From our work with W+K to devise and produce the Nokia Pitch ‘n’ Win competition and event in Birmingham to being invited to talk at the Cross Video Days conference at the Stade De France, Paris, we’ve been highly mobile in more ways than one.
The Paris event was an interesting one. If anyone has a spare hour or so to kill, then feel free to check out the video of the Public Policies for Digital Production Funding panel, (Yeah …I know. Don’t think the server is in too much danger of crashing from an ensuing mad rush to view).
Following the panel talk, I was asked by the organisers to offer one-to-one mentoring advice for businesses from across Europe pitching transmedia projects at the event. Although I still squirm a little at that ‘transmedia’ word – purely because, like ‘gameification’, it is so overused these days – there were some great projects discussed here… and some that Teebster will be looking to help launch in the UK, (watch this space on that one). Some really terrific international documentary projects with a strong cross-platform element that are right up our street.
Likewise, the Nokia pitching event was a resounding success. We’ve been involved in running a hell of a lot of panels and pitches and competitive funding bids over the years and it’s often the case that you end up congratulating the runners-up for strong entries but you know, in your heart of hearts, that there was only ever one clear winner. But in this case there was a genuinely impressive field of entries and the panel had a tough choice picking just one winner … so much so that they actually picked two on the day. As for the other entrants and the overall project, I’m delighted to say that W+K have maintained our services to continue working on the Nokia Developer Engagement programme nationally, part of which will involve continuing to build on the relationships with all who pitched at the Birmingham event.
So the month ahead looks like another busy one for me personally and for Teebster. Lots more work to do with Nokia, planning for a major relaunch of Game Central and also an exciting new project of our own. Broadly speaking, it’s all about what we call ‘Social Cinema’ and the project is called FlixFixer. But more on that next month 😉