Alan Macy is currently the Research and Development Director, past President and a founder of BIOPAC Systems, Inc. He designs data collection and analysis systems, used by researchers in the life sciences, that help identify meaningful interpretations from signals produced by life processes. Trained in electrical engineering and physiology, with over 30 years of product development experience, he is currently focusing on psychophysiology, emotional and motivational state measurements, magnetic resonance imaging and augmented/virtual reality implementations. He presents in the areas of human-computer interfaces, electrophysiology, and telecommunications. His recent research and artistic efforts explore ideas of human nervous system extension and the associated impacts upon perception. As an applied science artist, he specializes in the creation of cybernated art, interactive sculpture and environments.
ARON WARNER (producer/writer) is the Academy Award®-winning producer of the animated blockbusters “Shrek,” “Shrek 2,” the highest grossing animated film of all time, the 800 million dollar grossing “Shrek the Third,” and the latest installment, “Shrek Forever After.”
Warner first joined PDI/DreamWorks in 1997 as a producer on the computer animated comedy Antz. During the production of Shrek, Warner also served as the Head of PDI/DreamWorks, overseeing all production and operations for all of the computer animation affiliate¹s feature film, commercial and effects projects.
Warner previously held the post of vice president of production at Twentieth Century Fox, where he supervised production on such films as “Independence Day,” “The Ice Storm,” “The Crucible,” “Alien Resurrection,” “Volcano” and the number two blockbuster of all time, “Titanic.”
A graduate of UCLA Film School, Warner began his career as a production coordinator at Empire Pictures, gaining experience on low-budget horror and sci-fi films. He then moved on to a position at Film Finances, a completion bond company, where he worked on more than 50 films. Warner¹s career as a producer began with the horror hit "Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare." He then served as supervising producer on John Dahl’s "Red Rock West" before beginning his relationship with Twentieth Century Fox as the line producer on "Ghost in the Machine." In addition, he oversaw production on James Cameron's blockbuster "True Lies."
Warner served as Executive Producer for the highly acclaimed animated feature “The Book of Life” for 20th Century Fox. He is currently producing “Wish Dragon” for Sony Pictures Entertainment for release in 2019 and has begun a new venture, Sony International Animation with several films in development all over the world.
Betsy West is a filmmaker, journalist and professor. She co-directed RBG (Magnolia, Participant, CNN Films 2018,) which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and has been nominated for the 2019 Oscars in the categories of Best Documentary and Best Original Song. West is a 21-time Emmy Award winner for her work as an ABC News producer and EP of the documentary series Turning Point. As Vice President at CBS News from 1998 to 2005, she oversaw 60 Minutes and 48 Hours. She was executive producer of the MAKERS (AOL & PBS) documentary and digital series, the documentary The Lavender Scare, and the short doc The 4%: Film’s Gender Problem (Epix). She is the Fred W. Friendly professor at Columbia Journalism School.
Electric and acoustic guitarist, composer and arranger
Heitor Pereira discovered composing film music in a unique way. He had been brought in as a songwriter for the film As Good As It Gets, but soon found that his melodies and arrangements were of perfect fit to film scores. He made such an impression on producer James L. Brooks that in Brooks' next film, 2001's Riding in Cars with Boys, Heitor was co-composer.
Heitor Pereira's original film scores include: The Smurfs, A Little Bit of Heaven, From Prada to Nada, Despicable Me, Nancy Meyers' It's Complicated, The Canyon, Curious George, Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey!, the Disney's hit Beverly Hills Chihuahua, the documentary Running the Sahara, the John Singleton produced Illegal Tender, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, and Robert Towne's Ask the Dust. He has been the recipient of seven ASCAP awards, for Beverly Hills Chihuahua, It's Complicated, and Despicable Me.
Heitor also has collaborated on a number of projects, and has composed music, written songs, or played various instruments on the scores of: I Am Sam, Madagascar, The Pledge, Shrek 2, Mission Impossible II, The Rundown, Black Hawk Down, Spy Kids, August Rush, Spanglish, Something's Gotta Give, Man on Fire, Domino, Unstoppable, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, and The Dark Knight.
Heitor's reputation for being able to bring his unique sensibility to film scores comes from his solid foundation of craftsmanship. Soon after completing his conservatory studies, Heitor began playing guitar with some of Brazil's leading artists, and then went on to entertaining millions as the guitarist for Simply Red. He has released three solo albums of his own music, and has either arranged music or played with such artists as: Sergio Mendes, Alejandro Sanz, Caetano Veloso, Ivan Lins, Jack Johnson, The Chieftains, Bryan Adams, Elton John, Willie Nelson, Shania Twain, Seal, Nelly Furtado and many others. It came as no surprise that in 2005, Heitor won a Grammy for "Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist" for his collaboration with Sting and Chris Botti.
Konrad Dantas - Kond, the name behind Kondzilla – came from a slum off the coast of São Paulo. He found his calling as an audiovisual producer and director. In the music industry, he is the executive producer of his own label, Kondzilla Records, and manages the careers of famous musicians such as Kevinho, Mc Kekel, Dani Russo and Mc Guimê. Kond is also the founder of the media holding company that comprises KondZilla Filmes and KondZilla Wear – a brand of urban clothing that expresses “hood culture”. In 2017 he opened his own news portal to enhance communication and portray Favela (slum) culture. (kondzilla.com).
Kond is known worldwide for creating KondZilla, the biggest Brazilian YouTube channel, with a total of over 22 billion views and 45 million subscribers – currently the third largest YouTube channel in the world.
Together with Guilherme Quintella and Felipe Braga, Kond created SINTONIA, an original Netflix series. He acts as general manager of the first season and has directed three episodes. He also directs a few episodes which will tackle the subject of youth and social issues. Produced by Losbragas, the series is expected to premiere worldwide sometime in 2019.
Maria Occarina Macedo is a creative strategist who connects the dots between products and the people who use them. She is currently Director of Brand and Creative at Memphis Meats, a cell-based meat company that produces meat directly from animal cells – without needing to raise or slaughter animals. Memphis Meats is backed by acclaimed investors Bill Gates, Richard Branson, and Cargill, and plans to bring its first product to market soon. Maria spearheads the company’s creative vision.
Maria’s personal mission is to tell companies’ stories with clarity, passion, and beauty, building superior relationships with consumers by transforming core vision and values into compelling brands. Her previous work includes developing a new corporate identity for Natura, leading ambitious design projects at fuseproject for clients like L’Óreal and Hewlett Packard, and co-founding a social impact startup, Bela Rua, aimed at redesigning Sao Paolo’s urban landscape.
Maria Occarina was born and raised in Brazil and is based in San Francisco, California.
Novelist, TV writer and showrunner; story editor on 24: Live Another Day.
Somerville published his first short story collection, Trouble, in 2006, and since has published two acclaimed novels, The Cradle (2009) and This Bright River (2012).
Somerville's writing has appeared in The New York Times, GQ, and Esquire. In 2013, Somerville joined the writing staff on the FX drama The Bridge, contributing two episodes. Following Live Another Day, Somerville joined the writing staff of the acclaimed HBO series The Leftovers (2015-17, starring Michael Gaston and Regina King).
Somerville created the Netflix series Maniac, starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill.
Somerville created the Netflix series Maniac, starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill.
PJ Pereira is an advertising and entertainment pioneer. He believes agencies have to provide return not only on the money brands are investing but also the time consumers are spending with the work. That balance is the ultimate challenge marketing faces today. In 2016, Pereira O’Dell was behind the rare participation of a brand in the prestigious “Official Selection” of the Sundance Film Festival with NetScout and Werner Herzog's “Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World.” The film was named in Esquire Magazine’s “Top 10 Best Non-Fiction Films” in 2016.
His agency is credited with the creation of the first-ever social film (“The Inside Experience”) for Intel and Toshiba in 2011, which combined Hollywood talent content and social media participation. The film surpassed the triple Cannes Grand Prix winner “The Beauty Inside,” also for Intel and Toshiba, which is now being turned into a major feature film starring Emilia Clarke. “The Beauty Inside” was the first piece of advertising to win an Emmy against regular TV programming.
With strong roots in digital and content, his milestones in the field include a feature film for Red Bull titled “Unflinching Triumph,” which in 2007 was named by Sports Illustrated as the “Most Amusing Sports Parody of the Year,” and an alternate-reality game titled “The Lost Ring” for McDonald’s for the Summer Olympics in Beijing.
Beyond advertising, Brazilian-born PJ Pereira is also a best-selling novelist. In 2015, his book trilogy "Gods of Both Worlds" spent a month as the #1 novel by a Brazilian author in his native country and was published in five other countries. In April 2017, in Brazil, he launched his fourth novel, "The Mother, The Daughter and The Lady Spirit" (“A mãe, a filha e o espírito da santa”). He has two kung fu black belts and is working on a karate one too.
His credentials in content, digital, and advertising have made him one of the world's most influential and respected creatives. He was named the Top CCO in Adweek's Creative 100, recognized by "Creativity 50," and noted in 4A's 100 People Who Make Advertising Great. Most recently, PJ served as the President of the Cannes Lions Entertainment Jury.
Professor Titular de Neurociências e Vice-Diretor do Instituto do Cérebro da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte. Bacharel em Biologia pela Universidade de Brasília (1993), Mestrado em Biofísica pela Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (1994) e Ph.D. em Comportamento Animal pela Universidade Rockefeller (2000), com pós-doutorado em Neurofisiologia na Universidade Duke (2005). Tem experiência em neuroetologia, neurobiologia molecular e neurofisiologia dos sistemas, com interesse nos seguintes assuntos: memória, sono e sonhos; plasticidade neuronal; comunicação vocal; competência simbólica em animais não humanos; psiquiatria computacional; neuroeducação; psicodélicos e política de drogas.
Membro permanente dos Programas de Pós-Graduação em Psicobiologia da UFRN (Capes nível 6), Bioinformática (Capes nível 5) e Neurociência (sCapes nível 4). De 2009 a 2011, Sidarta Ribeiro atuou como Secretário da Sociedade Brasileira de Neurociências e Comportamento. De 2011-2015 foi Presidente do Comitê Regional Brasileiro do Pew Latin American Program de Bolsas de Estudo nas Ciências Biomédicas. Desde 2011 é membro do Comitê Diretivo da Escola Latino-Americana de Educação, Ciências Cognitivas e Neurais (LA School), que em 2014 recebeu o prêmio inaugural Exemplificando a Missão da Sociedade Internacional Mente, Cérebro e Educação. Pesquisador associado sênior no Centro de Pesquisa FAPESP em Inovação e Difusão em Neuromatemática (Neuromat). Membro desde 2015 do Conselho Consultivo da Plataforma Brasileira para Política de Drogas e seu Coordenador Científico desde 2018. Editor Associado dos periódicos Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience e Frontiers in Psychology (Ciências da Linguagem). Nomeado em 2016 membro da Academia de Ciências da América Latina (ACAL). Eleito em 2017 membro do Conselho Municipal de Políticas sobre Drogas de Natal (COMUD) e Diretor da Sociedade Brasileira para o Progresso da Ciência (SBPC).
Stas Gayshan is a Managing Director at the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) and the founder of CIC Boston. Stas is currently leading the development of CIC projects in Miami, Florida, Warsaw, Poland, and beyond, connecting innovators across boundaries and borders. Stas Gayshan joined CIC in early 2014. Previously, Stas was the Founder & CEO of Space with a Soul, a 20,000 square foot coworking space in Boston’s Innovation District. Stas is an entrepreneur and an attorney, and he worked in Democratic political campaigns at various levels prior to starting Space with a Soul. In his political work, Stas focused on the intersection of collaboration, technology and activism. Stas has been recognized by the Boston Globe as one of the Most Innovative People in Massachusetts Business and by CJP as one of Boston’s most influential young leaders. He holds leadership positions in several philanthropic and nonprofit organizations active in the Greater Boston area. Stas has a B.A. and J.D. from Boston College.
