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Power to the Pixel makes changes

By Liz Rosenthal Power to the Pixel was founded 10 years ago and has been an influential voice in the most turbulent period of change in the history of the media and entertainment industries. We decided that a decade in business was a good place to stop and take...

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We’re off to No Boundaries, Storytelling in the Digital Age

PttP’s CEO and Founder, Liz Rosenthal, is off to Amsterdam from 2 – 4 March to take part in the Dutch EU Presidency Conference Promoting Cross-Border Circulation of European Audio-Visual Content. Participating in the session No Boundaries, Storytelling in the Digital Age, 3 March, Liz will discuss the latest trends, figures...

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Cancellation of The Pixel Lab 2016

We are sorry to have to announce the cancellation of this year’s 2016 Pixel Lab, which was due to launch in Berlin last week. It is disappointing to have to make this decision after six successful years but unforeseeable circumstances left us with no choice. We appreciate your understanding...

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Talk to us about your Pixel Lab application

Have a question about your Pixel Lab application? Don’t fear, we’re here to help! Power to the Pixel’s Marketing and Relationship Manager, Hannah Blatch, is now taking meetings with producers and media experts to chat all things Pixel Lab. You can catch Hannah at the Berlinale Film Festival from 12...

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We’re off to Berlinale, 12 – 17 February

Power to the Pixel are heading to the Berlinale Film Festival from 12 – 17 February! You can catch Liz Rosenthal, Power to the Pixel’s CEO & Founder moderating two sessions as part of the Berlinale Talents programme on Sunday 14 February. 14:30 to 15:45 | CONNECTED STORIES 1 – PROTOTYPING,...

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Apply to The Pixel Lab 2016

The Pixel Lab 2016 is now open for applications and we want you! Whether you are working on a feature film project, a TV series or new media project, The Pixel Lab will demonstrate how a strategic cross-platform approach to story development will help develop your project, brand and...

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Around the World of Digital Business Opportunities

Wendy Bernfeld, Managing Director of Rights Stuff, gave an up-to-the-moment overview of the international platforms and services that enable producers and rights holders to grow ideas, audiences and revenues in The Conference session Around the World of Digital Business Opportunities in 20 Minutes! In the session Wendy focuses on how...

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OH MOSCOW | Adventure Pictures Ltd.

At last year’s Power to the Pixel: The Cross-Media Forum 8 teams presented their cutting edge interactive projects to a panel of financiers and distributors plus 400 audience members. Watch as Sally Potter, Producer, and Christopher Sheppard, Producer, pitch OH MOSCOW! at The Pixel Market Finance Forum below. Panelists: Margaux Missika...

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Elemented | E.d. Films

At last year’s Power to the Pixel: The Cross-Media Forum 8 teams presented their cutting edge interactive projects to a panel of financiers and distributors plus 400 audience members. Watch as Emily Paige, Director & Partner, pitches Elemented at The Pixel Market Finance Forum below. Panelists: Orion Ross – The...

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Streamers | NFB Canada

At last year’s Power to the Pixel: The Cross-Media Forum 8 teams presented their cutting edge interactive projects to a panel of financiers and distributors plus 400 audience members. Watch as Hugues Sweeney, Head of French Language Interactive Media Production, pitches Streamers at The Pixel Market Finance Forum below. Panelists: Marie-Louise...

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Wait for Me | Mélange

At last year’s Power to the Pixel: The Cross-Media Forum 8 teams presented their cutting edge interactive projects to a panel of financiers and distributors plus 400 audience members. Watch as Michel Reilhac, Interactive and VR Storyteller, pitches Wait for Me at The Pixel Market Finance Forum below. Panelists: Lucia Haslauer...

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The Suspect | The Project Factory

At last year’s Power to the Pixel: The Cross-Media Forum 8 teams presented their cutting edge interactive projects to a panel of financiers and distributors plus 400 audience members. Watch as Guy Gadney, Writer and Director, pitches The Suspect at The Pixel Market Finance Forum below. Panelists: Will Saunders – BBC...

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‘The Boy in the Book’ A Choose Your Own Documentary | CYOD Ltd.

At last year’s Power to the Pixel: The Cross-Media Forum 8 teams presented their cutting edge interactive projects to a panel of financiers and distributors plus 400 audience members. Watch as Fernando Gutierrez De Jesus, Director, and Nathan Penlington, Writer and Performer, pitch ‘The Boy in the Book’ A...

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The Plunder | Mediadante & Anagram

At last year’s Power to the Pixel: The Cross-Media Forum 8 teams presented their cutting edge interactive projects to a panel of financiers and distributors plus 400 audience members. Watch as Rosie Garthwaite, Executive Producer and May Abdalla, Co-Director, pitch The Plunder at The Pixel Market Finance Forum below. Panelists: Adaan...

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Offside | Upian

At last year’s Power to the Pixel: The Cross-Media Forum 8 teams presented their cutting edge interactive projects to a panel of financiers and distributors plus 400 audience members. Watch as Alexandre Brachet, Producer & CEO, pitches Offside at The Pixel Market Finance Forum below. Panelists: Christiane Meithge – Bayerischer...

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Think Tank Report 2015

It’s here! The Think Tank 2015 brought together 40 leading decision-makers from a wide range of creative industries, world-class thinkers, and key public and private institutions and funders to discuss practical ways to help shape the rapidly evolving audiovisual landscape. This year’s event explored what changes need to be...

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Virtual Stories: Real World Change

Virtual reality has changed the way we look at gaming and entertainment, but can it change the way we look at some of the world’s most pressing issues? Gabo Arora has travelled from a refugee camp in Jordan to a slum in Liberia recovering from the effect of an...

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Virtual Stories: Diving into a New Storytelling Dimension

Watch as Alex Bowker of Samsung Electronics, Dave Ranyard of Sony and Saschka Unseld of Oculus Story Studio share their visions of the future of immersive storytelling, show examples of projects and discuss new business opportunities for this powerful new platform.   Virtual Stories: Diving into a New Storytelling...

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The Disruptive Power of Fan-Based Marketing

As a digital media creator, your focus is to produce engaging interactive content for you customers but when should you start to face questions about distribution, marketing and promotion, and community development? How will your fans consume and react to your content? What will be the impact on your...

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Digital Growing Pains at the BBC

How is the UK’s oldest broadcaster adapting to meet the needs of an emerging global audience that is learning how to watch TV without a TV? BBC Worldwide Digital Studios is a new team designed to respond to the ways that the future global audiences of the BBC are...

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Securing Funding & Distribution for your Project in the Digital World

At this year’s Conference we welcomed Rose Adkins, Founder and CEO of ScreenHits, to stage to present the session Securing Funding and Distribution for your Project in the Digital World. Adkins looked at the future of distribution where producers are able to retain more of their rights and find finishing...

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Is International Co-production the Future of Interactive Storytelling?

Margaux Missika, Executive Producer at award-winning production company Upian, presented the session Is International Co-production the Future of Interactive Storytelling? at this year’s Conference. Using projects Generation What and Do Not Track as case studies, Margaux gave an overview of international coproduction for new media in the documentary field. What did they learn,...

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Prototyping with our Audience

Interactive stories and experiences are only good and relevant in the way they are manipulated by the end user. They are conceived for someone to crawl inside, circulate, manipulate, hesitate, move things around, alter, react, lie down, maybe daydream… Prototyping the technology is not enough: we need to prototype...

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Programmatic Beyond Advertising: A Not So Distant Future?

In a context of hyper-abundance, overwhelmed content consumers tend to rely more and more on social or algorithmic recommendation to guide their choices. In this Conference presentation, Catalina Briceño of Canada Media Fund looks at how automation and personalisation, in the same way to what programmatic does for advertising, influences...

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Prototyping the Organisation

In the next of our Conference videos is Ingrid Kopp, Senior Consultant at Tribeca Film Institute. In the presentation Prototyping the Organisation Kopp reflects on what she’s learnt from building the interactive department of the Tribeca Film Institute. Tasked with building a structure to fund and support new forms of storytelling,...

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Using Data to Make the Most Out of Two Ping Pong Balls and an Old Coat

Online data is being mined by brands to understand the conversations around their products and services, to identify new opportunities, and also to guide product planning, marketing, R&D and even M&A. These same techniques can provide valuable insights for film, television and games creators by revealing audience interests, the...

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Combining Empathy and Data to Build the Right Community for Your Work

How does deeply understanding your own motivations, your work and your potential audience help you build the right community around your project? Jon Leland, Director of Strategy and Insights at Kickstarter shares the answers to this in his Conference presentation Combining Empathy and Data to Build the Right Community...

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Starting with People

In 2013 Paula Zuccotti told us that any transmedia storytelling project should first focus on how audiences traverse between reality and fiction and the design of their interaction with content before thinking about with platforms best unlock each touch point. This year Paula returned to present the talk Starting with...

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Story-driven Innovation

Nick Fortugno, CCO & Co-Founder at Playmatics, and Lance Weiler, Director at Columbia University Digital Storytelling Lab, kicked off this year’s edition of The Conference with two presentation Story-Driven Innovation and Story Play. Looking at R&D and rapid prototyping, the pair explored the wilds of collaboration, authorship and ownership of stories...

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Register for your copy of the Think Tank Report now

At the close of Power to the Pixel: The Cross-Media Forum we met with over 40 creative industries, world-class thinkers and key public and private institutions and funders to discuss the practical ways to help shape the rapidly evolving audiovisual landscape. Hosted at London’s Québec Government Office, the Think Tank...

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Power to the Pixel: The Cross-Media Forum programme now online

You can now check out the full programme from Power to the Pixel: The Cross-Media Forum online. Last week we welcomed over 800 media experts working across film, broadcast, games, publishing, interactive, advertising and the arts to London for The Conference, The Pixel Market Finance Forum, The Pixel Market...

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Winners announced for The Pixel Market & The Pixel Lab

We’re delighted to announce Elemented by Emily Paige as the winner of the ARTE International Pixel Market Prize. The project, pitched at The Pixel Market Finance Forum (video coming soon!), is an animated web series about science, intrigue and adventure on a beautiful new planet. Viewers follow 15-year-old Wren, her best friend...

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Prototyping is a way of both seeing whether an idea has traction and engaging with audiences from the start

“Building a platform ahead of engaging with the audience on an idea is like putting the cart before the horse.” Power to the Pixel CEO Liz Rosenthal gives the low-down on The Conference. By Melanie Goodfellow Prototyping and the art of connecting with audiences early on in a project’s genesis...

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Wherever our audiences are discussing our brands that’s where we want to be a part of the conversation

“Wherever our audiences are discussing our brands that’s where we want to be a part of the conversation.” Alex Ayling, head of BBC Worldwide Digital Studios. Continuing our series of interviews with speakers at the upcoming Power to the Pixel: The Cross-Media Forum, Alex Ayling, head of BBC Worldwide Digital...

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Find out what VR means for creating and experiencing content

“There are so many questions around what VR means for creating and experiencing content.” The upcoming Power to the Pixel: The Cross-Media Forum will delve into the nascent VR storytelling scene this year. By Melanie Goodfellow Power to the Pixel: The Cross-Media Forum (13-16 Oct) will put a timely...

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Step into Power to the Pixel: The Cross-Media Forum in this video

Power to the Pixel: The Cross-Media Forum kicks off in under two weeks and to celebrate we’ve put together a little teaser for this year’s event. Reserve your tickets to The Conference and The Pixel Market Finance Forum to: Hear from leading experts in audience engagement, interactive storytelling, prototyping,...

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“We’re platform agnostic” – Hugues Sweeney chats NFB Canada

In the first in a series of interviews with participants at this year’s Power to the Pixel: The Cross-Media Forum, we talk to Hugues Sweeney, head of National Film Board of Canada’s trail-blazing digital studio in Montreal. By Melanie Goodfellow From knitting patterns to computer games, there’s no set...

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Full Conference & Pixel Market Finance Forum now available!

You’ve read correctly – the full Conference (13 October) and Pixel Market Finance Forum (14 October) programme is now online! At The Conference we’ll welcome 17 experts working across interactive media, film, television, publishing advertising, and the arts to the stage. With a special focus on audience-centric models to prototype,...

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Meet the Latin American Focus delegation

We’re delighted to introduce you to members of the Latin American Focus delegation for 2015. As part of our mission to showcase the latest international ideas and innovations in multi-platform and interactive media, each year we focus on a region that is working at the forefront of modern storytelling, business practices...

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We’re off to the San Sebastian Film Festival

Liz Rosenthal, PttP’s CEO & Founder is off to the San Sebastian Film Festival this Sunday 20 September to moderate the session Audiences in Motion.  Looking at changes in models of creation, production, distribution and exhibition, the session will explore the changing role of the audience in media. Panelists include...

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The Pixel Market participants announced!

We are delighted to announce the 34 projects chosen to participate in this year’s Pixel Market. Selected from over 160 applications and attending from 18 countries around the world, the 34 projects will participate in two jam-packed days at The Pixel Market. The top 8 projects will pitch their...

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Liz Rosenthal talks publishing in this London Book Fair interview

Liz Rosenthal, CEO & Founder of PttP, is the latest media expert to feature in The London Book Fair interview series, 5 mins with… Looking at the publishing industry and how PttP works with the sector, Liz shares some valuable advice for anyone starting out plus she also shares...

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Meet PttP in Mediamorforsis!

That’s right – catch PttP’s CEO and Founder, Liz Rosenthal, at Mediamorfosis in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay from 10 – 19 August. In Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, you can catch Liz as she chats about audience engagement, multi-platform storytelling, prototyping and brand building plus gives insight into what to...

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Case Study: Netwars/ out of CTRL

“Try to keep it small and think one step at a time.” Saskia Kress, executive producer of Netwars/ out of CTRL alongside Michael Grotenhoff, talks about her cross-media baptism of fire on the project. By Melanie Goodfellow The award-winning Netwars/ out of CTRL, exploring cyber warfare and its potential...

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The Pixel Market deadline extended!

You’ve read that correctly – The Pixel Market deadline has been extended until next Tuesday 21 July, 18.00 BST. The Pixel Market (14 & 15 October) is designed to help get cross-platform and interactive projects financed and distributed. Spread across two days, participants will showcase their work to an...

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Case study: Old Folks’ Tales

“What I remember most is the people who said it would never work… it forced me to really define the project.” Laura Piaggio, producer of Old Folks’ Tales, talks about her experiences at The Pixel Lab and The Pixel Market. By Melanie Goodfellow Colombian-Spanish collaborative cross-media project Old Folks’...

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“The important thing is to have a good story”

Whatever you do, whatever explorations you might be making into a new territory, the important thing is to have a good story.” Rebecca O’Brien talks about bringing Ken Loach: Untitled to The Pixel Market. By Melanie Goodfellow Sixteen Films’ upcoming cross-media project exploring the 50-year career of Ken Loach won...

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Get your cross-platform and interactive project financed at The Pixel Market!

Attracting the world’s leading funds, commissioners, broadcasters, platforms and entrepreneurs, The Pixel Market is the ultimate event to get your project off the ground. The Pixel Market Finance Forum (14 October) Pitch your project in front of a 400 strong live audience and a jury composed of funds, commissioners,...

