Tribeca Film Institute at The New School: Transmedia for Social Documentaries
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 7:00 p.m.
What does the word transmedia actually mean? What do documentaries need to be to ensure that they are seen in this complex media world? Documentary filmmakers, funders, and technology experts join in conversation to explore gaming, films for mobile phones, new animation techniques, and storytelling platforms for the iPad and other tablets. This panel is an opportunity to learn about and discuss the future of media-driven communication.
The panel will be moderated by TFI's own Opeyemi Olukemi. The speakers:
Vladan Nikolic is a filmmaker and Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies at The New School. His most recent work includes producing the feature Here and There (winner of the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival Best NY Narrative Award), and writing, directing and producing the feature film Zenith, which is accompanied by an elaborate transmedia campaign.Co-sponsored by the Department of Media Studies and Film.
Caitlin Burns is a transmedia producer with Starlight Runner Entertainment who has worked on a number of blockbusters including Pirates of the Caribbean, Tron Legacy and Avatar, as well Halo for Microsoft and Transformers for Hasbro. In addition she runs Starlight Runner’s Documentary and Social Issue campaigns focusing on using entertainment for social change.
Megan Cunningham is the Founder and CEO of Magnet Media, an award-winning digital production studio and marketing services firm that produces web video and social media campaigns for many of the largest brands in media, entertainment and technology, including Apple, Google, ABC, Showtime, the Associated Press, Dreamworks Animation and more.
Location: Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor
Admission: Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served