Keynoters set for games summit


Clive Barker and Thomas Tull, chairman and CEO of Legendary Pictures, will serve as keynote speakers at the second annual Hollywood and Games Summit at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel.

The event, set for June 26-27 and presented by The Hollywood Reporter and the Games Developers Conference, will address the increasing collaboration between film and interactive entertainment.

Barker, who will open the summit on June 26, will discuss the artistic process involved in creating an interactive parallel universe. The writer and producer of the "Hellraiser" series and exec producer of "Gods and Monsters," Barker has worked as a novelist, playwright, actor and director. His other credits include the films "Weaveworld" and "Lord of Illusions" and the 2001 video game "The Undying." He is now developing the supernatural horror video game "Jericho," which is scheduled for release this fall.

On June 27, Tull will focus on content strategies for film and games that offer financial opportunities by leveraging both industries. In addition, he will provide the details of his latest venture, the videogame company Brash Entertainment.

Tull's Legendary Pictures has a five-year, 25-picture deal with Warner Bros. Pictures, which has encompassed such films as "Batman Begins," "Superman Returns," "We Are Marshall" and "300." His upcoming projects include "Trick 'r Treat," "Where the Wild Things Are" and "The Dark Knight," the sequel to "Batman Begins."

"Clive Barker and Thomas Tull exemplify the importance of talent and managing talent in this collaborative nexus between film and games," said Jamil Moledina, executive director of the Game Developers Conference.