Future Proof

  • 26 Apr 2010
  • 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
  • The Young Vic Theatre: Clare Studio, The Cut, SE1
  • 34


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Future Proof:  Brace your career for fast-changing times

We’re very excited to announce two esteemed additions to Monday’s line-up.  Joining panelists from Coney, nDreams, London Film School and Jamie Hendry Productions, we have Wysiwyg Films, who run an innovative digital distribution network, and Keith Mottram, 3D and digital workflow pioneer.
We’ll now be able to talk about what’s going on behind the (3D) scenes, digital tools in the creation of content, and the myriad new platforms we’re going to be distributing films on in the future.

All this alongside a fascinating insight into the revolution in the theatre industry that’s partly being enabled by digital media.  Take Talawa streaming a play online; Coney using digital media to bring audiences into adventures; and the Digital Theatre initiative, which takes the live theatrical experience online.

But there’s much that is arguably over-hyped.  When it comes to our careers, what paths should we not be following blindly?

This discussion and Q&A is your chance to reflect on the challenges and explore the opportunities affecting your industry.

Afterwards there will be an opportunity to have smaller group sessions with the panelists. Post-event the Cut Bar at the Young Vic will be open for networking.

The Panel

Ben Gibson: Director, London Film School. Until 2001 Ben worked as a producer and as Head of Production at the British Film Institute.   Previously co-director of The Other Cinema and Metro Pictures, he has been a theatre director, a repertory film programmer, founder of the London International Festival of Theatre.

Annette Mees: Theatre director. Annette has created work for the Globe Theatre, BAC, Soho Theatre, ICA, LIFT and the NT Studio She is part of Coney, (agency for adventure and play); director of The Performance Lab and was an artist to watch in Courvoisier's Future 500 2009.  See her profiled by the Observer here

David Varela: Writer/producer.  David's work encompasses a huge range of media. Starting as an award-winning filmmaker and playwright, he moved into radio drama and led a team in developing and producing the world's first console-based Alternate Reality Game.

Keith Mottram: A film editor and digital workflow specialist, Keith has pioneered high end all digital 'shoot to post' solutions, onset workflows and digital online dailies.  He is currently working on the UK's first 3D music television show.  He has worked with and tested products for Arri Media, Apple and Aja.  See him profiled by Apple here

Jamie Hendry: Jamie Hendry Productions Limited are West End and regional theatre producers. Recent productions: Legally Blonde the Musical, Spring Awakenings and La Cage Aux Folles.  

Tom Swanston: Founder and CEO of Wysiwyg Films.  Having launched a specialist digital distribution arm of Wysiwyg to release quality independent films and other video content, Wysiwyg releases content online across the world through a wide variety of digital services such as CinemaNow, Lovefilm and Babelgum.

Supported by:
Young Vic Theatre
UK Film Council
DV Talent
Stellar Network UK All Rights Reserved
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