Featured Session: Roman Coppola & Leo Matchett

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Roman Coppola is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer and also a co-founder of The Decentralized Pictures Foundation, Inc. He has spent his life in the world of filmmaking and has worked professionally in practically all aspects of film. He is the Academy Award nominated co-writer of Moonrise Kingdom and Golden Globe winner for best Comedy/Musical TV series “Mozart In The Jungle.” Roman’s second-unit director work on Bram Stoker’s Dracula garnered him a BAFTA Award nomination for Visual Effects. And he has also established himself as one of the most influential and celebrated music video and commercial directors in the business (his music video for Phoenix’s “Funky Squaredance” was invited into permanent collection at the New York Museum of Modern Art). He is one of the co-writers of Wes Anderson’s highly acclaimed Isle of Dogs. Most recently, he is an Executive Producer of Sofia’ Coppola’s On The Rocks, as well as co-writer of Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch.

Leo Matchett is the CEO, a member of the Board of Directors and a co-founder of The Decentralized Pictures Foundation, Inc. He is an Emmy Award winner who grew up in Toronto and has lived in Los Angeles for 15 years working in film production. He brings a balance of knowledge in film, technology and crypto assets. Leo has been involved in smartphone application development since 2008, developing Artemis Director’s Viewfinder (2018 Engineering Emmy Award Winner), and Techscout Touch for Android and IOS. As an early adopter of Bitcoin, Leo began conceiving ways to bring blockchain technology to the entertainment industry, and its auditability and efficiencies to the filmmaking process. His primary goal is helping creative thinkers concentrate on what is important—the creative.

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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge
Event Type: Session