Key Speakers at Upcoming Transmedia Conference - 30 and 31 July

Posted Tuesday 09 Jul 2013

Tickets are selling fast so secure yours to Transmedia Storytelling

At Unitec's Te Noho Kotahitanga marae

9.00am - 5.30pm, 30 and 31 July 2013


Here are some of the key speakers you'll get to hear.... full details and ticket sales see

Alex Alexander is Connected Entertainment Officer (CEO) and Founder of FourTwelve (412).  412 is a transmedia production firm operating at the intersection of entertainment, content, and marketing: Creating original content and content strategy for brands, agencies and production companies.  In April, Alex was the winner of the prestigious Content 360 Award for excellence in transmedia storytelling at MIPTV in Cannes. 412 is now working with leading Russian network CTC Media and Telco MTS to roll this groundbreaking project out to an unprecedented audience of over 150 million.

Virginia Gow is passionate about old stuff and new media.  She has worked in award-winning digital teams in several of New Zealand's cultural institutions, and currently manages the online strategy for WW100 - New Zealand's First World War Centenary programme, led by the Ministry for Culture & Heritage in Wellington.

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Anna Jackson is the co-director of Transmedia NZ, an organisation that seeks to promote the development of transmedia production in New Zealand.  She has a particular interest in new forms of documentary and is currently undertaking a joint PhD at the University of Auckland and The University of Melbourne, researching innovation and change in New Zealand's documentary production ecology.

Stephen Knightly is chairperson of the New Zealand Game Developers Association, and Director of video games consultancy InGame.  He is a board member of Creative Digital Content Auckland, and runs the monthly Auckland Game Developers Meetup.   He has collaborated with several film & television production companies and authors on how to extend their storyworlds with interactivity.

Brenda Leeuwenberg is the Digital Advisor for NZ On Air where she looks after the Digital Media Fund.  Prior to this she was the Project Director for the award-winning website NZ On Screen.  Brenda has been on the internet scene for many years, but NZ On Air is her first foray into being in a Government agency.

David McLaughlin is the Principal of McLaughlin Law and represents a wide range of clients from all areas of the entertainment and creative industries.  He often advises in respect of the legal issues frequently encountered in Transmedia projects.

Fiona Milburn (MC) is a partner in WireFrame Ltd which specializes in visual effects, transmedia, and technology enabled content for traditional and emerging platforms.  She is also co-director of Transmedia NZ; curator of Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age; an AUT CoLab Advisory Board member; and Life Member of Women in Film & Television.