Power to the Pixel announces Conference Programme and Speaker Line-up for The Cross-Media Forum

Posted on 3 October 2012

16 – 19 October 2012, NFT1, BFI Southbank, London

In association with the 56th BFI London Film Festival

More than 100 leading international players working in interactive media, film, television, advertising, publishing, state funding and cross-media will arrive at London’s BFI Southbank next month to present, discover and discuss new projects and their market potential during Power to the Pixel’s (PttP) annual Cross-Media Forum.

16 October – Conference

Speaking for the first time in the UK, award-winning novelist and co-creator of cross-media story worlds around The Dark Knight and Halo franchises, Sean Stewart (USA) will deliver the keynote presentation. Stewart is also the Co-Founder of and Head Writer at US-based Fourth Wall Studios which has recently scooped a Primetime Emmy in Interactive Media 2012 for Dirty Work.

Other leading international experts and award-winning creatives include Loc Dao (CAN), National Film Board of Canada’s Head of Digital Content & Strategy whose multi-award-winning projects include Bear 71; Ingrid Kopp (USA) Director of Digital Initiatives at New York’s Tribeca Film Institute and Managing Director of Egmont Press, Cally Poplak (UK) will give the first public demonstration of soon-to-be published multimedia app War Horse. Lance Weiler (USA) will close the conference with the largest live story collaboration ever, as delegates join in to develop a project from idea to prototype to collaborative story.

17 October – The Pixel Pitch competition

Michel Reilhac, Executive Director of ARTE France Cinéma will present the keynote speech, introducing The Pixel Pitch – an incredible opportunity to find out what kinds of projects commissioners and top-level executives are looking to fund, and how best to approach them.

Twenty-seven entrepreneurs, commissioners and financiers will form The Pixel Pitch Jury, a panel who will choose one of eight projects to receive the prestigious £6,000 ARTE Pixel Pitch Prize. Jurors this year include Rosie Allimonos, Content Partnerships, Original Programming YouTube; Rob Crossen, Executive Producer for Entertainment, EMEA at Xbox LIVE; Louise Brown, Multiplatform Commissioning Lead at Channel 4; Lizzie Francke, Senior Executive, BFI Film Fund; Anna Rafferty, Managing Director, Penguin Digital at Penguin Books.

This is a one-of-a-kind event relevant to anyone working in media. Tickets selling fast so don’t miss out, click here.

View the full list of speakers here.

For more info contact:

+44 (0)20 7535 6720

Power to the Pixel announces Conference Programme and Speaker Line-up for The Cross-Media Forum