XpoNorth Goes West - 19th February 2015

XpoNorth Goes West - 19th February 2015

Fri 30 Jan 2015 / Opportunities


19th February, Ironworks Room 2, Inverness

This one-day mini conference is coming to Inverness and will leave you armed with information and infused with inspiration. We have a fantastic line up of industry insiders and professionals at the top of their game.  Register now to attend this FREE event – please provide your full name, company, job title, location.

1.30pm - Registration
2pm - The Pixel Lab
3.35pm - One to Ones
7pm - Talent Iniatives, Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival
7.45pm - Music panel
8.15pm - Creative MIX introduction

If you are interested in a one to one, which will take place between 3.35pm and 7pm please email Jenny Welch stating who you would like to connect with, your phone number, business name and role.

The Pixel Lab 2015
Telling the story in the 21st Century – this session focusses on new partnerships, new ways of working, new products and most importantly new revenue streams.  Looking at opportunities in transmedia working, this session is aimed at anyone working in creative industries, particularly TV production, writing, app development/games.   It will feature the hugely successful Netwars project as an example of just what is possible. It will also announce the forthcoming international training event, The Pixel Lab, in Inverness in June 2015.

One to Ones Available with the following people:               
Liz Rosenthal is CEO of  Pixel Lab. Programme director for Digimart’’s Global Digital Distribution Summit in Montreal. She set up the UK office for Next Wave Films and is a consultant on cross media.

Sean Coleman is a scriptwriter, novelist and producer. He has created a number of successful cross platform projects for Living TV, Trouble, O2, Sony Pictures, Fox International Channel 4 and BBC. He was lead writer for Milli – a series of picture books, interactive story books for tablets and animated television shows for pre-school children. He wrote a three part graphic novel series for cross platform Netwars: Out of CTRL. He has now added first novel in the series with two more commissioned, has film commissioned, a game in development and an app being released shortly.  

Campbell Glennie is the Director of Talent Schemes at the Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival, with responsibility for The Network and Ones to Watch. He also serves on the board of Four Corners, East London’s film and photography centre. Previous to that he was Marketing & Business Director for Sheffield Doc/Fest, one of the world’s biggest documentary festivals. Campbell was also Director of Exhibition at Future Shorts/Secret Cinema, a senior content producer for Screen International and Broadcast, and owned and edited Fest, voted the definitive independent Edinburgh Festival resource by The Times - as well as producing projects for BBC Worldwide and Radio 4.

Talent Initatives, Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival
Campbell Glennie from the Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival will open up the work of their talent initiatives and how you can apply to take part. With a wealth of experience in content production, management and showcasing, Campbell Glennie will provide a wealth of information for anyone interested and involved in filmmaking, particularly in finding out more about the opportunities available at the Guardian Edinburgh International Film and Television Festival. 

Music panel
XpoNorth Music will present an informal networking session highlighting the support available to music businesses based in the Highlands and Islands.There will also be a focus on showcasing at XpoNorth, as well as a look at some of the key themes the music element of the conference will cover in 2015.

Creative MIX introduction
Liz Rosenthal and Sean Coleman will introduce Creative Mix, a new programme of workshops and speakers aimed at helping young creative people find new ways of working, new partners and new ways to make money through multi-platform online projects.  This first session will look at opportunities coming up and talk to the creator of the hugely successful Netwars series, with its mix of book, games, graphic novel, and screen