artistes, labels, management companies, agents, studios, songwriters and broadcasters.
Charles J. Sanders, Esq. Songwriters Guild of America, who moderated the conference, is optimistic that the conference has elegantly showcased the many exciting opportunities on the horizon. “The expanding relationships between the music creators of Singapore and of the USA holds enormous potential for international artistic and economic success for both groups. The varying expertise of the two communities meshes extremely well,” said Sanders.
The Asia Television Forum is Asia’s leading programming market, where international content sellers meet with Asian buyers and partners to sell, buy and network.
Event : Digital Future Series Conference at the Asia Television Forum
Theme: The Role of Music in Film and TV
Date: December 2
Location: Suntec City Convention Centre
Speakers: Film producers and directors; Charles J. Sanders, Esq. Songwriters Guild of America; Nina Ossoff, songwriter; Mike Ellis, President and Managing Director, Motion Picture Association (MPA) - Asia Pacific; Li Qiankuan, Chairman of China Film Association and Head of the China Film Foundation; Dick Lee, composer; Frank Rittman, Regional Legal Counsel and Deputy Director of the MPA - Asia Pacific; Ang Kwee Tiang, International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC); Leong May Seey, International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI); Michael Hosking, CEO, Midas Promotions; Yeo Chun Cheng, Chief Information Officer, MDA; Bernard Lansky, Director, Yong Siew Toh School of Music; Isa Seow, Managing Director, Centre for Content Protection (CCP); Philip Wu, Executive Chairman of GRID MMS Pte Ltd; Allan Nicholls, Prof, NYU Tisch
Event: Masterclass and Workshop with China Directors Li Qiankuan and Xiao Guiyun
Masterclass Theme: Understanding the Film Industry in China
Date: Dec 3, 12 noon
Workshop Theme: Film and Partnership Proposals (limited to 25 participants)
Date: Dec 3, 2-5 pm
Location: Ngee Ann Auditorium, Asian Civilisations Museum
About Centre for Content Protection (CCP)
Established in 2007, the Centre for Content Protection (contentprotection.net) is a consortium committed to shaping AsiaPacific’s digital future through innovative technologies that provide secure ways for consumers to enjoy anywhere, anytime access to their favourite movies and television programmes.
As a neutral yet authoritative source of information on the latest content platforms and protection measures worldwide, the Centre fosters awareness and cooperation amongst various academic, governmental and industry organizations as well as consumer groups in order to implement best practices and solutions region-wide.
Primary Advisory members are Astro, Fujitsu, Motion Picture Association of America, Nagravision, NDS, ST Microelectronics, Thomson, Verimatrix and Walt Disney Pictures.
Contact: Junaidah Arifin
Assistant Coordinator, Centre for Content Protection, 21 Science Park
Road, Science Park 2, The Aquarius, Office Suite11, #02-01, Singapore 117628
F: +65 6255 1838
M: +65 8201 4421 (Isa Seow, Mg Dir) / +65 9183 0593 (Junaidah)/ +65 9128 2125 (Anna Thomas, Communications Dept).