Have you ever been a pajama panellist?

I have. I made my Hollywood ‘debut‘ in my pajamas! At 4am this morning I was ‘Skyped’ in as a panellist at Digital LA’s Storytelling: Social Media & Transmedia panel at the WGA and it was fabulous.  Of course, being a ‘talking head’ on a laptop felt a little strange, as ‘I’ had to be turned to face the audience and then the panellists but the conversation was so good that I soon forgot that:-

a) it was 4am, Read more »

Send out your dinghies & test the unchartered waters

There is a tradition and legacy that has upheld publishing houses for years - the ‘it’s worked great so far’ structure, architecture and acumen that comes with years of experience.  Publishers could be seen as huge motherships, or even self-contained, branded cruiseliners, sailing through the familiar waters of acquiring content, filtering, shaping, branding and then navigating the route to distribution.   Read more »

Transmedia Storytelling – What’s it all about?

Transmedia. It started as an academic term, coined by Henry Jenkins in his book Convergence Culture who said, “transmedia represents the integration of entertainment experiences across a range of different media platforms,” Jenkins defines transmedia as storytelling that “immerses an audience in a story’s universe through a number of dispersed entry points, providing a comprehensive and coordinated experience of a complex story.” Read more »

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