What You Need to Know:
- The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) is thrilled to announce the first round of speakers for Project Anime: Tokyo, taking place at Landmark Square Tokyo on March 22. Project Anime is a business conference series created by the SPJA to increase awareness and knowledge of the anime industry throughout the world, giving Japanese Intellectual Property holders, event organizers, and global entertainment companies the insight they need to support and take advantage of the massive worldwide interest in anime.
- Speakers will discuss topics ranging from the rise of anime in Hollywood through movies like the upcoming Gundam movie from Legendary Pictures; to how anime and manga companies can best promote their properties at conventions; and to the state of the US manga market. Confirmed speakers include: Matt Schley (reporter for The Japan Times, NHK, Crunchyroll), Ken Iyadomi (SUNRISE Inc), Robert Napton (Vice President, Editorial Director Legendary Comics), and Jon Baumgardner (owner of JBranding Inc).
- Additionally, industry veteran Dallas Middaugh has joined SPJA in a consultant capacity, where he is charged with curating content and new business development for Project Anime: Tokyo (March 22, 2019) and Project Anime: Los Angeles (July 2-3, 2019). With his company Nonlinear World, Middaugh will tap into his extensive network of contacts and pop culture expertise to cultivate partnerships that highlight and support business and event opportunities within the anime community.
Source: Official Press Release
Project Anime: Tokyo (March 22, 2019)
Landmark Square Tokyo
Minato, Tokyo 108-0074, Japan
Project Anime: Los Angeles (July 2-3, 2019)
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles
404 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071