She is the Founder and CEO of Power the Pixel (PttP), an organisation helping international film and media businesses adapt to stay relevant in an ever-evolving connected world. PttP helps creators and businesses to create, finance and distribute stories that engage audiences across multiple platforms. Power to the Pixel’s services include advisory on projects and business strategy, project development labs, think tanks and international forums.
PttP organises the annual Cross-Media Forum in association with The BFI London Film Festival. This event connects the film and media industries with key innovators of the digital revolution, pioneering new models of storytelling, finance and distribution, in a conference, a think tank and the only dedicated cross-media marketplace, The Pixel Market. PttP’s other main programme is The Pixel Lab, a leading European project-focused business course for developing cross-media properties.
Liz has advised many international film and media organisations. She was for example digital strategy adviser to the UK Film Council from 2008 until their closure.
She is invited regularly to speak at international conferences, film festivals and leading film schools including Berlin, Cannes, Rotterdam, Dubai, London and Edinburgh Film Festivals, Screen International Conferences and lectured at TEDx Transmedia, EAVE, The Media Business School in Ronda, BAFTA, The National Film and Television School, The BFI, Skillset and the ICA in London.
Liz was the Programme Director of Digimart’s Global Digital Distribution Summit, www.digimart.org in Montréal in 2005 and 2006. She set up and ran the UK office for Next Wave Films (a Santa Monica based company of the Independent Film Channel US) from 1998 to 2002. Next Wave Films was a pioneer in the production, finance and sales of low budget features and digital filmmaking. The company helped exceptionally talented filmmakers, from the US and abroad, launch their careers. Their award winning films include Christopher Nolan’s Following (Winner: Tiger Award, Rotterdam ’99, Silver Hitchcock, Dinard ’99), Joe Carnahan’s Blood, Guts, Bullets & Octane, Kate Davis’ Southern Comfort (Grand Jury Prize, Sundance ’01), Amir Bar-Lev’s Fighter (Best Documentary, Karlovy Vary ’00), Josh Aronson’s Sound and Fury (Grand Jury Prize, Sundance ’00, Academy Award nomination ’01).
Liz is a member of BAFTA, the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a fellow of the RSA and on the advisory boards of Indieflix, The Creative Industries Knowledge Transfer Network and the Made in New York Media Centre.