ECA Announces International Lineup for Slate Day

By Helen Budge | June 3, 2021 5:48 am PDT
The ECA's Slate Day 2021 will be held virtually, on Wednesday 9th June

The Event Cinema Association (ECA) will host its first-ever virtual Slate Day on Wednesday 9th June, using the opportunity to position itself as an organisation with more of a global presence than ever before. Hosted on Boxoffice’s online webinar platform and free for all to attend, the Slate Day lineup will see 14 global content providers coming together to present their upcoming slates.

Keen to counter the perception held by some that the ECA is a more UK-centric trade body, Managing Director Grainne Peat seized the opportunity to schedule the broadest range of content possible, plus a selection of global perspectives for the scheduled sessions. To this end, we can exclusively reveal the confirmed, official lineup for the day, as below:

The official schedule for ECA Slate Day 2021
The official schedule for ECA Slate Day 2021

Content, Panels and More
As well as plenty of upcoming content – presented without charge so as to encourage participation and remove financial barriers – there will be two panel discussions on the day, each looking at challenges and opportunities within two current “hot topics” in the industry. One will examine the success of music events in the industry, be they concerts, musicals, or festivals beamed into cinemas. Then, acknowledging the changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the other will look at the streaming of event cinema content. On top of this, another achievement worth noting is the event lineup’s gender balance of female and male speakers, with the number of female participants set to equal or exceed male participants.

And, of course, the day won’t be without support, global data and insights from Comscore, Movio and a new initiative from the Cinema Technology Community, the not-for-profit organisation the ECA has recently been supporting. As well as the jam-packed schedule,

Of the day, Peat said, ““Slate Day 2021 is shaping up to be our biggest event to date. It’s an absolute privilege to be able to bring back our annual (and indeed popular) event and making it more accessible for colleagues from across the world to attend. We always seek to bring fresh and relevant insights to our events and I think we have certainly achieved that this year! We have such a solid and packed agenda – new content, new data, new discussions and lots of new speakers – it definitely an event not to miss!”

For more details and to register for the event, click here.

Helen Budge