The Brave New World of Media – November 17

Digital media, the Internet, games and mobile applications have opened up new channels of distribution for film and television and offer tremendous opportunities for enterprising companies. The traditional model of media production is rapidly changing and it’s more important than ever to develop plans to fully leverage film, video and interactive  projects to reach audiences around the country and around the world.

Buy tickets online starting on Mon., Oct. 18th at Brown Paper Tickets.

Date: Wed., November 17th, 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd.

OMPA Members, AEPDX Member, and Students can get discounted tickets

A Conversation with Jeff Geoffray

Vince Porter, Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Film and Television, and Producer Jeff Geoffray, a gap and bridge loan financing expert at Blue Rider Pictures, will look at the brave new world of meta-media production and share his insights for businesses to evolve and grow in the fast-changing media environment.

Panel Discussion: “Six on Media”

Join a panel of experts from feature films and television to advertising and gaming as they explore the secrets of their success and share their insights on the future of media production.

Presented by Oregon Film, WebVisions and Oregon Creative Industries

Speaker Bios:

Jeff Geoffray is a founding partner at Blue Rider Pictures, one of the most prolific and successful independent production and financing companies in the entertainment business. Blue Rider has more than 100 movies and TV projects to its credit since it was formed in 1991.

Beth Harrington is an independent producer, director and writer, born in Boston and transplanted to the Pacific Northwest. Her films often explore American history, music and culture. Harrington’s independent production Welcome to the Club – The Women of Rockabilly, a music documentary about the pioneering women of rock and roll, was honored with a 2003 Grammy nomination and reflects her long-standing love of music. She is currently in production on The Winding Stream – The Carters, the Cashes and the Course of Country Music which features her interview with music legend Johnny Cash.

Nando Costa founded the animation company, where he built a small team to concept, design and produce animation projects for various advertising agencies and independent brands. experimented with different animation techniques and the company merged with Bent Image Lab to create richer visual experiences, which included projects such as “Whale Song”, a music video for Modest Mouse. Nando is now the Creative Director at Superfad.

Bruce Wyman is the Director of Creative Development at Second Story and provides strategy, vision, and leadership for the studio’s creative output. He establishes new initiatives and creative directions, along with providing leadership to oversee the efficient, collaborative execution of the interaction design process. Formerly, Bruce was Director of Technology at the Denver Art Museum, overseeing all the technology of the museum, including new media experiences, infrastructure, and business systems. He has spent much of the last two decades doing exhibit design, exhibit content development, and user experience design.

Dan White is one of the co-founders of Pipeworks Software, a 65 person game studio in Eugene. Dan his been in the games industry for 15 years and has worked on everything from punching-kick-fighting games to party games for pre-teen girls.

Dean McBeth works at Weiden + Kennedy focusing on Social Media.  Dean’s work on the Old Spice YouTube campaign has been covered nationally as a big success.

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