Susan Butler is a U.S.-based international business journalist and publisher, entertainment and tech attorney and published author. Through Butler Business & Media LLC, she writes and publishes Music Confidential, a paid-subscription international news & business analysis report.
Many CEOs and government officials call Susan “the most influential commentator" and "the most knowledgeable expert on music matters in our industry,” referring to Music Confidential as "the holy grail of music [business] resources" that has become "THE point of reference.”
After practicing law for 21 years representing clients in the music, film, TV and tech fields, Susan began in 2004 reporting and writing full time for Billboard. In 2008, she formed a company and launched Music Confidential. Today the publication has thousands of paying subscribers in 49 countries, who are executive decision makers with record companies, publishers, collecting societies, digital services, law and investment firms, trade groups and governments.
Head of the Turner Kids Brazil hub, which includes Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Tooncast. At Scripps Networks, Alcântara was responsible for Programming, Production, Marketing and Digital area of the Food Network. Prior to that, she established iTunes in Apple Latina America; she was Head of Programming and Content at OiTV, International Procurement Manager at Globosat while also contributing to Nickelodeon, Disney and NBC in the USA. An advertising and marketing undergraduate from FAAP, she also holds an MBA and a Master?s degree in audiovisual content, both from NYU.
Cechetti is responsible for the production and development of local and original formats of factual and lifestyle channels for Discovery Inc. Brazil, such as: Discovery Channel, H&H, TLC, Animal Planet and Food Network. She holds a degree in Journalism and has worked on the main Broadcast Channels of Brazil ? especially a 12-year career on SBT, where she directed and established several internationally known formats.
Ana Luiza Colagrossi holds a bachelor's degree in Education from PUC-RJ, a Master's Degree in Applied Psychology from New York University (NYU), a postgraduate degree in Neuropsychology and is persuing a PhD in D'OR Institute of research and teaching. Ana is a specialist in learning, social-emotional education and early childhood. She is the education specialist for the "SEL Kernels for Brazil ECE "(Harvard University and USP with funding from Lemann Brazil Research Fund). She is a member of the Brazilian Research Team of Ilab-NCPI. Ana is also a specialist of applied knowledge in education for the APPI (Advanced Program in Implementation of Public Policies) project in partnership with the Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal Foundation, Lemann Foundation, Teachers College of Columbia Universtiy and FGV-CEIPE. She is a professor of Socioemotional Education and Pos Graduation in psychopedagogy at the Sedes Sapientiae Institute. Early in her professional career, Ana conducted content research for Sesame Workshop -NY.
Anderson Mahanski is one of the creators of Any Malu and of Youtube Channel "O Surreal Mundo de Any Malu" (Any Malu?s Surreal World), with over 2 million subscribers. He is a founding partner of Combo Estúdio. He took part in the following animated series: Super Drags, Turma da Mônica, Meu Amigãozão, Historietas Assombradas, Sítio do Pica Pau Amarelo, among others.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, André is one of the main partners at 2DLab - a full production 2D studio and of the Delta Group - A 77 year old book publishing company.
He is currently producing 2 series: Jobi"s Room" (52x1) and "My Big-Big Friend" (52x11), an animated series created by 2Dlabs that will be delivered in spring 2010 to Treehouse, Discovery Kids LA and TV Brasil. This series is a co-production with Breakthrough Entertainment as a Canadian co-producer.
As a publisher André published Brazil"s largest electronic Encyclopedia with over 80,000 entries and over a million units sold and was the creator of Mondo"s World an encyclopedia for modern children. This subscription based website with a child safe proprietary engine is seen in Brazil by over 600,000 children in schools and homes.
André brings a unique vision to the group - for over 10 years now he has been seeing movies, TV and any other intellectual content as media and has a strong belief that content becomes stronger when it is in multiple media and repositioning his company"s values according to this new vision.
André Ferraz is the co-founder and CEO of In Loco, a 100% Brazilian indoor location technology company. In 2018, he was one of the entrepreneurs honored with the EY Entrepreneurs of the Year award in the Emerging category, and was voted Professional of the Year in the Technology and Automation category at the Digitalks Awards. Also at Digitalks, he was nominated Professional of the Year in the Automation category in 2017. Ferraz is a member of the Endeavor network of entrepreneurs, and lectures both in the Brazilian and international markets, at events such as the Cannes Lions, Brazil Forum UK, Proxxima, iAB Ad-tech, and Forum MMA Brasil, and has articles published in several local and international vehicles.
Partner of Canal Brasil Group. Marketing and Project Development Manager at Canal Brasil. Executive Producer of LOKI - Arnaldo Baptista; Commercial Supervisor of the features Bossa Nova, Uma Aventura de Zico, Bela Donna, O Que É Isso Companheiro?. International Sales Manager of the feature O Quatrilho. Producer of the short 35mm Os Filhos de Nelson and A Incrível História da Mulher Que Mudou de Cor. Producer of the 35mm medium lenght film 45% - Urban Cinema (45% - Cinema Urbano).
André is Head of Community at Darwin Startups. He was the co-founder of Intexfy and SmartMob Coworking, and worked for 3 years as regional manager of Techstars? startup programs. At Techstars, he managed programs such as Startup Weekend, Startup Next and Startup Week, empowering entrepreneurs and their startup communities across Brazil. He holds a degree in mechanical production engineering from UFSC.
André Vellozo is the driving force behind DrumWave"s mission to unleash the value of data for intelligence and monetization. Over the past five years as CEO of DrumWave, he has built high-performance teams focused on building the new data economy and was awarded several patents as a technology entrepreneur.
André earned his bachelor of arts degree in communications from Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado, SP, São Paulo.
Antonio has spent over 15 years working with cities across the globe to improve how people get around. Specialized in mobility solutions, with focus on public transport, as well as shared and alternative mobility. He has worked in both public and private companies, at different roles and functions ranging from project conception to execution, including product management and international business development, with proven results setting up new business activities, deploying complex and disruptive solutions, and bringing them to new geographies.
After his law studies in Germany, Italy and the U.S. Arne Lohmann joined ZDF
Enterprises, the commercial arm of German pubcaster ZDF, in 1997.
As Vice President ZDFE.junior he is involved in strategy of acquisitions & coproduction, securing the output deals with major partners, assessing and acquiring programs to build children?s catalogue and creating the marketing for the division.
He is heading ZDFE.junior?s creative board which decides the creative direction of the company and the projects ZDF Enterprises co-produces and exploits across all platforms.
Bernardo Segal holds a degree in Electronic Engineering and Management, and has professional experience in Brazilian and multinational companies, such as Siemens, Philips and VR Benefits, He has worked in the commercial, technology and services areas, currently acts as a technology consultant and is Pellesus" representative in Brazil.
Partner and creative director of Giros, Bianca Lenti started her career as a screenwriter for TV series and feature-length documentaries. Her résumé includes shows produced for Canal Futura, GNT, TV Brasil, Globo News, History Channel and Canal Brasil, among others; she also wrote the script for Amazônia Eterna (Eternal Amazon) and Menino 23 (Boy 23), two award-winning documentaries. She is currently directing her first documentary: HBO?s Apenas Meninas (Just Girls) and is also in charge of the creative production and final draft of HBO dramas series Baile de Máscaras, Queimamufa, Revolta dos Malês, Jungle PIlot, Billy Catarina e Amazonita; Lenti is an art director for a number of shows of TV channels Curta!, CinebrasilTV and Arte 1.
Co-founder of Forebrain, leader company on neuromarketing in Brazil
Billy has a degree in Biomedicine, a master?s degree in Physiology and a PhD in Sciences from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). He has developed researches in the field of Neuroeconomy and Neuromarketing. He is the coordinator for the Master program in Consumer Neuroscience from ESPM (Superior School of Advertising and Marketing) and professor for Consumer Neuroscience for the MBA program of Marketing and Behavioral Economy. Billy is a partner of Nêmesis, a company that uses Neuroscience for enhancing People?s Management, and is also co-founder and CEO of Forebrain, a pioneer company in researching applied neurosciences for consumption sciences. Their main customers are Globo, Santander, O Boticário, Natura, Seguro, among others.
She holds a Social Communications Degree from Cásper Líbero College (1991); MBA in Finance;
Worked at the following newspapers and magazines: O Estado de São Paulo, Agência Estado, Época, revista Dinheiro, Brasil Econômico, Pequenas Empresas Grandes Negócios.
Chief Editor for El País newspaper since its inception in Brazil ? November 2013; Became newsroom director by the second half of 2018.
Winner of 2018?s Troféu Mulher Imprensa (Women?s Press Trophy) on the Newsroom Director category.
Born in Chile, 1971, moved to Brazil in 1976.
Quote: ?I?m the most Brazilian Chilean I know?.
Carlos Souza is the Managing Director of Udacity in Latin America, a new type of online university "built by Silicon Valley" that i) teaches the skills that industry employers need today, ii) delivers credentials endorsed by employers, and iii) educates at a fraction of the cost of traditional schools. With industry giants"Google, Facebook, IBM, Amazon, Mercedes-Benz, etc." Udacity offers Nanodegree programs and credentials, designed so professionals become Artificial Intelligence Engineers, Data Scientists, Mobile Developers, Robotics Engineers, etc. Udacity students acquire real skills through a series of online courses and hands-on projects.
Before joining Udacity, Carlos was CEO and Founder of Veduca, 1st MOOC provider in Latin America. In 2013, Veduca received the TiE50 award in Silicon Valley as one of top 50 most innovative start-ups in the world. In 2012, Carlos was elected Sustainable Citizen of Sa"o Paulo.
Carlos has 9 years of marketing experience at P&G. Prior to joining P&G, Carlos worked at CSFB Garantia. He holds a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA).
Director of documentaries (cinema and dance) and History of Brazilian Cinema Professor
Carmen Luz was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro. She works with audiovisual analysis, education and production ? creating and directing drama and dance plays. She holds a Master?s degree in Contemporary Arts and Culture from Rio?s State University (UERJ). Luz is also a professor for Brazilian Film History at the Darcy Ribeiro Film School. Her films have been screened at festivals and events in Burkina Faso (Africa), Brazil, Germany and the USA. She is currently working in the development of her second feature-length documentary.
An Electronics Engineer graduated from the University of São Paulo, Cassio has been an entrepreneur for 25 years in the field of technology, and currently works as an advisor in Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Venture. He is also an angel investor for startups and a corporate advisor. He is the founder of Anjos do Brasil (www.anjosdobrasil.net), a non-profit organization for angel investment promotion and Altivia Ventures (www.altivia.net.br). He is also a columnist / collaborator for several publications, a mentor at Endeavor, author of the books "Dicas e Segredos para Empreendedores" and " Investidor-Anjo - Como Conseguir Investimento para seu Negócio" (www.investidoranjo.net), and Board Member/Advisor for several companies, Endeavor Mentor, Astia advisor, StartupGenome Curator and Guest Member of CEICS-VC committee at ABVCAP. More information at http://cassio.familiaspina.com.br
Antropóloga y especialista en consecución de recursos, con 22 años de experiencia trabajando en la dirección de proyectos asociados a las artes, la música y los medios de comunicación. Durante su ejercicio ha logrado garantizar el lugar que le corresponde a las agrupaciones, músicos y bandas colombianas independientes y alternativas, a través de el diseño de políticas de difusión y circulación. Convencida que las artes y la cultura aportan al desarrollo de la sociedad y a la construcción del tejido social.
