New approaches to international drama at Drama Summit West

Drama Summit West is delighted to confirm four new speakers for the two day event, which takes place on May 17/18 in Los Angeles.

As drama creators look for new ways to tell their stories Drama Summit West hears from entrepreneurial showrunners and creative execs about evolving models of IP, growing relationships with streamers, and how success is being mined from the fan base and international partnerships.

Joining Marty Adelstein on a panel to discuss this issue will be:

“Henrik”” Sean Furst, president of TV and film, Skybound Entertainment
As a Co-President of TV and Film at Skybound Entertainment, Sean has leveraged the company’s vast library of IP to build a strong platform of film and TV projects. Sean collaborates with the company’s creators to extend their properties into content. Sean, along with his brother Bryan, manages Skybound’s first look deal and relationship with Universal Pictures for film and Amazon for television. Sean also serves as an Executive Producer on the docu-series for AMC Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics and the upcoming feature film adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s second-longest running comic book series Invincible, which is set to be written, directed and produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg for Universal Pictures.

“Henrik”” Henrik Bastin, CEO, Fabrik Entertainment
Henrik Bastin is partner and CEO of Fabrik Entertainment, a Los Angeles-based television development and production company. Under this production banner, Bastin has executive produced several series including Bosch (Amazon), American Odyssey (NBC), The Comedians (FX) and 100 Code (HBO Nordic). Past television credits also include My Generation (ABC), Breakshot (FOX) and Sunny Side (ABC). Bastin began his career in entertainment when he secured a production assistant position while on sabbatical from his studies in Business Administration at the University of Stockholm. In less than two years later, he founded 2471, the first AVID-based editing facility in Sweden. Bastin went on to establish several companies including 921 AB, a web consulting firm, and Nostromo Sthlm, a leading post-production facility in Sweden.

“Henrik”” Rockne S. O’Bannon, screenwriter/director/showrunner
Screenwriter/director/showrunner Rockne S. O’Bannon is one of the top purveyors of speculative fiction for film and television today. From creating the hit Syfy television series Defiance, to the fan and critic favourite
Farscape, to the seminal film and television series Alien Nation, he has pushed the limits of imagination on both the big and small screens. He has served as executive producer on the NBC series Revolution and
the NBC/DC COMICS adaptation Constantine.

“Henrik”” Marc Scott Zicree, writer/producer
Marc Scott Zicree has written and produced hundreds of hours of series TV, pilots and feature films for most of the major studios and networks, including Paramount, Universal, Disney, Sony/Columbia Tri-Star, MGM, Warners, Castle Rock, New Line, CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, WB, UPN, Showtime, PBS, Turner, USA Networks, Syfy, Discovery, Nickelodeon, the BBC, Marvel, Scholastic, ITV and NPR. Among his credits are classic episodes of Star Trek – The Next Generation, Sliders, Babylon 5, Deep Space Nine, Friday the 13th – The Series, Smurfs, Superfriends, He-Man, Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future, Forever Knight, Liberty’s Kids and The Real Ghostbusters, among many others.

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They join other confirmed speakers: