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Representatives from The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) have announced that Pirates of the Caribbean movie director Gore Verbinski will deliver the keynote address at the upcoming D.I.C.E. Summit 2008, to be held in Las Vegas next month.

David Jenkins, Blogger

January 4, 2008

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Representatives from The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) have announced that movie director Gore Verbinski will deliver the keynote address at the upcoming D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit 2008. Best known for the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, as well as films such as The Ring and Mouse Hunt, Verbinski will “discuss how some of the foundations of successful filmmaking can be used to expand the ways that video games entertain consumers”. Other speakers also confirmed for the event, which will take place at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas from February 6th to 8th, include: John Riccitiello (Electronic Arts), Shane Kim (Microsoft Game Studios), Anita Frazier (NPD Research Group), Lorne Lanning (Oddworld Inhabitants), Michael D. Gallagher (ESA), Masaya Matsuura (NanaOn-Sha), Mike Morhaime (Blizzard), Jim Ward (LucasArts), Dr Mark Ollila (Nokia) and Yannis Mallat (Ubisoft). "As the collision between film, gaming, Internet and animation occurs, we're witnessing the birth of new forms of narrative. Sharing ideas and experiences at the point of impact is the only way to ensure that the new opportunities remain fluid. With initial success, the arteries harden. The business model forces the creative landscape into a narrowing perspective where we tend to create followers instead of innovators. I'm interested in developing a collaboration that will widen that field of view," said Verbinski. Further information about the D.I.C.E. Summit 2008 can be found at the event's official website.

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David Jenkins ([email protected]) is a freelance writer and journalist working in the UK. As well as being a regular news contributor to Gamasutra.com, he also writes for newsstand magazines Cube, Games TM and Edge, in addition to working for companies including BBC Worldwide, Disney, Amazon and Telewest.

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