Magazine article Screen International

Storytek Development Forum Launches at Tallinn Black Nights

Magazine article Screen International

Storytek Development Forum Launches at Tallinn Black Nights

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Co-hosted by Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event, the all-day event takes place on Saturday November 19 and will host panels on topics ranging from intellectual property (IP) and product development to crowdfunding and marketing and distribution for new multi-platform businesses.

Informal brainstorming discussions will also be on the agenda, with international film and technology experts revealing their trade tips across the gaming, merchandising, mobile content, publishing and VR and AR industries

A raftof film and technology speakers will be in attendance, including: Pam Rodi, PR & Marketing executive of Sony Pictures Entertainment; Keith Arem, Call of Duty talent director & VR visionary; Tero Kaukomaa, crowdfunding pioneer of the Iron Sky franchise; Laura-Anne Edwards, digital brand & startup strategist, TED resident and open data expert; Mitch Mallon, digital content integrator of iTunes and Google Play, and Co-Chair of America's Electronic Merchants Association; Colin Brown, editorial director of online independent film company Slated; and Jennifer Jao, partner of Singapore's global media fund Gin Kai Chan and the director of Taipei Film Commission.

The forum also acts as the launchpad for Storytek IP & startups accelerator, a programme that supports the emergence of innovative storytelling and producing. The scheme will feature three sets of projects, each with 20 selected global participants who will engage in a three-week programme due to start in early 2017. …

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