The guest speaker line-up at this year's Caxton Seminar and Awards has gained another top tier asset. The Caxton Committee has announced that Troy Lum, managing director of Hopscotch Films, will address delegates at the 2012 Caxtons.
Lum is also director of production at Hopscotch and distributor of this year’s successful Australian comedy, The Sapphires. He is executive producer on the three films that Hopscotch has in production - Lovers And Sons starring Naomi Watts; sci-fi fantasy I, Frankenstein; and Saving Mr Banks starring Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson and Colin Farrell. He is executive producer on all three.
Chairman of the Caxton Committee, Justin Drape, said: “Troy has an expert understanding of what makes a powerful story and what audiences will respond to, so the seminar is an invaluable opportunity for everyone in our industry to hear his thoughts on storytelling and learn from one of the smartest guys in the film industry.”
Lum joins speakers such as Commonwealth bank chief marketing & online officer, Andy Lark, PHD, Media Australia strategy director, Chris Stephenson and Special Group creative director and founding partne,r Tony Bradbourne. And in a Caxtons first, one of advertising’s legendary creatives, chairman and global director of TBWA\Worldwide, Lee Clow, will make a special ‘virtual’ appearance at the event, with an interactive live-streamed address to delegates.
Meanwhile, judging of this year’s Caxton Awards is currently underway and finalists are expected to be announced on August 27.
The Caxtons run from Friday October 12th to Sunday October 14th at Hamilton Island, and are open now for delegate registration.
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