AHAA brings billion-dollar filmmaker to 2016 annual conference
One of the most influential Latino filmmakers is joining a powerful roster of CMOs, authors, entertainers, media executives and researchers who are at the forefront of change and innovation in their industries. AHAA: The Voice of Hispanic Marketing is excited to announce its latest keynote speaker at its Annual Conference at the Nobu Eden Roc in Miami: Roberto Orci, the billion-dollar filmmaker behind some of the decade’s biggest films including Mission: Impossible III, Eagle Eye, Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Cowboys and Aliens and the Star Trek films.
With a theme of AHAA 20/20: The Future in Focus, Orci will share his insights from his rise in Hollywood, the growing number of diverse talent behind the lens, and the enormous impact it is having on the media and entertainment industry.
“This year’s conference will deliver ground-breaking content from marketing leaders and visionaries – when it comes to rising stars inHollywood, Roberto Orci is at the top of his game,” said AHAA ChairLinda Lane Gonzalez, president of viva partnership. “We couldn’t be more thrilled for Mr. Orci to serve as AHAA faculty and speak at AHAA 20/20 in between his projects.”
Orci first began his career in television writing for the popular series Hercules, becoming the Co-Executive Producer and Co-Head writer at the age of 24. He also went on to be the Co-Executive producer of Xena: Warrior Princess and then wrote and executive produced the hit J.J. Abrams series Alias. The partnership with J.J. Abrams lead to co-writing Mission Impossible 3. Under his K/O Paper Products banner with Alex Kurtzman, he co-created the cult favorite Fringe, the re-invention of the CBS hit Hawaii 5-0, the FOX hit Sleepy Hollow, and the latest CBS hits, Scorpion and Limitless, the latter of which is based on the feature of the same name. Most recently, Orci co-wrote and executive produced Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which was released in May 2014, and has earned over $700 million at the worldwide box office.
Up next, Orci will produce Now You See Me: The Second Act, the sequel to Summit’s surprise summer hit Now You See Me, with Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson and Michael Caine returning to their lead roles. He is also producing Star Trek Beyond, which will be released next summer by Paramount, with blockbuster filmmaker Justin Lin set to direct. Orci co-wrote and produced the first two hit films in the popular franchise, Star Trek and Star Trek into Darkness. Additionally, he will produce an upcoming reimagining of The Mummy out in June 2017, which Kurtzman will direct.
AHAA 20/20 will focus on the marketing landscape’s unprecedented speed and scope of disruption and change with its theme. Keynote speakers include: Wendy Clark, President-CEO of North America DDB; Eric Reynolds, SVP-Chief Marketing Officer, The Clorox Company; and Rich Benjamin, Author of Searching for Whitopia: An Improbable Journey to the Heart of White America; Ash Kalb, co-founder and general counsel of White Ops; and Leif Roll, Vice President, Marketing of Clorox, to name a few.
For more information and to register, please visit http://ahaa.org and follow all conference chatter on Twitter using the @ahaa handle and hashtag #ahaafuture.