Buzzfeed’s Co-Founder John S. Johnson to kick off Power to the Pixel: The Cross-Media Forum 2014!

That’s right ladies and gents – John S. Johnson, Co-Founder of Buzzfeed and Executive Director of the Harmony Institute is the keynote presenter at this year’s London Forum. Johnson’s talk will examine how we measure impact in entertainment and will point to some new strategies we can adopt to fund and create new properties.

He’ll be joined by the industries biggest game changers including Mikko Pöllä from Rovio Entertainment, the company responsible for the award-winning Angry Birds; Alexa Clay, author of the critically acclaimed The Misfit Economy; Nick Fortugno, the leading game designer for Walking Dead and Breaking Bad and many more!  You can check out the full list of speakers here.

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from these influential names and purchase your ticket now!

Don’t miss your early bird ticket – offer expires on 1 August!

Power to the Pixel: The Cross-Media Forum is taking over the NFT1, BFI Southbank, London in 2 months!

For the 8th year in a row, the world’s top financiers, commissioners, distributors, and entrepreneurs from across the media industry will gather in London.

  • The Conference, 7 October - a series of thought-provoking presentations by the world’s most successful cross-media financiers and innovators.
  • The Pixel Market Finance Forum, 8 October – 8 of the best 30 Pixel Market projects will be presented  followed by panel discussions featuring the who’s who of the cross-media commissioning and financing world. These key industry executives will will award the €6000 ARTE International Prize for The Pixel Market to one of the lucky 8.

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NEW Pixel Market Deadline Extension – THURSDAY 17 JULY!

The Pixel Market is dedicated to discovering and financing the best cross-media projects.

All 30 project teams will engage in a series of 1-2-1 bespoke business meetings with 100+ potential investors – all executive-level international decision-makers from across the media industry spectrum – film, publishing, TV, interactive, online, mobile, advertising, the arts and games.

Selected projects get to attend Power to the Pixel’s: Cross-Media Forum’s Conference, Opening Night Party, Opening Pixel Market Dinner, Pixel Market Jury Lunch a networking breakfast, lunch plus The Pixel Market Meetings and awards night where the winner of the ARTE International Prize for The Pixel Market and other prize winners will be announced. Read More

Interviewing The Pixel Market Prize Sponsors

Autumn is getting closer, and so is the 8th edition of The Pixel Market, the largest and most established finance market dedicated to getting cross-media projects off the ground, which will be held in London on 8-9 October. 2014

As the deadline approaches, we asked our four prize sponsors to share their expectations for this year’s projects.

Find out what it takes to be a winner in this multiple interview featuring:

  • Lili Blumers,  Commissioning Editor, ARTE.tv, France
  • Nuno Bernardo, CEO and Producer, beActive
  • Nasim Miradi, Producer, Cinekid for Professionals
  • Amy Dotson, Deputy Director & Head of Programming, IFP

  • Milton Tabbot, Senior Director of Programming, IFP

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Announcing The Pixel Lab Participants 2014

We’re busy gearing up for the residential workshop for our fifth edition of The Pixel Lab at the stunning Traube Tonbach Hotel in Germany’s Black Forest, taking place from  6 – 12 July.

This year’s 32 participants come from a staggering 12 European countries. They will spend six intense days learning from international leading tutors from the cross-media industry.

Download the full press release here.

 

Tune in to the Reinvent Hollywood live roundtable tonight!

PttP’s Liz Rosenthal will be appearing on this weeks Reinventers live roundtable session named Reinvent Hollywood from 19.00 to 20.30 tonight. Hosted by Ted Hope, Liz will be joined by leading digital innovators from across the media industry to discuss what new form or forms will  most likely flourish in the near future.

You can tune in to the discussion by registering your interest here. We know we will be!

Get the low down on The Pixel Market in the video below!

