canning_john_2017John Canning

John has endeavored to help companies and causes not only tell their stories through dynamic media but also leverage disruptive and transformative technology to maximize the impact.

He currently serves as the Chairman of the New Media Council for the Producers Guild of America representing the interests of producers of broadband video, games, transmedia, iTV and VR/AR content to the entertainment industry.

John is also the VP Interactive Experiences for NBC Entertainment Digital where he develops native interactive experiences be they 2nd screen, social media or virtual reality for some of the largest shows on TV such as The Voice, Americas Got Talent, Blindspot, Blacklist and more.

On the production side, John Canning has filmed, photographed and produced in some of the most beautiful and remote locations in over 6 continents covering stories in more than 60 countries for on-line, broadcast, film and print outlets. He latest project was the full length documentary and digital site “Doing Jewish: A Story from Ghana”

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Five Things Every Producer Needs to Know about Virtual Reality

Is VR here to stay? Who is watching it? Is it getting easier to make? Should I be focused on AR (Augmented Reality)? And who is actually making money at this stuff? If you find yourself asking these types of questions, then we hope that you’ll join us for this session, featuring a panel of producers, investors, and journalists intimately familiar with the emerging VR industry.
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Mentoring Roundtables

For 60 minutes, small groups of up to eight attendees will get to ask questions to, and seek advice from, the mentor of their choice. This is your chance to ask any question about your project to a top producer. Established producers will be scheduled throughout the day conducting the Roundtables. Sorry, NO pitches, just questions! Mentoring Roundtables are available through registration at an additional cost of $100.