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Northern Media Summit 2018 – Speakers Announced

Speakers Announced for Northern Media Summit

Barclays Bank, NorthInvest and Isle of Media have come together to hold two events to showcase the creativity, innovation and sheer brilliance of the Digital Media sector in the North. As highlighted in Nesta’s Creative Nation, creative capitals should work together to grow their creative industries.Updated Speakers -Isle of Media - Media Summit 2018

With debate around the move of Channel 4 out of London, and the success of Salford as a media hub, media, digital innovation and content creation are all areas where we as a region and its entrepreneurs excel.

We aim to make more noise, and petition for Digital Media to be a core stream for the Northern Powerhouse, to bring increased investment, jobs and skills to the North, by hosting key speakers and exhibitors to share their latest exciting media projects.

Please join us for this curation of all things Digital Media, celebrating the combined growth together as creative neighbours within Northern landscape.

The speakers are from the following companies located across the Northern Powerhouse, and we couldn’t me more excited to hear them speak!

 

The City Talking

Lee Hicken 
CEO
Lee is driven with a mission ‘to offer a deeper understanding of cities and city life’. The City Talking is a media brand. Driven by a talented and creative team who make films, newspapers and digital content, its presence has spread from Leeds to Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield, York, London and Taipei. Latest projects include partnerships with BBC, Sky, First Direct and Tech North.

Elmwood

Sarah Dear
Managing Partner

Sarah has over 20 years’ experience in creating effective brands for Retailers and FMCG owners around the world. She helps run Elmwood the world’s most effective brand design and brand experience consultancy. Working with ambitious brands that want to outrun the pace of change propelled through the power of design.

Kinicho

Garry Haywood
CEO 

Gary Haywood has supreme knowledge about immersive tech and VR. He is CEO of Liverpool-based 3D audio company Kinicho, which is developing a new approach to delivering 3D audio for use in VR and other immersive applications and is an ‘Innovation 2016 Showcase Business’.

Production Park

Shannon Harvey
Director of Technology

Shannon Harvey has a decade of experience in developing products and projects for entertainment, installation and architectural visual experiences. Production Park is a community of studios, businesses and educational facilities. Working together to create live events technology, produce live experiences and share live industry best practice.

Apadmi

Marcus Hadfield
Chief Strategy Officer

With over twenty years experience in digital and brand marketing, he’s delivered award-winning campaigns across every discipline and most sectors. Most of his career has been spent in advertising agencies, most recently as a Managing Partner at McCann Manchester. In 2017, he jumped into the tech world to help businesses get more out the increasingly close relationships people have with their devices. His question stays the same – why will customers care?

As well as working with clients such as Argos, BBC, United Utilities, Which? and Co-op, Marcus is part of the leadership team of Apadmi Ventures – the investment side of the business that works with highly scalable tech start-ups and their investors.

Superla.tv

Rosie Summers
Freelance VR Developer

Rosie is an artist and animator embracing immersive mediums to explore and tell stories in a completely new form. She has a wealth of experience with VR, producing multiple experiences for the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Google Cardboard, and as a VR artist, quickly creating powerful 3D immersive worlds. She has worked with multiple studios around the Leeds area and recently curated the VR zone at Leeds Young Film Festival.

Immersive Storylab

Pete Woodbridge
Director
Peter Woodbridge is a creative producer, technologist and academic currently working on projects in augmented reality and mixed reality. He is a director at the Immersive Storylab, a start-up exploring new forms of storytelling and UX design within spatial computing and digital placemaking projects. He also co-runs Immersive Liverpool and lectures at Manchester School of Art and Liverpool Screen School.

 

Northern Media Summit 2018 - Isle of MediaIf you would like to attend the Leeds event on the 1st May, please register here.

If you would like to attend the Manchester event on the 2nd May, please register here.

If you have any questions for us, please do feel free to get in touch via any of our social media channels. Alternatively, we’d be happy to hear from you on info@18.130.28.237 or info@northinvest.co.uk. Whatever your query, we’d love to help you out.

 

Isle of Media Sponsors Celtic Media Festival 2018

Isle of Media sponsors Celtic Media Festival 2018

Isle of Media is delighted to have signed to be an event sponsor of the Celtic Media Festival 2018 to be held in Wales next month.

The Celtic Media Festival 2017 drew 650 media industry professionals from all around the Celtic nations to the Villa Marina. Last year saw Douglas, Isle of Man, become host city for the first time in the Celtic Media Festival’s 39 year history,  following on in 2018 the Isle of Man, via Isle of Media, indents to make a long-term commitment to the celebration of all things creative in the broadcast sector in the Celtic nations.

Catriona Logan, Festival Director, said:

“ After the success of Celtic Media Festival in Douglas in 2017, and the fantastic work that Isle of Media is doing on the Isle of Man, the continued partnership between Celtic Media Festival and Isle of Media feels like a natural fit. We’re delighted to welcome the Isle of Media as one of our sponsors and look forward to working closely with them, and the creative sector on the Island.”

