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Sean Kauppinen
13:45 - 14:45
Dooma Wendschuh & Corey May,
Producers
sekretagents

Dooma Wendschuh & Corey May will share their expertise and knowledge in creating and writing worlds like in Prince of Persia and Assassin’s Creed.

sekretagent Productions creates and/or produces the characters, worlds and stories behind some of the best selling and most critically acclaimed filmed and interactive entertainment on earth. In the business of imagining and producing new, original IP, sekretagent works with the world's leading publishers and studios, providing content creation, screenwriting, development and production services in the film, internet, and video game industries. The Los Angeles-based company was founded by Corey May and Dooma Wendschuh upon their graduation from the University of Southern California’s Peter Stark Producing Program in 2001. Prior to attending USC, May and Wendschuh graduated with honors from Harvard and Princeton universities respectively.

sekretagent is best known for its many successes in the video game business. The company has helped create several major video games including Army of Two (2008) Assassin’s Creed (2007), Prince of Persia: The two Thrones (2005), Battles of Prince of Persia (2005), Stolen (2005), and Prince of Persia: The Warrior Within (2004). To date, these games have collectively grossed well over US $850 Million. sekretagent remains creatively involved in Ubisoft's successful Assassin’s Creed and Prince of Persia franchises, and the Company is currently working on the next installments of each. sekretagent is also currently working on three major new video games which have not been announced, two of which are based on original IP created or co-created by sekretagent.

sekretagent has also attracted significant attention for its slate of fresh, edgy films. sekretagent is currently developing eight major studio feature films, most of which are highly commercial “event” films in the action and fantasy genres, with budgets in excess of $100 Million. Examples include SLEEPING BEAUTY (Sony), THE LITTLE PRINCE (Pathe), THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS (Fox 2000), THE HUNT (Universal dir: Darren Aronofsky) and THE JUNGLE BOOK. The company's wholly owned subsidiary, S2 Filmed Entertainment, focuses on smaller films which can be made independently, often in the horror or thriller genres. Examples of current S2 projects in development include: DOGS OF BABEL (Mandate), SON OF THE GUN (Fox Searchlight; dir: Jonathan Jakubowicz), THE LIGHT OF FALLING STARS (dir: Tim Bui), THE WEDDING PACT (Fox Searchlight; dir: Rick Famuyiwa) and THE POISON KITCHEN, based on the book EXPLAINING HITLER by Ron Rosenbaum. S2's first feature film, THE PLAGUE, which was co-produced by Clive Barker and stars James Van Der Beek, was released in 2006 by Sony Screen Gems Studios. S2 is currently in preproduction on three independent pictures: RELENTLESS, which star Karl Urban and is to be directed by Demian Lichtenstein; BELOW THE SURFACE, to be directed by Matthew Leutwyler, and EVERY GOOD BOY DOES FINE, which will be directed by Daniel Minahan.

In its earlier years, sekretagent Productions produced and released four television commercials and two short films which garnered significant critical attention.


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