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“Hurt Locker” Producer Nicolas Chartier to Keynote Content Protection Summit

“Hurt Locker” producer Nicolas Chartier is no stranger to controversy, so expect him to make news and stir up debate during his morning keynote address at the 2nd Annual Content Protection Summit.  The event, co-produced by Variety magazine and CDSA, the international content security association, is the annual meeting for content executives involved in the fight against the piracy of movies, games and music.

Chartier is one of the most vocal members of Hollywood’s creative community about the implications of Internet piracy on the film community. He made headlines last year after announcing that his company, Voltage Pictures, had declared war on film pirates and was planning to sue thousands of people who illegally downloaded his Academy Award-winning picture on the popular file-sharing site BitTorrent.   In addition to “Hurt Locker,” which garnered six Academy Awards including “Best Picture,” he has been involved in the financing, production and sales of a diverse range of films for the past 10 years.

Chartier’s keynote is part of a one-day, in-depth, expert conference devoted to best practices and case studies of successful strategies used to combat the theft of intellectual property in media and entertainment. The event will provide exclusive insights into today’s burgeoning cyber-threat, updates on piracy in China and other Asian markets, as well as presentations on new technologies that are proven piracy deterrents.

Veteran Producer Avi Lerner to Keynote Content Protection Summit

Producer Avi Lerner will be the afternoon keynote speaker at Variety’s Entertainment Content Protection Summit on Dec. 8 at the Hilton Los Angeles in Universal City.

Produced with content protection association CDSA, the second annual event will explore the latest business and tech solutions for protecting movies, games and music from piracy.

“Advancements in technology have revolutionized our industry and provided enjoyment to movie audiences everywhere,” Lerner said. “Piracy is causing changes to our business too. Collectively, we must protect what we produce by using technology, using our political and legal systems, our legislatures and by educating ourselves on what can and should be done to protect our business and our commerce,” the NuImage chairman added.

The Entertainment Content Protection Summit plans to take a strong stance on the problem of global piracy, showcasing innovative efforts being undertaken to frustrate pirates and bolster the security of entertainment content.

Finding Opportunity in an Era of Piracy and Cyber-Threat

The Content Protection Summit 2011, produced by Variety Magazine and the Content Delivery & Security Association (CDSA), is a gathering of executives from across entertainment to focus on securing our companies’ most valuable assets — our content — as well as enhancing our businesses in today’s global environment of piracy & cyber-attack. As the entertainment industry moves toward online services and digital products, we are experiencing a “perfect storm” of threats to our business, yet it is also a time of vast opportunity, disruptive business models, and remarkable innovation.

Whether you are a business exec, security, operations, anti-piracy, legal, or other role that touches this broad set of subjects, this Summit is for you; we are bringing together the key thought, process, and innovation leaders for a full day of deep-dives as well as “inspirational snippets” to yield clear areas of best-practices, insights and experiences, and introductions to other leaders that you might have heard of but never formally met.

Building on the success of the last year’s inaugural Summit, this year’s event will introduce an expanded format that enhances the relevance for our broad range of topics, while still leveraging the fact that across all aspects of Entertainment (Movies, Software, Games, Television, Music, Publishing), we have significant areas of best-practice leverage and opportunity…and ultimately are all in this together.

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