Listen up ladies and gents – it’s time to feast your eyes on this year’s promo video for The Pixel Market! Get an insiders view of the pitching sessions, live audience, international jury members, 1-2-1 meetings, networking drinks and more in the video below…

Power to the Pixel’s The Pixel Market – Applications close 10 July 2014! from Power to the Pixel on Vimeo.

Psst – want to experience it for yourself? Applications are open until Thursday 10 July, 18.00 BST. Head to The Pixel Market page for full details and to apply.

APPLICATION DEADLINE 10 JULY, 18.00 BST!

See you in Cannes!

The PttP gang are up, up and away this week to the glitz and glam of Cannes from 14-21 May. Here’s where you can find us:

Friday 16 May – NEXT Pavilion, Village International Pantiero, No.210
Catch us at our Marché du Film session Financing Cross-Media and Innovation, part of the NEXT programme. We’re getting the low down on the latest finance and distribution strategies from the likes of The Danish Film Institute, NZ Film Commission, OMDC, Screen Australia, SODEC and ZDF followed by drinks and networking.

Sunday 18 May – Producers Club, Village International (for registered producers only)
If you’re a registered producer, you can hear from Liz Rosenthal at The Producers Network Breakfast at 09.00. Breakfast not your style? You can also come down and say hello over a drink at PttP’s hosted Producers Network Cocktail on Sunday afternoon, 17.00 – 19.00.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Psst – can’t make it but want to talk to PttP about a project you’ve got brewing? Why not apply to The Pixel Market – applications close 10 July 2014! Head to The Pixel Market page for more details and to apply!

Want to join the Power to the Pixel Team? Now’s your chance!

We’re on the look out for two new members of staff; Marketing & Communications Manager and Pixel Market Manager.

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
As a key member of our London-based team, the ideal candidate will be responsible for managing the marketing, strategic outreach, press and co-promotional relationships of Power to the Pixel’s events including The Pixel Lab and Power to the Pixel: Cross-Media Forum. You’ll have 7 years’ experience behind you, great interpersonal skills and experience negotiating and liaising with a wide international market. You’ll also have a great eye for detail, an ability to think on your feet and in fast-paced environments.

Download full job specs here.

PIXEL MARKET COORDINATOR
Working directly with PttPs management team, the ideal candidate will be responsible for coordination of project selection, the scheduling of meetings for the 40+ selected project teams and 100+ Pixel Market guests, the hospitality of Pixel Market project teams and the smooth running of The Pixel Market in the run up to, and during the event. You will have strong experience in coordinatingand scheduling international co-production meetings, excellent interpersonal skills, a high attention to details and an ability to work well under pressure.

Download full job specs here.

Applicants must be London based. Due to lack of resources, we will only contact successful applicants.

 

 

Apply to The Pixel Market 2014

Do you want to present your project to global financiers, commissioners and platforms? Meet with 100+ potential funding and creative partners? Win cash prizes? Apply to The Pixel Market!

The leading finance market for cross-media projects has once again opened it’s doors and we want you. Kicking off with The Pixel Market Finance Forum (8 Oct), eight producer-led teams will present their projects to an international jury of financiers, distributors and platforms who’ll give direct feedback on what it takes to get their attention and support plus, will go in the running to win the ARTE International Prize for The Pixel Market! At The Pixel Market Meetings (9 Oct), all 30 selected teams will engage in 1-2-1 meetings with over 100 potential financial, distribution and producing partners!

Plus there are plenty of networking opportunities including breakfasts, lunch and drinks receptions, the ARTE International Prize for The Pixel Market and more cash prizes on offer!

Check out The Pixel Market page for more details and to complete an online application form.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: THURSDAY 10 JULY, 18.00BST

Want a taste of what’s to come? Check out Paula Schargorodsky, winner of the ARTE International Prize for The Pixel Pitch 2013, present her project Get Over It below.

The Pixel Pitch: Get Over It, Paula Schargorodsky & Rabia Williams from Power to the Pixel on Vimeo.