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Power to the Pixel announces 2014 Pixel Lab projects


- 32 cross-media professionals will take part in Power to the Pixel’s annual Pixel Lab event taking place in Baden-Württemberg in July

Power to the Pixel announces 2014 Pixel Lab projects

Now in its fifth year, The Pixel Lab is Power to the Pixel’s unique cross-media workshop. The only event of its kind in Europe, the 32 selected participants experience an intensive residential project-focused training week, to develop skills and exchange ideas, to create, produce and finance cross-media properties to maximise audience engagement and to monetise effectively.

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Sixteen pioneering European producers will develop projects that incorporate film, interactive, live event, mobile, gaming, TV, publishing or online, partnered with 16 talented cross-media professionals who include producers, screenwriters, commissioning editors, financiers, story architects, cross-media, games and interactive developers.

The Pixel Lab 2014 will run from 6-12 July at Traube Tonbach, in the Black Forest, Germany. The residential week in July is the beginning of a three-month process. Producers attending with a project will attend a second workshop run in London in tandem with Power to the Pixel: The Cross-Media Forum, from 7-10 October, held in association with the BFI London Film Festival.

The following producer participants are bringing projects to The Pixel Lab 2014:

HOPE DICKSON LEACH, Producer, Magnified Pictures, OVEREXPOSED (UK)
ANNE DREES, Cross-media Producer, INDI FILM GmbH, Among Friends (DE)
IGOR FÜRNBERG, Producer & Head of New Media, MotionWorks, The Adventures of the Young Marco Polo (DE)
TINA GHARAVI, Creative Director, Bridge + Tunnel Productions, From the Plantation to the Penitentiary: Maintaining The Slave Trade in Obama’s America (FTPTTP) (UK)
RICHARD GLYNN, CEO & Producer, Studio POWWOW, ShipAntics (IE)
SUSANNE HOFER, Co-Director & Creative Director, Filmmern, Intopolitiks (SW)
VESELA KAZAKOVA, Producer, Activitist38, River Tales (BU)
LILY LAMBERT, Digital Producer, Cinétéve, Avides (FR)
VICTORIA MAPPLEBECK, Director & Producer, Text Me (UK)
FLAVIA OERTWIG, Producer, Tama Filmproduktion, The Truth About Simon Nino (DE / IT)
MATHIEU PRADAT, Author & Co-Producer, La Prairie Productions, MYSTERY¿PLACE (FR)
GÉRALDINE ROD, Filmmaker, CAB Productions, Life on Venus? (SW)
MÁRK SZILÁGYI, Producer, Redland2089, Redland (HU)
TIM TRAVERS HAWKINS, Producer & Director, Faction Films, Invisible Picture Show (UK)
EGBERT VAN WYNGAARDEN, Producer & Author, Transmedia Desk, The Florence Foster Jenkins Experience (DE)

These are the participants without projects present in the lab:

FEE KRÄMER, Head of Development, LudInc GmbH (DE)
STEPHANIE LANG, Department Manager, Digital Content Funding, Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg mbH (DE)
TINA LEEB, Producer, Alte Celluloid Fabrik GbR, Filmproduktion (DE)
JESSICA LEVICK, Producer, Magnified Pictures (UK)
MAXIM LICHTENWALD, Content Developer & Designer, XTVLAB (DE)
ERINMA OCHU, Transmedia Storyteller (UK)
JANINA PIGAHT, Documentary Filmmaker (DE)
ERIC PRUNIER, Producer, Imagine Productions (FR)
DANI PURER, Producer, Gebhardt Productions GmbH (AT)
IAN ROBERT-JONES, Founder & Producer, Infinite Jest (UK)
SOPHIE SAMPSON, Producer, Bigstrong Press (UK)
SEBASTIAN SCHLENDER, Games Developer, DREFA MediaService GmbH (DE)
SILVIA STEFANESCU, Creative Producer, Adenium Film (RO)
PETER URPETH, Director, Writer & Musician, Emergents Creatives CIC Ltd. (UK)
MAURICE VAN BRAST, Content Developer & Designer, XTVLAB (DE)

Once again, it will receive generous backing from European funders who share these aims. For the fifth year running, the MEDIA Programme of the European Union and Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund are supporting The Pixel Lab. The Pixel Lab’s new partners this year are Medien und Film Gesellschaft (MFG), and The German Federal Film Board, FFA. Find more information here.

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