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TRANSMEDIA SF ANNOUNCES NEW EVENT – “MEET THE MAKERS”
Hope Hutman, founder of the Telefon Projekt and Justin Oliphant of Zoetic Labs to discuss transmedia and present their projects
San Francisco, CA — January 5, 2012 — Transmedia SF, a new community group dedicated to promoting transmedia creatives and tech producers, announced today that it will begin hosting a series of events for the burgeoning transmedia communities in the SF Bay Area. The first Transmedia SF event will showcase the work of an independent producer, Justin Oliphant and a transmedia technology company founder, Hope Hutman. The event will be held on January 30 from 6:30-9:30pm in San Francisco at RocketSpace on 181 Freemont Street.
“The promise of transmedia is that we utilize all of the technologies at our disposal to create and tell stories that engage and entertain audiences in new and personal ways,“ said Beth Rogozinski, CEO of D2S Games and a co-founder of the Transmedia SF group. “With our first event, we will begin by defining transmedia, the mission of our group and presenting media producers who are out there in the real world creating and distributing innovative media projects.”
The evening’s presenters will include Maya Zuckerman, a transmedia producer, consultant and co-founder of Transmedia SF, who will present definitions of transmedia and an overview of the new community group. Justin Oliphant, a creative director at Reverie Digital, VFX Editor at Atomic Fiction and independent producer, will discuss his vision of transmedia and his recently launched Zoetic Labs project. Hope Hutman, a television and media producer and founder of the Telefon Projekt, will present her work with Hollywood studios, brands and agencies and her perspectives on how transmedia is evolving.
“With these events, we want to celebrate and build this community and provide them access to information, education, networking and eventually even funding,” said Andre Champagne, film and video producer and co-founder of Transmedia SF. “Our intention is to provide an environment where media and content experts, agencies and brand managers, and technologists and funders can come together to push the boundaries of this new method of story telling and create innovative tools and interactive narratives.”
In addition to the educational aspects of the evening, the Transmedia SF event is being sponsored by NOS Energy Drink, RocketSpace, D2S Games and Transmedia Capital. Transmedia SF and participating sponsors will provide drinks and food for all attendees during the networking portion of the event. Additionally, after formal panel, all attendees will have an opportunity to announce their projects, needs or desires to the community during our “60 Second SoapBox” presentations.
To attend the event, simply register at: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1457378057