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Storyworld Seminar

August 9, 2013 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

| $20 - $25

This seminar is for those working or aspiring to work in the interactive multiplatform space and will concentrate on answering two pivotal questions:

  1. Producing and Execution: how to deliver the story while meeting the challenges of multiplatform producing.
  2. What makes for a good proposal? What are producers and investors looking for?

Our industry professionals will walk you through the necessary considerations for developing, producing and gaining investment for interactive multiplatform stories, using lots of case studies including: ‘Precinct 13 for NBC/Universal’ and ‘Storm Surfers’, plus funding body reps will provide valuable insider insights.

Moderated by Mike Jones – Head of Story Development Portal Entertainment  

Our esteemed panel includes:

Post seminar we invite you to continue the conversations at our networking drinks.

“There is nothing easy or simple about interactive multiplatform development. It’s really bloody hard! But if you can embrace the richness, the depth, the possibilities with grounded thinking, it can explode your mind like no other creative process.” Seminar moderator Mike Jones head of Story Development Portal Entertainment

Book now $25 single tickets or $20 with a group of five or more.

For further information please contact Metro Screen’s Projects and Productions Manager David Opitz on d.opitz@metroscreen.org.au or 02 93561818

Supported by Screen NSW

Further details.

Mike Jones – Head of Story Development Portal Entertainment

Bio: Mike is a writer and creative producer across traditional & new media projects. He is Head of Story Development for UK-based interactive media company Portal Entertainment – winner of the UK ICTommorow Digital Innovation award for Film & TV in 2012. He is  co-author of a forthcoming trilogy of political/historical thriller books and digital extensions for publisher Simon & Schuster and script-editor on the post-apocalyptic adventure series ‘Wastelander Panda’ featured at SXSW in 2013. He is the recipient of numerous awards for online and multiplatform projects as well as an AWGIE for his feature horror screenplay ‘Ashes’. Mike is currently leading Metro Screen’s Storyworld Studio program

Mike’s thoughts and work can be viewed on Mikejones.tv

Our panel of industry experts include:

Nathan Anderson – Managing Director Envelop Entertainment 

Bio: Nathan founded Envelop Entertainment in 2009, a multiplatform production house with clients and partners including NBC Universal, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Screen Australia, ScreenNSW, Southern Star, SLR Productions and Hoodlum Active; creating games and transmedia across emerging platforms. Nathan started his career in the film and TV industry on The Matrix, The Well, Paradise Road, Never Tell Me Never, Heartbreak High and Baywatch Down Under in various production roles. In 1999, Nathan co-founded one of Australia’s most highly trafficked dotcom businesses reaching a global audience of 14 million unique users per month. Since then has held executive digital production and management roles at various media organisations and advertising agencies in Australia and overseas.

Nathan’s work includes Precinct/13 for NBC/Universal

Discussing: The production challenges, some of the results and some key learnings of producing interactive multiplatform using Precinct/13 as a case studies.

Precinct 13 is a transmedia project completed for NBC Universal owned Foxtel Channel, 13th Street earlier this year. The project combined broadcast, online, mobile, social, print and outdoor platforms to engage audiences in a three week interactive murder mystery.

Ester Harding – All Media Producer 

Bio: Ester was appointed as Freehand’s All Media Producer in 2011 and is producing the online interactive documentary After Six Four (SBS). For Firelight Productions / 6ixty Foot Films, she was the all- media producer for Storm Surfers 3D, winning Interactive Producer of the Year at the SPAA Awards, 2012. In mid 2012, Ester joined Media Stockade to line-produce The Surgery Ship (SBS) and feature documentary I Am A Girl, and to develop a slate for all media delivery.

Esters work includes Storm Surfers 3D and I Am A Girl

Discussing: Linking concept to distribution, financing to marketing and strategic pre-production planning.

The all-media Producer has the ability not only to raise money, but also to create champions for their work and build an audience from the very outset. Taking advantage of emerging platforms to create genuine narrative extensions of storyworlds, it has never been so true that a Producer must be the bridge between art, technology and money.

Catherine Gleeson – Principal at Platform 09 

Bio: Catherine Gleeson is currently the Convenor of the Foundation Diploma at AFTRS. She also teaches design transmedia/multiplatform subjects in the Foundation Diploma and has co-written and designed five mini-ARG’s (Alternate Reality Games), which incoming Foundation students “play” on the first day of the course. She has been working as a Creative Director and Designer since 1988 and with her company Platform 09 has lead multiplatform teams on local and international projects for clients such as: The Smithsonian Institute, National Geographic, American Museum of Natural History, the National Gallery of Victoria, Lonely Planet and Emirates. She was the Interaction Design Mentor for the Laboratory for Advanced Media Production (LAMP) at AFTRS from 2005 to 2009. LAMP held eight residential workshops nationally from 2005 till 2009 and worked to embed transmedia experiences in new and existing screen properties with key stakeholders in the Australian Film and TV industry.

Discussing: The holistic skill-sets required to work in the multi-platform space, and the importance of design.

Kate Stone – Production, Development & Interactive Media Executive at Screen NSW 

Bio: Kate has held roles as Manager of the Online Branch of the National Film & Sound Archive, Executive Producer of the australianscreen website for the NFSA, and, prior to that, Project Manager of australianscreen at the Australian Film Commission. As well as roles at Film Australia, Network Ten, and the ABC. She has variously written, produced, and directed multiplatform programs, documentaries, children’s television, and short dramas, and has script edited feature films and children’s television. Under her management, the NFSA website, ASO mobile, and the australianscreen website won many awards, and she has been invited to speak at a number of Australian and international conferences on the digital space.

Discussing: What it takes to create a successful interactive, multi-platform funding submission

For further information please contact Metro Screen’s Projects and Productions Manager David Opitz on d.opitz@metroscreen.org.auor 02 93561818

Supported by Screen NSW



August 9, 2013
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
$20 - $25
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