Speaker: Gianni Nunnari (Hollywood Producer)

Date: 2016.12.10
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Venue: Wynn Palace
Topic: Producing in Hollywood – Big budget blockbusters, independent genre films and what Hollywood and Asia can learn from each other

  • Gianni Nunnari
      Gianni Nunnari

    Gianni Nunnari

    Nunnari founded Hollywood Gang in 1997 and has produced 12 films which have generated over $2 billion in worldwide box office. Since 2006, the average worldwide box office of his films is $256 million. Nunnari has deep relationships with A-list talent and major U.S. distributors, having produced films for Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Brothers, Paramount Pictures and Relativity.

    Nunnari has a knack for discovering new talent:

    • Zack Snyder was hired as director of 300 and went on to direct the SUPERMANreboot – MAN OF STEEL. Zack is currently filming BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN:DAWN OF JUSTICE. Zack is also directly responsible for the DC Comics brand across all of the DC movies Warner Brothers is producing.
    •  Henry Cavill, who starred in IMMORTALS and went on to play SUPERMAN in MAN OF STEEL, was given his big break by Nunnari.

    In addition, Nunnari brings an innovative approach to producing, exemplified by the ground breaking visual effects created for the film 300. The film, which cost under $100 million when many such titles cost $200 million, involved 1,300 visual effects shots with 500 artists working in facilities around the world in order to create a three- dimensional version of Frank Miller’s award winning graphic novel.

    Speaker: Tom McCarthy (2016 Academy Award for Best Picture)

    Date: 2016.12.11
    Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Venue: Wynn Macau
    Topic: The Art of Storytelling using the Personal to Elevate the Political


    TOM McCARTHY  is an Oscar-winning filmmaker a prolific writer, director, actor and producer.  McCarthy’s most recent film Spotlight, which he co-wrote and directed, won the 2016 Oscar for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. Spotlight was nominated for six Oscars in total including one for McCarthy for Best Director. For Spotlight, McCarthy received a Directors Guild of American nomination and two Golden Globe nominations (for Best Screenplay and Best Director); and he won the BAFTA award for Best Original Screenplay, as well as a Writer’s Guild of America Award (for Best Original Screenplay). McCarthy’s previous directorial efforts include The Visitor (which received an Oscar nomination for Best Actor for its film’s star Richard Jenkins); Win Win starring Paul Giamatti and Amy Ryan; and his acclaimed first feature The Station Agent, starring Michelle Williams, Peter Dinklage and Patricia Clarkson.  McCarthy also co-wrote the animated feature Up, for which he received his first of three Oscar nominations (for Best Original Screenplay).  As an actor, McCarthy made his screen debut in the 1992 film Crossing the Bridge and went on to appear in such films as Flags of Our Fathers, Syriana, Good Night, and Good Luck, and Meet the Parents, and in the final season of HBO’s critically acclaimed series “The Wire.” McCarthy is the executive-producer and director of Netflix’s upcoming series 13 Reasons Why. He also just finished a lead acting role on USA’s upcoming pilot The Tap.

    • Tom McCARTHY
        Tom McCARTHY

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