Accesstage CEO, an IT company offering connectivity and financial management solutions for enterprises. With more than 25 years' experience in the information technology and services area, Sato has worked in big companies like the Mitsubishi Corporation of Brazil and banks. He is an alumni of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) and the University of São Paulo (USP), and an expert in business development, planning, electronic trade, ITIL and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).
A mechanical engineer specialized in Waste Management, Circular Economy and Short Looping Recycling; Sousa developed recycling processes for the automobile market in several countries. He has been active in the Waste Market for 21 years; founder of PlataformaVerde, the first Brazilian environmental startup to win the World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer Award. Together with 60 scientists from around the world, he is a member of the ASaP group, which studies the performance indicators to be reached by 2030 for the 4.0 Cleaner Production Acceleration.
Christian Beetz is the founder and CEO of Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion (GBF), one of Europe's leading non-fiction film, TV & cross-media production companies. GBF specializes in producing high-quality cinema documentary features (The Cleaners, Mali Blues, The Land of the Enlightened), documentaries (Silent Saviours, Nelson Mandela: The myth and me), drama-docs (Hostages of the SS, Saving the Titanic), Television formats (5x The 5 Elements in co-production with CICC & ZDF; 15x Make Love, 20x The Seasons) and cutting-edge crossmedia formats (Supernerds; #Arthunt #uploading_holocaust) complemented by Apps (The Wagner Files), Games (Isungur) and web docs (Falciani"s Swiss Leaks). The company"s productions compete regularly at all major international film festivals and have won numerous prestigious awards, such as Sundance, Cinema for Peace, Prix Italia, BIFF, FIFA, Prix Europa, Hot Docs, IDFA, Grimme etc, as well as nominations for the Academy Award® and the International Emmy® Award.
Senior Manager of Mercado Livre e-commerce online marketplace, Carneiro is experienced in working for major companies and law firms. She holds a Master?s degree in Intellectual and Technological Property from the University of Lisbon; she also has a Law degree from FMU.
Daniel Campello is a copyright lawyer who has been in the music business for over 10 years. He has a PhD in Copyright and Development from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro " UFRJ, with a thesis on Music, Streaming and Copyright. He holds a Master"s degree in Contracts, Copyright and Development from the same school. From 2017 to 2018, Campello lived in London, where he worked as a Guest Researcher for the Queen Mary University of London, studying England"s digital music market. He worked as a lawyer in important cases, such as obtaining clearance for Guimarães Rosa"s biography and on the plagiarism charges of Anitta"s former manager " Campello won both cases. From 2014 onwards, he shifted his focus to Copyright Management with CQ Rights, a copyrights management company for several Brazilian and foreign artists " re-branded ORB Music in 2018. After 6 years, ORB (now former CQ-Rights) reached considerable numbers for their clients, such as the increase in the average collection " 60% and obtaining over 30 million Brazilian Reais which were previously being withheld or wrongfully paid by ECAD. Daniel Campelo is also a speaker and Guest Professor. He has addressed audiences in exotic places such as Trinidad & Tobago and India, as well as in mainstream music industry venues such as Canne"s MIDEM.
Management degree from the Santa Catarina State University ? ESAG (1997); MBA in Global Management from the Independent Lisbon University; Master?s in Business Management from the Santa Catarina State University (2002). Current Corporate and Human Relations Director at Visto Sistemas, a country-level company. He also an elected president of ACATE (The Santa Catarina State Technology Association), an institution with approximately 1100 members, where Leipnitz was CFO from 2008 to 2016, as well as Social Director from 2007 to 2009. He was the CFO for the i3 International Inovation Institute from 2012 to 2016. Current occupation: Director of the New Innovation Environments at the National Association of Innovation Entrepreneurship Promoters (Anprotec). He is the CAO at Santa Catarina?s Euvaldo Lodi Institute (IEL); member of FIESC ? Santa Catarina State Special Council for the Federation of Industries, which is directly linked to the Council?s Chairman; he is also a Counselor for Previsc and FAPESC (Santa Catarina State?s Scientific and Technological Support Foundation) and Technology Director of ADVB/SC (The Sales and Marketing Leaders Association). He is experienced in the Management sector, focusing on strategy, business structuring, finance and systems.
Mother of three boys and a tennis fan, Daniela is the CEO and founder of the PROS agency. A journalist (degree by PUC-SP) and entrepreneur, she has 21 years of experience in Communication. She opened her first Public Relations agency in 2000, followed by another five in the Content, Events, Endomarketing, Mobile and Social Network areas. Leading a team of 85 professionals, Daniela has serviced over 180 companies in recent years, such as Basf, Santander, Bayer, Under Armor, Avon, Unilever, Visa and Mondelez. She has completed specialization and extension courses in Public Relations, Innovation, Future and Management, held at Insper and Perestroika. She is currently doing a post-MBA aimed at members of boards of directors, at the Saint Paul Business School.
Donald Roman Lopez is the President of Verité Entertainment and serves as Head of Creative for the company"s diverse slate of films, television and new media. In 2010, Donald produced the live-action feature film The Putt Putt Syndrome, starring Jason London. Donald is currently packaging and producing three more feature films, including the stop motion film Jack Worm with Animaking in Brazil, and the Untitled Animated Feature with Lani Pixels in Dubai, scheduled for release in October 2020 starring Mel Brooks, Jacob Trembley, Dakota Fanning, Mads Mikkelsen, Kenan Thompson, Carol Kane, and Christopher Lloyd
One of the most notorious artists of the rap and hip-hop scene. He?s been headlining a new saga of talents of black Brazilian music. Always the wrangler, Dughettu is restless and vibrant. His deep voice is a striking feature of his persona. He is very mindful of his surroundings and has a knack for spotting new trends. He uses music as a tool to promote urban culture to its fullest, as both and artist and label executive for DUTO, an urban-music venue in the borough of Madureira, Rio de Janeiro. His concerts fuse original music matrixes: Rap, Rock, Reggae and Soul, shredding the thresholds of low-income neighbourhoods of large cities.
International Development and Pre-Sales, Blue Spirit
Eleanor Coleman is an American award winning children?s television and film producer and distributor based in Paris France. She was responsable for conceiving and implementing the first truly profitable 360° strategy for children?s programming and digital content in France, during her tenure as head of in house production across all platforms at TFOU. Since leaving TF1, Eleanor works independently in animated feature film acquistions, development and production with Indie Sales (Voted Best European Distributor at Cartoon Movie in 2015), where she is also developing and acquiring ground breaking transmedia projects. Her cartoon television work concentrates on international development and pre-sales for the award winning studio, Blue Spirit in France and Canada. Eleanor is very proud to be producing award winning Iranian director Reza Riahi?s 2nd short film NAVOZANDE (The Musican) She is also a founding member and co-vice president of the association Les Femmes S?animent, part of the global Women in Animation network, devoted to promoting women in the animation industry and gender equality. Finally, Eleanor devotes as much time as possible to Vipassana meditation and promoting Tostan, a human rights NGO in Senegal
Commissioning Editor for Education, Specialist in Factual and Formats, Channel 4
Emily is responsible for the Education commissioning at Channel 4, which includes programming aimed at 10-14 year olds and 14-19 year olds. But also commissions new formats and specialist factual content. Recently Emily?s commissions have included ?Gogglesprogs?, ?Born Famous?, ?Class of Mum and Dad? and soon to air, ?Postcode Playdates? which were all given mainstream slots and full promotion. For the older age group she has been responsible for the ?Extraordinary Teens? season of documentaries, ?Taxi of Mum and Dad?, ?Is Love Racist??, ?House of Teen Mums? and ?Rich Kids of Instagram?.
Erik Naoki Nakandakare has 16 years' experience in the commercial and marketing areas of major companies like Toyota, Xerox, DHL, Arizona and Geekie.With an academic background in marketing and administration at ESPM and FGV, he has sound and profound experience in training, developing and managing successful teams. Currently, Erik is the commercial head of 99, first Brazilian technology company to be classified as a "UNICORN" enterprise by the market.
An executive producer for the audiovisual market with over 30 years? experience. She has worked in major production companies such as 5.6, O2 Filmes and Maria Bonita. Her specialty is audio post-production for series and feature films, especially animation. For the past 5 years she has been working at Ultrassom Music Ideas, a pioneering studio in recording original voices in Brazil, currently using the same format as those from the finest LA studios. Marques has already produced over 15 series and 2 feature-length animated films.
Erika Palomino was born in Rio de Janeiro and based in São Paulo. She?s a journalist, writer and consultant with 30 years? experience in the market.
Palomino worked for 17 years at newspaper Folha de S. Paulo as a columnist and editor. Her weekly column, called ?Illustrated Night? helped shed some light over new behaviors of youth culture to a then-rising scene of Brazilian fashion.
Restless and keen on learning about different medias, she has already worked for TV, radio and pioneering online news. In 2001 she launched her website ? with the physical server in a small warehouse at Vila Madelena burrough ? also HQ for content production and hub ?House of Palomino?.
She?s been a brand consultant for Melissa shoes in fashion and trend research; she also works as creative director for fashion shows, exhibits, campaigns, films, books and special projects.
As a speaker she has addressed audiences from Caxias do Sul do Caruaru on fashion and behavior with an informal, public-friendly approach. Brands such as Shopping Iguatemi, Natura and O Boticário are also part of her consulting portfolio.
Her two books, ?Babado Forte (1999) and ?A Moda? (2001) have become staples for fashion colleges around the country.
In 2014, she made the BoF 500 list (the biggest fashion influencers worldwide) and in 2016 she became a member of APCA, The São Paulo Art Critics Association.
Professional roles include Publisher and Chief Editor for several big names - KEY, Moda (Folha de S.Paulo), L'Officiel Brasil, L'Officiel Hommes, SPFW Journal, FFW, Revista da Folha, L'Officiel Voyage, Hotel Unique, Plastic Dreams; she also contributed to all fashion main magazines such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Elle and Marie Claire.
Fabiana Batistela is graduated in Social Communication by ESPM (Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing) and started her early professional life as a reporter for Bizz Magazine. In 2002, she founded Inker Agência Cultural, a company focused on press advisory and consultancy for artists and music events, besides conceiving and producing cultural projects. With a wide curriculum, the agency has already accomplished several events and projects dedicated to Brazilian new musical productions, aside from countless international band tours in the country. Fabiana is also the director and head behind SIM São Paulo " Semana Internacional de Música de São Paulo / São Paulo Music Week, the biggest music convention in Latin America held in São Paulo since 2013 (www.simsaopaulo.com).
Pamplona is a Brazilian scientist and entrepreneur, PhD in Psychopharmacology of the endocannabinoid system " and benchmark for the medicinal use of Cannabis by-products. Startup founder on the creative economy area (education technology) and professor at the Perestroika school of creativity. In recent years, he has spoken at Harvard, TedX and Exosphere. He"s been a PATH curator and had his debut at SXSW in 2018. He believes in innovation as a tool to transform a scientist"s curiosity into something of real value to society.
Felipe Oliva is co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Squid, the first influence marketing platform in Brazil, specializing in micro-influencers, whose main goal is to help brands humanize their communication by working with digital influencers. With a degree in engineering from USP, Oliva is a reference in influence marketing, having already lectured at events such as the SNIC Festival, Social Media Week, Digital Marketing Expo and YouPix Con. Has has worked in other technology companies and has experience in the development of on-line and off-line marketing strategies.
