Digital content creators to convene at BAFTA in monetization initiative
ECM Plus – /Manchester/ +++ D-Media Network is hosting a digital media conference at BAFTA next week from 29th to the 30th of March to thrash out how to generate an income.
According to D-Media, culture secretary Edward Vaizey will be giving a keynote speech at the launch event, to be held at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts on Piccadilly in London.
The two-day conference includes a range of speakers from the digital media space who will be speaking on the theme ‘how to generate an income’.
D-Media Network is a global member’s network of digital media companies actively trying to stimulate international economic growth, as well as facilitating access to innovation and new research opportunities – and assisting with access to investment finance from around the world.
Speakers include producers such as, Matthew Bird (award winning TV drama producer; ‘Bedlam’, ‘Worried About a Boy’), Anne Brogan (Kindle Entertainment, working with BBC on ‘Some Dogs Bite’), Dominic Minns, (BAFTA winning project ZingZillas) Pouline Middleton, (famous blogger, ‘One Woman, Three Men’) and Pippa Cross (BAFTA winning film producer), plus other industry heavyweights from distribution and development, and experts in finding funding.
On Day 2, Vaizey and other government spokespeople will be discussing funding and working with development organisations overseas.
The conference also includes an exhibition demonstrating the latest in digital media, development technology and platforms. The winners of the five shortlisted individuals for the D-Media Chrysalis 2011 awards ‘Demonstrating emerging talent in digital media’ will also be announced at the Awards Dinner, being held on the evening of 29th March.
D-Media is a commercial business set up by former names who ran the South East Media Network, which was a state-funded agency set up by the South East of England Development Agency.
SEMN was founded in 2005, and although it has worked with members based primarily in the South East – digital technology companies, the games developer community, internet design and e learning companies and Pinewood Studios – many of the projects have global reach. D-Media Network has been established to continue this important work on an international basis.
Colin Brown, British Film Commissioner, UK Film Council said ‘SEMN and SEEDA have supported Screen South and the Screen South Film Commission in delivering over £100 million of film production spend in the region helping us to support many jobs and key skills. This work really makes a difference to maintaining the UK’s position as a global centre of excellence for film and TV production.’
Gina Fegan, CEO of D-Media-Network added: “D-Media Network has been set up to continue the invaluable service provided by SEMN. We have established a successful media network not only for creatives and technologists, but also an association with industry agencies and trade organisations.”
The conference is being hosted in association with Onedigital, the UK digital media network including Bristol Media, Manchester Digital and Wired Sussex; TIGA, (trade association representing the UK games industry http://www.tiga.org); Intellect, representing the UK technology industry (www.intellectuk.com; the IC Tomorrow Platform (www.innovateuk.org); UK Trade and Invest (www.ukti.gov.uk) and SEEDA.
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