Recommended Reading for the Conference on 14 October  08.10 2009

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 digital times.  If you want to get a head start and familiarise yourself with some of the topics our expert speakers will address, be sure to check out the suggested reading for each of the sessions below:

Keynote Presentation: Take Back What Has Always Been Yours – Owning the Five Pillars of Storytelling
TED HOPE, Award-winning Producer, This is that corporation

What Did They Do?  Lessons Learned in Cross-Media
CHRISTY DENA, Director, Universe Creation 101

Releasing Films Across Platforms: The New Distributors
Moderator: MICHAEL GUBBINS, Media & Film Consultant and Journalist
SCILLA ANDREEN, Founder & CEO, IndieFlix
EFE CAKAREL, Founder & CEO, The Auteurs
KAROL MARTESKO-FENSTER, General Manager & Publisher, Film Division

How to be “Better than Free”
BRIAN NEWMAN, Consultant and Former President, Tribeca Film Institute

Distribution Case Study: The Age of Stupid – A Global Release Campaign

A ‘Free’ Distribution Case Study: Sita Sings the Blues
NINA PALEY, Filmmaker

Brands and Partnerships: Raising Money and Increasing Reach

The Evolution of Storytelling
LANCE WEILER, Filmmaker and Story Architect

Extending the Experience: The New Storytellers
Moderator: CHRISTY DENA, Director, Universe Creation 101
MARTIN ELRICSSON, Producer & Creative Director, The company P
STEVE PETERS, Experience Designer & Partner, No Mimes Media
DAVID VARELA, Producer, nDreams

Cross-Media Business Models: Financing Beyond the Big Screen
PETER COWLEY, Managing Director of Digital Media, Endemol UK
BEN GRASS, Managing Director, Pure Grass Films

Check out the full Conference programme for more details about the sessions and speakers.  If you don’t have a ticket to the Conference, register now.  But hurry, accreditation will close in just a few days.

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4 Responses to “Recommended Reading for the Conference on 14 October”

  1. Cassidy Says:

    This is a great list of materials. I have read about a third of these articles on different blogs, great that they are all aggregated here. My experience with my movie, Self Helpless, is one from the “do what works for you” camp. We wrote a story that we knew we might actually have the budget to make. We were also conscious of trying to make a story that would eschew the esoteric in favor of just trying to make people laugh. Our distribution model is an old fashioned business plan. We have tried a number of financial models, and a college tour with accompanying online DVD and merch sales is our best avenue for making money. We will not be able to forget this movie and use our profits to start the next one in a couple months. We will, however, be able to continue working on our creation and building an audience in a financially sustainable model for the next 6-12 months. This would not work for everyone, but it works for us. Mobility is our key. What is yours?

    October 21st, 2009 at 5:48 pm
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