GamesBeat Summit: Hollywood and gaming join after a long courtship | Gaming

Game-to-show/film adaptations have officially become A Thing. They’re no longer relegated to little-acknowledged movies or adaptations so loose they verge on spiritual-at-best. Hollywood has “discovered” games, and the vast pool of intellectual property and passionate fans that comes with them. At GamesBeat Summit 2024, a panel of experts from the games and film industries came together to discuss this new partnership between the two forms of media.

Peter Levin, managing director at Griffin Gaming Partners, moderated the discussion with Josh Yguado, CEO and co-founder of Jam City; Maureen Fan, CEO of Baobab Studios; and Derek Douglas, head of video games at Creative Arts Agency (CAA). The two talked about Hollywood’s ever-changing relationship with the games industry, and also the challenges and rewards of adapting games into more “traditional” forms of media.

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