Felipe Simas is a talent manager and founding partner of F/Simas, the company responsible for managing the careers of musician Tiago Iorc, the duo Anavitória and singer Manu Gavassi.
He has a degree in Business Studies from the Académie de Commerce de Genève and he has been engaged in show business since 1999, when he began his career as a concert producer.
Besides developing an artistic-creative coaching work for over eight years with musician Tiago Iorc, Felipe discovered and launched the duo Anavitória in 2015, winner of the 2017 Latin Grammy Award in the category 'Best Portuguese Language Song'.
His artists are responsible for the return of MPB (or Pop "Emepebista", as he"d rather call it) to the charts, breaking the hegemony of sertanejo and funk.
Fernanda Tovar-Moll is a radiologist physician, researcher and president of IDOR - D"Or Institute for Research and Education. Her works seek the understanding of formation, establishment and modulation of brain circuits in normal and pathological situations. For such, she performs basic research in animal models and clinical studies on neurologic, psychiatric and development diseases. Her team uses in vivo imaging techniques to map and understand the brain plasticity phenomenon.
She is currently the Executive Director of Dopamine in Mexico and, a company that generates content for any type of platform and any business model, was previously a Director as such, is in charge of the Content Distribution division of the distribution of Pay TV channels. and the Acquisitions division. As Director, she has relaunched 2 channels and created 2 new ones, which transmit exclusive and original productions; He has changed the brands and the business model for the distribution of content and is part of the team of Benjamín Salinas, who is the new CEO of this Mexican company.
Previously, she was the Director of TVC Networks, where she was in charge of the programming and production of 6 exclusive channels for the Association of Cable Companies of Mexico. She has also been Coordinator of Special Projects for the Channel of the Mexican Congress, Director of Analysis for the open channel Canal Once, Director of Information for the University of Guadalajara and Founder of Journalism and Television B.A. study program in that institution.
She has a B.A. in Information Sciences from the CEU San Pablo University of Valencia in Spain and a Master's Degree in Communication from the Ibero-American University of Mexico, Santa Fe Campus. She is the author of three books, as well as several articles, articles and essays on the world of television.
Figs Jackman is Head of Global Development at Spring Films, the twice Oscar nominated, Emmy, BAFTA, Peabody, Grierson and RTS award winning production company. www.springfilms.tv
Recent projects include: the Emmy, RTS, and Peabody winning Night Will Fall; the 2017 Emmy nominated Into the Inferno Directed by Werner Herzog for Netflix and Meeting Gorbachev directed by Werner Herzog and Andre Singer.
As a Producer, recent film work includes: Netflix"s City 40 which was nominated for an Emmy at the 2017 awards; the award-winning They Will Have to Kill Us First; the critically acclaimed Joshua Oppenheimer Exec Produced A Mother Brings Her Son to be Shot.
2019 sees the release of Cool Daddio: The Second Youth of R Stevie Moore which Figs Exec Produced.
CEO and co-founder of Nibo, a technology company that is revolutionizing the way accountants meet their obligations, relate to their customers and run their business. Gabriel began his career at McKinsey & Co, advising Latin America's largest companies in defining their strategies, mergers and acquisitions and operational improvements. Before being an entrepreneur, he worked as CFO for the Brazilian operations of multinationals like the Hamon Group and Beneteau Group.
I founded Apptite in 2016 with my partners Roberto Kanitz and Marcelo Monteiro, and I have been leading the company as its CEO ever since. I started being an entrepreneurs 6 years go, when I still worked as a multinational executive, until I left and dedicated 100% of my time to the business. Apptite is the 3rd startup I have built from scratch and for which I am passionate about. My last position in the corporate market was as Head of Planning and Market Intelligence for Telefonica for all of Latin America. I have also worked as a business consultant at AC Nielsen in Europe and as a Business Developer at Vivo in Brazil. I am an economist with a degree from Insper, an MBA in Marketing from EADA and executive training at IESE in Barcelona.
Director, actor, producer... many were the feats of Fraga for the Brazilian arts, making him a very respected individual. The inspiring "Nós do Morro" Group (We From the Slums) is an example of a fully-accomplished portfolio. Guti is the art director and founder of this border-shattering project. He has acted in many films, telenovelas and drama series, as well as directed several theater plays. Fraga was president of Funarte (The National Arts Foundation) in 2013.
Guy Israeli, cofundador da Solomoto, é um multi-empreendedor responsável por várias iniciativas digitais e da internet na última década. Guy está envolvido com o mundo da tecnologia e digital em diversos mercados em desenvolvimento e já desenvolvidos, e se tornou especialista na criação de empreendimentos globais. Sua experiência vem do tempo em que atuou como CEO, desenvolvedor de negócios, investidor de capital de risco e consultor para as mais variadas iniciativas de empreendedorismo. Guy tem MBA da London Business School (Escola de Negócios de Londres), bacharelado em engenharia de sistemas da informação e frequentemente dá palestras em eventos e conferências ligados à alta tecnologia.
Hector Gusmão has a degree in Business Management from PUC-Rio, the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. He spent over five years in the finance department of MPX Energia. In 2010, Gusmão created his first startup and moved to Silicon Valley in 2014 to enhance his skills with initiatives which include accelerator Plug & Play, Google, among others.
In 2015, in Portugal, he noticed the impact of Fábrica de Startups (Startups Factory) acceleration process in the country, as well as in +500 startups and +2,000 entrepreneurs; that is when he negotiated its coming to Rio de Janeiro ? a place in which he always wanted to create a means to diffuse entrepreneurship and innovation. Fábrica de Startups develops innovation for big companies through startups. The company now has the greatest entrepreneur ecosystem of Rio de Janeiro, with 3,700m² (almost 40,000ft²), which will harbor 130 startups per year, 10 major companies and over 550 entrepreneurs a day.
Henrique Olifiers e CEO da renomada Bossa Studios em Londres, criadores de games como Surgeon Simulator, I Am Bread e Worlds Adrift. Em tres decadas de carreira, Olifiers e reconhecido como um lider em inovacao de conteudo e tecnologia em entretenimento, com vasta experiencia em plataformas como VR, AR, Cloud Computing e Inteligencia Artificial. Atualmente engajado com User Generated Content (UGC), Olifiers e seu time estao forjando o futuro da co-criacao de conteudo interativo.
Director of Special Events and Co-Productions, RecordTV
With over a decade?s experience working in TV, Hiran Silveira was a teledrama director for RecordTV for eight years. He led the creation of the new phase of the telenovela hub for the broadcaster in São Paulo, highlighted by the remake of ?A Escrava Isaura? (Slavegirl Isaura), which became a major hit. Two years later, RecordTV?s drama production was shifted from São Paulo to the Vargem Grande borough in Rio de Janeiro. At the state?s capital, Hiran Silveira was one of the key players in setting up operations for RecNov (Record Novelas) by hiring technicians, directors and a cast of over 200 actors and actresses for the production of telenovelas, series and limited series ? which would eventually become a successful quality alternative for Brazilian TV. He ended up directing 20 telenovelas, four Biblical limited series and two ongoing series. Hiran Silveira worked on RecNov until 2012. Back in São Paulo, he currently is a director of special events and co-productions for Record ? with titles such as drama series Conselho Tutelar, Sem Volta and Terrores Urbanos under his belt.
Israel Talpaz is a Co-Founder and CEO of SeeTree. He is also a former ranking official with over 30 years of experience in the defense sector. Israel is an expert in constructing and applying operations, technology and analytic processes to get to higher grounds. While active in the international arena, Israel ran complex campaigns in specialized domains of expertise, with respect to different cultures and environments. With his vast experience and technological background, Israel's mission is to make a mark in the next era of agricultural technology.
With a bachelor?s degree in the Visual Arts from the Federal University of Minas Gerais ? UFMG, Jimmy Leroy is current V.P. of Creation and Content for Nickelodeon Brazil. He began his career in expos and exhibits until shifting his focus to Design. As a graphic designer, he worked in many projects for magazines from Editora Abril, Editora Abril, Três Publicações, Revista MTV and Trip Editora.
He also worked with Motion Design, producing live-action and animated videos for production companies and advertising agencies in São Paulo. Jimmy then moved to the television market as a designer for channels TV Senac, Canal Brasil, ESPN, Band, Globo and MTV. He has been awarded several times at Bienal de Design Gráfico from ADG and Promax/BDA Latino Americano. He worked at ESPM/Miami Ad School as an Electronic Graphics Professor and as guest professor at ECA/USP. Prior to joining Viacom Networks Brazil, he was an Art Director at MTV Brazil from 1996 to 2003.
Filmmaker. Partner at Mar Films, founded in 2016 with Diane Maia. As a director, she was the winner of 2018 Critic?s Mostra de São Paulo award with her first fiction piece: ?Todas as Canções de Amor? (Listen to Me). She has also directed the documentaries ?Marias? (Marias) and ?A Imagem da Tolerância? (The Image of Tolerance). As a producer, Mariani has over 10 features under her belt, including ?O Cheiro do Ralo? (Drained) ? an acclaimed benchmark of Brazilian cinema.
João Carvalho (@Johny) is the CEO of Hands, Brazil's main mobile data and advertising company. Having worked in the mobile world for 12 years, Johny is also the co-founder of Pontomobi, a pioneer in the national mobile market that became the largest Mobile Marketing company in Latin America. In 2015, Pontomobi was acquired by the DAN Group - Dentsu Aegis Network. During the sale, Johny and his partner Sergio Percope, created Hands' spin-off, which belonged to the Pontomobi Group, becoming an independent operation.
In two years, Hands became the main Mobile Ads and Data company in Brazil, disseminating concepts like GeoBehavior and AppBehavior. In addition, they opened the company's range of activities to several new disciplines, using the understanding of users' behavior through the information collected by mobile devices, which was used as input for Media and Insight projects, as well as Surveys, Credit Analysis and Anti-fraud, among others.
Being a pioneer in mobile and IOT projects in Brazil, Johny has carried out several projects, where the use of smartphones allows for interaction with the physical world. The patent of the first smartphone integration system with vending machines in Brazil stands out.
Johny was President of the IAB Mobile Committee (Internet Advertising Bureau) in 2015 and is also a speaker and writer, having published several eBooks and articles for the main vertical markets, as well as market related events and the Morse Yearbook, which brings the market's main trends for 2019.
In the academic area, he teaches Mobile Marketing, Advertising and Digital Media at FGV. Recently, he started working as coordinator and pro bono professor of the Mobile and Big Data course, for under privileged young people, through a partnership with the Gerando Falcões NGO.
Director of the Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroinformatics Unit IDOR
Jorge Moll received his medical degree (1994) and trained in neurology at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), and obtained a PhD in experimental pathophysiology from São Paulo State University (USP). He conducted research in cognitive neuroscience of social behaviour and moral cognition, as well as clinical neuroimaging, at an independent private lab at Rede D"Or Hospital Network, in Rio de Janeiro, and as a research fellow at the National Institutes of Health (USA). He is a co-founder, previous president and current chairman of the D"Or Institute for Research and Education, a non-profit research institution in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and head of the Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroinformatics lab. He is also founder of the Scients Institute, a non-profit think tank in California and partner at VHM Ventures, a healthcare venture capital firm in the US. His research focuses on the investigation of the neural underpinnings of moral motivation and values, social rewards and their impairments in psychiatric disorders and focal brain lesions. His group is also involved in the development of novel real-time neuroimaging methods and their potential clinical applications.
