How do you make chess sexy? That is just one of the burning questions that will be put to William Horberg, Executive Producer of hit Netflix miniseries The Queen’s Gambit and founder of Wonderful Films, at this month’s SCREEN FOREVER conference.
The Hollywood A-lister has an impressive resume, spanning stretches as President of Production at Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, where he produced or executive produced a number of successful films including Talk to Me, Death at a Funeral and Lars and the Real Girl, Senior Vice President of Production at Paramount Pictures, and eleven years with Academy Award-winning filmmakers Sydney Pollack and Anthony Minghella in their production company, Mirage Enterprises, where he produced award-winning films such as Cold Mountain and The Talented Mr. Ripley.
At the conference William will appear “in conversation” with film and TV critic, Luke Buckmaster, to share his observations on how the global cinema business has changed, what makes a quality popular film and the rise of the streamers.
SCREEN FOREVER added another prestigious international session to their program today, announcing “Another Brick In The Wall” with Montreal-based Reflector Entertainment. Reflector was founded in 2016 by Alexandre Amancio (Assassins Creed) and Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté, with the vision to create original storyworlds which can be exploited across a variety of media, including videogames, novels, podcasts, movies and more for a global audience.
Join the creatives behind Reflector’s first original storyworld - Unknown 9 - as they discuss the concept bible, decisions behind the stories used for the novel, podcast, and story book, IP management, production and release timeline and marketing strategies.