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Watch our new promo video for The Pixel Market

With the deadline for The Pixel Market on the horizon, we thought we’d give you a little insider tour of what happens during the event in our latest video below. Composed of The Pixel Market Finance Forum (14 Oct) and The Pixel Market Meetings (15 Oct), The Pixel Market...

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“I broke all the Holy Grails of interactive.”

“I broke all the Holy Grails of interactive. I have no film, I have no App and I don’t have a website” – former Pixel Market participant Ram Devineni talks about the intricacies of developing and financing augmented reality comic book Priya’s Shakti.   By Melanie Goodfellow Augmented reality...

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We’re at XpoNorth and Cross Video Days!

This week we are off to XpoNorth and Cross Video Days! Tuesday 9 June, 10.30 – 12.00 | XpoNorth Catch Liz Rosenthal present the panel Narrative and New Ways of Storytelling from 10.30 today. Liz will be joined by Euan Macdonald, CryWorks, James Edward Marks, ScreenageRenegade and Neil Cartwright,...

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Meet PttP at Sheffield DocFest, 6 – 8 June 2015

The PttP ladies are heading to Sheffield DocFest at this week to spread some innovative-media love. Power to the Pixel’s CEO & Founder, Liz Rosenthal will be joined by Hannah Blatch, Marketing and Relationships Manager and Liz Scott, Production Manager. On Monday 8 June at 14.45 we will present...

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Meet the participants of The Pixel Lab, 28 June – 4 July 2015

Drum roll please – we’re delighted to introduce the 32 participants selected to take part in The Pixel Lab 2015. From 20 different countries around the world, 16 pioneering international producers will develop their projects that incorporate a range of film, interactive, live event, mobile, gaming, TV, publishing or...

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Meet PttP in Cannes, 13 – 21 May 2015!

PttP are up, up and away to the Cannes Film Festival from Wednesday 13 May to Thursday 21 May. You can catch Liz Rosenthal, CEO & Founder, and Hannah Blatch, Marketing & Relationships Manager, at the following events: Saturday 16 May, 15.30-17.00 – NEXT Pavilion | Power to the...

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We’re hiring – Marketing & Relationships Manager for The Pixel Market 2015

Want to join Power to the Pixel for The Pixel Market 2015?  We’re looking for a Marketing & Relationships Manager to join our team. Power to the Pixel: The Cross-Media Forum, held in association with the 59th BFI London Film Festival, is a showcase of visionary thinking, practices and models that can...

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We’re hiring – Marketing & Relationships Manager for The Pixel Lab 2015

Want to join Power to the Pixel for The Pixel Lab 2015?  We’re looking for a Marketing & Relationships Manager to join our team. The Pixel Lab is a development course designed to explore how interactivity and new media tools can add value to film, TV or new media projects and engage...

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We’re hiring – Production & Hospitality Coordinator for The Pixel Market 2015

Want to join Power to the Pixel for The Pixel Market 2015?  We’re looking for a Production & Hospitality Coordinator to join our team. Power to the Pixel: The Cross-Media Forum, held in association with the 59th BFI London Film Festival, is a showcase of visionary thinking, practices and models...

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We’re hiring – Production & Hospitality Coordinator for The Pixel Lab 2015

Want to join Power to the Pixel for The Pixel Lab 2015?  We’re looking for a Production & Hospitality Coordinator to join our team. The Pixel Lab is a development course designed to explore how interactivity and new media tools can add value to film, TV or new media...

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NEW DEADLINE – apply to The Pixel Lab by 1 April 2015!

How lucky are you?! The Pixel Lab deadline has been extended until next Wednesday 1 April, 18.00 BST. Spread across four months, The Pixel Lab is a jam packed development course for 20 producers with a project and 20 media professional without a project from across film, TV, games,...

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Watch Jennifer Wilson and Will Saunders talk creative, sustainable business models

We’ve now published the final videos from 2014s Conference at The Pixel Report. Watch Jennifer Wilson, Group Executive Director at The Project Factory, explain what has and hasn’t worked in the monetisation of digital and what we can learn from this in the presentation Going Sustainable: Successful Business Models...

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Nonny de la Peña talks immersive journalism at The Conference

Named “One of the 13 People Who Made the World More Creative” by Fast Company for her pioneering use of virtual reality to make immersive experiences of the news, Nonny de la Peña knows a thing or two about audience engagement. Founder of Virtual Pyedog, de la Peña talks...

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Uncover the secrets of the gaming sector with Dr Jo Twist, UKIE and Nick Fortugno, Playmatics in these Conference presentations

At this year’s Conference we jumped right into the games industry with presentations from Dr Jo Twist, CEO at UKIE and Nick Fortugno, CCO of Playmatics. In her presentation The Games Sector: Innovating It’s Way to Success, Twist looks at what lessons the games industry have learnt in their climb...

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Prototyping and The Art of Question with Lance Weiler

Internationally renowned storyteller, entrepreneur and thought leader, Lance Weiler got us all thinking at the Conference part of this year’s Power to the Pixel: The Cross-Media Forum. In the presentation Weiler explores the creative processes he is using to create a new form of storytelling that will satisfy the changing...

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John S. Johnson’s Conference keynote presentation is now available online!

John S. Johnson, Co-Founder of BuzzFeed and Director at The Harmony Institute, gave the keynote presentation at this year’s Conference as part of Power to the Pixel: The Cross-Media Forum. Sharing his thoughts on and experiences working at the front lines of media impact, this is one eye opening talk!...

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The Flickering Flame takes out the ARTE International Prize for The Pixel Market 2014

We are over the moon to announce Rebecca O’Brien with her project The Flickering Flame as the winner of this year’s €6,000 ARTE International Prize for The Pixel Market! O’Brien presented The Flickering Flame at The Pixel Market Finance Forum (8 Oct) to a jury of international financiers, distributors and platforms in...

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Download Canada Media Fund’s new white paper ‘Understanding Funders’

We’re delighted to publish the new white paper Understanding Funders by our partner Canada Media Fund in collaboration with SODEC and Power to the Pixel. At this week’s Cross-Media Forum we’ve focused heavily on funders and the different funding opportunities available. Canada Media Fund’s new white paper fits perfectly...

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Power to the Pixel: The Cross-Media Forum programme

Have you lost your printed handbook for this year’s Power to the Pixel: The Cross-Media Forum? Not to worry, we’ve got your back. The full programme for this week, 7 – 10 October, is available to download below. Download Power to the Pixel: The Cross-Media Forum programme here.

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Buy your ticket to The Conference (7 Oct) and The Pixel Market Finance Forum (8 Oct) at the door!

We have now closed online accreditation for tickets to Power to the Pixel: The Cross-Media Forum 2014. However, we will be selling limited tickets on the door at The Conference (7 Oct) and The Pixel Market Finance Forum (8 Oct). Want one? Head down to NFT1, BFI Southbank from...

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“A product with an audience is the Holy Grail the brands are seeking…” – Nathaniel Hill, McCann, talks working with brands

In our final interview with panelists at The Pixel Market Finance Forum, Nathaniel Hill, planning partner at creative agency McCann London, gives advice on working with brands. Words by Melanie Goodfellow Nathaniel Hill has been devising digital communication strategies for household brands such as Foster’s Lager, Virgin Atlantic, Nokia...

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“I’m driven by building bridges between different types of communities” – Artangel’s Michael Morris talks about what he’s on the look out for at The Pixel Market Finance Forum

Continuing our series of interviews with panelists at this year’s Pixel Market Finance Forum (Oct 8), we speak to Michael Morris, co-director of London-based arts production company Artangel. Words by Melanie Goodfellow. Artangel co-directors Michael Morris and James Lingwood have been producing ground-breaking art projects – including Rachel Whiteread’s...

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Say hello to The Pixel Market projects of 2014!

We’re are so excited to introduce you all to the 32 projects selected for The Pixel Market 2014! At The Pixel Market Finance Forum (8 Oct) eight of these projects will present to a 400+ strong live audience and a panel of international financiers, distributors and platforms who will give insight...

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“Financing models don’t need broadcasters anymore…” – we talk new financing models with Lucia Haslauer of ZDF

For the second interview with panelists at this year’s Pixel Market Finance Forum (8 Oct), we meet Lucia Haslauer, Commissioning Editor for German public broadcaster ZDF’s new media department. Words by Melanie Goodfellow The award-winning, cross-media thriller Rescue Dina Foxx!, interactive documentary Last Hijack and the satirical ZDF Mashups series are just some of the projects backed...

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“We’re not trying to fit a format into an existing business model” – Ingrid Kopp, Tribeca Film Institute, talks finance and what she’s looking to support.

At this year’s Pixel Market Finance Forum (8 Oct) we will hear from a collection of leading financiers, distributors and producers working across industry silos to support and create innovative new entertainment formats. To get you in the mood, we’re conducting a series of interviews with some of our panelists. First...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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Tune in to the Reinvent Hollywood live roundtable tonight!

PttP’s Liz Rosenthal will be appearing on this weeks Reinventors 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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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We’re off to MIPTV, are you?

This week we’re taking a quick visit to MIPTV in Cannes! Power to the Pixel’s CEO & Founder, Liz Rosenthal, and our new Programme Producer, Elizabeth Swift, will be heading over to talk all things cross-media from 7 – 9 April. If you’re registered with The Creative Europe Media...

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We’ve extended the deadline for applications to The Pixel Lab!

Looks like it’s your lucky day – we’re accepting submissions to The Pixel Lab right up until 18.00bst this Thursday 3 April. Spanning three months, The Pixel Lab is the best place to learn the skills needed to stay relevant to a changing audience in today’s connected world. Through...

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PttP Heads to Bulgaria and Bavaria

PttP’s Liz Rosenthal is off to the Sofia Meetings, 13-16 March, one of the Balkans’ main co-production markets taking place at The Sofia International Film Festival. You can catch Liz at 16.15 on 14 March at her presentation Adventures in Cross Media Storytelling: Adapting to Stay Relevant to Changing Audiences and at...

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The Cross-Media Forum dates announced!

We’re delighted to announce that Power to the Pixel’s Cross-Media Forum will take place on the 7-10 October 2014! Held in association with the 58th BFI London Film Festival, this is the ultimate showcase of ideas, people and projects changing the face of media and the place to learn...

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Download the Think Tank Report 2013 now!

We’re delighted to announce that the Think Tank Report for 2013 is now available for your reading pleasure at The Pixel Report. On the final day of our annual Cross-Media Forum we got together at the IPA headquarters with representatives from IndieFlix, Tribeca Film Institute, Xbox Entertainment Studios, ITVS,...

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We’re now accepting applications to The Pixel Lab 2014!

Want to maximise the potential of your IP, become more competitive in the international marketplace, form new partnerships and advance your business acumen? The Pixel Lab is just the ticket! Now in it’s 5th year, The Pixel Lab is a project-focused development workshop designed to improve the creative, financial...

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Canada Media Fund interviews Tishna Molla for Digital Vision

Having sat on Canada Media Fund‘s renowned Experimental Stream Jury in Toronto last month, Tishna Molla was interviewed for their Digital Vision series. The series looks at the creative personalities that are shaping the future of the media industry. In this week’s edition, Tishna speaks about the work of...

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Familiar PttP faces teaching at the Binger Filmlab in January

In the new year, PttP’s CEO & founder, Liz Rosenthal will appear at the Binger Filmlab’s Cross-Media Storytelling workshop. Liz will present a range of case studies as a basis to discuss how changes in technology have impacted audience engagement. She will be joined by Pixel Lab regular Sean...

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Pixel Lab recognition at CPH:DOX

Huge congratulations to brothers Arman and Arash T. Riahi who took gold at last week’s CPH:DOX when Everyday Rebellion won the Politiken Audience Award after the film’s world premiere. The project was developed through Power to the Pixel’s cross-media workshop, The Pixel Lab in 2011 and went on to...

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PttP expats take the world by storm this November!

We’re beaming with pride over at the PttP family as four expat projects step into the spotlight this month! Winner of the £6,000 ARTE Pixel Pitch prize last year, Everyday Rebellion has been selected to premiere their film in the main competition for the CPH:DOX award. The project, by...

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PttP heads to Festival Tous Ecrans, Geneva & Merging Media in Vancouver

That’s right, Tishna Molla COO of PttP has packed her bags and is on her way to Festival Tous Ecrans. A member of the International Transmedia Competition jury, Tishna will also be exploring how the media industry is adapting to changing audience behaviours, showcasing the winning projects from last...

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CMF Day 2: The Pixel Pitch – What are we fighting for?

“Things move forward and they will not move back anymore,” remarked self-styled digital immigrant and Wallimage CrossMedia’s Director Philippe Reynaert in his opening keynote. Philippe’s truth was recognised by almost forward-thinking 100 creative teams from 27 countries who submitted stories to this year’s Pixel Pitch Competition. 30 projects representing...

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CMF Day 1: The Artists Formerly Known as the Audience

By Ellie Lavan Storytellers became audience members at BFI Southbank on Tuesday. Over 350 people working throughout media entered Power to the Pixel’s seventh annual Cross-Media Forum to hear from some of the industry’s smartest minds. From advertisers to visual artists, from the Super Sprowtz Sisters to one Super...

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The Cross-Media Forum – Online accreditation ends tonight!

You heard that right, online accreditation for this year’s Cross-Media Forum will end at 23.55 tonight, Sunday 13 October. We will have very limited ticket availability on Tuesday and Wednesday (assuming there are any left of course) and will only be able to accept cash payments. Why take a...

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Philippe Reynaert, director of Wallimage CrossMedia to keynote The Pixel Pitch

That’s right, the man in the white glasses, Philippe Reynaert, responsible for spearheading the cross-media movement in Belgium, financing projects including Ari Folman’s The Congress, and the app accompaniment to Ernest et Célestine will be opening The Pixel Market with a keynote address at The Pixel Pitch on 16...

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Mother’s Pride – an interview with Elan Lee

By Rosie Lavan The keynote address at this year’s Cross-Media Forum will be delivered by Elan Lee, Chief Design Officer for Xbox Entertainment Studios. We were lucky enough to speak to Elan about some of the experiences which have shaped his approach to cross-media storytelling, and why, confused though...

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Announcing this year’s Pixel Market participants!

That’s right, 30 of the best international cross-media projects will be presented in London at The Pixel Market next month! As well as featuring homegrown talent, producer-led teams will be coming from as far afield as Australia, Canada, Argentina and the Middle East! Check out the full list of...

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Pixel Power at today’s Bookseller Conference

Our very own Liz Rosenthal will be presenting the latest innovations in storytelling, using projects developed through our Pixel Lab and High Five for Kids program as examples, at the Bookseller Conference this afternoon. See the full day’s line-up here. #KIDSCONF13

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International interactive app of The Wagner Files launches

A new project from award-winning German media company Gebrueder Beetz, The Wagner Files app was developed through Power to the Pixel’s prestigious Pixel Lab last year. We’re delighted to announce that the international version has just launched for English, French and Japanese language users. Check it out here.  

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Free tickets to the premiere of COLLIDER could be yours!

Our lovely friends at beActive are giving the first 150 people who buy tickets to The Conference a FREE TICKET to the European premiere of COLLIDER! COLLIDER tells the story of six people transported to a post-apocalyptic 2018, where they have to fight to discover how they got there,...