Juan has been working in documentary distribution and production for over seven years and he is part of the Sideways Film team for the past two years. He has represented Sundance Films like ?Private Violence? or ?Cobain: Montage of Heck?. In the production side, he just produced and directed an award-winning documentary on e-waste called ?Blame Game? which sold to eight broadcasters internationally. Sideways Film has offices in London - headquarters - and Barcelona, where Juan is based.
Director, Producer and Founder of Preta Portê Films
Juliana Vicente ? director, producer and founder of Preta Portê Films. She holds a Filmmaking degree from FAAP and EICTV from Cuba; director of the short ?Cores e Botas? (Colors & Boots), screened worldwide in over 50 festivals. As guest director, she was part of the Berlinale Talents group (2015), at the Berlin Film Festival in the same year she received an awarded for co-producing ?A Terra e a Sombra? (Earth and Shadow) from the Cannes Film Festival. In 2016 she won the bidding process from Rumos Itaú Cultural for producing the film ?Diálogos com Ruth de Souza? (Dialogs with Ruth de Souza) ? currently in production; she is also developing the script for her first feature-length fiction film ?Cores de Maio? (Colors of May) ? after winning the bidding process from Doctoring da Spcine and participating in BrLab 2017. That same year, she released a documentary series ?Afronta!? (Outrage) together with Canal Futura channel; Vicente has also directed the 13th season of Lázaro Ramos? ?Espelho? (Mirror) ? currently on Canal Brasil.
Karen Castanho is a founder and partner of Biônica Filmes. She is responsible for the company?s financial management, project planning ? including co-production agreements, distribution and fundraising with major sponsors. Castanho has a degree in Business Management from DEA USP (Production Engineering, University of São Paulo). She began her career in the stock market and currently plays a key role at Biônica Filmes with her vast network of contacts and sponsors.
Kiko Ribeiro, is currently hired by FOX / National Geographic to handle the original content of Nat Geo Kids channel in co-productions of Kid´s fiction series Live Action, Animation and TV shows.
Created and directed the children and youth series "Brilhante Futebol Clube" exhibited on Netflix, Pakapaka (Argentina), TV Cultura, TV Brasil. The series tells the trajectory of 5 girls who want to set up a football team
Directed the "Bikini Revolution" Documentary, co-produced with the german-franco channel ARTE / ZDF and exhibited worldwide, celebrates 60 years of the bikini and was selected by IDFA (Amsterdam) Awards
General director of the TABU series - NatGeo
At MTV Brasil, made a career and in almost 10 years of work held several functions, among them Coordinator of the Promo department, Promo Producer creating and directing, besides being director of MTV's Mochilão program
For the Turner Group, was the general director of the TNT + Film project, a weekly television program with simultaneous operations in Mexico, Argentina and Brazil
Hired directly by the cosmetics company Natura, led a team of 15 people for 4 years, heading the Content Natura HUB where produced TV programs, social media projects and special projects for the company's various brands.
Post-doc researcher, has worked with the evolution of the brain in mammals and birds
Kleber Neves has a degree in Biomedicine and a PhD in Neurosciences from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). He researches brain and cognition evolution, complex networks and agent-based models (ABM). During his time researching, he has already ventured into scientific dissemination, education, events planning, games development and theater. He currently works with science reliability and validity as an associate researcher to the Brazilian Reproducibility Initiative (reprodutibilidade.bio.br).
A key figure in the international and Israeli TV arena for the past 15 years, Mr. Gal Raday currently serves as Chief Content Officer at the leading Israeli TV provider yes (?Fauda?, ?The Good Cop?, ?Your Honor?, ?On the Spectrum?). As CCO Mr. Gal Raday supervises all areas of content and creativity for both Satellite and OTT platforms. Gal-Raday served in several senior film and TV executive positions in Germany and Israel including: SVP International Co-Production at the European commercial broadcaster giant ProSiebenSat. 1. Heading the International Co- Production division Mr. Gal-Raday was responsible for scripted co-productions and non-scripted acquisitions, working closely with leading broadcasters, financiers and production companies in Europe and the U.S. Prior to that Mr. Gal Raday served as Head of Drama, Comedy, Documentary and Cinema at the major Israeli commercial broadcaster ?Reshet?; Head of the Screenwriting Department, Sam Spiegel Film & Television School, Jerusalem; Co-Founding MD, July-August Productions, one of Israel?s top-5 production companies. His producer and script editor credits include numerous award-wining and internationally acclaimed cinema and television titles among them - ?Sunset? - Venice IFF 2018; ?Son of Saul? - Oscar for best foreign film 2015; ?The Band?s Visit? - the most successful Israeli film to date worldwide ; ?The Champagne Spy?; ?Bilti Hafich (Irreversible) ; ?Ehad H?aam 101?; ?The 80?s? and many more. Mr. Gal Raday graduated his studies with outstanding distinction from the Sam Spiegel Film and TV School and won over 20 personal prizes and awards throughout his career.
Development Director, DreamWorks Animation Television
Kristin started her career in animation as an assistant in development at Nickelodeon. Throughout her career there, she worked on several projects in series development, including the recent hit show The Loud House and was the Creative Executive on 6 of the 12 animated shorts in 2014. In 2016, she moved over to NBCUniversal/DreamWorks TV and is helping build out their slate with original ideas, adaptations, and library IP. Kristin is continuously looking for new writers and artists to introduce to her team and work with in development. She is currently developing projects for both the preschool and 6-11 audience. She loves the creative environment of her job and loves working at DreamWorks Television Animation!
Leandro Silva is the founder of Rio Webfest, the biggest digital series festival of the southern hemisphere, and producer of São Paulo Webfest. He is also a History teacher and a Radio/TV graduate by the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. His short format 85 episodes comedy series Oposto do Sexo (The Opposite of Sex) accumulated over 1 million views on Youtube and was sold three times to France and Korea for SVOD plataforms. He is also the technical supervisor of Canal Curta!, a brazilian cable-tv specialized in documentaries.
Partner and founder of Urca Filmes, with over 20 years? experience as producer and director. An Engineer with a graduate degree in Management, Executive Production and Entertainment Rights, Edde is responsible for the production of several films and series. The feature films he worked on include ?Tropa de Elite 2 (Elite Squad 2), by José Padilha, ?O Filme da Minha Vida? (The Movie of My Life), by Selton Mello; ?Os Desafinados? (Slightly Out of Tune), by Walter Lima Jr; ?O Mamute Siberiano? (I am Cuba, The Siberian Mammoth), by Vicente Ferraz; ?O Engenho de Zé Lins? (Zé Lins? Mill), by Vladimir Carvalho; and series such as ?Equador?, based on the book by Miguel de Souza Tavares.
Leonardo is the current President of SICAV ? the Audiovisual Industry Union; representative of Brazil at FIPCA and former teacher at FGV ? Getúlio Vargas Foundation ? and at AIC ? The International Academy of Film. He?s a jury at the Banff World Media Festival and the International Emmy.
Edde has also taken the courses Creative Producers (Producer?s Guild of America);
and Compliance (Firjan/IEL).
Leonora González Jelincic is a chilean TV and Film Producer based in Santiago, Chile. Partner and content director of the Company PAROX, one of the most prolific production ventures in the country. Producing over 18 fictional and documentary series on the last 10 years. Among them international co-productions such as Héroes Invisibles (2019 / Chile and Finland), and Bichos Raros (2017 / Chile and Argentina) and the nationally acclaimed series Los Archivos del Cardenal, El Reemplazante, Gen Mishima.
Liisa Penttilä-Asikainen has worked as a producer since 2001 and founded Kaiho Republic in 2013. Penttilä-Asikainen has produced awarded short films, TV series, and feature films.
She has co-produced e.g. Lars Von Trier"s Dogville (2003), Peter Greenaway's Eisenstein in Guanajuato (2015) and Zaida Bergroth"s Maria"s Paradise (2019). Current tv-projects include drama series
Invisible Heroes (6 x 50´) and Reindeer Mafia (8 x 42´).
For a lengthy part of his career, he worked in strategic consulting in several markets like telecommunications, naval, plastic, SaaS and distance education. At Berkeley, he specialized in formatting new business models. In addition, he has dedicated his most recent years to OutField Consulting, with projects in traditional and electronic sports. In 2018 he became a partner of Team oNe, one of the leading electronic sports clubs in South America.
Lucas Prim is SumOne?s CEO, company that offers local businesses a marketing system, rendering services to over 2,000 customers across the country. He was a founder of Kimitachi, enterprise considered a global trend in 2013 by TrendWatching, and sold to the Trigo Group in 2014. He studied Administration and Civil Engineering at UFSC and ESAG, and worked with software development for over 15 years.
Luciana Eguti is executive producer and Partner at Birdo, studio founded with Paulo Muppet with 2 computers and a fax machine back in 2005. They now share the roles of producers and directors over a team of multitalented artists that include writers, designers, and animators.
Based on philosophy, advertising, marketing and innovation, in the 2000s, influenced by names like Pierre Lévy, Chris Anderson and Alain de Botton, among others, he decided to throw himself deep in the technology universe. Hence, he started a long research and investigation effort on the new web formats and network dynamics.
Creator of the first 100% blockchain written from scratch in Latin America, winner of three disruptive innovation awards, and with a sound and experienced team made up of people holding master's, doctorates and post-doctorates in computational mathematics, economics, philosophy, sociology, game theory, neuroscience and computer science, among others - Rhizom is the market networks ecosystem, a new blockchain in relation to different new native internet platforms for data and values. He works with the Blockchain-as-a-Service business model, payment arrangement and compliance with international regulations.
He has 25 years' experience in: Marketing, Innovation, Business Plan, Financial Services, Business Development and Business Architecture, Digital and Retail Business Transformation. He has market experience in: finance, creative economy, food industry and humanitarian projects.
Luís Urbano is a Portuguese producer who started out as a cultural programmer working across theatre, music, video and cinema. He founded the cultural production co-operative Curtas Metragens, CRL, the organisation behind Portugal"s prestigious Vila do Conde International Short Film Festival. He was one of the festival"s directors and spearheaded the Portuguese short film agency.
In 2005 he joined Sandro Aguilar as partner in O Som e a Fúria, a Lisbon based film production company. Since then, he has produced more than 20 feature films. He produced all films by the aclamed directors Miguel Gomes (Our Beloved Month of August - Director Fortnight, Cannes 2008; Tabu - Alfred Bauer Award, Berlinale 2012 ; Arabian Nights - Director Fortnight, Cannes 2015), João Nicolau (The Sword and the Rose - Venice 2010; John From - Seville IFF 2015) and Sandro Aguilar (Mariphasa - Berlinale Forum 2018 ; Uprise - Locarno 2008). He produced the last 2 films by the master Manoel de Oliveira, Gebo and the Shadow (Venice 2012) and The old man of Belém (Venice 2014). Regularly is also working with portuguese Ivo M. Ferreira (Empire Hotek and Letters From War - Berlinale competition 2016).
Recently, he co-produced Zama, the come back of Lucrecia Martel (Venice 2017, Toronto and New York International Film Festival), An Yellow Animal, by Felipe Bragança (post-production)
Currently he's working in 4 international coproductions: Laís Bodanzky feature film "Pedro"; Ira Sachs feature film "Frankie"; Gonçalo Waddington first feature Patrick ; and João Nicolau Technonoboss.
Manoel Lemos is partner-director of Redpoint eventures, the first Venture Capital fund in Brazil, which was created in partnership with Silicon Valley companies. Manoel founded Fazedores.com and was also director of Digital Medias for Abril Media. He was co-founder of WebCo, the first Brazilian company specialized in Web 2.0 product development ? and responsible for the development of companies such as Blogblogs, Hypercom Brazil, a subsidiary of Hypercom Corporation in the USA.