Michael Wilson, CEO of Isle of Media, said:

“We are delighted to partner with the Celtic Media Festival. A perfect platform to showcase the sector as we grow the creative and broadcast industries on the Isle of Man.”

The Celtic Media Festival is an annual 3 day event that promotes the languages and cultures of the Celtic Nations and Regions in media. It combines a major conference of seminars and master classes with presentation of coveted prizes in an international competition across all the main content genres in TV, radio, film and digital media.

If you would like to sign up as a delegate for this year’s festival, you can do so here: http://www.celticmediafestival.co.uk/delegate-registration

Below Catriona Logan speaks to Paul Mouton, from MTTV, at the Celtic Media Festival 2017:

 

Northern Media Summit – Leeds and Manchester 2018

Breaking New Ground – How is the North, including the Isle of Man, defining the future of Digital Media?

Barclays Bank, NorthInvest and Isle of Media have come together to hold two events to showcase the creativity, innovation and sheer brilliance of the Digital Media sector in the North. As highlighted in Nesta’s Creative Nation, creative capitals should work together to grow their creative industries.

With debate around the move of Channel 4 out of London, and the success of Salford as a media hub, media, digital innovation and content creation are all areas where we as a region and its entrepreneurs excel.

We aim to make more noise, and petition for Digital Media to be a core stream for the Northern Powerhouse, to bring increased investment, jobs and skills to the North, by hosting key speakers and exhibitors to share their latest exciting media projects.

Please join us for this curation of all things Digital Media, celebrating the combined growth together as creative neighbours within Northern landscape.

Northern Media Summit 2018 - Isle of MediaIf you would like to attend the Leeds event on the 1st May, please register here.

If you would like to attend the Manchester event on the 2nd May, please register here.

If you have any questions for us, please do feel free to get in touch via any of our social media channels. Alternatively, we’d be happy to hear from you on info@18.130.28.237 or info@northinvest.co.uk. Whatever your query, we’d love to help you out.

 

From Mann to Cannes: MIPTV 2018

Another lovely evening spent in Cannes for our MIPTV 2018 party this year.  After a successful duo of MIP events in 2017, we were really looking forward to hosting our third MIP private evening reception on for the digital and creative media MIPTV attendees.

For some it was a chance to speak to Isle of Man Government representatives and the team at Isle of Media for the first time, and for others it was an opportunity to continue ongoing conversations. We had long standing Isle of Man based businesses Duke Video and Greenlight Television in attendance, along with newer Isle of Man company Formatzone Isle of Man. It was fantastic to see the Isle of Man so well represented at MIPTV yet again, in fact Jon Quayle, from Greenlight International, celebrated his 30th year at MIP.

Despite the fact there were a few showers throughout the day in Cannes, we managed to order in the sunshine for our guests on arrival and had canapes on the terrace next to the pool, with some heading indoors when the showers made a brief return. We were lucky to be able to host indoors or outdoors, depending on the weather, with canapes, BBQ food and refreshments in beautiful surroundings at the villa, Les Roses Blanches.

Isle of Media Event at MIPTV2018

This event was of particular interest to companies looking to set up a brand new digital media venture, or locate a new part of an existing business due to expansion in to new territories. If you were not available to attend the reception, or would like to discuss opportunities offered by the Isle of Man please feel free to get in touch.

Isle of Media and Manninvest Sign Cooperation Agreement

Isle of Media and Manninvest Cooperation

Isle of Media and Manninvest have signed a cooperation agreement bringing funders and start-up media ventures locating on the Isle of Man together.

David Butterworth, co-founder of Manninvest said: “We have an experienced team of advisers who broker beneficial relationships between investors and entrepreneurs looking to grow their business. Through our international contacts we have built up a diverse portfolio of opportunities to cater to all investor appetites.”

Dr Richard Arning, Chairman of Isle of Media, said: “This is an exciting new partnership as we are widening our portfolio of financing options to boost jobs and investment in the Isle of Man digital and creative sector.

“Manninvest brings in a complementary type of equity from Tier 1 Entrepreneur or Investor Visa compared to our existing partners offering angel investments and venture capital.  This new agreement will help us introduce the best media entrepreneurs to funders from across the world.”

Manninvest has an experienced team of advisers who broker beneficial relationships between investors and entrepreneurs. Through their extensive international contacts they have built up a diverse portfolio of opportunities to cater to all appetites. Their goal is to help all parties make a rewarding and profitable investment.

Isle of Media is the national development agency for the thriving Isle of Man video, television and film sector. Set up as a not-for-profit Public Private Partnership with the Isle of Man Government to drive inward investment in Digital Media and foster the indigenous industry and talent, they provide pro-bono advice to develop media projects on the Isle of Man.

Find out more about Manninvest: https://www.manninvest.com/faqs/

Find out more about Isle of Media: http://34.77.144.24/about/

 

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