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Xbox’s Elan Lee and Super Furry Animals’ Gruff Rhys bookend The Conference at The 7th Cross-Media Forum

We are beyond delighted to open this year’s Cross-Media Forum on 15 October with a keynote address from Elan Lee, chief design officer at Xbox Entertainment Studios. Often cited as one of the creators of the Alternate Reality Game genre (works include Nine Inch Nails: Year Zero; The Dark...

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Power to the Pixel partners with the BFI London Film Festival for Stan Douglas talk

Through film, photography, and installation, renowned Canadian artist Stan Douglas skilfully repurposes elements from the past to shed light on contemporary issues, and the way we recall historical events. In Power to the Pixel’s first public event presented in partnership with the BFI London Film Festival, Douglas will discuss...

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PttP is up, up and away this month!

The PttP ladies are jet setting around the globe this month! COO & Producer, Tishna Molla, heads to Cardiff today for the final session of Transformat Lab. Sitting on the final pitches jury, Tishna will be assessing multi-platform projects that have been developed over the last few months. The...

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beActive’s European premiere of Collider comes to The Cross-Media Forum

A scientific experiment gone wrong. Mankind is on the verge of extinction and the world faces its darkest hour. How cool is this? beActive is giving delegates to October’s Cross-Media Forum the chance to come to the European premiere screening of Collider for free. Yes, you heard that right!...

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Welcome confrontations

By Rosie Lavan The French-German broadcaster ARTE and Power to the Pixel have a longstanding relationship. Once again in 2013 ARTE is generously sponsoring the main prize at The Pixel Market, the €6,000 ARTE International Prize for The Pixel Pitch. Eight teams will go head-to-head, presenting their cross-media projects...

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Everyone’s a winner

By Rosie Lavan In the next interview with sponsors of prizes at The Pixel Market 2013 we speak to Fleur Winters, head of Cinekid for Professionals, who is backing the Cinekid Pixel Market Prize for a second year. The winner of this prize, awarded to the best project aimed...

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Connecting the Dots

By Rosie Lavan For Jim Sommers and Karim Ahmad of the Independent Television Service (ITVS), success rests on building and engaging an audience. Based in San Francisco, ITVS backs independent filmmaking for broadcast television and across media platforms, and this year its mission to champion projects which raise awareness...

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The 78 Project is selected for the 3rd Kickstarter Film Festival

We’re delighted to announce that The 78 Project will feature at the Kickstarter Film Festival in New York this weekend! Selected for last year’s Pixel Market, The 78 Project follows filmmakers Lavinia Jones Wright and Alex Steyermark as they travel across America recording new and renowned musicians on blank...

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Early bird 10% discount for The Cross-Media Forum!

That’s right – we’re so excited about our 7th The Cross-Media Forum that we’ve decided to offer 10% off all tickets until Friday 16 August! Attracting hundreds of international professionals from across film, TV, gaming, advertising, publishing, interactive, the arts and mobile, this is a must-attend event! The Conference...

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Setting the terms beyond the buzz

By Rosie Lavan Preparations are well underway for The Pixel Market 2013 and over the coming weeks we’ll be speaking to the sponsors of the four major prizes which will be awarded at this unique annual cross-media event in October. First, we welcome back Nuno Bernardo, Managing Director of beActive...

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We’re hiring a Hospitality Coordinator for The Cross-Media Forum 2013

Could it be you? We’re looking for a Hospitality Coordinator to work with us on this year’s Cross-Media Forum, our annual centrepiece event held in association with the BFI London Film Festival and incorporating The Pixel Market. A unique opportunity to work directly with some of the biggest names...

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Win big with the brand new ITVS Impact Pixel Market Prize!

We’re delighted to announce yet another amazing prize for the participants of this year’s Pixel Market – the ITVS Impact Pixel Market Prize, an award for the best fiction or non-fiction project making a social impact. The winner, who will be announced at an awards reception on 17 October...

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Time is on your side – submissions deadline extended for The Pixel Market

With keyboards melting in the heatwave, we’ve extended the deadline for submissions to The Pixel Market by a week (well, almost) you lucky things! Sitting at the centre of The Cross-Media Forum (15-18 Oct), The Pixel Market presents the best cross-media projects from around the world to more than...

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Ready for The Pixel Market 2013? We’re open for applications!

Fancy winning 6,000 € courtesy of ARTE? How about a spell in Amsterdam this October, attending Cinekid for Professionals? Not your jam? Well, maybe £2,500 from beActive will whet your appetite? Yes, The Pixel Market is back again this October, at the heart of The Cross-Media Forum. But it’s...

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Watch out Cannes, PttP is on its way!

The PttP ladies are off again! Liz Rosenthal and Tishna Molla are travelling to Cannes next week for all things cross-media! They’ll be moderating sessions at the Marché du Film Producers Network breakfasts, the UK Film Centre, participating in a Bloomberg TV roundtable and are presenting partner at the film...

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Check us out in Screen International’s Training Guide

The recently published Screen Training Guide gives the lowdown on the training that’s available for the European film industry sector. From script development workshops to our very own cross-media workshop, The Pixel Lab, find out what’s what right here. And watch this space for announcements of this year’s Pixel...

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Watch out Surrey University, Tishna Molla is headed your way!

PttP’s COO & Producer, Tishna Molla is heading over to the University of Surrey on Monday 29 April, to share some wise words on cross-media practices. Presenting a guest lecture to film students, Tishna will be outlining the cross-media essentials around multi-platform storytelling, audience engagement strategies and the impact...

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If you’re a media professional in Wallonia, read on…

The Mini Pixel Lab is back and we want you! It’s our bite-size version of The Pixel Lab, designed to enhance the ideas and skills of media talent based in Wallonia, Belgium. You’ll be taught by Digital Emmy nominee Nuno Bernardo, CEO of beActive who has just launched multi-platform project Beat Girl to a...

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Lost and Sound travels to New York!

Lindsey Dryden’s documentary Lost and Sound first appeared on the PttP radar in 2010 at The Pixel Market, where she was a finalist at The Pixel Pitch. Since then, the project has featured internationally at SXSW, the Open City Doc Fest and Sheffield DocFest, where Lindsey was nominated for the Best Female...

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Last chance to apply for The Pixel Lab 2013

There are only two days to go to get your applications in for this year’s Pixel Lab! A unique project-focused workshop, The Pixel Lab is the number one place to transform your cross-media know how. With teaching from the world’s biggest cross-media names, participants will walk away with an...

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Power to the Pixel is hiring an Office Manager!

Power to the Pixel is searching for an experienced office manager to join our busy London-based team. The deadline for applications is open. The right candidate will be an experienced and exceptionally well-organised London-based office manager, responsible for the management of all office operations and administration of a small...

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Register for your free copy of the Think Tank Report 2012 – available now!

On the final days of The Cross-Media Forum 2012, the sharpest thinkers and media innovators from around the world gathered together to address the current state of cross-media storytelling and to devise a new set of business models relevant to our connected world. The conclusions of the day have...

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Two former Pixel Pitch finalists selected for SXSW!

Two Pixel Pitch expats, Mike Paterson (94 Elements) and Christian Fonnesbech (Cloud Chamber) are heading to South by South West next week. Cloud Chamber – Monday 11 March, 12:30 – 1:30pm First appearing on the PttP radar in 2011 in The Pixel Pitch competition, Cloud Chamber is an online sci-fi...

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We’re celebrating World Book Day with METAWARS!

It’s world book day today and we want to get you reading! To warm up, check out Jeff Norton’s presentation of his cross-media book series METAWARS from our last Pixel Pitch competition. Presenting to the likes of Rosie Allimonos from YouTube NACE, Rob Crossen from Xbox LIVE, Pierre-Mathieu Fortin of Radio-Canada, Ben...

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Bursaries available to attend The Pixel Lab 2013

The Pixel Lab is a project-focused cross-media workshop designed to hone the creative and business skills needed to produce successful story worlds that span multiple platforms and engage with today’s audiences. Participants will learn from media’s boldest innovators through a combination of group work, one-to-one meetings, case studies of...

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The Think Tank Report 2012 set to be published next week!

The Think Tank Report for 2012 will be published next week! Find out who was there, and the findings they came up with. Don’t miss out on this one-stop guide to cross-media in 2013. Head to The Pixel Report to register for your free copy!  

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CREATEiNNOVATE launches 25 March!

PttP is delighted to be partnering with Northern Film & Media for CREATEiNNOVATE, a new digital resource and training programme for filmmakers keen to develop the cross-media elements of their film projects. Set to launch at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in the end of March, the new...

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PttP heads to Sweden and Austria next week!

PttP is jet setting around Europe again next week to talk all things cross-media. CEO & founder, Liz Rosenthal will be at the Financing Forum for Kids Content. Liz will be moderating the second edition of the High Five for Kids session produced by the Nordisk Film & TV...

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The Cross-Media Forum, 15 – 18 October 2013!

We are delighted to announce that Power to the Pixel’s Cross-Media Forum will be held from 15 – 18 October 2013! In its seventh year, The Forum attracts leading innovators and entrepreneurs from across the worlds of film, TV, mobile, gaming, online, interactive and publishing. Dedicated to exposing the hottest...

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Watch out Norway – Tishna Molla is coming to town

PttP’s COO & Producer, Tishna Molla is heading to Norway to present her talk Cross-Media. A Case Study at the Sørnorsk Filmsenter on Wednesday 27 February. As technology changes, the way in which we tell, share and interact with stories is also shifting. Tishna will explore the ideas and techniques producers...

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The Pixel Lab 2013, information day in Namur!

With the deadline for The Pixel Lab 2013 fast approaching, we’re holding an information afternoon in Namur, Belgium on Friday 1 March with our new partners Creative Wallonia and Wallimage CrossMedia. Guests will discover what we’ve got in store for The Pixel Lab 2013 with an additional taste of what’s to come...

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Take a look at Everyday Rebellion’s new trailer!

The Pixel Lab 2011 expats Arman and Arash T. Riahi have released the official trailer to their feature film Everyday Rebellion. Exploring new forms of non-violent social protest and the people that run them, Everyday Rebellion is a truly eye- and mind-opening experience. Accompanied by the web series Creative...

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PttP launches The Pixel Lab 2013 in Berlin!

On Saturday afternoon, PttP popped their dancing shoes on for the official launch of The Pixel Lab 2013! We got together with special guests including Philippe Reynaert of Wallimage CrossMedia who, alongwith Creative Wallonia are our new partners for this year. Our thanks to everyone who came along. If...

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The Think Tank Report is heading your way!

Ever wondered what the future might hold for the business of cross-media? The Think Tank Report might just have your answer! On the final day of the Cross-Media Forum, Power to the Pixel brought together top-level executives from a range of media industries at its annual Think Tank, designed...

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Tishna Molla gets chatting at the Berlinale Talent Campus this weekend!

PttP is up and away to Berlin for the Berlinale Talent Campus 2013! Tishna Molla will be moderating two Berlinale Talent Campus sessions around cross-media storytelling and audience engagement. 10 February, 14:00 (HAU 3, Top Floor) Indie Filmmaker’s Guide to Cross-Media I | with speakers Michel Reilhac (Venice Biennale College)...

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Applications are open for The Pixel Lab 2013

Calling all experienced European media professionals!! Do you work in film, TV, interactive, games, publishing or other media industries? Do you want to get your creative juices flowing, learn from global cross-media champions, and find out how to get your multi platform projects off the ground with the new...

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Power to the Pixel at Rotterdam Film Festival

PttP’s COO & Producer Tishna Molla is heading to the Rotterdam Film Festival to Cinemart, the festival’s international co-production market from 27-30 January. Please come and join her at PttP’s sponsored drinks on 29 January (for Cinemart guests only). She will also be representing her feature Dummy Jim directed...

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The Incredibles travel the globe!

Let the applause begin – The Incredibles has been selected for Göteborg International Film Festival 2013 in February and at 28th International Film Festival of Guadalajara in March! Selected for competition at last October’s Pixel Pitch, part of PttP’s Cross-Media Forum, the project is produced by Natalia Imaz and Luisa Romeo and tells...

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Did you miss the biggest open design challenge ever?

At the last edition of The Cross-Media Forum, Lance Weiler, co-founder of Reboot Stories and Jörgen van der Sloot, Senior Research Director at FreedomLab Future Studies undertook the challenge of using a 350 strong audience to transform a single idea into a prototype into a collaborative story in just one...

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The next phase of War Horse has landed at The Pixel Report

Egmont Press’ MD Cally Poplak and publisher Tim Jones gave us a sneak peek of the next instalment of the War Horse story at October’s The Cross-Media Forum. Having been first released almost 26 years ago as a novel, Cally and Tim talk us through the next phase of...

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The Spiral – TV series, social online game, collaborative art project

The Spiral encompasses a five-part TV series, social online game, collaborative art project and much, much more. With a simultaneous broadcast across eight European territories last Autumn, we invited über-producer Peter de Maegd to share his insider tips on making a large scale collaborative project during October’s Cross-Media Forum. Watch...

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What’s new at National Film Board of Canada Interactive?

Loc Dao, Executive Producer and Head of Digital Strategy & Content at the National Film Board of Canada, gave us an insider’s tour of NFB Interactive at October’s Cross-Media Forum following their award-winning projects Bear 71 and Barcode. See what’s coming up from the world leaders in interactive storytelling...

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How to Cook A Cow…

At this year’s Cross-Media Forum, CEO & co-founder of BoomGen studios, Mahyad Tousi unlocked the secret recipe behind the highly acclaimed Operation Ajax. The universe includes a graphic novel, video games, education tools and a feature film to blow new life into the story behind the CIA’s involvement in...

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Want to be a cross-media storyteller? Deadline extended for the Writer’s Room 2013!

It’s true – the application deadline has been extended until 19 December for the Writer’s Room 2013 in collaboration with Power to the Pixel! If you work within a development/writing environment and are looking to strengthen your skills in cross-media storytelling, this is an ideal opportunity, working as part...

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Cross-Media Experts Help Kids Content Creators Think Differently

By Annika Pham, Freelance Writer, Nordisk Film & TV Fond As part of Nordisk Film & TV Fond’s High Five Cross-Media Content for Kids Development Scheme, seven of the world’s leading cross-media specialists attended the recent High Five Power to the Pixel Lab in Gilleleje, Denmark and gave mentoring...

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PttP is on the road again!

More talks coming up for PttP next week! Catch the company’s COO & producer Tishna Molla at First Motion’s 2012 Riga Meetings where she will be getting down to business, examining new models for participation and finance through cross-media storytelling on 5 December. Head to their website for a free ticket...

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PttP and Pixel Lab projects LOUD and ZERU are heading to the TorinoFilmLab, 22 – 27 November

The 5th annual TorinoFilmLab meeting event showcases this year’s best up-and-coming projects developed through their numerous programmes. As a longtime partner of PttP’s Pixel Lab, TorinoFilmLab have selected two Pixel Lab projects to take part; Loud by Aneta Lesnikovska of AKA Film and Pixel Lab 2012 Prize winner, Zeru...

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Audience, Behaviours and Storytelling is waiting for you at The Pixel Report

It’s true ladies and gents, Wayne Fletcher‘s Audience, Behaviours and Storytelling is now available below! Innovation partner at McCann Erickson, Wayne takes a look at how audience members are engaging with storytelling in an age of ever transforming technology in his presentation from this year’s Cross-Media Forum. Check out...

