CD PROJEKT RED, creators of The Witcher series of games, GWENT: The Witcher Card Game, and Cyberpunk 2077, announce that Promised Land Art Festival is back this August 31st – September 3rd, with tickets now available for purchase via the event’s official website.
Aimed at professionals working in film, gaming, and other creative industries, Promised Land Art Festival is a place for the exchange of knowledge and experience, for networking, and crossing the divide between digital and traditional arts — areas of the creative process that lie at the core of CD PROJEKT RED as a game development studio. Throughout four days of the festival, participants will have the opportunity to take part in more than 100 hours of activities, including talks, discussion panels, hands-on workshops, masterclasses, demos, as well as Q&A and networking sessions. The event will once again take place in EC1 Łódź — a former power station, modernized and now serving as a center for culture and science.
Last time around, Promised Land saw more than 600 attendees of various experience levels and from all walks of creative industry life. Speakers at the event represented some of the most recognizable names in games, films, and lifestyle such as Capcom, Disney, Pixar Animation Studios, Paramount Pictures, BioWare, MachineGames, Framestore, Digic Pictures, MPC London, Double Negative, and CD PROJEKT RED.
The studio today unveiled the first speakers for this year’s event: Harvey Newman, Daniel Lupien and Jordu Schell; with more to follow as Promised Land draws closer.
Harvey Newman is an Animation Director with nearly two decades of experience working in the game industry in studios such as Crytek, Lionhead, Creative Assembly, Axis, DICE, and Build a Rocket Boy. He’s helped to ship many award-winning titles from different leadership positions, including Battlefield V, Horizon Zero Dawn, Star Wars Battlefront, Crysis 3.
Daniel Lupien has been working in both the video game and VFX industries for the past 21 years, focusing mostly on assets. He is also a practical prop maker. He specializes in texturing and for the past eight years has been working as an Asset Supervisor at Rodeo FX — where he has worked on many franchises such as: Game of Thrones, Fantastic Beasts, Aquaman, WandaVision, and Jumanji.
Jordu Schell has been in the film & television industry since 1987. His talent as a designer and sculptor is world renowned, and his credits include: Avatar, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, 300, Hellboy, Men in Black, Batman Returns, Edward Scissorhands, Babylon 5 and many more.