Storytelling in the Internet Age

An evening of inspiring discussions from broadcasting, games and technology leaders on the creative revolution in storytelling. Plus your chance to meet commissioners from the BBC and Channel 4.

Storytelling in the internet age

Thursday

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manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, The Shed, Chester Street, M1 5GD

Description

Join us for an evening of inspiring discussions from leaders within the fields of broadcasting, games and technology, to explore how convergence across the different sectors, is driving a Creative Revolution and shaping our future. 

Penny Macbeth, head of SODA School of Digital Arts, will be talking about SODA and how they are preparing to educate the next generation of digital storytellers. 

Will Saunders will be talking about his work at Storyfutures and how they aim to marry new story experiences with ground-breaking audience engagement research, fusing psychology, neuroscience and ethnography to understand tomorrow’s audiences.

Ian Forrester from BBC Research & Development will present some of the best examples from the week's object-based media hack.

Panel discussions will include:

The Future of Storytelling, hosted by Creative England. Chaired by Alison Norrington, CEO of Storycentral.

If you’re a sole trader / SME in the screen industry with an interest in moving image for storytelling, then this panel of creative experts can offer a valuable insight. 

Panellists include: Dan Tucker, executive producer at Sheffield Documentary Festival, Paul Bason, director of digital innovation at Manchester Metropolitan University, Sally Bowman, senior BBC news editor, and Rick Murray, managing director at Workerbee.

Meet the Digital Commissioners: Chaired by Rick Murray, Managing director at Workerbee.

Come and find out what commissioners from BBC Digital / BBC Ideas and Channel 4 are looking for and the opportunities open to the UK indie sector.

Cordelia Hebblethwaite from BBC Ideas, Daisy Griffith from BBC Digital and Laura Marks from Channel 4 will be joining to discuss what works and how to get your ideas commissioned.

Followed by networking drinks.

Speakers

Storytelling in the internet age
Penny Macbeth Head of SODA
Storytelling in the internet age
Will Saunders Consultant and executive producer
Storytelling in the internet age
Ian Forrester Senior BBC R&D firestarter, BBC Research and Development North lab
Storytelling in the internet age
Dan Thomas Creative enterprise programme manager, Creative England
Storytelling in the internet age
Alison Norrington Founder and chief creative director, Storycentral
Storytelling in the internet age
Paul Bason Director of Digital Innovation, Manchester Metropolitan University
Storytelling in the internet age
Sally Bowman Senior news editor, BBC
Storytelling in the internet age
Dan Tucker Executive producer, Sheffield Documentary Festival
Storytelling in the internet age
Rick Murray Managing director and executive producer, Workerbee
Storytelling in the internet age
Cordelia Hebblethwaite Commissioning editor, BBC Ideas
Storytelling in the internet age
Daisy Griffith Digital commissioning editor, BBC
Storytelling in the internet age
Laura Marks Nations and regions executive, Channel 4

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