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Paul Tyler’s examination on how technology affects audience behaviour

Founder of Copenhagen-based Handling Ideas, Paul Tyler gave last month’s Cross-Media Forum audience a few surprises in his talk Say Cheese: How Technology Creates the Stuff You Need to Feast On. Examining how audience behaviour is affected by technology, and how in turn this behaviour translates into new social norms,...

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The High Five Power to the Pixel Lab is here!

Presented by Nordisk Film & TV Fond in partnership with Power to the Pixel, The High Five Power to the Pixel Lab has finally arrived. Selected from 30 applications, seven cross-media projects aimed at children from 3 – 13 years old are participating in a five-day development lab in...

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PttP is going to the Second World Conference of Screenwriters, 9 November

Power to the Pixel’s CEO and Founder, Liz Rosenthal, is heading off to the Second World Conference of Screenwriters in Barcelona later this week to speak on the panel The Shift from Distribution to Aggregation in Traditional Digital Markets. With panelists Charles B. Slocum of the Writers Guild of...

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Watch Ingrid Kopp’s Looking Under the Hood: Creativity, Code and Impact at The Pixel Report now

At this year’s Cross-Media Forum director of Digital Initiatives at the Tribeca Film Institute, Ingrid Kopp, introduced us to the “maker culture” in her presentation Looking Under the Hood: Creativity, Code and Impact. Why not get acquainted and watch the video below.   Looking Under The Hood: Creativity, Code and...

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Power to the Pixel is at CPH:DOX, 6-9 November

PttP’s COO & Producer, Tishna Molla will be moving and grooving at CPH:DOX in Copenhagen this week. Tishna will join Ingrid Kopp of the Tribeca Film Institute and Wendy Levy of the Sundance Institute to talk all things cross-media in Cross-Media: Telling Stories Across Platforms. Check out the website...

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Sean Stewart’s keynote Storytelling V: The Audience Strikes Back now online

Sean Stewart, founder and lead writer of Emmy award-winning Fourth Wall Studios opened this year’s Cross-Media Forum with his keynote speech, Storytelling V: The Audience Strikes Back. Watch it all unfold below.   Storytelling V: The Audience Strikes Back – Sean Stewart, Founder and Head Writer, Fourth Wall Studios from Power...

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PttP at Tranxmedia, Bilbao 30 October

Power to the Pixel’s COO, Tishna Molla will be speaking at the Tranxmedia Conference tomorrow in Bilbao, giving her insights on cross-media storytelling and strategies. Registration ends at midday on Monday 29 October – don’t miss this opportunity to find out about the latest international projects being made today!

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10 questions potential partners will ask about your cross-media project

By Jim Thacker Your cross-media project is well under way. You have a killer pitch, great teaser content, and are ready to start talking to development and finance partners. But what else will they want to know about it? This is a question central to The Pixel Market: Power...

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Let’s build a constitutional monarchy of storytelling

By Jim Thacker Power to the Pixel’s sixth annual Cross-Media Forum began by probing the possibilities and pitfalls of democratising narrative – and ended by putting its own theories into practice Over 350 people gathered on London’s National Film Theatre this week in search of the answers to the...

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And the winners are…

It’s been a nail-biting end to this year’s Pixel Market at Power to the Pixel’s 6th Cross-Media Forum in London, with 30 international cross-media producers vying for four prestigious prizes. Selected from over 100 international cross-media projects, brothers Arash & Arman T. Riahi  presented Everyday Rebellion to a jury...

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The Cross-Media Forum – online registration ends Sunday 14 Oct!

It’s the last chance corral, online registration for this year’s Cross-Media Forum closes at midnight on Sunday 14 October! Conference highlights (16 Oct) include Fourth Wall co-founder Sean Stewart‘s keynote address and the largest live storytelling collaboration ever attempted with the entire audience, led by Lance Weiler and Jörgen van der Sloot...

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Cross-media gold is just around the corner – are you up for the challenge?

It’s promising to be an action-packed Cross-Media Forum next week (16-19 Oct), with a star-studded line-up of speakers and panelists to challenge your thinking and exercise the grey matter. Between them they’ve created, commissioned and produced some of the most pivotal work around the world ranging from Halo 2’s I Love...

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Conference programme announced for 16 October!!

After months of organisation, Power to the Pixel is proud to announce the final line-up for the first day Conference (16 Oct) at this year’s Cross-Media Forum. With a keynote from Fourth Wall co-founder, Sean Stewart (recent winners of an Interactive Digital Emmy 2012); a sneak peek of National...

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Announcing The Pixel Market 2012 selection!

Power to the Pixel is super-excited to be announcing this year’s 30 cross-media projects selected for the 3rd edition of The Pixel Market, the world’s foremost cross-media finance market. Eight of the teams will go head-to-head at The Pixel Pitch competition on 17 October (tickets are available here) to win the...

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PttP’s Liz Rosenthal will be talking all things cross-media at IFP’s Transmedia is for the People!

PttP’s CEO & Founder, Liz Rosenthal is in New York visiting our friends at the Independent Filmmaker Project, moderating the panel Transmedia is for the People! at Independent Film Week. Transmedia is for the People! Wednesday, 19 September, 2012, 15.00-16.00 Exploring audience culture, user communities and the necessity of audience...

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Hard work wins the public’s interest. Mediacom’s Nick Cohen tells us why…

By Rosie Lavan   In the last in our series of interviews with members of The Pixel Pitch Jury, we speak to Nick Cohen, Managing Partner and UK Head of Mediacom Beyond Advertising – one of the world’s leading media agencies. He argues that creative visions must be grounded...

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Tribeca Film Institute’s Ingrid Kopp hails the rise of a maker culture

By Rosie Lavan With Power to the Pixel’s Cross-Media Forum little over a month away, we continue to look ahead to the event with members of The Pixel Pitch Jury, the panel of international experts who will decide which project is most deserving of ARTE’s £6,000 Pixel Pitch Prize....

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War Horse trots into The Cross-Media Forum on 16 October

War Horse – a best-selling book, hit play and Spielberg film – is about to become an incredible interactive app. If you want to find out more, come to our Conference (16th Oct) on the first day of The Cross-Media Forum, where Egmont Press’ MD Cally Poplak & Publisher,...

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Don’t miss Andrew Kotting & Iain Sinclair’s ‘Swandown’ at Hackney Film Festival

Selected for The Pixel Market 2011, Andrew Kötting & Iain Sinclair will present Swandown at the Hackney Film Festival on 9 September. A poetic film diary about landscape and culture, the screening will be followed by a Q & A. At once a heritage project and a living art...

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Sparks fly with transmedia pioneers. Find out what makes Artangel’s Michael Morris tick…

In the next in our series of interviews with members of The Pixel Pitch Jury 2012, we spoke to Michael Morris, co-director of Artangel. Michael, who will be participating in October’s Cross-Media Forum for the third time, shares his insights and perspectives on art and the avant-garde, audience participation, and...

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New voices call out across platforms. An interview with Pixel Pitch juror, Ch4’s Louise Brown

By Rosie Lavan This week we speak to Pixel Pitch juror Louise Brown, Multiplatform Commissioning Lead at Channel 4. She argues that transmedia projects that combine imaginative flair with commercial viability can engage audiences – and move them – in ways traditional mainstream media cannot. Power to the Pixel:...

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France Télévisions’ Boris Razon thinks it’s time for some transmedia testing at The Pixel Pitch competition

By Rosie Lavan In the next in our series of interviews with members of The Pixel Pitch Jury, we talk to Boris Razon, head of new writing and transmedia at France Télévisions. Now is the time for trying and testing in the transmedia world, he believes, and finding out...

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Meet Wallimage director, Philippe Reynaert, The Pixel Pitch juror who likes surprises

By Rosie Lavan With preparations for The Cross-Media Forum (16 – 19 October) well underway, we speak to members of The Pixel Pitch Jury – the international panel of cross-media executives and financiers who will decide which of eight competition projects is most deserving of ARTE’s prestigious £6,000 Pixel...

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Get in quick! 10% discount for The Cross-Media Forum ends 31 July!!

Disappointed about missing out on tickets to the Olympics? Don’t make the same mistake with London’s next best event, Power to the Pixel’s Cross-Media Forum (16 – 19 October), and buy yourself a discounted ticket by 18.00 Tuesday 31 July. Incorporating the world’s only dedicated cross-media finance market, highlights...

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Deadline extended for applications to The Pixel Market 2012 until Friday 27 July!

The deadline for applications to The Pixel Market (17 & 18 Oct) has been extended until Friday 27th July 18:00 BST. This year, selected Pixel Market projects will be in the running for ARTE’s £6,000 Pitch Pitch Prize as well as three new prize categories: beActive Pixel Market Prize...

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Impressions from The Pixel Lab 2012

By Michel Reilhac Sharing is what the Pixel Lab is all about. As the world of hybrid storytelling is shaping itself, the best way to explore the new forms of storytelling is by learning from each others experiences, successes, failures and lessons learnt. But for this process to actually...

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Like minds, smart networks and creative contacts

By Rosie Lavan In the last in our series of interviews with the sponsors of the four major prizes to be awarded at The Pixel Market 2012 in October, we talk to Michel Reilhac, Executive Director of ARTE France Cinéma, about the ARTE Pixel Pitch Prize. Every production team...

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Half-time report from last week’s Pixel Lab

By Simon Staffans I’m currently attending the 2012 edition of The Pixel Lab, one of the foremost professional workshops / seminars in the field of multiplatform / transmedia in the world, IMO. 36 producers are attending from all over Europe (and some from even further away), backed up by...

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Perfect partners in cross-media childsplay

  By Rosie Lavan In the next in our series of interviews with the sponsors of the four major prizes to be awarded at The Pixel Market 2012, we talk to Fleur Winters, Head of Amsterdam-based Cinekid for Professionals. The winner of The Cinekid Pixel Market Prize will be...

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New modes, true stories and the unique world of the web

By Rosie Lavan In the next in our series of interviews with prize sponsors of The Pixel Market 2012, Power to the Pixel speaks to Brett Gaylor, Director of Mozilla Popcorn. Brett explains why Mozilla is backing the new Mozilla Pixel Market Prize for Non-Fiction, and how non-fiction storytellers...

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Why cross-media is a laughing matter

By Rosie Lavan In a look ahead to The Pixel Market 2012, we will be profiling the sponsors of the four major prizes which will be awarded to the best projects at Power to the Pixel’s sixth annual Cross-Media Forum in October. First, it’s the turn of Nuno Bernardo,...

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Accreditation now open for The Cross-Media Forum 2012. Book now for 10% discount

Tickets to the hottest media industry event of the year – Power to the Pixel’s annual Cross-Media Forum in London (16-19 October) – are now available. There’s 10% off tickets purchased before 31 July! Bringing together the most pioneering media professionals and digital experts in the world,  this unique event...

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Power to the Pixel at Transform@lab, 12 June

Tishna Molla, Power to the Pixel’s COO & Producer, will be hosting a masterclass, exploring cross-media storytelling through a series of case studies during this first week of Transform@lab 2012. The session will explore how creators and producers can reach their audience when they’re fragmented across an ever-increasing number...

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From Cannes, Power to the Pixel announces four prizes for this October’s Pixel Market

The Pixel Market is a finance market like no other, bringing top executives from the worlds of film, TV, publishing, online, interactive, games and mobile together under one roof over two days. Taking place on 17 & 18 October at the heart of Power to the Pixel’s sixth annual...

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Power to the Pixel in Cannes

We’re looking forward to another Cannes Film Festival and a packed programme of events! Thursday 17 May to Wednesday 23 May 09.00 – 11.00 La Plage des Palmes The Producers Network Breakfasts (for participating producers only) Liz Rosenthal & Tishna Molla will be hosting a table at The Producers Network...

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Power to the Pixel @ ESoDoc

If you’re going to ESoDoc tomorrow, don’t miss Liz Rosenthal’s talk – Adventures in Cross-Media Storytelling for Documentary – this Sunday 13 May from 11.00 – 12.30 (CET). And if you can’t be there in person, make sure you tune into the live stream here.

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‘Granny’s Dancing on the Table’ launches on Kickstarter

More project updates from The Pixel Market 2010… Hanna Sköld & Helene Granqvist, winners of the prestigious ARTE Pixel Pitch Prize launched their granny invasion with Granny’s Dancing on the Table on Kickstarter on Tuesday. Watch their winning presentation from Power to the Pixel’s Cross-Media Forum 2010.   Find out...

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’94 Elements’ launches on Indiegogo

Congratulations to Mike Paterson, a finalist at The Pixel Pitch competition at The Pixel Market 2010, who launched his multi-faceted project 94 Elements yesterday on Indiegogo! An exploration of the human predicament through the 94 elements, the project includes short films from BAFTA-winner Marc Isaacs, Sundance-winner Nino Kirtadze as well as...

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Save the dates for this year’s Cross-Media Forum 16-19 October!

We’re delighted to announce this year’s Cross-Media Forum will take place in London from 16-19 October 2012. Held once again in association with the BFI London Film Festival, this is a not-to-be-missed event showcasing the latest innovations in storytelling and bringing together film, tech, mobile, interactive, games, advertising, TV. The...

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Deadline extended for applications to The Pixel Lab 2012

You now have until this Friday 6 April to apply to this year’s Pixel Lab. A unique cross-media workshop encouraging innovations in business and inter-industry partnerships, the lab takes place just outside Berlin this July. Open to experienced European media professionals, ARTE France is providing up to three bursaries...

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Power to the Pixel at MIPCube & MIPTV

Power to the Pixel is delighted to be partnering on MIPCube’s Content 360 Competitions taking place this Friday & Saturday. Liz Rosenthal & Tishna Molla will also be at MIPTV – we hope to see you there! Friday 30 March: Gare Maritime, Innovation Agora 18.00 – 18.30: Best Digital Cases...

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2nd High Five Cross-Media Content for Kids Gets Go Ahead

Nordisk Film & TV Fond announced this week the second edition of High Five, Cross-Media Content for Kids. The project, in collaboration with Power to the Pixel, will run from November 2012 to March 2013. The goal of this initiative is to develop six to eight strong Nordic cross-media...

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Bursaries are available for July’s Pixel Lab 2012

“The Pixel Lab is a creative storm and a zen workshop, it opens new horizons and nails down specific issues, it helps keep things simple and triggers the hunger for luxurious platform jungles.” If you’re a European media professional wanting to find out how to create, finance and distribute...

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Power to the Pixel at East Doc Platform, Prague

If you’re at this week’s East Doc Platform in Prague, don’t miss Power to the Pixel’s Liz Rosenthal who will be speaking at the following sessions: Thursday 8 March 17.00 – 18.30: CASE STUDY/ PANEL DISCUSSION: End of Story – Cross Media in Eastern Europe Case study bringing in...

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Deadline for MipCube’s Content 360 Competitions extended to 29 February!

We’re really excited to be partnering with MipCube – MIPTV’s innovation forum – on this year’s Content 360 Competitions running 30-31 March 2012. There’s cash up for grabs, a chance to get your pilot made and to pitch to MSN executives or a jury of TV industry decision-makers: 1....

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We are hiring an Office Administrator!

We’re looking to recruit an experienced Office Administrator. A hands-on role, this is the perfect opportunity for someone looking to progress from an entry-level job. The basics – Start date: 19 March 2012 Salary: £400 p/week on an initial six-month freelance contract Deadline for applications is open. Based in...

