Media Makers Converge in Vancouver for Merging Media 2011 on October 27 & 28th. This year Curt Marvis, digital media luminary behind Lionsgate’s “Madmen”, “Weeds” and “Nurse Jackie” will be the keynote speaker.
Lionsgate, Google, YouTube, Al Jazeera and Amazon will be among hundreds of conventional and digital media organizations from across North America that will come together at Merging Media 2011in Vancouver to discuss and explore the future of cross-media entertainment.
Hosted by Merging Media Productions Inc.and the Canadian Media Production Association– BC Producers’ Branch, this two day Conference and Masterclass is the premier showcase for Cross-Media in Canada. Merging Media is the place where media professionals converge to collaborate and capitalize on the media revolution that’s underway; it provides a high level platform for cross-disciplines to showcase their latest work, strategize, network with key business contacts and learn from each other.
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2011 Conference Highlights
Merging Media 2011 will feature noted experts in the Transmedia and multi-platform space, including YouTube’s Brian Glick, Google’s Jeremy Butteris, Amazon.com’s Jon Fine, Starlight Runner Entertainment’s Caitlin Burns and Simon Pulman, Workbook Project’s Lance Weiler, named by Wired magazine as “one of 25 people helping to reinvent entertainment and change the face of Hollywood” and the great Henry Jenkins, world-renowned Convergence Guru.
The Keynote is Curt Marvis, President of Digital Media at Lionsgate Studios who was named “The most senior veteran of digital media in Hollywood” by Variety . Marvis will speak about the ground breaking digital tactics being developed by Lionsgate in its productions including Emmy Award-winning drama series like “Mad Men”, “Weeds,” and “Nurse Jackie.”
Amjad Atallah, Bureau Chief of the Americas for Al Jazeera -English, will discuss the award-winning strategies used when breaking the stories about Osama bin Laden’s death and the Arab Spring incidents on multiple media channels, on air and online.
Merging Media highlights valuable partnering, mentoring and funding opportunities including Pitch 360 , an opportunity to win the $10,000 BC Film Development Award to develop your next multiplatform project.
Full conference details: http://mergingmedia.ca/
DH Vancouver Staff
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