Power to the Pixel supports the film and media industries in their transition to a digital age. The company specialises in new ways for content creators and businesses to create, finance and distribute stories and engage with audiences across multiple platforms.
Headed by Founder & CEO Liz Rosenthal and COO & Producer Tishna Molla, the company’s London team has a wealth of experience and expertise across film and cross-media development, production and finance, and is linked to a unique network of the leading thinkers, practitioners and innovators who are developing new business and creative opportunities around the world.
Specialising in new ways for content creators and businesses to create and finance stories and engage with audiences across multiple platforms, Power to the Pixel’s core activities are:
- Providing consultancy to international media organisations, content creators and companies
- Designing innovative in-house company training programmes and bespoke initiatives
- Producing international forums, events and labs centred around cross-media, IP and business
- Facilitating the exchange of ideas and the building of international partnerships between media professionals and between industries
The company’s understanding of the challenges and opportunities of digital change means Power to the Pixel is an essential bridge between the visionary, the pioneering and the practical.
Power to the Pixel’s clients and partners include: ARTE; BAFTA; BBC, BBH; Berlin Film Festival; BFI; Cannes Film Festival (Marché du Film); EAVE; EU MEDIA Programme; Edinburgh Film Festival; IFP; Nordisk Film & TV Fond; UK Film Council.
FOUNDER & CEO
An early advocate and pioneer of cross-media, digital distribution and filmmaking, Liz is a digital film and media expert.
She is the Founder and CEO of Power the Pixel (PttP), an organisation that supports the film and media industries in their transition to a digital age. The company specialises in new ways for content creators and businesses to create, finance and distribute stories and engage with audiences across multiple platforms. PttP’s services include, consultancy, development labs and events, as well as information and analysis of the rapidly changing international market.
PttP organises the annual ground-breaking Cross-Media Forum in association with The BFI London Film Festival. This event connects the film and media industries with key innovators of the digital revolution, pioneering new models of storytelling, finance and distribution, in a conference, a think tank and the first dedicated cross-media project marketplace and project competition called The Pixel Market and The Pixel Pitch. The company also runs the Pixel Lab, the leading European project-focused business course for developing cross-media properties. The company has just launched the Pixel Report www.thepixelreport.org a new online resource devoted to showcasing new forms of storytelling, film-making and cross-media business development. Liz also advises many international media organisations. She was digital strategy adviser to the UK Film Council from 2008 until their recent closure.
She is invited regularly to speak at international conferences, film festivals and leading film schools including Berlin, Cannes, Rotterdam, Dubai, London and Edinburgh Film Festivals, Screen International Conferences and lectured at EAVE, The Media Business School in Ronda, BAFTA, Independent Film Week (US), The National Film and Television School, The BFI, Skillset and the ICA in London.
Liz was the Programme Director of Digimart’s Global Digital Distribution Summit, www.digimart.org in Montréal, another ground-breaking forum that brought together for the first time ever leading filmmakers, innovators and digital pioneers from around the world, who are building new film distribution models.
Liz set up and ran the UK office for Next Wave Films (a Santa Monica based company of the Independent Film Channel US) from 1998 to 2002. Next Wave Films was a pioneer in the production, finance and sales of lower budget features and digital filmmaking. The company helped exceptionally talented filmmakers, from the US and abroad, launch their careers. Their award winning films include Christopher Nolan’s Following (Winner: Tiger Award, Rotterdam ’99, Silver Hitchcock, Dinard ’99), Joe Carnahan’s Blood, Guts, Bullets & Octane, Kate Davis’ Southern Comfort (Grand Jury Prize, Sundance ’01), David and Laurie Shapiro’s Keep The River On Your Right: A Modern Cannibal Tale (Special Jury Award, IDFA, Amsterdam ’00), Amir Bar-Lev’s Fighter (Best Documentary, Karlovy Vary ’00), Josh Aronson’s Sound and Fury (Grand Jury Prize, Sundance ’00, Academy Award nomination ’01).
COO & PRODUCER
Tishna’s background spans film, tv, publishing and advertising. She has expertise in content development, rights negotiations, post-production, talent representation and production.
She was a Director’s Rep at leading commercials production company Home Corp where she represented UK and international directors’ work to advertising agencies, bringing in national and multi-national campaigns for brands including Glaxo Smith Kline and The Times.
She is producing Dummy Jim with BAFTA Scotland award-winning filmmaker Matt Hulse through her production company, Bandit HQ. The website was commended by the Helen Keller Award, a multi-media art competition which challenges perceptions of deaf blindness through the arts. Other film projects include BAFTA-winner Mark Walker’s first feature Sherwood Caskets, developed through the Cinéfondation, la Résidence in association with the Cannes Film Festival.
From 2006 – 2008 Tishna was a Visiting Tutor on the University of Westminster’s MA Screenwriting & Producing. Between 2002 – 2006 she worked as Development Producer at award-winning independent production company Tall Stories. She was sponsored by UK Film Council to work with Gary Winick’s ground-breaking US production company InDigEnt on Michael Lehmann’s Flakes starring Aaron Stanford & Zooey Deschanel.
Her feature film production credits include Nicolas Roeg’s Puffball (2007); Ntshavheni Wa Luruli’s The Wooden Camera (Winner of the Crystal Bear, Berlin 2004); Christian Taylor/Lindy Heymann’s Showboy (Winner of The Douglas Hickox Award, BIFA 2002).
She was previously a Partner at the film and literary agency Michelle Kass Associates where she established a new client base of directors and writer/directors including Emily Young (Kiss of Life, Veronika Decides to Die) and Stefan Gates (Cooking in the Danger Zone).
Tishna has also worked as a script and manuscript reader for companies including Working Title; Focus Features; Kuhn & Co. (now Qwerty Films) and the BBC. Tishna’s post-production credits as an assistant film and dubbing editor include Jane Campion’s The Portrait of a Lady and BBC Drama Over Here written by John Sullivan.
Inês Braga has worked on Power to the Pixel’s annual Cross-Media Forum since 2008. Recently, she was Project Coordinator for The Pixel Market, a first-of-its-kind marketplace for international cross-media projects. Inês now works as Projects Manager for all of Power to the Pixel’s projects and events.
An accomplished screenplay writer, Inês graduated from the London Film School. Her recent credits include the two-part feature length drama, Alice (broadcast Nov 2010) commissioned by HBO Latin America and directed by Sérgio Machado (Lower City) and Karim Ainouz (Madame Satã). She has several projects in development including Beatrice’s Father (UK Film Council development fund) to be directed by Don Boyd and Cicero, commissioned by RT Features.