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Power to the Pixel in Berlin!

1. Power to the Pixel will be in Berlin to launch our second Pixel Lab to be held in Potsdam this summer. 2. PttP’s Liz Rosenthal will once again be moderating  the Berlinale Talent Campus cross-media sessions which are both open to the public: 13 Feb 14:00 (HAU 3 Top Floor)...

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Writer’s Room – new deadline 9 Feb!

If you’re looking for a hands-on, practical workshop developing a cross-media project, then the Writer’s Room is for you. Brought to you by TorinoFilmLab and Power to the Pixel,  this is an amazing opportunity to work with award-winning writer/producer Adam Sigel on his new cross-media project Sequence. Based in...

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Case Study: BZRK – a new approach to publishing

BZRK is a young-adult fiction project where the storyline and its audience are being developed through an ARG, social media and an iOS/Android app before the first book is launched in February this year. Cally Poplak, MD, Egmont Press and Mike Richards, Head of Marketing & Publicity, Egmont Press,...

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Case Study: Iron Sky – Power to the crowd

Iron Sky is an $11 million sci-fi comedy feature film and cross-media project which has been produced and financed with its audience and launches this April. Tero Kaukomaa, Producer, Blind Spot Pictures, presents his case study on Iron Sky at last year’s Cross-Media Forum, now available on The Pixel...

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The Pixel Lab now open for applications

If you want to develop your projects and business across several media platforms and receive mentoring from the leading cross-media experts in the world, then the Pixel Lab is the workshop for you! Power to the Pixel’s leading European business development course is now open for entries! The Pixel...

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Highrise: Out My Window, a case study

HIGHRISE: Out My Window is an online documentary that allows users to navigate across a spectrum of urban issues and discover the communities behind the concrete slabs. Katerina Cizek, Filmmaker, NFB Canada, presents her case study on Highrise at October’s Cross-Media Forum, now available on The Pixel Report.

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Writer’s Room 2012 call for entries – deadline 30 January

The Writer’s Room is a three-week long workshop for up to five participants realised by TorinoFilmLab and Power to the Pixel, focusing on the process of developing a cross-media project within a team framework. With a focus on process, the workshop is intended to develop strategising skills as well...

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Aardman Animation’s The Tate Movie Project, a case study

The Tate Movie Project was intended to inspire the nation’s kids to help Aardman Animations create a short animated film.  Daniel Efergan, Creative Director of Digital at the company, presented a case study of the project at October’s Cross-Media Forum, now available to watch at The Pixel Report.

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Gumball: Rebecca Denton’s Case Study from the Cross-Media Forum

Rebecca Denton, Executive Producer, Digital, Zodiak & Former Senior Producer Original Series & Development, Turner Broadcasting (EMEA), is a creative with over 15 years’ experience in advertising, radio & television. Watch her case study – Gumball – from last October’s Cross-Media Forum on The Pixel Report to discover the strategy...

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Building Storyworlds: Lance Weiler’s talk from The Cross-Media Forum

Lance Weiler, Story Architect & Founder of the Workbook project is a storyteller, entrepreneur and thought leader. Hear about his first hand experience of what it takes to build original storyworlds from last month’s Cross-Media Forum on The Pixel Report.

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Power to the Pixel is at TorinoFilmLab’s final meeting event

Liz Rosenthal & Tishna Molla are at the TorinoFilmLab’s final workshops and meeting event. The Writer’s Room, realised in collaboration with TorinoFilmLab and Power to the Pixel, focuses on the process of developing a transmedia project within a team framework. This year’s project comes from Michel Reilhac, Executive Director...

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How to Finance Transmedia? Nuno Bernardo’s talk from the Cross-Media Forum

Nuno Bernardo, Producer & CEO, beActive, is an award-winning and Emmy-nominated transmedia writer and producer. Watch his talk from last month’s Cross-Media Forum –  How to Finance Transmedia? – on The Pixel Report to find out about the different alternatives available to fund a cross-media project.

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Create for people! Christopher Sandberg’s talk from The Cross-Media Forum

Christopher Sandberg, CCO and Founder of Swedish transmedia production house The company P, is dedicated to the exploration of drama with massive audience involvement. With two decades’ experience ranging from TV drama to social applications and games, he was the perfect person to talk the audience at last month’s...

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We have moved!

After just over a year in the heart of Soho, Power to the Pixel has moved to 3rd Floor, 1a Adpar Street, London W2 1DE . Our new office phone number is +44 (0)20 7535 6720 – get in touch!

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More forum videos on The Pixel Report

Missed last month’s Cross-Media Forum? Worry not, we’re posting regular video updates from the conference at The Pixel Report with presentation slides where we can. Recently available are Michel Reilhac’s thought-provoking examination of the new mindset needed for cross-media storytelling, The Birth of a Language. Also in the Comment...

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The evolution of cinema, documentary and the web: One Millionth Tower

Power to the Pixel is delighted to be co-hosting a screening of One Millionth Tower, National Film Board of Canada’s latest strand of their multi- award-winning documentary project HIGHRISE with Mozilla, at 14.30 on Monday 7 November in London. The documentary teams a group of highrise residents in Toronto...

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Watch the winning pitch for Love & Engineering here

A story about young men looking to find their way to love using a scientific formula, Tonislav Hristov’s cross-media project Love & Engineering proved to be a real crowd – and jury – pleaser, winning the prestigious £6,000 ARTE Pixel Pitch Prize at last month’s Cross-Media Forum hosted by...

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Missed The Cross-Media Forum? Jeff Gomez’s keynote now available at The Pixel Report

If you couldn’t be there in person, you can catch up with goings-on from last month’s Cross-Media Forum hosted by Power to the Pixel, at The Pixel Report. We were proud and delighted to welcome Starlight Runner’s CEO and transmedia producer extraordinaire, Jeff Gomez to present his first ever...

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Two Winners Announced For The Inaugural Pixel Lab 2011 Prize!

The Pixel Lab is Power to the Pixel’s European business development training programme, now in its second year, which began in June. 14 producers came to London last week for their final workshop, held in tandem with The Cross-Media Forum, where they received half a day’s pitch training in...

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The Pixel Pitch 2011 Winner Announced!

With its 5th Cross-Media Forum at an end, The Pixel Pitch competition last Wednesday showcased nine incredibly accomplished cross-media projects from around the world. A mixture of fiction and non-fiction, many of the project teams garnered partnership interest from the international financiers, commissioners and decision-makers who made up the...

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Accreditation Closes Monday 10 Oct, Midday – Don’t Miss The Cross-Media Forum!

Online ticket sales end at midday (BST) on Monday 10 October to Power to the Pixel’s annual Cross-Media Forum. Come and meet the trailblazers who are changing the face of creativity and business across the media industries. Highlights at the Conference on 11 October include Jeff Gomez who is...

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The Ultimate Cross-Media Financing Summit – The Pixel Pitch, 12 October

Don’t miss your chance to take part in the ultimate cross-media financing summit and catch a glimpse of the future of entertainment. The Pixel Pitch takes place on 12 October, the second day of The Cross-Media Forum 11–14 October. It brings together top international executives from across film, advertising,...

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The Cross-Media Forum, 11-14 Oct – a taste of what’s to come

By Rosie Lavan After founding Blind Spot Pictures in 1997, Tero Kaukomaa went on to produce and co-produce more than 15 feature films. With bases in both Helsinki and Zürich, Kaukomaa is currently producing Iron Sky, the forthcoming anarchic sci-fi comedy from the makers of Star Wreck which follows...

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Get ready for The Cross-Media Forum, 11-14 October!

By Rosie Lavan As Power to the Pixel prepares for its fifth annual Cross-Media Forum in association with the BFI Film Festival next month, some of the leading figures in international cross-media who will be coming to London to participate share their thoughts on the event and what it...

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Emmy Award-Winner Katerina Cizek to present HIGHRISE at The Cross-Media Forum, 11-14 October

Multi award-winning documentary filmmaker, Katerina Cizek will be presenting a case study of her Digital Emmy-winning project HIGHRISE at The Cross-Media Forum Conference on 11 October. Alongwith National Film Board of Canada who produced the project, Cizek has, over a number of years, been refining a form of documentary...

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Don’t miss Jeff Gomez’s first UK talk at The Cross-Media Forum, 11-14 Oct!

Jeff Gomez’s first ever speaking engagement in the UK will be at Power to the Pixel’s 5th Cross-Media Forum running from 11-14 October.  The Cross-Media Forum is held annually in association with the BFI London Film Festival and will open on 11 October with a keynote from Starlight Runner’s...

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The Cross-Media Forum 11-14 October – tickets now on sale

Tickets for Power to the Pixel’s Cross-Media Forum have now gone on sale! Taking place from 11-14 October in association with the BFI London Film Festival for a fifth year, the Forum will open with a Conference Summit on 11 October, followed by two days of The Pixel Market...

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Adventures in Cross-Media at the Jerusalem Film Festival

Power to the Pixel CEO & Founder Liz Rosenthal, and COO & Producer, Tishna Molla will be presenting a one-day workshop next Tuesday, 12 July at the Jerusalem Film Festival. The workshop will introduce Israeli content producers and media industry professionals to the possibilities and demands of cross media,...

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The Pixel Lab 2011 – participants announced!

We are delighted to announce our selection for this year’s Pixel Lab which begins on 26 June in Potsdam, Germany. 32 participants from 14 European countries have been chosen to attend Power to the Pixel’s intensive residential cross-media workshop including award-winning producers, story architects, format developers, copywriters, animation directors...

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The Pixel Market opens for applications

If you’re an international producer with a strong track record and have a cross-media project at an advanced stage of development, The Pixel Market is your chance to win £6,000 courtesy of ARTE. Held at Power to the Pixel’s Cross-Media Forum for a second year, the two-day marketplace is...

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Granny’s Dancing on the Table awarded for Best Script

Congratulations to Hanna Sköld and the team behind Granny’s Dancing on the Table, winners of the ARTE Pixel Pitch Prize 2010, the competitive section of The Pixel Market. Hanna will be awarded the MEDIA European Talent Award 2011 for Best Script in Cannes on 15 May.

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Power to the Pixel in Cannes

Power to the Pixel touches down in Cannes this week for a range of events at the 64th Cannes International Film Festival – The Producers Network Breakfasts (for participating producers only) – Thurs 12 May to Wed 18 May 09.00 – 11.00, La Plage des Palmes Liz Rosenthal &...

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Cross-Media Forum NYC 19 April – live webcast

Featuring an impressive array of storytelling experts from the worlds of film, games, advertising, interactive, the IFP / Power to the Pixel Cross-Media Forum not-to-be-missed. If you can’t make it to New York, you can watch events unfold right here from the comfort of your own chair from 09.00...

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The Mini Pixel Lab open to producers from Berlin-Brandenburg

Supported by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, The Mini Pixel Lab is a two-day edition of Power to the Pixel’s residential cross-media workshop The Pixel Lab, open to up to 10 producers developing a cross-media project, based in the Berlin-Brandenburg region. The mini Lab encompasses teaching from world-class cross-media experts as well...

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The Pixel Lab 2011: Scholarships still available – deadline extended!

There are still SCHOLARSHIP PLACES AVAILABLE for this summer’s Pixel Lab in Germany. With a deadline extension to 18.00 this Friday, 8 April there’s still time to apply if you haven’t done so already. Open to European film and media professionals, teaching is a mixture of group work, indepth...

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Cross-Media Forum NYC 19 April, Programme Announced

Power to the Pixel is delighted to announce the programme for its first Cross-Media Forum NYC, being held  in partnership with the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) on 19 April. Bringing together leading innovators from the worlds of film, games, interactivity, advertising and broadcast, this one-day event encompasses presentations from...

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Presentations from the Cross-Media Seminar, Sweden

Power to the Pixel in partnership with Nordisk Film & TV Fond, BUFF FF and the Nordic Computer Game Program presented the first international Cross-Media Seminar in Malmö, Sweden last week, a day centred around children’s projects. We’re delighted to share some of the presentations from the day.

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The Pixel Lab: 50% off fees for French & German participants courtesy of ARTE

Power to the Pixel is pleased to confirm ARTE as a partner on The Pixel Lab for a second year. The Pixel Lab is PttP’s one-of-a-kind project-led  European cross-media workshop which will be held in Potsdam, Germany from 26 June-2 July 2011. ARTE FRANCE will subsidise 50% of course...

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The Future of Advertising

Power to the Pixel’s COO & Producer, Tishna Molla will be speaking at the Future of Advertising… In One Afternoon event at BAFTA on Thursday 17 March. Organised by the APA, Contagious and IPA, the packed afternoon will showcase new opportunities for advertisers to unlock the potential of digital...

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The Think Tank Report available for download

Power to the Pixel’s Think Tank, hosted by BBH Labs, was held on the final day of its annual Cross-Media Forum in October. Bringing together the sharpest thinkers and media business innovators from across the world, the Think Tank panel addressed practical issues surrounding cross-media storytelling and business models...

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The Pixel Lab now open for applications!

Following its successful launch in Berlin, The Pixel Lab 2011 is now open for applications! Aimed at European film and media professionals, this unique cross-media workshop aims to help build sustainable businesses through focused project work. International tutors confirmed so far are: Ian Ginn, Creative Producer & Educationalist (NETH)...

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Power to the Pixel in Berlin

Power to the Pixel will be in Berlin to launch our second Pixel Lab to be held in Potsdam this summer. PttP MD, Liz Rosenthal, will also be moderating cross-media sessions at the Berlinale Talent Campus which runs from 12-17 February at Hebbel am Ufer. All sessions are open...

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New annual IFP/Power to the Pixel Cross-Media Forum arrives in NYC

Power to the Pixel is delighted to announce its brand new partnership with IFP in New York, the annual IFP/Power to the Pixel Cross-Media Forum, the first of which will be held on 19 April 2011 in the Big Apple. Beginning as a one-day event, the forum will encompass...

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Power to the Pixel launches The Pixel Report

Power to the Pixel announced the launch of its new website, The Pixel Report, at its Cross-Media Forum in London. The Pixel Report is devoted to showcasing new forms of storytelling, film-making and cross-media business development that is in tune with an audience-centred digital era. The website is edited...

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ARTE Pixel Pitch Prize Winner Announced

Power to the Pixel’s first ever Pixel Market has now come to a close.  Out of the 18 international teams selected for the market, 9  went through to the competitive section, The Pixel Pitch, held on 13 October at the BFI Southbank. The teams presented a diverse range of...

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POWER TO THE PIXEL’S REPORT FROM THE PIXEL FORUM CONFERENCE 12 October 2010

Cross-media is rapidly heading towards the mainstream because it is in tune with the realities of audience behaviour in a digital age – that was the key theme of this year’s Power to the Pixel Cross-Media Forum in association with the BFI London Film Festival. Mike Monello, Co-Creator of...

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Watch PttP’s Conference Live Online Tomorrow

There’s nothing like being part of the Cross-Media Forum and witnessing first hand the full array of cutting-edge presentations as they happen live at the Conference.  However, those unable to make it to London should not despair.  Power to the Pixel, along with our webcast partner Kinura, will stream...

