<rmm> Fwd: First speakers of CINEKID Conference 2011 confirmed!

Paulien Dresscher paulien at dresscher.nl
Fri Sep 2 20:19:29 CEST 2011

From: "Professionals @ Cinekid" <Professionals at cinekid.nl>
Date: August 31, 2011 3:45:26 PM GMT+02:00
To: Paulien Dresscher <p.dresscher at cinekid.nl>
Subject: First speakers of CINEKID Conference 2011 confirmed!

Dear media professional,
It is with great pleasure that we can confirm the first speakers of the Cinekid Conference 2011 which will be held on the 18th and 19th of October. Amongst the confirmed speakers are TV strategy consultant and former head of interactive at CBBC and Cbeebies Marc Goodchild and transmedia expert Cristy Dena from Australia.
Don’t miss out on the latest news, best practices, debates and content in Children’s Media.
One and a half day of everything you want to know about kids content and beyond.
The latest information on Transmedia Storytelling, how can you better position your intellectual property to take advantage of these innovations?
Insight into New Ways of Financing, offering practical steps on how to find more innovative financial partners like media foundations and crowd funding.
Discover the Latest Research in children’s media: are kids predicting the future of technology? Facts on how many kids films are produced and circulated around Europe? Did you know that animated characters promote more effective retention in children’s brains?
Mobile Applications, European developers and experts look both at building and marketing apps, best practices, while also exploring content trends.
The entry fee for the two day conference is €275 and to celebrate Cinekid’s 25th anniversary, you will receive an additional 25% discount when you signup before September 7th.
 For a full list of confirmed speakers see below, visit www.cinekid.nl/professionals for more information or signup at www.cinekid.nl/signup.
Looking forward to meeting you in October!
Kind regards,
Fleur Winters
Head Cinekid for Professionals /
Head TV Programming
Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 21
1017 RP Amsterdam
T: +31(0)20 – 53 17 890
F: +31(0)20 – 53 17 899
W: www.cinekid.nl
Speakers Cinekid Conference 2011:
Mark Goodchild: Marc Goodchild is a multi-award winning producer of linear and interactive content. He created the first factual interactive TV programme ‘Walking With Beasts’ that won him a BAFTA award. For numerous years he worked for BBC as Head of Interactive and On-demand for BBC Children’s, responsible for CBeebies and CBBC content across all interactive media. Marc was also responsible for the delivery and launch of two child-friendly versions of the BBC iplayer. He specializes in digital production, cross-platform TV formats and product delivery across TV, web, mobile and IPTV applications and is now working as an independent consultant.
Christy Dena: Christy Dena is a cross-media specialist who works as a narrative and game design consultant, educator and researcher. She is Director of Universe Creation 101, where she works as an experience designer and writer on transmedia projects and consults on the expansion of films, TV shows, games and performances. Recent credits include Cisco’s The Hunt; TimKring, The company P; Nokia’s Emmy-nominated Conspiracy for Good and ABC’s Bluebird AR. Christy is an active member of the International Game Developers Association Alternate Reality Game Special Interest Group (IGDA ARG SIG) and co-founded www.ARGology.org.
Esther Lim: Esther Lim is a well respected Digital Marketing Leader, transmedia producer, social media strategist and game analyst. She has over fifteen years of combined interactive agency and consulting experience creating digital, social media and transmedia storytelling programmes for Fortune 500 brands. In addition to creating her own transmedia narratives her expertise includes gaming industry market monitoring, trending and analysis, social media marketing and analytics, community development and outreach, transmedia narrative, game mechanics and many more. Esther also writes for Girls in Tech on the creation of immersive experiences, interactive narrative, social integration of games, digital content and emerging technology and has been quoted by Forbes in articles on Women in Gaming.
Asta Wellejus: Asta Wellejus is an experienced cross-media producer and developer. Being headhunted by Lars von Trier in 1997 to develop new ways of combining film, theater, roleplayingand games, Asta co-founded Zentropa Interaction in 1999, producing interactive formats (Films, games, ARG’s Alternate Launch, Exhibitions, Roleplays etc) until 2007, when she founded “DieAsta Experience” to focus on new media and audience participation. She specializes in story architecture, expanding narratives across platforms and creating and leading cross disciplinary teams to solve complex projects.
Jacqueline Harding: Jacqueline set up Tomorrow’s Child, a specialized film production and media research company, following a successful career as BBC education editor, government consultant; head teacher; and author of best selling books for children and adults. Internationally known as a leading child development expert, she has extensive experience of advising how to match content to the needs of the developing child. Tomorrow’s Child works with clients from across Europe to ensure that their media proposition for children is developmentally correct, engages the young developing brain in the newest way possible and offers an active experience. She’s also Director of Parentchannel.tv for which Tomorrow’s Child production department is currently producing hundreds of films for the recently launched successful online channel for parents. She has been awarded FAB award for Best Ambassador for BBC Worldwide.
Richard Bradley: Richard is a founder of Lion Television, one of the industry’s most successful production companies with offices in London, Glasgow, New York and a joint venture in China. Richard is the Executive Producer of Bafta-award winning Horrible Histories, the hit comedy history series for CBBC. Richard specializes in both popular and ambitious history, science, arts and factual projects, for broadcasters throughout Europe, Asia and North America. Under his creative leadership, Lion has assembled one of the most widely respected historical, documentary and specialist factual program producing units – with a worldwide reputation for innovative and accessible television winning many awards include four Emmys, Baftas and the Prix Jeunesse 2010. Richard’s recent credits at Lion include Horrible Histories, Pompeii, First Light, The First Emperor, Cleopatra: Portrait of a Killer, Hottest Place on Earth, The Great Wall and The Spartans used as inspiration by Zack Snyder for his hit movie 300. Prior to founding Lion, Richard was an Emmy award-winning director and producer at the BBC for 12 years.
Hugh Welchman: The founder and MD of Breakthru Films, Hugh won the Cinefoundation for his first film ‘Crowstone’ and produced two short films for Monty Python. Creating BreakThru Films with Alan Dewhurst in 2002, he has produced a feature-length documentary and short films, winning top festival Prizes, twice making Official Selection for Cannes and being short listed for a BAFTA. Hugh is Associate Producer on ‘Free Jimmy,’ a CGI animated film and winner of the Annecy Cristal. Hugh was producer on Peter & The Wolf and was on stage at the Academy Awards 2008 to collect the Oscar for Best Animated Short. In addition to his work as Producer, Welchman is the Visual Effects Producer on the multiple Oscar awarded Edith Piaf biopic, “La Vie En Rose”, and is Director of Tapisodes, a company creating click-thru animated books for i-Phone and i-Pads. Welchman is Producer of BreakThru Films Poland's ‘The Flying Machine’, which so far consists of: two 3-D feature films, one starring Hollywood's Heather Graham and Superstar pianist Lang Lang; 26 short films (16 in 3-D), a browser based video game, and an i-phone/i-Pad game.
Chris Connell: Commercial Director at Conure where he drives both client and internal projects with creativity and flair. Rapidly gaining an understanding of both the mobile and youth market, he oversaw production of top downloaded game Tampopo and later the Ripelys Believe it or Not iSword app. Chris was pivotal in researching and delivering children's oriented publishing apps, such as the Black Light iPhone app and the interactive children's book The Lost Journal, which went on to be a a top 10 children's app, competing with the likes of Marvel Comics and Toy story.

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