This will be the second year of the Japan Content Showcase – a joint market of Tokyo International Music Market (TIMM) – TIFFCOM Marketplace for Film & TV in Asia and Tokyo International Animation Festival (TIAF). Japan Content Showcase 2014 will be held at Grand Pacific Le Daiba in Odaiba.

Following are the seminars related to Asia and the speakers are coming from around the world. TIFFCOM 2014 (Japan Content Showcase 2014) will be held from 21 – 23 October at Grand Pacific Le Daiba in Tokyo.

 

The Japan Foundation Asia Center / UNIJAPAN Seminar

Southeast Asian Visual Contents: The Present and Future in Film-TV Market

Speakers: Film/TV Professionals from South East Asia

The vibrant energy of Southeast Asia is now a spotlight but what kinds of movies and TV shows are making a hit there? Are movies and TV shows from around the world, including Japan, among them? This year, The Japan Foundation Asia Center launched an initiative called “Film Culture Exchange Projects” in collaboration with UNIJAPAN. We will conduct various exchange programs until year 2020, the year of the Tokyo Olympic/Paralympics.

In part of this project, we will invite 30 professionals from Asean film-distribution companies and TV stations to TIFFCOM this year. In this seminar, 5 selected panelists will discuss about the current situation and future outlook of the film-TV market in Southeast Asia.

 

Asia Content Business Summit

Initiatives for the Development of Content Industry in Each Country and the Asian Region: Possible Cooperation in the Asian Region

Speakers: TBD

This session will give an overview of the content industry-related international opportunities in the Asian region. First, presenters will introduce some cases of international collaborative activities (such as co-production) to consider issues/ problems and solutions /KFSs. After that, panelists will discuss ways of future cooperation in order to develop content industry in the region.

 

Inspiring Japanese Film Artists working in Asia: Taiwan

Speakers: Shun Saito (Creative Artists Japan) / Naoko Kidoh (Comic Productions Co.,Ltd) / Takatoshi Watanabe (MerrySun Global Entertainment Co., Ltd) / Yoshi Akatsuka (Muse Taipei Pictures Co.Ltd), Moderator: Koide Masayuki (beachwalkers Co.,Ltd.)

 

In the midst of shrinking Japanese film and entertainment markets, going international has become more viable than ever before. The last few years in particular have witnessed notable collaborations between Japan and Taiwan, such as the Taiwanese film Kano starring the Japanese actors Masatoshi Nagase and Takao Ohsawa, and the Taiwanese TV drama Chocolat starring Masami Nagasawa. More productions featuring Japanese actors are currently in development.

Sharing the language of Mainland China (Mandarin), Taiwan provides a gate to the Chinese market of 1.4 billion people. We will discuss the latest trends of Taiwan, where bigger budget films featuring well-known Japanese actors will be made in coming years. We will also welcome the producer of The Crossing directed by John Woo. The producer will talk about his journey as a budding Japanese producer working overseas.

 

How to find a partner – Essential tips on collaborating with the Japanese TV Industry

Speakers: Miki Mori (NHK) / Kaori Mayama (The Far Eastern TV Entertainment) / Yoshiaki Yajima (Member of Tokyo Docs Executive Committee) / Fuji Television Nwtwork / HTB

Moderator: Ken-ichi Imamura (NHK Enterprises / Tokyo Docs)

What would you do first when you wish to work with the Japanese TV industry? This seminar aims to provide quick understanding of the current Japanese TV industry and guide you how to build a bridge to work with Japan. Welcoming 5 internationally experienced Japanese TV experts and producers as a panel, they will share their experiences of collaborating with foreign productions in various cases and exchanging ideas across borders.

 

Introducing India-Japan animation business case study and aiming for collaboration

Speakers: Speakers from India

This project aims to support and deepen Japan-India relationship in animation industry by examining and discussing several aspects such as production and broadcasting system in India, merchandising and Japan-India co-production.

 

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21 October (Tue)                                                                               

10:00~11:45  Introducing Japanese Music Overseas: Issues and Potentials @Seminar Room A
 

10:00~11:30  Gundam Global Challenge Project and “Developing a Gundam business at home and overseas” @Seminar Room B

13:30~17:00  TIMM Showcase Live Seminar Room A

13:00~14:30  <The Japan Foundation Asia Center / UNIJAPAN Seminar> Southeast Asian Visual Contents: The Present and Future in Film-TV Market @Seminar Room B

16:00~17:30  <Asia Content Business Summit> Initiatives for the Development of Content Industry in Each Country and the Asian Region: Possible Cooperation in the Asian Region @Seminar Room B

 

22 October (Wed)      

10:30~12:00  <Innovation Master Class> The Audience Strikes Back: How to engage television audiences through mobile and social media @ Seminar Room B

11:00~14:00

14:00~15:00  Lunch with Books Books Presentation [Advance Reservation Required]

Panel Discussion “Books and Contracts” [Admission Free for ID Badge Holders] @ Seminar Room A

13:30~15:00  How to find a partner – Essential tips on collaborating with the Japanese TV Industry @ Seminar Room B

16:30~20:00  Inspiring Japanese Film Artists working in Asia: Taiwan @ Seminar Room B

16:30~18:00  JETRO Business Seminar in TIFFCOM2014 @ Seminar Room A

 

23 October (Thu)                   

10:00~11:30 Predicting Profitability of Movies – Data Science Renovates Content Business @ Seminar Room A

12:00~12:30 Japan Night in TIMM Press Conference @ Seminar Room A

14:00~17:30 Film/TV Productions Meets World Film Commissions – How to Benefit from Location Incentives @ Seminar Room A