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Get Ready for the Cross-Media Forum: a prelude to Prison Valley

There are only a few days remaining before Power to the Pixel’s Cross-Media Forum. Immerse yourself in Alexandre Brachet‘s presentation from The Pixel Lab to get a heads up on cross-media strategies for formats, design, participation, audience and production.  Alexandre talks specifically about the interactive documentaries Gaza Sderot and...

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Get Ready for The Cross-Media Forum

Get a taste of what’s to come at The Cross-Media Forum by checking out this video of Jeff Gomez, CEO of Starlight Runner Entertainment, speaking at The Pixel Lab.  In his talk, Creating Blockbuster Worlds, Jeff discusses how industry pioneers, and even the largest movie studios, are incubating concepts...

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The Pixel Pitch: The Ultimate Cross-Media Financing Summit

The Pixel Pitch, taking place on 13 October as part of Power to the Pixel’s Cross-Media Forum, brings together top international executives to discuss how to finance, package and launch cross-media projects.  As the shape of projects has changed, so have the people who finance them. Come and see...

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The Pixel Market: 18 international cross-media projects selected

Power to the Pixel will hold a first-of-its-kind marketplace dedicated to financing cross-media projects as part of its four-day Cross-Media Forum in October. 18 projects have been selected from nearly 100 submissions from 23 countries. Nine of the project teams will present In Competition on the second public day...

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Keynote Speakers Announced for Cross-Media Forum

This year’s Power to the Pixel Forum, held 12 – 15 October 2010 in association with the BFI London Film Festival, boasts world experts who are working at the vanguard of the cross-media space. Michel Reilhac, Executive Director of ARTE France Cinéma, will be joined at the Conference by...

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Power to the Pixel joins forces with Nordisk’s High 5 for kids

Power to the Pixel is delighted to announce its new partnership with Nordisk Film & TV Fond to deliver a new top-end initiative for Nordic cross-media projects being made for the childrens’ market – High Five Kids. Six Nordic producer-led teams will be selected by Nordisk Film & TV...

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Three Pixel Pitch 2009 Projects selected for New York’s IFP Market

Three cross-media projects have been selected for the New York-based No Borders International Co-Production Market as part of a new partnership between Power to the Pixel and IFP. All three project teams were finalists of The Pixel Pitch, part of Power to the Pixel’s Cross-Media Forum 2009. They are...

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The Cross-Media Forum – 10% Early Bird Accreditation & Submissions Deadline for The Pixel Market have been extended

Register for Power to the Pixel’s Cross-Media Forum before 18.00 (BST) on Thursday, 12 August to receive 10% off ticket prices to attend the Conference on 12 October and The Pixel Pitch on 13 October. The deadline for submissions to The Pixel Market has also been extended until 18.00...

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Accreditation Opens for October’s Cross-Media Forum

Power to the Pixel’s fourth Cross-Media Forum in London is now open for accreditation. Running from 12 – 15 October 2010 in association with the BFI 54th London Film Festival, this year’s internationally renowned event features two public days. The Conference Summit on 12 October, will focus on audience...

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£6,000 ARTE Cash Prize Up For Grabs – Pixel Market open for applications

The Pixel Market incorporating The Pixel Pitch and The Pixel Meetings has now opened for applications. We are looking for international projects with stories that can span a combination of film, TV, online, mobile, interactive, publishing, live events and gaming. Applications must be made by the producer of the...

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The Pixel Lab Participants Announced

Power to the Pixel is delighted to announce the participants of its first Pixel Lab coming up in Cardiff from 4-10 July 2010. 34 European media professionals have been selected from 14 countries. See the full list of participants here.

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Power to the Pixel in Cannes

Power to the Pixel will be presenting a series of sessions at the 63rd Cannes International Film Festival this week, along with some of the world’s most prevalent cross-media pioneers. Add these dates to your Cannes diary: Adventures in Cross-Media Part I – Friday May 14 2010 14.00 –...

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The Mini Pixel Lab opens to Welsh producers

Applications have today opened for The Mini Pixel Lab, a bespoke course for Welsh producers developing a cross-media property. Running in tandem with Power to the Pixel’s new residential workshop The Pixel Lab: The Cross-Media Film Workshop, the programme will run over one day and two half-days beginning on...

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The Pixel Lab: Programme now online

The programme is now online for Power to the Pixel’s first residential cross-media workshop running from 4 – 10 July in Wales. Boasting teaching from international cross-media experts with credits including Son of Rambow; Slumdog Millionaire; Why So Serious? for The Dark Knight and Beyond the Rave, this is...

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Power to the Pixel at MIPTV in Cannes: 11 – 14 April

PttP’s Founder, Liz Rosenthal, will be at MIPTV from 11 – 14 April at the MEDIA stand, H4.35. Liz will also be discussing the relevance of cross-media in a session called Content 360, transmedia, cross-media. What does it mean? How does it relate to me? Join Liz and the...

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The Pixel Lab: European training for cross-media business

Power to the Pixel’s new cross-media workshop, The Pixel Lab, has been building buzz since launching its call for applications at the Berlin International Film Festival. Beginning on 4 July 2010, the Lab comprises a six-day residential course in Wales for 40 European media professionals. Up to 20 of...

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The Pixel Lab launches 14 February in Berlin

Power to the Pixel launches its exciting new cross-media course for European media professionals, The Pixel Lab, in Berlin on 14 February. The six-day residential course will explore new ways of creating, financing and distributing cross-media stories – stories that can span film, tv, online, mobile, gaming.

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Berlinale Talent Campus 13-18 Feb 2010

Liz Rosenthal is delighted to have been invited to moderate sessions about cross-media storytelling, production and finance, hosted by the eighth Berlinale Talent Campus, a six-day creative summit for international filmmakers which runs from 13 – 18th February. Read on for session dates and times.

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21 Brave Thinkers of Indie Film 2009

Ted Hope, who delivered the keynote for the 2009 Cross-Media Film Forum, provides a thorough list of ‘brave’ thinkers who are paving the future of Independent Film, redefining the way films are funded, created, discovered, promoted, distributed, participated, curated and appreciated. Power to the Pixel and director Liz Rosenthal...

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PttP’s Think Tank: Final Report Now Available

Michael Gubbins’ final report from Power to the Pixel’s Think Tank is now available to download for free. The Think Tank was the culmination of this year’s Cross-Media Film Forum, bringing together Power to the Pixel’s participating experts for a day of discussion and debate with a view to...

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The 20 New Rules: What we must ALL TRY TO DO before shooting

Veteran film producer and PttP 2009’s keynote speaker, Ted Hope is prepping a new film with the shortest amount of time he’s ever had to prep a movie. In Ted’s words: “It is also one of the more ambitious projects I have been involved in. There is so much...

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Forward thinking: cross-media value

Power to the Pixel Think Tank: PART THREE In the final part of a short series reviewing the Power to the Pixel Think Tank in London, Michael Gubbins looks at how the panel believed value and business models could be derived from cross-media work.

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Forward thinking: empowering the storyteller

Power to the Pixel Think Tank: PART TWO The first part of the report from the Power to the Pixel Think Tank in London centred on the engaged audience as the driving force of a cross-media movement. The theme for the second report is empowerment of the film-maker, content creator or storyteller. As...

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Forward thinking: the cross-media future

Power to the Pixel Think Tank: PART ONE The potential for a  participatory, collaborative cross-media movement that can renew creative industry models or strike out into new territory was the key theme of the 2009 Power to the Pixel Think Tank in London. Michael Gubbins reports. The Think Tank was...

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Cross-media culture is doing not dreaming

In the second article looking back at Power to the Pixel’s London Forum, Michael Gubbins asks about the next steps for those wishing to embrace cross-media change. A survey commissioned for next week’s Screenwriters Festival in Cheltenham revealed that more than 70% of writers questioned worked more than 10...

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Take Back What Has Always Been Yours

By Ted Hope Keynote from Power to the Pixel’s Cross-Media Film Forum on 14 October 2009 NFT1, BFI Southbank, London Followed by Matt Cowan’s Reuters Report from the Cross-Media Film Forum Cinema is a driving force in my life. I don’t want it to leave us, nor do I...

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Empowering Audiences is Cross-Media Mission

In the first of a short series about this year’s Power to the Pixel London Forum, Michael Gubbins looks at some of the main conference themes. Before last week’s Power to the Pixel forum at The Times BFI London Film Festival, a delegate asked a highly pertinent question: “I can see...

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Babelgum Pixel Pitch Award Prize Winner Announced

Power to the Pixel’s first ever Pixel Pitch has just come to a close.  The exceptional line up of seven international teams displayed their impressive cross-media storytelling skills in front of a jury and public audience of 200 Power to the Pixel delegates.  One winning team has just been...

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Babelgum to Host 2009 Conference Videos Starting Next Week

The live webcast of the Conference has now concluded.  Thousands around the world watched as innovators, filmmakers and entrepreneurs came together to present ideas about emerging cross-media business models and creative opportunities, charting a course to follow into the digital future.

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Watch the Conference Live Tomorrow

Unable to make it to London for the Cross-Media Film Forum?  No worries.  Power to the Pixel, along with our web video partner Kinura, have made sure that you and the rest of the world don’t have to miss one minute of our cutting-edge Conference.  On Wednesday 14 October,...

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Industry Legend Ted Hope for a Truly Free Film Future

New online tools and technology have generated amazing opportunities for content creators to connect directly with audiences.  Yet, when considering the overall impact the Internet has had on the film business, those at the top often voice only fear and disappointment about the increasing loss of revenue and control. ...

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Recommended Reading for the Conference on 14 October

Less than a week away, Power to the Pixel’s Cross-Media Film Forum will kick-off with its cutting-edge Conference on 14 October at the BFI Southbank.  This year’s all new programme will offer plenty of insight and inspiration to help you fund, create and distribute your work during these dynamic...

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Follow the London Forum Speakers on Twitter

Twitter is a fantastic tool you can use to build and strengthen relationships with your friends and fans.  If you’re not using Twitter yet, consider joining the millions who are – including Power to the Pixel, our invited speakers and many of the jurors participating at The Pixel Pitch. ...

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Babelgum Launches New Power to the Pixel Channel

Babelgum, the independent web and mobile video content platform, has just launched a brand new Power to the Pixel channel.  Currently featuring videos from last year’s London Forum, the channel is now available to watch online or on the iPhone, Google Android and other mobile devices.

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International Jury Confirmed For The Pixel Pitch

The Pixel Pitch, Power to the Pixel’s ground-breaking new pitching forum taking place on 15 October, brings seven cross-media film projects to the stage before an assembly of over 25 international jurors made up of industry leaders from across the globe. With a diverse range of experience from the ...

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Seven Finalists to Compete for Babelgum Pixel Pitch Award of £6,000

Power to the Pixel has announced the seven finalist teams selected for the Pixel Pitch on 15 October 2009. One winning team will walk away with the Babelgum Pixel Pitch Award of £6,000. Projects were chosen from 120 submissions representing 14 countries. 

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In a Free World, How Can We Make Content Pay?

By Brian Newman Speak to anyone in the film industry and it’s clear they are losing not just their wallets but their minds over the threat of free content to their business models, chiefly from piracy but also from ad-supported legal sites. There are zero returns to rights-holders from...

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Why Audiences are Key to Cross-Media Creation

By Lance Weiler Cinema came of age in the last century and along with it came a series of conventions that dictate the telling of a story. Running times, release windows and distribution outlets control access to and limit how stories are told, delivered and shared.

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Ted Hope to Keynote PttP’s Cross-Media Film Forum and Day 1 Programme Announced

We are delighted to announce that Ted Hope, Co-Founder of New York-based production company, This is that, and award-winning Producer of a slew of features including Adventureland, The Savages (twice Oscar-nominated); American Splendor (Winner: Sundance Grand Jury Prize, FIPRESCI Award, Cannes); 21 Grams (2 Oscar nominations, 5 BAFTA nominations) will be...

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The Future for Film Has Already Been Written

By Liz Rosenthal, originally published 20 August, 2009 in ScreenDaily. Much of the discussion around digital change for film gives the impression we are caught in a hurricane, whipped up by the impossible pace of innovation. And yet a striking feature of the current climate is how many of...

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Registration open for Power to the Pixel’s Cross-Media Film Forum!

Power to the Pixel’s Cross-Media Film Forum returns to the Times BFI London Film Festival from 14 – 15 October 2009, for the third year running. Come and meet the international creators and digital pioneers who are developing new methods of storytelling, film financing and film distribution over multiple...

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The Pixel Pitch Competition – Deadline Coming Up!

With only nine days left to enter, the 14th August deadline for The Pixel Pitch competition is fast approaching. Talented and experienced producer-led teams are encouraged to enter their cross-media film projects to compete for the £6,000 Babelgum Pixel Pitch Award.

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Videos from PttP Edinburgh Event Now Available Online

Power to the Pixel has just released videos from Tales from the Digital Frontier, the series of cutting-edge presentations and panels it programmed for this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival. So if you didn’t make it to Edinburgh this year, here’s your chance to find out what’s happening at...

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MICHEL PETERS

Michel Peters has over a decade of executive international experience in digital business and operations and an impressive track record of global successes. Prior to co-founding Content Republic Michel was Vice President, Digital Operations for Sony BMG’s Digital Business Group where he was responsible for the delivery of online...

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DAVID BAUSOLA

With over 10 years of experience in managing complex software projects for brands such as PlayStation through to Channel 4 Television, David’s interest is in how entertainment and communication utilities work together to enable audiences to co-produce bespoke experiences. As such, the combination of technology, media law and art...

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SCILLA ANDREEN

Founded in 2005 by award-winning filmmaker Scilla Andreen, IndieFlix is a Seattle-based multi-platform independent film distribution and discovery site founded on the principles of community, promotion, syndication and transparency. IndieFlix is dedicated to providing a forum for filmmakers and their audience to interact, and to building a community that...

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NICOLE YERSHON

Nicole started her career in advertising twenty-three years ago at two of London’s most traditional and creative agencies. In 2000, Nicole was given the brief by Ogilvy London’s Chairman to “bring Ogilvy into the 21st century”, taking them from analogue to digital by working with programmers and implementing Finance,...

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LIZZIE GILLETT

Producer Lizzie Gillett came to London from New Zealand in 2001, where she had been working as a TV news reporter and programme maker. Lizzie planned to live the dream, directing Panorama for the BBC or similar, but somehow wound up working part-time for Franny Armstrong at Spanner Films...

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HELEN GRACE

Helen Grace runs a digital sales and distribution company called Left Films which currently represents 12 independent feature films and more than 200 short films for video-on-demand distribution and other sales. Helen is also a film producer and occasional director, and her particular interest is in working with films...

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Open Call for First Pixel Pitch Competition – Deadline 14 August

Power to the Pixel is now accepting entries to The Pixel Pitch – an exciting new opportunity for cross-media film funding.  This groundbreaking pitching forum is looking for stories that can span film, TV, online, mobile and gaming.  Up to ten of the best UK and international projects will...

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HIM

HIM

When a mysterious sleep virus begins to affect the adults in a small rural town, the youth find themselves cut off from civilisation and fighting for their lives. As the weeks turn into months, the youth are left wondering if it’s a freak accident or something more sinister. HIM...

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Dark Fibre

Dark Fibre is an info noir set in Bangalore that deliberately collides documentary and fiction. The film takes the real life of a cable wallah whose job – connecting and disconnecting, wiring and re-wiring all sorts of data networks – brings him in daily contact with many facets of...