Founding Partner and Attorney / Natacci Lucci Advogados
Lawyer, Mackenzie University, 1993
Specialist " culture, media and entertainment
Working with entertainment since 1994
Worked for 10 years in the office responsible for creating the "Normative Resolution" " geared towards foreign artists and professional sportsmen and women
Teacher of Entertainment Law at FGV " (Getúlio Vargas Foundation)
Teacher of courses on Event Production
Attorney, diplomat, speaker and Brazilian politician
Marcelo Calero Faria Garcia, born in Rio de Janeiro, at the São Francisco da Penitência hospital, Tijuca borough, July 7th, 1982. Son to Maria Teresa, teacher; and to Raul, engineer. Middle-class family. From an early age, I learned the values of work and honesty. I went to Colégio Marista São José and, later, to Colégio Santo Inácio, a catholic school which played a key role in shaping my character. I graduated from Law School in 2004 " Rio de Janeiro State University " UERJ. I"m currently taking my Master"s in Political Sciences at IESP/UERJ " the Social and Political Studies Institute from the State University of Rio de Janeiro.
I am a lawyer, a diplomat, a public speaker and a Brazilian politician. I joined the Popular Socialist Party (PPS) in March 2018. I was elected federal deputy with 50,533 votes in the 2018 elections. In 2016 I was appointed Minister of Culture of the government of Michel Temer " and I stayed in office for a little over 6 months. I left my position after reporting intimidatory behavior yielding strong pressure to review a technical statement which was unfavorable to personal interests of then-chief minister of the Secretary of Government, Geddel Vieria Lima.
I began my professional career as an intern for mobile and technology multinational Nokia, which hired me full time after I graduated. Later, I passed the test for CVM " The Securities and Exchange Commission of Brazil, where I acted as an executive agent in 2006. I then was approved to work for Petrobras (2006-2007). Even though I had to split my time between work and school, in 2007 I ranked 5th in the admissions test for the Rio Branco Institute (IRBr) " considered by many one of the most difficult institute tests to pass. Thus, I achieved my dream of becoming a diplomat. After graduating from the course in Brasília, I was assigned to the Itamaraty Department of Energy; eventually I started working for the Brazilian Embassy in Mexico.
In 2013, after being appointed by an ambassador whom I worked with, I was directed to work on Rio de Janeiro"s Mayor"s Office as deputy-coordinator of International Relations. Some of my doings included organizing the 2013"s World Youth Day " highlighted by Pope Francis" first international trip as pope.
I was invited by the mayor to take over the Rio 450 Committee, a municipal-management brand to organize the celebrations for the city"s 450th anniversary. The schedule contained over 600 celebratory events. It was at that time that I created the Museums" Passport, a document which gave the people special discounts and even free admissions to over 40 available events in the city.
I was then invited to oversee the Municipal Secretary of Culture (2015). I left my position at the Mayor"s Office for the Secretary of Culture of the Ministry of Education " but prior to that, the Ministry of Culture was re-instated, and the branch recovered its ministry status.
A native from Rio de Janeiro, she began her career in 1991 working as an intern for Fluminense FM Station (94.9 FM ? Niterói).
She was soon invited to become a member of Cidade Station team as a producer and music planner.
A natural for communication skills and engagement with the artistic scene, she has also worked for several major labels such as Universal and Sony Music as a marketing campaign supervisor.
With all that under her belt, she then returned to music programming for the Radio Globo System, where she worked for 5 years in stations such as RadioClick, Globo FM and 98 FM.
She has been a part of the SulAmérica Paradiso Station (95.7 FM) team since 2006, and, for over a decade, has worked as artistic manager for the station ? the second most popular radio station in Rio de Janeiro among adult listeners.
President of Movioca Content House, an audiovisual production company for digital content, TV and filmmaking. Yatsuda is a member of the Bravi Federal Council. He holds a degree in Applied and Computer Mathematics from Unicamp; he has several degrees in Management, Executive Production, Leadership and People Management. He was a co-founder and president of Kaizen, an integrating TI company where he worked from 1996 to 2012. Kaizen was purchased in 2010 by Chilean Sonda IT, the largest Latin American IT company. With vast experience in international business, he is responsible for the management of Movioca and acts as executive producer in some of the company?s projects such as ?O Segredo de Davi? (David?s Secret), ?Drag Me as a Queen?, among others.
With a degree in engineering and founder of Gibraltar, one of the first e-commerce portals in the country. He was the CEO of Arremate.com for four years and is currently a investing-partner of several companies. Among them, AktuellMix, one of the largest Live Marketing agencies in the country, and DrSintomas, which he co-founded. He currently works in the USA for a technology solutions holding (Vivi Holdings), which has a good part of their operations in Brazil.
Co-founder and CEO of Supermarket Now, the largest online supermarket platform reaching over 1,000 neighborhoods in São Paulo, Alphaville and the metropolitan region. He holds a degree in Business Administration from PUC-Paraná and an MBA in Strategic Business Management by FGV. He takes innovation to the supermarket sector with an on-line platform that increases the physical stores' action range fivefold.
Founder of Morena Filmes in 1975 and Atitude Produções in 2001. Mariza Leão is responsible for producing blockbusters which have sold over 15 million tickets over the past 5 years, such as ?De Pernas Pro Ar 1 e 2? (Upside Down 1 and 2) - (2010 and 2012), directed by Roberto Santucci; ?Meu Passado Me Condena 1 e 2? (My Past Condemns Me 1 and 2) - (2013/2015), directed by Julia Rezende and ?Meu Nome Não é Johnny? (My Name Ain?t Johnny) - (2008), directed by Mauro Lima. Throughout her career, she produced noteworthy films such as ?Guerra de Canudos? (The Battle of Canudos) - (1997), ?Lamarca? (Lamarca) - (1994), ?O Homem da Capa Preta? (The Man in the Black Cape) - (1986), directed by Sergio Rezende; ?Nunca Fomos Tão Felizes? (Happier Than Ever) - (1984), directed by Murilo Sales, ?Ponte Aérea? (Air Bridge), directed by Julia Rezende, ?Apenas o Fim? (That?s It), directed by Matheus Souza, among others.
She?s also responsible for critically-acclaimed features in 2017 - "Um Tio Quase Perfeito", (An Almost Perfect Uncle), directed by Pedro Antônio, and in 2018 - "Como é Cruel Viver Assim", directed by Julia Rezende, and "O Paciente, o Caso Tancredo Neves", (The Patient ? The Tancredo Neves Case), by Sergio Rezende. She is currently supervising the pre-production of "Depois a Louca Sou Eu" and is preparing the big mainstream release of the year: "De Pernas Pro Ar 3" (Upside Down 3) also by Julia Rezende.
Mauricio Kotait is the Senior V.P. of Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Americas - Brazil. Kotait is very experienced in the media sector, especially in Ad Sales. Before joining Viacom Brazil, he worked for 14 years at Sony Pictures Television International ? the latter 7 years as Ad Sales V.P., when he was responsible for directing the Ad Sales department, Trade MKT, commercial operations and research.
He also worked in sales in other media companies prior to that ? such as Terra Networks, Turner International, Globosat and IG.
Kotait has a degree in Business Administration and General Management from PUC ? the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo and an MBA in Marketing from ESPM ? the Superior School of Advertising and Marketing.
Garcia has been in TV programming and production for 40 years. He?s a permanent member on the Superior Cinema Council; current CEO of BRAVI ? Brazilian Association for Independent TV Productions; Programming Director for São Paulo?s TV Cultura; Especial Projects Director from 2005 to 2010; Creator and Content Director of TV Rátimbum, the very first cable-TV kid?s channel from Brazil. CEO of TVE Brasil and MEC Radio from 1998 to 2001; President of the Brazilian Association for Education and Cultural Public Broadcasters in 1999 and 2000.
Commissioning Editor, Popular Factual and Documentaries, BBC
Max is Commissioning Editor across documentaries and popular factual for the BBC. He joined in October 2018 from BBC Three where he was Executive Editor for three years, helping devise the digital strategy for the channel. He Exec?d numerous titles including Queer Britain, Britain?s Teenage Drugs Runners, Diabulimia: The World?s Most Dangerous Eating Disorder, the BAFTA-nominated Britain?s Forgotten Men and George Shelley: Learning to Grieve. Prior to that, Max was Head of Development at VICE and directed the feature doc Chemsex which premiered at the London Film Festival and was shortlisted for Grierson and BIFA awards.
Max Oliveras is a sales executive with more than 20 years of experience in the international distribution of film and television content. Currently serving as the Vice President at Attraction Distribution in Montreal, his main focus is the exploitation and monetization of Attraction's growing list of film and television titles, as well as sourcing new content from producers all over the world.
Michael Rolph, co-founder and CEO of Yoyo, started his career at Barclaycard, First Data and PayPal. Prior to founding Yoyo, he was a founding member and Director at Anthemis Group, the specialist FinTech advisory and investment firm. During this time he advised multiple start-ups like Azimo and The Currency Cloud in their early stages as well as established players like Vocalink, Skrill and the Banks on digital innovation, investment and M&A.
Mexican resident in Mexico City with 20 years of experience in tv programming, is responsible of pay tv acquisitions for a general entertainment channel: 52MX, covering Mexico and Hispanic US, and three movie channels: Cinelatino, dedicated to the best contemporary films in Spanish language, covering the whole American continent except Brazil; Multipremier, dedicated to comedy and drama, specially the romantic subgenre, covering Latin America except Brazil; MC, dedicated to action, suspense and horror, covering just Mexico.
Michelle Goldfine is currently the Manager of Global Scripted Series at Kew Media. Prior to that, she worked in Global Scripted Television at eOne. She has worked at various other entertainment companies such as Fake Empire and WME.
Miguel Santos the founder and CEO of Technisys (technisys.com), the digital banking venture backed company. Technisys offers an Omni-Channel software platform that help banks to increase sales, differentiate through customer experience and be efficient, and a Core Banking solution for the bank of the digital age. The company has installed offices in US, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia, Chile, Uruguay and Argentina, serving banks such as ATB, Banco Falabella, Banco Macro, Banco Original, BrightSide, BROU, BSCH, Citibank, GlobalBank, Hipotecario, Itau, HSBC, Patagonia and Veloe. Technisys is backed by top-tier investors such us Alta Ventures, KaszeK, Oria and Endeavor Catalyst. The Endeavor Entrepreneur is also angel investor in fintech, security and crypto.
Nelson Akira Sato, began his career in 1981 as a video-store owner. In 1985 he founded Brazil Home Video, a Homevideo distributor, one of the pioneers in Brazilian market. In 1989 he started TV business. Named now SATO COMPANY and it brought countless successes like Cybercop, Ultraman and others influencing generations. In 1991 started Theatrical Distribution with AKIRA and licensing of Merchandising. In the last few years released: Naruto, Dr. Hollywood, Dog whisperer, Spartacus, Chiquititas, Hello Kitty, Ronaldinho Gaucho, among others. In 2011 became the 1st. Netflix aggregator in Latin America. Since then has expanded its operations in OTT market, currently working with: NOW, PLAYKIDS, TIMKIDS, CLARO VIDEO, ITUNES. Represents Lionsgate on FREE TV.
Olivier Dumont is the President of the Family and Brands division at Entertainment One. He oversees all the commercial and creative activities of Entertainment One"s combined kid, family and licensing operations including development, production, sales, licensing and merchandising and is responsible for developing properties into global TV, Home Entertainment, New Media and Licensing & Merchandising brands. Key brands include hit properties "Peppa Pig", "PJ Masks" and "Ben and Holly"s Little Kingdom".
