hooper_matt_2017Matt Hooper

Matt is a founding member of IME, a media and entertainment firm creating future-ready law in the film, television, video game, and interactive and immersive media industries.

In film, Matt has served as counsel to financiers for major motion pictures with budgets totaling more than $400 million, and as counsel to producers and studio executives who are responsible for more than $5 billion in global box office.  Matt recently served as lead production counsel and executive producer of the independent film Mother’s Day, directed by the late Garry Marshall.

In the interactive media industry, Matt represents some of the most prolific video game developers in the industry whose games have set 8 Guinness World Records for sales, and grossed more than $16 billion worldwide. Matt also negotiated the first YouTube to Netflix series deal, and represents multiple top YouTube and social media influencers and digital talent.

In the immersive media industry, Matt represents one of the few VR-designated, US-based venture capital funds, one of the leading global volumetric studios, as well as internationally-recognized and critically-acclaimed VR filmmakers, content creators, software developers, producers and directors.  Matt frequently presents on the future of VR monetization and the development of hybrid economic models, having recently done so at Sundance, VRLA and VR Show London.

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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.