How do doc filmmakers extend their ideas into the digital and interactive realm? At what point should doc producers incorporate cross-platform ideas into their project pitch? What are some of the available funding options for such ventures and where should doc producers be looking for new media production partners? How do you monetize content you give away for free on the internet? And how do you even make POV filmmaking interactive in the first place? This panel will explore these questions by talking to interactive media specialists and experts in cross-platform and new media production.
Sylvie Peltier – President, Red Letter Films
Sylvie Peltier is a writer, producer, director and the president of Red Letter Films, a company located in White Rock, British-Columbia producing documentaries. Her success includes the award for Best Experimental at the Yorkton Film Festival (LouLou: Prisonni’re de ses Passions), a nomination for Best Arts and Culture documentary at Yorkton (Bali by Heart) and multiple international awards (Children of Armageddon, In the Company of Trees). A graduate of the Alliance-Atlantis Banff Executive Program, she is currently producing the fourth season of the crime docu-drama Dark waters of crime for Canal D. She has been exploring cross-platform opportunites for her work, starting with a digital readiness plan for her company in 2008, the puppet web saga Leonard & Nancy in 2009 and her first documentary interactive web component with SRC this winter – Ouestquonparlefrancais.ca – also selected for the Web-Tl festival in La Rochelle, France. She is the president of the Alliance des Producteurs Francophones du Canada (APFC). She has been calling British-Columbia home since 1987.
Robert Wong – Vice President, BC Film
After working for five years for a chartered accounting firm in Vancouver, Robert joined British Columbia Film where he is currently the Vice President of Tax Credits and Development. Robert joined the staff just prior to the launch of the film and television tax credit program in 1998, and has since played an integral role in the evolution of British Columbia’s film and television tax policy, including the recent enhancements to the tax credit program. He is responsible for all administrative aspects of Film Incentive BC and the Production Services Tax Credit program, including maintaining the integrity of the legislation and regulations.
Christine Larsen – Business Analyst, BC Film
Christine Larsen processes and coordinates applications to British Columbia Film’s direct funding programs and to the Tax Credit Program. Christine has worked in the film industry since 1999 in a variety of positions including accounting, production coordinating and locations. In 2006, Christine worked at the Greater Victoria Film Commission and was responsible for marketing, development and adminstration. Prior to working in film, Christine managed a branch office of a US investment firm. She studied at UVIC from 1990-1994 and completed a certificate in Entertainment Administration at UBC in 2007.
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