Dumont supervises all Entertainment One Family and Brands teams currently based in Canada, UK, USA, Australia, Brazil, China and Hong Kong.
Prior to joining Entertainment One, Olivier Dumont served as MD of TV Loonland overseeing all creative and commercial activities including sourcing and development of kids and family entertainment properties. He had previously been MD of SIP Animation where he was responsible for development, financing, production and distribution of animated series.
His career in the television and kids programming began in 1993 when he joined Europe Images International " a major distributor of live action, documentary and animation programming. He also worked at French broadcaster Canal J where he was responsible for acquisitions and co-productions and oversaw the complete revamping of the broadcaster"s line-up in terms of programming genre and programming scheduling.
Dumont studied French and Anglo American law at the Université Paris X Nanterre and intellectual property law at Université Panthéon Assas (Paris II).
Oren Jacoby is a filmmaker, writer and founder of Storyville Films. He has produced and directed over 30 films that have been distributed in theatres, on major broadcast or cable TV networks and streaming platforms. His film, Shadowman (Amazon Prime) premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2017. Sister Rose"s Passion (HBO Films) won the Best Documentary Short Film Award at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2004 and was nominated for an Academy Award. His theatrical adaptation of Ralph Ellison"s Invisible Man won the Joseph Jefferson Award in 2013 for best new play adaptation. His new film Reinventing Broadway will be released in 2019.
Artistic Content Consultant for favelas and and low-income neighborhoods
Actor, cultural manager, researcher, artistic content consultant " especially those regarding creative development in favelas (slums) and low-income neighborhoods (the new centers) of Brazil. He works in the creative industry, the entertainment industry and in the voluntary sector. He went to "O Tablado" drama school. He holds a degree in Speech Therapy from UNESA, is a voice specialist from INVZ, and holds the title of "Quebradeiro Master" from Quebradas University at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). Ramoz is also a graduate student (lato sensu) of Contemporary Cultural Management for Itaú Cultural and the Singularities Institute of São Paulo. He is the Director of Trilhos Artistic Productions and provides services for Globo TV and Itaú Cultural.
Marketing professional for 25 years, specializing in CRM and MKT Database, having been responsible for pioneering loyalty projects in the country like Smiles, Iguatemi Presente, Shell Premium Card and BarraShopping. Founding partner of Guru CRM, company that has been helping dozens of retail chains transform their database into a source of information and knowledge, capable of generating sales, promoting brand differentiation and building relationships with consumers.
Head of Content and Programming, Gloob and Gloobinho
Senior TV and entertainment executive for over 23 years, Paula Taborda dos Guaranys is the creative mind behind Globo Group"s kids content hub, with channels Gloob and Gloobinho. With extensive experience on children"s content, Paula launched Gloob in 2012 and preschool recent venture, Gloobinho, in 2017. As Head of Content & Programming, Paula is in charge of the channels" original and international production and coproduction. She also manages deal-making partnerships, programming strategy and content sales. Under her leadership, Gloob has experienced remarkable growth in ratings since its debut, becoming the 3rd biggest Pay TV channel amongst Brazilian kids in less than 5 years of existence. Taborda dos Guaranys has also contributed with her work in channels such as Multishow, Bis and Off, having taken anactive part in the conception and launch of the latter; TV Globo; Canal Futura; TV Brasil and RioFilm, besides acting as a consultant on projects such as the Brazilian Kids Film Festival, and as jury member on festivals and awards like Banff World Media, Anima Mundi and International Emmy Awards. In 2017, Paula was granted the World Screen Kids Trendsetter Award, which recognized her as one of the prominent voices in international children"s content.
An advertiser, graduated by ECO - UFRJ, he worked for 5 years as Executive Producer of the Multishow channel and since 2002 he has been the CEO of NBCUniversal Networks International Brazil, a joint Venture between Globosat and NBCUniversal Networks (Universal TV channel SYFY and Studio Universal) .
Pedro Antonio is a director, screenwriter and producer for film and TV. He holds a degree in theater arts from UNIRIO and also a Bachelor?s degree in Communication from PUC-RJ. His resumé includes 6 feature-length films (some still in production) as well as TV shows playing on channels such as TV Globo, Multishow and Record. His silver screen premiere took place in 2016 with feature film TÔ RYCA (I?m Rich - Glaz Entertainment), with over 1,2 million tickets sold. The sequel, TÔ RYCA 2 (I?m Rich 2), is in the latter stages of post-production. He also directed the following feature films: ALTAS EXPECTATIVAS (High Expectations - Globo Filmes/ Vitrine / Telecine) and UM TIO QUASE PERFEITO (An Almost Perfect Uncle - Morena Filmes / Globo Filmes), both in 2017;
UMA PITADA DE SORTE (A Bit of Luck - Downtown/ Globo Filmes/ Melodrama) and OS SALAFRÁRIOS (The Scoundrels - Glaz Entretenimento/ Downtown), have completed production and are slated to be released sometime 2019. Antonio i salso responsible for
directing TV series such as Ferdinando Show - The Game, with Marcus Majella; Prêmio Multishow de Humor (Multishow Comedy Awards - 6 seasons); Sem Análise, with Tatá Werneck (No Analysis); 220 Volts with Paulo Gustavo (220 Volts - 5 seasons); among others.
Pierre Schurmann is a serial entrepreneur with 4 exits in his track record. He is currently the founder and CEO of Bossa Nova Investimentos, the most active Venture Capital company in Latin America, with over 350 investments in its portfolio.
Plínio Targa holds a Master?s degree in Production Engineering from USP/São Carlos University. He has worked as scientific researcher and college professor; software industry (SAP), consumer (BAT) and consulting (Axia/EY) executive. Co-founder of Axia Value Chain in 2003, a management consultancy company incorporated by EY in 2012 ? where he remained a partner until 2016. Afterwards, Targa left to fully dedicate himself to Braincare, a Brazilian startup in the health sector. Plínio Targa is the company?s CEO.
Rebecca is a Senior Digital Analytics Executive at Accenture's Rio de Janeiro office. She has a PhD and Master's from FGV, both focused on data analysis themes.
She has 20 years' experience in analytical solutions. She works in several industries in the design and development of analytics/big data projects. She manages and leads teams of data scientists and business managers.
She was born in Recife (state of Pernambuco), but came to Rio when she was 20, falling in love with the city and her husband. She is the mother of Isadora and Theo, and is fascinated by data and its power to transform the world.
Guaraná holds both undergraduate and graduate degrees in Marketing.
She has been the director for Rock in Rio Partnerships department since 2014, in charge of obtaining sponsorships, broadcasting rights sales and festival-brand product licensing.
She oversees the brand interface and its management, with over 70 festival-related brands " sponsors, supporters, media partners, stores etc. as well as outlining the strategies for obtaining sponsorships and establishing the properties of each contract according to the commercialized shares.
Prior to joining Rock in Rio, she spent over 25 years in corporate departments such as Communication, Marketing, Sales and Customer Service " for both national and international companies: Senac, Intelig Telecom, Globo Cabo, IBM and Xerox; another 16 years were dedicated to team leadership in the same aforementioned departments, managing personnel and organizing teams.
René Veilleux is the CEO and Founder of Verité Entertainment where he is spearheading production and development on a variety of projects in film, television, animation and new media. He has worked in all aspects of production for numerous companies including: DreamWorks, Warner Brothers, Frederator Studios, Mattel Creations, Nickelodeon, Amazon Studios, and PBS. René also works as a Voice and Casting Director for a number of animation projects including: DC Nation, Hot Wheels, Monster High, Enchantimals, and Subway Surfers, among others, as well as a number of video games such as, Payday 2, The Elder Scrolls Online, and Overkill's The Walking Dead.
An advertiser, graduated by ECO - UFRJ, he worked for 5 years as Executive Producer of the Multishow channel and since 2002 he has been the CEO of NBCUniversal Networks International Brazil, a joint Venture between Globosat and NBCUniversal Networks (Universal TV channel SYFY and Studio Universal).
Mexican resident in Mexico City with 20 years of experience in tv programming, is responsible of pay tv acquisitions for a general entertainment channel: 52MX, covering Mexico and Hispanic US, and three movie channels: Cinelatino, dedicated to the best contemporary films in Spanish language, covering the whole American continent except Brazil; Multipremier, dedicated to comedy and drama, specially the romantic subgenre, covering Latin America except Brazil; MC, dedicated to action, suspense and horror, covering just Mexico.
Ricardo de Oliveira Souza, 62, is a Rio de Janeiro native, M.D. from the School of Medicine and Surgery with a Neurology degree from Charles Esbérard, Abraham Akerman, and Nunjo Finkel. He went to the School of Medicine and Surgery in 1982 and today is an Adjunct Professor in the same establishment. Professor Omar da Rosa Santos is his mentor. He is a senior researcher for the D"Or Research and Education Institute. His research covers neurology and neuropsychiatry of social and moral behavior, the organization of human motor and sensory systems, and the neural bases for conciseness, stupor and coma.
Ricardo Penzin has worked at Silicon Valley on several occasions, being a supporter of the drafting of the Brazilian innovation incentive laws. A mentor, national and international business developer and networker. He has a lot of experience in projects aimed at increasing industrial competitiveness through innovation. Ricardo is an enthusiast, focused on solving problems and making the world a better place. Former head of innovation at the Euvaldo Lodi Institute for the São Paulo region, today he works as business developer of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies for Brazil. He has a Business and Administration degree and an MBA in Strategic Innovation by HSM.
M.D. from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ -1972), PhD from UFRJ"s Carlos Chagas Filho Biophysics Institute (1973 and 1978), post-doc from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1979-1982). Full professor at UFRJ Biomedical Sciences Institute and researcher for IDOR " D"Or Research and Education Institute. Full member of the Brazilian Sciences Academy, 1A CNPq Researcher, founder and General Manager of the National Science Education Network.
Local Productions Director, Brazil, Fox|Warner Distribution
Rodrigo has a bachelor?s degree in Economics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and post-graduations in Film Business, from Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV), and Entertainment Law, from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ). After 3 years as a financial consultant at Worldinvest advisory, entered Total Entertainment in 2004 as a financial manager. In 2006 began as an independent consultant, developing business plans for projects and companies in the audiovisual industry. In 2011, throughout Investimage Asset Management, developed valuations and business plans for companies in the audiovisual industry and structured the Funcine Investimage 1 fund. In 2012 joined RioFilme (Rio de Janeiro Film Company), managing the investments for Funcine Rio 1 fund, for film productions and companies, creating and managing investment mechanisms for Film and TV projects and creating audiovisual economic development public policies. In 2015 joined Spcine (São Paulo Film Company), developing the company strategic plan and creating and managing investment mechanisms for Film projects. In 2016 joined Panorâmica Production Company, as the Business Development Director, acting in the company strategic planning, in the creation of the film department and in the TV commercial department. In 2018 joined Fox/Warner as the Head of Local Productions.
Rodrigo Stoqui holds a degree in Public Relations, a postgraduate in Business Administration from FGV and is currently doing an MBA in Management and Market Intelligence at Saint Paul. He has worked in the digital payment market for over four years (product and business development) and today, he is in charge of Pipedrive's operations in Brazil, as the country manager.
Pipedrive is a sales management tool designed to help small and medium-sized businesses (SMB's) in easily and objectively managing long and complex sales processes, delivering maximum results.
Senior Director of Content Distribution, Viacom International Media Networks Americas - Brasil
Rogério Francis is a Senior Director of Content Distribution for Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Americas - Brazil.