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As The Dust Settles

A 50 foot sculpture of a man catches on fire, the temple burns to the ground, another dust storm hits and as the dust settles, you realise you are alive. In August 2008, in the middle of the Nevada desert, 50,000 people met up to celebrate creation, life and...

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Breathe

Breathe is an underground club night where revellers dance in a vacuum, movement controls the ventilation system, standing still suffocates and hedonistic thrill seekers steady themselves for an inevitable head rush. Detective John Franks is investigating seven mysterious deaths. Each victim asphyxiated, but with no strangle marks, signs of...

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Two-Day Power to the Pixel Event at the Edinburgh International Film Festival

Power to the Pixel presents Tales from the Digital Frontier a special two-day event on 23 & 24 June at the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF). Open to EIFF Industry Delegates, register by 10 June for preferential rates.

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Fans, Friends & Followers: Scott Kirsner’s New Book Shows How Independents Can Build Sustainable Careers

As a leading authority on innovation, Scott Kirsner has written articles for publications including Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Wired and has spoken at numerous international events, including the Sundance Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival and SXSW.

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b.TWEEN Interactive Digital Media Forum 11-12 June, Liverpool

b.TWEEN brings together both major media players and smaller digital pioneers to facilitate new partnerships and brainstorm digital strategies.  This year’s programme features representatives from a wide range of media companies, including Channel 4, Orange, Ogilvy, Sellaband, Bebo and Spotify.

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Power to the Pixel’s 2009 London Forum Set for 14–16 October

Power to the Pixel’s 2009 Cross-Media Film Forum is set to begin on the opening day of the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival.  The Conference, now in its third year, will take place on 14 October and will host an international assembly of independent filmmakers and industry experts,...

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Four New Power to the Pixel Events at the Cannes Film Festival

Power to the Pixel will host a series of cutting-edge events at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival.  After kicking off with a special indie panel at the UK Film Centre on 16 May, Liz Rosenthal will then present The Digital Conferences on 17, 18 and 20 May in association...

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Upcoming BAFTA Event: Filmmakers’ Guide to the Digital Distribution Galaxy

On 9 May, Power to the Pixel Director Liz Rosenthal will present the “Filmmakers’ Guide to the Digital Distribution Galaxy” at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. 

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Brett Gaylor’s Open Source Cinema: A Revolution in the Making

Once a complicated and expensive profession to pursue, filmmaking is now open to the public.  Digital media and collaboration tools have given people the ability to remotely work together on new projects and effortlessly build on the works of others. 

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The Extended Reality of Cross-Media Storytelling

As digital technology simplified the mechanics of filmmaking, it greatly expanded the methods of storytelling.  New opportunities exist for filmmakers who reach across platforms to engage their audiences.  No longer must films play to passive viewers, who watch at a distance as predetermined narratives unfold.  Now, audiences are closely...

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Brands Offer a New Way to Fund Projects

Brands have established a history of sponsoring Hollywood cinema, with names like Ray Ban, Reeses Pieces and Aston Martin making cameo appearances in memorable blockbuster films.  But today’s brand marketeers are having to look beyond simple motion picture product placement in order to remain visible and reach their increasingly...

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Interview with Brian Newman, President and CEO of the Tribeca Film Institute

Last month Brian Newman, President & CEO of the Tribeca Film Institute (TFI), shared his industry expertise at a series talks programmed by Power to the Pixel called “The Indie Filmmaker’s Guide to the Internet” at the Berlin Talent Campus. 

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Power to the Pixel at SXSW Film Festival

Power to the Pixel’s Liz Rosenthal will be attending the SXSW Film and Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas.  Like many of the other premier international film festivals, SXSW focuses on discovering and supporting new talent.  But what makes this festival truly unique is its emphasis on the interactive.  By...

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Crowdsourcing: Using Audiences to Bankroll Projects

Loyal fans are the lifeblood of artists and essential to sustaining any creative career.  Now, with online tools that enable direct connections, filmmakers can reach out to their fans for support in the early stages of project development.  Whether aiding the funding, production or distribution of a film, crowdsourcing...

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Top Prize, Finance and Launch for Power To The Pixel’s Projects

The filmmakers who participated in Power to the Pixel’s Project Forum launch in October 2008 have all made significant progress on their projects in the past four months. These pioneering projects are now well on their way to being realised and have already experienced the success of winning an...

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Interview with Christy Dena, Cross-Media Specialist

With her background as diverse as her current projects, Christy Dena stands out as one of the top experts in the dynamic and diverse sphere of cross-media. Christy shares her knowledge and experience through her “Online Universe” of websites, which span an array of cross-media topics, her doctoral research,...

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AUDIENCE TAKES CONTROL

An opportunity for the audience to ask questions to M dot Strange, Timo Vuorensola, Jamie King, Lance Weiler & Arin Crumley.

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ARIN CRUMLEY: Collaboration – A Case Study

This session gives an overview of modern filmmaking for the independent. How can technology enhance the creative process? What are the new ways to create collaborative films? What does it mean to be a director immersed in a reality where everyone has a camera and is their own director?...

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ADAM ERLEBACHER – The New Cross-platform Financiers: Audiences, Sponsors and Brands

Presentation by Adam Erlebacher, Co-founder PlaceVine. Presales, MGs and advances are becoming a thing of the past for independent films. Who will the new financiers of independent films be? This session looks at the power of the audience in crowd-sourcing, the power of brands and of sponsors in financing...

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SLAVA RUBIN – The New Cross-platform Financiers: Audiences, Sponsors and Brands

Presentation by Slava Rubin, Co-founder of IndieGoGo. Presales, MGs and advances are becoming a thing of the past for independent films. Who will the new financiers of independent films be? This session looks at the power of the audience in crowd-sourcing, the power of brands and of sponsors in...

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THE NEW CROSS-PLATFORM FINANCIERS: AUDIENCES, SPONSORS AND BRANDS

Presentations and roundtable with Slava Rubin of IndieGoGo and Adam Erlebacher of PlaceVine. Presales, MGs and advances are becoming a thing of the past for independent films. Who will the new financiers of independent films be? This session looks at the power of the audience in crowd-sourcing, the power...

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LANCE WEILER – A New Model For Distribution and Discovery: From Here to Awesome

For years, the independent film industry has created an unspoken competitive spirit among filmmakers. Competition for festival slots and buyers’ attention has left many filmmakers bitter at the success of others. As the traditional deals fade away, filmmakers now find themselves at a crossroads as new collaborative models emerge....

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JAMIE KING – Distribution Case Study: Steal This Film

Director Jamie King describes how he built a huge audience for his film by giving it away for free. Steal This Film is a film series documenting the movement against the concept of intellectual property and certainly practices what it preaches, being released via BitTorrent peer-to-peer protocol through sites...

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TIMO VUORENSOLA – Distribution Case Study: Starwreck in the Pirkinning

Timo Vuorensola explains how he and his team fully embraced the concept of crowd-sourcing. Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning was a huge collaborative effort made by a core group of 5 people in Finland, and a community of about 3,000 volunteers from around the world. The film was a...

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M DOT STRANGE – Distribution Case Study: We Are the Strange

M dot Strange describes the journey he took with his animated feature film We are the Strange, from his bedroom to Sundance and beyond, and back to his little studio again. After turning down Hollywood deals he decided to self distribute and make his films totally independent.

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FABIO LIMA – The New Exhibitors

Presenthation by Fabio Lima, Co-founder of MovieMobz.

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SARA POLLACK – The New Exhibitors

Presentation by Sara Pollack, Film & Animation Manager, YouTube

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CAY WESNIGK – The New Exhibitors

Presentation by Cay Wesnigk, founder of Onlinefilm.org.

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BRIAN NEWMAN – The New Exhibitors

Presentation by Brian Newman, President of The Tribeca Film Institute

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THE NEW EXHIBITORS

Presentations and roundtable by: BRIAN NEWMAN, President, Tribeca Film Institute (US) CAY WESNIGK, Founder, Onlinefilm.org (GERM) SARA POLLACK, Manager Film & Animation, YouTube (US) FABIO LIMA, Founder, MovieMobz (BRA) MICHAEL GUBBINS, Editor, Screen International(UK) With the rapid growth of new on-demand, online services and film and video social networking...

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ALEX JOHNSON – Fractured Audiences

Presentation by New York City based digital strategist and experience planner Alex Johnson. As technology shifts, audiences are evolving at a startling rate. Who are they, where are they, and what are they doing? How does the media producer keep up with and define their consumption habits and behaviour...

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CHRISTY DENA – Should We? Could We? Would We? – Films in the Age of Cross-Media Production

A presentation by leading cross-media specialist Christy Dena. Why should we think about more than one media platform? Could we gain financially and artistically? Would we progress our practice and industry if we do? Here is Christy’s slideshow that accompanied her talk: Should We? Could We? Would We? Films...

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LIZ ROSENTHAL – Introduction and Welcome

Liz Rosenthal, Director of Power to the Pixel introduces the 2008 London Forum.

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Power to the Pixel Concludes its 2008 London Forum Events

With the 2008 live events finished, the London Forum will now continue its virtual life on the Power to the Pixel website. Over the weeks to come, the site will present a video archive of the presentations and panels, as well as publish additional speaker interviews, articles and related...

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Interview with Timo Vuorensola, Director of Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning

It took seven years for Finnish director Timo Vuorensola to make his first feature, Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning, an epic sci-fi comedy that has evoked a huge online following. Relying on volunteer fans to help create the film, Timo was able to include astonishing high-tech special effects in...

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Watch the London Forum Live Right Here

Unable to make it to London for the Conference? No worries. Our web video partner Kinura, is making sure you can see every second of the event right here. Starting at 10 am on Wednesday, 22nd October, we’ll begin webcasting live to worldwide audiences. So tune in to hear...

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Interview with Award-winning Producer, Manuel Cristobal

Named as one of the 60 personalities of the Cannes Film Festival in 2007 and European Film Promotion’s Spanish ‘Producer on the Move’ of 2008, Manuel Cristobal is a rising star in the digital domain. In September 2006, he founded Perro Verde Films, a Galicia-based company, which operates two...

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Watch this Space for Updates on the London Forum Events

With the Conference, Workshops, Project Forum Launch and Think Tank only days away, we have much to report on the Power to the Pixel website. Expect to see exclusive interviews with our speakers, as well as articles about innovative filmmaking, finance and distribution strategies. Learn how pioneering filmmakers are...

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WE ARE THE STRANGE SCREENING

By M dot Strange 23 October 2008 at the Studio Cinema, BFI Southbank 20:30-22:30 Power to the Pixel is delighted to present M dot Strange’s award-winning animated feature film, We Are the Strange (94 mins). We Are the Strange is its own imaginative and immersive universe. M dot Strange...

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FROM HERE TO AWESOME WINNERS SCREENING

22 October 2008 at the Studio Cinema, BFI Southbank 20:30 – 22:30 I F*cking Hate You (9 mins) by writer/director Zak Forsman In Search Of (106 mins) by writer/director Zeke Zelker From Here to Awesome is an open source R&D lab for film innovation which is experimenting with a...

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EMILY RENSHAW-SMITH

Emily Renshaw-Smith joined Current TV in January 2007 as Director of VC2 (Viewer Created Content) in the UK. 30% of Current’s programming is made by its audience and Emily heads up the team that commissions short documentaries for the channel. Emily came to Current TV from FourDocs, Channel 4’s...

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Liz Rosenthal

LIZ ROSENTHAL FOUNDER & DIRECTOR, POWER TO THE PIXEL An early advocate and pioneer of digital distribution and filmmaking, Liz is a digital film and media expert. She advises international media companies, film financing organisations, filmmakers and film festivals about using cutting-edge distribution and production techniques and new film...

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SESSION 19. MAKING CONTENT FOR WEB AND TV

This question and answer workshop will cover issues surrounding television distribution for filmmakers. How does television fit in to the new content distribution models? How do web platforms and television platforms interact? What sort of content are television stations looking for, and how can filmmakers access them? SASKIA WILSON-BROWN,...

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SESSION 18. DEVELOPING NEW BUSINESS MODELS FOR THE DIGITAL ERA

With a new generation of media consumers demanding content delivered when they want it, how they want it and very much as they want it, this workshop session discusses how to use new opportunities to develop audience-driven film businesses that take advantage of a newly networked and on demand...

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SESSION 17. SHOWING THE MONEY: BRANDS FINANCING CONTENT

Outdated and in the past are the old “product placing” exercise and the uneventful TV commercial that endlessly repeated the old formulas around “buy-this-product”. Brands are becoming involved in commissioning high quality content. Today, luxury brands engage with audiences via proprietary cable TV channels; leading filmmakers direct TV commercials...

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SESSION 15. BUILDING AN ONLINE IDENTITY

Having a website is not enough. For filmmakers and artists, using digital tools to create a recognisable and lasting identity online are becoming increasingly important. How do you make sure you and your work are defined and positioned correctly within a cross-platform conversation? How do you build brand in...

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SESSION 14. WRITING ACROSS MEDIA

This session will cover writing techniques to connect the multiple platforms of your property. Drawing on strategies used in film, television, print and gaming industries, this session shares techniques for distributing your narrative across media platforms, motivating audiences to traverse them and issues that arise when you do. It...

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SESSION 13: ADVENTURES IN MOBILE DISTRIBUTION

After years of expectation, mobile media is about to boom, bringing personalised on-demand content straight to your hand. A combination of technological breakthrough and new business models are leading to faster and more affordable downloads and a richer variety of made-for-mobile content. The Direct-to-consumer (D2C) content market is beginning...

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SESSION 11. VIEW, SHARE, REMIX – THE POWER OF OPENING CONTENT

Open content is 10 years behind open source software. It is a wave that can make just as much impact in the media environment as it has in the technology sector. This session looks at reconfiguring your content to take advantage of this changing environment and how to benefit...

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SESSION 10. THE INDIE FILMMAKER’S GUIDE TO BUILDING AUDIENCES ONLINE

As well as pushing the boundaries creatively with his cult animated feature film, We Are the Strange, M Dot Strange is a pioneer when it comes to inventing new ways to build a community of dedicated fans who contribute, collaborate, share, spread the word and buy the film. Learn...

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SESSION 9. SHOW ME THE MONEY

As today’s global financial markets struggle, the U.S. presidential candidates are raising over $1,000,000 a day online in sub $1,000 contributions from individuals. In other industries, companies like Prosper, Kiva and Sellaband are eliminating the middlemen and democratising fundraising as well. The secret is crowdfunding and fan participation. Through...

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SESSION 7. AN ONLINE FILM SERIES CASE STUDY: “BEYOND THE RAVE”

This workshop will explore Beyond the Rave, the twenty part online horror series created and produced by Pure Grass Films in 2008. Beyond the Rave was financed by Hammer Films (their first production in over thirty years) and distributed by MySpace (their first original web series outside the US)....

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SESSION 6. THE INDIE FILMMAKER’S GUIDE TO BUILDING AUDIENCES ONLINE

Learn from DIY filmmaker and distribution pioneer Arin Crumley. His first feature Four Eyed Monsters became a massive online hit due to the skilful way that he and co-director, Susan Buice, cultivated a huge and actively engaged fanbase by experimenting with a large variety of online services, tools and...

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SESSION 5. WHAT IS SOCIAL ENTERTAINMENT?

