Chicago Booth alumni are invited to join a forum in Paris on The Future of Entertainment and Media Industry - TV Series & Video Games. 


EBS-Campus Eiffel
10 rue Sextius Michel
Paris 15, France

Driving Directions:

Metro Bir Hakeim or Duplex


Event Details

How will the Business of Entertainment evolve? Digital Technology has transformed contents,expectations, habits, platforms... What are the impacts of AI on this industry? Why the phenomenal succes of drama series and video games? Realist or futuristic, TV series and video games are mirrors of our time. They often find their inspiration in history, socio-political issues, neurosciences or human psychology, but they are forward looking and thought provoking. What do they say about us? What can they teach us?


Serge Tisseron
Serge Tisseron is a renowned psychoanalyst and psychiatrist. He is Director of Research at University Paris 7 and a member of the Academy of Technologies. Founder of the Institute of the Study of Human-Robot Relations, he is the author of more than 170 articles and 14 books on cinema, television, robots, video games, psychology, sociology... translated in 11 languages. Dr Tisseron isalso a producer at France-Culture. He will be signing his works: Qui a peur des jeux video? (Albin Michel) Le Jour où mon Robot m'aimera (Albin Michel)

Robert Piret
Robert Piret is Professor of Media Economics, Entrepreneurship, International Management at ESCP. He has served as Managing Director at Newbury, Piret & Company, an investment bank specialized in tech industries, where he helped launch numerous start-ups. Active in the entertainment world for more than 20 years, he has directed and produced for television, theatre and the movie industry. Dr Piret holds a BA from Brown University, an MBA from MIT and a PhD from UCLA.

Isabelle Veyrat-Masson
Isabelle Veyrat Masson is Director of Research at the CNRS. She heads the CNRS Communication and Politics Laboratory at Dauphine/PSL and teaches Communication and Information Sciences at Science-Po and at Paris IV University. A well-known historian and media specialist, Dr Veyrat-Masson is the author of numerous works on media, television, politics, history, the history of Internet... She is often solicited to speak on subjects ranging from the elections to how history is portrayed on TV.

Olivier Mauco
Olivier Mauco holds a doctorate in game studies and political science. He is a consultant and game designer for communication and education. He teaches game studies and design at ICAN and ESGI, and lectures on 'The Video Game Industry – Cultures, Actors, Transformations' at Sciences Po. Dr Mauco is the co-founder of the start-up The Good Drive, and the author of the books Jeux Video, Hors de Contrôle ? Gta IV l'envers du rêve américain ; Jeux vidéo et critique sociale.

Sylvain Saada
Sylvain Saada has been in the movie and television industry for 30 years. He has authored and created16 TV drama series for television. He is the scriptwriter of the award-winning French Series 'Les Hommes de l'Ombre'.


Members IPEL and Partner Alumni Clubs: 29€
Young alumni (under 27): 20€
Students: €10
Guests: 35€ (prices till Nov 30)


Register Online

Deadline: 12/4/2017


Yves Rebuel, '12 (EXP-17) 
Chicago Booth Alumni Club of France

Other Information

Nota Bene: Presentations will be in French and English

This event is organised by:

Ivy Plus European Leaders
in partnership with Berkeley Club of France, IMD Alumni, Alumni Alliance
and HEC Club Medias & Entertainment

Ivy Plus European Leaders is a think tank of alumni from leading US and European Universities. Its goal is to create a wide synergy of intelligences and energies across borders to address paradigm changes and international challenges shaping society and the world. It aims to foster cutting edge thinking on global issues and put the limelight on impactors of the future.

Ivy Plus European Leaders (IPEL) has grown from Stanford Club of European Leaders (SCEL), founded in 2010. In January 2014, IPEL expanded to encompass prestigious American universities and European top schools and universities.