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 making this year’s keynote address at Power to the Pixel’s Cross-Media Film Forum at the London Film Festival, 14-15 October. The programme for the Conference is also now online.

International digital pioneers speaking at the Conference on 14 October and/or leading Workshops and Meet the Expert sessions on 15 October are:

  • SCILLA ANDREEN, Founder & CEO, IndieFlix
  • FRANNY ARMSTRONG, Director Age of Stupid
  • EFE CAKAREL, Founder & CEO, The Auteurs
  • CHRISTY DENA, Cross-media Specialist and Strategist
  • MARTIN ELRICSSON, Producer & Creative Director, The company P
  • LIZZIE GILLETT, Producer Age of Stupid
  • BEN GRASS, Managing Director, Pure Grass Films
  • KAROL MARTESKO-FENSTER, General Manager & Publisher, Film Division, Babelgum
  • BRIAN NEWMAN, Consultant and Former President, Tribeca Film Institute
  • NINA PALEY, Filmmaker, Sita Sings the Blues
  • STEVE PETERS, Experience Designer and Partner, No Mimes Media
  • DAVID VARELA, Producer, nDreams
  • HUNTER WEEKS, Filmmaker, 10MPH and Ride the Divide
  • LANCE WEILER, Filmmaker, Story Architect and Digital Innovator

We are also pleased to confirm the following international experts for The Pixel Pitch on 15 October:

  • Rosie Allimonos, Multi-Platform Commissioner, BBC
  • Peter Bale, Executive Producer, MSN
  • Guillaume Blanchot, Director of New Media, CNC
  • Sally Caplan, Head Premiere Fund, UK Film Council
  • Ray Maguire, UK Managing Director, Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Karol Martesko-Fenster, General Manager & Publisher, Film Division, Babelgum
  • Michel Reilhac, Director, ARTE France Cinema
  • Mark Wood, Co-founder, Krempelwood

…with more to be announced.