Jon Landau

Motion Picture Producer, Lightstorm Entertainment

Academy Award™ and two-time Golden Globe™ winning producer Jon Landau holds the
distinction of having produced the highest grossing film of all time: AVATAR and TITANIC.
Landau’s thorough understanding of the most complex state-of-the-art technologies and his
ability to work hand-in-hand with the highest calibre of creative talent to tell the greatest
stories, finds him working in New Zealand with the most talented practitioners in the world
and at the forefront of creative technology in entertainment.
Landau has a handle on all aspects of the creative process, including a firm grasp on the
ever-changing landscape of digital technology. With an innate ability to inspire others to push
the creative boundaries of storytelling, and the imagination to invent any new tools that will
achieve this success.
With this mindset, and the new level of collaboration and agency filmmakers have during
production using tools like games engine tools and virtual production is changing the game,
his fireside chat with NZGDA Chairperson Chelsea Rapp will answer the questions, “what
does the future of collaboration look like and how do creative technology and its processes
provide ways to collaborate and tell stories that traditional filmmakers aren’t looking for? How
does a producer/writer/director work to change their own perspective of a project and use
technology to achieve quality outcomes?”

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