An Expert’s Guide to Buying Films
Salon Pommard Sutton Place Hotel
Saturday, March 10
Doors 12:30PM | Show 1:00PM
In participation with The Consulate General of Canada in LA
They are cultural curators. Arbiters of art. Simply put, they help decide what films you see at your local multiplex, on TV, or on your favourite streaming platform. Sit down with the experts and take advantage of a rare opportunity to hear from some of the most prominent film buyers, as they let you in on what they look for in their acquisitions, industry trends they’re watching, and get the inside scoop on what’s coming up.
Panel Participants Include:
- Amit Dey (Amit Dey, Director of Acquisitions and Production, UPHE Content Group)
- Dylan Wilcox (SVP Worldwide Acquisitions, eOne)
AMIT DEY Having grown up in Canada, Amit graduated from Vancouver Film School specialising in Film Production and moved to Europe to pursue a wider film education through practice. Amit joined Universal in the Amsterdam office in 2011 after spending five years in the international headquarters in London, and is now based in Los Angeles managing global acquisitions and productions for the studio’s home entertainment division. Amit has been responsible for the acquisition or production of films including Ingrid Goes West, Don’t Think Twice, Ronaldo, 71’, Cop Car, The Overnight.
DYLAN WILCOX began his career at Miramax Films in 2000 in the publicity department. He joined Focus Features in 2004 as Manager of Acquisitions, where he acquired both packaged scripts and completed films for Focus Features and Universal International After two years heading the acquisitions initiative at Universal, he joined Relativity Media in 2012 as Senior Vice President, spearheading their theatrical acquisitions for the next three years. Dylan recently joined the worldwide acquisitions group at Entertainment One last year, buying content for both domestic and international distribution. Acquisitions highlights include The Kids Are All Right, Beginners, Kick Ass, Step Up 3D, A Dangerous Method, Don Jon, Oculus, and The Bronze, among others. Dylan is a California native and studied film at the University of California, Santa Cruz.