Leading next-generation media company, Expanding Universe, give a presentation on cross-platform storytelling. They explain how they are working with brands to develop interactive and immersive stories/experiences that integrate the brand’s message at the same time as entertaining audiences. YOMI AYENI, Creative Director, Expanding Universe Yomi is the Creative Director...

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SESSION 3. A GUIDE TO LICENSING DIGITAL MEDIA

Lawyer and digital media expert Gregor Pryor will guide you through key issues around making your content available across new digital platforms and key points to consider when negotiating digital distribution agreements. GREGOR PRYOR, Lawyer & Digital Media Expert, Reed Smith Richards Butler Gregor is an associate in the...

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SESSION 2. THE INDIE FILMMAKER’S GUIDE TO BUILDING AUDIENCES ONLINE

Learn from one of the world’s leading experts on DIY distribution and social entertainment. Lance will share his knowledge about the best, no-cost, online tools and resources available to spread the word about your projects and engage your audience. LANCE WEILER, Award-winning Filmmaker & Digital Pioneer Lance Weiler is...

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SESSION 1. A DAY AND DATE DISTRIBUTION CASE STUDY OF “GOING NUTS”

Manuel Cristobal, producer of Going Nuts, discusses the distribution strategy for the first animated film in the world made with peanuts. Day and date is a distribution strategy where a film is released simultaneously in all windows: theatrical, DVD, television and legal download. Manuel will demonstrate how releasing independent...

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SASKIA-WILSON BROWN

Saskia was raised with a strong international focus, traveling between California, France the UK and Cuba. After obtaining her Baccalauréat in French Literature and Philosophy, she went on to obtain her Bachelor’s at UC Berkeley, and her Masters in Fine Art at Central Saint Martin’s College in London. Moving...

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DANAE RINGELMANN

Danae is a founder and the finance chief of IndieGoGo, an online social marketplace connecting filmmakers with fans to make independent film happen. IndieGoGo provides filmmakers the tools for project funding, recruiting, and promotion, while enabling the audience to discover and connect directly with the filmmakers they support. Danae...

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ALEX KUMMERMAN

Alex is CEO of Clicmobile. He is responsible for the business strategy and operations of the company, as well as overseeing IT development. Alex is also the author of the core program code and architecture builder for the Clicmobile interconnectivity software suite. Since the creation of his first award-wining...

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MICHAEL GUBBINS

Michael Gubbins is a journalist and consultant, specialising in digital change in film and the wider media. He was formerly Editor of Screen International and has written for newspapers and magazines, including The Times and Time Out. He has also made frequent appearances on television, including the BBC’s flagship...

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BEN GRASS

Ben Grass is Managing Director of Pure Grass Films. He produced Beyond the Rave (MySpace’s first series outside the US) and Exec Produced Kirill (MSN’s first online series outside the US, which won a Webby for Best Drama Episode, 2009). He was formerly responsible for Sony Pictures Digital in...

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ANDRE BURGESS

Andre is Managing Director of Crucible Media. He has huge experience in helping content owners and Media companies move into new digital platforms, in the areas of product and proposition development, contract negotiation and rights management. He founded Quintessential Media in 2003, which became the template for Crucible Media....

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SHEILA DE LA VARENDE

Sheila de La Varende has been working within the Canadian film and television industry for over 25 years. From 1995-2004 she headed up Telefilm Canada’s European operation in Paris . Sheila was the driving force behind Immersion Europe, an annual financing forum for feature film coproduction. In 2004, Sheila...

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SANDY LIEBERSON

Chairperson, Film London, he has been a major ­figure in the film industry in Europe and America since the 1960s. He was first vice president of International Pictures and Marketing and later president of production at Twentieth Century Fox. View his IMDB profile here.

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JAMIE DENHAM

Jamie Denham is the Managing Director of London-based animation production company Sliced Bread Animation. Specialising in online and character animation, Sliced Bread works with 2D and 3D animation, illustration and design. Sliced Bread has been working with animation on all media platforms for over six years from motion graphics,...

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INMA MARTINEZ

Inmaculada Martinez is one of the world’s leading digital media strategists, described by FORTUNE and TIME as one of Europe’s top talents in Human Factors and Social Engagement through technology. A serial entrepreneur since 1999, she has been directly involved in the emergence of many of today’s digital technologies...

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CARMEL LANDY

Carmel has over 10 years experience in digital media and held senior positions at MTV International, BBC Worldwide, Thomson Travel Group and TeliaSonera. She has worked at the forefront of the commercial digital sector on an international basis, from the advent of online advertising in the late 90’s at...

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RICHARD MORRIS

Richard Morris is Director of Video & TV at Player X Ltd. He was formerly Senior Executive of Development and Production for New Line Cinema and Fine Line Features Europe. Richard was later appointed Executive Digital Consultant to the UK Film Council where he devised the largest Digital Distribution...

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MANUEL CRISTOBAL

Advanced Directing Diploma at ARTTS International in UK, followed Law studies at the Complutense University in Madrid and Film studies in different private schools in Spain. Manuel has received grants from the Nipkow Programme in Berlin, the MPAA internship programme and the European Film Academy as a European talent...

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Project Forum Launch Power to the Pixel’s Project Forum launched The Pixel Pitch, a ground-breaking new marketplace for cross-media stories – stories that can span film, tv, online, mobile, gaming – which takes place at Power to the Pixel’s 2009 London Film Festival event. The best new UK and...

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CHRISTY DENA

Christy Dena is a cross-media specialist who works as a narrative and game design consultant, educator and researcher. She has worked as an adviser, MC, presenter, judge and mentor for the Australian Literature Board’s Story of the Future initiative and mentored at the Laboratory of Advanced Media Production at...

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FABIO LIMA

Fabio Lima is considered an authority on media convergence issues, speaking at many academic seminars and international business forums, and serving as digital distribution professor at FGV´s executive course on cinema. Founder and creator of RAIN Network, Fabio held the post of Chief Operating Officer, where he led a...

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C CAY WESNIGK

C. Cay Wesnigk studied visual communication at the University of Arts in Hamburg. In 1987 he founded C. Cay Wesnigk Filmproduktion. Since then he has written, directed and produced several feature films, commercials and documentaries. These have all been shown on television, some have also been distributed in cinemas...

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TIFFANY SHLAIN

Honoured by Newsweek as one of the “Women Shaping the 21st Century,” Tiffany Shlain is a filmmaker, founder of The Webby Awards and co-founder of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Her films have been selected at over 100 film festivals including Sundance, Tribeca, and Rotterdam, have...

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JAMIE KING

Jamie King is founder of the VODO project for distributing and sustaining cultural production via P2P and Director/Producer of the series STEAL THIS FILM, which has been downloaded more than 6m times, broadcast internationally and screened at festivals worldwide. Jamie’s work focuses on the radical creative possibilities offered by...

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ARIN CRUMLEY

At the age of 16, Arin Crumley began experimenting with low-res digital video equipment, making short documentaries and abstract video art to display behind his band’s electro concerts. Today The Wall Street Journal lists Arin among the top 20 new media moguls, and applauds the co-creation of the popular...

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YOMI AYENI

Yomi is the Creative Director of Expanding Universe, a new company that develops innovative and immersive social entertainment. They develop experiences that engage and entertain audiences, giving the audience the ability to interact in live and immersive multimedia environments. The company has created ground-breaking formats that connect audiences and...

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JON KINGSBURY

Programme Director - Creative Economy, NESTA

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Current Speakers

YOMI AYENI, Creative Director, Expanding Universe MARK BOYD, Head of Creative Content, Bartle Bogle Hegarty PETER BUCKINGHAM, Head of Distribution & Exhibition, UK Film Council ANDRE BURGESS, Managing Director, Crucible Media MANUEL CRISTOBAL, Award-winning Producer, Perro Verde Films ARIN CRUMLEY, Award-winning Filmmaker CHRISTY DENA, Cross-media Specialist JAMIE DENHAM, Managing...

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GREGOR PRYOR

REED SMITH RICHARDS BUTLER

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PETER BUCKINGHAM

Head of Distribution & Exhibition at the UK Film Council

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LANCE WEILER

Award-winning Filmmaker and digital pioneer

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BRIAN NEWMAN

CEO, Tribeca Film Institute and founder of Reframe

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TIMO VUORENSOLA

Director of "Starwreck", the world’s first feature-length collaborative Internet film

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SLAVA RUBIN

Co-founder IndieGoGo

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ALEX JOHNSON

Alex spent two years freelancing within the commercial & music video world in London (including Radical Media, Partizan, Rose Hackney Barber) before joining Sally Potter’s production company Adventure Pictures where she headed up online outreach & New Media initiatives. Alongside devising tactics for low budget feature film promotion and...

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M DOT STRANGE

Award-winning filmmaker

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Programme, Day 1 22 October 2008 CONFERENCE at NFT1, BFI Southbank A day of keynotes, presentations and round tables by leading digital visionaries that was followed by an evening drinks reception at the Marriott Hotel, County Hall. Through a variety of case studies, experts spoke candidly about the challenges...

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SARA POLLACK

Film and Animation Manager, YouTube

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MATT HANSON

Film futurist, writer and filmmaker

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The Forum For Independents The second ground-breaking Power to the Pixel took place at the heart of the Times BFI 52nd London Film Festival. Power to the Pixel brought together the leading innovators, filmmakers and entrepreneurs who are changing the way film and media is financed, created and reaches...

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Programme 2007 Power to the Pixel: The Digital Distribution Forum for Independents was a ground-breaking one-day forum that took place on 26th October 2007, at the BFI Southbank in association with the London Film Festival. It connected the film community with key innovators of the digital revolution who are...

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Adventures in Self Distribution at the Power to the Pixel Forum in London

The final Power to the Pixel session brings together five pioneering filmmakers who are reinventing the way that films reach audiences and audiences reach films. Lance Weiler, Arin Crumley, Susan Buice, Matt Hanson, Jeremy Nathan explain why they chose the DIY path. Moderated by myself. Bookmark to

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Matt Hanson at the Power to the Pixel Forum in London

Visionary filmmaker and futurist Matt Hanson’s talks about A Swarm of Angels, his groundbreaking, collaborative project to create a £1 million film using a swarm of 25,000 people to collaborate in the development, production, finance and distribution of a feature film. Bookmark to

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Lance Weiler at the Power to the Pixel Forum in London

Lance Weiler, visionary filmmaker and DIY distribution expert, gives an overview of his highly inventive and cutting-edge distribution strategy for second feature Head Trauma. Lance reveals how he used no cost online tools to create huge buzz around the movie and how he expanded the audience for his film...

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Jeremy Nathan at the Power to the Pixel Forum in London

Digital pioneer and producer Jeremy Nathan from DV8 describes South Africa’s potential to embrace new technologies without the burden that the Western World has with the transition from traditional infrastructure. Bookmark to

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Robert Greenwald introduced by Liz Rosenthal at The Power to the Pixel Forum in London

Award-winning documentary filmmaker and activist Robert Greenwald, describes how he and his team at Brave New Films promote, distribute and finance their films independently of mainstream media and corporate America. In a video message filmed especially for Power to the Pixel, he explains how he uses his online fanbase,...

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Arin Crumley & Susan Buice at Power to the Pixel in London

Arin & Susan present a candid and illuminating journey into the self-distribution of their first feature Four Eyed Monsters. Hear how they pioneered every online tool they could lay their hands on to turn their award-winning feature and podcast series into a cult phenomenon that has been viewed by...

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Kelly DeVine at the Power to the Pixel Forum in London

Kelly DeVine describes how Renew Media’s new project Reframe enables content-holders to digitize, disseminate and make available their content to a vast potential audience via a powerful online resource. Reframe have already done a deal with Amazon that gives a much better deal than working directly with Amazon as...

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Paula Le Dieu at The Power to the Pixel Forum in London

Paula Le Dieu, MD of Magic Lantern Productions talks about how passion and personal storytelling are key tools for any filmmaker. She goes on to explain how Creative Commons works, how it can empower you and your audience and that the biggest threat to any filmmaker is obscurity. Paula...

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Sara Pollack from YouTube at The Power to the Pixel Forum

Sara Pollack, Film Manager at YouTube talks about the power of connecting with online communities and the hunger of online audiences to promote and distribute films. She mentions about the new revenue sharing schemes that YouTube are introducing now with content creators. Hear YouTube Co-founder Chad Hurley talk about...

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David Straus & Joe Neulight at the Power to the Pixel Forum in London

David Straus & Joe Neulight describe how Withoutabox is working to ‘unbox’ the traditional practices of film distribution to create a company based on monetisation services for filmmakers and rights holders, in contrast to a traditional distribution service based on exploiting rights. They describe how the next 100 years...

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The New Distributors at the Power to the Pixel Forum in London

Michael Gubbins, Editor of Screen International introduces and moderates this session about how the role of the distributor will transform as filmmakers and audiences build closer relationships and the concept of exclusive rights becomes an impossibility in the digital era. With David Straus and Joe Neulight, Founders of Withoutabox,...

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Audiences and Digital Distribution. Peter Buckingham at The Power to the Pixel Forum in London

Peter Buckingham, Head of the UK Film Council looks at how audience behaviour should be the key behind how the film community rethink the release of films in the digital era.

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Is Theatrical Dead? Ira Deutchman at the Power to the Pixel Forum in London

Ira Deutchman, President of Emerging Pictures, gives the opening speech at the PTP Digital Distribution Forum for Independents. Ira has been making, marketing and distributing films for 32 years. He founded Fine Line Features and while there, acquired and released films such as; Jim Jarmusch’s Night on Earth, Robert...

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7. Nick Fortugno
“I’m not pushing the idea all the projects at The Lab need a game”

“I’m not going to be pushing the idea that all the projects at The Lab need a game” – Nick Fortugno looks at what a transmedial approach means Games designer and co-founding Chief Creative Officer of Brooklyn-based Playmatics Nick Fortugno talks about the power of a transmedial approach Words...

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We’re going to the Berlinale – are you?

PttP will be at the Berlinale this week from 6 – 11 February. Here’s where you’ll find us: Monday 9 February, 14.00 – 15.30 | Cross-Media I: Creating Identity for your Project Joined by Sean Coleman, PttP’s Projects Director, the session will explore how cross-media approaches and new forms...

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Power to the Pixel-BBC’s Creative Director, Will Saunders
Thinking outside the box – How does a broadcaster evolve?

How does a broadcaster evolve to re-assert its mission and role for key audiences? How do you resist the pull of organisational orthodoxy? And when the question is “where next for the BBC?” Could the answer be Digbeth? The BBC’s Creative Director, Will Saunders, shares what the BBC have...

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Power to the Pixel-Jennifer Wilson, Group Executive Director at The Project Factory
Going Sustainable: Successful Business Models in Digital

Traditional screen businesses often point to a lack of proven business models to explain why they shy away from embracing digital. We know that audiences online expect content to be free, but ‘pay’ is more complex in digital – and often comes from a range of ‘customers’. The audiences...

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Nonny de la Peña talks immersive journalism at The Conference

By taking advantage of feelings of presence that comes from wearing virtual reality goggles, experiencing real-time graphics and hearing evocative audio, audiences can ‘enter’ a fully immersive recreation of a news, documentary or non-fiction story. By putting participants on a scene as the story unfolds, life-sized around them, it...

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