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Marriott Marquis | Washington, DC | Sunday, January 28 – Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Speaker Philip Kalin-hajdu

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Philip Kalin-hajdu

Head of Content & Storytelling

GRB Media Ranch

Philip is head of content for Media Ranch, where he leads all areas of development, with particular focus on adaptations, originals and new co-development and sales opportunities for the US market. He runs Media Ranch's annual format incubator “Horsepower”, which fosters new talent with key broadcast partners such as TF1, Quebecor, and The Fabrique Des Formats. The formats created under his watch have sold internationally. In parallel to his work with Media Ranch, Philip is producer of the festival hit The Sacrifice Game (AMC+ / Shudder) directed by Jenn Wexler and starring Mena Massoud (Aladdin) and Olivia Scott Welch (Fear Street); producer and writer of upcoming horror feature Mom, starring Emily Hampshire (Schitt's Creek, Chapelwaite), François Arnaud (Borgias, Surface), and Christian Convery (Sweet Tooth); and producer and co-writer of award-winning Game of Death, which world-premiered at SXSW. Philip is a two-time Canadian Screen Award nominated producer for the viral web-series YidLife Crisis; a producer on the Virtual Reality BBC documentary series Missing Pictures, featuring Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke; and producer of the upcoming epic VR experience Lights. Additionally, Philip signed a three-picture deal with international financier and sales agent AMP, with their first collaboration Skate or Die directed by Jerome Sable, slated for summer 2024. Philip is a guest speaker at multiple institutions and festivals and a jury member for film-funding agencies and a member of the International Emmy Awards.

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