Francis has been in the business for over 2 decades, spent 5 years at Net Brasil S/A. He has been with Viacom Brazil for 17 years now. He holds a un undergraduate in Business Management from PUC São Paulo (Pontifical Catholic University), and graduate degrees from FGV and SSJ.
Sabrina Fidalgo is an award-winning producer from Rio de Janeiro. Her movies have already been shown in over 300 Brazilian and international festivals in cities such as Los Angeles and New York (USA), Tegucigalpa (Honduras), Mexico City (Mexico), Buenos Aires and Cordoba (Argentina), Tokyo (Japan), Praia (Cape Verde), Accra (Ghana), Maputo e Cape Delgado (Mozambique), Berlin e Munich (Germany), among others.
In March 2018 she ranked 8th in Bustle Magazine?s ?Top 36 Directors Changing Paradigms in their Native Countries? list. She went to Film and TV School in Munich, Germany, and took a graduate course in screenwriting at the University of Cordoba, Spain. Her short films include "Sonar 2006 - Special Report" (2006), "Das Gesetz des Staerkeren" (2007), "Black Berlin" (2009), "Cinema Mudo" (2012) and "Personal Vivator? (2014) and the documentary ?Rio Encantado" (2014), as well as a number of music videos.
In 2016 she was guest director at the Usina Criativa de Cinema initiative (The Creative Film Factory), promoted by the Audiovisual Branch of the Zona da Mata from the State of Minas Gerais together with the Energisa Group. That was when she concluded her most recent work, the medium-length film ?Rainha? (Queen ? 2016) ? which made the IFFR (International Film Festival Rotterdam) shortlist on their ?Perspectives? exhibit. The movie won 13 awards, including Best Film by the Popular Jury at the 26th International Short Film Festival of Rio de Janeiro ? Curta Cinema. She was one of five directors included in the F.A.M.A 2018 Fund ? the AVON Women?sAudiovisual Fund ? and, as such, will wrap up production of her first feature-length film: ?Cidade do Funk? (Funk City), a documentary on the story of Funk music in Rio de Janeiro.
Co-founder and CEO of ELO COMPANY - Brazilian media company (audiovisual production/distribution). From development to sales, the one stop shop for Brazilian content with global reach founded in 2005.
ELO accounts for more than 200 titles sold both locally and globally, including the Oscar nominee for Best Animated Feature "Boy and The World" (licensed to over 100 territories); "Marina Abramovic in Brazil: The Space in Between" (first Vimeo Original from Latin America / more than 20th tickets sold in Brazil); and local blockbusters like "S.O.S: Women to the Sea 2", with more than 1.5 million tickets sold.
As a pioneer in digital entertainment, ELO is betting on innovation and multiplatform distribution, and is now present in over 20 platforms all over the world (original contents and catalogue). ELO"s Development and Production department is focused on challenging productions and global reach content.
One of the fastest growing companies at the Brazilian audiovisual market and with a fresh and creative team, Elo Company business units compromise:
- Development and Production
- Theatrical Distribution
- Sales Video on Demand & Digital
Sarah Legg-Barratt joined the BBC in 2004 after managing the A&R department of influential record label Good Looking Records. She has worked extensively for BBC Children"s during her time at the broadcaster in a wide range of roles. Following a brief stint in BBC Factual, she decided she much preferred the wonderful world of children"s television and returned to CBeebies Acquisitions and Animation department in 2011. She has worked on many of the channel"s popular animations including Peter Rabbit, Messy Goes to OKIDO, Pablo, School of Roars, Raa Raa the Noisy Lion and Postman Pat.
Co-Founder and Director, Instituto de Tecnologia e Sociedade - ITS Rio
Co-founder and director of the ITS ? Technology and Society Institute. Master and PhD in Civil Law from Rio de Janeiro?s State University ? UERJ. Guest professor at the University of Montréal. Intellectual property specialist from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro - PUC-Rio. Graduate degree in documentary filmmaking from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation ? FGV. Bachelor?s degree in Law from UERJ.
Sérgio Gomes da Silva is a Brazilian scientist and college professor. He was born in Itaperuna, in the State of Rio de Janeiro, and settled in the city of São Paulo, where he obtained a PhD in Neurology and Neurosciences at UNIFESP (Federal University of São Paulo). His works investigate healthy-lifestyle habits effects on the brain, such as practicing regular physical activities.
Sacchi has over 20 years? experience in advertising, retail, logistics, media and specially Internet. He has worked in competitive corporations and launched startups for investors and entrepreneurs. His specialty is forming and leading high-performance teams. His resumé includes Y&R Group, Zip.Net, Boo-Box and Futebol Sites. He is a co-founder and CEO of Torcedores.com, a sports collaborative-content online platform that reaches over 9 million users in Brazil.
An executive for the entertainment market for over 20 years. Current Production Manager for Globo Filmes, in charge of supervising the development and production of films, documentaries, series and telefilms coproduced by the company; Twice nominated for the International Emmy Award, her projects have been given accolades and achieved commercial success.
She has a degree in Advertising from ECA-USP, and an MBA from Ibmec. She also holds a graduate degree in Filmmaking from the New York Film Academy. Oliveira began her career as Promotion Supervisor and Press Agent for Columbia TriStar; then moved onto Customer Service Director for Espaço/Z and later Marketing/Commercial Manager for Conspiração Filmes. She was also the Marketing Manager for MovieMobz, the world?s first on-demand digital distributor.
Tarja Kylmä graduated from ELO Film School Finland in 2006 and has since worked as screenwriter (e.g. Hanna Maylett's "Sisters Apart", 2008), lecturer and story consultant for both documentaries and feature films.
Her recent work is the Finnish-Chilean co-production Invisible heroes, a drama series in six parts taking place during and after Pinochet's military coup in 1973.
Post-doc researcher and specialist in plasticity of the brain
Theo Marins is a neuroscientist. For his post-doc, he develops studies which clarify how the human brain changes daily in facing new experiences. His goal is to understand how a healthy brain works so that he can create brain rehabilitation technologies.
With a degree in Computer Engineering, Master's in Computer Science and an MBA in Business Management from PUC-RJ, Thoran Rodrigues has more than 20 years of experience in the technology market, having worked in research laboratories and companies of various types and sizes . In 2013, he created BigData Corp., which since its foundation has been leading the Big Data market in Brazil and Latin America, democratizing access to data spread over the internet and expanding possibilities for national and international companies.
Biologist with a Master"s in Psychobiology and PhD in Neurosciences, Bortolini uses behavioural, physiological and qualitative methods to investigate the neural and cognitive bases of social cognition and the human need for belonging to a group. His main focus is on pro-social behaviour and intergroup processes " using soccer fans as a model for a high-significance, natural group sense of belonging.
Director, founder of the Têm Dendê Produções group
Director, founder of the Têm Dendê Produções group; she works with concept, screenwriting and directing personal projects that showcase the identities and cultures of Brazilian peoples. Through her audiovisual trajectory, she presents the culture and identity of the Northeast Region culture from a new perspective, thus developing quality content that corresponds to the habits and demands from the public while also reaching the desired TV numbers for their clients.
Filmmaker and indigenist, Vincent Carelli founded and is the coordinator of Vídeo nas Aldeias (Village Videos, 1986-2019), a project which supports the struggle of indigenous peoples through audiovisual resources. In 2009, Carelli released Corumbiara: They Shoot Indians, Don?t They?, a feature film on the massacre of isolated Indians in the state of Rondônia ? the first in a developing trilogy of films that showcased his testimony on iconic cases of over 40 years of indigenism in Brazil. 2016?s Martyrdom (Martírio), the sequel to Corumbiara, tells the story of the genocide of the Guarani-Kaiowá, indigenous people from the state of Mato Grosso do Sul.
Vitor Morais de Andrade: Lawyer. Master and PhD in Law. Professor and Coordinator of the Undergraduate Course at the Faculty of Law of PUC SP, and Coordinator of the Extension Course in Digital Economy Law at PUC-SP. He has an extension course in Economics from FGV-SP and Negotiation and Leadership at the Harvard Law School. He has worked as General Coordinator of the National Department of Consumer Protection and Defense of the Ministry of Justice - DPDC/SDE/MJ and was the President of the Brazilian Association of Company-Customer Relations, ABRAREC. He is a consultant of the Brazilian Direct Marketing Association - ABEMD. He is an arbitrator of FIESP/CIESP's Mediation and Arbitration Chamber and a council member of the National Advertising Self-Regulation Council - CONAR. Partner at LTSA Advogados.
Vitor Peçanha is co-founder of Rock Content, Latin America's largest content marketing company. Peçanha has over 30,000 students in his digital courses and is the author of the best seller "Obrigado pelo Marketing" (Thank You for Marketing) and is also a mentor in startups acceleration programs, teaching mainly marketing and sales topics. He is also an international speaker.
Vítor is a Business Administrator, Endeavor Entrepreneur, CEO and founder of Contabilizei, the country's first and largest online accounting firm. Vítor has been leading the biggest innovation effort in the accounting industry in recent decades, by taking small business accounting to the digital world. Together with his team, Vitor has been internationally recognized, having his company chosen as one of the 10 most innovative companies in Latin America in 2017 by FastCompany. Currently, Vítor is leading over 200 accounting fanatics, who positively impact the lives of more than 10,000 entrepreneurs in the country.
Bachelor of Computer Science from the Federal University of São Carlos, specializations at the Getúlio Vargas Foundation and Hotman School of Management (University of Toronto), Wanderley Baccalá Jr was born in Araçatuba on 06/04/1974. He is married and father of two.
In November 2017, he was appointed General-Director of Globo.com, in charge of internet services and of several of Grupo Globo's digital platforms.
Baccalá has sound technology training, a deep view of the customer and capacity for innovation. Previously, he worked in the implementation of digital platforms at the BankBoston and at the Banco Original, where he acted as Executive Director, aggregating technology and business in its structure.
Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Globalgate Entertainment
William Pfeiffer is Executive Chairman & Co-Founder of Globalgate Entertainment, a partnership with Lionsgate and 10 other top film companies with whom Globalgate produces and finances local-language films in key countries around the world. Pfeiffer is also Senior Advisor to Lionsgate. Pfeiffer was CEO of Dragongate, a film financing and production company launched in 2012 with backing from Lionsgate. From 2008-2012, Pfeiffer was Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tiger Gate Entertainment, a partnership among Lionsgate, Saban Capital, and Pfeiffer, that launched a group of TV channels including KIX and Thrill. From 2001-2008, Pfeiffer was Founder and CEO of Celestial Pictures, a Chinese-language film production, distribution, and TV channel group. From 1992-2001, Pfeiffer was Sony Pictures? most senior executive in Asia where he conceived and launched their local-language film and TV production units and launched 20 TV channels, including AXN, Animax, and Sony Entertainment TV in India. Prior to that, Pfeiffer was The Walt Disney Studios? most senior executive in Asia where he also launched their local-language content production business. Pfeiffer has lived in Asia for thirty-three years. He studied at the University of Notre Dame and Sophia University (in Tokyo) as an undergraduate, and at Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He is a board member of several global organizations.
Yali Saar is the Co-Founder and CEO of Tailor Brands, the world's first AI driven branding online platform used by over 9M businesses worldwide. At Tailor, Saar is researching how creativity, design and even copywriting can be quantified and automated. Saar is a former creative, journalist and Chief Creative Officer for Raising the Bar, a worldwide education initiative.
Senior Manager, International Acquisitions and Sales, TOEI Company
Joined Toei in 1998. Extensive experience in both import and export of contents.
While being involved with Toei's Asian acquisitions/sales, also serves as a TV distributor for the 20th Century Fox in Japan.